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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.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

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

Radiation Exposure by Three-Dimensional Rotational Angiography (3DRA) During Trans-catheter Melody Pulmonary Valve Procedures (TMPV) in a Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Nguyen HH, Balzer DT, Murphy JJ, Nicolas R, Shahanavaz S
Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jul 25;

PMID:
    27452802
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Improved survival after heart transplant for failed Fontan patients with preserved ventricular function.
Miller JR, Simpson KE, Epstein DJ, Lancaster TS, Henn MC, Schuessler RB, Balzer DT, Shahanavaz S, Murphy JJ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jul; 35(7)877-83. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.02.005.

PMID:
    27068035
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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Novel use of the Amplatzer duct occluder to close perivalvar leak involving a prosthetic mitral valve.
Kort HW, Sharkey AM, Balzer DT
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Apr; 61(4)548-51.

PMID:
    15065155
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcatheter occlusion of baffle leaks following atrial switch procedures for transposition of the great vessels (d-TGV).
Balzer DT, Johnson M, Sharkey AM, Kort H
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Feb; 61(2)259-63.

PMID:
    14755824
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiofrequency perforation in the treatment of acquired left pulmonary artery atresia following repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
Kort HW, Balzer DT
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Sep; 60(1)79-81.

PMID:
    12929107
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2015.

Company Name: St. Jude Medical

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $25,001 - $50,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016