Rady Children's Specialists

Heart Institute


Featured Publication

  1. Narayan HK, Finkelman BS, French B, Plappert T, Hyman D, Smith AM, Margulies KB, Ky B. Detailed Echocardiographic Phenotyping in Breast Cancer Patients: Associations with Ejection Fraction Decline, Recovery, and Heart Failure Symptoms over 3 Years of Followup. 2017 Apr 11;135(15):1397-1412.


  1. Perry JC, Williams MR, Shepard S, Bratincsak A, Murphy C, Murthy R, Ebrahim M, Lamberti J. Intraoperative 3-dimensional mapping of supraventricular tachycardia in a young Fontan patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):e453-e456.
  1. Molkara D, Silva Sepulveda JA, Do T, Davis C, Goldstein GP, Moore JW, El-Said GH. Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Neonatal Coronary Thrombosis Presenting with Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Impaired Ventricular Function. Congenit Heart Dis.2017 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/chd.12432.
  2. Narayan HK, Wei W, Feng Z, Lenihan D, Plappert T, Englefield, V, Fisch M, Ky B. Cardiac Mechanics and Dysfunction with Anthracyclines in the Community: Results from the PREDICT Study. Open Heart.2017 Jan 16;4(1):e000524.
  3. Herrick N, Davis C , Vargas L, Dietz H, Grossfeld P. Utility of Genetic Testing in Elite Volleyball Players With Aortic Root Dilation: Clinical Implications. Med Sci Sports Exerc.2017 Feb 25.
  4. Moore JP, Wang S, Albers EL, Salerno JC, Stephenson EA, Shah MJ, Pflaumer A, Czosek RJ, Garnreiter JM, Collins K, Papez AL, Sanatani S, Cain NB, Kannankeril PJ, Perry JC, Mandapati R, Silva JN, Balaji S, Shannon KM. A Clinical Risk Score to Improve the Diagnosis of Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Childhood. Am J Cardiol.2016 Oct 1;118(7):1074-80.
  5. Murthy R, Williams MR, Perry JC, Shepard S, DiBardino D. A Novel Method for Epicardial Defibrillator Lead Placement in Young Children: Coil Between the Great Arteries. Ann Thorac Surg.2016 Oct;102(4):e377-8.
  6. Murthy R. An Unusual Case of Megaduodenum. Journal of Universal Surgery. 2016, Jan.
  7. Lee JW, Printz BF, Hegde SR, Vargas LA, Sun HY. Double trouble: fetal diagnosis of a pulmonary artery sling and vascular ring. Clin Case Rep.2016 Nov 11;4(12):1187-1190.
  8. Pathak SJ, Pockett CR, Moore JW, El-Said HG. Effect of Balloon: Annulus Ratio on Incidence of Pulmonary Insufficiency Following Valvuloplasty. Congenit Heart Dis.2016 Sep;11(5):415-419
  9. Baruteau AE, Perry JC, Sanatani S, Horie M, Dubin AM. Evaluation and management of bradycardia in neonates and children. Eur J Pediatr.2016 Feb;175(2):151-61.
  10. Ebrahim M, Hegde S, Printz B, Abcede M, Proudfoot JA, Davis C. Evaluation of Impedance Cardiography for Measurement of Stroke Volume in Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol.2016 Dec;37(8):1453-1457
  11. Murthy R, Price J, Williams D, Guleseria K. Gore-Tex Wrap Technique for Outflow Graft and Driveline Following Heartware Implantation in Pediatric Patients. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2016) 32: 226.
  12. Murthy R, Bajona P, Bhama JK, Cooper DK. Heart Xenotransplantation: Historical Background, Experimental Progress, and Clinical Prospects. Ann Thorac Surg.2016 Apr;101(4):1605-13
  13. May LJ, Montez-Rath ME, Yeh J, Axelrod DM, Chen S, Maeda K, Almond CS, Rosenthal DN, Hollander SA, Sutherland SM. Impact of ventricular assist device placement on longitudinal renal function in children with end-stage heart failure. J Heart Lung Transplant.2016 Apr;35(4):449-56
  14. Cevallos PC, Rose MJ, Armsby LB, Armstrong AK, El-Said H, Foerster SR, Glatz AC, Goldstein BH, Hainstock MR, Kreutzer J, Latson LA, Leahy RA, Petit CJ, Torres A, Shahanavaz S, Zampi JD,Bergersen L. Implementation of Methodology for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization: A Multi-center Initiative by the Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes-Quality Improvement (C3PO-QI). Pediatr Cardiol.2016 Dec;37(8):1436-1445.
  15. Murthy R, Lamberti J. Down Syndrome and Single Ventricle Palliation: Is Early, Tight Control of Pulmonary Blood Flow the Key to improved Survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May;101(5):1841.
  16. Ding L, Pockett C, Moore J, El-Said H. Long sheath use in femoral artery catheterizations in infants <15 kg is associated with a higher thrombosis rate: Proposed Protocol for Detection and Management. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Dec;88(7):1108-1112.
