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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Heise, G; Lemmer, J; Weng, Y; Hübler, M; Alexi-Meskishvili, V; Böttcher, W; Hetzer, R; Berger, F; Stiller, B 
Title:
Biomarker responses during mid-term mechanical cardiac support in children. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mid-term mechanical circulatory support on the natriuretic hormone system in children and to assess whether such changes are associated with myocardial recovery. METHODS: Serial blood samples were collected from 19 children (median age 10.8 years, range 0.2 to 17.5 years), all supported with a pulsatile ventricular assist device (Berlin Heart EXCOR; median support time 55 days). Levels of NT-proBNP were analyzed before and 7 a...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Heart Lung Transplant 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
27 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
150-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1053-2498 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler