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Survival in Pediatric Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices: A Special Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) Report
Patients younger than nineteen years old were included in a study developed to gain a better understanding of pediatric patients supported with ventricular assist devices (VADs). The authors found that illness at VAD implantation, diagnosis, and strategy of support affect survival and differ by device type. The study can act as a predictive tool to help providers make informed decisions.