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Overcoming the Size Barriers in Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Support
- Author / Creator
- Conway, Jennifer
Mechanical circulatory support has become a therapeutic option for children with advanced heart failure.
This type of support is often used to bridge patients to heart transplantation with approximately a third of
all patients listed for transplant requiring some form of mechanical support. While there are a number of
different devices to choose from the outcomes for the different devices may vary based on patient
characteristics including size. Therefore a research program was established to address the following
questions to help guide the management of pediatric patients with advanced heart failure:
1.What are the clinical characteristics of children 1m2)?
- Graduation date
- Spring 2021
- Type of Item
- Master of Science
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