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    Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation Score (CARE)

    Predicts mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery.
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    Why Use
    • Patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
    • The Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation (CARE) Score was created to develop a simple risk classification tool to predict mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery.
    • Shows similar accuracy to more complex cardiac anesthesia risk assessment schematics.
    • Does not account for age and left ventricular (LV) function.
    • The score contains only 6 variables (compared to EuroSCORE, which contains 18 variables) but shows similar accuracy.
    • Quickly risk-stratifies patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the clinical setting.
    • Requires fewer variables and data, including those that may be hard to obtain on the day of surgery.
    Stable cardiac disease, no other medical problems, undergoing noncomplex surgery
    +1
    Stable cardiac disease, one or more controlled medical problems, undergoing noncomplex surgery
    +2
    Any uncontrolled medical problem OR undergoing complex surgery
    +3
    Any uncontrolled medical problem AND undergoing complex surgery
    +4
    Chronic or advanced cardiac disease undergoing cardiac surgery as a last hope to save or improve life
    +5

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    Jean-Yves Dupuis, MD

    About the Creator

    Jean-Yves Dupuis, MD, is a staff anesthesiologist of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology and an associate professor at the University of Ottawa. He is a regular contributor as a principal or co-investigator to single and multicenter randomized trials assessing new drugs and therapies in the perioperative setting of cardiac surgery. Dr. Dupuis’ research interests are perioperative epidemiology and the analysis of medical practice in the cardiac surgical population.

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