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Table 2 Original and modified cardiovascular SOFA scores

From: Modified cardiovascular SOFA score in sepsis: development and internal and external validation

Score Original
cardiovascular SOFA
Modified
cardiovascular SOFA
Vasopressor only
cardiovascular SOFA
0 MAP ≥ 70 mmHg MAP ≥ 70 mmHg
Add 1 point if lactate ≥ 2 mmol/L
MAP ≥ 70 mmHg
1 MAP < 70 mmHg MAP < 70 mmHg OR NEq ≤ 0.2
Add 1 point if lactate ≥ 2 mmol/L
MAP < 70 mmHg
2 Dopamine ≤ 5
Dobutamine (any dose)
0.2 < NEq ≤ 0.5
Add 1 point if lactate ≥ 2 mmol/L
NEq ≤ 0.2
3 Dopamine > 5 OR
epinephrine ≤ 0.1 OR norepinephrine ≤ 0.1
NEq > 0.5
Add 1 point if lactate ≥ 2 mmol/L
0.2 < NEq ≤ 0.5
4 Dopamine > 15 OR
epinephrine > 0.1 OR norepinephrine > 0.1
NEq > 0.5 AND
Lactate ≥ 2 mmol/L
NEq > 0.5
  1. Vasopressor doses are given as µg/kg/min for at least 1 h
  2. SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, MAP mean arterial pressure, NEq norepinephrine equivalent dose