Research And Education


At Stony Brook Children's, all of our pediatric departments are engaged in the search for new and better ways of diagnosing and treating disease, as well as a greater understanding of disease causes and mechanisms. Our team has vast experience in pediatric cardiology clinical research and has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease. Articles published in the past year include:

1: Woroniecki RP, Kahnauth A, Panesar LE, Supe-Markovina K. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Pediatric Hypertension: A Mini Review. Front Pediatr. 2017 May 11;5:101. doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00101. eCollection 2017. Review. PubMed PMID: 28553631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5425592.

2: Bayle K, Galotti G, Nielsen-Farrell J, Yang J, Nielsen JC, Panesar L. Normal
Left Ventricular Size in Premature Newborns by the Echocardiographic Bullet Method. Am J Perinatol. 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1602404. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28437826.

3: Karber BC, Nielsen JC, Balsam D, Messina C, Davidson D. Optimal radiologic
position of an umbilical venous catheter tip as determined by echocardiography in very low birth weight newborns. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2017;10(1):55-61. doi:10.3233/NPM-1642. PubMed PMID: 28304320.

4: Supe-Markovina K, Nielsen JC, Musani M, Panesar LE, Woroniecki RP. Assessment
of Left Ventricular Mass and Hypertrophy by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pediatric Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016 Oct;18(10):976-981. doi: 10.1111/jch.12808. Epub 2016 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 26988578.

5: Farooqi KM, Uppu SC, Nguyen K, Srivastava S, Ko HH, Choueiter N, Wollstein A,
Parness IA, Narula J, Sanz J, Nielsen JC. Application of Virtual Three-Dimensional Models for Simultaneous Visualization of Intracardiac Anatomic Relationships in Double Outlet Right Ventricle. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan;37(1):90-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1244-z. Epub 2015 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 26254102.

6: Lu JC, Nielsen JC, Morowitz L, Musani M, Ghadimi Mahani M, Agarwal PP, Ibrahim
el-SH, Dorfman AL. Use of a 1.0 Tesla open scanner for evaluation of pediatric and congenital heart disease: a retrospective cohort study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 May 25;17:39. doi: 10.1186/s12968-015-0144-y. PubMed PMID: 26004027; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4490663.

7: Farooqi KM, Nielsen JC, Uppu SC, Srivastava S, Parness IA, Sanz J, Nguyen K.
Use of 3-dimensional printing to demonstrate complex intracardiac relationships in double-outlet right ventricle for surgical planning. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 May;8(5). pii: e003043. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.003043. PubMed PMID: 25904574.

8: Uppu SC, Shah A, Weigand J, Nielsen JC, Ko HH, Parness IA, Srivastava S.
Two-dimensional speckle-tracking-derived segmental peak systolic longitudinal strain identifies regional myocardial involvement in patients with myocarditis and normal global left ventricular systolic function. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Jun;36(5):950-9. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1105-9. Epub 2015 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 25617227.

9: Vinograd CA, Ostermayer S, Lytrivi ID, Ko HH, Parness I, Geiger M, Panesar LE,
Love B, Srivastava S. Prevalence and outcomes of coronary artery ectasia associated with isolated congenital coronary artery fistula. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;114(1):111-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 24819906.

10: Cornwall JW, Green RS, Nielsen JC, Gelb BD. Frequency of aortic dilation in
Noonan syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jan 15;113(2):368-71. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.09.034. Epub 2013 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 24220280; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3947366.

11: Kwon EN, Parness IA, Srivastava S, Nielsen JC, Geiger M. Subpulmonary
stenosis assessed in midtrimester fetuses with tetralogy of Fallot: a novel method for predicting postnatal clinical outcome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Aug;34(6):1314-20. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0642-3. Epub 2013 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 23389098.

12: Bhatla P, Nielsen JC. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance as an alternate
method for serial evaluation of proximal aorta: comparison with echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2013 Jul;30(6):713-8. doi: 10.1111/echo.12105. Epub 2013 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 23311530.

13: Vinograd CA, Srivastava S, Panesar LE. Fetal diagnosis of left-ventricular
noncompaction cardiomyopathy in identical twins with discordant congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Aug;34(6):1503-7. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0406-5. Epub 2012 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 22695766.

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