Laurie B. Armsby, M.D.

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Dr. Armsby cares for children with all forms of congenital or acquired heart disease.  She also holds specialty clinics for children with inherited or acquired dyslipidemias (staffed with a pediatric dietician specialist) and for children following heart transplantation. 

Dr. Armsby (along with Dr. Grant Burch) is one of the two pediatric cardiac interventionalists in Oregon who received advanced training in interventional cardiology.  She performs all types of cardiac catheterizations including balloon valvuloplasty, pulmonary and coarctation arterioplasty and device closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects.

The congenital cardiac catheterization lab at OHSU is one of eight premier cardiac catheterization laboratories in the U.S. participating in the Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Outcomes Project.  This project is supported by the National Institute of Health with a goal to develop methods to assess outcomes, provide performance information, understand the efficacy and safety of case types and ultimately to use the information to improve the quality of care delivered in cath labs throughout the country.

Selected Publications

"Congenital cardiac lesions involving systolic flow abnormalities are associated with platelet dysfunction in children," Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Vol: 98, Issue: 4, Page 1419-1424) - 2014

"Incidence and management of life-threatening adverse events during cardiac catheterization for congenital heart disease," Pediatric Cardiology (Vol: 35, Issue: 1, Page 140-148) - 2014

"SCAI expert consensus statement for advanced training programs in pediatric and congenital interventional cardiac catheterization," Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - 2014

"Adverse events rates and risk factors in adults undergoing cardiac catheterization at pediatric hospitals - Results from the C3PO," Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (Vol: 81, Issue: 6, Page 997-1005) - 2013

"Low weight as an independent risk factor for adverse events during cardiac catheterization of infants," Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (Vol: 82, Issue: 5, Page 786-794) - 2013


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