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Commentary: Left Ventricular Assist Device infection: Welcome to Babel!

Open AccessPublished:October 27, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjon.2021.10.046
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      • Rates and Types of Infections in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: A Scoping Review
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          Infections are among the most common complications in recipients of durable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). However, existing studies examining infections in LVAD recipients are limited is size and design. Comprehensive, systematic reviews of all types of infections occurring among recipients of contemporary LVADs have not been conducted. The goal of this scoping review was to synthesize all available evidence related to rates of infections (including location and types) in LVAD recipients.
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