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Retrospective 1-Year Outcome Follow-Up in 200 Patients Supported With HeartMate 3 and HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Devices in a Single Center
This original article retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 200 patients after implantation of HeartMate 3 and HeartWare LVAD respectively. The baseline characteristics of both groups, containing 100 patients each, were comparable, despite a higher percentage of INTERMACS I and II patients implanted with the HeartWare device. While the overall survival was not different, patients receiving HeartWare LVAD had more intracranial bleeding, while the total fraction of patients with cerebrovascular accidents was not different. The authors conclude that the devices show a different complication profile, but comparable intermediate survival.