  17. Ratnayaka, K, Rogers T, Schenke WH, Mazal JR, Chen MY, Sonmez M, Hansen MS, Kocaturk O, Faranesh AZ, Lederman RJ. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Transcatheter Cavopulmonary Shunt. JACC Cardiovasc Interv.2016 May 9;9(9):959-70.
  18. Raghav A. Murthy MD., Arjun Dhanik, Seth Hale, Lakshmi Uppalapati, Brian Bethea MD., Dan M. Meyer MD. Mechanical Support for Biventricular Failure using the HeartWare (HVAD) Pump. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s12055-016-0431-8.
  19. Minimally Invasive and Robotic Esophagectomy: A Review
    Raghav Murthy, Kemp Kernstine
  20. Singh RK, Humlicek T, Jeewa A, Fester K. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 2014 Consensus Statement: Pharmacotherapies in Cardiac Critical Care Immune Therapy. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar;17(3 Suppl 1):S69-76.
  21. Sah SP, Bartakian S, El-Said H, Molkara DP, Printz B, Moore JW. Preprocedural Transthoracic Echocardiography Can Predict Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device Size for Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure. Congenit Heart Dis.2016 Dec;11(6):656-662.
  22. Nakamura T, Arima-Yoshida , Sakaue F, Nasu-Nishimura Y, Takeda Y, Matsuura K, Akshoomoff N, Mattson SN, Grossfeld PD, Manabe T, Akiyama T. PX-RICS-deficient mice mimic autism spectrum disorder in Jacobsen syndrome through impaired GABAA receptor trafficking. Nat Commun.2016 Mar 16;7:10861
  23. Rogers T, Ratnayaka, K, Karmarkar P, Campbell-Washburn AE, Schenke WH, Mazal JR, Kocaturk O, Faranesh AZ, Lederman RJ. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging guidance improves the diagnostic yield of endomyocardial biopsy. JACC Basic Transl Sci.2016 Aug;1(5):376-383.
  24. Murthy R, Sebastian VA, Huang R, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM. Selective Use of the Blalock-Taussig Shunt and Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduit During the Norwood Procedure. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg.2016 May;7(3):329-33.
  25. Ferro G, Murthy R, Sebastian VA, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM. Single-Center Experience With the Senning Procedure in the Current Era. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2016 Summer;28(2):514-520.
  26. Gordon JB, Daniels LB, Kahn AM, Jimenez-Fernandez S, Vejar M, Numano F, Burns JC. The Spectrum of Cardiovascular Lesions Requiring Intervention in Adults After Kawasaki Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Interv.2016 Apr 11;9(7):687-96.
  27. Pockett CR, Moore JW, El-Said HG. Three Dimensional rotational angiography for assessment of coronary arteries during melody valve implantation: introducing a technique that may improve outcomes. Neth Heart J.2017 Feb;25(2):82-90.
  28. Mavrothalassitis O, Lodin D, Swami N, Moon-Grady A, Tabbutt S, Sunderji S, Peyvandi S, Karamlou T, Lamberti J, Murthy R, Subramanyan R, Raff G, Rahm A, Reemsten B, Almeida-Jones ME, Starr JP, Gates R, Setty S. Towards standardization: Analysis of specific modifiable perioperative process measures among neonates undergoing arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum–A mini-pilot for the California Congenital Cardiac Consortium Progress. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, Volume 42 , 71 – 72.
  29. Rogers T, Mahapatra S, Kim S, Eckhaus MA, Schenke WH, Mazal JR, Campbell-Washburn A, Sonmez M, Faranesh AZ, Ratnayaka K, Lederman RJ. Transcatheter Myocardial Needle Chemoablation During Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A New Approach to Ablation Therapy for Rhythm Disorders. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol.2016 Apr;9(4):e003926.
  30. Hegde S., Hsiao A. Improving the Fontan: Pre-surgical planning using four dimensional (4D) flow, bio-mechanical modeling and three dimensional (3D) printing. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, Volume 43, 57-60.
  31. Farrar G, Suinesiaputra A, Gilbert K, Perry JC, Hegde S, Marsden A, Young AA, Omens JH, McCulloch AD. Atlas-based ventricular shape analysis for understanding congenital heart disease. Prog Pediatr Cardiol.2016 Dec;43:61-69
  32. Mazal JR, Rogers T, Schenke WH, Faranesh AZ, Hansen M, O’Brien K, Ratnayaka K, Lederman RJ. Interventional-Cardiovascular MR: Role of the Interventional MR Technologist. Radiol Technol. 2016 Jan-Feb;87(3):261-70.
  33. Ratnayaka K, Lederman R.  Interventional Cardiac MRI. Congenital Cardiology Today. 2016 Aug; 14(8): 1-6.
  34. Kumar SRKung GNoh NCastillo NFagan BWells WJStarnes VA. Single-Ventricle Outcomes After Neonatal Palliation of Severe Ebstein Anomaly With Modified Starnes Procedure. Circulation.2016 Oct 25;134(17):1257-1264.
