First doctrine is to do no harm, and this study out of JACC creates a simple risk score based seven different measures to identify patients at increased risk for non-CABG related bleeding, and 1 year mortality.The key factors are:
- Female sex
- Advanced age
- Elevated creatinine and white cell count
- Use of heparin and a Gp IIb/IIIa inhibitor rather than bivalirudin alone
To get the full rundown, check out the article here.