Letter by Jennings Regarding Article, “Stroke Risk and Mortality in Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices”
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To the Editor:
I would like to commend Parikh et al1 for their excellent article. Their large, comprehensive cohort significantly advances our understanding of the epidemiology and outcomes associated with stroke in this growing patient population. However, I do have several points that I would like to raise with respect to the data analysis and interpretation.
First, the authors do not appear to have delineated stroke risk according to the type of device implanted. Previous data from our center study found that strokes are more prevalent in patients who …