Mechanical Circulatory Support as Bridge to Transplantation for the Failing Single Ventricle.

@article{Arnaoutakis2017MechanicalCS,
  title={Mechanical Circulatory Support as Bridge to Transplantation for the Failing Single Ventricle.},
  author={George J. Arnaoutakis and David Blitzer and Stephanie M P N Fuller and Aaron Wesley Eckhauser and Lisa M. Montenegro and Joseph W. Rossano and J. William Gaynor},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={193-197}
}
BACKGROUND Circulatory failure necessitating cardiac transplantation will ultimately develop in many patients with functional single-ventricle physiology. Interest in the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in this population is growing. METHODS This was a retrospective case series of patients with functional single-ventricle physiology who underwent MCS with a ventricular assist device or a total artificial heart as a bridge to cardiac transplantation between January 2006 and… CONTINUE READING