Susan F Saleeb

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OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the incidence of sudden cardiac death among patients discharged from the cardiology clinic with presumed noncardiac chest pain (CP). METHODS The records of children >6 years of age who presented to Children's Hospital Boston between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2009, with a complaint of CP were reviewed for(More)
Background The accuracy of the guidelines of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for the two-dimensional (2D) quantitative assessment of right ventricular (RV) size and function has not been evaluated against MRI-derived RV volumes in patients with congenital heart disease and RV volume overload. Methods Three groups of patients were studied: a(More)
OBJECTIVES Chest pain is a common reason for referral to pediatric cardiologists and often leads to an extensive cardiac evaluation. The objective of this study is to describe current management practices in the assessment of pediatric chest pain and to determine whether a standardized care approach could reduce unnecessary testing. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) cardiomyopathy is variably defined by numerous trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and noncompacted-to-compacted (NC/C) ratio >2. Limited studies exist on the reproducibility of diagnosing LVNC. METHODS Clinical records of patients diagnosed with LVNC by echocardiography were reviewed. Blinded(More)
BACKGROUND Chest pain is a common reason for referral to pediatric cardiologists. Although pediatric chest pain is rarely attributable to serious cardiac pathology, extensive and costly evaluation is often performed. We have implemented a standardized approach to pediatric chest pain in our pediatric cardiology clinics as part of a broader quality(More)
INTRODUCTION Chest pain in children is common, but rarely heralds serious underlying cardiac pathology. Despite this, the anxiety of missing a potentially life threatening condition creates a large burden of referrals and diagnostic testing. We evaluated patients diagnosed with 1 of 9 serious cardiac diseases and detailed the clinical signs and symptoms of(More)
BACKGROUND Experience with aortic valve replacement (AVR) with current-generation pericardial bioprostheses in young patients is limited. The death of a child with accelerated bioprosthetic aortic stenosis prompted enhanced surveillance of all such patients at our institution. METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed records of 27 patients who had undergone AVR(More)
The purposes of this study were to characterize the morphologic, imaging, and clinical characteristics of double-inlet, double-outlet right ventricle (DI-DORV), a rare congenital heart disease, and to compare these findings to those in patients with double-inlet left ventricle (DILV). The clinical records, imaging studies, and heart specimens of 22(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if patients evaluated using the pediatric chest pain standardized clinical assessment and management plan (SCAMP) in cardiology clinic were later diagnosed with unrecognized cardiac pathology, and to determine if other patients with cardiac pathology not enrolled in the SCAMP would have been identified using the algorithm. STUDY(More)
The natural history of aortic cuspal prolapse and aortic regurgitation (AR), studied most commonly in subpulmonic ventricular septal defect (VSD), has not been well defined in isolated, unrepaired VSD diagnosed during infancy. This study aimed to define the incidence and progression of aortic cuspal prolapse and AR in patients with subaortic VSDs diagnosed(More)