In this large multi-institutional consortium of patients who had undergone vascular surgery, multivariate analysis found 8 predictors of adverse outcomes (MI, CHF, or arrhythmia), and 1 negative predictor (prior revascularization). Based on these predictors, they created a risk index for each of 4 vascular procedures (CEA, lower extremity bypass, or endovascular/open AAA). These calculators can be found at (site), and appeared to be more sensitive than the RCRI.
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.