Neurological complications during pulsatile ventricular assistance with the berlin heart EXCOR in children: Incidence and risk factors

Angelo Polito, Roberta Netto, Massimiliano Soldati, Gianluca Brancaccio, Giorgia Grutter, Antonio Amodeo, Zaccaria Ricci, Stefano Morelli, Paola Cogo

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The aim of this study is to describe the incidence of brain injury (BI) in children with end-stage cardiac failure who were supported with the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device (VAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation. Between January 2002 and January 2012, all patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalArtificial Organs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013



  • Brain injury
  • Heart failure
  • Pediatric
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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