Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) in children and adolescents with chronic, end-stage heart failure

Record ID 32011000917
Authors' objectives:

Ventricular assist devices (VADs) compensate for the diminished ability of the heart to pump blood into the circulatory system in patients with acute or advanced chronic heart failure (HF). As a treatment for advanced HF, they are used to sustain patients awaiting heart transplantation and to provide permanent circulatory support in patients who are not candidates for transplantation. VADs sometimes enable waiting transplant candidates to recover myocardial function, thereby eliminating the need for transplantation.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Equipment Design
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2010 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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