Current use of the EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device

Roosevelt Bryant, Marie Steiner, James D. St Louis

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Abstract

Since its initial application in the pediatric patient population, the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device has become a widely accepted form of mechanical circulatory support in Europe and the USA. The versatility of the device makes it ideal for pediatric patients because it can be tailored to the size and needs of the patient. In this review, we will explore the broad range of clinical applications of this device including bridge to cardiac transplantation, bridge to recovery, and bridge to bridge implantation where the need for cardiac transplantation may be unclear but long-term mechanical support may be required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-617
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assist device
  • Mechanical support
  • Pediatric
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Genetics(clinical)

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