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Michael J. Silka, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 34 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2405

Awards

Pediatric Electrophysiology Society: President, 1999

Publications

Reddy CD, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Loeb GE, Pruetz JD, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Boyer SL, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Phan DQ, Silka MJ, 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):960-964. e2. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

A percutaneously implantable fetal pacemaker. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug; 2014:4459-63. View in: PubMed

Priromprintr B, Rhodes J, Silka MJ, 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 1; 114(3):468-72. View in: PubMed

Chang RK, Lan YT, Silka MJ, 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):590-595. e3. View in: PubMed

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. 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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, Anderson JL. 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. Circulation. 2012 Oct 2; 126(14):1784-800. View in: PubMed

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 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 2; 60(14):1297-313. View in: PubMed

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 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. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ. Management of postoperative arrhythmias in pediatric patients. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Oct; 14(5):443-54. View in: PubMed

Rosa JS, Silka MJ. Case 2: 'I feel faint': An adolescent with recurrent dizziness and syncope. Paediatr Child Health. 2012 Jun; 17(6):307-8. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Alexander ME, Silka MJ. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, stimulant therapy, and the patient with congenital heart disease: evidence and reason. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 33(3):394-401. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ. 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. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Chang PM, Silka MJ, Moromisato DY, Bar-Cohen Y. Amiodarone versus procainamide for the acute treatment of recurrent supraventricular tachycardia in pediatric patients. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Apr 1; 3(2):134-40. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Takao CM, Wells WJ, Saxon LA, Cesario DA, Silka MJ. Novel use of a vascular plug to anchor an azygous vein ICD lead. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Jan; 21(1):99-102. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ. Permanent atrioventricular block after a motor vehicle accident. J Trauma. 2010 Jan; 68(1):E1-4. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ. Sudden cardiac death in pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Oct; 20(5):517-21. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):e1-62. View in: PubMed

Saul JP, Epstein AE, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: executive summary. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5(6):934-55. View in: PubMed

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, 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. View in: PubMed

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, 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. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ, Sklansky MS. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Neonatal tuberous sclerosis and multiple cardiac arrhythmias. Circulation. 2007 Apr 17; 115(15):e395-7. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Bar-Cohen Y. Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients. Heart Rhythm. 2006 Nov; 3(11):1360-6. View in: PubMed

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 5; 48(5):e247-346. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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 5; 114(10):e385-484. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ. Congenital long QT syndrome: diagnosis and management in pediatric patients. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2006 Sep; 8(5):387-95. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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 MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Vetter VL, Silka MJ, 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 4; 46(7):1391-5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Dubin AM, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Collins KK, Etheridge SP, Fenrich AL, Friedman RA, Hamilton RM, Schaffer MS, Shah M, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Epstein D, Silka MJ. The clinical course of acquired complete heart block in children with acute myocarditis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2003 Sep-Oct; 24(5):495-7. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Wells WJ, Hinoki KW, Stanton RA, Silka MJ. 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. View in: PubMed

Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, 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 6; 40(9):1703-19. View in: PubMed

Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Gregoratos G, Abrams J, Epstein AE, Freedman RA, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kerber RE, Naccarelli GV, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Silka MJ. Mechanism of sudden cardiac arrest while swimming in a child with the prolonged QT syndrome. J Pediatr. 2002 Aug; 141(2):283-4. View in: PubMed

Friedman RA, Walsh EP, Silka MJ, 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Balaji S, Silka MJ, McAnulty JH. Arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Card Electrophysiol Rev. 2002 Feb; 6(1-2):42-4. View in: PubMed

Atkins DL, Dorian P, Gonzalez ER, Gorgels AP, Kudenchuk PJ, Lurie KG, Morley PT, Robertson C, Samson RA, Silka MJ, Singh BN. Treatment of tachyarrhythmias. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Apr; 37(4 Suppl):S91-109. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Luna CF, Silka MJ. Pharmacologic management of arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2001; 1(2):91-103. View in: PubMed

Buchhalter JR, Berland G, Konkol R, Silka M. Migraine-associated vomiting and asystole in a child. Headache. 2001 Jan; 41(1):88-91. View in: PubMed

Crawford MH, Bernstein SJ, Deedwania PC, DiMarco JP, Ferrick KJ, Garson A, Green LA, Greene HL, Silka MJ, Stone PH, Tracy CM, Gibbons RJ, Alpert JS, Eagle KA, Gardner TJ, Gregoratos G, Russell RO, Ryan TH, Smith SC. ACC/AHA Guidelines for Ambulatory Electrocardiography. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Revise the Guidelines for Ambulatory Electrocardiography). Developed in collaboration with the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Sep; 34(3):912-48. View in: PubMed

