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Shabana Shahanavaz, MBBS


  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, The Heart Institute
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I have a passion for helping patients by being involved in multi-center trials and projects. These trials focus on developing interventional cardiology technology and a better understanding of available therapies to benefit patients around the world.

About

Biography

I’m a pediatric cardiologist specializing in congenital heart disease and interventional cardiology. I have a passion for helping patients by being involved in multi-center trials and projects. These trials focus on developing interventional cardiology technology and a better understanding of available therapies to benefit patients around the world.

I was inspired to become a pediatric cardiologist by members of my extended family, who were physicians. As director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s, I have clinical expertise in performing complex diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization instead of open-heart surgery or adjunct to surgical procedures.

When I worked in St. Louis, Missouri, I received the Best Doctor award in 2019 and 2020.

My research is focused on catheter-based intervention to treat congenital heart defects, clinical trials in congenital interventional catheterization, and innovations.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family.

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Publications

An unexpected circular shunt: Novel method to treat semilunar valve insufficiency in a single ventricle patient on mechanical circulatory support. Hagel, JA; Batlivala, SP; Morales, DL S; Shahanavaz, S. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2022.

Impact of Management Strategy on Feeding and Somatic Growth in Neonates with Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot: Results from the Congenital Cardiac Research Collaborative. Nicholson, GT; Goldstein, BH; Petit, CJ; Qureshi, AM; Glatz, AC; McCracken, CE; Kelleman, MS; Meadows, JJ; Zampi, JD; Shahanavaz, S; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance to Predict Coronary Artery Compression in Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation Into Conduits. Romans, RA; Lu, JC; Balasubramanian, S; Whiteside, W; Yu, S; Aldoss, OT; Armstrong, AK; Boe, BA; Balzer, DT; Christensen, JT; et al. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2022; 15:979-988.

Invited Commentary: What Do We Achieve With Expedited Left Atrial Decompression?. Winlaw, DS; Hill, GD; Heydarian, HC; Shahanavaz, S. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2022; 13:321-323.

What Is Blocking Transcatheter Ventricular Septal Defect Closure?. Shahanavaz, S; Winlaw, DS; Opotowsky, AR. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022; 11.

Palliation Strategy to Achieve Complete Repair in Symptomatic Neonates with Tetralogy of Fallot. Law, MA; Glatz, AC; Romano, JC; Chai, PJ; Mascio, CE; Petit, CJ; McCracken, CE; Kelleman, MS; Nicholson, GT; Meadows, JJ; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022.

Comparative Costs of Management Strategies for Neonates With Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot. O'Byrne, ML; Glatz, AC; Huang, YS V; Kelleman, MS; Petit, CJ; Qureshi, AM; Shahanavaz, S; Nicholson, GT; Batlivala, S; Meadows, JJ; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2022; 79:1170-1180.

Stent Angioplasty for Post-Operative Coronary Artery Stenosis in Infants. Chaszczewski, KJ; Nicholson, GT; Shahanavaz, S; Dori, Y; Gillespie, MJ; O'Byrne, ML; Rome, JJ; Glatz, AC. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2022; 13:203-207.

Interpreting Quality Improvement When Introducing New Technology: A Collaborative Experience in ASD Device Closures. Yeh, MJ; Shirley, L; Balzer, DT; Boe, BA; El-Said, H; Foerster, S; Gauvreau, K; Gudausky, TM; Hainstock, MR; Maschietto, N; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022; 43:596-604.

Transcatheter pulmonary valve-in-valve implantation within the expandable Inspiris Resilia® bioprosthetic valve. Batlivala, SP; Hagel, JA; Hirsch, R; Shahanavaz, S. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2022; 99:1157-1160.

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