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Seshadri Balaji M.D.

Dr. Balaji specializes in caring for kids with heart problems. He has advanced training in heart rhythm problems (conditions that make the heart too fast, too slow or pose risk of death from rhythm problems). Dr. Balaji finds it extremely rewarding to work with kids and their families because he can help them, make them better, and watch them grow up as he sees them at follow up.

In his spare time, Dr. Balaji enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife and two daughters. When he does get some time to himself, he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and watching old movies. 

 

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Education

  • Ph.D., Vrije University, Amsterdam Netherlands 2007
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in pediatric cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK, 1991
  • Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Cardiology

Publications

  • "Effectiveness and Safety of the Femoral Venous Approach for Coronary Sinus Catheterization in Children." American Journal of Cardiology  In: , Vol. 120, No. 1, 01.07.2017, p. 137-139.
  • "Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease." Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics  In: , Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. xv-xvi.
  • "Pacing Induced Ventricular Dysfunction in a Child : Improvement with Reduction in Paced Rate." Pediatric Cardiology  In: , 17.05.2017, p. 1-2.
  • "How to Approach Difficult Cases of AVNRT." Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine In: , Vol. 19, No. 5, 34, 01.05.2017.
  • "A Clinical Risk Score to Improve the Diagnosis of Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Childhood." American Journal of Cardiology In: , Vol. 118, No. 7, 01.10.2016, p. 1074-1080.
  • "Use of dofetilide in adult patients with atrial arrhythmias and congenital heart disease : A PACES collaborative study." Heart Rhythm In: , Vol. 13, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 2034-2039.
  • "Minimal Access Posterior Approach for Extrapleural Thoracic Sympathectomy : A Cadaveric Study and Cases." World Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 93, 01.09.2016, p. 490.
  • "The development of pacing induced ventricular dysfunction is influenced by the underlying structural heart defect in children with congenital heart disease." Indian Heart Journal  In: , 22.07.2016.
  • "Catheter Ablation of Recurrent Lone Atrial Fibrillation in Teenagers with a Structurally Normal Heart." PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology In: , Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 60-64.
  • "Minimally invasive posterior extrapleural thoracic sympathectomy in children with medically refractory arrhythmias." Heart Rhythm  In: , 2016.
  • "Para-Hisian Pacing : A Paradoxical Response?" Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology  In: , 2016.
  • "Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia after extracardiac Fontan surgery." Heart Rhythm  In: , 2016.
  • "Management of paroxysmal ectopic atrial tachycardia with long sinus pauses in a teenager." Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal  In: , Vol. 15, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 249-250.
  • "Lack of influence of heterotaxy on arrhythmia prevalence after intracardiac versus extracardiac fontan operations." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 149, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 1224.
  • "Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia." Annals of Pediatric Cardiology  In: , Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 50-52.
  • "Partnership in healthcare : What can the west learn from the delivery of pediatric cardiac care in low- and middle-income countries." Annals of Pediatric Cardiology  In: , Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 1-3.
  • "Belhassen Tachycardia in a 19-Month-Old Child." Journal of Pediatrics  In: , Vol. 166, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 200-200.e1.
  • "PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease : Developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD)." Heart Rhythm In: , Vol. 11, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. e102-e165.
  • "PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease : developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD)." Canadian Journal of Cardiology In: , Vol. 30, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. e1-e63.
  • "PACES/HRS Expert consensus statement on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease : Executive summary: Developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD)." Heart Rhythm In: , Vol. 11, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. e81-e101.
  • "Current management of focal atrial tachycardia in children a multicenter experience." Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology  In: , Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.08.2014, p. 664-670.
  • "Arrhythmias, conduction disorders and electrophysiological anomalies in the adult with congenital cardiac disease."   Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2014. p. 2495-2520.
  • "Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy." Heart Rhythm  In: , Vol. 11, No. 7, 2014, p. 1163-1169.
  • "An international multicenter study comparing arrhythmia prevalence between the intracardiac lateral tunnel and the extracardiac conduit type of Fontan operations." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 148, No. 2, 2014, p. 576-581.
  • "Management of late arrhythmias in adults with repaired congenital heart disease." Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine  In: , Vol. 15, No. 5, 10.2013, p. 615-631.
  • "Pacing in children." Annals of Pediatric Cardiology  In: , Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 46-51.
  • "Cardiac pacing and defibrillation in children and young adults." Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal  In: , Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 4-13.
  • "Management of tachyarrhythmias in children." Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine  In: , Vol. 14, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 490-502.
  • "Prevalence and spectrum diseases predisposing to sudden cardiac death : Are they the same for both the athlete and the nonathlete?" Pediatric Cardiology  In: , Vol. 33, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 379-386.
  • "Multicenter study of the effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in children and young adults with heart disease." Pediatric Cardiology In: , Vol. 32, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 399-405.

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