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Pediatric mechanical circulatory support in the United States: past, present, and future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16966851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical support of the failing myocardium has become standard therapy for adults who fail medical management. Historically, there have been fewer options for children with heart failure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and centrifugal pump-based ventricular assist devices have been the most commonly used circulatory support modalities for pediatrics in the United States. During the last few years, substantial advances in pediatric circulatory support have been made, with greater availability of a number of devices suitable for pediatrics. For example, there has been increasing experience using the DeBakey VAD Child and the Berlin Heart VAD to provide circulatory support for children during this period. A number of innovative devices under development supported by the Pediatric Circulatory Support Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute hold great promise for expanded options for pediatric mechanical circulatory support in the future.
Brian W Duncan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1058-2916     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-12     Completed Date:  2006-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output, Low / therapy*
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / trends
Heart-Assist Devices / trends*,  utilization
National Institutes of Health (U.S.) / economics
United States

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