Use of pediatric Berlin Heart EXCOR biventricular device as a bridge to retransplantation in a 10-month-old infant with acute graft failure after cardiac transplantation.

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We report the implantation of the Berlin Heart EXCOR (Berlin Heart, Berlin, Germany) as a pediatric biventricular assist device in a 10-month-old boy with primary graft failure after cardiac transplantation. The EXCOR was successfully used as a bridge to cardiac retransplantation. The pneumatically driven paracorporeal device supported the patient for 165 days until another suitable heart was obtained.


  • Ann-Katrin Krokstrom
  • Thomas Higgins
  • Sune Johansson
  • Peeter Jögi
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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-526
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch