Predicting Bleeding and Thrombosis Complications in Patients with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Kyle Zacholski, William Kuan, Justin McCann, Aric Schadler, Aaron Cook, Sara Parli & Adam Sieg
Background Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy has been proven to relieve heart failure symptoms and improve survival, but is not devoid of bleeding and/or thrombotic complications. Risk stratification tools have been utilized in other cardiovascular disease populations to estimate the risk of bleeding and thrombosis with and without anticoagulation, including the HAS-BLED, HEMORR2HAGES, CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc models. The study objective was to evaluate the predictive value of available risk models for bleeding and thrombotic...
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