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Works from 2024

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Transposition of the great arteries with intramural left main coronary artery: Salient imaging findings and description of two operative techniques, Joshua Holbert, Manasa Gadiraju, Sanket Shah, and Edo Bedzra (Poster)

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Relationship Between Obesity and Global Longitudinal Strain in the Pediatric Single Ventricle Fontan Population Across Ventricular Morphologies., Nitin Madan, Doaa Aly, Melanie Kathol, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Thomas Rieth, Ashley K. Sherman, and Daniel Forsha (Article)

Works from 2023

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Rare Complications Associated with Use of Bovine Pericardium, Mohammed Aashiq Abdul Ghayum, Nitin Madan, William Gibson, and Sanket Shah (Poster)

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Standard Atrial Epicardial Wire Placement Leads to Improved Atrial Signal Identification and Pacemaker Sensing, Nir Atlas, William Gibson, J Hermsen, A Harmon, J Torgeson, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, and N Von Bergen (Poster)

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The Evolution of Longitudinal Strain Across Various Univentricular Morphologies Prior to Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis., Amulya Buddhavarapu, Dhaval Chauhan, Lori A. Erickson, Melissa D. Elliott, Matthew Warren, and Daniel Forsha (Article)

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Moderators of peak respiratory exchange ratio during exercise testing in children and adolescents with Fontan physiology., Patricia M. Carey, Hung-Wen Yeh, Karoline Krzywda, Kelli M. Teson, Jessica S. Watson, Suma Goudar, Daniel Forsha, and David A. White (Article)

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Association Between Remote Monitoring and Interstage Morbidity and Mortality in Single Ventricle Patients Across Socioeconomic Groups, Bianca Cherestal (Oral Presentation)

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Disseminated Juvenile Xanthogranuloma with a Novel MYH9-FLT3 Fusion Presenting as a Blueberry Muffin Rash in a Neonate., Emily E. Clark, Mollie Walton, Lionel M L Chow, J Todd Boyd, M David Yohannan, and Shreyas Arya (Article)

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Peak Oxygen Consumption (V̇O 2peak ) Recovery Delay in a Pediatric Fontan Population., Karoline Krzywda, Kelli M. Teson, Jessica S. Watson, Suma Goudar, Daniel Forsha, Jonathan B. Wagner, and David A. White (Article)

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Cardiac Biomarkers Differentiate Kawasaki Disease from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19, Mollie Walton (Oral Presentation)

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Improving Imaging Practices Following Arterial Switch Operation, Mollie Walton, Nir Atlas, and Sanket Shah (Abstract)

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Development of a Kineisophobia Scale for Adolescents with Heart Disease: A Preliminary Analysis of Validity and Reliability, David A. White, Jami Gross-Toalson, Emily Cramer, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, Mollie Walton, Laura Martis, Brandy Enneking, Kelli M. Teson, Jessica S. Watson, Dara Watkins, and William R. Black (Poster)

Works from 2022

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Prenatal diagnosis of absent aortic valve with continuous mitral regurgitation in Turner’s syndrome: Too many things gone awry, Amulya Buddhavarapu (Poster Presentation)

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A left-sided veno-venous bridge., Amulya Buddhavarapu, Robert H. Anderson, Girish S. Shirali, William Gibson, and Sanket Shah (Article)

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Myocardial work by strain echocardiography: a predictor of exercise capacity in the Fontan population, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Suma Goudar, David A. White, Daniel Forsha, and Doaa Aly (Poster)

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Neonatal hypoxia due to pulmonary artery thrombus, Bianca Cherestal (Poster Presentation)

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Impact of Remote Monitoring During the Interstage Period on Outcomes in Single Ventricle Patients Across Socioeconomic Groups, Bianca Cherestal, Lori Erickson, Janelle R. Noel-Macdonnell, Girish S. Shirali, Hayley S. Hancock, Doaa Aly, and Natalie Jayaram (Poster)

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Applying Interventions to Address the Social Determinants of Health and Reduce Health Disparities in Congenital Heart Disease Patients, Bianca Cherestal, Zuri Hudson, and Keila N. Lopez (Article)

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Surgical management of atrial-esophageal fistula as a complication of atrial fibrillation ablation., Amber Duda, Kevin Beers, and Mohi Mitiek (Article)

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Electrocardiographic changes in non-hospitalised children with COVID-19., Howard J. Heching, Anmol Goyal, Brian S. Harvey, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, Christopher Follansbee, Amanda McIntosh, and Daniel Forsha (Article)

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Safety, Timing and Outcomes of Early Postoperative Cardiac Catheterization Following Congenital Heart Surgery, Karoline Krzywda (Oral Presentation)

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Safety, Timing, and Outcomes of Early Postoperative Cardiac Catheterization Following Congenital Heart Surgery, Karoline Krzywda, Jeremy Affolter, Darcie Al-Hassan, William Gibson, Ryan Romans, and Kelly S. Tieves (Poster)

