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    Michael J. Silka, MD

    TitleProfessor of Pediatrics
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 34
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90027
    Phone+1 323 361 2405
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      Pediatric Electrophysiology Society1999President

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      1. Silka M, Kobayashi RL, Hill AC, Bar-Cohen Y. Pediatric survivors of out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation: Etiologies and outcomes. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28823600.
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      2. Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation and Permanent Atrial Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease: Sequel or Series? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 15; 70(7):866-868. PMID: 28797356.
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      3. Zhou L, Bar-Cohen Y, Peck RA, Chirikian GV, Harwin B, Chmait RH, Pruetz JD, Silka M, Loeb GE. Analytical Modeling for Computing Lead Stress in a Novel Epicardial Micropacemaker. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Mar; 8(1):96-105. PMID: 28070867.
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      4. Silka M. Return to play in the athlete with cardiac disease: who decides and what is the protocol? Cardiol Young. 2017 Jan; 27(S1):S110-S114. PMID: 28084969.
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      5. Hill AC, Silka M, Wee CP, Bar-Cohen Y. Characteristics of Decremental Accessory Pathways in Children. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Nov; 9(11). PMID: 27784736.
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      6. Priromprintr B, Silka M, Rhodes J, Batra AS. A prospective 5-year study of the frequency of arrhythmias during serial exercise testing and clinical follow-up after Melody valve implant. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Nov; 13(11):2135-2141. PMID: 27453127.
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      7. Zhou L, Vest AN, Peck RA, Sredl JP, Huang X, Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M, Pruetz JD, Chmait RH, Loeb GE. Minimally invasive implantable fetal micropacemaker: mechanical testing and technical refinements. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Dec; 54(12):1819-1830. PMID: 27021067.
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      8. Reddy CD, Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. A Comparison of AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Young Children and Adolescents: Electrophysiology, Ablation, and Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Nov; 38(11):1325-32. PMID: 26234164.
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      9. Bar-Cohen Y, Loeb GE, Pruetz JD, Silka M, Guerra C, Vest AN, Zhou L, Chmait RH. Preclinical testing and optimization of a novel fetal micropacemaker. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1683-90. PMID: 25778431; PMCID: PMC4485563.
      10. Phan DQ, Silka M, Lan YT, Chang RK. Comparison of formulas for calculation of the corrected QT interval in infants and young children. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):960-4.e1-2. PMID: 25648293; PMCID: PMC4380641.
      11. Boyer SL, Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. Current practices in the monitoring of cardiac rhythm devices in pediatrics and congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 36(4):821-6. PMID: 25527229.
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      12. 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 M, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Warnes CA. 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). Can J Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 30(10):e1-e63. PMID: 25262867.
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      13. Priromprintr B, Rhodes J, Silka M, Batra AS. Prevalence of arrhythmias during exercise stress testing in patients with congenital heart disease and severe right ventricular conduit dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 01; 114(3):468-72. PMID: 24931290.
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      14. 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 M, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Warnes CA. 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). Heart Rhythm. 2014 Oct; 11(10):e102-65. PMID: 24814377.
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      15. Zhou L, Vest AN, Chmait RH, Bar-Cohen Y, Pruetz J, Silka M, Zheng K, Peck R, Loeb GE. A percutaneously implantable fetal pacemaker. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014; 2014:4459-63. PMID: 25570982; PMCID: PMC4346192.
      16. Chang RK, Lan YT, Silka M, Morrow H, Kwong A, Smith-Lang J, Wallerstein R, Lin HJ. Genetic variants for long QT syndrome among infants and children from a statewide newborn hearing screening program cohort. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):590-5.e1-3. PMID: 24388587; PMCID: PMC3943925.
      17. Epstein AE, DiMarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO, Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, DiMarco JP, Dunbar SB, Estes NA, Ferguson TB, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka MJ, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update incorporated into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jan 22; 61(3):e6-75. PMID: 23265327.
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      18. Epstein AE, DiMarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update incorporated into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2013 Jan 22; 127(3):e283-352. PMID: 23255456.
