The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Weaning Evaluation Protocol for Pediatric Patients After Assist Device Implantation

      VAD implantation is an established treatment strategy for pediatric patients with end-stage heart failure. Although VAD therapy is primarily considered as “bridge-to-transplantation” in pediatric patients, there is potential for myocardial recovery during VAD therapy (“bridge-to-recovery”). We developed a clinical protocol to identify patients for weaning from Berlin Heart Excor.
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