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Cerebral Strokes in Children on Intracorporeal Ventricular Assist Devices: Analysis of the EUROMACS Registry

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Martin Schweiger, Oliver Miera, Theo M.M.H. de By, Michael Hübler, Felix Berger, Mustafa Özbaran, Antonio Loforte, Burkhardt Seifert, Gaetano Gargiulo, Jan Gummert, Paul Mohacsi, the EUROMACS members

Schweiger and colleagues retrospectively analyzed stroke rate for patients under 19 years old in the European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support database. Analysis of the 51 pediatric patients who were supported with a continuous-flow ventricular assist device revealed an incidence of cerebral stroke of 0.1 per patient-year.

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