Letter by Miceli et al Regarding Article, “Risk of Assessing Mortality Risk in Elective Cardiac Operations: Age, Creatinine, Ejection Fraction, and the Law of Parsimony”
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To the Editor:
We read with interest the article by Ranucci et al that suggests a simple mortality risk score in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery based on age, left ventricular ejection fraction, and serum creatinine.1
Operative mortality is a good indicator of the quality of cardiac surgical care, and preoperative risk assessment needs to be the most accurate possible. Risk …