First pediatric HeartMate 3 implantation: US experience

J Card Surg. 2019 Nov;34(11):1383-1386. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14216. Epub 2019 Aug 17.


Children with heart failure have few mechanical circulatory support options and have a high incidence of embolic events. The favorable hemocompatibility and smaller profile of HeartMate 3 may provide more long-term options for the pediatric population.

Keywords: MCS; cardiac; congenital heart disease; first US experience; heart failure; pediatric perioperative management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Humans