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Current use of the EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device.
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PMID:  20820975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Since its initial application in the pediatric patient population, the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device has become a widely accepted form of mechanical circulatory support in Europe and the USA. The versatility of the device makes it ideal for pediatric patients because it can be tailored to the size and needs of the patient. In this review, we will explore the broad range of clinical applications of this device including bridge to cardiac transplantation, bridge to recovery, and bridge to bridge implantation where the need for cardiac transplantation may be unclear but long-term mechanical support may be required.
Roosevelt Bryant; Marie Steiner; James D St Louis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular translational research     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1937-5395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Transl Res     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468585     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Transl Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Section, The University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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