Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Disease

Advanced Heart Failure Therapies: Assist Devices

The Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease continues to be a leader in the treatment of advanced heart failure and heart transplantation for children and adult patients with congenital heart disease. This program has performed 150 pediatric heart transplants since its inception in 1985. The volume and complexity of patients receiving heart transplants continue to grow and this increase brings the use of newer and different ventricular assist devices, which are often a bridge to heart transplantation.

Children < 18 Years Receiving a Ventricular Assist Device (N = 15)

2015 - 2018

Year Children (N) Transplant (N) Recovery (N) Death (N)
2015 5 3 0 2
2016 5 4 0 0
2017 5 4 0 1
2018 3 2 1 0