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SCCM Pod-288 The Use of Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices in Children's Hospitals

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Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Robert T. Mansfield, MD, about the article, “The Use of Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices in Children’s Hospitals from 2000 to 2010: Morbidity, Mortality, and Hospital Charges*,” published in the July 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Mansfield is a Cardiac Intensivist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this article, Dr. Mansfield and coauthors examine the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in pediatric patients over time; specifically, the overall use, outcome, co-morbidities and resource utilization.

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Category: PCCM Podcast



Knowledge Area: Pediatrics Cardiovascular