Successful HeartWare Bridge to Recovery in a 3-Year Old: A Game Changer?

Richard Kirk, Ed Peng, Andrew Woods, Julie Flett, Terry Hewitt, Massimo Griselli, Stephen Schueler, Neil Wrightson, Asif Hasan

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We report a 3-year-old boy weighing 13.5 kg who presented with intractable cardiac failure resulting from myocarditis and was treated by implantation of a HeartWare (HVAD) device. He was discharged home with the device. His cardiac function subsequently recovered, and the device was decommissioned. We believe this to be the youngest HVAD recipient and the only child to have recovered and had the device decommissioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1984-1987
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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