Table 3

Reasons for SL and ML Patient Inactivation at End of Primary Listing

SL (n = 6,271)ML (n = 265)p Value
Candidate cannot be contacted46 (0.7)5 (1.9)0.0544
Candidate choice210 (3.3)42 (15.8)<0.0001
Candidate work-up incomplete97 (1.5)2 (0.7)0.4404
Insurance issues116 (1.8)25 (9.4)<0.0001
Medical noncompliance190 (3.0)4 (1.5)0.1942
Inappropriate substance use85 (1.4)3 (1.1)1.0000
Temporarily too sick1,585 (25.3)34 (12.8)<0.0001
Temporarily too well620 (9.9)7 (2.6)<0.0001
Weight currently inappropriate for HT184 (2.9)1 (0.4)0.0071
VAD implantation and/or VAD complication616 (9.8)12 (4.5)0.0027
HT pending1 (0.0)0 (0.0)1.0000
Physician/surgeon unavailable4 (0.0)2 (0.7)0.0220
Unknown/not reported2,517 (40.1)128 (48.3)0.0088

Values are n (%).

Significant p values are in bold.

VAD = ventricular assist device; other abbreviations as in Table 1.