Our Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies program offers a full range of circulatory assist devices as alternatives or bridges to transplantation. We offer leading expertise in the use of the Berlin Heart as a bridge to life-saving treatment, as well as other artificial circulatory assist devices such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy, the Thoratec paracorporeal ventricular assist device (PVAD) and the HeartMate II.
Because every child is unique, our expert cardiologists partner with you to determine the safest, most effective option for your child’s needs. In many cases, we can help your child receiving circulatory assistance to enjoy regular activities like walking, dancing, singing or just cuddling with family members. Our goal is to make sure your child is as happy and healthy as possible while they await their life-changing treatment.