Circulatory support in infants and children.

  title={Circulatory support in infants and children.},
  author={David G. Pennington and Mike Swartz},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={55 1},
Although the last decade has brought dramatic improvement in patient selection and postoperative management of adults and children undergoing advanced mechanical circulatory support, technological advances have been largely limited to the adult population. Intraaortic balloon pumps are technically feasible, but their efficacy has been questioned and their use has been limited in children. Over the last decade, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has become the most commonly used method of… CONTINUE READING