Presented in part at the 12th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps in Cleveland, OH, U.S.A., October 7–10, 2004.
The PediPump: A New Ventricular Assist Device for Children
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
Volume 29, Issue 7, pages 527–530, July 2005
How to Cite
Duncan, B. W., Lorenz, M., Kopcak, M. W., Fukamachi, K., Ootaki, Y., Chen, H. M., Chapman, P. A., Davis, S. J. and Smith, W. A. (2005), The PediPump: A New Ventricular Assist Device for Children. Artificial Organs, 29: 527–530. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2005.29088.x
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
- Received November 2004; revised February 2005.
- Extracorporeal circulation;
- Ventricular assist device;
- Congenital heart disease;
- Heart failure;
- Heart transplantation;
Abstract: Options for mechanical circulatory support for the treatment of end-stage heart failure in children are limited. Ventricular assist devices (VADs), which have revolutionized cardiac care in adults, remain largely unavailable for pediatric applications. The PediPump is a new rotary dynamic VAD designed to provide support for the entire range of patient sizes encountered in pediatrics. Despite being much smaller than currently available VADs, which makes it suitable for even newborn circulatory support, the PediPump demonstrates excellent hemodynamic performance.