Survival in elderly patients supported with continuous flow left ventricular assist device as bridge to transplantation or destination therapy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Published data on mechanical circulatory support for elderly patients in continuous flow devices are sparse and suggest relatively poor survival. This study investigated whether LVADs can be implanted in selected patients over the age of 65 years with acceptable survival compared with published outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS A single-center… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.12.015

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