Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems in Latin America.

  title={Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems in Latin America.},
  author={Luiz Fernando Can{\^e}o and Marcelo Biscegli Jatene},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={40 10},
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems are a valuable tool in the care of children with severe refractory cardiogenic shock due to acute or chronic heart conditions. The use of mechanical assistance as a bridge to transplantation or as bridge to recovery is the main indication for this technology in infants and children. These devices require extensive human and economic resources. Because the adoption of new technologies should be cost-effective and followed by good results, the health… CONTINUE READING


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