The importance of re-evaluating the risk score in heart failure patients: An analysis from the Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Indexes (MECKI) score database

Int J Cardiol

6 Aprile Apr 2023 10 months ago
  • Pezzuto B, Vignati C, Contini M, Alimento M, Apostolo A, Palermo P, Mapelli M, Salvioni E, Campodonico J, Agostoni P.

The role of risk scores in heart failure (HF) management has been highlighted by international guidelines. In contrast with HF, which is intrinsically a dynamic and unstable syndrome, all its prognostic studies have been based on a single evaluation. We investigated whether time-related changes of a well-recognized risk score, the MECKI score, added prognostic value. MECKI score is based on peak VO2, VE/VCO2 slope, Na+, LVEF, MDRD and Hb.

Reference: The importance of re-evaluating the risk score in heart failure patients: An analysis from the Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Indexes (MECKI) score database.
Pezzuto B, Piepoli M, Galotta A, Sciomer S, Zaffalon D, Filomena D, Vignati C, Contini M, Alimento M, Baracchini N, Apostolo A, Palermo P, Mapelli M, Salvioni E, Carriere C, Merlo M, Papa S, Campodonico J, Badagliacca R, Sinagra G, Agostoni P. Int J Cardiol. 2023 Jan 27:S0167-5273(23)00110-9.

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