Low serum cholesterol levels predict high perioperative mortality in patients supported by a left-ventricular assist system.

@article{Richartz1998LowSC,
  title={Low serum cholesterol levels predict high perioperative mortality in patients supported by a left-ventricular assist system.},
  author={Babara M Richartz and Branislav Radovancevi{\'c} and O. Howard Frazier and William K. Vaughn and Heinrich Taegtmeyer},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={184-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although the use of a left-ventricular assist system (LVAS) provides circulatory support for end-stage heart failure patients awaiting heart transplantation, this procedure is accompanied by a relatively high perioperative mortality. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify those patients preoperatively which have the highest perioperative mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five consecutive patients undergoing LVAS implantation were evaluated for preoperative risk… CONTINUE READING

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