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  • Aboulhosn J, Levi DS, Child JS.  Common congenital heart disorders in adults: percutaneous therapeutic procedures.  Curr Probl Cardiol. 2011 Jul;36(7):263-84.
  • Aboulhosn J, Williams R, Shivkumar K, Barkowski R, Plunkett M, Miner P, Houser L, Laks H, Reemtsen B, Shannon K, Child J.  Arrhythmia recurrence in adult patients with single ventricle physiology following surgical Fontan conversion.  Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Sep-Oct;5(5):430-4.
  • AboulHosn J, Danon S, Levi D, Castellon Y, Child J, Moore J.  Regression of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after transcatheter reconnection of the pulmonary arteries in patients with unidirectional Fontan.  Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 May-Jun;2(3):179-84.
  • Aboulhosn J, Levi DS, Sopher M, Johnson A, Child JS, Laks H. Perventricular Closure of a Large Ventricular Septal Defect in Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries.  Congenital Heart Disease 2010, 5:60-65.
  • Amin P, Levi DS, Likes M, Laks H. Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum Causing Severe Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction.  Pediatric Cardiology 2009, 30(6): 851-4.
  • Baker-Smith CM, Neish SR, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Lannon C, Jenkins KJ, and Rosenthal GL. Variation in Post-Operative Care following Stage I Palliation for Single Ventricle Patients:  A Report from the JCCHD National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenital Heart Disease. In press. 2011
  • Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M, Sklansky M. Neonatal tuberous sclerosis and multiple cardiac arrhythmias. Circulation 2007;115:395-397.
  • Behera SK, Zuccaro JC, Wetzel GT, Alejos JC.  Nesiritide improves hemodynamics in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a pilot study.  Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Jan;30(1):26-34.
  • Behera SK, Trang J, Feeley BT, Levi DS, Alejos JC, Drant S.  The use of Doppler tissue imaging to predict cellular and antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients.  Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar;12(2):207-14.
  • Brown DW, Connor JA, Pigula FA, Usmani, K, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C and Jenkins KJ. Variation in Pre- and Intra-Operative Care for First Stage Palliation for Single Ventricle Heart Disease: Report from the National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenital Heart Disease. In press. 2011.
  • Bui YK, Renella P, Martinez-Agosto JA, Verity A, Madikians A, Alejos JC. Danon disease with typical early-onset cardiomyopathy in a male: focus on a novel LAMP-2 mutation.  Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar;12(2):246-50.
  • Buchbinder D, Levi DS, Ikeda A, Shannon K, Moore T.  Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Following Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant.   Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2010, 32(1):15-8.
  • Casarez TW, Perens G, Williams RJ, Kutay E, Fishbein MC, Reed EF, Alejos JC, Levi DS.  Humoral rejection in pediatric orthotopic heart transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Feb;26(2):114-9.
  • Chan JB, Levi DS, Lai CK, Alejos JC, Fishbein MC.  Cellular rejection of the conduction system after orthotopic heart transplantation for congenital atrioventricular block.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Nov;25(11):1371-5.
  • Chan ELP, Shannon KM, Klitzner TS. A Pediatric Case Report on Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia. Congenit. Heart Dis. 3(2):132-7, 2008.
  • Chan E, Alejos J. Pulmonary hypertension in patients after repair of transposition of the great arteries.  Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Mar-Apr;5(2):161-4.
  • Chang RK, Rodriguez S, Klitzner TS. Screening Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease with Pulse Oximetry: Survey of Pediatric Cardiologists. Pediatr Cardiol. 30(1):20-5, 2009.
  • Chen F, De Diego C, Chang MG, McHarg JL, John S, Klitzner TS, Weiss JN. Atrioventricular Conduction and Arrhythmias at the Initiation of Beating in Embryonic Mouse Hearts. Developmental Dynamics. 239:1941-1949, 2010
  • Chun YJ, Levi DS, Mohanchandra KP, Vinuela F, Vinuela F, Carman GP. Thin Film Nitinol Microstent for Aneurysm Occlusion.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2009, 131(5):051014-1-8.
