We have an active research program as well as representation at the pediatric study section of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Ongoing projects include evaluating new treatments for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children with cardiac disease and newer noninvasive methodologies in monitoring children after cardiac surgery. The Division has assisted in the development of new catheters to evaluate coronary problems in children. We recently participated in a national study to evaluate newer inotropic agents following heart surgery as well as management strategies for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Future proposed projects involve an important collaboration between the CHOC Children’s Specialists Cardiology Division and the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Anthony Chang Current Research
1. Use of Novel Agents in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension
2. Artificial Intelligence in Decision-making in Pediatric Cardiology
3. Heart Failure in Children: Current Therapy and Management
Dr. Anjan Batra Current Research
1. Acute hemodynamic effects of right ventricular pacing in patients with right bundle branch block: a prospective study.
2. Incidence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
3. Arrhythmia after the Fontan operation: Comparison of the Intracardiac lateral Tunnel and the Extracardiac conduit procedures.
4. The Study of Anti-arrhythmic Medications in Infant Supraventricular tachycardia.
5. Implantation of the Medtronic Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in Patients with Dysfunctional Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) Conduits: A Feasibility Study.
6. A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of JNJ-31001074 in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Pierangelo Renella Current Research
1) Investigating the feasibility of 3D echocadiography for right ventricular volumetric and functional assessment in children.
2) Right and left ventricular volumetric and functional assessment by cardiac MRI in severely anemic patients with iron overload.
3) The significance of regional right ventricular function in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot patients as assessed by cardiac MRI.
- Allergy & Immunology Research
- Blood Bank
- Cardiology Research
- Clinical and Biochemical Genetics Research
- Critical Care Research
- Endocrinology Research
- Gastroenterology Research
- Hematology Research
- Infectious Disease Research
- Metabolic Disorders Research
- Neonatology Research
- Nephrology Research
- Neurology Research
- Oncology Research
- Ophthalmology Research
- Otolaryngology Research
- Pediatric Surgery Research
- Pulmonology Research
- Rheumatology Research
- Allergy and Immunology
- Clinical and Biochemical Genetics
- Critical Care
- Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
- Infectious Disease
- Metabolic Disorders
- Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
- Pediatric Surgery