Journal of Immunology Research / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Early sST2 Liberation after Implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

Table 2

Procedural data ().

1-year survivors ()1-year nonsurvivors () value

Duration of LVAD implantation (min)263 (250-342)327 (276-370)0.25a
Duration of anesthesia (min)365 (340-420)457 (369-478)0.21a
Surgical access1b
 Sternotomy5 (38.5)
 Minimal invasive8 (61.5)
Circulatory support0.44b
 ECMO2 (15.4)0 (0)
 HLM8 (61.5)6 (85.7)
 Off-pump3 (23.1)1 (14.3)
Type of device0.35b
 HM II5 (61.5)5 (71.4)
 HVAD8 (38.5)2 (28.6)

Medians with interquartile ranges (IQRs) or absolute numbers (percentages); aMann–Whitney test, bFisher exact or chi-square test. LVAD = left ventricular assist device; ECMO = extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; HLM = heart-lung machine; HM II = Thoratec® HeartMate II®; HVAD = HeartWare®.

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