Mechanical circulatory support in pediatric cardiomyopathy. Mahle, W. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 39(1):29–32, January, 2015.
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© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) plays a critical role in the support of children with a failing heart. The last three decades have witnessed a remarkable advance in the science of MCS for children. Over 20% of children undergoing heart transplantation receive some form of mechanical support while on the wait list. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary support, but is limited by a vexing pro-inflammatory and thrombogenic cascade after days or weeks of support. Ventricular assist devices on the other hand can provide durable support for as long as a year. MCS continues to evolve with smaller devices and the use of more biocompatible materials.
@article{mahle_mechanical_2015,
	title = {Mechanical circulatory support in pediatric cardiomyopathy},
	volume = {39},
	issn = {1058-9813},
	doi = {10.1016/j.ppedcard.2015.01.005},
	abstract = {© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) plays a critical role in the support of children with a failing heart. The last three decades have witnessed a remarkable advance in the science of MCS for children. Over 20\% of children undergoing heart transplantation receive some form of mechanical support while on the wait list. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary support, but is limited by a vexing pro-inflammatory and thrombogenic cascade after days or weeks of support. Ventricular assist devices on the other hand can provide durable support for as long as a year. MCS continues to evolve with smaller devices and the use of more biocompatible materials.},
	number = {1},
	journal = {Progress in Pediatric Cardiology},
	author = {Mahle, WT},
	month = jan,
	year = {2015},
	pages = {29--32}
}
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