Outcomes of heart transplantation in small children bridged with ventricular assist devices.

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BACKGROUND Ventricular assist devices (VADs) have been used with increasing frequency to bridge small children to heart transplantation (HTx), but outcomes in large cohorts are not well established. METHODS Small children (≤ 10 kg) bridged to HTx with VADs between 2004 and 2010 were identified in the United Network for Organ Sharing database. Survival was… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.072

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