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Table 1 Postoperative complications on LVAD patients requiring readmission to Hospital

From: Right ventricular dysfunction following continuous flow left ventriccular assist device placement in 51 patients: predicators and outcomes

Complication Total number of readmissions
GIB 22
GI discomfort, nausea, vomiting 6
Fever 7
Arrhythmias 3
AICD shock 5
CVA 2
TIA/seizures 4
Syncope 5
Driveline infection 8
Device malfunction 5
LVAD explant 2
Fluid overload 4
Respiratory failure 2
*Other 11
  1. *Others: reduced LVAD flow 2, pneumonia 1, headaches 1, mucositis 1, pancytopenia 1, bactremia 1, change in mental status 1, PIC line infection 1, DKA 1.