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David T. Balzer, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Specializing in interventional pediatric cardiology, including interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Second Floor, Suite D
Office Phone: 314-454-6095
Fax: 314-454-2561

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1994
Residency: Pediatrics, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO 1988
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1985
B.S.: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1981

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Case Report: Percutaneous Closure of an Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm by 3D Angiography Guidance.
Lin CH, Murphy J, Balzer DT
Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2015 Apr-Jun; 11(2)137-9. doi: 10.14797/mdcj-11-2-137.

PMID:
    26306133
    [PubMed - in process]
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One-year follow-up of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve multicenter post-approval study.
Armstrong AK, Balzer DT, Cabalka AK, Gray RG, Javois AJ, Moore JW, Rome JJ, Turner DR, Zellers TM, Kreutzer J
JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov; 7(11)1254-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.08.002.

PMID:
    25459038
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Contemporary transcatheter interventions in adult congenital heart disease.
Lin CH, Balzer DT
Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2014 Apr-Jun; 10(2)62.

PMID:
    25114755
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment of cardiovascular complications of Alagille syndrome in clinical optimization for liver transplantation.
Smithson S, Hall D, Trachtenberg B, Bhimaraj A, Estep JD, Balzer DT, Lin CH
Int J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 20; 176(2)e37-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.04.187.

PMID:
    25091721
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Left main coronary artery dissection in pediatric sport-related chest trauma.
Diaz-Miron JL, Dillon PA, Saini A, Balzer DT, Singh J, Kolovos NS, Duncan JG, Keller MS
J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 47(2)150-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.04.034.

PMID:
    24928544
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incidence and management of life-threatening adverse events during cardiac catheterization for congenital heart disease.
Lin CH, Hegde S, Marshall AC, Porras D, Gauvreau K, Balzer DT, Beekman RH 3rd, Torres A, Vincent JA, Moore JW, Holzer R, Armsby L, Bergersen L
Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jan; 35(1)140-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0752-y.

PMID:
    23900744
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation: fixing the problems and pushing the envelope.
Balzer DT
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Oct; 24(5)565-8. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e328357a7ae.

PMID:
    22890067
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Noninvasive detection of transplant coronary artery disease with contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI in pediatric cardiac transplants.
Madani MH, Canter CE, Balzer DT, Watkins MP, Wickline SA
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov; 31(11)1234-5. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.06.001.

PMID:
    22749830
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcatheter ventricular septal defect (VSD) creation for restrictive VSD in double-outlet right ventricle.
Lin CH, Huddleston C, Balzer DT
Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 34(3)743-7. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0337-1.

PMID:
    22580772
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast associated with portosystemic shunt due to persistent patent ductus venosus.
Toib A, Goldstein SB, Khanna G, Canter CE, Lee CK, Balzer DT, Singh GK
Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May-Jun; 7(3)E18-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2011.00587.x.

PMID:
    22129147
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Defect closure in the lipomatous hypertrophied atrial septum with the Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect closure device: a case series.
Lin CH, Balzer DT, Lasala JM
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1; 78(1)102-7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22858.

PMID:
    21416575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hypoplastic left heart associated with scimitar syndrome.
McBride ME, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Goel D, Gazit AZ
Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 30(7)1037-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9479-1.

PMID:
    19495846
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation in small children.
Gandhi SK, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Epstein DJ, Boschert TA, Canter CE
Circulation. 2008 Sep 30; 118(14 Suppl)S89-93. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.754002.

PMID:
    18824776
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Beyond Berlin: heart transplantation in the "untransplantable".
Gandhi SK, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Canter CE
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Aug; 136(2)529-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.01.032.

PMID:
    18692672
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in children: is a diagnostic electrocardiogram always diagnostic?
Gazit AZ, Avari JN, Balzer DT, Rhee EK
Pediatrics. 2007 Aug; 120(2)440-4.

PMID:
    17671071
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surveillance for transplant coronary artery disease in infant, child and adolescent heart transplant recipients: an intravascular ultrasound study.
Nicolas RT, Kort HW, Balzer DT, Trinkaus K, Dent CL, Hirsch R, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Aug; 25(8)921-7.

PMID:
    16890112
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcatheter repair of recurrent postinfarct ventricular septal defects.
Shah NR, Goldstein JA, Balzer DT, Lasala JM, Moazami N
Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5)1907-9.

PMID:
    16242481
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relation of age, severity of illness, and hemodynamics with brain natriuretic peptide levels in patients <20 years of age with heart disease.
Lin NC, Landt ML, Trinkaus KM, Balzer DT, Kort HW, Canter CE
Am J Cardiol. 2005 Sep 15; 96(6)847-50.

PMID:
    16169375
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcatheter occlusion of a large pulmonary arteriovenous malformation using the Amplatzer vascular plug.
Farra H, Balzer DT
Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 26(5)683-5.

PMID:
    16096872
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcatheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts.
Balzer DT
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2004 Oct; 6(5)417-422.

PMID:
    15324617
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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