GUSTO criteria for severity of bleeding complications

GUSTO criteria for severity of bleeding complications

Global Utilization of Streptokinase and t-PA for Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO) criteria [1] for classifying the severity of bleeding complications were as follows:

Severe or life-threatening bleeding:

Intracranial bleeding or bleeding that causes substantial hemodynamic compromise requiring treatment

Moderate bleeding:

Bleeding which needs blood transfusion

Minor bleeding:

Other bleeding, neither requiring transfusion nor causing hemodynamic compromise

Reference

  1. An international randomized trial comparing four thrombolytic strategies for acute myocardial infarction. The GUSTO investigators. N Engl J Med. 1993 Sep 2;329(10):673-82.