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      19. Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, DiMarco JP, Dunbar SB, Estes NA, Ferguson TB, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka MJ, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD, Epstein AE, DiMarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Creager MA, DeMets D, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson W, Yancy CW. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update of the 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 144(6):e127-45. PMID: 23140976.
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      20. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M. Management of postoperative arrhythmias in pediatric patients. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Oct; 14(5):443-54. PMID: 22895911.
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      21. Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, Dimarco JP, Dunbar SB, Estes NA, Ferguson TB, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update of the 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct 02; 60(14):1297-313. PMID: 22975230.
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      22. Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, DiMarco JP, Dunbar SB, Estes NA, Ferguson TB, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD, Ellenbogen KA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hayes DL, Page RL, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update of the 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. [corrected]. Circulation. 2012 Oct 02; 126(14):1784-800. PMID: 22965336.
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      23. Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, Dimarco JP, Dunbar SB, Estes NA, Ferguson TB, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Oct; 9(10):1737-53. PMID: 22975672.
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      24. Loeb GE, Zhou L, Zheng K, Nicholson A, Peck RA, Krishnan A, Silka M, Pruetz J, Chmait R, Bar-Cohen Y. Design and testing of a percutaneously implantable fetal pacemaker. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Jan; 41(1):17-27. PMID: 22855119; PMCID: PMC3524376.
      25. Rosa JS, Silka M. Case 2: 'I feel faint': An adolescent with recurrent dizziness and syncope. Paediatr Child Health. 2012 Jun; 17(6):307-8. PMID: 23730166; PMCID: PMC3380745.
      26. Batra AS, Alexander ME, Silka M. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, stimulant therapy, and the patient with congenital heart disease: evidence and reason. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 33(3):394-401. PMID: 22298228.
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      27. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M. The pre-sports cardiovascular evaluation: should it depend on the level of competition, the sport, or the state? Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 33(3):417-27. PMID: 22327181.
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      28. Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. A contemporary assessment of the risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 33(3):452-60. PMID: 22311569.
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      29. Chang PM, Silka M, Moromisato DY, Bar-Cohen Y. Amiodarone versus procainamide for the acute treatment of recurrent supraventricular tachycardia in pediatric patients. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Apr; 3(2):134-40. PMID: 20194798.
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      30. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M. Permanent atrioventricular block after a motor vehicle accident. J Trauma. 2010 Jan; 68(1):E1-4. PMID: 20065741.
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      31. Bar-Cohen Y, Takao CM, Wells WJ, Saxon LA, Cesario DA, Silka M. Novel use of a vascular plug to anchor an azygous vein ICD lead. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Jan; 21(1):99-102. PMID: 19549034.
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      32. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M. Sudden cardiac death in pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Oct; 20(5):517-21. PMID: 18781113.
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      33. Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. Should patients with congenital heart disease and a systemic ventricular ejection fraction less than 30% undergo prophylactic implantation of an ICD? Patients with congenital heart disease and a systemic ventricular ejection fraction less than 30% should undergo prophylactic implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2008 Oct; 1(4):298-306. PMID: 19808422.
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      34. Epstein AE, DiMarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Anderson JL, Buller CE, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Faxon DP, Halperin JL, Hiratzka LF, Hunt SA, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Lytle BW, Nishimura RA, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B, Tarkington LG, Yancy CW. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 Guideline Update for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices) developed in collaboration with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 May 27; 51(21):e1-62. PMID: 18498951.
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      35. Epstein AE, Dimarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):e1-62. PMID: 18534360.
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      36. Epstein AE, Dimarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: executive summary. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):934-55. PMID: 18534377.
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      37. Epstein AE, DiMarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Gillinov AM, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Newby LK, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Stevenson LW, Sweeney MO, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Anderson JL, Buller CE, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Faxon DP, Halperin JL, Hiratzka LF, Hunt SA, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Lytle BW, Nishimura RA, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B, Tarkington LG, Yancy CW. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 Guideline Update for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices): developed in collaboration with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circulation. 2008 May 27; 117(21):e350-408. PMID: 18483207.
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      38. Saul JP, Epstein AE, Silka M, Berul CI, Dick M, Dimarco JP, Friedman RA, Rosenthal E, Stephenson EA, Vetter VL. Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement: training pathways for implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices in pediatric and congenital heart patients. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):926-33. PMID: 18479976.