  35. Singh RK, Yeh JC, Price JF. Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies for Children with Myocarditis. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, Volume 43, 23-30.
  36. Stein ML, Yeh J, Reinhartz O, Rosenthal DN, Kaufman BD, Almond CS, Hollander SA, Maeda K. HeartWare HVAD for biventricular support in children and adolescents: The Stanford Experience. ASAIO J. 2016 Sep-Oct;62(5):e46-51.
  37. Gupta P, Rettiganti M, Gossett JM, Yeh JC, Jeffries HE, Rice TB, Wetzel RC. Risk factors for mechanical ventilation and reintubation after pediatric heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2016 Feb;151(2):451-8.e3.
  38. Stein ML, Dao DT, Doan LN, Reinhartz O, Maeda K, Hollander SA, Yeh J, Kaufman BD, Almond CS, Rosenthal DN. Ventricular assist devices in a contemporary pediatric cohort: morbidity, functional recovery, and survival. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Volume 35, Issue 1, 92-98.
  39. Johnson TD, Hill RC, Dzieciatkowska M, Nigam V, Behfar A, Christman KL, Hansen KC. Quantification of decellularized human myocardial matrix: A comparison of six patients. Proteomics Clin Appl.2016 Jan;10(1):75-83.
  40. Narayan HK, French B, Khan AM, Plappert T, Hyman D, Bajulaiye A, Domchek S, DiMichele A, Clark A, Matro J, Bradbury A, Fox K, Carver JR, Ky B. Noninvasive Measures of Ventricular-Arterial Coupling and Circumferential Strain Predict Cancer Therapeutics-Related Cardiac Dysfunction. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging.2016 Oct;9(10):1131-1141.
  41. Narayan V, Wang L, Putt M, Keefe S, Haas N, Lenihan D, Puzanov I, Catino A, Fang J, Ewer S, Moncher K, Elamm C, Guilherme O, Narayan H, Ky B. Risk of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction with Sunitinib Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 34, 2016.
  42. Wang L, Narayan V, Putt M, Keefe S, Haas N, Lenihan D, Puzanov I, Catino A, Fang J, Ewer S, Moncher K, Elamm C, Guilherme O, Narayan H, Ky B. Comprehensive Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Function in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Newly Initiated on Sunitinib. ASCO Scientific Sessions. Chicago, IL. June 2016.
  43. Simpson KE, Pruit E, Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Singh RK, Edens RE, Barnes AP, Canter CE. Fontan patient survival after pediatric heart transplantation has improved in the current era. Ann Thorac Surg.2017 Apr;103(4):1315-1320.
  44. Richmond ME, Easterwood R, Singh RK, Gilmore L, Zuckerman WA, McFeely ED, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ. Low-Dose Donor Dopamine is Associated with a Decreased Risk of Right Heart Failure in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. 2016 Dec;100(12):2729-2734.
  45. Grossfeld P. Brain hemorrhages in Jacobsen syndrome: A retrospective review of six cases and clinical recommendations. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Mar;173(3):667-670.
  46. Murthy R, Williams MR, Perry JC, Shepard S, DiBardino D. A Novel Method for Epicardial Defibrillator Lead Placement in Young Children: Coil Between the Great Arteries. Ann Thorac Surg.2016 Oct;102(4):e377-8.
  47. Williams MR, Atkinson DB, Bezzerides VJ, Koichi Y, Franklin K, Casta A, Alexander ME. Pausing with the Gauze: Inhibition of Temporary Pacemaker by Radiofrequency Scan During Cardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg.2016 Nov;123(5):1143-1148.
  48. Shimizu C, Eleftherohorinou H, Wright VJ, Kim J, Alphonse MP, Perry JC, Cimaz R, Burgner D, Dahdah N, Hoang LT, Khor CC, Salgado A, Tremoulet AH, Davila S, Kuijpers TW, Hibberd ML, Johnson TA, Takahashi A, Tsunoda T, Kubo M, Tanaka T, Onouchi Y, Yeung RS, Coin LJ, Levin M, Burns JC. Genetic variation in the SLC8A1 calcium signaling pathway is associated with susceptibility to Kawasaki disease and aneurysm formation. Circ Cardiovasc Genet.2016 Dec;9(6):559-568.
  49. Gilbert K, Farrar G, Cowan B, Suinesiaputra A, Occleshaw C, Pontre B, Perry J, Hegde S, Omens J, McCulloch A, Young A. Improving assessment of congenital heart disease through rapid patient specific modeling. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.2016 Aug;2016:1228-1231.
  50. McCanta AC, Perry JC. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in children with heart failure. Prog Pediatr Cardiol, Volume 43, 17-22, 2016.
  51. Murthy R, Kernstine KH. Robot-Assisted Diaphragm Plication (Published Abstract). Innovations & Volume 11, Number 2S, 2016.