  • Chun YJ, Levi DS, Mohanchandra KP, Carman GP.  Superhydrophilic Surface Treatment for Thin Film NiTi Vascular Applications.  Material Science and Engineering C 2009, 29(8):2436-41.
  • Chun Y, Levi DS, Mohanchandra KP, Fishbein MC, Carman GP.  Novel Micro-Patterning Process of Thin Film Nitinol Vascular Devices.  Smart Materials and Structures 2010, 19(10).
  • Daftari B, Alejos JC, Perens G. Initial Experience with Sildenafil, Bosentan, and Nitric Oxide for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Patients with Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance before and after Orthotopic Heart Transplantation.  J Transplant. 2010;2010:656984. Epub 2010 Mar 10.
  • Gajarski R, Naftel DC, Pahl E, Alejos J, Pearce FB, Kirklin JK, Zamberlan M, Dipchand AI; Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators.  Outcomes of pediatric patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy listed for transplant.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Dec;28(12):1329-34.
  • Geiger MK, Harake DE, Halnon N, Alejos JC, Levi DS.  Screening for Rejection in Symptomatic Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients: the Sensitivity of BNP.  Pediatric Transplantation 2008, 12(5):563-9.
  • Gordon BM, Fishbein MC, Levi DS.  Serial Redilations of Polytetrafluoroethylene Covered Stents in a Porcine Aorta: A Comparison to Uncovered Stents.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2008, 72(3):400-7.
  • Gordon BM, Levi DS, Shannon KM.  Electrosurgical energy in combination with a transseptal needle: a novel method for the creation of an atrial communication in hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2009, 73(1):113-6.
  • Gordon BM, Fishbein MC, Levi DS.  Polytetrafluoroethylene Covered Stents in the Venous and Arterial System: Angiographic and Pathologic Findings in a Swine Model.  Cardiovascular Pathology 2008, 17:206-211.
  • Halnon NJ, Cooper P, Chen DYH, Boechat MI, and Uittenbogaart C. Immune Dysregulation after Cardiothoracic Surgery and Incidental Thymectomy: Maintenance of Regulatory T cell Populations Despite Impaired Thymopoiesis. J Clin Dev Immun. 2011;in press.
  • Hamzeh RK, Danon S, Shah S, Levi DS, Moore JW.  "Wire-target" technique for precise vascular access.  Texas Heart Inst Journal 2009, 36(4):321-6.
  • Kealey CP,  Whelan SA, Chun YJ, Soojung CH,  Tulloch AW,  Mohanchandra KP, Di Carlo D,  Levi DS, Carman GP, Rigberg DA.  In vitro hemocompatibility of thin film nitinol in stenotic flow conditions.  Biomaterials 2011, in press.
  • Klitzner TS, Rabbitt, LA, Chang RK.  Benefits of care coordination for children with complex disease: a pilot medical home project in a resident teaching clinic. J Pediatr. 156(6):1006-10, 2010.
  • Kobashigawa J, Mehra M, West L, Kerman R, George J, Rose M, Zeevi A, Reinsmoen N, Patel J, Reed EF; Consensus Conference Participants.  Report from a consensus conference on the sensitized patient awaiting heart transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Mar;28(3):213-25.
  • Kobashigawa J, Crespo-Leiro MG, Ensminger SM, Reichenspurner H, Angelini A, Berry G, Burke M, Czer L, Hiemann N, Kfoury AG, Mancini D, Mohacsi P, Patel J, Pereira N, Platt JL, Reed EF, Reinsmoen N, Rodriguez ER, Rose ML, Russell SD, Starling R, Suciu-Foca N, Tallaj J, Taylor DO, Van Bakel A, West L, Zeevi A, Zuckermann A; Consensus Conference Participants. Report from a consensus conference on antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Mar;30(3):252-69.
