Aortic exclusion: A method of handling aortic insufficiency in the pediatric population needing mechanical circulatory support

Kimberly L. Gandy, Michael E. Mitchell, Andrew N Pelech, Robert A. Niebler, George Hoffman, Stuart Berger

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Aortic insufficiency (AI) is generally regarded as a contraindication for mechanical circulatory support in children. In the current Berlin EXCOR trial, moderate to severe AI is an exclusion criterion. There are reports in the literature of successful mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in adult patients with significant AI via "aortic exclusion" or bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. We report the first case of aortic exclusion in an infant with moderate to severe aortic insufficiency in need of MCS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1233
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Aortic exclusion
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Berlin
  • Bridge to transplant
  • Bridge to transplantation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Children
  • Pediatric
  • VAD
  • Viral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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