The first annual report of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (IMACS) registry provides global data on 5,942 patients from 31 countries. This initial report focuses on patient demographics, survival, device types, adverse events, competing outcomes, and a risk factor analysis.
Kirklin, J. K., Cantor, R., Mohacsi, P., Gummert, J., De By, T., Hannan, M. M., … Lannon, J. (2016). First Annual IMACS Report: A global International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 35(4), 407–412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2016.01.002