Predictors and outcomes of continuous veno-venous hemodialysis use after implantation of a left ventricular assist device.

@article{Topkara2006PredictorsAO,
  title={Predictors and outcomes of continuous veno-venous hemodialysis use after implantation of a left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Veli Kemal Topkara and Nicholas C. Dang and Fabio Barili and Faisal Habib Cheema and Timothy P Martens and Isaac George and Haşmet Bardakçi and Mehmet C. Oz and Yoshifumi Naka},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={404-8}
}
BACKGROUND Post-operative renal failure is a common complication after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. This study was designed to evaluate predictors and outcomes of acute renal failure after LVAD insertion. METHODS Two-hundred one patients undergoing LVAD implantation at a single institution from June 1996 through April 2004 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were categorized into 2 groups: those who required post-operative continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD… CONTINUE READING