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George F. Van Hare, MD

Lewis Larrick Ward Professor, Pediatrics
Director, David Goldring Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Service, St Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia - Pediatric

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Heart rhythm disorders in children, and in adults with congenital heart disease; radiofrequency catheter ablation, cryoablation, pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, (ICD), implantation and follow-up.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6095
Fax: 314-454-2561

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-454-6095
Fax: 314-454-2561

Education

Education

B.S. (Chemistry): Bates College, Lewiston, Maine 1980
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, University of California San Francisco, CA 1989
Fellowship: Electrophysiology (Adult), University of California San Francisco, CA 1988
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Electrophysiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 1989
Medical Degree: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington CT 1980
Residency: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1983
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1984
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, OH 1986

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
Van Hare GF, Ackerman MJ, Evangelista JA, Kovacs RJ, Myerburg RJ, Shafer KM, Warnes CA, Washington RL, American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the American College of Cardiology
Circulation. 2015 Dec 1; 132(22)e281-91. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000240.

PMID:
    26621645
    [PubMed - in process]
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Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
Van Hare GF, Ackerman MJ, Evangelista JA, Kovacs RJ, Myerburg RJ, Shafer KM, Warnes CA, Washington RL
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 1; 66(21)2372-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.036.

PMID:
    26542660
    [PubMed - in process]
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SPEAR Trial: Smartphone Pediatric ElectrocARdiogram Trial.
Nguyen HH, Van Hare GF, Rudokas M, Bowman T, Silva JN
PLoS One. 2015; 10(8)e0136256. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136256.

PMID:
    26295569
    [PubMed - in process]
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Letter to the Editor--Detection of long QT syndrome in the community.
Skinner JR, Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7)e67. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.04.020.

PMID:
    25896012
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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2015 SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs (Revision of the 2005 Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs).
Ross RD, Brook M, Feinstein JA, Koenig P, Lang P, Spicer R, Vincent JA, Lewis AB, Martin GR, Bartz PJ, Fischbach PS, Fulton DR, Matherne GP, Reinking B, Srivastava S, Printz B, Geva T, Shirali GS, Weinberg P, Wong PC, Armsby LB, Vincent RN, Foerster SR, Holzer RJ, Moore JW, Marshall AC, Latson L, Dubin AM, Walsh EP, Franklin W, Kanter RJ, Saul JP, Shah MJ, Van Hare GF, Feltes TF, Roth SJ, Almodovar MC, Andropoulos DB, Bohn DJ, Costello JM, Gajarski RJ, Mott AR, Stout K, Valente AM, Cook S, Gurvitz M, Saidi A, Webber SA, Hsu DT, Ivy DD, Kulik TJ, Pahl E, Rosenthal DN, Morrow R, Mahle WT, Murphy AM, Li JS, Law YM, Newburger JW, Daniels SR, Bernstein D, Marino BS
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 13; pii: S0735-1097(15)00809-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.004.

PMID:
    25777637
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Task Force 4: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Electrophysiology.
Dubin AM, Walsh EP, Franklin W, Kanter RJ, Saul JP, Shah MJ, Van Hare GF, Vincent JA
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 11; 66(6)706-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.005.

PMID:
    25777633
    [PubMed - in process]
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Task Force 4: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Electrophysiology. SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA.
Dubin AM, Walsh EP, Franklin W, Kanter RJ, Saul JP, Shah MJ, Van Hare GF, Vincent JA, Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors, American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association
Circulation. 2015 Aug 11; 132(6)e75-80. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000195.

PMID:
    25769637
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reply to the Editor--Concern regarding adult congenital heart disease arrhythmia guidelines.
Khairy P, Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2015 May; 12(5)e33-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.01.018.

PMID:
    25595925
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electrophysiologic substrate in congenital Long QT syndrome: noninvasive mapping with electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI).
Vijayakumar R, Silva JN, Desouza KA, Abraham RL, Strom M, Sacher F, Van Hare GF, Haïssaguerre M, Roden DM, Rudy Y
Circulation. 2014 Nov 25; 130(22)1936-43. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011359.