Crawford MH, Bernstein SJ, Deedwania PC, DiMarco JP, Ferrick KJ, Garson A, Green LA, Greene HL, Silka MJ, Stone PH, Tracy CM, Gibbons RJ, Alpert JS, Eagle KA, Gardner TJ, Gregoratos G, Russell RO, Ryan TJ, Smith SC. ACC/AHA guidelines for ambulatory electrocardiography: executive summary and recommendations. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines (committee to revise the guidelines for ambulatory electrocardiography). Circulation. 1999 Aug 24; 100(8):886-93. View in: PubMed

Dorostkar PC, Silka MJ, Morady F, Dick M. Clinical course of persistent junctional reciprocating tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Feb; 33(2):366-75. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Hardy BG, Menashe VD, Morris CD. A population-based prospective evaluation of risk of sudden cardiac death after operation for common congenital heart defects. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jul; 32(1):245-51. View in: PubMed

Lai W, Kao A, Silka MJ, Halperin BD, Raitt M, Oliver R, McAnulty JH, Kron J. Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1998 Jun; 21(6):1331-5. View in: PubMed

Gregoratos G, Cheitlin MD, Conill A, Epstein AE, Fellows C, Ferguson TB, Freedman RA, Hlatky MA, Naccarelli GV, Saksena S, Schlant RC, Silka MJ. ACC/AHA Guidelines for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices: Executive Summary--a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee on Pacemaker Implantation). Circulation. 1998 Apr 7; 97(13):1325-35. View in: PubMed

Gregoratos G, Cheitlin MD, Conill A, Epstein AE, Fellows C, Ferguson TB, Freedman RA, Hlatky MA, Naccarelli GV, Saksena S, Schlant RC, Silka MJ, Ritchie JL, Gibbons RJ, Cheitlin MD, Eagle KA, Gardner TJ, Lewis RP, O'Rourke RA, Ryan TJ, Garson A. ACC/AHA guidelines for implantation of cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee on Pacemaker Implantation). J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Apr; 31(5):1175-209. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Halperin BD, Hardy BG, McAnulty JH, Kron J. Safety and efficacy of radiofrequency modification of slow pathway conduction in children < or = 10 years of age with atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Nov 15; 80(10):1364-7. View in: PubMed

Halperin BD, Reynolds B, Fain ES, Ligon DA, Silka MJ. The effect of electrode size on transvenous defibrillation energy requirements: a prospective evaluation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1997 Apr; 20(4 Pt 1):893-8. View in: PubMed

Schaffer MS, Silka MJ, Ross BA, Kugler JD. Inadvertent atrioventricular block during radiofrequency catheter ablation. Results of the Pediatric Radiofrequency Ablation Registry. Pediatric Electrophysiology Society. Circulation. 1996 Dec 15; 94(12):3214-20. View in: PubMed

Groh WJ, Silka MJ, Oliver RP, Halperin BD, McAnulty JH, Kron J. Use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the congenital long QT syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1996 Sep 15; 78(6):703-6. View in: PubMed

Hardy BG, Silka MJ, Sahn DJ. Journeys inside the heart: fantastic voyages, but what will their impact be? Mayo Clin Proc. 1996 Jul; 71(7):719-20. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for idiopathic right ventricular tachycardia: first, last or only therapy--who decides? J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Mar 15; 27(4):875-6. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in children. A perspective on current and future uses. J Electrocardiol. 1996; 29 Suppl:223-5. View in: PubMed

Danford DA, Kugler JD, Deal B, Case C, Friedman RA, Saul JP, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF. The learning curve for radiofrequency ablation of tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients. Participating members of the Pediatric Electrophysiology Society. Am J Cardiol. 1995 Mar 15; 75(8):587-90. View in: PubMed

Walker KW, Silka MJ, Haupt D, Kron J, McAnulty JH, Halperin BD. Use of adenosine to identify patients at risk for recurrence of accessory pathway conduction after initially successful radiofrequency catheter ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1995 Mar; 18(3 Pt 1):441-6. View in: PubMed

DeGroff CG, Silka MJ. Bronchospasm after intravenous administration of adenosine in a patient with asthma. J Pediatr. 1994 Nov; 125(5 Pt 1):822-3. View in: PubMed

