Research and publications

  • Use of a Heartware Ventricular Assist Device in a Failed Fontan Patient -- Robert A Niebler, Nancy Ghanayem, Tejas K Shah, Andrea Bobke, Steven Zangwill, Cheryl Brosig Soto, Michelle Z Frommelt, Michael Mitchell, James P Tweddell, Ronald Woods MD Manuscript Accepted Annals Thor Surg 11/2013
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support and Outcomes of Pediatric Heart Transplant -- Robert A Niebler, Sonya Egodage, Stuart Berger, Mahua Dasgupta, Nancy Ghanayem, Raymond Hoffman, Tejas K Shah, Michael Mitchell, James P Tweddell, Ronald Woods MD, Steven Zangwill Abstract STSA Az 10/30, Manuscript submitted Annals Thor Surg
  • Mechanical Support as Failure Intervention in Patients with Cavopulmonary Shunts (MFICS): Rationale and Aims of a New Registry of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Single Ventricle Patients -- Joseph W. Rossano, Ronald K. Woods, Stuart Berger, J. William Gaynor, Nancy Ghanayem, David L.S. Morales, Chitra Ravishankar, Michael E. Mitchell, Tejas K. Shah, Claudius Mahr, James S. Tweddell, Iki Adachi, Steven Zangwill, Peter D. Wearden, Timothy B. Icenogle, Robert D. Jaquiss, Jack Rychik Congenital Heart Disease, Volume 8, Issue 3, Mar 20, 2013
  • Outcomes of Children With Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Listed for Heart Transplant: A Multi-institutional Study -- Steven D. Zangwill, MD, David Naftel, PhD, Thomas L'Ecuyer, MD, David Rosenthal,MD, Blair Robinson, MD, James K. Kirklin, MD, Gail Stendahl, RN, Anne I. Dipchand,MD, Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant Volume 28, Issue 12 , Pages 1335-1340, December 2009

Ongoing projects

  • Pediatric Cardiomyopathy: Common Symptoms Masking Uncommon Diagnosis -- Best Practices in Pediatrics Conference, March 2013
  • Efficacy of Genetic Screening as part of a Structured Pediatric Heart Failure Program – a single center experience
  • BNP as a predictor of outcome in patients with single ventricle anatomy

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