Mental health disorders and emergency resource use and outcomes in ventricular assist device supported patients

Jonathan J. Edwards, Jonathan B. Edelson, Hannah Katcoff, Antara Mondal, Debra Lefkowitz, Nosheen Reza, Thomas C. Hanff, Heather Griffis, Jeremy A. Mazurek, Joyce Wald, Anjali T. Owens, Carol A. Wittlieb-Weber, Danielle S. Burstein, Pavan Atluri, Matthew J. O'Connor, Lee R. Goldberg, Payman Zamani, Peter W. Groeneveld, Joseph W. Rossano, Kimberly Y. LinEdo Y. Birati

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There are limited data describing the prevalence of mental health disorders (MHDOs) in patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs), or associations between MHDOs and resource use or outcomes. We used the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample administrative database to analyze 44,041 ED encounters for VAD-supported adults from 2010 to 2017, to assess the relationship between MHDOs and outcomes in this population. MHDO diagnoses were present for 23% of encounters, and were associated with higher charges and rates of admission, but lower mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
StatePublished - Oct 2021

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This study was supported by grants from the National Institute of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) to JJE ( 5T32HL00791 ). NR is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number KL2TR001879 .

FundersFunder number
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteT32HL007915, 5T32HL00791
National Center for Advancing Translational SciencesKL2TR001879


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