Right ventricular failure after implantation of continuous flow left ventricular assist device: Analysis of predictors and outcomes

Casey Lo, Deirdre A Murphy, Robyn Summerhayes, Margaret Quayle, Aidan John Cobb Burrell, Michael John Bailey, Silvana Marasco

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Postoperative right ventricular failure is a serious complication for up to 50 of patients following LVAD insertion. Predicting RV failure is an important factor for patients as planned BiVAD support has been shown to correlate with better outcomes compared to delayed BiVAD to LVAD conversion. This retrospective study examined prospectively collected data for 101 patients implanted with an LVAD between 2003 and 2013, aiming to establish preoperative predictive factors for RVF post-LVAD insertion, analyze outcomes, and validate existing RVF scoring systems. In our cohort, 63 patients (62.4 ) developed RV failure and consequently demonstrated consistently poorer survival throughout the follow-up period (log-rank p = 0.01). Multivariable logistic regression identified two significant variables: cardiac index
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763 - 770
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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