Lower body surface area is highly related to mortality due to stroke or systemic bleeding in patients receiving an axial flow blood pump as a left ventricular assist device.


OBJECTIVES Even though left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) may fit into the bodies of small adult patients, their prognosis is worse than that of larger patients. We investigated the relationship between lethal complications and the body surface area (BSA) in patients who received an LVAD. METHODS Our study included 167 patients who received a… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs483


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