Successful treatment of postoperative right ventricular heart failure withthe HIA-Medos-assist system in a 2-year-old girl

Citation
U. Busch et al., Successful treatment of postoperative right ventricular heart failure withthe HIA-Medos-assist system in a 2-year-old girl, PEDIAT CARD, 20(2), 1999, pp. 161-163
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0172-0643 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
161 - 163
Database
ISI
SICI code
0172-0643(199903/04)20:2<161:STOPRV>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
One year after total correction of tetralogy of Fallot, reoperation was per formed in a 2-year-old infant because of an aneurysm of the right ventricul ar outflow tract. After removal of the aneurysm, massive right ventricular failure occurred. Maximal medical inotropic support could not reestablish s ufficient right ventricular function. Therefore, it was decided to implant the new HIA-Medos system as a right ventricular assist. In the postoperativ e period, echocardiographic controls showed increasing contractility of the right ventricle. The assist system was removed after 3 days and the infant was discharged in good condition on the 22nd postoperative day.