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There are several different types of VADs. Boston Children’s is a leader in VAD innovation, and we have been granted permission to use certain devices pre-FDA approval in specific circumstances. The VAD team will decide which device is most appropriate for each patient’s unique situation.
Your child’s size, age and disease state are all taken into account when deciding what device is right. Some are intended for short-term use and some for long-term use.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is also used to provide emergent, short-term heart and lung support. If it is determined your child needs ECMO support, the VAD team will work with the ECMO team within the Division of Critical Care Medicine.
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