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1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of VAD was in 1982

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Medical Definition of VAD

: 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, 25 June 2001

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