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Title: Isolated right ventricular unloading for postcardiotomy right ventricular failure in a child
Authors: Kim, Y I ×
Ferdinande, Patrick
Flameng, Willem
Daenen, Willem #
Issue Date: Jan-1995
Series Title: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery vol:9 issue:3 pages:169-71
Abstract: Severe right ventricular (RV) failure after total correction of double outlet RV (DORV) with pulmonary atresia was completely reversed with extracorporeal mechanical RV unloading in a 2.5-year-old child. The patient could be weaned after 168 h of RV assist device (RVAD) support using a centrifugal Bio-Medicus pump and was discharged from the hospital without adverse effects. This experience of isolated RV unloading in a child encourages further application of RVAD in pediatric patients.
ISSN: 1010-7940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Experimental Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine
× corresponding author
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