Docs adapt treatments amid dearth of devices sized for children

Children with heart problems are routinely treated with adult-sized devices, largely because the market for pediatric devices is limited, medical experts say. While a child-sized catheter was recently approved by the FDA, "often we end up having to dramatically modify an operation simply to be able to implant a device in a child," said Dr. Pedro del Nido, chairman of the cardiac surgery department at Boston Children's Hospital.

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