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Ventricular assist devices for mechanical circulatory support in children.

Authors
  • Thiagarajan, Ravi R
  • Almond, Christopher S
  • Cooper, David S
  • Morales, David L S
Type
Published Article
Journal
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
3
Issue
1
Pages
104–109
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2150135111425393
PMID: 23804692
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are increasingly used in children to provide mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. In this article, we review information on the current status, outcomes, and future directions for the use of VADs in children.

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