Table 3 Univariate and multivariate analysis for mortality in patients with DT LVAD.

From: Association between early ventricular arrhythmias and mortality in destination vs. bridge patients on continuous flow LVAD support

Variable Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
HR [95% CI] P value HR [95% CI] P value
ICM 2.07 [1.34–3.20] 0.001 2.22 [1.35–3.65] 0.002
INTERMACS ≤ 2 1.75 [1.13–2.72] 0.013 2.23 [1.29–3.85] 0.004
GFR* 0.21 [0.09–0.50]  < 0.001 0.98 [0.97–0.99] 0.019
Early post VA 1.90 [1.24–2.91] 0.003 1.60 [1.02–2.53] 0.041
Post AF 1.60 [1.03–2.47] 0.036 1.52 [0.85–2.72] 0.15
Age 2.19 [0.79–6.73] 0.13 1.01 [0.98–1.04] 0.41
CVA 1.73 [1.07–2.80] 0.025 1.21 [0.74–1.98] 0.44
BMI 2.34 [0.96–5.42] 0.06 1.04 (0.98–1.09] 0.24
  1. P values presented in bold are statistically significant (<0.05).
  2. *Per unit change, AF atrial fibrillation, CI confidence interval, CVA cerebrovascular accident, DT destination therapy, GFR glomerular filtration rate, HR hazard ratio, ICM ischemic cardiomyopathy, INTERMACS Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support, LVAD left ventricular assist device, VA ventricular arrhythmias.