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Victoria L. Vetter, MD, FAAP, FACC

Attending cardiologist

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts

Shah MJ, Rhodes LA, Wieand TS, Kaltman JR, Tanel RE, Vetter VL: Non-invasive Criteria for diagnosis of fasciculoventricular connections in children. 2006 Notes: Presented at Heart Rhythm Society, May 2006, Boston, MA.

Pinto NM, Rhodes LA, Wieand TS, Vetter VL, Tanel RE, Kaltman JR, Shah MJ: Clinical and electrophysiologic comparison of left ventricular and right ventricular tachycardia in children with structurally normal hearts. 2006 Notes: Presented at Heart Rhythm Society, May 2006, Boston, MA.

Berry AA, Rhodes LA, Shah MJ, Vetter VL, Tanel RE. Supraventricular tachycardia Presenting with congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy in pediatric patients. Presented at the PAS Annual Scientific Session, 2005, Washington DC.

Dubin AM, Cecchin F, Law IH, Strieper MJ, Shannon KM, Temple JD, Zimmerman FJ, Krpawich PP, Shah MJ, Vetter VL, Snyder CS, Stephenson E, Collins KK. Resynchronization Therapy in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients: A Multicenter Study. The 25th Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society, May 19-22, 2004, San Francisco, CA.

Madan N, Vetter VL, Wieand T, Tanel RE, Rhodes LA. Lone atrial fibrillation in adolescent patients. J Amer Coll Cardiol 2004:43;393A.

Tanel RE, Wieand TS, Ennis J, Cohen MI, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA. Does Adenosine-Resistant VA Conduction Predict Unsuccessful Ablation of Accessory Pathways In Pediatric Patients? PACE, Vol. 24, part II, Pg. 671, April 2002. (Presented at the 23rd Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology), May 8-11, 2002, San Diego, CA.

Bush DM, Rhodes LA, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Gaynor JW, Cohen MI. Comprehensive Evaluation of Transvenous Pacemakers over 18-Years with Comparison to Contemporaneous Epicardial Systems. PACE, Vol. 24, Part II, Pg. 625, April 2002. (Presented at the 23rd Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology), May 8-11, 2002, San Diego, CA.

Bush DM, Hoffman TM, Ro PS, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA. Influence of Age and Underlying Physiology on Dispersion of Depolarization and Repolarization in Infants. Cardiology in the Young, Vol. II, Suppl. 1, Pg. 321, May 2001. (Presented at The 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery), May 27-31, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ro PS, Stephens P, McBride MG, Kaltman JR, Wieand TS, Cohen MI, Tanel TE, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA. Exercise Testing in Conjunction with the Schwartz Criteria in the Diagnosis of Long QT Syndrome. Cardiology in the Young, Vol. II, Suppl. 1, Pg. 8, May 2001. (Presented at The 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery), May 27-31, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kaltman JR, Ro PS. Stephens P, McBride MG, Cohen MI, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA. Effects of Adrenergic Beta-Antagonists on the QT Measurements From Exercise Stress Tests in Pediatric Patients with Long QT Syndrome. Cardiology In the Young, Vol. II, Suppl. 1, Pg. 8, May 2001. (Presented at The 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery) May 27-31, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cohen MI, Bridges ND, Gaynor JW, Hoffman TM, Wernovsky G, Vetter, VL, Spray TL, Rhodes LA. Modifications to the Cavopulmonary anastomosis Do Not Eliminate Early Sinus Node Dysfunction. (Presented at the 80th American Association of Thoracic Surgeon's Meeting), May 2000, Toronto, Ontario.

Cohen MI, Bush D, Ferry RJ, Spray TL, Moshang T, Wernovsky G, Vetter VL. Somatic growth in children with single ventricle. Pediatrics 104:654A. (Presented at the 1999 American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting).

Ramesh V. Wieand TS, Tanel RE, Cohen MI, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA (1999) Evaluation of pediatric syncope: Emergency department versus cardiology clinic practices. Pediatrics 104:920A (Presented at the 1999 American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting).

Hoffman TM, Wernovsky, G, Wieand TS, Cohen MI, Vetter VL, Godinez RI, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Rhodes LA (1999). Incidence and treatment of arrhythmia in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 27(1, suppl): 147A. (Presented at the 1999 Society of Critical Care Meeting).

