Long-term use of ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery in acute fulminant myocarditis

Caroline L George, Rebecca K Ameduri, Robyn C Reed, Kirsten B. Dummer, David M. Overman, James D. St. Louis

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Abstract

We report the successful long-term use of a left ventricular assist device (Berlin EXCOR) as a bridge to recovery in a patient with fulminant parvovirus B19 myocarditis. The use of this device allowed time for myocardial recovery, avoiding the need for cardiac transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e59-e60
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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