Anita L. Szwast, MD Anita L. Szwast, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Specialty Care, Exton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; Main Campus Patient Ratings: ★★★★★ ★★★★★ | Phone: 215-590-4040 Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA InternshipBaylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX ResidencyBaylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Board CertificationAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology Titles and Academic Titles Attending CardiologistAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Cardiac CenterFetal Heart Program Publications PapersSzwast A, Tian Z, McCann M, Donaghue D, Rychik J. Vasoreactive response to maternal hyperoxygenation in the fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Mar;3(2):172-8. Epub 2009 Dec 31. Read abstract. Szwast A, Tian Z, McCann M, Donaghue D, Rychik J. Right ventricular performance in the fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr;87(4):1214-9. Szwast A, Hanna B, Shah M. Atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Nov;23(11):826-8. PMID: 18007216 Seliem MA, Fedec A, Szwast A, Farrell PE Jr, Ewing S, Gruber PJ, Spray TL. Atrioventricular valve morphology and dynamics in congenital heart disease as imaged with real-time 3-dimensional matrix-array echocardiography: comparison with 2-dimensional imaging and surgical findings. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Jul;20(7):869-76. PMID: 17617314 Szwast A, Tian Z, McCann M, Donaghue D, Bebbington M, Johnson M, Wilson RD, Rychik J. Impact of altered loading conditions on ventricular performance in fetuses with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation and twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;30(1):40-6. PMID: 17533619 Szwast A, Rychik J. Current concepts in fetal cardiovascular disease. Clin Perinatol. 2005 Dec;32(4):857-75, viii. Review. PMID: 16325666 Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.