Prognostic value of the Selvester QRS score for re-hospitalization in patients with ischemic heart failure

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Heart failure, Re-hospitalization,, The Selvester QRS Score

Abstract

Aim: The Selvester QRS score (SSc) on surface electrocardiogram (ECG) has prognostic value in various cardiac events related to myocardial scarring. Furthermore, the SSc system has been validated by post-mortem studies. In this cohort, we assessed the utility of the SSc system for prediction of re-hospitalization in patients with ischemic heart failure (HF). Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, the data of fifty-four consecutive patients with ischemic HF were analyzed. ECGs were collected at first day of admission and SScs were calculated. The primary endpoint was re-hospitalization within the first 3 months. Results: At baseline, the mean age was 62.1 years, LVEF was 29(6) %, NT-proBNP level was 2830 pg/mL. Twenty-one re-hospitalizations were observed due to HF. Patients who were re-hospitalized had significantly higher SScs than those who were not (5.6 vs.3.3 P= 0.01). Cox regression analysis demonstrated that the SSc was an independent predictor of re-hospitalization rate (HR, 1.12; 95% CI, 0.95–1.34; P=0.04). Roc curve analysis showed that SSc was predictive for rehospitalization with a cut-off value 4.3, with a sensitivity of 65% and a specificity of 49% (AUC 0.618, P=0.02). Our analysis indicated a positive correlation between SSc with NT-proBNP and a negative correlation between SSc and LVEF (respectively r=0.33, P=0.03 and r =-0.67, P=0.04). Conclusion: Our results suggest that baseline SSc can be used as a predictor of re-hospitalization due to ischemic HF.

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2020-12-01

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Karakuş A, Uğuz B. Prognostic value of the Selvester QRS score for re-hospitalization in patients with ischemic heart failure. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 1 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];4(12):1165-8. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/829084