Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Devices serve as a bridge to heart transplantation, recovery, or lifelong support for patients at the end stage of Advanced Heart Failure (AdHF). The inflammatory response after MCS implantation links to either successful resolution of surgical injury or progression to multiorgan dysfunction (MOD) and death. Main focus of this study is to develop a set of preoperative predictive biomarkers to characterize inflammatory response and outcomes after MCS implantation.
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