This study was published in Cardiology 1998 Mar;89(3):184-8
Study title and authors:
Low serum cholesterol levels predict high perioperative mortality in patients supported by a left-ventricular assist system.
Richartz BM, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH, Vaughn WK, Taegtmeyer H.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 77030, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9570432
The study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with survival rates in 45 heart transplant patients.
The study found that cholesterol levels were 62.5% higher in heart transplant patients that survived compared to those that died.