Hoffman TM, Wernovsky G, Wieand TS, Cohen MI, Vetter VL, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Rhodes LA. Predictors of arrhythmias in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. J Am Coll Cardiol 23:539A, 1999.

Ramesh V, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Rhodes LA, Wieand TS, Vetter VL. Left atrial pacing: A comparison to the standard right atrial epicardial and transvenous atrial pacing in pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease. PACE 21(II):844, 1998.

Cohen MI, Wernovsky G, Wieand TS, Vetter VL, Spray TL, Rhodes LA, Jacobs ML. Sinus node function deteriorates with time after a staged Fontan. Circulation 96:I-301, 1997.

Vetter VL, Rhodes LA, Wieand TS, Intermediate outcomes of patients with prolonged asystole associated with neurally mediated syncope. (Proceedings of the Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, p. 25, 1997).

Bockoven JR, Rhodes LA, Shah MJ, Wieand MS, Vetter VL. QTc dispersion as a predictor of rejection after orthotopic heart transplant in children. PACE 20(II):1085, 1997.

Cohen MI, Gaughn J, Vetter VL, et al. Endothelin-1 increases the transient outward potassium current in human atrial myocytes by a protein Kinase C pathway. PACE 20(II):1050, 1997.

Bockoven JR, Rhodes LA, Shah MJ, Wieand TS, Vetter VL. QTc dispersion as a predictor of rejection after orthotopic heart transplant in children. (Proceedings of the Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, p. 25, 1997).

Bockoven JR, Wernovsky G, Vetter VL, Wieand TS, et al. Perioperative conduction and rhythm disturbances following the Ross procedure in children and young adults. J Am Coll Cardiol 29:468A, 1997.

Rhodes LA, Wieand TS, Vetter VL. Low temperature and low energy radiofrequency modification of atrioventricular node slow pathway in pediatric patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 29:357A, 1997.

Cohen MI, Wieand TS, Rhodes LA, Vetter VL. Electrophysiologic characteristics of dual atrioventricular nodal pathways in children with and without atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Circulation 94 Suppl 1:1-120, 1996.

Shah MJ, Sweeten TL, Rhodes LA, Vetter VL. JTc and QTc dispersion in patients following surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. J Am Coll Cardiol 27:297A, 1996.

Cohen MI, Sweeten TL, Vetter VL. Electrophysiologic study of the atrioventricular node in pediatric patients. Circulation 92 Suppl 1:1-14, 1995.

Berul CI, Joshi VM, Sweeten TL, Shah MJ, Vetter VL. Screening and provocative testing for congenital Long QT syndrome. PACE 18:923, 1995.

Shah MJ, Sweeten TL, Berul CI, Vetter, VL. JT and QT dispersion in children with congenital Long QT syndrome. Ped Cardiol 15:266, 1994.

Berul CI, Hatem S, Sweeten T, Vetter VL, Morad M. Human atrial chloride current modulation. PACE 17(II):755, 1994.

Berul CI, Sweeten TL, Dubin A, Shah M, Vetter VL. The ST interval in children with the long QT syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol 23:179A, 1994.

Berul CI, Sweeten TL, Vetter, VL, Morad M. Nonsedating antihistamines block the inward-rectifier potassium channel. J Am Coll Cardiol 23:182A, 1994.

Berul CI, Dubin A, Sweeten TL, Vetter VL. The rate-corrected ST interval as predictor of repolarization abnormalities in children. Am J Cardiol 72:501, 1993.

Hatem S, Vetter VL, Sweeten T, Morad M. Characteristics of Ca2+ signaling in immature human atrial myocytes: Correlations with age and pathology. Cardiology in the Young 3 Suppl 1:137, 1993.

Vetter VL, Berul C, Sweeten T. Do electrophysiologic abnormalities predict sudden death after Mustard Repair of D-transposition of great arteries? Cardiology in the Young 3 Suppl 1:130, 1993.

Vetter VL, Berul C, Sweeten T. Response of Corrected QT Intervals to Exercise, Pacing and Isoproterenol. Cardiology in the Young 3 Suppl 1:63, 1993.

Hatem SN, Sweeten T, Vetter VL, Jacobs M, Norwood W, Morad M. Characterization of Ca2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum in pediatric human atrial myocytes. Circ 86 Suppl I:I-824, 1992.

