Lessons learned from the first application of the DeBakey VAD Child: An intracorporeal ventricular assist device for children

David L.S. Morales, Daniel J. DiBardino, E. Dean McKenzie, Jeff S. Heinle, Anthony C. Chang, Matthias Loebe, George P. Noon, Michael E. DeBakey, Charles D. Fraser

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Abstract

We report and describe the design and the first clinical implantation of the DeBakey ventricular assist device (VAD) Child, a pediatric intracorporeal left ventricular assist device, in a 6-year-old girl. The risk-benefit of novel technologies in advanced heart failure and the lessons learned by our experience are important to consider in hopes that other centers (where this device is now available) may benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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Morales, D. L. S., DiBardino, D. J., McKenzie, E. D., Heinle, J. S., Chang, A. C., Loebe, M., Noon, G. P., DeBakey, M. E., & Fraser, C. D. (2005). Lessons learned from the first application of the DeBakey VAD Child: An intracorporeal ventricular assist device for children. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 24(3), 331-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2004.12.117