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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Santiago O. Valdes, M.D.

Santiago O. Valdes, M.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Electrophysiology & Pacing, Texas Children's Hospital

Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital

Education

  • M.D., University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Electrophysiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, SubBoard of Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests

  • Management of arrhythmias, pacing and heart failure
  • Interventional electrophysiology
  • Genetic arrhythmias and sudden death

Research Interests

  • Analysis of clinical outcomes in arrhythmias, pacing and cardiomyopathy
  • Ablation techniques in the management of pediatric arrhythmias
  • Molecular and genetic basis of arrhythmias and sudden death

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Select Publications

Kim JJ, Valdes SO, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Lewellen M, Domino M, Cannon BC. Maintenance of AV synchrony in a small child utilizing two pacemakers and the triggered VVT mode. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 30(11):2007.

Kim JJ, Valdes SO, Kertesz N, Canon BC. Isolated junctional tachycardia in a patient with pheochromocytoma: An unusual presentation of an uncommon disease. Pediatr Cardiol.29(5), 2008.

Valdes SO, Samson RA. Syncope. In: Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2008. Dambro MR. (ed). Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,1220-1221, 2008.

Valdes SO, Samson RA. Syncope. In: Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2009. Dambro MR. (ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,1238-1239, 2009.

Valdes SO, Samson RA. Syncope. In: Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2010. Dambro MR. (ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1276-1277, 2010.

Abdy NA, Valdes SO, Klewer SE, Barber BJ. Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an adolescent. Congenit Heart Dis. 5(2):182-187, 2010.

Valdes SO, Samson RA. Syncope. In: Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2011. Dambro MR. (ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,1272-1273, 2011.

Contact Information

Pediatric Cardiology
Texas Children's Hospital
West Tower - 20th Floor
6621 Fannin St., MC 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-826-5600
Fax: 832-825-0237
E-mail: sovaldes@texaschildrens.org

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