Doff B McElhinney

Summary

Affiliation: Children's Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Creation of a brachial arteriovenous fistula for treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1604-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Dilation of the ascending aorta after balloon valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis during infancy and childhood
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:702-8. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Incorporation of the hepatic veins into the cavopulmonary circulation in patients with heterotaxy and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a Kawashima procedure
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1597-603. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Stent fracture, valve dysfunction, and right ventricular outflow tract reintervention after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: patient-related and procedural risk factors in the US Melody Valve Trial
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 4:602-14. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Cerebral blood flow characteristics and biometry in fetuses undergoing prenatal intervention for aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:29-37. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Predictors of technical success and postnatal biventricular outcome after in utero aortic valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 120:1482-90. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis in fetuses with aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1792-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Congenital portosystemic venous connections and other abdominal venous abnormalities in patients with polysplenia and functionally univentricular heart disease: a case series and literature review
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 6:28-40. 2011
  9. doi request reprint In situ fracture of stents implanted for relief of pulmonary arterial stenosis in patients with congenitally malformed hearts
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:405-14. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Recombinant human growth hormone treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in children
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e452-8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. ncbi request reprint Creation of a brachial arteriovenous fistula for treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1604-9. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Dilation of the ascending aorta after balloon valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis during infancy and childhood
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:702-8. 2012
    ..More significant residual AS after valvuloplasty was associated with lower AA Z scores over time. In conclusion, AA dilation is common in children with congenital AS and continues to progress over many years after balloon valvuloplasty...
  3. ncbi request reprint Incorporation of the hepatic veins into the cavopulmonary circulation in patients with heterotaxy and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a Kawashima procedure
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1597-603. 2005
    ..Resolution of PAVMs after hepatic vein (HV) inclusion into the cavopulmonary circulation has been reported, but there has been no systematic investigation of the effects of this therapy in a population of more than 3 patients...
  4. doi request reprint Stent fracture, valve dysfunction, and right ventricular outflow tract reintervention after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: patient-related and procedural risk factors in the US Melody Valve Trial
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 4:602-14. 2011
    ..Among patients undergoing transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) replacement with the Melody valve, risk factors for Melody stent fracture (MSF) and right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reintervention have not been well defined...
  5. doi request reprint Cerebral blood flow characteristics and biometry in fetuses undergoing prenatal intervention for aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:29-37. 2010
    ..The mechanisms and significance of these abnormalities are unknown. Prenatal aortic valvuloplasty did not have a major impact on these indices. (E-mail: doff.mcelhinney@cardio.chboston.org)...
  6. doi request reprint Predictors of technical success and postnatal biventricular outcome after in utero aortic valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 120:1482-90. 2009
    ..Prenatal balloon aortic valvuloplasty may improve left heart growth and function, possibly preventing evolution to hypoplastic left heart syndrome...
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis in fetuses with aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1792-7. 2010
    ..Additional experience and external validation of the EFE grading scoring system are necessary...
  8. doi request reprint Congenital portosystemic venous connections and other abdominal venous abnormalities in patients with polysplenia and functionally univentricular heart disease: a case series and literature review
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 6:28-40. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint In situ fracture of stents implanted for relief of pulmonary arterial stenosis in patients with congenitally malformed hearts
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:405-14. 2008
    ..Although there are reports of fractured pulmonary arterial stents, little is known about the risk factors for, and implications of, such fractures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Recombinant human growth hormone treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in children
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e452-8. 2004
    ..We undertook this study to determine the effects of recombinant human GH on LV function and mass among children with stable LV dysfunction attributable to DCM...
  11. doi request reprint Cavopulmonary pathway modification in patients with heterotaxy and newly diagnosed or persistent pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a modified Fontan operation
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1362-70.e1. 2011
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Fetal tricuspid valve size and growth as predictors of outcome in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
    Joshua W Salvin
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiac ICU Office, Farley 6, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e415-20. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the size and rate of growth of the fetal tricuspid valve predict neonatal anatomy and biventricular repair...
