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Olmos et al 1 published a new score (Risk-E score), developed to predict the risk of postoperative mortality in patients with active infective endocarditis (IE). Risk-E is the first IE score that incorporates thrombocytopenia and septic shock as independent preoperative factors of mortality.
The classical risk scores (EuroSCORE I and II, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Score) have a suboptimal predictive capacity,2 therefore we agree about the need of a specific score to predict mortality …
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