First use of an intra-pericardial continuous flow ventricular assist device in a child with muscular dystrophy

Ryan R Davies, Marc Priest, Christian Pizarro

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Heart failure is a common cause of death in patients with muscular dystrophy. Mechanical support may be an important component of long-term heart failure therapy in these patients. We present a report of a child with muscular dystrophy successfully implanted with a Heartware HVAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • cardiomyopathy
  • Circulatory support devices
  • paediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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