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      39. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M, Sklansky MS. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Neonatal tuberous sclerosis and multiple cardiac arrhythmias. Circulation. 2007 Apr 17; 115(15):e395-7. PMID: 17438155.
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      40. Zipes DP, Camm AJ, Borggrefe M, Buxton AE, Chaitman B, Fromer M, Gregoratos G, Klein G, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Priori SG, Quinones MA, Roden DM, Silka M, Tracy C. [Guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Executive summary]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2006 Dec; 59(12):1328. PMID: 17194428.
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      41. Zipes DP, Camm AJ, Borggrefe M, Buxton AE, Chaitman B, Fromer M, Gregoratos G, Klein G, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Priori SG, Quinones MA, Roden DM, Silka M, Tracy C, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Antman EM, Anderson JL, Hunt SA, Halperin JL, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B, Priori SG, Blanc JJ, Budaj A, Camm AJ, Dean V, Deckers JW, Despres C, Dickstein K, Lekakis J, McGregor K, Metra M, Morais J, Osterspey A, Tamargo JL, Zamorano JL. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Sep 05; 48(5):e247-346. PMID: 16949478.
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      42. Bar-Cohen Y, Silka M. Congenital long QT syndrome: diagnosis and management in pediatric patients. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2006 Sep; 8(5):387-95. PMID: 16939677.
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      43. Zipes DP, Camm AJ, Borggrefe M, Buxton AE, Chaitman B, Fromer M, Gregoratos G, Klein G, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Priori SG, Quinones MA, Roden DM, Silka M, Tracy C, Blanc JJ, Budaj A, Dean V, Deckers JW, Despres C, Dickstein K, Lekakis J, McGregor K, Metra M, Morais J, Osterspey A, Tamargo JL, Zamorano JL, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Antman EM, Anderson JL, Hunt SA, Halperin JL, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death--executive summary: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death) Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. Eur Heart J. 2006 Sep; 27(17):2099-140. PMID: 16923744.
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      44. Zipes DP, Camm AJ, Borggrefe M, Buxton AE, Chaitman B, Fromer M, Gregoratos G, Klein G, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Priori SG, Quinones MA, Roden DM, Silka M, Tracy C, Priori SG, Blanc JJ, Budaj A, Camm AJ, Dean V, Deckers JW, Despres C, Dickstein K, Lekakis J, McGregor K, Metra M, Morais J, Osterspey A, Tamargo JL, Zamorano JL, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Antman EM, Anderson JL, Hunt SA, Halperin JL, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death) developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. Europace. 2006 Sep; 8(9):746-837. PMID: 16935866.
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      45. Zipes DP, Camm AJ, Borggrefe M, Buxton AE, Chaitman B, Fromer M, Gregoratos G, Klein G, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Priori SG, Quinones MA, Roden DM, Silka M, Tracy C, Smith SC, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Antman EM, Anderson JL, Hunt SA, Halperin JL, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B, Blanc JJ, Budaj A, Dean V, Deckers JW, Despres C, Dickstein K, Lekakis J, McGregor K, Metra M, Morais J, Osterspey A, Tamargo JL, Zamorano JL. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (writing committee to develop Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death): developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2006 Sep 05; 114(10):e385-484. PMID: 16935995.
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      46. Silka M, Bar-Cohen Y. Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Nov; 3(11):1360-6. PMID: 17074646.
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      47. Graham TP, Beekman RH, Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Cordes TM, Donofrio MT, Ensing GJ, Geva T, Kimball TR, Sahn DJ, Silverman NH, Sklansky MS, Weinberg PM, Hellenbrand WE, Lloyd TR, Lock JE, Mullins CE, Romes JJ, Teitel DF, Vetter VL, Silka M, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP, Kulik T, Giglia TM, Kocis KC, Mahoney LT, Schwartz SM, Wernovsky G, Wessel DL, Murphy D, Foster E, Benson DW, Baldwin HS, Hirshfeld JW, Kugler JD, Moskowitz WB, Creager MA, Lorell BH, Merli G, Rodgers GP, Rutherford JD, Tracy CM, Weitz HH. ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence (ACC/AHA/AAP Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology). Circulation. 2005 Oct 18; 112(16):2555-80. PMID: 16230506.