Awards

2005 - Evelyn Rome Tabas Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology
2002 - Distinguished Alumnus Award - University of Kentucky Medical Alumni Association
1996 - Heart of the Child Award, Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (CARE)
1978-79 - Post-doctoral Fellow of Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of American Heart Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
1978 - Young Investigator Award, Section on Cardiology American Academy of Pediatrics
1976-77 - Post-doctoral Fellow of Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of American Heart Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
1972 - John H. Githens Pediatric Award
1972 - Janet M. Glasgow AWMA Award
1971 - Alpha Omega Alpha
1967 - Phi Beta Kappa

Books

Books

Vetter VL, ed.  Pediatric Cardiology:  The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2005.

Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease, in Crawford MH, DiMarco JP (eds), Cardiology, Mosby, London, UK, 2000 (in press).

Cohen MI, Vetter VL. AV Conduction Defects in Gillette PC, Balaji S, Case CL (eds), Cardiac Arrhythmias After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease, Chapman & Hall, New York, NY, 2000 (in press).

Arrhythmias in Moller JH, Hoffman JI (eds), Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine, Churchill Livingstone Inc., New York, NY: 833-883, 2000.

Cardiology in Altschuler SM, Ludwig S (eds), Pediatrics at a Glance, Current Medicine, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1997.

Section on Cardiology in Gutgesell HP (ed)  Annotated Bibliography of Pediatric Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 1994.

Sudden death in infants, children and adolescents in Josephson (ed), Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiovascular Clinics, Brest AN (ed), F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

Arrhythmias in Holbrook PR (ed) Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

What every pediatrician needs to know about arrhythmias in children who have had Cardiac surgery in Klitzner TS (ed), Pediatric Annals, Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, N.J, 1991.

Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease, in Greenspon AJ, Waxman HL (eds), "Contemporary Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias", Cardiovascular Clinics,Brest AN (ed) F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1991.

Electrophysiology after Fontan repair of tricuspid atresia, in Rao PS (ed), Tricuspid Atresia, Futura Publishing Co., New York, 1991.

Mitral valve prolapse in Gellis SS. Kagan BM (eds), Current Pediatric Therapy, 13th edition, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.

Ventricular arrhythmias in pediatric patients with and without congenital heart disease, in Horowitz LN (ed), Current Management of Arrhythmias, B.C. Decker Inc., Ontario, Canada, 1990.

Postoperative electrophysiologic studies in patients with transposition of the great arteries and tetralogy of Fallot in Doyle EF, Engle MA, Gersony WM, Rashkind WJ, Tanner NS (eds), Pediatric Cardiology, Springer-Verlag New York, 1986.a

Post-operative pediatric electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic sequelae, in Liebman J, Plonsey R and Rudy Y (eds), Pediatric and Fundamental Electrocardiography, Matinus Nijhoff, the Netherlands, 1986.

The Pediatric electrophysiologic study, in Liebman J, Plonsey R and Rudy Y (eds), Pediatric and Fundamental Electrocardiography, Martinus Nijhoff, the Netherlands, 1986.

Management of arrhythmias in children - Unusual features. in Leonard S. Dreifus (ed), "Cardiac Arrhythmias", Cardiovascular Clinics, Brest AN (ed) F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA 1985.

Sudden death in infants, children, and adolescents in Mark E. Josephson (ed). Sudden Cardiac Death, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA 1985.

Sudden death in children and adolescents, in Morganroth J, Horowitz LN (eds) Sudden Cardiac Death, Grune and Stratton, 1985.

Cardiac emergencies, in Ludwig W and Fleisher G (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1983.

Electrophysiologic residua and sequelae of surgery for congenital heart defects, in Engle, M and Perloff J (eds) Congenital Heart Disease After Surgery, Yorke Medical Books, Brooklyn, 1983.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Scientific Reviewer for Journals
Circulation
American Journal of Cardiology
Journal of American College of Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Pediatric Research
Clinical Pediatrics
Annals of Internal Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
The Journal of Pediatrics
American Journal of Diseases of Children
Pediatric Emergency Care

