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Bloodstream Infection and Outcomes in Recipients of a Left Ventricular Assist Device

Friday, November 20, 2020

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Philipp Angleitner, Aleksa Matic, Alexandra Kaider, Kamen Dimitrov, Sigrid Sandner, Dominik Wiedemann, Julia Riebandt, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Günther Laufer, Daniel Zimpfer

Philipp Angleitner et al. present a retrospective study regarding incidence and outcome of bloodstream infections in LVAD patients. The incidence of bloodstream infections is 32.1% within the first year. This event was associated with increased risk of death and stroke. Risk factors of bloodstream infections were identified as lower albumin and ECMO/IABP prior to LVAD implantation.

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