Bova scoring system for estimating 30-day risk of complications or death in acute pulmonary embolism

Predictor variablePoints
Systolic blood pressure 90–100 mm Hg2
Elevated cardiac troponin2
Right ventricular dysfunction on echocardiography or computed tomography2
Heart rate ≥ 110/min1
Points aStage30-day risk of complicationsa30-day risk of death
> 4III42%10%
  • a The Bova score predicts the 30-day risk of complications and death in hemodynamically stable patients. Complications include hemodynamic collapse and recurrent nonfatal pulmonary embolism.

  • Based on information in reference 4.