Table 4

Five-year complications following LVAD implantation

ComplicationNot including index admissionIncluding index admission
Number (number of deaths if stroke)Rate as %Number (number of deaths if stroke)Rate as %
Haemorrhagic stroke5 (3)3.211 (8)7.0
Cerebral infarction13 (5)8.322 (11)14.0
Haemorrhagic stroke or cerebral infarction*17 (8)10.832 (19)20.4
Any stroke (ICD-10 I60-I64)24 (14)15.341 (27)26.1
Infection from device3321.03723.6
New LVAD implanted2113.42113.4
  • *One additional patient had an admission with ICD-10 I64X (stroke not specified as haemorrhage or infarction).

  • LVAD, left ventricular assist device.