Caregivers of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Possible Impacts on Patients’ Mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support–Defined Morbidity Events

@article{Bruce2017CaregiversOP,
  title={Caregivers of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Possible Impacts on Patients’ Mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support–Defined Morbidity Events},
  author={Courtenay R. Bruce and Charles G. Minard and L. A. Wilhelms and Mackenzie N Abraham and Javier Amione-Guerra and Linda Pham and Sherry D. Grogan and Barry H. Trachtenberg and Martin L. Smith and Brian A. Bruckner and Jerry D. Estep and Kristin Marie Kostick},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={e002879}
}
  • Courtenay R. Bruce, Charles G. Minard, +9 authors Kristin Marie Kostick
  • Published in
    Circulation. Cardiovascular…
    2017
  • Medicine
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
  • Background— How caregivers contribute to positive or negative outcomes for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients remains unclear. Our primary study objectives were to (1) identify caregiver support attributes through a retrospective chart review of social workers’ psychosocial assessments for LVAD patients and (2) determine how these attributes associated with patients’ post-LVAD placement mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support–defined… CONTINUE READING

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