EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, vol.60, no.3, pp.506-515, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Article / Review
Title of Journal :
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
Left ventricular assist device, Dressing, Driveline, Driveline infection, Protocols, Care, OCTENIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE, POVIDONE-IODINE, DRESSING CHANGE, WOUND CARE, CHLORHEXIDINE, INFECTIONS, PREVENTION, IMPACT, SKIN
OBJECTIVES: Driveline infections continue to be a significant complication following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Driveline exit-site care is crucial for the prevention of infections; however, there are no uniform guidelines. The goal of this study was to provide an overview of the currently published driveline exit-site care protocols in patients with LVAD.