VAD

abbreviation or noun

Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of VAD was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“VAD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VAD. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

VAD

abbreviation or noun

: ventricular assist device
Known technically as VADs, or ventricular assist devices, these implants can sometimes rescue even the most desperate patients. Geoffrey Cowley et al., Newsweek
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