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VAD as bridge to recovery in anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy and HHV6 myocarditis


Cavigelli-Brunner, Anna; Schweiger, Martin; Knirsch, Walter; Stiasny, Brian; Klingel, Karin; Kretschmar, Oliver; Hübler, Michael (2014). VAD as bridge to recovery in anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy and HHV6 myocarditis. Pediatrics, 134(3):e894-e899.

Abstract

This report describes an 8-year-old child with acute anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy triggered by human herpesvirus 6 and the subsequent implantation of an intracorporeal continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and the process to discharge the child from the hospital. After barely 3 months on mechanical support, the device was explanted after thorough examination. Experiences regarding LVAD removal are limited, and no guidelines for echocardiographic and hemodynamic criteria for LVAD removal in children have been published thus far. We present our institutional algorithm for device selection, surveillance in an ambulatory setting, and testing for myocardial recovery, as well as our criteria for LVAD explantation in children.

Abstract

This report describes an 8-year-old child with acute anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy triggered by human herpesvirus 6 and the subsequent implantation of an intracorporeal continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and the process to discharge the child from the hospital. After barely 3 months on mechanical support, the device was explanted after thorough examination. Experiences regarding LVAD removal are limited, and no guidelines for echocardiographic and hemodynamic criteria for LVAD removal in children have been published thus far. We present our institutional algorithm for device selection, surveillance in an ambulatory setting, and testing for myocardial recovery, as well as our criteria for LVAD explantation in children.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:September 2014
Deposited On:12 Feb 2015 13:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:51
Publisher:American Academy of Pediatrics
ISSN:0031-4005
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-2272
PubMed ID:25092940

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