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Abhay Divekar

Clinical Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Lab
2836 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: +1 319 356 8831
Email: abhay-divekar@uiowa.edu
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Education

MBBS, Medicine, University of Bombay
MD, Medicine, University of Bombay
Residency, Pediatrics, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York University Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Critical Care, CS Mott Children's Hospital
Certificate, Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation,

Appointments

Primary: Pediatrics
Secondary: Radiology

Centers and Program Affiliations


Research Interests

Atrial septal occluders, Blood pool contrast agents, Novel vascular access to direct targeted gene therapy

MeSH Terms from Publications

Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Infant, Newborn, Heart Atria, Humans, Pulmonary Veins, Infant, Echocardiography, Pulmonary Atresia, Heart Catheterization, Male, Postoperative Care, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Dilatation, Pathologic, Tachycardia, Candidiasis, Pulmonary Artery, Stents, Heart Defects, Congenital, Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency, Situs Inversus, Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease, Abnormalities, Multiple, Fatal Outcome, Coloboma

Research Summary

My major research interest is the development of computer based algorithms to define interaction between intracardiac devices and the adjacent cardiovascular structures.  I am involved in development of a new CT blood pool contrast agent which will help in improving cardiovascular imaging in children with congenital heart disease.  I'm also involved in developing a model for gene therapy targeting the newborn pancreas using novel vascular access techniques.



Recent Publications


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  1. Haynes, S, Divekar, A. Over-the-wire intravascular ultrasound in an animal model of pulmonary hypertension. J Invest Surg 24(4):159-63, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Horne, D, Lee, J, Mass, M, Kesselman, M, Drews, T, Veroukis, S, Hancock, B, Cronin, G, Divekar, A, Soni, R. PEDIATRIC RESCUE EXTRA-CORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION, WITHOUT A LOCAL PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY PROGRAM: SINGLE INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY 26(null):75D-75D, OCT 2010.
  3. Haynes, S, Divekar, A. IN-VIVO VASCULAR DYNAMICS IN AN ANIMAL MODEL OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: FEASIBILITY OF USING AN OVER-THE-WIRE ULTRASOUND PROBE. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH 68(4):363-363, OCT 2010.
  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. Haynes, S, Kerber, R, Johnson, F, Lynch, W, Divekar, A. Left heart decompression by atrial stenting during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Int J Artif Organs 32(4):240-2, 2009. [PubMed]
  6. Divekar, A, Bonin, G, Cooper, H, Gutsol, A, Koga, T. Animal model to study feasibility of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using renal replacement therapy platform. PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY 23(10):1905-1905, OCT 2008.
  7. Forbes, K, Kantoch, M J, Divekar, A, Ross, D, Rebeyka, I M. Management of infants with idiopathic dilatation of the right atrium and atrial tachycardia. Pediatr Cardiol 28(4):289-96, 0. [PubMed]
  8. Alton, G, Robertson, C, Sauve, R, Divekar, A, Nettel-Aguirre, A, Selzer, S, Joffe, A, Rebeyka, I, Ross, D. Early childhood health, growth, and neurodevelopmental outcomes after complete repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection at 6 weeks or younger. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133(4):905-11, 2007. [PubMed]
  9. Divekar, A, Soni, R, Cronin, G, Seshia, M, Kesselman, M. Rescue ECMO - A Canadian first!. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY 23(null):202C-202C, OCT 2007.
  10. Martinez, E, Divekar, A. Which diaphragm is lower and why? Pediatr Cardiol 28(3):243, 0. [PubMed]