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The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE)

Purpose:

To evaluate the risk for a patient having cardiac surgery using the EuroSCORE.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

I97.1

Description:

The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (or EuroSCORE) is based on an extensive database recording the risk for early mortality following cardiac surgery in European hospitals. The score is useful to separate patients into risk groups so that the mortality risk can be estimated and surgical outcomes can be compared.

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