Ventricular Assist Device Application as a Bridge to Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A Single Centers Experience
Transplantation Proceedings, 05/11/2012
Hsu KH et al. – 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.