Post-cardiac transplant survival after support with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: impact of duration of left ventricular assist device support and other variables.

@article{John2010PostcardiacTS,
  title={Post-cardiac transplant survival after support with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: impact of duration of left ventricular assist device support and other variables.},
  author={Ranjit John and Francis D. Pagani and Yoshifumi Naka and A. R. Boyle and John V. Conte and Stuart D. Russell and Charles T. Klodell and Carmelo A. Milano and J. G. Rogers and David Mascarenas Donald Hush James Theiler Charles Farrar and O. Howard Frazier},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={174-81}
}
OBJECTIVE Although left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are associated with excellent outcomes in patients with end-stage heart failure, there are conflicting reports on posttransplant survival in these patients. Furthermore, prior studies with pulsatile LVADs have shown that transplantation, either early (<6 weeks) or late (>6 months) after LVAD implantation, adversely affected post-cardiac transplant survival. We sought to determine factors related to posttransplant survival in patients… CONTINUE READING

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