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Cardiology

Cardiology

Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

Author(s): Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Pagani FD, Kormos RL, Stevenson LW,

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Abstract The seventh annual report of the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) summarizes the first 9 years of patient enrollment. The Registry includes >15,000 patients from 158 participating hospitals. Trends in device strategy, patient profile at implant and survival are presented. Risk factors for mortality with continuous-flow pumps are updated, and the major causes/modes of death are presented. The adverse event burden is compared between eras, and health-related quality of life is reviewed. A detailed analysis of outcomes after mechanical circulatory support for ambulatory heart failure is presented. Recent summary data from PediMACS and MedaMACS is included. With the current continuous-flow devices, survival at 1 and 2 years is 80\% and 70\%, respectively. Copyright © 2015 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. All rights reserved. This article was published in J Heart Lung Transplant and referenced in Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

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