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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1780-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.09.088.

Bridge to transplant with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation followed by HeartWare ventricular assist device in a child.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA.


A 10-year-old boy was admitted with dilated cardiomyopathy. Before scheduled implantation of a HeartWare ventricular assist device, he experienced a cardiac arrest and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for both cardiac and pulmonary support. After 4 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and 126 days of support on the HeartWare ventricular assist device, he underwent successful cardiac transplantation. He is doing well 6 months after transplantation.

Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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