Pediatric ventricular assist devices.

  title={Pediatric ventricular assist devices.},
  author={Iki Adachi and Sarah Burki and Farhan Zafar and David Luis Simon Morales},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  volume={7 12},
The domain of pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) has recently gained considerable attention. Despite the fact that, historically, the practice of pediatric mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has lagged behind that of adult patients, this gap between the two groups is narrowing. Currently, the Berlin EXCOR VAD is the only pediatric-specific durable VAD approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The prospective Berlin Heart trial demonstrated a successful outcome, either… CONTINUE READING
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