Leadership

National societies
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
- 1997 to present - Member, Pediatric Subcommittee, Cardiac Support Coalition
- 1994 to 1996 - Member, Board of Governors
- 1993 to 1996 - Member, Board of Directors
- 1998 to 1993 - Member, Executive Committee
- 1992 to 1993 - Past President
- 1991 to 1992 - President
- 1987 to 1992 - Member, Research Peer Review Committee
- 1990 to 1991 - President Elect
- 1989 to 1990 - Vice President
- 1988 to 1990 - Program Chairperson
Medical Spokesperson, American Heart Association
Member, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
- Chair Rashkind Lecture Selection Committee
- 1993 to 1998 - Member, Executive Committee
- 1996 to 1997 - Member, Membership Committee
- 1995 to 1997 - Member, Committee on Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias
- 1994 to 1996 - Member, Committee on Training in Pediatric Cardiology
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology Subsection
- 1989 to 1992 - Member, Executive Committee
Member, American College of Cardiology
- 1997 to 2000 - Member, Credentials Committee
- 1992 to 1998 - Member, Emergency Cardiac Committee
- 1995 to 1996 - Member, 1996 Annual Scientific Session Program Committee
- 1994 to 1996 - Member, Pediatric Cardiology Committee
Pediatric Electrophysiology Society
Member, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
- 1998 to 2001 - Member, Annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee
- 1998 - 2001 - Member, Pediatric Committee
Member, Scientific Board, Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (CARE)
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Sudden Arrhythmias Death Syndromes Foundation (SADS)
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Registry for Drug-Induced Arrhythmias

Local Societies
Member, The Philadelphia County Medical
Society
Member, Steering Committee, Pediatric Arrhythmia Group
Member, Philadelphia Arrhythmia Group
Member, John Morgan Society


National Scientific Committees
Member, National Institutes of Health
- 1992 - Study Section Clinical Sciences Subcommittee 2
- June 1996 - Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

- August 26, 1996- Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) on Cardiac Arrhythmias in Children

 

Original Papers

 2011

Nathan AT, Berkowitz DH, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, Vetter VL, Jobes DR. Implications of Anesthesia in Children with Long QT Syndrome. Anesth Analg. 2011 Feb 23. Read abstract.

2010

 

Minich LL, Atz AM, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Mital S, Jaggers J, Margossian R, Prakash A, Li JS, Cohen MS, Lacro RV, Klein GL, Hawkins JA; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Partial and transitional atrioventricular septal defect outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):530-6.

Aziz PF, Tanel RE, Zelster IJ, Pass RH, Wieand TS, Vetter VL, Vogel RL, Shah MS. Congenital Long QT Syndrome and 2:1 Atrioventricular Block: An Optimistic Outcome in the Current Era. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Feb 27.

2009

Lambert LM, Minich LL, Newburger JW, Lu M, Pemberton VL, McGrath EA, Atz AM, Xu M, Radojewski E, Servedio D, McCrindle BW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Parent- versus child-reported functional health status after the Fontan procedure. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124(5):e942-9. Epub 2009 Oct 19. Read abstract.

Margossian R, Schwartz ML, Prakash A, Wruck L, Colan SD, Atz AM, Bradley TJ, Fogel MA, Hurwitz LM, Marcus E, Powell AJ, Printz BF, Puchalski MD, Rychik J, Shirali G, Williams R, Yoo SJ, Geva T; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Comparison of echocardiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging measurements of functional single ventricular volumes, mass, and ejection fraction (from the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cross-Sectional Study). Am J Cardiol. 2009 Aug 1;104(3):419-28. Epub 2009 Jun 6. Read abstract.

Vetter VL. The role of ECG screening in the evaluation of risk of sudden cardiac arrest in the young. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Jul;32 Suppl 2:S6-14. Review. Read abstract.Hsu DT, Mital S, Ravishankar C, Margossian R, Li JS, Sleeper LA, Williams RV, Levine JC, McCrindle BW, Atz AM, Servedio D, Mahony L; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Rationale and design of a trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in infants with single ventricle. Am Heart J. 2009 Jan;157(1):37-45.

 2008

Baker AL, Lu M, Minich LL, Atz AM, Klein GL, Korsin R, Lambert L, Li JS, Mason W, Radojewski E, Vetter VL, Newburger JW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Associated Symptoms in the Ten Days Before Diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease. J Pediatr. 2008 Nov 25; [Epub ahead of print].

Kaltman JR, Ro PS, Zimmerman F, Moak JP, Epstein M, Zeltser IJ, Shah MJ, Buck K, Vetter VL, Tanel RE. Managed ventricular pacing in pediatric patients and patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Oct 1;102(7):875-8. Epub 2008 Jul 9.

