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Table 3 Early postoperative outcomes of patients with EuroSCORE > 20 compared to those with EuroSCORE ≤ 20

From: The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) is not appropriate for withholding surgery in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis: a retrospective cohort study

Outcome, % EuroSCORE > 20,
n = 237
EuroSCORE ≤ 20,
n = 1,184
P
Mortality (in-hospital or within 30 days of surgery) 11.4 3.2 <0.0001
In-hospital events    
   Ventilation > 24 hours 27.9 9.3 <0.0001
   Length of stay > 9 days 59.1 28.1 <0.0001
   Stroke 5.1 2.3 0.02
   Atrial fibrillation (new onset) 31.7 28.4 0.31
   Erythrocyte transfusion 73.0 34.5 <0.0001
   Permanent pacemaker implantation 10.1 5.4 0.01