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      48. Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Cordes TM, Donofrio MT, Ensing GJ, Geva T, Kimball TR, Sahn DJ, Silverman NH, Sklansky MS, Weinberg PM, Beekman RH, Hellenbrand WE, Lloyd TR, Lock JE, Mullins CE, Rome JJ, Teitel DF, Vetter VL, Silka M, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP, Kulik T, Giglia TM, Kocis KC, Mahoney LT, Schwartz SM, Wernovsky G, Wessel DL, Murphy DJ, Foster E, Benson DW, Baldwin HS, Mahoney LT, McQuinn TC. ACC/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Pediatrics. 2005 Dec; 116(6):1574-96. PMID: 16210422.
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      49. Vetter VL, Silka M, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP. ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Task force 4: recommendations for training guidelines in pediatric cardiac electrophysiology endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Oct 04; 46(7):1391-5. PMID: 16198868.
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      50. Kanaan S, Shamsuddin K, Silka M, Wells W. Right ventricular outflow tract resection for treatment of refractory ventricular tachycardia in a 2-year-old child. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Sep; 130(3):948-9. PMID: 16153981.
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      51. Dubin AM, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Collins KK, Etheridge SP, Fenrich AL, Friedman RA, Hamilton RM, Schaffer MS, Shah M, Silka M, Van Hare GF, Kertesz NJ. The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation. J Card Fail. 2003 Oct; 9(5):375-9. PMID: 14583898.
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      52. Batra AS, Wells WJ, Hinoki KW, Stanton RA, Silka M. Late recovery of atrioventricular conduction after pacemaker implantation for complete heart block associated with surgery for congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Jun; 125(6):1291-3. PMID: 12830046.
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      53. Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Winters SL. ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 Guideline Update for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices--summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/NASPE Committee to Update the 1998 Pacemaker Guidelines). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Nov 06; 40(9):1703-19. PMID: 12427427.
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      54. Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Winters SL, Gibbons RI, Antman EM, Alpert JS, Hiratzka LF, Faxon DP, Jacobs AK, Fuster V, Smith SC. ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 guideline update for implantation of cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices: summary article. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/NASPE Committee to Update the 1998 Pacemaker Guidelines). J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2002 Nov; 13(11):1183-99. PMID: 12475117.
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      55. Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka M, Winters SL, Gibbons RJ, Antman EM, Alpert JS, Gregoratos G, Hiratzka LF, Faxon DP, Jacobs AK, Fuster V, Smith SC. ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 guideline update for implantation of cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices: summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/NASPE Committee to Update the 1998 Pacemaker Guidelines). Circulation. 2002 Oct 15; 106(16):2145-61. PMID: 12379588.
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      56. Batra AS, Silka M. Mechanism of sudden cardiac arrest while swimming in a child with the prolonged QT syndrome. J Pediatr. 2002 Aug; 141(2):283-4. PMID: 12183730.
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      57. Friedman RA, Walsh EP, Silka M, Calkins H, Stevenson WG, Rhodes LA, Deal BJ, Wolff GS, Demaso DR, Hanisch D, Van Hare GF. NASPE Expert Consensus Conference: Radiofrequency catheter ablation in children with and without congenital heart disease. Report of the writing committee. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Jun; 25(6):1000-17. PMID: 12137336.
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      58. Batra AS, Acherman RJ, Wong P, Silka M. Acute myocardial infarction in a 12-year-old as a complication of hyperosmolar diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr; 3(2):194-196. PMID: 12780995.
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      59. Van Hare GF, Carmelli D, Smith WM, Kugler J, Silka M, Friedman R, Atkins D, Saul P, Schaffer M, Byrum C, Dunnigan A, Colan S, Serwer G. Prospective assessment after pediatric cardiac ablation: design and implementation of the multicenter study. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Mar; 25(3):332-41. PMID: 11990663; PMCID: PMC2034523.
      60. Balaji S, Silka M, McAnulty JH. Arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Card Electrophysiol Rev. 2002 Feb; 6(1-2):42-4. PMID: 11984015.
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