Feb 1st 2016

CRISP: Catheterization RISk score for pediatrics: A Report from the Congenital Cardiac Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC)

This article describes a risk assessment tool to improve predictive power for occurrence of significant adverse events (SAE) during pediatric cardiac catherization. This tool can be beneficial in day-to-day clinical practice during time-out as well as quality improvement projects. The data is based on a large international multi-institutional registry. 

From Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions 

All authors: David G. Nykanen MD,  Thomas J. Forbes MD,  Wei Du PhD, Abhay A. Divekar MBBS, MD, Jaxk H. Reeves PhD, Donald J. Hagler MD, Thomas E. Fagan MD, Carlos AC Pedra MD, PhD, Gregory A. Fleming MD, MS, Danyal M. Khan MD, Alexander J. Javois MD, Daniel H. Gruenstein MD,  Shakeel A. Qureshi MD, Phillip M. Moore MD, David H. Wax MD