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Keywords:

  • adolescent;
  • cardiac transplantation;
  • pediatric heart transplant;
  • cardiomyopathy

D’Alessandro D, Forest SJ, Lamour J, Hsu D, Weinstein S, Goldstein D. First reported use of the heartware HVAD in the US as bridge to transplant in an adolescent.

Abstract:  Limited options exist for mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation in pediatric patients with advanced heart failure. This is particularly true when it comes to intracorporeal technologies. We describe the first reported experience with the use of the HVAD in the US as a successful bridge to transplantation in a 13-yr-old patient.