Catherine M. Avitabile, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Sections of Pulmonary Hypertension and Echocardiography
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Economics)
Univesity of Notre Dame, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2007.
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Selected Publications

Poletto E, Mallon M, Stevens R, Avitabile CM: Imaging review of vascular rings and pulmonary sling. J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol 2017 Notes: In press.

Avitabile CM, Whitehead KK, Fogel MA, Kim DW, Kim TS, Rose JD, Keller MS, Fu GL, Harris MA: Holodiastolic flow reversal at the Descending aorta on cardiac magnetic resonance is neither sensitive nor specific for significant aortic regurgitation in patients with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol 37(7): 1284-1289, Oct 2016.

Avitabile CM, Harris MA, Whitehead KK: High-resolution, contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance detects in intracardiac thrombus in a Fontan patient. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 7(3): 404-406, May 2016.

Avitabile CM, Harris MA, Chowdhury D: Cardiac magnetic resonance characterizes myocarditis in a 16-year-old female with Lyme disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 7(3): 394-396, May 2016.

Harris MA, Avitabile CM, Fu GL, Kim DW, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK: Accuracy and internal consistency of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in measuring branch pulmonary artery flows in patients with conotruncal anomalies and branch pulmonary artery stents. Am J Cardiol 117(7): 1160-1166, Apr 2016.

Avitabile CM, Goldberg DJ, Zemel BS,, Brodsky JL, Dodds K, Hayden-Rush C, Whitehead KK, Goldmuntz E, Rychik J, Leonard MB: Deficits in bone density and structure in children and young adults following Fontan palliation. Bone 77(1): 12-16, Aug 2015.

Avitabile CM, Leonard MB, Brodsky JL, Whitehead KK, Ravishankar C, Cohen JW, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ: Usefulness of insulin-like growth factor-1 as a marker of heart failure in children and young adults after the Fontan palliation procedure. Am J Cardiol 115(6): 816-820, Mar 2015.

Avitabile 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 heart obsgtruction. Ann Thorac Surg 99(3): 877-883, Mar 2015.

Whitehead KK, Avitabile CM, Goldberg DJ, Lenard MB, Wei A, Tang E, Paridon SM, Yoganathan AP, Fogel MA: Relationship between leg lean mass Z-score and cardiac output at exercise as measured by exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Soc Cardio Magnetic Resonance Feb 2015 Notes: Poster presentation at Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/Euro CMR Joint Scientific Sessions, Nice,France.

Avitabile CM, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Brodsky JL, Lee D, Dodds K, Hayden-Rush C, whitehead KK, Goldmuntz E, Paridon SM, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ: Lean mass deficits, vitamin D status, and exercise capacity in children and young adults after Fontan palliation. Heart 100(21): 1702-1707, Nov 2014.

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