• Vol. 38 No. 7, 649–650
  • 15 July 2009

First Paediatric Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation as Bridge-to-Recovery in Singapore



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Severe acute heart failure in young and elderly patients regardless of the aetiology is a challenging condition for the involved therapeutic team. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have proven their capacity to work as valuable tools to support impaired heart function and prevent the progression of multi-organ failure.1 Mainly used as a bridge-to-transplantation, we would like to report the first introduction of such a device in Singapore which served successfully as a bridge-to-recovery.

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