Successful Use of a Custom-Made Paracorporeal Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Retransplantation in Adult and Adolescent Patients

Marco Ricci, Anthony L. Panos, Fotios M. Andreopoulos, Paolo Rusconi, Eliot Rosenkranz, Michael Barron, Si M. Pham

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations


Because the currently available total artificial hearts are rather bulky, the use of a custom-made paracorporeal total artificial heart constructed with 2 ventricular assist devices is an alternative for children and adults with small stature. This article reports our experience using this system in an adult and a pediatric patient. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-837
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this