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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Shannon M. Rivenes, M.D.

Shannon M. Rivenes, M.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital


  • Pediatric Cardiology, Echocardiography


  • M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Ariz,
  • Residency, Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Primary clinical interests include echocardiography, the Texas Children's Health Centers (notably Sugar Land) and a role as consultant for area hospitals
  • Coordinates the cardiology fellows' core teaching conference, and is active on the Fort Bend Independent School District Health Advisory Council as well as being a board member of the East Fort Bend chapter of the American Heart Association
  • Coordinator of the school Automated External Defibrillator Programs in Fort Bend County
  • Mainly focusing on risk stratification for sudden cardiac death in pediatric restrictive cardiomyopathy, cardiac effects of anesthetics and the utility of the electrocardiogram in predicting left ventricular hypertrophy in a multi-center study

Select Publications

  • Rivenes SM, Colan SD, Easley KA, Kaplan S, Jenkins KJ, Khan MN, Lai WW, Lipshultz SE, Moodie DS, Starc TJ, Sopko G, Zhang W, Bricker JT. Usefulness of the pediatric electrocardiogram in detecting left ventricular hypertrophy: results from the Prospective Pediatric Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Complications of Vertically Transmitted HIV Infection (P2C2 HIV) multicenter study. Am Heart J.145:716-723, 2003.
  • Laird TH, Stayer SA, Rivenes SM, Lewin MB, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD, Andropoulos DB. Pulmonary-to-systemic blood flow ratio effects of sevoflurane, isoflurane, halothane, and fentanyl/midazolam with 100% oxygen in children with congenital heart disease. Anesth Analg.95:1200-1206, 2002.
  • Rivenes SM, Kearney DL, Smith EO, Towbin JA, Denfield SW. Sudden death and cardiovascular collapse in children with restrictive cardiomyopathy. Circulation.102:876-882, 2000.
  • McMahon CJ, Snyder CS, Rivenes SM, Sang CJ, Jr., Fraser CD, Jr. Neonatal arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries in a patient with mirror image dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis. Tex Heart Inst J. 27:193-195, 2000.
  • Rivenes SM, Grifka RG, Feltes TF. Development of advanced pulmonary vascular disease in D-transposition of the great arteries after the neonatal arterial switch operation. Tex Heart Inst J. 25:201-205, 1998.

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St., MC 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030

Fax: 832-825-1906

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