Children and young adults with heart failure or other critical heart conditions get life-saving mechanical circulatory support at Nemours Children’s. We give kids the best possible chance of survival by bridging the gap from diagnosis to heart transplant, or allowing the heart to recover.
Mechanical circulatory support devices do the work of the heart and lungs, either for a short time, or permanently. We use the latest advancements, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist devices (VADs) (in Delaware).
Our program — part of award-winning heart centers in Delaware and Florida — includes nationally-recognized experts in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology and cardiac intensive care. We work closely with highly skilled perfusionists, nurses and advanced practice providers to tailor care to each child.
We research, participate in clinical trials, and work with academic leaders across the country to develop and improve technologies and find new ways to use devices. And we support your child and family emotionally, too. We guide and nurture you every step of the way.