Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Interventional Cardiology
Atrial septal defect
Congenital heart defects
Interventional cardiology for congenital and structural heart disease
Percutaneous valve replacement and repair (aortic and mitral)
Septal defect closure
Structural heart disease intervention
Valvular heart disease
Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
Devices for catheter-based treatment of congenital heart disease
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects. Kazmouz S, Kenny D, Cao QL, Kavinsky CJ, Hijazi ZM. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 2013 May 25(5):257-64. Single-center comparative outcomes of the edwards SAPIEN and medtronic melody transcatheter heart valves in the pulmonary position. Faza N, Kenny D, Kavinsky C, Amin Z, Heitschmidt M, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Sep 25. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24680. [Epub ahead of print] ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization: American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions American Association for Thoracic Surgery Ameri... Patel MR, Bailey SR, Bonow RO, Chambers CE, Chan PS, Dehmer GJ, Kirtane AJ, Wann LS, Ward RP, Douglas PS, Patel MR, Bailey SR, Altus P, Barnard DD, Blankenship JC, Casey DE Jr, Dean LS, Fazel R, Gilchrist IC, Kavinsky CJ, Lakoski SG, Le DE, et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Sep 1 80(3):E50-81. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24467. Epub 2012 Jun 7. ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, American Association for Thor... Diagnostic Catheterization Writing Group, Patel MR, Bailey SR, Bonow RO, Chambers CE, Chan PS, Dehmer GJ, Kirtane AJ, Samuel Wann L, Parker Ward R; Technical Panel, Douglas PS, Patel MR, Bailey SR, Altus P, Barnard DD, Blankenship JC, Casey DE Jr, Dean LS, Fazel R, Gilchrist IC, Kavinsky CJ, et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 2012 Jul 144(1):39-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.04.013. No abstract available. Innovative resource utilization to fashion individualized covered stents in the setting of aortic coarctation. Kenny D, Cao QL, Kavinsky C, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Sep 1 78(3):413-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22999. Percutaneous device closure of congenital and iatrogenic ventricular septal defects in adult patients. Al-Kashkari W, Balan P, Kavinsky CJ, Cao QL, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Feb 1 77(2):260-7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22799. Epub 2010 Oct 6. Massive pulmonary embolism: review of management strategies with a focus on catheter-based techniques. Lee L, Kavinsky CJ, Spies C. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 2010 Jun 8(6):863-73. doi: 10.1586/erc.10.52. Review. A case report of atrial fibrillation potentially induced by hydroxycut: a multicomponent dietary weight loss supplement devoid of sympathomimetic amines. Karth A, Holoshitz N, Kavinsky CJ, Trohman R, McBride BF. J Pharm Pract. 2010 2010 Jun 23(3):245-9. doi: 10.1177/0897190010362104. Epub 2010 Apr 8. Percutaneous pulmonic valve implantation. Kumar A, Kavinsky C, Amin Z, Hijazi ZM. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2009 2009 Dec 11(6):483-91. Recurrent events following patent foramen ovale closure in patients above 55 years of age with presumed paradoxical embolism. Spies C, Khandelwal A, Timmemanns I, Kavinsky CJ, Schräder R, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 2008 Dec 1 72(7):966-70. doi: 10.1002/ccd.21737. Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for massive pulmonary embolism using a conservative treatment strategy. Spies C, Khandelwal A, Smith TH, Jolly N, Kavinsky CJ. J Interv Cardiol. 2008 2008 Dec 21(6):566-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2008.00405.x. Epub 2008 Oct 20. Localized left atrial administration of tPA for the treatment of mechanical mitral valve thrombosis. Desai S, Kavinsky C. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 2008 Aug 1 72(2):151-5. doi: 10.1002/ccd.21585.
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We are all doctors first. And therefore the comfort and treatment of our patients is first and foremost. So we try and set a tone with myself or my partners to try and put the patients at ease and assure them that they need to go no further. And whatever is best for them — whatever is available — we will be able to provide here at Rush University.
For certain types of congenital or acquired structural disorders of the heart — which have historically been treated with conventional open heart surgery — we at Rush can offer non-surgical, less invasive treatments of their heart disorders.
We all work together for the common good of the patient. So the traditional separations between us and surgery have disappeared. This is the vision of the Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease.