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George F. Van Hare, MD

Louis Larrick Ward Professor, Pediatrics
Director, David Goldring Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Co-director, St Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center

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.

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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

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

Can smartphone wireless ECGs be used to accurately assess ECG intervals in pediatrics? A comparison of mobile health monitoring to standard 12-lead ECG.
Gropler MRF, Dalal AS, Van Hare GF, Silva JNA
PLoS One. 2018; 13(9)e0204403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204403.

PMID:
    30260996
    [PubMed - in process]
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2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Stout KK, Daniels CJ, Aboulhosn JA, Bozkurt B, Broberg CS, Colman JM, Crumb SR, Dearani JA, Fuller S, Gurvitz M, Khairy P, Landzberg MJ, Saidi A, Valente AM, Van Hare GF
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 10; pii: S0735-1097(18)36845-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1028.

PMID:
    30121240
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Stout KK, Daniels CJ, Aboulhosn JA, Bozkurt B, Broberg CS, Colman JM, Crumb SR, Dearani JA, Fuller S, Gurvitz M, Khairy P, Landzberg MJ, Saidi A, Valente AM, Van Hare GF
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 10; pii: S0735-1097(18)36846-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1029.

PMID:
    30121239
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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SCN5A mutations in 442 neonates and children: genotype-phenotype correlation and identification of higher-risk subgroups.
Baruteau AE, Kyndt F, Behr ER, Vink AS, Lachaud M, Joong A, Schott JJ, Horie M, Denjoy I, Crotti L, Shimizu W, Bos JM, Stephenson EA, Wong L, Abrams DJ, Davis AM, Winbo A, Dubin AM, Sanatani S, Liberman L, Kaski JP, Rudic B, Kwok SY, Rieubland C, Tfelt-Hansen J, Van Hare GF, Guyomarc'h-Delasalle B, Blom NA, Wijeyeratne YD, Gourraud JB, Le Marec H, Ozawa J, Fressart V, Lupoglazoff JM, Dagradi F, Spazzolini C, Aiba T, Tester DJ, Zahavich LA, Beauséjour-Ladouceur V, Jadhav M, Skinner JR, Franciosi S, Krahn AD, Abdelsayed M, Ruben PC, Yung TC, Ackerman MJ, Wilde AA, Schwartz PJ, Probst V
Eur Heart J. 2018 Aug 14; 39(31)2879-2887. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy412.

PMID:
    30059973
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities of cardiac implantable electronic devices: Communication strategies for clinicians-Proceedings of the Heart Rhythm Society's Leadership Summit.
Slotwiner DJ, Deering TF, Fu K, Russo AM, Walsh MN, Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jul; 15(7)e61-e67. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.05.001.

PMID:
    29753946
    [PubMed - in process]
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Leadership Letter.
Van Hare GF, Youngblood JH
Heart Rhythm. 2018 May; 15(5)641. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.03.018.

PMID:
    29709228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Coronary sinus morphology in pediatric patients with supraventricular tachycardia.
Ambrose MB, Avari Silva JN, Rudokas M, Bowman TM, Murphy J, Van Hare GF
J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2018 Mar; 51(2)163-168. doi: 10.1007/s10840-018-0323-5.

PMID:
    29397525
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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HRS is a global society.
Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2017 Dec; 14(12)1747. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.10.005.

PMID:
    29195546
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of intravenous sotalol in newborns with supraventricular tachycardia.
Kim H, Wolff J, Dalal A, Van Hare GF, Avari Silva JN
HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Jul; 3(7)332-335. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2017.03.010.

PMID:
    28748138
    [PubMed]
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Reveal LINQ Versus Reveal XT Implantable Loop Recorders: Intra- and Post-Procedural Comparison.
Nguyen HH, Law IH, Rudokas MW, Lampe J, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF, Avari Silva JN
J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187290-294. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.04.057.

PMID:
    28545873
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Force-Sensing Catheters During Pediatric Radiofrequency Ablation: The FEDERATION Study.
Dalal AS, Nguyen HH, Bowman T, Van Hare GF, Avari Silva JN
J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 May 17; 6(5)pii: e005772. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.005772.

PMID:
    28515113
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Atrial tachycardia in an electrically dissociated native right atrium after heart transplantation.
Lehmann GC, Van Hare GF, Avari Silva JN
HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2016 Jul; 2(4)356-359. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2016.04.004.

PMID:
    28491709
    [PubMed]
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Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation Alters Electrophysiologic Substrate.
Nguyen HH, Shahanavaz S, Van Hare GF, Balzer DT, Nicolas R, Avari Silva JN
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 30; 5(10)pii: e004325.

PMID:
    27694326
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Beta-blocker therapy for long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: Are all beta-blockers equivalent?
Ackerman MJ, Priori SG, Dubin AM, Kowey P, Linker NJ, Slotwiner D, Triedman J, Van Hare GF, Gold MR
Heart Rhythm. 2017 Jan; 14(1)e41-e44. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.09.012.

PMID:
    27659101
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Implantable Loop Recorder Monitoring for Refining Management of Children With Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes.
Avari Silva JN, Bromberg BI, Emge FK, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May 26; 5(6)pii: e003632. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003632.

PMID:
    27231019
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Flecainide vs digoxin for fetal supraventricular tachycardia: Comparison of 2 drug protocols.
Van Hare GF
Heart Rhythm. 2016 Sep; 13(9)1920-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.03.045.

PMID:
    27161605
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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, American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in Young, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and American College of Cardiology.
Circulation. 2015 Dec 1; 132(22)e281-91. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000240.

PMID:
    26621645
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 JK, Kovacs RJ, Myerburg RJ, Shafer KM, Warnes CA, Washington RL
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 1; 66(21)2372-2384. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.036.

PMID:
    26542660
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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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.