Overcoming the Size Barriers in Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Support

  • Author / Creator
    Conway, Jennifer
  • Mechanical circulatory support has become a therapeutic option for children with advanced heart failure.
    This type of support is often used to bridge patients to heart transplantation with approximately a third of
    all patients listed for transplant requiring some form of mechanical support. While there are a number of
    different devices to choose from the outcomes for the different devices may vary based on patient
    characteristics including size. Therefore a research program was established to address the following
    questions to help guide the management of pediatric patients with advanced heart failure:
    1.What are the clinical characteristics of children 1m2)?

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2021
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Science
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