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Partial mechanical circulatory support in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23735987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Partial mechanical support devices are capable of partially unloading only one ventricle, often the systemic one, in the setting of acute circulatory failure. They are rarely used in the pediatric population, as the mode of circulatory failure in patients with congenital heart disease often involves biventricular or a predominantly right ventricular component. The devices include intra-aortic balloon pumping, Impella, TandemHeart, and CentriMag. They are rarely used as a bridge-to-recovery, but more often as a bridge-to-decision, or bridge-to-conversion to full mechanical support systems, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ventricular assist devices. Currently, lack of availability of more complete support devices, cost issues, or lack of infrastructure and personnel may still be indications to continue using partial mechanical support as opposed to more complete forms of biventricular circulatory support.
Authors:
Ali Dodge-Khatami; Paul A Checchia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1529-7535     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954653     Medline TA:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S62-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany. 2Cardiovascular Intensive Unit, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
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