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Correspondence
Response: Risk score for cardiac surgery in active left-sided infective endocarditis
  1. Laura Varela Barca,
  2. Jose Lopez Menendez,
  3. Jorge Rodriguez-Roda Stuart
  1. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Laura Varela Barca, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Carretera de colmenar 9,100, Madrid, Spain; lauravarela21089{at}gmail.com

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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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  • Contributors All authors listed have contributed sufficiently to the project to be included as authors.

  • Competing interests None declared

  • Patient consent Yes.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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