Sultan S, Shahreyar M, Downey FX, Sulemanjee N, Thohan V, Tajik AJ, Jahangir A. Trends, Predictors and Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke in Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Conclusion: Increasing comorbidity burden significantly increases the risk of IS (ischemic stroke) and mortality among patients with IS and LVAD (left ventricular assist device) is 4-fold higher. Renal, liver, and coagulation disorders are independent predictors of mortality in LVAD patients with IS. Targeting susceptible patients based on modifiable elements of the Charleston comorbidity index may reduce risk of IS among LVAD patients.