Ventricular Assist Device Application as a Bridge to Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A Single Centers Experience

Transplantation Proceedings, 05/11/2012

Because of the organ shortage, pediatric patients have a low chance to undergo heart transplantation. Ventricular assist devices provides long–term support for children with end–stage heart failure before a suitable heart becomes available. A thromboembolic event remains a major complication influencing their survival.

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