The ACTION registry is being used to conduct prospective trials. Currently the Berlin Active Driver is being studied at 20 ACTION sites.
Berlin Heart EXCOR®
One weekend, Jimmie noticed his 16-month-old daughter, Brynn, was breathing strangely. One week later, Brynn was heading into surgery to be placed on a VAD. For half a year, Jimmie and his wife, Kristyn, waited by the phone for the transplant call. The family had many long nights, learned how to navigate their lives with a VAD, and finally reached the end of a dark tunnel.
Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) are a common problem in pediatric VAD support. This Pedimacs analysis investigates rates, risk factors, and outcomes The field of pediatric mechanical circulatory support changed dramatically when …