Survival After Orthotopic Heart Transplantation in Patients Undergoing Bridge to Transplantation With the HeartWare HVAD Versus the Heartmate II.


BACKGROUND Our objective was to determine whether the choice of a HeartWare HVAD as opposed to a Heartmate II left ventricular assist device (HMII LVAD), impacts survival after heart transplantation after controlling for patient, donor, and center characteristics. METHODS We queried the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, which has recently… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.060


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