Pre-discharge evaluation in heart failure-additive predictive value of the 6-minute walking test to clinical scores

Maria Teresa La Rovere, Roberto Maestri, Angelo Caporotondi, Daniela Corbellini, Giampaolo Guazzotti, Gian Domenico Pinna, Oreste Febo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background: We aimed to investigate whether the assessment of functional capacity by the 6-minute walking test (6MWT) might improve the predictive ability of 2 validated clinical scores for risk stratification in heart failure (HF). Methods and Results: The Cardiac and Comorbid Conditions HF (3C-HF) and the Meta-Analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) scores were evaluated in 466 consecutive HF patients who completed a pre-discharge 6MWT. The 12-month event rate was 7.7%. Both the 2 scores and the 6MWT predicted all-cause mortality (all P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1756-1763
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation Journal
Volume79
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2015

Keywords

  • 3C-HF score
  • 6-minute walking test
  • Heart failure
  • MAGGIC score
  • Risk stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pre-discharge evaluation in heart failure-additive predictive value of the 6-minute walking test to clinical scores'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this