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Successful bridge to transplant using the Berlin Heart left ventricular assist device in a 3-month-old infant

Gansevoort H Dunnington, Justin Sleasman, Abdulaziz Alkhaldi, Marc P Pelletier, Bruce A Reitz, Robert C Robbins
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006, 81 (3): 1116-8
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The EXCOR Berlin Heart (Berlin Heart, Berlin, Germany) was successfully used as a pediatric left ventricular assist device as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. The pneumatically driven paracorporeal device successfully supported a 7 kg patient for 53 days until a suitable heart was obtained for transplantation.

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