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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“VAD.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VAD?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=v&file=vad0001m. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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