  13. doi request reprint Mitral valve replacement in infants and children 5 years of age or younger: evolution in practice and outcome over three decades with a focus on supra-annular prosthesis implantation
    Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:954-61, 961.e1-3. 2008
    ..Supra-annular prosthesis implantation can facilitate mitral valve replacement with a larger prosthesis in children with a small annulus, but little is known about its effect on the outcomes of mitral valve replacement in young children...
  14. doi request reprint Bare metal stenting for obstructed small diameter homograft conduits in the right ventricular outflow tract
    Michelle Carr
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:E44-52. 2013
    ..Our aim was to assess acute hemodynamic changes with stent insertion, outcomes, and factors associated with increased longevity of stented small diameter homograft conduits...
  15. doi request reprint Surgical aortic valvuloplasty in children and adolescents with aortic regurgitation: acute and intermediate effects on aortic valve function and left ventricular dimensions
    Emile A Bacha
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:552-9, 559.e1-3. 2008
    ..Surgical aortic valvuloplasty is increasingly employed in the management of children and adolescents with aortic regurgitation, but the durability of this approach and factors associated with outcome are not well defined...
  16. doi request reprint Short- and medium-term outcomes after transcatheter pulmonary valve placement in the expanded multicenter US melody valve trial
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass 10032, USA
    Circulation 122:507-16. 2010
    ..The Melody valve was recently approved in the United States for placement in dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits...
  17. doi request reprint Connection of discontinuous pulmonary arteries in patients with a superior or total cavopulmonary circulation
    Emile A Bacha
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1948-54. 2008
    ..We investigated factors associated with successful connection of nonconfluent PAs in patients with a cavopulmonary circulation...
  18. doi request reprint The evolving role of intraoperative balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in valve-sparing repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    Joshua D Robinson
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1367-73. 2011
    ..This study reviewed a single institution's experience with valve-sparing repair and investigated the role of intraoperative balloon valvuloplasty...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fetal aortic valve stenosis and the evolution of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: patient selection for fetal intervention
    Kaarin Mäkikallio
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 113:1401-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to define echocardiographic features associated with progression of midgestation fetal AS to HLHS...
  20. doi request reprint Relation of systemic-to-pulmonary artery collateral flow in single ventricle physiology to palliative stage and clinical status
    Ashwin Prakash
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1038-45. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint Short-term performance of the transcatheter Melody valve in high-pressure hemodynamic environments in the pulmonary and systemic circulations
    Babar S Hasan
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 4:615-20. 2011
    ..The function of this valve when subjected to high-pressure loads in humans is unknown. The aim of this study was to describe the immediate and short-term results of Melody valves implanted in a high-pressure environment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Left heart growth, function, and reintervention after balloon aortic valvuloplasty for neonatal aortic stenosis
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 111:451-8. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the growth and function of left heart structures or about patterns of reintervention on the left heart after neonatal BAVP...
  23. pmc Primary left ventricular rehabilitation is effective in maintaining two-ventricle physiology in the borderline left heart
    Sitaram M Emani
    Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:1276-82. 2009
    ..We studied the effects of left ventricular rehabilitation--endocardial fibroelastosis resection with mitral or aortic valvuloplasty--on left ventricular function and clinical outcomes...
  24. pmc Left ventricular diastolic function in children and young adults with congenital aortic valve disease
    Kevin G Friedman
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:243-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, DD is common in young patients with AS and AS+AR but not in those with pure AR. A greater LV mass and previous aortic valve dilation were associated with DD...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term pulmonary regurgitation following balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary stenosis risk factors and relationship to exercise capacity and ventricular volume and function
    David M Harrild
    Departments of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1041-7. 2010
    ..This study sought to examine the prevalence and predictors of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) following balloon dilation (BD) for pulmonary stenosis (PS) and to investigate its impact on ventricular volume and function, and exercise tolerance...
