Recovery of acute myocarditis with biventricular assist device in infant

Gi Young Jang, Jae Young Lee, Soo Jin Kim, Woo Sup Shim, Sung Wook Hwang, Woong Han Kim

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A 5-month-old boy was admitted to hospital presenting with cardiogenic shock. The echocardiographic examinations revealed a severe ventricular dysfunction. Despite the aggressive medical therapy, his hemodynamic status progressively deteriorated. Mechanical circulatory support was initially provided with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Because his hemodynamic condition had not improved, the ECMO was removed and a biventricular assist device (BVAD) was instituted. After 10 days, the ventricular function had recovered and the BVAD could be removed. This report describes a successful bridge to recovery using a BVAD in an infant suffering from acute myocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-345
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 7
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute myocarditis
  • Biventricular assist device
  • Infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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