ASAIO J 2022 Feb 16. Epub 2022 Feb 16.
From the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Berlin, Germany Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
As patients on long-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD) face a substantial risk for open cardiac reoperation, interventional treatment approaches are becoming increasingly important in this population. We evaluated data of 871 patients who were on LVAD support between January 1, 2016 and December 1, 2020. Interventional treatments for LVAD-associated complications were performed in 76 patients. Read More