VALIANT Heart Failure Risk Score


In patients without a prior history of heart failure who sustain an acute MI (<10days) complicated by pulmonary congestion and/or LV dysfunction (≤ 35% by echo/left ventriculogram or ≤40% by radionucleotide scan) the VALIANT HF Score can be used to predict the risk of developing HF hospitalization within 3 years.

It is known that HF hospitalization increases the risk of death [HR(hazard ratio) 8.22]. Thus this score can be used to identify a particularly high risk subgroup of stable MI survivors.


Eldrin F. Lewis, Eric J. Velazquez, Scott D. Solomon, Anne S. Hellkamp, John J.V. McMurray, Jasmine Mathias, Jean-Lucien Rouleau, Aldo P. Maggioni, Karl Swedberg, Lars Kober, Harvey White, Anthony J. Dalby, Gary S. Francis, Faiez Zannad, Robert M. Califf, Marc A. Pfeffer.

European Heart Journal 2008, 29 (6): 748-56

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