• Relationship Between Time to Left Atrial Decompression and Outcomes in Patients Receiving Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support: A Multicenter Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Early-Career Society Study*

    11 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To assess the variation in timing of left atrial decompression and its association with clinical outcomes in pediatric patients supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation across a multicenter cohort.
    Design:
    Multicenter retrospective study.
    Setting:
    Eleven pediatric hospitals within the United States.
    Patients:
    Patients less than 18 years on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation who underwent left atrial decompression from 2004 to 2016.
    Interventions:
    None.
    Measurements and Main Results:
    A total of 137 patients were included. Cardiomyopathy was...
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  • Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Supported With Ventricular Assist Device-A Multi-Institutional Analysis*

    Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Supported With Ventricular Assist Device-A Multi-Institutional Analysis*

    11 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    The use of ventricular assist devices for pediatric patients with heart failure is increasing, but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Our objectives were to describe the admission outcomes and resource utilization of pediatric patients supported with ventricular assist devices, utilizing a multicenter database.
    Data Sources:
    Pediatric Health Information System database (comprising 49 nonprofit children's hospitals).
    Study Selection:
    Retrospective cohort analysis of the database from January 2006 to September 2015 for all admissions less than or equal to 21...
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