  26. doi request reprint In utero valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with hypoplastic right ventricle: techniques and outcomes
    Wayne Tworetzky
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e510-8. 2009
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Aortic valve reinterventions after balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis intermediate and late follow-up
    David W Brown
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1740-9. 2010
    ..the aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of transcatheter balloon aortic valvuloplasty, the preferred treatment for congenital aortic stenosis (AS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Improving outcomes in fetuses and neonates with congenital displacement (Ebstein's malformation) or dysplasia of the tricuspid valve
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:582-6. 2005
    ..To improve outcomes in this group of high-risk patients, novel approaches to management may be indicated...
  29. doi request reprint Reliability and accuracy of echocardiographic right heart evaluation in the U.S. Melody Valve Investigational Trial
    David W Brown
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:383-392.e4. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of echocardiography for evaluating RV parameters in patients in the five-center Melody TPV trial...
  30. doi request reprint Aortic stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation in the fetus resulting in giant left atrium and hydrops: pathophysiology, outcomes, and preliminary experience with pre-natal cardiac intervention
    Melanie Vogel
    Department of Cardiology, The Advanced Fetal Care Center, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:348-55. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology, management, and outcomes of fetal hemodynamic instability during prenatal cardiac intervention
    Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud
    Department of Anesthesiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatr Res 62:325-30. 2007
    ..Hemopericardium may be causative in a subset of fetuses...
  32. ncbi request reprint Aortic valvuloplasty in the fetus: technical characteristics of successful balloon dilation
    Audrey C Marshall
    Department of Cardiology and Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Pediatr 147:535-9. 2005
    ..To describe technical aspects of successful fetal aortic valvuloplasty, with particular attention to balloon size...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endovascular stenting of obstructed right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduits: a 15-year experience
    Lynn F Peng
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 113:2598-605. 2006
    ..The optimal treatment for dysfunctional right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduits is unknown. Limited follow-up data on stenting of RV-PA conduits have been reported...
  34. doi request reprint Reversible ductus arteriosus constriction due to maternal indomethacin after fetal intervention for hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact/restrictive atrial septum
    Melanie Vogel
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Fetal Diagn Ther 27:40-5. 2010
    ..Indomethacin promotes closure of the DA in newborns and in fetal life, a potentially life threatening complication in fetuses with ductus-dependent congenital heart disease...
  35. doi request reprint Outcome of fetuses and infants with double inlet single left ventricle
    Edythe B C Tham
    Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1652-6. 2008
    ..During this same period, postnatal survival has improved substantially. Neonatal surgery of any type was the only independent risk factor for worse survival...
  36. doi request reprint Fetal diagnosis of interrupted aortic arch
    Melanie Vogel
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:727-34. 2010
    ..Despite the diagnostic challenges, the frequency of prenatal diagnosis of the IAA is increasing...
  37. doi request reprint Results of in utero atrial septoplasty in fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Audrey C Marshall
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston 02115, USA
    Prenat Diagn 28:1023-8. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the effect of prenatal intervention intended to create atrial septal defects in fetuses with this diagnosis...
  38. doi request reprint Outcomes of transcatheter approach for initial treatment of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
    Babar Sultan Hasan
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:111-8. 2013
    ..To review the short and medium term outcome of transcatheter pulmonary valve perforation (PVP) in patients with pulmonary atresia-intact ventricular septum and non-right ventricular dependant coronary circulation (PA/IVS non-RVDCC)...
  39. doi request reprint Obstruction of the superior vena cava after neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: association with chylothorax and outcome of transcatheter treatment
    Selcen Yaroglu Kazanci
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 14:37-43. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between chylothorax and superior vena cava obstruction after neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
  40. doi request reprint Effectiveness of balloon valvuloplasty for palliation of mitral stenosis after repair of atrioventricular canal defects
    Joshua D Robinson
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:1770-3. 2009
    ..Because BMV can incompletely relieve obstruction and increase mitral regurgitation, it will not be definitive in most patients but will usually delay MV replacement to accommodate a larger prosthesis...
