Improvements in technology, patient selection, and patient management have led to a wider clinical application of mechanical circulatory support. Critically ill patients often develop multiorgan ischemia and are prone to multiple complications. Despite these advances, infection is a common and sometimes lethal complication of support with ventricular assist devices. This article provides guidelines for the prevention and management of infection in patients who require such support.
Articles| May 01 1995
Infectious complications associated with ventricular assist devices
Am J Crit Care (1995) 4 (3): 204–209.
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DA Moroney, KJ Vaca; Infectious complications associated with ventricular assist devices. Am J Crit Care 1 May 1995; 4 (3): 204–209. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc19184.108.40.206
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