Mechanical circulatory support in children

Bridge to transplant versus recovery

John Jefferies, David L. Morales

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Abstract

The number of children and adolescents suffering from heart failure is increasing dramatically. Some of these patients will progress to need advanced therapies in the form of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Over the past few years, increased attention has been focused on clinical use of existing devices as well the development of pediatricspecific ventricular assist devices (VADs). As in adult populations, these devices offer unique opportunities to successfully support children as a bridge-to-transplant, but increasing data suggest that bridge-to-recovery and bridgeto- destination are also viable options in select pediatric populations. Herein, we will review existing approaches as well describe future potential MCS options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-243
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Heart Failure Reports
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Transplants
Equipment and Supplies
Heart-Assist Devices
Population
Heart Failure
Pediatrics
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Mechanical circulatory support in children : Bridge to transplant versus recovery. / Jefferies, John; Morales, David L.

In: Current Heart Failure Reports, Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.09.2012, p. 236-243.

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