PMID:
    25294783
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PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease: developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD).
Khairy P, Van Hare GF, Balaji S, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Cohen MI, Daniels CJ, Deal BJ, Dearani JA, Groot Nd, Dubin AM, Harris L, Janousek J, Kanter RJ, Karpawich PP, Perry JC, Seslar SP, Shah MJ, Silka MJ, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Warnes CA
Can J Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 30(10)e1-e63. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.09.002.

PMID:
    25262867
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Routine ECG screening in infancy and early childhood should not be performed.
Skinner JR, Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2014 Dec; 11(12)2322-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.09.046.

PMID:
    25239431
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Assessment of the 12-lead electrocardiogram as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disease in healthy general populations of young people (12-25 years of age): a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Maron BJ, Friedman RA, Kligfield P, Levine BD, Viskin S, Chaitman BR, Okin PM, Saul JP, Salberg L, Van Hare GF, Soliman EZ, Chen J, Matherne GP, Bolling SF, Mitten MJ, Caplan A, Balady GJ, Thompson PD, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, and American College of Cardiology
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Oct 7; 64(14)1479-514. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.006.

PMID:
    25234655
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Assessment of the 12-lead ECG as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disease in healthy general populations of young people (12-25 Years of Age): a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Maron BJ, Friedman RA, Kligfield P, Levine BD, Viskin S, Chaitman BR, Okin PM, Saul JP, Salberg L, Van Hare GF, Soliman EZ, Chen J, Matherne GP, Bolling SF, Mitten MJ, Caplan A, Balady GJ, Thompson PD, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, and American College of Cardiology
Circulation. 2014 Oct 7; 130(15)1303-34. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000025.

PMID:
    25223981
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Management of pediatric tachyarrhythmias on mechanical support.
Silva JN, Erickson CC, Carter CD, Greene EA, Kantoch M, Collins KK, Miyake CY, Carboni MP, Rhee EK, Papez A, Anand V, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF, Participating Members of Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES)
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug; 7(4)658-63. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000973.

PMID:
    24987047
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PACES/HRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD).
Khairy P, Van Hare GF, Balaji S, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Cohen MI, Daniels CJ, Deal BJ, Dearani JA, Groot Nd, Dubin AM, Harris L, Janousek J, Kanter RJ, Karpawich PP, Perry JC, Seslar SP, Shah MJ, Silka MJ, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Warnes CA
Heart Rhythm. 2014 Oct; 11(10)e102-65. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.05.009.

PMID:
    24814377
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Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population.
Silva JN, VON Bergen NH, Dubin AM, Collins KK, Chen J, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep; 37(9)1174-80. doi: 10.1111/pace.12372.

PMID:
    24646399
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Magnetocardiography in the diagnosis of fetal arrhythmias.
Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2013 Aug; 10(8)1199-200. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.06.005.

PMID:
    23792594
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Promotion of physical activity for children and adults with congenital heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW, American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
Circulation. 2013 May 28; 127(21)2147-59. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318293688f.

PMID:
    23630128
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Recommendations for advanced fellowship training in clinical pediatric and congenital electrophysiology: a report from the training and credentialing committee of the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society.
Walsh EP, Bar-Cohen Y, Batra AS, Dick M 2nd, Erickson C, Fish F, Hamilton RM, Kanter RJ, Reed JH, Van Hare GF, Vetter VL, Webster G, Walsh EP, Bar-Cohen Y, Hamilton RM, Reed JH, Van Hare GF, Training and Credentialing Committee of the Pediatricand Congenital Electrophysiology Society
Heart Rhythm. 2013 May; 10(5)775-81. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.03.040.

PMID:
    23611645
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Fascicular and nonfascicular left ventricular tachycardias in the young: an international multicenter study.
Collins KK, Schaffer MS, Liberman L, Saarel E, Knecht M, Tanel RE, Bradley D, Dubin AM, Paul T, Salerno J, Bar-Cohen Y, Sreeram N, Sanatani S, Law IH, Blaufox A, Batra A, Moltedo JM, van Hare GF, Reed J, Ro PS, Kugler J, Anderson C, Triedman JK, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6)640-8. doi: 10.1111/jce.12105.

PMID:
    23437865
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Areas of Research Interest

Multicenter clinical research in pediatric heart rhythm disorders; biology of atrioventricular node reentry; mapping and ablation of post-operative atrial and ventricular tachycardia.