  • Krogstad P, Hammon R, Halnon NJ, Whitten L. Fatal neonatal myocarditis due to infection with a recombinant human enterovirus-B variant, Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jul;27(7):668-9.
  • Kugler JD, Beekman RH, III, Rosenthal GL, Jenkins KJ, Klitzner TS, Martin G, Neish SR, Lannon C.  Development of a pediatric cardiology quality improvement collaborative: from inception to implementation. Congenital Heart Disease 4:318-328, 2009.
  • Levi DS, Williams RJ, Stepan LS, Mohanchandra KP, Fishbein MC, Carman GC.  Thin Film Nitinol Covered Stents:Design and Animal Testing.  ASAIO 2008, 54(3):221-6.
  • Levi DS, Bryan T, Scott VC, Plunkett M. Preferential Use of "Off Pump" Glenn Shunts: A Single Center Experience.  Congenital Heart Disease 2009, 4(2):81-5.
  • Levi DS, Danon S, Gordon B, Virdone N, Vinuela F, Shah S, Carman G, Moore JW.  Creation of Transcatheter Aortopulmonary and Cavopulmonary Shunts Using Magnetic Catheters: Feasibility Study in Swine.  Pediatric Cardiology 2009, 30(4):397-403.
  • Levi DS, Peterson N, Shah S, Rakholia B, Haught A, Carman GC.  Connecting Multiple Low Flow Infusions in the Newborn: Problems and Possible Solutions.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2009, 2010 Jan 9.
  • Lu WH, Palatnik K, Fishbein GA, Lai C, Levi DS, Perens G, Alejos J, Kobashigawa J, Fishbein MC. Diverse morphologic manifestations of cardiac allograft vasculopathy: a pathologic study of 64 allograft hearts. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Sep;30(9):1044-50.
  • Mahajan T, Dubin AM, Atkins DL, Bradley DJ, Shannon KM, Erickson CC, Franklin WH, Cecchin F, Berul CI; Members of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society.  Impact of manufacturer advisories and FDA recalls of implantable cardioverter defibrillator generators in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients.  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Dec;19(12):1270-4.
  • Mahle WT, Fourshee MT, Naftel DM, Alejos JC, Caldwell RL, Uzark K, Berg A, Kanter KR; Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group.  Does cytomegalovirus serology impact outcome after pediatric heart transplantation?  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Dec;28(12):1299-305.
  • Maron BJ, Haas TS, Shannon KM, Almquist AK, Hodges JS.  Long-term survival after cardiac arrest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jul;6(7):993-7.
  • Mitropoulos FA, Laks H, Kapadia N, Gurvitz M, Odim J, Levi D, Moore J, Plunkett M.  Intraoperative Pulmonary Artery Stenting. An Alternative Technique for the Management of Congenital Pulmonary Artery Stenosis in Adjunct with Surgical Repairs.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007, 84(4):1338-41.
  • Mohan U, Danon S, Levi DS, Connolly D, Moore JW.  Stent Implantation for Coarctation of the Aorta in Children less than 30 Kg.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 2009, 2(9):877-83.
  • Moore JP, Kannankeril PJ, Fish FA. Isoproterenol administration during general anesthesia for the evaluation of children with ventricular preexcitation.  Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011 Feb 1;4(1):73-8. Epub 2010 Dec 14.
  • Moore JP, Alejos JC, Perens G, Wong S, Shannon KM. The corrected QT interval before and after heart transplantation.  Am J Cardiol. 2009 Aug 15;104(4):596-601.
  • Odim J, Suckow B, Saedi B, Laks H, Shannon K.  Equivalent performance of epicardial versus endocardial permanent pacing in children: a single institution and manufacturer experience.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Apr;85(4):1412-6.
  • Perens G, Li F, Meier S, Kaur R, Alejos JC, Fishbein M.  Clinico-pathologic findings in end-stage pediatric heart transplant grafts.  Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Nov;13(7):887-91.
