Pediatric VAD/Artificial Heart Program

To address the critical need for pediatric artificial hearts, the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and industry have funded efforts to develop PediaFlow, a quarter-sized heart support system that provides assistance for up to six months, either as a bridge to transplant or to recovery. PediaFlow is designed for children from birth to 2 years. Dr. Wearden is the clinical leader of this large effort.

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