Posts Tagged ‘heart failure’

June 21, 2013

Cost-Effectiveness of Ventricular Assist Device Therapy as a Bridge to Transplant in Comparison to Non-Bridged Cardiac Recipients.


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This article provides contemporary Canadian data for the cost-effectiveness of BTT-VAD versus unbridged HTx recipients. The sensitivity analysis estimated a 59%, 54% and 43% chance of BTT-VAD therapy being cost-effective for high, medium and low risk patients at a willingness to pay of $100,000/LY.

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January 28, 2013

Medical and psychosocial predictors of mechanical circulatory support device implantation and competing outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study


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Medical and psychosocial factors are related to 1-year outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study. With increased use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD) over the course of the study, this study evaluated variables as predictors of MCSD in an extended follow-up.Variables assessed at time of listing included psychosocial risk (depression, social isolation), […]

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January 28, 2013

Medical and psychosocial predictors of mechanical circulatory support device implantation and competing outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study


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Medical and psychosocial factors are related to 1-year outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study. With increased use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD) over the course of the study, this study evaluated variables as predictors of MCSD in an extended follow-up.Variables assessed at time of listing included psychosocial risk (depression, social isolation), […]

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July 9, 2012

Outcomes of Children Following a First Hospitalization for Dilated Cardiomyopathy


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This is a single center analysis of 83 pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who had their first hospitalization between 2004 and 2009. Of these patients 6% died and 18% were transplanted during their first hospitalization. Of the 71 remaining, 15% died and 38% had undergone transplantation by 1 year following this hospitalization. The overall freedom […]

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July 9, 2012

Should women receive left ventricular assist device support?: findings from INTERMACS


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As our knowledge in cardiovascular disease broadens, some differences between the sexes have become apparent. This retrospective analysis of the INTERMACS showed no significant sex differences in all-cause mortality, first infection, bleeding events, or device malfunction with either pulsatile- or continuous-flow LVADs. The authors found that women had an increased risk of first neurological event […]

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October 1, 2011

The impact of heart failure severity at time of listing for cardiac transplantation on survival in pediatric cardiomyopathy


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In this unique study, a dataset merging patients within both the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry and the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study is analyzed to address the question of the survival benefit of transplantation for children with cardiomyopathies based on severity of heart failure.  Given the ongoing shortage of organ donors, especially within the pediatric age group, […]

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