Cardiac Risk Index for Thoracic Surgery (Lee)

Select Criteria:
Patient has coronary artery disease (1 point)
Patient has history of CHF (1 point)
Patient has history of cerebrovascular disease (1 point)
Paient has diabetes and uses insulin (1 point)
Chronic renal insufficiency is present with Cr > 2 mg% (1 point)
Results: Total Criteria Point Count:
Approximate Risk of Cardiac Complication
0-1 points:up to 1.7%
2 points:2.8%
3-5 points:7.5%
  1. Lee TH, Marcantonio ER, Mangione CM, et al. Derivation and prospective validation of a simple index for prediction of cardiac risk of major noncardiac surgery. Circulation. 1999; 100: 1043-9.
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