How much the EXCOR® Active influences the quality of life and mobility of children with heart disease is demonstrated by the young patients themselves.
The Fraunhofer Institute had a look at the financial effects:
“The Berlin Heart EXCOR® Active aimed to enable discharge from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to the general ward or a residential unit on hospital premises possible. In perspective, even care in the patient’s own home should be permitted. This would not only mean a revolutionary change in the situation for affected families but would also save approximately €10,000 per month, as hospital costs including accommodation for the family far exceed the cost of a full-time home care worker.“*