Table 1

Patients’ Demographic Data

Patient/GroupGender/Age (yrs)NYHA Functional Class (preoperatively)Mechanical Circulatory Support SystemsImplant Duration (d)Reason for Explantation
Patient 1/IIIM/33IIILVAD (Novacor)57Cardiac recovery
Patient 2/IIIM/58IVLVAD (Berlin Heart)224Cardiac recovery
Patient 3/IIIM/42IVLVAD (Novacor)62Cardiac recovery
Patient 4/IIIM/2IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)13Cardiac recovery
Patient 5/IIM/42III–IVLVAD (Novacor)601Heart transplantation
Patient 6/IIF/31III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)75Heart transplantation
Patient 7/IIF/14III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)112Heart transplantation
Patient 8/IIM/47IIIBVAD (Berlin Heart)413Heart transplantation
Patient 9/IIF/60III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)348Heart transplantation
Patient 10/IIM/47IIILVAD (Novacor)575Heart transplantation
Patient 11/IIM/57IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)410Heart transplantation
Patient 12/IIM/53III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)2Heart transplantation
Patient 13/IF/46III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)559Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 14/IM/50III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)11Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 15/IM/57IIIBVAD (Berlin Heart)11Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 16/IM/47IIILVAD (Novacor)30Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 17/IM/45IVLVAD (Berlin Heart)13Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 18/IM/59III–IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)23Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 19/IM/35IVLVAD (Novacor)23Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 20/IF/14IVLVAD (Novacor)1Patient died during circulatory support
Patient 21/IF/33IVBVAD (Berlin Heart)15Patient died during circulatory support

BVAD = biventricular assist device; LVAD = left ventricular assist device; NYHA = New York Heart Association.