Risk stratification in heart failure (HF) is crucial for clinical and therapeutic management. A multiparametric approach is the best method to stratify prognosis. In 2012, the Metabolic Exercise test data combined with Cardiac and Kidney Indexes (MECKI) score was proposed to assess the risk of cardiovascular mortality and urgent heart transplantation.
The aim of the present study was to compare the prognostic accuracy of MECKI score to that of HF Survival Score (HFSS) and Seattle HF Model (SHFM) in a large, multicentre cohort of HF patients with reduced ejection fraction.
- Agostoni P, Paolillo S, Mapelli M, Gentile P, Salvioni E, Veglia F, Bonomi A, Corrà U, Lagioia R, Limongelli G, Sinagra G, Cattadori G, Scardovi AB, Metra M, Carubelli V, Scrutinio D, Raimondo R, Emdin M, Piepoli M, Magrì D, Parati G, Caravita S, Re F, Cicoira M, Minà C, Correale M, Frigerio M, Bussotti M, Oliva F, Battaia E, Belardinelli R, Mezzani A, Pastormerlo L, Guazzi M, Badagliacca R, Di Lenarda A, Passino C, Sciomer S, Zambon E, Pacileo G, Ricci R, Apostolo A, Palermo P, Contini M, Clemenza F, Marchese G, Gargiulo P, Binno S, Lombardi C, Passantino A, Filardi PP. Multiparametric prognostic scores in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a long-term comparison. Eur J Heart Fail 2017 Sep 26. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.989. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed