Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S19, October 2017

Long-term Changes in Renal Function in Patients after Implantation of a Centrifugal-type, Continuous-flow Left Ventricular Assist Device

      Background: Severe heart failure (HF) patients often have renal dysfunction because of low cardiac output. Methods and Results: 39 patients underwent a centrifugal-type, continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) (EVAHEART) implantation as a bridge to cardiac transplantation at our institute between 2005 and 2015. We investigated the changes in renal function over 2 years among 36 patients with supported by EVAHEART over 6 months. The median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at implantation was 62 ± 32 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 47% of the patients showed eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2. The changes in renal function were shown in the Figure. Conclusions: EVAHEART, a centrifugal-type, continuous-flow LVAD improved patients' renal function early after implantation, however, gradually showed declining in most patients over 2 years.
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