Saul JP, Epstein AE, Silka MJ, Berul CI, Dick M 2nd, Dimarco JP, Friedman RA, Rosenthal E, Stephenson EA, Vetter VL; American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association; Heart Rhythm Society; Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement: training pathways for implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices in pediatric and congenital heart patients. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun;5(6):926-33. Epub 2008 May 8.

2007

Kaltman JR, Gaynor JW, Rhodes LA, Buck K, Shah MJ, Vetter VL, Madan N, Tanel RE. Subcutaneous array with active can implantable cardioverter defibrillator configuration: a follow-up study. Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 Mar;2(2):125-9.

Breur JMPJ, Udink ten Cate FEA, Kapusta L, Cohen MI, Crosson JE, Bidlingmaier N, Lubbers LJ, Friedman AH, Brenner JI, Vetter VL, Sreeram N, Meijboom EJ. Holter monitoring as predictor for pacemaker requirement in isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block. Heart

Cohen MI, Bush DM, Gaynor JW, Vetter VL, Tanel RE, Rhodes LA. Pediatric Pacemaker Infections: 20 Years of Experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Oct;124(4):821-7.Read abstract.

 

 

Levin MD, Stephens P, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA. Ventricular tachycardia in infants with structurally normal heart: a benign disorder. Cardiol Young. 2010 Aug 20:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

Elia J, Vetter VL. Cardiovascular effects of medications for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: what is known and how should it influence prescribing in children? Paediatr Drugs. 2010 Jun;12(3):165-75. Read abstract

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by invitation

"Pediatric/Adult Congenital Heart Disease", Overview Session: Highlights of the NASPE 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions (Roundtable Discussion).  23rd Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Diego, CA.

Chair of Featured Symposium 6 entitled "Impact of Device Therapy on the Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease".  23rd Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Diego, CA.

May 2002 Chair of Abstract Session 30 entitled "Pediatric/Adult Congenital Heart Disease I: Electrophysiology and Device Therapy".  23rd Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Diego, CA.

April 2002 "Long QTc Syndrome".  Grand Rounds, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

"Long QTc Syndrome".  Cardiology 2002-Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Orlando, FL.

"Pediatric Electrophysiology", Moderator-Mini Course.  Cardiology 2002-Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Orlando, FL.

February 2002 "Where We've Been:  Scope of the Problem—An Electrophysiologist's Perspective", Featured Symposium-Cardiology 2002-Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Orlando, FL.

December 2000 "Sudden Death in the Young".  Grand Rounds, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.

May 2000 Chair of Clinical Tutorial (CT47) entitled "Sudden Death After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease".  21st Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Washington, DC.

December 1999 "Arrhythmias and Ablation".  Pediatric Education Conference at The Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, NJ.

June 1999 "Careers in Pediatric Medicine/Congenital Heart Disease in Adults."  American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology/American College of Cardiology with Cooperation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) program entitled "How to Become a Clinical Cardiovascular Investigator",
Bethesda, MD.

Co-Chair of Mini-Course (MC 6) entitled "Management of Postoperative Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Patients in the American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Toronto, Ablation Era".  20th Annual Scientific Session of the North Ontario.

Chair of Clinical Tutorial (CT 55) entitled "Catheter Ablation in Congenital Heart Disease - Patient Selection and Technique".  20th Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Toronto, Ontario.

May 1999 "Use of Antiarrhythmics in Children: Are They Small Adults?" 20th Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Mini-Course entitled "Very New Antiarrhythmic Drugs", Toronto, Ontario.

Co-Chair of Session "State-of-the-Art: New Technology for Use in Pediatric Patients".  48th Annual Scientific Session of the American Collge of Cardiology, New Orleans, LO.

March 1999 "Fontan with Refractory Atrial Flutter".  48th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, Symposium Session titled "Management Strategies for Adolescents and Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Lesions", New Orleans, LO.

November 1998 "Syncope in Children" for the  How-To-Session Syncope: Pathogenesis and New Frontiers" at the 71st American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

September 1998 Co-Chair of a session "Pediatric Cardiovascular Care" at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Society/Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association and the
Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York.

