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Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cryo and RF catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias

Pacemaker and ICD implantation and evaluation


  1. Wetzel GT, Knecht KR. Right Bundle Branch Block. Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2015.
  2. Wetzel GT, Jones R. Supraventricular tachycardia: atrioventricular node reentry.. Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2014.
  3. Lee S, Cowan P, Yoo W, Wetzel G.. Determining left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese youth using electrocardiogram criteria. J Nurs Meas, 21, 178-87, 2013.
  4. Jones, RC, Rajasekaran, S, Rayburn, M, Tobias, JD, Kelsey, RM, Wetzel, GT, Cabrera, AG. Initial experience with conivaptan use in critically ill infants with cardiac disease. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 17 (1), 78-83, 2012.
  5. Lee, S, Cowan, PA, Wetzel, GT, Velasquez-Mieyer, P. Prediabetes and blood pressure effects on heart rate variability, QT-interval duration, and left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese adolescents. J Pediatr Nurs, 26 (5), 416-27, 2011.
  6. Absi, MA, Lutterman, J, Wetzel, GT. Noninvasive cardiac output monitoring in the pediatric cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Curr Opin Cardiol, 25 (2), 77-9, 2010.
  7. Stamps, JK, Wetzel, GT. Natriuretic peptides ... they're not just for adults anymore. Curr Opin Cardiol, 24 (2), 103-4, 2009.
  8. Behera, SK, Zuccaro, JC, Wetzel, GT, Alejos, JC. Nesiritide improves hemodynamics in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a pilot study. Pediatr Cardiol, 30 (1), 26-34, 2009.
  9. Peterson, RE, Perens, GS, Alejos, JC, Wetzel, GT, Chang, RK. Growth and weight gain of prepubertal children after cardiac transplantation. Pediatr Transplant, 12 (4), 436-41, 2008.
  10. Skura, CL, Fowler, EG, Wetzel, GT, Graves, M, Spencer, MJ. Albuterol increases lean body mass in ambulatory boys with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. Neurology, 70 (2), 137-43, 2008.
  11. Dhawan, SS, Wetzel, GT. "Ying and Yang" in tetralogy of Fallot. Cardiol Young, 17 (6), 685-6, 2007.
  12. Vaseghi, M, Shannon, KM, Wetzel, GT, Shivkumar, K. Reentry around the heart. Heart Rhythm, 4 (2), 236-8, 2007.
  13. Perens, G, Levi, DS, Alejos, JC, Wetzel, GT. Muronomab-CD3 for pediatric acute myocarditis. Pediatr Cardiol, 28 (1), 21-6, 2006.
  14. Leman, NR, Levi, DS, Alejos, JC, Wetzel, GT. Predictors of graft longevity in pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Cardiol, 26 (6), 762-7, 2005.
  15. Lan, YT, Chang, RK, Alejos, JC, Burch, C, Wetzel, GT. B-type natriuretic peptide in children after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant, 23 (5), 558-63, 2004.
  16. Fowler, EG, Graves, MC, Wetzel, GT, Spencer, MJ. Pilot trial of albuterol in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Neurology, 62 (6), 1006-8, 2004.
  17. Peterson, RE, Wetzel, GT. Growth failure in congenital heart disease: where are we now. Curr Opin Cardiol, 19 (2), 81-3, 2004.
  18. Levi, DS, DeConde, AS, Fishbein, MC, Burch, C, Alejos, JC, Wetzel, GT. The yield of surveillance endomyocardial biopsies as a screen for cellular rejection in pediatric heart transplant patients. Pediatr Transplant, 8 (1), 22-8, 2004.
  19. Claudius, I, Lan, YT, Chang, RK, Wetzel, GT, Alejos, J. Usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide as a noninvasive screening tool for cardiac allograft pathology in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Am J Cardiol, 92 (11), 1368-70, 2003.
  20. Chen, F, Esmailian, F, Sun, W, Wetzel, GT, Sarma, JS, Singh, BN, Klitzner, TS. Azimilide inhibits multiple cardiac potassium currents in human atrial myocytes. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther, 7 (4), 255-64, 2002.
  21. Chen, F, Shannon, K, Ding, S, Silva, ME, Wetzel, GT, Klitzner, TS, Krogstad, P. HIV type 1 glycoprotein 120 inhibits cardiac myocyte contraction. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses, 18 (11), 777-84, 2002.
  22. Halnon, NJ, Wetzel, GT. Implications of improving survival in the management of life-threatening congenital heart disease: new challenges in pediatric cardiology. Curr Opin Cardiol, 17 (3), 271-3, 2002.
  23. Ding, S, Chen, F, Klitzner, TS, Wetzel, GT. Inhibition of L-type Ca2+ channel current in Xenopus oocytes by amiodarone. J Investig Med, 49 (4), 346-52, 2001.