Mechanical Circulatory Support in Children

Author(s): Iki Adachi, Robert D.B. Jaquiss.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2016

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The field of pediatric mechanical circulatory support has undergone a significant evolution with the advent of devices designed for children and the implementation of new strategies for deployment. With the ongoing shortage of organs the demand for new devices specifically designed for children will only increase. This review discusses the evolution of mechanical circulatory support, available devices, and the implementation of new strategies for their deployment.

Keywords: Cardiac, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pediatric, transplantation, remodeling.

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Year: 2016
Page: [132 - 140]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X12666151119165841

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