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

Kelly A. Crews, Samantha L. Kaiser, Richard J. Walczak, Robert D B Jaquiss, Andrew J. Lodge

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1780-1782
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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