  41. doi request reprint Outcomes after stent implantation for the treatment of congenital and postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis in children
    Sowmya Balasubramanian
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:109-17. 2012
    ..Surgical and transcatheter approaches are acutely successful but restenosis is common and rapid...
  42. doi request reprint Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease Adjustment for Risk Method (CHARM)
    Lisa Bergersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 4:1037-46. 2011
    ..This study sought to develop a method to adjust for case mix complexity in catheterization for congenital heart disease to allow equitable comparisons of adverse event (AE) rates...
  43. doi request reprint Early reintervention on the pulmonary arteries and right ventricular outflow tract after neonatal or early infant repair of truncus arteriosus using homograft conduits
    Amalia M Lund
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:106-13. 2011
    ..A smaller conduit size was associated with early RVOT/PA reintervention. The branch PA size was normal before surgery, suggesting that the PA stenosis in these patients resulted from factors other than intrinsic stenosis or hypoplasia...
  44. doi request reprint Echocardiographic predictors of mitral stenosis-related death or intervention in infants
    Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02155, USA
    Am Heart J 156:384-90. 2008
    ..Among patients diagnosed with MS in early infancy, echocardiographic factors associated with MS-related intervention or death have not been determined...
  45. doi request reprint Left ventricular remodeling and improvement in diastolic function after balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis
    Kevin G Friedman
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:549-54. 2012
    ..In congenital aortic stenosis, chronic pressure load has detrimental effects on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function. Reduction in LV pressure load with balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAVP) may improve diastolic function...
  46. pmc Clinical and stent-related outcomes after transcatheter or operative placement of bare-metal stents in the ventricular septum or subvalvar systemic outflow tract
    Diego Porras
    Department of Cardiology and Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:570-81. 2012
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Pulmonary valve replacement function in adolescents: a comparison of bioprosthetic valves and homograft conduits
    Sarosh P Batlivala
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:2007-16. 2012
    ..New transcatheter therapies-including transcatheter pulmonary valves-have been developed, and their utilization could be justified by these data...
  48. doi request reprint Ultra-high-pressure balloon angioplasty for treatment of resistant stenoses within or adjacent to previously implanted pulmonary arterial stents
    Jessica Maglione
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2:52-8. 2009
    ..Angioplasty with ultra-high-pressure (UHP) balloons may facilitate successful treatment of stent-associated PA stenoses that are resistant to high-pressure dilation...
  49. doi request reprint Serial cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with previous Fontan surgery
    Susan M Fernandes
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 31:175-80. 2010
    ..In conclusion, although the exercise function of previous Fontan patients tends to decline during late adolescence, it appears to stabilize during early adulthood...
  50. pmc Factors associated with subsequent arch reintervention after initial balloon aortoplasty in patients with Norwood procedure and arch obstruction
    Diego Porras
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:868-76. 2011
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Modification of a stented bovine jugular vein conduit (melody valve) for surgical mitral valve replacement
    Ibrahim Abdullah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:e97-8. 2012
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Staged left ventricular recruitment after single-ventricle palliation in patients with borderline left heart hypoplasia
    Sitaram M Emani
    Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1966-74. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to review results of a novel management strategy intended to rehabilitate the left heart (LH) in patients with LH hypoplasia who have undergone single-ventricle palliation (SVP)...
  53. doi request reprint Sudden unexpected death after balloon valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis
    David W Brown
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1939-46. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the incidence and risk factors of sudden unexpected death (SUD) after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAVP) for congenital aortic stenosis (AS) and to assess the effect of exercise restriction...
  54. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter device closure of congenital and postoperative residual ventricular septal defects
    Alison L Knauth
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 110:501-7. 2004
    ..Our purpose was to describe a 13-year experience with patients undergoing transcatheter device closure of unrepaired congenital or postoperative residual ventricular septal defects (VSDs)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment for superior vena cava occlusion or obstruction in a pediatric and young adult population: a 22-year experience
    Aphrodite Tzifa
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1003-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes and symptoms of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction or occlusion and report on the long-term results of transcatheter therapy...
