Published: 14 June 2021
Author(s): Sofia Giusti Alves, Fernando Pivatto Júnior, Filippe Barcellos Filippini, Gustavo Paglioli Dannenhauer, Marcelo Haertel Miglioranza
Issue: October 2021
Section: Letter to the Editor

Infective endocarditis (IE) has a significant in-hospital mortality [1]. There is evidence of improved clinical outcomes with protocols based on disease severity [2]. In this context, score-based risk stratification could direct high-risk patients to specialized or intensive care [3]. Although cardiac surgical risk scores have been developed for IE and compared with traditional risk scores [4], non-operated patients were not included. Therefore, optimization of their prognostic evaluation is needed.

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