Table 3

Calculation of the RISK-E score in a particular patient 

Score Points
Age (years)
  52-63 9 9
Prosthetic endocarditis 6 6
Virulent microorganism* 9 9
Septic shock7
Acute renal insufficiency 5 5
Cardiogenic shock15
Periannular complications‡5
RISK-E score 29 29
  • 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. †Thrombocytopaenia (<1 50 000 platelets/mm3). ‡Presence of abscess, pseudoaneurysm, fistula or prosthetic dehiscence.

  • RISK-E, Risk-Endocarditis Score.