Christine B. Falkensammer, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Pediatric Cardiology Consultant, Chester County Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology Consultant, Lancaster General Hospital
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 426-9718
MD (Medicine )
Leopold Franzens Universitaet Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria (6 year program), 1999.
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Selected Publications

Christine Falkensammer: Fetal Cardiology. Rudolph's Pediatrics 24th edition 2023, in press.

Zuckerberg JC, Matsubara D, Kauffman HL, Chang JC, Calderon-Anyosa R, Patel C, Hogarty AN, Falkensammer CB, Mercer-Rosa LM, Quartermain MD, Wang Y, Banerjee A: Left atrial stiffness and strain are novel indices of left ventricular diastolic function in children: validation followed by application in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children due to COVID-19. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging May 2023.

Punn R, Falkensammer CB, Blinder JJ, Fifer CG, Thorsson T, Perens G, Federman M, Gupta P, Best T, Arya B, Chan T, Sherman-Levine S, Smith SN, Axelrod DM, Roth SJ, Tacy TA: Hemodynamic and Echocardiographic Predictors of Mortality in Pediatric Patients on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Multicenter Investigation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 36(2): 233-241, Feb 2023.

Evelyn K. Shih, Lauren A. Beslow, Shobha S. Natarajan, Christine B. Falkensammer, Steven R. Messe, and Rebecca N. Ichord: Prevalence of Patent Foramen Ovale in a Cohort of Children with Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke. Neurology 97(21): e2096-e2102, Nov 2021.

Jill J. Savla; Jack Rychik; Karl Degenhardt; Christine B. Falkensammer; Jill Combs; and Anita L. Szwast: Risk Factors for Adverse Outcome in Prenatally Diagnosed Heterotaxy Syndrome in the Current Era. American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA 2021 Notes: poster.

Kasey J. Chaszczewski, Sarah Perelman, Christine B. Falkensammer, Nahla Khalek, Chengcheng Pang, Zhiyun Tian, Jack Rychik: Fetoscopic Selective Laser Photocoagulation of Placental Anastomoses Leads to Early Reduction of Cardiovascular Burden in the Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA 2021 Notes: poster.

K. Chaszczweski, J. DiFrancesco, C. Pascua, A. Banerjee, S. Ewing, C.B. Falkensammer, D. Goldberg, E. Goldmuntz, M. Jolley, L. Mercer-Rosa, M. O'Connor, L. Rogers, J. Savla, A. Shillingford, A. Szwast, S. Fuller, M. Cohen, M. Quartermain, S. Natarajan: Implementing a Quality Improvement Tool to Systematically Identify Discrepancies between Preoperative Echocardiographic Findings and Intraoperative Inspection in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Repair for Congenital Heart Defects. American Society of Echocardiography, virtual 2020 Notes: poster.

C.B. Falkensammer, Z. Tian, M.A. Harris, L. Mercer-Rosa, J. Rychik: Natural history, associated findings and outcome of prenatally diagnosed ventricular aneurysms. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology World Congress, virtual 2020 Notes: poster.

Goudar SP, Zak V, Atz AM, Altmann K, Colan SD, Falkensammer CB, Friedberg MK, Frommelt M, Hill KD, Hsu DT, Levine JC, Margossian R, Mart CR, Sticka J, Shrader P, Shirali G; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators.: Comparison of echocardiographic measurements to invasive measurements of diastolic function in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. Cardiol Young 29(10): 1248-1256, Oct 2019.

R. Punn, C. B. Falkensammer et al: Mortality in Pediatric Patients on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation - A multicenter Investigation. American Society of Echocardiography San Diego, CA 2019 Notes: poster.

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