Emily Sue Ruckdeschel, MD

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Emily Sue Ruckdeschel, MD, is an attending physician with the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 215-615-3388
Fax: 215-349-5927

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Fellowship

Adult and Pediatric Cardiology - University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Board Certification

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director of Transition

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Use of cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, CT and MRI) in determining outcomes in patients with adult congenital heart disease, specifically on electrophysiology outcomes.

Publications

Papers

2019

Kim, Yuli Y; Awh, Katherine; Acker, Michael; Atluri, Pavan; Bermudez, Christian; Crespo, Maria; Diamond, Joshua M; Drajpuch, David; Forde-Mclean, Rhondalyn; Fuller, Stephanie; Goldberg, Lee; Mazurek, Jeremy; Mascio, Christopher; Menachem, Jonathan N; Rame, Eduardo; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Tobin, Lynda; Wald, Joyce.: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 33(4): e13496, April  2019.

Kim, Yuli Y; Goldberg, Leah A; Awh, Katherine; Bhamare, Tanmay; Drajpuch, David; Hirshberg, Adi; Partington, Sara L; Rogers, Rachel; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Tobin, Lynda; Venuti, Morgan; Levine, Lisa D.: Accuracy of risk prediction scores in pregnant women with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease 14(3): 470-478, May 2019.

Yang, Jiandu; Brunnquell, Michael; Liang, Jackson J; Callans, David J; Garcia, Fermin C; Lin, David; Frankel, David S; Kay, Joseph; Marchlinski, Francis E; Tzou, Wendy; Sauer, William H; Liu, Bolun; Ruckdeschel, Emily S; Collins, Kathryn; Santangeli, Pasquale; Nguyen, Duy T.: Long term follow-up after ventricular tachycardia ablation in patients with congenital heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 30(9): 1560-1568, September 2019.

Zielonka, Benjamin; Kim, Yuli Y; Supple, Gregory E; Partington, Sara L; Ruckdeschel, Emily S; Marchlinski, Francis E; Frankel, David S.: Improvement in ventricular function with rhythm control of atrial arrhythmias may delay the need for atrioventricular valve surgery in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease 14(6): 931-938, November 2019.

2018

Sandhu, Amneet; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph D; Khanna, Amber; Jaggers, James; Campbell, David; Mitchell, Max; Nguyen, Duy T.: Perioperative electrophysiology study in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement will identify those at high risk of subsequent ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm 15(5): 686-687, May 2018.

2017

Cortez, Daniel; Barham, Waseem; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sharma, Nandita; McCanta, Anthony C; von Alvensleben, Johannes; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph; Patel, Sonali; Nguyen, Duy T.: Noninvasive predictors of perioperative atrial arrhythmias in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology 3(2): 162-170, February 2017.

Cortez, Daniel; Barham, Waseem; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sharma, Nandita; McCanta, Anthony C; von Alvensleben, Johannes; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph; Patel, Sonali; Nguyen, Duy T.: Noninvasive Predictors of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Tetralogy of Fallot Undergoing Pulmonary Valve Replacement. Clinical Cardiology 40(8): 591-596, August 2017.

2016

Ruckdeschel ES, Schuller J, Nguyen DT.: Ventricular Tachycardia in Congenital Pulmonary Stenosis. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 205-209, March 2016.

Miller, Erica O; Stanistreet, Bryan; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Nead, Karen; Fortuna, Robert J.: Factors Associated with the Accurate Diagnosis of Obesity. Journal of Community Health 41(6): 1257-1263, December 2016.

2015

Cortez D, Ruckdeschel E, McCanta AC, Collins K, Sauer W, Kay J, Nguyen D.: Vectorcardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmia inducibility in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of Electrocardiology 48(2), March-April 2015.

2014

Ruckdeschel E, Kay JD.  Pulmonic regurgitation and management challenges in the adult with tetralogy of Fallot.  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2014 Jun; 16(6)314.

2003

Gurkan OU, O'Donnell C, Brower R, Ruckdeschel E, Becker PM: Differential effects of mechanical ventilatory strategy on lung injury and systemic organ inflammation in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 285(3): L710-8, Sep 2003.

2000

Corn PG, Smith BD, Ruckdeschel ES, Douglas D, Baylin SB, Herman JG: E-cadherin expression is silenced by 5' CpG island methylation in acute leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 6(11): 4243-8, Nov 2000.

Books

Chapters

2016

Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation in a Patient with Fontan Palliation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 161-164, March 2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Varosy P, Nguyen DT.: Slow Pathway Modification in a Patient with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Atrial Switch Procedure. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 191-196, March 2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Wolfel E, Nguyen DT: A Case of Cough-induced Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Cardiology Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 165-167, March 2016.

2012

Ruckdeschel ES, Heath RR, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT: Post-surgical atrial arrhythmia in a patient with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 4: 545-548, 2012.

Posters and Presentations

2020

Bhavesh Patel, MD, Marina Serper, MD, Emily Ruckdeschel, MD, Sara Partington, MD, Lauren Andrade, MD, Lynda Tobin, CRNP, MSN, Yuli Kim, MD, Maarouf Hoteit, MD: Predictors of adverse liver-related outcomes in adults after the Fontan operation. ACC's 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (virtual) March 2020.

Jessica Carducci, Yuli Y. Kim, Bhavesh Patel, Katherine Awh, Lauren Andrade, Stephanie Fuller, Christopher E. Mascio, Lynda Tobin, Emily Ruckdeschel: Lymphopenia in Adult Patients with Fontan Physiology  ACC's 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (virtual) March 2020.

Jessica Carducci, Katherine Awh, Morgan Venuti, Leah Goldberg, Yuli Kim, Emily Ruckdeschel. : Transition Readiness and Cardiac Knowledge in Adolescents with Moderate to Complex Congenital Heart Disease. 30th Annual International Symposium on ACHD  (virtual) June 2020.

Jessica Carducci, Lauren Andrade, Yuli Y. Kim, Sara Partington, Emily Ruckdeschel. : Characteristics of Malignancy in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease at a Large Academic Medical Center   30th Annual International Symposium on ACHD  (virtual) June 2020.

Awards and Honors

2005, Third prize Medical Student Research Poster Session
2001, Phi Beta Kappa
2000, Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellow

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2016-present, Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2010-present, American College of Cardiology
2007-present, Adult Congenital Heart Association
2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics