ASAIO J 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
From the Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
While clinical status at the time of ventricular assist device (VAD) implant can negatively affect outcomes, it is unclear if early improvement after implant can have a positive effect. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to describe the clinical status of pediatric patients supported with a VAD and determine the impact of clinical status on the 1-month follow-up form on survival and ability to discharge. This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively by the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support Registry (Pedimacs) Registry. Read More