Halperin BD, Haupt DW, Lemmer JH, Holcomb SR, Oliver RP, Silka MJ. Early changes in defibrillation threshold following implantation of a nonthoracotomy system in dogs. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1994 Nov; 17(11 Pt 1):1771-7. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Halperin BD, McAnulty JH. Mechanisms of AV node reentrant tachycardia in young patients with and without dual AV node physiology. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1994 Nov; 17(11 Pt 2):2129-33. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Park JK. Mechanisms in current management of ventricular tachycardia in children. Heart Dis Stroke. 1994 Nov-Dec; 3(6):372-6. View in: PubMed

Park JK, Halperin BD, McAnulty JH, Kron J, Silka MJ. Comparison of radiofrequency catheter ablation procedures in children, adolescents, and adults and the impact of accessory pathway location. Am J Cardiol. 1994 Oct 15; 74(8):786-9. View in: PubMed

Park JK, Halperin BD, Kron J, Holcomb SR, Silka MJ. Analysis of body surface area as a determinant of impedance during radiofrequency catheter ablation in adults and children. J Electrocardiol. 1994 Oct; 27(4):329-32. View in: PubMed

Kugler JD, Danford DA, Deal BJ, Gillette PC, Perry JC, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for tachyarrhythmias in children and adolescents. The Pediatric Electrophysiology Society. N Engl J Med. 1994 May 26; 330(21):1481-7. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Park JK, Halperin BD, McAnulty JH. Atypical forms of supraventricular tachycardia due to atrioventricular node reentry in children after radiofrequency modification of slow pathway conduction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1994 May; 23(6):1363-9. View in: PubMed

Kron J, Silka MJ, Ohm OJ, Bardy G, Benditt D. Preliminary experience with nonthoracotomy implantable cardioverter defibrillators in young patients. The Medtronic Transvene Investigators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1994 Jan; 17(1):26-30. View in: PubMed

Walker KW, McAnulty JH, Kron J, Silka MJ, Halperin BD. Unmasking accessory pathway conduction with adenosine-induced atrioventricular nodal block after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Chest. 1993 Nov; 104(5):1614-6. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Halperin BD, McAnulty JH, Park JK, Oliver RP, Walance CG. Design and clinical application of a low-pass input filter for the evaluation of intracardiac electrograms during radiofrequency catheter ablation. Am J Cardiol. 1993 Jul 1; 72(1):113-5. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Dunnigan A, Dick M. Sudden cardiac death and the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients. The Pediatric Electrophysiology Society. Circulation. 1993 Mar; 87(3):800-7. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Chelsky R, Kron J, Wilson RA. Phase image analysis of anomalous ventricular activation in pediatric patients with preexcitation syndromes or ventricular tachycardia. Am Heart J. 1993 Feb; 125(2 Pt 1):372-80. View in: PubMed

DiCarlo LA, Jenkins JM, Chiang CM, Winston SA, Silka MJ, Matney K. Ventricular tachycardia detection using bipolar electrogram analysis is site specific. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1992 Nov; 15(11 Pt 2):2154-7. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Halperin BD, Griffith K, Crandall B, Oliver RP, Walance CG, McAnulty JH. Analysis of local electrogram characteristics correlated with successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory atrioventricular pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1992 Jul; 15(7):1000-7. View in: PubMed

Silka M, Kron J, McAnulty J. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias, congenital heart disease, and sudden cardiac death. Pediatr Cardiol. 1992 Apr; 13(2):116-8. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ. Sudden death due to cardiovascular disease during childhood. Pediatr Ann. 1991 Jul; 20(7):360, 362-7. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Rice MJ. Paradoxic embolism due to altered hemodynamic sequencing following transvenous pacing. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1991 Apr; 14(4 Pt 1):499-503. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Cutler JE, McAnulty JH. Analysis of programmed stimulation methods in the evaluation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients 20 years old and younger. Am J Cardiol. 1990 Oct 1; 66(10):826-30. View in: PubMed

Kron J, Oliver RP, Norsted S, Silka MJ. The automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in young patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1990 Oct; 16(4):896-902. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Walance CG, Cutler JE, McAnulty JH. Assessment and follow-up of pediatric survivors of sudden cardiac death. Circulation. 1990 Aug; 82(2):341-9. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Kron J, Cutler JE, Wilson RA, Cobanoglu A. Cryoablation of medically refractory nodoventricular tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1990 Jul; 13(7):908-15. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Manwill JR, Kron J, McAnulty JH. Bradycardia-mediated tachyarrhythmias in congenital heart disease and responses to chronic pacing at physiologic rates. Am J Cardiol. 1990 Feb 15; 65(7):488-93. View in: PubMed

Silka MJ, Gillette PC, Garson A, Zinner A. Transvenous catheter ablation of a right atrial automatic ectopic tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Apr; 5(4):999-1001. View in: PubMed

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