  56. doi request reprint Right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit augmentation compared with replacement in young children
    Justin P V Zachariah
    Departments of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 0211, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:574-80. 2009
    ....
  57. doi request reprint What is the clinical utility of routine cardiac catheterization before a Fontan operation?
    Puja Banka
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 31:977-85. 2010
    ..A more comprehensive imaging strategy not based solely on echocardiography should be considered...
  58. ncbi request reprint Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact or highly restrictive atrial septum: outcome after neonatal transcatheter atrial septostomy
    Antonios P Vlahos
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 109:2326-30. 2004
    ..Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with intact or very restrictive atrial septum is a highly lethal combination. We review our 13-year institutional experience treating this high-risk subgroup of patients with emergent catheter therapy...
  59. doi request reprint Exercise Stress Echocardiographic Assessment of Outflow Tract and Ventricular Function in Patients With an Obstructed Right Ventricular-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduit After Repair of Conotruncal Heart Defects
    Babar Sultan Hasan
    Department of Cardiology, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 110:1527-33. 2012
    ..87; global RV strain -13.9 [-32, -9] vs -15.1 [-23, -6], p = 0.11). In conclusion, using ESE it was possible to evaluate abnormal ventricular function and conduit dysfunction at peak exercise in patients with an obstructed RV-PA conduit...
  60. pmc Postnatal left ventricular diastolic function after fetal aortic valvuloplasty
    Kevin G Friedman
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:556-60. 2011
    ..LV diastolic dysfunction in this unique population may have important implications on long-term risk of left atrial and subsequent pulmonary hypertension...
  61. doi request reprint The impact of pulmonary venous hypertension on the pulmonary circulation in the young
    Thomas J Kulik
    The Pulmonary Hypertension Program Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Critical Care, Department of Nursing Patient Services, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 6:603-7. 2011
    ..8 months) and (2) how pulmonary arteriolar resistance changes after mitral valve replacement...
  62. ncbi request reprint Validation and re-evaluation of a discriminant model predicting anatomic suitability for biventricular repair in neonates with aortic stenosis
    Steven D Colan
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1858-65. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate and re-evaluate our previously reported scoring systems for predicting optimal management in neonates with aortic stenosis (AS)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Importance of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection and postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis in outcomes of heterotaxy syndrome
    Susan R Foerster
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 29:536-44. 2008
    ..Pulmonary vein stenosis is common after repair of TAPVC in patients with heterotaxy, may be diagnosed beyond infancy, and is associated with poor outcomes...
  64. ncbi request reprint Acute and intermediate outcomes, and evaluation of injury to the aortic wall, as based on 15 years experience of implanting stents to treat aortic coarctation
    Athar M Qureshi
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cardiol Young 17:307-18. 2007
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Echocardiographic evaluation before bidirectional Glenn operation in functional single-ventricle heart disease: comparison to catheter angiography
    Kenan W D Stern
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4:498-505. 2011
    ..There is interest in noninvasive evaluation alone before BDG, but concern for echocardiography successfully imaging the relevant anatomy persists. We evaluated the accuracy of echocardiographic imaging of vascular anatomy...
  66. doi request reprint Comparison of conventional and cutting balloon angioplasty for congenital and postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis in infants and young children
    Lynn F Peng
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:1084-90. 2010
    ..Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a rare and often lethal condition in children. The optimal treatment for congenital and postoperative PVS is unknown...
  67. ncbi request reprint Current management of severe congenital mitral stenosis: outcomes of transcatheter and surgical therapy in 108 infants and children
    Doff B McElhinney
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 112:707-14. 2005
    ..Anatomic treatments for congenital MS include balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMVP), surgical mitral valvuloplasty (SMVP), and mitral valve replacement (MVR), although the optimal therapeutic strategy is unclear...
  68. ncbi request reprint Outcome after Fontan failure and takedown to an intermediate palliative circulation
    Christopher S D Almond
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:880-7. 2007
    ..Little is known about the subsequent outcome of these patients or their potential candidacy for a second attempt at Fontan completion...
