EuroSCORE for Cardiac Surgery Risk Assessment (additive version)



Female (1 point)

Male (0 points)
Ejection fraction

30-50% (1 point)

<30% (3 points)

Renal dysfunction (2 points)

Peripheral vascular disease (2 points)

Respiratory disease (1 point)

Cerebrovascular disease (2 points)

Previous cardiac surgery (3 points)

Active endocarditis (3 points)

Critical preoperative state (3 points)

Unstable angina (2 points)

Recent myocardial infarction (2 points)

Pulmonary hypertension (2 points)

Emergency surgery (2 points)

Other than isolated CABG (2 points)

Ventricular septal rupture (4 points)

Thoracic aortic surgery (3 points)

Total Criteria Point Count:



0 to 2 points: Low Risk
3 to 5 points: Intermediate Risk
6 to 45 points: High Risk


  1. Roques F, Nashef SA, Michel P, et al. Risk factors and outcome in European cardiac surgery: analysis of the EuroSCORE multinational database of 19030 patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 Jun;15(6):816-22; discussion 822-3. PubMed ID: 10431864 PubMed Logo


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