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Heather Bartlett

Adj Clinical Assoc Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 356 2845
Email: heather-bartlett@uiowa.edu


BS, Biochemistry, University of Arizona
MD, Medicine, University of Arizona
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Arizona
Post-Doc, Pediatrics, University of Arizona
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa


Primary: Pediatrics

Centers and Program Affiliations

Research Interests

biochemistry, cardiology, heart disease, pediatrics, heart development, cardiovascular disease, actin, actin regulatory factors, protein chemistry, protein structure, aortic aneurysm, thoracic/metabolism, developmental gene expression regulation, heart/anatomy &, histology, heart/physiology

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Research Summary

My research focuses on the molecular origins of cardiovascular disease. Current studies concentrate on the biochemical effects of actin mutations that cause a range of cardiovascular diseases in children and adults, including Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection.

Recent Publications

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  1. Bergeron, S, Wedemeyer, E, Lee, R, Wen, K, McKane, M, Pierick, A, Berger, A, Rubenstein, P, Bartlett, H. Allele-specific effects of thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection alpha-smooth muscle actin mutations on actin function. J Biol Chem 286(13):11356-69, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Bartlett, H, Veenstra, G, Weeks, D. Examining the cardiac NK-2 genes in early heart development. Pediatr Cardiol 31(3):335-41, 2010. [PubMed]
  3. Bartlett, H, Escalera, R, Patel, S, Wedemeyer, E, Volk, K, Lohr, J, Reinking, B. Echocardiographic assessment of cardiac morphology and function in Xenopus. Comp Med 60(2):107-13, 2010. [PubMed]
  4. Divekar, A, Morriss, J, Reinking, B, Bartlett, H. Transcatheter diagnosis and intervention for iatrogenic right-to-left shunts decades after surgical repair of partial anomalous pulmonary veins and an atrial septal defect. Pediatr Cardiol 30(8):1150-3, 2009. [PubMed]
  5. Divekar A, Morriss J, Reinking BE, Bartlett HL.  Transcatheter diagnosis and intervention for iatrogenic right-to-left shunts decades after surgical repair of partial anomalous pulmonary veins and an atrial septal defect.  Pediatric Cardiology, (2009);30:1150-1153.
  6. Bartlett HL, Weeks DL.  Lessons from the lily pad: using xenopus to understand heart disease.  Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models, Autumn 2008;5(3):141-146.
  7. Bartlett, H, Sutherland, L, Kolker, S, Welp, C, Tajchman, U, Desmarais, V, Weeks, D. Transient early embryonic expression of Nkx2-5 mutations linked to congenital heart defects in human causes heart defects in Xenopus laevis. Dev Dyn 236(9):2475-84, 2007. [PubMed]
  8. Von Bergen, N, Burkhart, H, Latson, L, Emery, S, Younoszai, A, Bartlett, H. Complete cavopulmonary shunt completion after in utero balloon atrial septoplasty for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134(5):1355-6, 2007. [PubMed]
  9. Patel, P, Bartlett, H, Scholz, T, Burzynski, J, Behrendt, D, Burkhart, H. Norwood modification in a patient with hypoplastic left heart and a right aortic arch. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134(4):1065-6, 2007. [PubMed]
  10. Bartlett, H, Atkins, D, Burns, T, Engelkes, K, Powell, S, Hills, C, Moller, J. Early outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement in young children. Circulation 115(3):319-25, 2007. [PubMed]