The Berlin Heart EXCOR® (or Berlin Heart) is one of the first-ever VADs designed for infants and children. It has been implanted in thousands of children around the world and can help you get stronger, so you can be in the best place possible to receive a heart transplant. Sometimes, the Berlin Heart will allow your heart to recover so that you may no longer need the VAD and can have it removed. Your care team will talk to you about all of your options. Because the Berlin Heart has been around for a long time, there are plenty of experts around the world that can help support you. Rest assured that you are in very safe hands.