Effect of Testosterone Level on Mortality in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Device


Simsek E. , Kilic S., Kemal H., Nalbantgil S., Ozturk P. , Yildirim I. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.51, no.10, pp.3418-3423, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.07.028
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3418-3423

Abstract

Background and objectives. Testosterone deficiency is associated with mortality in patients with heart failure; however, its effects on patients undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation are unclear. We investigated the role of total testosterone (TT) and free testosterone (FT) levels on mortality undergoing LVAD implantation.