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Pediatrics

Jennifer N. Silva, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia - Pediatric

Patients Seen At
Pediatric Multispecialty Center
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-6095
Fax:   314-454-2561
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St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite D
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Camput Box 8116
660 South Euclid
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
pediatric cardiology, arrhythmia in children, pediatric electrophysiology,

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A. : Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1997
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, 2002
Residency : Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, 2005
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO, 2008
Fellowship: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Children's Hospital Boston, MA, 2009
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Recent or Selected Journal Articles
Silva JN, Silva JR. Updates on the inherited cardiac ion channelopathies: from cell to clinical. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Oct;14(5):473-89.

Silva JN, Vashist S, Van Hare GF. 3:2 antegrade atrioventricular block with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia: what is the mechanism and where is the block? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul;35(7):877-9.

Vashist S, Silva JN, Van Hare GF, Papez AL, Su WW, Rhee EK. Unusually high association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and complex heart defects in children with fasciculoventricular pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar;35(3):308-13.

Ghosh S, Silva JN, Canham RM, Bowman TM, Zhang J, Rhee EK, Woodard PK, Rudy Y. Electrophysiologic substrate and intraventricular left ventricular dyssynchrony in nonischemic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm. 2011 May;8(5):692-9.

Silva JN, Canter CE. Current management of pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010 Mar;25(2):80-7.

Silva JN, Van Hare G. Management of postoperative pediatric cardiac arrhythmias: current state of the art. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2009 Oct;11(5):410-6.

Silva JN, Ghosh S, Bowman TM, Rhee EK, Woodard PK, Rudy Y. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in pediatric congenital heart disease: insights from noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Aug;6(8):1178-85

Collins KK, Van Hare GF, Kertesz NJ, Law IH, Bar-Cohen Y, Dubin AM, Etheridge SP, Berul CI, Avari JN, Tuzcu V, Sreeram N, Schaffer MS, Fournier A, Sanatani S, Snyder CS, Smith RT Jr, Arabia L, Hamilton R, Chun T, Liberman L, Kakavand B, Paul T, Tanel RE. Pediatric nonpost-operative junctional ectopic tachycardia medical management and interventional therapies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Feb 24;53(8):690-7.

Avari JN, Rhee EK. Cardiac resynchronization therapy for pediatric heart failure. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Oct;5(10):1476-8.

Avari JN, Jay KS, Rhee EK. Experience and results during transition from radiofrequency ablation to cryoablation for treatment of pediatric atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Apr;31(4):454-60.

Ghosh S, Rhee EK, Avari JN, Woodard PK, Rudy Y. Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) of Activation and Repolarization Before and After Catheter Ablation in Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: Investigation of Cardiac Memory in a Group of Pediatric Patients. Circulation 2008; 118:907-915.

Avari JN, Rhee EK. Markers of Coronary Sinus Accessory Pathways in Pediatrics. PACE 2008; 31:968-973.

Ghosh S*, Avari JN*, Rhee EK, Woodard PK, Rudy Y (*contributed equally). Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) of a Univentricular Heart With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. Heart Rhythm 2008; 5:605-608.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine
Pub Med page for Dr. Jennifer N. Silva (recent)
Pub Med page for Dr. Jennifer N. Avari (prior to 2008)

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