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Survival in Pediatric Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices: A Special Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) Report

Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Awais Ashfaq, MD, Angela Lorts, MD, MBA, David Rosenthal, MD, Iki Adachi, MD, Joseph Rossano, MD, Ryan Davies, MD, Kathleen E. Simpson, MD, Katsuhide Maeda, MD, Bethany Wisotzkey, MD, Devin Koehl, MSDS, Ryan S. Cantor, PhD, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, David Peng, MD, James K. Kirklin, MD, and David L. S. Morales, MD

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.

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