Comparative analysis of regional outcomes and adverse events after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: An IMACS analysis.

Published on May 16, 2020in Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation8.578
· DOI :10.1016/J.HEALUN.2020.05.001
K.K. Mirza2
Estimated H-index: 2
Rongbing Xie7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)
+ 5 AuthorsDaniel J. Goldstein21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Montefiore Medical Center)
INTRODUCTION Regional outcomes after implantation of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have not been described. We examined differences in patient selection, survival, and adverse events across 3 geographic regions of the world: the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. METHODS Using data from The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support registry, all adult patients implanted with a continuous-flow LVADs were included in this International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support analysis (n = 15,560), of whom, 9,988 (64%) received axial-flow devices and 5,572 (36%) received centrifugal-flow devices. RESULTS There were significant interregional differences in the rate of implantation of patients aged >70 years (Americas: 14%, Asia-Pacific: 1%, Europe: 5%; p CONCLUSION There are marked global differences in LVAD recipient characteristics, device utilization, and post-operative care. These heterogeneities along with differences in patient management and transplantation rates may impact long-term survival. Regional differences in adverse event incidence warrant further investigation.
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