Laura M. Bevilacqua

Laura M. Bevilacqua, MD

Assistant in Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-6432
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"The opportunity to care for patients and impact their lives is a privilege."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Programs

  • Electrophysiology Service
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Laura M. Bevilacqua

I knew that I wanted to study medicine since I was a young teenager, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

The science of medicine fascinated me; but even more than that, the opportunity to care for patients and impact their lives seemed a privilege.  I particularly love pediatrics, since I get to watch children grow, and have been practicing just long enough that some children I cared for as infants are about to go off to college!  I am blessed with three children of my own, who teach me more about pediatrics than anyone.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Boston University, 1988

Boston, MA

Medical Degree

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1992

Storrs, CT

Internship

Floating Hospital for Infants & Children, 1993

Boston, MA

Residency

Floating Hospital for Infants & Children, 1995

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital , 1999

Boston , MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Professional History

I have been on staff as a member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Division since I finished my fellowship training in 1999.  I see both local and international pediatric patients with arrhythmias, and care for patients with pacemakers/defibrillators as well.  I see patients with a wide variety of common complaints, including chest pain, palpitations, and fainting referred from local pediatricians.  My clinics are located in Boston and at the Waltham satellite facility.  While once interested in mouse models of inherited arrhythmias, I am now focused solely on clinical practice.

Publications

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  1. Zachariah JP, Walsh EP, Triedman JK, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM. Multiple accessory pathways in the young: the impact of structural heart disease. Am Heart J. 2013 Jan; 165(1):87-92.
  2. Selamet Tierney ES, Gersony WM, Altmann K, Solowiejczyk DE, Bevilacqua LM, Khan C, Krongrad E, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Apfel HD. Pulmonary position cryopreserved homografts: durability in pediatric Ross and non-Ross patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug; 130(2):282-6.
  3. Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI. Advances in pediatric electrophysiology. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 16(5):494-9.
  4. Collins KK, Rhee EK, Delucca JM, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI, Walsh EP, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, del Nido PJ, Triedman JK. Modification to the Fontan procedure for the prophylaxis of intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia: short-term results of a prospective randomized blinded trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 127(3):721-9.
  5. Alexander ME, Cecchin F, Walsh EP, Triedman JK, Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI. Implications of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in congenital heart disease and pediatrics. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2004 Jan; 15(1):72-6.
  6. 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.
  7. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Love BA, Collins KK, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Influence of patient factors and ablative technologies on outcomes of radiofrequency ablation of intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia in patients with congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Jun 5; 39(11):1827-35.
  8. Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM. Molecular biological and genetic approaches to the evaluation of inherited electrophysiologic disorders. Drugs Today (Barc). 2002 May; 38(5):351-64.
  9. Berul CI, Triedman JK, Forbess J, Bevilacqua LM, Alexander ME, Dahlby D, Gilkerson JO, Walsh EP. Minimally invasive cardioverter defibrillator implantation for children: an animal model and pediatric case report. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2001 Dec; 24(12):1789-94.
  10. Love BA, Barrett KS, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM, Epstein MR, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI. Supraventricular arrhythmias in children and young adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2001 Oct; 12(10):1097-101.
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  12. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Electroanatomic mapping of entrained and exit zones in patients with repaired congenital heart disease and intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia. Circulation. 2001 Apr 24; 103(16):2060-5.
  13. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Estimation of atrial response to entrainment pacing using electrograms recorded from remote sites. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 Nov; 11(11):1215-22.
  14. Bevilacqua LM, Simon AM, Maguire CT, Gehrmann J, Wakimoto H, Paul DL, Berul CI. A targeted disruption in connexin40 leads to distinct atrioventricular conduction defects. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2000 Oct; 4(3):459-67.
  15. Maguire CT, Bevilacqua LM, Wakimoto H, Gehrmann J, Berul CI. Maturational atrioventricular nodal physiology in the mouse. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 May; 11(5):557-64.
  16. Bevilacqua LM, Maguire CT, Seidman JG, Seidman CE, Berul CI. QT dispersion in alpha-myosin heavy-chain familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mice. Pediatr Res. 1999 May; 45(5 Pt 1):643-7.
  17. Bevilacqua L, Hordof A. Cardiac pacing in children. Curr Opin Cardiol. 1998 Jan; 13(1):48-55.
  18. Rhodes J, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Bevilacqua L, Dambach YB, Hijazi ZM. Excessive anaerobic metabolism during exercise after repair of aortic coarctation. J Pediatr. 1997 Aug; 131(2):210-4.
  19. Radbill AE, Brown DW, Lacro RV, Cecchin F, Berul CI, Triedman JK, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP, Alexander ME. Ascending aortic dilation in patients with congenital complete heart block. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Dec; 5(12):1704-8.
  20. Bevilacqua LM, Rhee EK, Epstein MR, Triedman JK. Focal ablation of chaotic atrial rhythm in an infant with cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 May; 11(5):577-81.
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