Efficacy of ventricular assist devices in children

May 2005
Cardiology in the Young;May2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 15 Issue S2, p75
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study related to the use of ventricular assist devices in the treatment of end-stage cardiac failure in the pediatric population. 38 patients received assist devices, with ages ranging from 2 days to 23 years. There were size differences with weights ranging between 2.7 and 75 kg. Indications for implantation of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation were postcardiotomy heart failure in 18 patients; reanimation in 3 patients and non-operation related cardiac failure in 5 patients.


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