Christine B. Falkensammer, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

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

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 2020.

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 2020 2020.

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 2019.

Lisa K Hornberger, Christine B. Falkensammer: Fetal Cardiology. Rudolph's Pediatrics 23rd edition 2018.

Kirkpatrick EC, Steltzer J, Simpson P, Pan A, Dragulescu A, Falkensammer CB, Gelehrter S, Lai WW, Levine J, Miller S, Miller TA, Pruetz J, Sachdeva R, Thacker, D, Frommelt P: Pulmonary Vein Doppler Patterns in Infants with Single Right Ventricle Anomalies After Initial Staged Palliations. Pediatr Cardiol 38(6): 1288-1295, Aug 2017.

Brian S. Snarr, Michael Y. Liu, Jeremy C. Zuckerberg, Christine B. Falkensammer, Sumekala Nadaraj, Danielle Burstein, Deborah Ho, Monique A. Gardner, Arene Butto, Stanford G. Ewing, Natesa G. Pandian, Anirban Banerjee: The Parasternal Short-Axis View Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Inferior Sinus Venosus Type of Atrial Septal Defects by Transthoracic Echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography January 2017.

Evelyn K Shih, Shobha Natarajan, Christine Falkensammer, Lauren A Beslow, Steven R Messe, Rebecca N Ichord: Role of Patent Foramen Ovale in First and Recurrent Childhood Cryptogenic Arterial Ischemic Stroke. American Heart Association / International Stroke Conference 2017 2017 Notes: Accepted for Poster Presentation.

Christine B. Falkensammer, Jack Rychik: The Fetal Heart Program: A Multidisciplinary Model And Approach to Contemporary Comprehensive Care for Cardiovascular Condidions Before Birth. Austrian Journal of Cardiology 2016.

Conlon T, Falkensammer C, Hammond R, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Topjian A: Association of Left Ventricular Systolic Function and Vasopressor Support with Survival Following Pediatric Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 146–154. Feb 2015.

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