Anita L. Szwast, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Suite 8NW90 - Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-5825
BA (Biology-Genetics)
Cornell University, 1994.
University of Pittsburgh, 1999.
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Selected Publications

Cuneo BF, Moon-Grady AJ, Sonesson SE, Levasseur S, Hornberger L, Donofrio MT, Krishnan A, Szwast A, Howley L, Benson DW, Jaeggi E. : Heart Sounds at Home: Feasibility of an ambulatory fetal heart rhythm surveillance program for anti-SSA positive pregnancies J Perinatol. 37(3): 226-230, Mar 2017.

Goldberg DJ, French B, Szwast AL, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Rychik J, Mercer-Rosa L. : Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion correlates with exercise capacity in a cohort of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome after Fontan operation. Echocardiography 33(12): 1897-1902, Dec 2016.

Hahn, E, Szwast A, Cnota J wnd, Levine JC, Fifer CG, Jaeggi E, Andrews H, Williams IA. : Association of fetal growth, cerebral blood flow, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in single ventricle fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 47(4): 460-5. April 2016.

Bettina Cuneo, Anita Moon-Grady, Sven-Erik E. Sonesson, Stephanie Levasseur, Lisa K Hornberger, Mary T. Donofrio, Anita Krishnan, Anita Szwast, Lisa Howley, D. Woodrow Benson, Edgar Jaeggi: Heart sounds at home: preliminary results of ambulatory fetal heart rhythm surveillance program. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016 Notes: Podium presentation (collaborator) at the 2016 ISUOG World Congress in Rome, Italy.

Freud LR, Escobar-Diaz MC, Kalish BT, Komarlu R, Puchalski MD, Jaeggi ET, Szwast AL, Freire G, Levasseur SM, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Michelfelder EC, Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT, Howley LW, Selamet Tierney ES, Cuneo BF, Morris SA, Pruetz JD, van der Velde ME, Kovalchin JP, Ikemba CM, Vernon MM, Samai C, Satou GM, Gotteiner NL, Phoon CK, Silverman NH, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W.: Outcomes and Predictors of Perinatal Mortality in Fetuses with Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia in the Current Era: A Multi-Center Study. Circulation 132(6): 481-9, Aug 11 2015.

Rychik J, Cohen D, Tran KM, Szwast A, Natarajan SS, Johnson MP, Moldenhauser JS, Khalek N, Martinez-Poyer J, Flake AW, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS. : The Role of Echocardiography in the Intraoperative Management of the Fetus Undergoing Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 37(3): 172-8, Jul 2015.

Channing A, Szwast A, Natarajan S, Degenhardt K, Tian Z, Rychik J: Maternal Hyperoxygenation Improves Left Heart Filling In The Fetus With Atrial Septal Aneurysm Causing Impediment To Left Ventricular Inflow Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 45(6): 664-9, Jun 2015.

Margossian R, Chen S, Sleeper LA, Tani LY, Shirali G, Golding F, Selamet Tierney ES, Altmann K, Campbell MJ, Szwast A, Sharkey A, Radojewski E, Colan SD; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. : The Reproducibility and Absolute Values of Echocardiographic Measurements of Left Ventricular Size and Function in Children Are Algorithm Dependent. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 28(5): 549-558, May 2015.

A Szwast, M Putt, J W Gaynor, D Licht, & J Rychik : Changes in Cerebrovascular Resistance in Fetuses with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Response to Maternal Hyperoxygenation are Dependent upon Gestational Age JACC. Poster presentation (self) at the 2015 ACC annual meeting. 2015.

Davey BT, Donofrio MT, Moon-Grady AJ, Fifer CG, Cuneo BF, Falkensammer CB, Szwast AL, Rychik J. : Development and Validation of a Fetal Cardiovascular Disease Severity Scale. Pediatr Cardiol. 35(7): 1174-80, October 2014.

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