Chitra Ravishankar

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending in Pediatric Cardiology (including heart failure/transplant), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Cardiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-4620
University of Bombay, India, 1989.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Ravishankar is interested in measuring cardiac output in the post-operative period, and use of novel strategies to prevent and treat "low cardiac output syndrome" in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Selected Publications

Mansfield R, Lin K, Mott A, Zaoutis T, Mohamed Z, Luan X, Kaufman B, Ravishankar C, Gaynor JW, Shaddy RE: The Use of Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices in Children's Hospitals from 2000 to 1010: Morbidity, Mortality and Hospital Charges. PCCM 16(6): 522-8, July 2015.

Downing TE, Allen KY, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ: Long-Term Mortality after the Fontan Operatio: 20 Years of Experience at a Single Center.(Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, April 27, 2015, Seattle, WA). American Association of Thoracic Surgeons April 2015.

Avitable CM, Mercer-Rosa L, Ravishankar C, Rome JJ, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Cohen MS: Experience with Biventricular Intervention for Neonates with Mitral Valve Abnormalities in the Setting of Critical Left-Side Heart Obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 99: 877-83, March 2015.

Avitable CM, Leonard MB, Brodsky JL, Whitehead KK, Ravishankar C, Cohen MS, Gaynor JW, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ: Usefulness of Insulin-like Growth Factor I as a Marker of Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults after Fontan Palliation Procedure. Am J Cardiology 115(6)(816-2-): 816-20, March 2015.

Undar A, Ravishankar C, Wang S, Pekkan K, Akcevin A, Luciani GB: Outcomes of the 10th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Cirulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion. Artif Organs 39: 1-6, January 2015.

Ravishankar CR: Author for Chapters on "ECMO in Single Ventricle Heart Defects" and "Introduction to VAD" Co-Author of section on "Mechanical Circulatory Support". Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Handbook. MB Jones, D Klugman, RK Fitzgerald, LM Kohr, JT Berger, JM Costello, R Bronicki (eds.). January 2015.

Travulsi JCL, Irving SY, Papas MA, Hollowell C, Ravishankar C, Marino BS, Medoff-Cooper B, Schall JL, Stallings VA: Total Energy Expenditure of Infants with Congenital Heart Disease who Have Undergone Surgical Intervention. (Accepted for publication in Pediatr Cardiol). Pediatric Cardiology 2015.

Brunetti MA, Glatz AC, McCardle K, Mott AR, Ravishankar C, Gaynor W: Risk Factors for Unplanned Readmission of Patients to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. (Accepted for publication in WJPCS). WJPCS 2015.

Gaynor JW, Kim, DS, Arrington CB, Atz AM, Bellinger DC, Burt AA, Ghanayem NS, Jacobs JP, Lee TM, Lewis AB, Mahle WT, Marino BS, Miller SG, Newburger JW, Pizarro C, Ravishankar C, Santani AB, Wilder NS, Jarvik, GP, Mital S, Russel MW: Validation of Association of the Apolipoprotein E e2 Allele with Neurodevelopmental Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery in Neonates and Infants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148(6): 2560-6, December 2014.

Ravishankar C, Gerstenberger E, Atz AM, Affolter J, Bradley T, Menon S, Schumacher K, Sleeper LA, Gaynor JW, Goldstein B, Henderson H, Jacobs J, Lewis AB, Dunbar-Masterson C, Pemberton VL, Petit C, Pike N, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Newburger JW for the Pediatric Heart Network. : Factors Associated with Fontan Length of Stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. (Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AHA, November 2014). AHA November 2014.

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