Texas Children's Hospital Announces FDA Approval of 'Berlin Heart' for Kids

by Cody Tucker, Houston Chronicle

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use in the United States of the German-manufactured Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device.
The device will be used for newborns, toddlers and teens suffering from heart failure and in need of a heart transplant to survive. The device allows them to grow stronger while waiting for a donor heart.


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