Research

To learn more about the research of our faculty, view their faculty profile pages:

Fellows' Publications and Presentations:

“Exercise stress testing, a new method for measuring functional capacity of patients with diffuse pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.” Joshua J Murphy MD, Paola Pierucci MD, Katharine Henderson MS, John T Fahey MD, Deborah Chyun PhD , Robert I White Jr. MD, Poster Presentation in Capri, Italy at the 7th Hereditary Hemmorhagic Telangiectasia International Scientific Conference, May 2007.

New approach to management of patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Pollak J, White RI, Fahey J, Murphy J, Pierucci P, Chuyn C, Henderson K. Accepted for oral presentation. 8th Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia International Scientific Conference, Santander, Spain May 2009.

Presentation: “The Impact of Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease on Parental Knowledge and Anxiety, and on Parent-Child Attachment.”

Michael Willers, MD1; Lynette Tay, PhD2; Kathleen Samuels, MD3; Linda Mayes, MD4; Bevin Weeks, MD5

Hypoxia Regulates HIF-1 Stabilization in Cardiac HL-1 Cells Via A1-Adenosine Receptors. Warsy IA, Wendler CC, Rivkees SA (fellowship research project).

Transatrial lead implantation using the 4-Fr lumenless pacing lead and delivery system in young adults with congenital heart disease. Fishberger S, Rollinson N,Warsy IA, Wang B, Kim R. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Sep 10.

Colon, M., Anderson, R. H., Weinberg, P., Mussatto, K., Bove, E., & Friedman, A. H. (2008). Anatomy, morphogenesis, diagnosis, management, and outcomes for neonates with common arterial trunk. Cardiology in the Young, 18 Suppl 3, 52-62.

Presentation: Colon, M., Benin, A., Northrup, V., & Rollinson, N. Adverse events associated with oral anticoagulation of patients with congenital heart disease. Presented at: The American College of Cardiology 59th Annual Scientific Session. Atlanta, GA, March 14-16, 2010.

Presentation: Chaves AH and Weeks BP. “Longitudinal Patterns of Aortic Root Growth in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot Patients Show Progressive Dilation”. Oral presentation: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL, November 13-17th, 2010.

Li W, Niu B, Henderson K, Northrup V, Pollak JS, Trow T, Fahey JT, White RI Jr.

Reproducibility of oxygen saturation monitoring during six-minute walk and exercise testing in patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.

Pediatr Cardiol 2011; 32(5): 590-4.

Li W, Pietris N, Mistry P, Lui G, Bhatt A, Grant E, Tran K, Northrup V, Asnes J, Rosenfeld LE, Fahey JT, Jacoby D. Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot are at Risk of Chronic Liver Disease. Submitted for publication.   "Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot Are at High Risk for Chronic Liver Disease.”

American College of Cardiology 60th Scientific Session and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011; New Orleans, LA; April 3, 2011 (poster) Li W

Reproducibility of Oxygen Saturation Monitoring During Six-Minute and Exercise Testing in Patients with Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations.”

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia 9th Scientific Conference; Antalya, Turkey; May 24, 2011 (invited talk) Li W, Narutoshi Hibino,1 Gustavo Villalona, Nicholas Pietris, Daniel R. Duncan, Adam Schoffner, Jason D. Roh, Tai Yi, awrence W. Dobrucki, Dane Mejias, Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, Jamie K. Harrington, Albert Sinusas, Diane S. Krause, Themis Kyriakides, W. Mark Saltzman, Jordan S. Pober, Toshiharu Shin’oka, and Christopher K. Breuer2 Tissue-engineered vascular grafts form neovessels that arise from regeneration of the adjacent blood vessel FASEB J. 25, 2731–2739 (2011).

Presentation: (PAS POSTER 4/29/12). Assessment of Aortic Stiffness and Diastolic Function in Pediatric Patients with Repaired Coarctation of the Aorta and Bicuspid Aortic Valves.

Kristin C. Lombardi
, Veronika S. Northrup, Robert L. McNamara, Lissa Sugeng, E. Kevin Hall, Bevin P. Weeks, Constance G. Weismann.

Sean M Lang, MD; Mansoor Syed, PhD; James Dziura, PhD; Vineet Bhandari, MD; John S Giuliano Jr., MD, presented ACC conference, San Francisco, March 2013 and PAS conference, Washington DC May 2013.

Evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function, aortic stiffness, and response to exercise in pediatric patients with essential hypertension. Emily Greenstein, Jeffrey Stein, Constance Weismann. Poster, PAS conference, Washington DC May 2013. Christen Chamberland MD, Lissa Sugeng MD, Sharon Abraham BS RDCS, Constance Weismann MD. Measurement of Aortic Annulus Eccentricity Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Children with Bicuspid versus Tricuspid Aortic Valves. Presented, American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions May 2013.