Circ Heart Fail 2021 Apr 5:CIRCHEARTFAILURE120007957. Epub 2021 Apr 5.
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. (E.Y.B., K.U., M.M., S.C., N.E., K.B.M., T.C.H., R.Z., J.W.W., J.A.M., A.T.O., L.R.G., M.V.G.).
Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to afflict millions of people worldwide. Patients with end-stage heart failure and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) may be at risk for severe COVID-19 given a high prevalence of complex comorbidities and functional impaired immunity. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with end-stage heart failure and durable LVADs. Read More