Successful bridge to transplant using the Berlin Heart left ventricular assist device in a 3-month-old infant

Gansevoort H. Dunnington, Justin Sleasman, Abdulaziz Alkhaldi, Marc P. Pelletier, Bruce A. Reitz, Robert C. Robbins

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Abstract

The EXCOR Berlin Heart (Berlin Heart, Berlin, Germany) was successfully used as a pediatric left ventricular assist device as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. The pneumatically driven paracorporeal device successfully supported a 7 kg patient for 53 days until a suitable heart was obtained for transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1116-1118
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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