The thoratec® centrimag® for pediatric right ventricular failure

Ashley B. Hodge, Catherine J. Yeager, Thomas J. Preston, Andrew J. Savage, Ryan J. Butts, Minoo N. Kavarana

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Acute right ventricular failure post heart transplantation in the pediatric population has not been well documented. Treatment using medical therapies including inotropes and nitric oxide are often inefficient for pediatric patients. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been traditionally used in children until a long-term decision can be made. As a result of the emergence of smaller assist devices, pediatric practitioners now have more options available to treat this patient population. We describe the successful use of the Thoratec® CentriMag® in a pediatric patient posttransplantation with acute right ventricular failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass equipment
  • Pediatric heart failure
  • Pediatric transplantation
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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