Usefulness of the Charlson Co-Morbidity Index to Predict Outcomes in Patients >60 Years Old With Aortic Stenosis During 18 Years of Follow-Up
The American Journal of Cardiology, 08/16/2012
Kearney L et al. – The prognostic significance of AS is determined by the hemodynamic severity, left ventricular function, and the presence of symptoms, in the context of age and co–morbidities. The age–adjusted Charlson co–morbidity index provides crucial prognostic information to guide the surgical risk/benefit discussions for patients with severe aortic stenosis.