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Score of Kinugasa et al for Predicting the Risk of In-Hospital Mortality for an Elderly Patient with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly adult patient admitted for acute decompensated heart failure using the risk score of Kinugasa et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Kinugasa et al developed a simple risk score for predicting in-hospital mortality for an elderly Japanese patient with acute decompensated heart failure. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Tottori University in Yonago, Japan.

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