Table 1

Calculation of the Risk-Endocarditis (RISK-E) score in a particular patient

Age (years)
Prosthetic endocarditis66
Virulent microorganism*99
Septic shock7
Acute renal insufficiency55
Cardiogenic shock15
Periannular complications‡5
RISK-E score 2929
  • This table illustrates an example of the RISK-E calculation for a 60-year-old man with prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus and acute renal insufficiency. The points of the score present in this case are represented in bold characters. The total RISK-E was 29 points, and the predicted mortality was 39.6%.

  • *Staphylococcus aureus or fungi.

  • †Thrombocytopenia (<150 000 platelet/mm3).

  • ‡Presence of abscess, pseudoaneurysm, fistula or prosthetic dehiscence.