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J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jun;33(6):555-64. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.010. Epub 2014 Apr 21.

Sixth INTERMACS annual report: a 10,000-patient database.

Author information

1
Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. Electronic address: jkirklin@uab.edu.
2
Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama.
3
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
4
Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
5
Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
6
Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
7
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
8
Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Erratum in

  • J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Oct;34(10):1356. Timothy Baldwin, J [corrected to Baldwin, J T].

Abstract

The sixth annual report of the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) summarizes the first 8 years of patient enrollment. The analysis is based on data from >10,000 patients and updates demographics, survival, adverse events and risk factors. Among patients with continuous-flow pumps, actuarial survival continues to be 80% at 1 year and 70% at 2 years. The report features a comparison of two eras of continuous-flow durable devices in the USA in terms of device strategy, patient profiles, adverse event burden, survival and quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

INTERMACS; advanced heart failure; destination therapy; mechanical support; ventricular assist device

PMID:
24856259
DOI:
10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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