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ENDURANCE Supplemental: Centrifugal-flow LVAD with BP management confers benefits

April 27, 2017

Patients with advanced HF ineligible for a transplant who were implanted with a centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist device and received BP management were more likely to survive and be free of disabling stroke than those implanted with an alternative LVAD, according to the ENDURANCE Supplemental trial results presented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

The study, conducted by Carmelo Milano, MD, surgical director of cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist device programs for the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, and colleagues, did not reach its primary endpoint of incidence of neurologic injury, defined as any stroke with modified Rankin scale > 0 at 24 weeks after stroke or transient ischemic attack, at 1 year.

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