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The Berlin Heart, a mechanical pump that works by taking over the function of the heart.
As many as 20% of kids waiting for a heart transplant die before an organ is available. An artificial pump that supports the heart could change all that.
Children’s cardiac surgery researchers are exploring the application of pumps, or novel assist devices, that support circulation in children who have heart failure. We are the first clinical research team in the world to evaluate these new technologies that have specific application to pediatrics.
Keenan Griffin was waiting for a heart transplant and running out of time. Luckily, a pediatric pumping heart device, not yet approved in the US, was available to buy him time until he could have life-saving surgery. Keenan's journey
Based on experience with adults, and with the miniaturization of mechanical support systems, ventricular assist devices (VAD) have emerged as an important alternative to ECMO for infants and small children requiring longer-term mechanical circulatory support. Read more
Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
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