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Vasoactive-Inotropic Score: A dilatory predictor of adverse short-term postoperative outcomes in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures with cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Sandeep Sainathan,
  • Leonardo Mulinari
Sandeep Sainathan
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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Leonardo Mulinari
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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The Vasoactive-Inotropic Score at 48 hours is a good surrogate marker for adverse postoperative events in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and is limited by its ability to delineate the underlying cause for an unfavourable clinical course. Thus, other predictors such as the Technical Performance Score are likely to highlight the underlying cause and can be used to improve outcomes. However, patients with a high postoperative VIS score at 48 hours may benefit from closer longer-term follow for outcomes such as late survival, functional class, and need for reoperation.
24 Aug 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
25 Aug 2022Assigned to Editor
25 Aug 2022Submission Checks Completed
25 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Nov 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 37 issue 11 on pages 3662-3663. 10.1111/jocs.16917