Catheterization Research and Publications

Physicians and researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are actively involved in catheterization research, including diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures and how they are used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions and diseases. Review some of our research publications for more information about catheterization and the work our team is involved in.

ASD device closure

O’Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Sunderji S, Mathew AE, Goldberg DJ, Dori Y, Rome JJ, Gillespie MJ. Prevalence of deficient retro-aortic rim and its effect on outcomes in device closure of atrial septal defects. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Oct;35(7):1181-90. PMID 24823883.

PDA device closure

Glatz AC, Petit CJ, Gillespie MJ. Novel use of a modified Amplatzer Vascular Plug® to occlude a patent ductus arteriosus in two patients. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Jul 1;72(1):82-6. PMID: 18383167.

Schwartz M, Glatz AC, Rome JJ, Gillespie MJ. The Amplatzer vascular plug and Amplatzer vascular plug II for vascular occlusion procedures in 50 patients with congenital cardiovascular disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Sep 1;76(3):411-7. PMID: 20552654.

Abu Hazeem AA, Gillespie MJ, Thun H, Munson D, Schwartz MC, Dori Y, Rome JJ, Glatz AC. Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in small infants with significant lung disease offers faster recovery of respiratory function when compared to surgical ligation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 1;82(4):526-33. PMID 23723091.

Pulmonary valvuloplasty

Schwartz MC, Glatz AC, Dori Y, Rome JJ, Gillespie MJ. Outcomes and predictors of reintervention in patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum treated with radiofrequency perforation and balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):22-9. PMID 23780553.

Pulmonary artery stenting

Narayan H, Glatz AC, Rome JJ. Bifurcating stents in the pulmonary arteries: a novel technique to relieve bilateral branch pulmonary artery obstruction. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. (In press).

Pulmonary valve replacement

Robb JD, Harris MA, Minakawa M, Rodriguez E, Koomalsingh KJ, Shuto T, Shin D, Dori Y, Glatz AC, Rome JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Gillespie MJ. Melody® Valve Implantation into the Branch Pulmonary Arteries for Treatment of Pulmonary Insufficiency in an Ovine Model of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Dysfunction following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Feb 1;4(1):80-7.

Gillespie MJ, Dori Y, Harris MA, Sathanandam S, Glatz AC, Rome JJ. Bilateral branch pulmonary artery Melody valve implantation for treatment of complex right ventricular outflow tract dysfunction in a high risk patient. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Aug;4(4):e21-3.

Single ventricle interventions

Dori Y, Glatz AC, Hanna BD, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Rome JJ, Whitehead KK. Acute effects of embolizing systemic-to-pulmonary arterial collaterals on blood flow in patients with superior cavopulmonary connections: a pilot study. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Feb;6(1):101-6.

Downing T, Dori Y, Harris MA, Glatz AC. Left-sided scimitar vein causing cyanosis after Fontan operation: successful transcatheter device occlusion using MRI X-ray fusion. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Nov-Dec;9(6):E199-203. PMID 23941525.

Dori Y, Sathanandam SK, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ. Catheter approach to redirect hepatic venous return for treatment of unilateral pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after Fontan. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jul 1;84(1):86-93. PMID 24327433.

Lymphatic interventions

Dori Y, Keller MS, Rychik J, Itkin M. Successful treatment of plastic bronchitis by selective lymphatic embolization in a Fontan patient. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e590-5. PMID: 25002668

Dori Y, Zviman MM, Itkin M. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR lymphangiography: feasibility study in swine. Radiology. 2014 Nov;273(2):410-6. PMID: 24988434

Dori Y, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Rome JJ, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Itkin M. MRI of lymphatic abnormalities after functional single-ventricle palliation surgery. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Aug;203(2):426-31. PMID: 24848564

Angiographic CT

Glatz AC, Zhu X, Gillespie MJ, Hanna BD, Rome JJ. The use of angiographic CT imaging in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for congenital heart disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Nov;3(11):1149-57. PMID: 21071003.


Dori Y, Sarmiento M, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Jones VM, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Fogel MA, Rome JJ. X-ray magnetic resonance fusion to internal markers and utility in congenital heart disease catheterization. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul;4(4):415-24.

Abu Hazeem AA, Dori Y, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Glatz AC. X-ray magnetic resonance fusion modality may reduce radiation exposure and contrast dose in diagnostic cardiac catheterization of congenital heart disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov 1;84(5):795-800. PMID 24619541.

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