Table 1

Patient characteristics on admission for the LVAD implantation

FactorN (% of total)
All patients157
Age 18–3934 (21.7)
Age 40–6492 (58.6)
Age 65–7422 (14.0)
Age 75–848 (5.1)
Age 85+1 (0.6)
Age: mean (SD)50.9 (15.4)
Women34 (21.7)
Men123 (78.3)
Coronary artery bypass graft29 (18.5)
Percutaneous coronary intervention19 (12.1)
Diabetes24 (15.3)
Stroke14 (8.9)
Pneumonia22 (14.0)
Ischaemic heart disease92 (58.6)
Atrial fibrillation74 (47.1)
Valvular disorders99 (63.1)
Hypertension61 (38.9)
Peripheral vascular disease37 (23.6)
Chronic pulmonary disease29 (18.5)
Renal disease45 (28.7)
Obesity16 (10.2)
Dementia0 (0)
Depression7 (4.5)
Other mental health condition27 (17.2)
  • LVAD, left ventricular assist device.