  69. doi request reprint Outcome after repair of cor triatriatum
    Selcen Yaroglu Kazanci
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:412-6. 2012
    ..Abnormalities of the mitral valve and a supravalvar mitral ring were also seen more often than the existing research would suggest, which may be another important consideration in evaluating and following these patients...
  70. doi request reprint Circumferential and longitudinal ventricular strain in the normal human fetus
    Tetsuko Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:105-11. 2012
    ..Normal data on longitudinal strain have been reported for human fetuses. The aim of this study was to define circumferential left ventricular (LV) strain in a normal fetal population...
  71. doi request reprint Truncus arteriosus: diagnostic accuracy, outcomes, and impact of prenatal diagnosis
    Tara M Swanson
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 30:256-61. 2009
    ..Prenatal diagnosis of TA remains challenging and is associated with a high rate of elective termination. Fetal diagnosis was associated with younger age at repair but was not associated with improved neonatal survival...
  72. doi request reprint Exercise function of children with congenital aortic stenosis following aortic valvuloplasty during early infancy
    Alaina K Kipps
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 4:258-64. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to characterize the exercise function of patients treated with balloon aortic valvuloplasty at <or=6 months of age, and identify factors associated with exercise dysfunction...
  73. doi request reprint To close or not to close: the very small patent ductus arteriosus
    Elizabeth B Fortescue
    Harvard Medical School and Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 5:354-65. 2010
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  74. doi request reprint Analysis of the US Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database for adverse events involving Amplatzer septal occluder devices and comparison with the Society of Thoracic Surgery congenital cardiac surgery databas
    Daniel J Dibardino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1334-41. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to use large databases to assess the frequency and severity of such complications and compare them with those of surgical atrial septal defect closure...
  75. ncbi request reprint Association between cardiac tumors and tuberous sclerosis in the fetus and neonate
    Wayne Tworetzky
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:487-9. 2003
    ..Tuberous sclerosis was present in 68 patients diagnosed with a cardiac tumor in utero or during the neonatal period, including 61 of 64 with multiple tumors...
  76. doi request reprint Characterization of radiation exposure and effect of a radiation monitoring policy in a large volume pediatric cardiac catheterization lab
    George R Verghese
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:294-301. 2012
    ..This study aimed to characterize radiation dose during cardiac catheterization in congenital heart disease and to assess changes in dose after the introduction of a radiation monitoring policy...
  77. ncbi request reprint Neo-aortic root dilation and valve regurgitation up to 21 years after staged reconstruction for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Meryl S Cohen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Cardiac Center at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:533-40. 2003
    ..We sought to assess the prevalence and progression of neo-aortic root dilation and valvar regurgitation after staged reconstruction for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Retrograde transcatheter coil embolization of congenital coronary artery fistulas in infants and young children
    Grace C Kung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 24:448-53. 2003
    ..The use of a retrograde approach and coaxial system is safe and effective and may provide better accuracy, stability and precision for placement of coils...
  79. ncbi request reprint Correlation between abnormal cardiac physical examination and echocardiographic findings in neonates with Down syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3516 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Med Genet 113:238-41. 2002
    ..In the newborn with Down syndrome, the potential benefits of early diagnosis, in the context of physical examination findings, should be considered in determining whether an echocardiogram should be performed in the neonatal period...
  80. ncbi request reprint From theory to practice: optimizing the efficiency of an inefficient circulation
    Doff B McElhinney
    Circulation 114:1226-8. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint Analysis of cardiovascular phenotype and genotype-phenotype correlation in individuals with a JAG1 mutation and/or Alagille syndrome
    Doff B McElhinney
    Division of Cardiology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4318, USA
    Circulation 106:2567-74. 2002
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  82. ncbi request reprint Neo-aortic valvar function after the arterial switch
    Bradley S Marino
    Cardiac Center, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, United States of America
    Cardiol Young 16:481-9. 2006
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