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Chapter 70 - Ventricular Assist Devices

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter provides an excellent and in-depth discussion on the complexities associated with caring for children with ventricular assist device support. The author provides a thorough analysis of the available support devices in children based on the patients’ indication for support. perioperative management algorithms for patients supported by the continuous flow devices and Berlin devices are suggested. The perioperative approach for these patients is reviewed in detail with respect to VAD/anesthesia interaction.

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Print publication year: 2019

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Cooper, DS, Pretre, R. Clinical management of pediatric ventricular assist devices. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013;14:S27–36. PMID: 23735982.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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Stein, ML, et al. Ventricular assist devices in a contemporary pediatric cohort: Morbidity, functional recovery, and survival. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016; 35:9298. PMID: 26210751.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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