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Chet R. Villa, MD


  • Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Failure & Transplantation
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I care for children with complex medical needs and severe heart disease. This includes children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy...

About

Biography

Children with severe heart disease once had few clinical options. While we’ve made many advances, it’s still critical that we improve therapeutic options and develop new approaches.

At Cincinnati Children’s, I care for children with complex medical needs and severe heart disease. This includes children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, RASopathies, and those in need of ventricular assist device therapy and heart transplant.

My research is focused on finding ways to provide care to children and young adults with heart disease who have limited access to advanced therapies.

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Publications

Current Practices in Treating Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): Understanding Care Practices in Order to Optimize DMD Heart Failure Through ACTION. Villa, C; Auerbach, SR; Bansal, N; Birnbaum, BF; Conway, J; Esteso, P; Gambetta, K; Hall, EK; Kaufman, BD; Kirmani, S; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022; 43:977-985.

Abdominal CT and MRI Findings of Portal Hypertension in Children and Adults with Fontan Circulation. Zafar, F; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Katz, DA; Palermo, JJ; Opotowsky, AR; Lorts, A; Chin, C; Powell, AW; Villa, CR; et al. Radiology. 2022; 303:557-565.

Diversity of Dystrophin Gene Mutations and Disease Progression in a Contemporary Cohort of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Gambetta, KE; McCulloch, MA; Lal, AK; Knecht, K; Butts, RJ; Villa, CR; Johnson, JN; Conway, J; Bock, MJ; Schumacher, KR; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022; 43:855-867.

Time to Reconsider Bridging Older Children on Outpatient Inotrope in an Era of Outpatient VADs. Guzman-Gomez, AM; Dani, A; Greenberg, JW; Villa, C; Lorts, A; Boucek, K; Zafar, F; Morales, DL. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41.

Racial Disparity Exists in the Utilization of and Post-Transplant Survival Benefit from Ventricular Assist Device Support in Children. Greenberg, JW; Bryant, R; Villa, C; Fields, K; Flynn-Thompson, F; Zafar, F; Morales, DL. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41:s160-s161.

Single Ventricle Assist Device: A Viable Option in Fontan Circulatory Failure. Fahnhorst, SE; Brandewie, K; Perry, T; Opotowsky, AR; Lubert, AM; Lorts, A; Morales, DL; Villa, CR. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41:s436-s437.

Hemolysis with a Ventricular Assist Device; Sometimes It is Not the Pump's Fault. Raskin, A; Villa, C; Morales, DL; Lorts, A. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41:s474-s475.

Ventricular Assist Device Use in Pediatric Restrictive and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION) Analysis. Mokshagundam, D; Shezad, MF; Esteso, P; Kobayashi, R; Williams, MM; O'Connor, MJ; Maeda, K; Raskin, A; Brickler, M; Villa, C; et al. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41.

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric Heart Transplant Outcomes in the Era of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin Induction. Carlo, WF; Padilla, LA; Xu, W; Carboni, MP; Kleinmahon, JA; Sparks, JD; Rudraraju, R; Villa, C; Singh, TP. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41:s96-s97.

Decreased Risk of Strokes in Children with Ventricular Assist Devices Within ACTION. Peng, DM; Shezad, MF; Lorts, A; Gajarski, RJ; VanderPluym, C; Murray, JM; Hawkins, B; Villa, CR; Zafar, F; Rosenthal, DN. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022.

From the Blog


Top 5 Things to Know About the Heart in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
BlogHeart Conditions

Top 5 Things to Know About the Heart in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By Chet Villa, MD5/30/2019

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