Risk score derived from pre-operative data analysis predicts the need for biventricular mechanical circulatory support.

@article{Fitzpatrick2008RiskSD,
  title={Risk score derived from pre-operative data analysis predicts the need for biventricular mechanical circulatory support.},
  author={J Raymond Fitzpatrick and John R Frederick and Vivian M. Hsu and Elliott D Kozin and Mary Lou O'Hara and Elan Howell and Deborah Dougherty and Ryan C. McCormick and Carine A Laporte and Jeffrey E. Cohen and Kevin W. Southerland and Jessica L.L. Howard and Mariell L. Jessup and Rohinton J. Morris and Michael A. Acker and Yiping Joseph Woo},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={1286-92}
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement is a serious complication and is difficult to predict. In the era of destination therapy and the total artificial heart, predicting post-LVAD RV failure requiring mechanical support is extremely important. METHODS We reviewed patient characteristics, laboratory values and hemodynamic data from 266 patients who underwent LVAD placement at the University of Pennsylvania from April 1995 to June 2007… CONTINUE READING