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Surgical Procedure Assessment (SPA) Score

Purpose:

To evaluate an adult patient about to undergo cardiac surgery using the Surgical Procedure Assessment (SPA) score of Panzer et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I97.1

Description:

Panzer et al developed the Surgical Procedure Assessment (SPA) score to evaluate adult patients prior to cardiac surgery. This can help predict patients who may have a prolonged course in the intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery. The authors are from Columbia University in New York City.

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