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LVAD centers linked to less mortality from cardiogenic shock

Journal of the American Heart Association
Reuters Health - 09/12/2020 - Patients in cardiogenic shock are more likely to survive when treated in an LVAD center, a large observational study suggests. "A multidisciplinary approach to the management of cardiogenic shock, with collaboration among CT surgeons, interventionalists, advanced heart failure physicians and critical care has quickly become the new paradigm for care in the field. But the evidence for this shock team approach is limited to a few excellent, single-center studies," Dr. Udhay Krishnan of Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City told Reuters Health by email. "We wanted to get a better understanding of this using a real-world case mix on a national level." As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Dr. Krishnan and colleagues studied cardiogenic shock patients in the 2012-2014 National Inpatient Sample. Multivariable logistic regression models revealed that of 272,075 hospitalizations, 2...

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