Members of the Pediatric Cardiology Division are involved in clinical and basic research. Areas of investigation include:
- Feasibility, safety and efficacy of device occlusion of congenital and acquired defects in the cardiovascular system (atrial septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defects, and abnormal vascular connections).
- Long-term results of balloon angioplasty and valvuloplasty of obstructive lesions of the cardiovascular system (aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, coarctation of the aorta and others).
- Feasibility, safety, and efficacy of stent therapy for vascular obstructive lesions (branch pulmonary artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta and other vascular stenoses).
- Evaluation of cardiovascular end-organ damage in children with hypertension.
- Prevalence of undiagnosed congenital cardiac defects in older children.
- Evaluation of cardiac function with new modalities of echocardiography.
- Determination of genetics of childhood onset of essential hypertension.
- Gene screening for mutations in dilated cardiomyopathy