  • Perens G, Levi DS, Alejos JC, Wetzel GT.  Muronomab-CD3 for pediatric acute myocarditis.  Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 Jan-Feb;28(1):21-6.
  • Perens GS, Shannon KM, Levi DS, Drant S.  Successful treatment of eosinophilic pleural effusions following congenital heart surgery.  Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;27(1):168-9.
  • Peterson RE, Perens GS, Alejos JC, Wetzel GT, Chang RK.  Growth and weight gain of prepubertal children after cardiac transplantation.  Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Jun;12(4):436-41.
  • Peterson R, Levi D, Williams R, Lai W, Sklansky M, Drant S. Echocardiographic predictors of outcome in fetuses with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2006;19:1393-1400.
  • Poommipanit P, Levi DS, Shenoda M, Tobis J. Percutaneous Retrieval of the Locked Helex Septal Occluder.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2010, in press.
  • Purdy IB, Halnon N, Singh N, Milisavljevic V. Vein of Galen arteriovenous malformation with PAPVR and use of serial B-type natriuretic peptide levels in the management: a case report and review of the literature. Cases J. 2010 Feb 2;3:43.
  • Renella P, Chang R-K, Ferry D, Bart R, and Sklansky M. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: attitudes among pediatric residents and nurses towards fetal and neonatal management. Prenatal Diagnosis 2007; 27:1045-1055.
  • Renella P, Aboulhosn J, Lohan DG, Jonnala P, Finn JP, Satou GM, Williams RJ, Child JS.  Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography reliably predict severe pulmonary regurgitation as quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Aug;23(8):880-6.
  • Schidlow DN, Anderson JB, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Jenkins KJ, Kugler JD, Martin GR Neish SR, Rosenthal GL and Lannon C. Variation in Interstage Outpatient Care after the Norwood Procedure: Report from the JCCHD National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenital Heart Disease. In press. 2011
  • Scott VC, Williams RJ, Levi DS.  Outcomes of Highly Sensitized Pediatric Patients After Heart Transplantation.  Pediatric Cardiology 2011, in press.
  • Seltzer S, Alejos JC, Levi DS. Experience with the Cardiva Boomerang CatalystTM System in the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Lab.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2009, 74(3):476-81.
  • Seltzer S, Levi DS.  Use of Interlock Fibered Detachable Coils for Occlusion of Collaterals, Coronary Artery Fistula and PDAs.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2009, 74(5):770-6.
  • Seltzer S, Aboulhosn J, Levi DS.  Use of interlock fibered detachable coils for occlusion of collaterals, coronary artery fistulae, and patent ductus arteriosus.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Nov 1;74(5):770-6.
  • Sklansky M, Berman D, Pruetz J, Chang Ruey. Prenatal screening for congenital heart disease: superiority of outflow tracts over the four-chamber view. J Ultrasound Med 2009;28:889-899
  • Sklansky M, Levine G, Havlis D, West N, Renner M, Rimmerman C, Stone R. Echocardiographic evaluation of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). J Zoo Wildlife Med 2006;37:454-463.
  • Stepan LS, Levi DS, Gans E, Mohanchandra KP, Ujihara M, Carman GP.  Biocorrosion Investigation of Two Shape Memory Nickel Based Alloys: Ni-Mn-Ga and Thin Film NiTi.  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 2007, 82(3):768-76.
  • Tulloch AW, Chun Y, Levi DS, Mohanchandra KP, Carman GP, Lawrence PF, Rigberg DA. Super Hydrophilic Thin Film Nitinol Demonstrates Reduced Platelet Adhesion Compared to Commercially Available Endograft Materials.  Journal of Surgical Research, in press.
  • Vaseghi M, Shannon KM, Wetzel GT, Shivkumar K.  Reentry around the heart.  Heart Rhythm. 2007 Feb;4(2):236-8.
  • Votava-Smith JK, Perens GS, Alejos JC.  Bosentan for increased pulmonary vascular resistance in a patient with single ventricle physiology and a bidirectional Glenn shunt.  Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;28(4):314-6.