The European System for Cardiac Operation Risk Evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) is the most common tool used to evaluate the perioperative risk of mortality after cardiac surgery in Europe, and its use is currently recommended by the relevant guidelines. However, recently, its role has been questioned: Several papers have suggested that these algorithms may no longer be adequate for risk prediction due to an overestimation of adult cardiac surgical risk. Our goal was to validate the EuroSCORE II in the prediction of 30-day in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing open cardiac surgery in a high-volume hospital.
Reference: Is EUROScore II still a reliable predictor for cardiac surgery mortality in 2022? A retrospective study study.
Mastroiacovo G, Bonomi A, Ludergnani M, Franchi M, Maragna R, Pirola S, Baggiano A, Caglio A, Pontone G, Polvani G, Merlino L. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2023 Sep 5:ezad294.