ISHLT 2024 Infection Definitions for Durable and Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Published 1 May 2024

Saima Aslam MD, MS; Jennifer Cowger MD, MS; Palak Shah MD; Valentina Stosor MD; Hannah Copeland MD, MBA; Anna Reed MBChB, FRCP, PhD; David Morales MD; Gerard Giblin MBBCh; Jacob Mathew MBBS; Orla Morrissey, MBBCh, FRACP, PhD; Paola Morejon MD; Alina Nicoara MD; Ezequiel Molina MD

J Heart Lung Transplant. May 2024

  • Consensus Document
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Publications & Journals
  • Standards & Guidelines

Infections remain a significant concern in patients receiving mechanical circulatory support (MCS), encompassing both durable and acute devices. This consensus manuscript provides updated definitions for infections associated with durable MCS devices and new definitions for infections in acute MCS, integrating a comprehensive review of existing literature and collaborative discussions among multidisciplinary specialists. By establishing consensus definitions, we seek to enhance clinical care, facilitate consistent reporting in research studies, and ultimately improve outcomes for patients receiving mechanical circulatory support.

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