Readmissions after ventricular assist device: etiologies, patterns, and days out of hospital.

@article{Forest2013ReadmissionsAV,
  title={Readmissions after ventricular assist device: etiologies, patterns, and days out of hospital.},
  author={Stephen J Forest and R. Bello and Patricia Friedmann and Danielle Casazza and Cecilia Nucci and Jooyoung Julia Shin and David A D'Alessandro and G. Ruggeri Stevens and Daniel J. Goldstein},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={1276-81}
}
BACKGROUND Scarce literature exists describing the patterns of readmission after continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. These carry significant cost and quality of life implications. We sought to describe the etiology and pattern of readmission among patients receiving CF-LVADs. METHODS Frequency, reason, urgency, and duration of readmission as well as freedom from readmission were examined in a retrospective review of our institutional experience. As an… CONTINUE READING