Locations

San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5004
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Cardiology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Other Languages

Arabic, Spanish

Medical School

Cairo University Egypt

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Gender

F

Bio

Dr. Howaida El-Said is the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is one of only two ABIM-certified adult congenital heart disease specialists in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties.

Dr. El-Said completed her pediatrics residency, pediatric cardiology fellowship, imaging fellowship and interventional pediatric cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She trained under the founder and father of interventional pediatric cardiology, Dr. Charles Mullins, which gave her vast exposure to the most complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cases.

After completing her medical training in 2000, Dr. El-Said became an associate pediatric cardiologist at Baylor before coming to San Diego. She performs close to half of the diagnostic and interventional procedures at the Rady Children's cardiac catheterization laboratory. Thirty percent of her cardiac catheterization procedures are ACHD cases, including percutaneous valve implantations.

She remains an active clinical researcher, having authored almost 50 publications.

Dr. El-Said is a mother of three teenagers and enjoys swimming and cooking in her spare time.

Publications

Neonatal Myocardial Infarction: A Proposed Algorithm for Coronary Arterial Thrombus Management.
El-Sabrout H, Ganta S, Guyon P, Ratnayaka K, Vaughn G, Perry J, Kimball A, Ryan J, Thornburg CD, Tucker S, Mo J, Hegde S, Nigro J, El-Said H

Aortopulmonary collaterals: An etiology for pediatric tracheostomy hemorrhage.
Stramiello JA, Friesen TL, Rao A, Ratnayaka K, Moore J, El-Said H, Brigger MT

Institutional Trend in Device Selection for Transcatheter PDA Closure in Premature Infants.
Guyon P, Duster N, Katheria A, Heyden C, Griffin D, Steinbergs R, Moreno Rojas A, Ratnayaka K, El-Said HG

Concerns Regarding the Expanded Use of the One-Step Technique for Simultaneous Landing Zone Stenting and Placement of the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve.
Hernandez J, Vettukattil J, El-Said H

Prevalence of Venovenous Shunting and High-Output State Quantified with 4D Flow MRI in Patients with Fontan Circulation.
Raimondi F, Martins D, Coenen R, Panaioli E, Khraiche D, Boddaert N, Bonnet D, Atkins M, El-Said H, Alshawabkeh L, Hsiao A

Selective Valve Removal for Melody Valve Endocarditis: Practice Variations in a Multicenter Experience.
Davtyan A, Guyon PW, El-Sabrout HR, Ponder R, Ramchandar N, Weber R, Zayed W, Ratnayaka K, Nigro JJ, Moore JW, Bauser-Heaton H, Alshawabkeh L, Reeves RR, Levi D, Aboulhosn J, Justino H, Bradley J, El-Said HG

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Provides the Filling for the Angiogram's Crust: Benefits of IVUS in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology.
Heyden CM, Brock JE, Ratnayaka K, Moore JW, El-Said HG

Expanded Use of the One-Step Technique for Simultaneous Landing Zone Stenting and Placement of the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve.
Guyon PW Jr, Mohammad Nijres B, Justino H, Davtyan A, Mosher B, Courelli A, Ratnayaka K, Moore JW, El-Said HG

Interpreting Quality Improvement When Introducing New Technology: A Collaborative Experience in ASD Device Closures.
Yeh MJ, Shirley L, Balzer DT, Boe BA, El-Said H, Foerster S, Gauvreau K, Gudausky TM, Hainstock MR, Maschietto N, Nicholson GT, Quinn BP, Shahanavaz S, Trucco S, Whiteside W, Bergersen L

Laparoscopic Surgery Requiring Abdominal Insufflation in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease.
Herrick NL, Bickler S, Maus T, Kim YY, Aboulhosn JA, Nigro J, El-Said H, Bhatt AB, Alshawabkeh L

4D Flow MRI Quantification of Congenital Shunts: Comparison to Invasive Catheterization.
Horowitz MJ, Kupsky DF, El-Said HG, Alshawabkeh L, Kligerman SJ, Hsiao A

Bronchial stenting in infants with severe bronchomalacia: Technique and outcomes.
Mittal N, El-Said HG, Ratnayaka K, Rao A, Friesen TL, Nigro JJ, Brigger MT

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stenting for All Ductal-Dependent Cyanotic Infants: Waning Use of Blalock-Taussig Shunts.
Ratnayaka K, Nageotte SJ, Moore JW, Guyon PW, Bhandari K, Weber RL, Lee JW, You H, Griffin DA, Rao RP, Nigro JJ, El-Said HG

Staged Repair of Van Praagh Truncus Type A3.
Ganta S, Duster N, El-Said H, Artrip J, Rao R, Golding I, Dummer K, Nigro JJ

Infants with pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum who require balloon atrial septostomy have significantly higher 18-month mortality.
Herrick NL, Courelli A, Lee JW, Ratnayaka K, Alshawabkeh LI, Moore JW, El-Said HG

Purpose-Built Transcatheter Cavopulmonary Anastomosis Device Requirements: Multi-Modality Imaging Evaluation.
El-Sabrout HR, Ryan JR, Hegde SR, El-Said HG, Nigro JJ, Moore JW, Ratnayaka K

An Elusive Prize: Transcutaneous Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) Monitoring of the Liver.
Guyon PW Jr, Karamlou T, Ratnayaka K, El-Said HG, Moore JW, Rao RP

Long-term Results Using Glutaraldehyde-treated Homograft Pericardium in Congenital Heart Surgery.
Gluck TM, Lamberti JJ, El-Said H, Devaney EJ, Murthy RA

Transjugular liver biopsy for Fontan associated liver disease surveillance: Technique, outcomes and hemodynamic correlation.
Borquez AA, Silva-Sepulveda J, Lee JW, Vavinskaya V, Vodkin I, El-Sabrout H, Towbin R, Perry JC, Moore JW, El-Said HG

Serial Dilation of Low-Profile Stents Delivered in the Aorta and Pulmonary Arteries in Pediatric Patients Leads to Spontaneous Fractures but Not to Adverse Events.
Guyon PW Jr, Mosher BP, Zhang Y, Ratnayaka K, Moore JW, El-Said HG

Abnormal pulmonary perfusion heterogeneity in patients with Fontan circulation and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Hopkins SR, Sá RC, Prisk GK, Elliott AR, Kim NH, Pazar BJ, Printz BF, El-Said HG, Davis CK, Theilmann RJ

Alternative Access in Congenital Heart Disease.
Heyden CM, Moore JW, Ryan JR, Lederman RJ, El-Said HG, Ratnayaka K

Early experience with the Micro Plug Set for preterm patent ductus arteriosus closure.
Heyden CM, El-Said HG, Moore JW, Guyon PW Jr, Katheria AC, Ratnayaka K

Bronchus compression relieved by patent ductus arteriosus stenting.
Zayed WM, Bhandari K, Guyon PW Jr, El-Sabrout H, Ryan J, Ratnayaka K, El-Sabrout A, Moore JW, El-Said H

Longitudinal Improvements in Radiation Exposure in Cardiac Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease: A Prospective Multicenter C3PO-QI Study.
Quinn BP, Cevallos P, Armstrong A, Balzer D, El-Said H, Foerster S, Glatz AC, Goodman A, Goldstein B, Hainstock M, Janssen D, Kreutzer J, Latson L, Leahy R, Petit C, Shahanavaz S, Trucco S, Whiteside W, Zampi JD, Bergersen L

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