This analysis explored the clinical characteristics and outcomes of pediatric patients supported on a paracorporeal continuous, a paracorporeal pulsatile, and those that transitioned from a paracorporeal continuous to pulsatile pump: “Paracorporeal Support in Pediatric Patients: The Role of the Patient-Device Interaction”
Researchers observed differences in survival across different device strategies—with patients supported on paracorporeal continuous flow pumps having the worst survival. However, being able to transition from paracorporeal continuous to a paracorporeal pulsatile device was associated with better survival. These findings are likely driven by differences in patient characteristics supported by the various device strategies.
This important analysis included several ACTION members:
- Tara Pidborochynski
- Holger Buchholz
- Darren Freed
- Devilliers Jonker
- Paula Holinski
- Jennifer Conway
Sughimoto K, Pidborochynski T, Buchholz H, Freed DH, Al-Aklabi M, Jonker D, Anand V, Holinski P, Conway J. Paracorporeal Support in Pediatric Patients: The Role of the Patient-Device Interaction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jul 29:S0003-4975(21)01293-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.06.062. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34331928.