Sheikh Khalifa bin Haman Al Thani Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging, Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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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.

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