Jennifer N. Avari Silva, M.D.  silva_j@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
Patient Oriented Research UnitCardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Education

  • BA, Union College1997
  • MD, St. George's University School of Medicine2002

Training

  • Residency in Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital2002 - 2005
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • 4th year Advanced Fellowshipin Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School2008 - 2009

Licensure and Board Certification

  • ECFMG 2002
  • Missouri Board of Medicine 2005
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics 2005
  • Missouri Board of Medicine 2009
  • IL, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Divisional of Professional Regulation 2011
  • MO, DEA 2012
  • MO, BNDD 2012
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology 2012
  • MO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts 2013
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, Certified Electrophysiology Specialist--Pediatric Cardiology, certificate #: 192745 2015

Honors

  • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society2016 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (32)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation Alters Electrophysiologic Substrate J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(10). doi:10.1161/JAHA.116.004325   PMCID:PMC5121524   PMID:27694326 
  2. A Clinical Risk Score to Improve the Diagnosis of Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Childhood Am J Cardiol. 2016;118(7):1074-80. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.07.008   PMID:27515893  
  3. Implantable Loop Recorder Monitoring for Refining Management of Children With Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(6). PMCID:PMC4937287  PMID:27231019 
  4. The incidence of chromosome abnormalities in neonates with structural heart disease Heart. 2016;102(8):634-7. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308650   PMID:26843533 
  5. SPEAR Trial: Smartphone Pediatric ElectroCArdiogram Trial. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0136256. PMCID:PMC4546652   PMID:26295569  
  6. Corrected QT prolongation and bradycardia during therapeutic hypothermia in an infant: a case report NoeReviews. 2015. 
  7. Cardiac Electrophysiological substrate underlying the ECG phenotype and electrogram abnormalities in Brugada Syndrome patients. Circulation. 2015;131(22):1950-9.. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.013698   PMCID:PMC4452400  PMID:25810336  
  8. Electrophysiologic Substrate in congenital Long QT Syndrome: noninvasive mapping with electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI). Circulation. 2014;130(22):1936-43.. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011359   PMCID:PMC4245321   PMID:25294783  
  9. Lead Advancement in Pediatric Patients with SelectSecure 3830 Pacing Leads Journal of Cardiology and Current Research. 2014. 
  10. Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2014;11(7):1163-9. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.04.023  PMID:24751393 
  11. Management of pediatric tachyarrhythmias on mechanical support. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014. doi:10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000973  PMID:24987047 
  12. Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014. doi:10.1111/pace.12372  PMID:24646399 
  13. Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013;161A(1):137-44. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.35701  PMID:23239491 
  14. Updates on the inherited cardiac ion channelopathies: from cell to clinical. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012;14(5):473-89. doi:10.1007/s11936-012-0198-1  PMID:22865245 
  15. 3:2 antegrade atrioventricular block with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia: what is the mechanism and where is the block? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012;35(7):877-9. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03420.x  PMID:22553974 
  16. Unusually high association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and complex heart defects in children with fasciculoventricular pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012;35(3):308-13. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03274.x  PMID:22242628 
  17. Electrophysiologic substrate and intraventricular left ventricular dyssynchrony in nonischemic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm. 2011;8(5):692-9. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.01.017  PMCID:PMC3096066  PMID:21232630 
  18. Outcomes of heart transplantation using donor hearts from infants with sudden infant death syndrome. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010;29(11):1226-30. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2010.06.004  PMID:20691612 
  19. Use of a wearable automated defibrillator in children compared to young adults. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010;33(9):1119-24. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02819.x  PMID:20561227 
  20. Cryoablation with an 8-mm tip catheter for pediatric atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia is safe and efficacious with a low incidence of recurrence. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010;33(6):681-6. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02706.x  PMID:20230479 
  21. Current management of pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010;25(2):80-7. doi:10.1097/HCO.0b013e328335b220  PMID:20019605 
  22. Management of postoperative pediatric cardiac arrhythmias: current state of the art. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2009;11(5):410-6. PMID:19846040 
  23. Pediatric nonpost-operative junctional ectopic tachycardia medical management and interventional therapies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;53(8):690-7. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2008.11.019  PMID:19232902 
  24. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with preexcitation: insights from noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) and catheter mapping. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008;19(11):1215-7. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8167.2008.01203.x  PMCID:PMC2631093  PMID:18479334 
  25. Cardiac resynchronization therapy for pediatric heart failure. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(10):1476-8. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.05.024  PMID:18672406 
  26. Cardiac memory in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: noninvasive imaging of activation and repolarization before and after catheter ablation. Circulation. 2008;118(9):907-15. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.781658  PMCID:PMC2747627  PMID:18697818 
  27. Markers of coronary sinus accessory pathways in pediatrics. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008;31(8):968-73. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01123.x  PMID:18684252 
  28. Noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) of epicardial activation before and after catheter ablation of the accessory pathway in a patient with Ebstein anomaly. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(6):857-60. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2008.03.011  PMCID:PMC2967218  PMID:18482872 
  29. Noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) of a univentricular heart with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(4):605-8. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2007.12.018  PMCID:PMC2329801  PMID:18325851 
  30. Experience and results during transition from radiofrequency ablation to cryoablation for treatment of pediatric atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008;31(4):454-60. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01033.x  PMID:18373764 
  31. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in children: is a diagnostic electrocardiogram always diagnostic? Pediatrics. 2007;120(2):440-4. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-0170  PMID:17671071 
  32. Atrial Tachycardia in an Electrically Dissociated Native Right Atrium after Heart Transplantation. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. 
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