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Cerebral Strokes in Children on Intracorporeal Ventricular Assist Devices: Analysis of the EUROMACS Registry
Schweiger and colleagues retrospectively analyzed stroke rate for patients under 19 years old in the European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support database. Analysis of the 51 pediatric patients who were supported with a continuous-flow ventricular assist device revealed an incidence of cerebral stroke of 0.1 per patient-year.