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Prateek K Gupta, Himani Gupta, Abhishek Sundaram, Manu Kaushik, Xiang Fang, Weldon J Miller, Dennis J Esterbrooks, Claire B Hunter, Iraklis I Pipinos, Jason M Johanning, Thomas G Lynch, R Armour Forse, Syed M Mohiuddin, Aryan N Mooss
BACKGROUND: Perioperative myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The Revised Cardiac Risk Index is currently the most commonly used cardiac risk stratification tool; however, it has several limitations, one of which is its relatively low discriminative ability. The objective of the present study was to develop and validate a predictive cardiac risk calculator. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who underwent surgery were identified from the American College of Surgeons' 2007 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, a multicenter (>250 hospitals) prospective database...
July 26, 2011: Circulation
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