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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

Analytical Modeling for Computing Lead Stress in a Novel Epicardial Micropacemaker. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Jan 09. View in: PubMed

Return to play in the athlete with cardiac disease: who decides and what is the protocol? Cardiol Young. Return to play in the athlete with cardiac disease: who decides and what is the protocol? Cardiol Young. 2017 Jan; 27(S1):S110-S114. View in: PubMed

Minimally invasive implantable fetal micropacemaker: mechanical testing and technical refinements. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Dec; 54(12):1819-1830. View in: PubMed

Characteristics of Decremental Accessory Pathways in Children. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Nov; 9(11). View in: PubMed

A prospective 5-year study of the frequency of arrhythmias during serial exercise testing and clinical follow-up after Melody valve implant. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Nov; 13(11):2135-2141. View in: PubMed

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

Preclinical testing and optimization of a novel fetal micropacemaker. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1683-90. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management of postoperative arrhythmias in pediatric patients. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Oct; 14(5):443-54. 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. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Oct; 9(10):1737-53. View in: PubMed

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

The pre-sports cardiovascular evaluation: should it depend on the level of competition, the sport, or the state? Pediatr Cardiol. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sudden cardiac death in pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Oct; 20(5):517-21. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Images in cardiovascular medicine. Neonatal tuberous sclerosis and multiple cardiac arrhythmias. Circulation. 2007 Apr 17; 115(15):e395-7. View in: PubMed

[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

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): 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

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

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

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

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

ACC/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Pediatrics. 2005 Dec; 116(6):1574-96. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation. J Card Fail. 2003 Oct; 9(5):375-9. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acute myocardial infarction in a 12-year-old as a complication of hyperosmolar diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr; 3(2):194-196. View in: PubMed

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

Arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Card Electrophysiol Rev. 2002 Feb; 6(1-2):42-4. View in: PubMed

Treatment of tachyarrhythmias. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Apr; 37(4 Suppl):S91-109. View in: PubMed

Pharmacologic management of arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2001; 1(2):91-103. View in: PubMed

Migraine-associated vomiting and asystole in a child. Headache. 2001 Jan; 41(1):88-91. View in: PubMed

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

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

Clinical course of persistent junctional reciprocating tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Feb; 33(2):366-75. View in: PubMed

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

Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1998 Jun; 21(6):1331-5. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

Use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the congenital long QT syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1996 Sep 15; 78(6):703-6. View in: PubMed

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

Radiofrequency catheter ablation for idiopathic right ventricular tachycardia: first, last or only therapy--who decides? J Am Coll Cardiol. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unmasking accessory pathway conduction with adenosine-induced atrioventricular nodal block after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Chest. 1993 Nov; 104(5):1614-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Ventricular tachycardia detection using bipolar electrogram analysis is site specific. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1992 Nov; 15(11 Pt 2):2154-7. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

The automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in young patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1990 Oct; 16(4):896-902. View in: PubMed

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

Assessment and follow-up of pediatric survivors of sudden cardiac death. Circulation. 1990 Aug; 82(2):341-9. View in: PubMed

Cryoablation of medically refractory nodoventricular tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1990 Jul; 13(7):908-15. View in: PubMed

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

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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