June 1998  "Careers in Pediatric Medicine".  American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology/American College of Cardiology with Cooperation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) program entitled "How to Become a Clinical Cardiovascular Investigator", Bethesda, MD.

May 1998  "Ablation of Accessory Pathways in Congenital Heart Disease".  North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 19th Annual Scientific Session, Clinical Trial entitled "Catheter Ablation in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease", San Diego, CA. April 1998  "Sudden Death in Sports" – Grand Rounds at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Island, NJ.

February 1998 "Management of Arrhythmias Pre and Post-Surgery" and "Pathophysiologic Considerations in the Management of Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease".  International Symposium on "Advances and Future Trends in Pediatric Cardiology" co-sponsored  by the Philippine Heart Association and
Philippine Society for Pediatric Cardiology, and The Heart Institute for Children, Phillipines.

November 1997. "Fetal and Neonatal Arrhythmias".  Central New Jersey Maternal & Child Health Consortium, Inc. Neonatal Cardiology Symposium:Helping Hands for Tiny Hearts, New Brunswick, NJ.

September 1997 Pediatric Cardiovascular Care, Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting.  Co-Moderator of the Opening Session, Philadelphia, PA.

June 1997 "Syncope and Sudden Death in Childhood and Adolescence."  Multidisciplinary Care for the Child with Heart Disease, Philadelphia, PA.

May 1997 "Radiofrequency Ablation in Children".  Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

April 1997 "What's New in drug Treatment of Arrhythmias in Children?" and "Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Children". Grand Rounds and Visiting Professorship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IO.

"Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Fetus".  Pediatric Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Pacing  The Heart House Learning Center, American College of Cardiology, Bethesda, MD.

January 1997 "What's New in Drug Treatment of Arrhythmias in Children?" Pediatric Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Pacing The Heart House Learning Center, American College of Cardiology,
Bethesda, MD.

May 1996 "Management of Ventricular Tachycardia in Children".  Clinical Tutorial 15, 17th Annual scientific Session North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Seattle, WA.

May 1996 "Sudden Death in Sports".  Outreach Lecture at Montgomery Hospital, PA.

March 1996 Co-Chair of Session: 704 titled "Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult" and Symposia 607 "The Small Ventricle" at the 45th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, Orlando, FL.

November 1995 "Management of Arrhythmias."  Cardiovascular Seminar 32, 68th Scientific Session of the American Heart Association, Anaheim, CA.

June 16, 1995 "Sudden Death in Sports".  Outreach Speaker Program at West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees.

May 1995 Chair of Clinical Tutorial session "Unique Features of Radiofrequency Ablation in Infants and Children at the 16th Annual Scientific Session of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Boston, MA.

April 1995 "Sudden Death in the Adolescent Athlete."  Adolescent 1995: An Update for the Primary Care Provider, The Division of General Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

April 1995 "Sudden Death in Athletes".  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Alumni Organization's Reunion, Philadelphia, PA.

April 1995 "The Long-QT Syndrome".  Third Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Management Conference, Philadelphia Heart Institute and Co-sponsored by the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Philadelphia, PA.

"Ventricular Tachycardias".  44th Annual Scientific Session of the American  College of Cardiology, Symposia 609 "Tachyarrhythmias in Children: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment", New Orleans, LO.

March 1995 "Neurocardiogenic Syncope".  44th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, Session 311-Luncheon Panel, New Orleans, LO.

February 1995 "Electrophysiology of the Heart".  Fellow's Physiology Conference for the Division of Neonatology.  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

September 1994 "Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias in Adults with Non-operated and Operated Congenital Heart Disease."  Clinical Electrophysiology: Cardiovascular Board Review.  American
College of Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA.

May 18, 1994 "Sudden Death in Young Athletes".  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Grand Rounds.

January 1994 "Long QT Syndrome".  Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, NJ.

November 1993 "Sudden Cardiac Death After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease.  66th Annual Scientific Session of the American Heart Association, Atlanta, GA.

March 1993 "Cardiac Arrhythmias in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Management."   The Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA.

March 1993 "Cardiac Arrhythmias in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Management."   The Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA.

September 1992  "Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias in Adults with Non-operated and Operated Congenital Heart Disease."  Clinical Electrophysiology: Cardiovascular Board Review. American
College of Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA.

April 1992 "Arrhythmias in Children." Participant in Luncheon Panel and Moderator of two sessions,  American College of Cardiology, Dallas, TX.

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