Mental Health Disorders and Emergency Resource Use and Outcomes in Ventricular Assist Device Supported Patients.

TitleMental Health Disorders and Emergency Resource Use and Outcomes in Ventricular Assist Device Supported Patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsEdwards JJ, Edelson JB, Katcoff H, Mondal A, Lefkowitz D, Reza N, Hanff TC, Griffis H, Mazurek JA, Wald J, Owens AT, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Burstein DS, Atluri P, O'Connor MJ, Goldberg LR, Zamani P, Groeneveld PW, Rossano JW, Lin KY, Birati EY
JournalAm Heart J
Date Published2021 Jun 02
ISSN1097-6744
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.ahj.2021.05.018
Alternate JournalAm Heart J
PubMed ID34089695