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Impact of Technologic Innovation and COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Cardiology Telehealth., Sanket Shah, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Majid Husain, Craig Sable, and Gary Satou (Article)

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Heart Rate Recovery Following Exercise Testing in Pediatric Patients with Acyanotic Repaired Congenital Heart Disease., Natalie S. Shwaish, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, Keith Feldman, Kelli M. Teson, Jessica S. Watson, Hung-Wen Yeh, and David A. White (Article)

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Assessment of Dental Care in Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Mollie Walton (Poster Presentation)

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Cardiac Biomarkers in Differentiating Kawasaki Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19, Mollie Walton, Geetha Raghuveer, K Kamakoti, N Dahdah, L Garrido, S Tierney, T Harris, M Khoury, M Hicar, E Braunlin, D Thacker, M Khare, F Dallaire, R Lowndes, I Glassmeyer, J Ballweg, G Goldenberg, S Merves, C Manlhiot, P Farid, and BW McCrindle (Poster)

Works from 2021

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Mechanical support of superior cavopulmonary (Glenn) physiology to heart transplantation, Edo K S Bedzra, Aliessa P. Barnes, Brian Birnbaum, and James D. St. Louis (Article)

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The Residency Selection Process in the New World; Time for a Rethink., Edo K S Bedzra and Jo Ling Goh (Article)

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Enteral access and fundoplication in children with congenital heart disease., Kayla B. Briggs and Jason D. Fraser (Article)

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Not-so-apparent Mixing Lesions: Late Presentation Of Cardioembolic Stroke, Amulya Buddhavarapu (Poster Presentation)

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Challenges in Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Corrected Malposition of Great Arteries: The Segmental Approach coming Handy, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Anmol Goyal, Sanket Shah, Nitin Madan, Hayley S. Hancock, and Maria Kiaffas (Poster)

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Not-so-apparent Mixing Lesions: Late Presentation Of Cardioembolic Stroke, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Christopher Mathis, William Gibson, and Sanket Shah (Poster)

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Transient Tricuspid Valvulitis: Another Brief Casualty of COVID-19 in Children, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Girish S. Shirali, Stephen Kaine, and Doaa Aly (Poster)

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Correlation between strain and weight status in infants with a univentricular hear, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Mathew Warren, Lori Erickson, Christopher Mathis, Whitney Haas, and Daniel Forsha (Poster)

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Congenital mitral valve regurgitation, the dilemma of repair vs replacement., Bianca Cherestal (Poster Presentation)

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CONGENITAL MITRAL VALVE REGURGITATION, THE DILEMMA OF REPAIR VERSUS REPLACEMENT, Bianca Cherestal and Doaa Aly (Poster)

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Grappling With Racial Health Inequity in Pediatric Cardiology., Bianca Cherestal, John Lantos, and Tamorah R. Lewis (Article)

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Technical considerations in pediatric cardiac surgery., William Douglas and Kevin Beers (Article)

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Atrial standstill in a pediatric patient with SCN5A mutation following procainamide challenge, Anmol Goyal (Poster Presentation)

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Prenatal diagnosis of an uncommon form of a hypoplastic left heart syndrome variant., Anmol Goyal (Poster Presentation)

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Standardized Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) set-up for cardiac evaluation during COVID-19 pandemic in a pediatric population., Anmol Goyal (Poster Presentation)

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Tricuspid atresia with totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection: An uncommon finding, Anmol Goyal (Poster Presentation)

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Longitudinal analysis of myocardial function using strain in patients receiving cardiotoxic chemotherapy, Anmol Goyal, Amulya Buddhavarapu, Kayla Simpson, Nataliya Kibiryeva, Wendy Hein, Joy M. Fulbright, and Sanket Shah (Poster)

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Atrial standstill in a pediatric patient with SCN5A mutation following procainamide challenge, Anmol Goyal, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, and Christopher Follansbee (Poster)

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Prenatal diagnosis of an uncommon form of a hypoplastic left heart syndrome variant., Anmol Goyal, Kelsey Pinnick, Rita France, and Maria Kiaffas (Poster)

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Neonatal arch obstruction: Not always a coarctation, Karoline Krzywda (Poster Presentation)

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Online Echocardiography Modules for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows, Sarah Studyvin, Doaa Aly, Tyler Johnson, Laura Kuzava, Alison Samrany, Nitin Madan, and Sanket Shah (Poster Presentation)

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Online Echocardiography Modules for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows, Sarah Studyvin, Doaa Aly, Laura Kuzava, Tyler Johnson, Alison Samrany, Nitin Madan, and Sanket Shah (Poster)

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Constrictive Pericarditis After Repair of a Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva, Sarah Studyvin and Laura Kuzava (Poster Presentation)

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Constrictive Pericarditis After Repair of a Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva, Sarah Studyvin and Sanket Shah (Poster)

