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Seshadri Balaji M.D., Ph.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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  • M.D., Royal College of Physicians, London 1986
  • 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


  • "Recent advances in pediatric cardiology - Electrophysiology, transcatheter and surgical advances" Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics July 1 2003
  • "Long QT Syndrome in Children. Not One Disease Anymore**Editorials published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of JACC or the American College of Cardiology." Journal of the American College of Cardiology October 1 2007
  • "Management of late arrhythmias in adults with repaired congenital heart disease" Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine October 2013
  • "Pseudoaneurysm of the aorta after heart-lung transplantation" Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation  1992
  • "Fatal aortic rupture during balloon dilatation of recoarctation [3]" Heart  1991
  • "Multicenter study of the effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in children and young adults with heart disease" Pediatric Cardiology April 2011
  • "Aortic valvotomy for critical aortic stenosis in neonates and infants aged less than one year" Heart  1989
  • "PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease" Heart Rhythm October 1 2014
  • "Pacing in adults with congenital heart disease" Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy September 2006
  • "Simplified demonstration of cavotricuspid isthmus block after catheter ablation in patients after mustard's operation" PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology October 2009
  • "Ventricular preexcitation associated with dilated cardiomyopathy" Cardiology in the Young December 2004
  • "Resolution of Plastic Bronchitis with Atrial Pacing in a Patient with Fontan Physiology" Pediatric Cardiology January 2004
  • "Moderate hypothermia in the management of resistant automatic tachycardias in children" Heart  1991
  • "Arrhythmias after the Fontan procedure. Comparison of total cavopulmonary connection and atriopulmonary connection." Circulation November 1991
  • "Atrial arrhythmias in congenital heart disease" Cardiology Clinics August 2002
  • "Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy" Heart Rhythm  2014
  • "Advances in perioperative pacing." Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual  2005
  • "Qt dispersion in children with ventricular arrhythmia and a structurally normal heart" PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology  1999
  • "A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population" Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology January 2006
  • "Lack of influence of heterotaxy on arrhythmia prevalence after intracardiac versus extracardiac fontan operations" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery April 1 2015
  • "Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia" Annals of Pediatric Cardiology January 1 2015
  • "Immunosuppressive treatment for myocarditis and borderline myocarditis in children with ventricular ectopic rhytm" Heart  1994
  • "Acute hemodynamic effects of pacing in patients with fontan physiology" Journal of the American College of Cardiology November 15 2005
  • "The safety and efficacy of ibutilide in children and in patients with congenital heart disease" PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology August 2007
  • "Population-based analysis of sudden death in children" Heart Rhythm November 2009
  • "Current management of focal atrial tachycardia in children a multicenter experience" Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology August 1 2014
  • "Familial Ebstein's anomaly" Heart  1991
  • "Surgical treatment of aortico-left ventricular tunnel" European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery  1991
  • "Medical therapy for sudden death" Pediatric Clinics of North America October 2004
  • "Congenital heart block" Journal of the American College of Cardiology  2001

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