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
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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