Works from 2020

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Incidental Diagnosis of Dual Arterial Supply of the Right Lower Lobe, Christopher Mathis (Poster Presentation)

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Incidental Diagnosis of Dual Arterial Supply of the Right Lower Lobe, Christopher Mathis, Jay Crockett, and Maria Kiaffas (Poster)

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Variation in the outer diameter of vascular sheaths commonly used in infant cardiac catheterization., Christopher Mathis, Ryan Romans, and Abhay Divekar (Article)

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Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in patients with complex congenital heart disease and twin atrioventricular nodes., John Papagiannis, Christopher Mathis, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, and Svjetlana Tisma-Dupanovic (Article)

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Weighing In on Health Education: Do the Outcomes Measure Up?, Geetha Raghuveer and Bethany Runkel (Editorial)

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Reproducibility and Intervendor Agreement of Left Ventricular Global Systolic Strain in Children Using a Layer-Specific Analysis., Sandhya Ramlogan, Doaa Aly, Rita France, Stephanie Schmidt, Julie Hinzman, Ashley K. Sherman, Suma P. Goudar, and Daniel Forsha (Article)

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Risk of brain abscess in the nonfenestrated Fontan circulation, Bethany Runkel (Poster Presentation)

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FIT Clinical Decision-Making: Uhl's anomaly: an uncommon cause of fetal cardiomegaly, Bethany Runkel, Atif Ahmed, Tara Swanson, and Maria Kiaffas (Poster)

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Brain Abscess and the Nonfenestrated Fontan Circulation, Bethany Runkel, William B. Drake, and Geetha Raghuveer (Article)

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FIT Clinical Decision-Making: Brain abscess in a nonfenestrated Fontan patient, Bethany Runkel, Natalie Shwaish, Geetha Raghuveer, and William Drake (Poster)

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Heart rate recovery following exercise testing in pediatric patients with acyanotic repaired congenital heart disease, Natalie S. Shwaish (Poster Presentation)

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Isolated Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: An unusual presentation of acute myocarditis, Natalie S. Shwaish (Poster Presentation)

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FIT Clinical Decision-Making: Isolated polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a pediatric patient: an unusual presentation of acute mycocarditis, Natalie S. Shwaish, Bethany Runkel, and Lindsey Malloy-Walton (Poster)

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The Appeal of Asynchronous Learning in Fellowship and Six Tips For Using it Effectively, Sarah Studyvin (Article)

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Unusual echocardiographic findings of myocarditis mimicking an aortic run-off lesion, Sarah Studyvin, Barbara A. Pahud, and Christine Symes (Poster Presentation)

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Simulating a novel angioplasty technique on a 3D printed model​, Sarah Studyvin and Bethany Runkel (Poster Presentation)

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FIT Clinical Decision-Making Unusual echocardiographic findings of myocarditis mimicking an aortic runoff lesion, Sarah Studyvin, Christine Symes, Barbara A. Pahud, and Nitin Madan (Poster)

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Physical Activity Patterns in Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease., David A. White, Erik A Willis, Chaitanya Panchangam, Kelli M. Teson, Jessica S. Watson, Brian Birnbaum, Girish S. Shirali, and Anitha Parthiban (Article)

Works from 2019

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Choosing Catheter Sheath Introducers in Infants-Information You Are Not Provided but Should Have!, Christopher Mathis, Ryan Romans, and Abhay Divekar (Poster)

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AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Patients with Twin AV Nodes, Christopher Mathis, Svjetlana Tisma-Dupanovic, Lindsey Malloy-Walton, and John Papagiannis (Poster)

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Identification of Inadvertent Azygous Vein Cannulation Using Transthoracic Echocardiography During Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Initiation., Bethany Runkel, Jason D. Fraser, John Daniel, and Karina M. Carlson (Article)

Works from 2018

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Interventricular Septal Pseudoaneurysm After Blunt Chest Trauma in a 6 Year Old: An Illustrative Case and Review., Natalie Behrle, Peter Dyke, and Abdallah Dalabih (Article)

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Early childhood onset of high-grade atrioventricular block in Hunter syndrome., Meghan M. Chlebowski, Bryce A. Heese, and Lindsey Malloy-Walton (Article)

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Utility of arterial stiffness assessment in children., Chaitanya Panchangam, Eric Dean Merrill, and Geetha Raghuveer (Article)

Works from 2017

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Congenital Left Ventricle-to-Coronary Sinus Fistula: A Rare Isolated Anomaly of the Coronary Sinus., Doaa M. Aly, Nikki M. Singh, and Sanket Shah (Article)

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The Effect on Somatic Growth of Surgical and Catheter Treatment of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects., Meghan M. Chlebowski, Hongying Dai, and Stephen Kaine (Article)

Works from 2016

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Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Myxoma in a 12-Year-Old Male., Meghan Chlebowski, James O'Brien, Casey Hertzenberg, and Jonathan B. Wagner (Article)