euroSCORE for patients  

Questions about you Answers Scores
(1) How old are you?   years
(2) What is your sex?
(3) Do you have a bad chest?

  Select yes only if you have been on steroids (i.e. prednisolone) or inhalers (puffers or nebs such as salbutamol) for a long time

(4) Are the arteries outside your heart narrowed?

  If you have disease in the arteries not in your heart you would have one or more of the following -

  Narrowing of your leg arteries causing pains in your leg when you walk (claudication) even if you have had an operation for this

  Narrowing of your carotid arteries causing strokes or ministrokes, even if you have had an operation for this

  A previous or planned operation on your aorta or AAA or aneurysm in your belly

(5) Have you ever had a stroke or neurological disease?

  Only tick yes if you have had a stroke or other neurological disease which affects the way you walk or your day-to-day functioning

(6) Have you had heart surgery before?
(7) Do you have kidney problems or renal failure?

  If you are on any form of kidney dialysis tick yes. If your doctor has told you have kidney failure (you can ask your doctor what your creatinine is) and have a creatinine over 200 tick yes. If you are not sure tick don't know

(8) Do you have endocarditis

  Only tick yes if your doctor has told you that you have endocarditis (or SBE or infection of the heart valves) AND are you still on antibiotics

(9) Are you in a "critical" state BEFORE your operation?

  For most people this will be NO. If you are the patient, and you are using this computer, your situation is not critical. If you are working this out for someone else they are only critical in one of these situations...

  The patient is on a ventilator (breathing machine) BEFORE going into the anaesthetic room   or

  The patient's heart stopped BEFORE the operation. or

  The patient's heart is being support by a machine (a balloon pump)

Questions about your heart Answers Scores
(10) Are you being treated in hospital for unstable angin ?

  Unstable angina means you might be getting chest pains (angina pains) much more frequently or at rest. Only tick yes if...

   You are in hospital for this      and

   You are being treated with a drip (a nitrate drip) right up until you go into the anaesthetic room.

(11) How strong is your heart?

  You may have had tests (i.e. an angiogram or an echo) to tell your doctor how strong your heart is pumping (left ventricular function). If you do not know the result of these select don't know. You doctor will be happy to discuss the result of your tests with you. If you know the result of your test put in here.

(12) Have you had a heart attack in the last 90 days?
(13) Do you have a condition called "pulmonary hypertension"

  Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. It is not the same as high blood pressure. Your doctor should be able to tell you if you have this condition (a blood pressure of more than 60mm in the lungs is high). This is a rare condition, and for the vast majority of people the answer will be no

Questions about your operation Answers Scores
(14) Is your operation an emergency that can't even wait till tommorow?
(15) Are you having any operation other than CABG or "bypass grafts"?

  It does not matter how many bypass grafts you are having. Only tick yes if you are having a different (for example a valve replacement) or an additional procedure (for example bypass grafts plus a valve replacemment).

(16) Are you having surgery on your "thoracic aorta" ?

  The aorta is the main artery in your chest.

(17) Are you having a repair of your heart after a heart attack that made a hole in your heart?

  Thank you. You are now ready to calculate your euroSCORE by pressing this button......


Based on the information you have provided... if 100 people like you, had an operation like yours,  would die during or shortly after the operation, and would live. Your EuroSCORE is  


Thank you for using euroSCORE for patients which is a new service on  We would very much welcome your comments and feedback on this service. You euroSCORE estimation was based entirely on the information that you have entered, and assumes you have read the notes for use. Inaccurate entries will result in inaccurate risk estimations. You can read about the limitations of euroSCORE for patients here. The euroSCORE scoring system was developed by studying nearly twenty thousand patients, you can read the detailed evidence that it works here. As of 15th October 2004 the euroSCORE for patients will use "logistic euroSCORE" instead of "additive euroSCORE" to work out risks.