Implantation of a Berlin Heart as single ventricle by-pass on Fontan circulation in univentricular heart failure

Davide F Calvaruso, Salvatore Ocello, Nicoletta Salviato, Diego Guardì, David F Petruccelli, Antonio Rubino, Khalil Fattouch, Adriano Cipriani, Carlo F Marcelletti
ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 2007, 53 (6): e1-2
The clinical management of ventricular failure after the Fontan operation presents a formidable challenge to surgeons. We report our experience with successful implantation of a Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in a child with Fontan circulation.

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