EXCOR® Pediatric Overview
Providing Even the Smallest Patients with Valuable Support
EXCOR® Pediatric is a mechanical circulatory support system that provides assistance to the failing left ventricle. The system is specifically designed for infants and children with life-threatening heart failure refractory to optimal medical therapy. Young patients benefit directly from restored hemodynamics, a result of the improved circulation provided by the device. Additionally, end-organ function is often improved significantly and even normalized in patients with profound cardiogenic shock.
Treatment with the EXCOR® Pediatric may also improve the quality of life for patients with severe heart failure. Patients of every age may be supported by the system and gain valuable time while waiting for a transplant. Some patients have even experienced recovery of their own heart function
The EXCOR® system incorporates paracorporeal, pulsatile membrane pumps and implantable silicone cannulae. The Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric satisfies a large range of anatomical, clinical and practical requirements of VAD therapy with an extensive portfolio of different size blood pumps and a wide selection of atrial, apex and arterial cannulae.