Alfonso Casta

Alfonso Casta, MD

Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: (617) 355-7737

  • Fax: 617-278-9237

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Anesthesia

Departments

  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
To schedule an appointment: Call (617) 355-7737

Experience and Education

Education

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1975

Anesthesia

The University of Texas Medical Branch, 1977-1993

Galveston, Texas

Undergraduate School

University of Puerto Rico, 1971

Pediatric Cardiology & Clinical Intracardiac Electrophysiology

University of Miami School of Medicine, 1979-1980

Miami, Florida

Pediatric Anesthesia

Boston Children's Hospital, 1994-1995

Boston, Massachusetts

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Cardiology, Anesthesiology

Publications

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  1. Yuki K, Casta A, Uezono S. Anesthetic management of noncardiac surgery for patients with single ventricle physiology. J Anesth. 2011 Apr; 25(2):247-56.
  2. Fennessy BG, Rahbar R, Bunker N, Pigula F, Casta A. The needle and the damage done: pericardial effusion with tamponade after needle ingestion in an infant. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Dec; 123(12):1396-8.
  3. Yuki K, Casta A. Management of difficult airway in pediatric patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. J Anesth. 2009; 23(2):281-3.
  4. Koichi Y, Casta A. Management of difficult airway in pediatric patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. J Anesth. 2009; 23:281-283.
  5. Fennessy BG, Rahbar R, Bunder N, Pigula F, Casta A. The needle and the damage done: pericardial effusion with tamponade after needle ingestion in an infant. J Laryngol Otol. 2009; 123(12):1396-8.
  6. Quinlan JJ, Murray AW, Casta A. Anesthesia for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia, Kaplan, Reich, Lake, Konstadt, eds. 2008; in press.
  7. Casta A, Wang EY. The cone procedure for severe Ebstein's anomaly in an infant: periopertative management. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A169.
  8. Kang BV, Kallmeyer SM, Casta A. Intraoperative alertness of a rise in serum potassium by double counting of the heart rate during blood transfusion in an infant. Pediatr Anesth. 2008; 18:798-9.
  9. Quinlan, JJ, Murray AW, Casta A. Anesthesia for heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation. Essentails of Cardiac Anesthesia, Joel A. Kaplan, Editor. 2008; 463-491.
  10. Casta A, Bunker N. Migration of an ingested foreign body to the mediastinum complicated by a pericardial effusion. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A168.
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  12. Sawasdiwipachai P, Laussen PC, McGowan FX, Smoot L, Casta A. Cardiac arrest after neuromuscular blockade reversal in a heart transplant infant. Anesthesiology. 2007 Oct; 107(4):663-5.
  13. Odegard KC, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Shukla A, Harrington J, Casta A, McGowan FX, Hickey PR, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. The frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):335-43.
  14. Casta A, Brown DW, Yuki K. Induction of supraventricular tachycardia during transesophageal echocardiography: an unusual complication. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Aug; 22(4):592-3.
  15. Casta A, McGowan FX, Harrington JA, Odegard KC. Perioperative myocardial ischemia in pediatric cardiac patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Anesthesiology. 2007; 107:A220.
  16. Khambatta HJ, Velado M, Gaffney JW, Schechter WS, Casta A. Management of right ventricular outflow tract reactivity following pulmonary valve dilatation under general anesthesia: experience of a medical mission. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Oct; 16(10):1087-9.
  17. Sakhai H, Casta A. Use of nitric oxide for treatment of pulmonary hypertensive crisis in a child after protamine administration. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006 Oct; 20(5):719-21.
  18. Chrysostomou C, Di Filippo S, Manrique AM, Schmitt CG, Orr RA, Casta A, Suchoza E, Janosky J, Davis PJ, Munoz R. Use of dexmedetomidine in children after cardiac and thoracic surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):126-31.
  19. Quinlan JJ, Murray AW, Casta A. Anesthesia for Heart, Lung and Heart-lung Transplantation. Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia. Kaplan, Reich, Lake, Konstadt, eds. 2006; 845-65.
  20. Casta A, Cladis F. Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2005; 100:1550.
  21. Sakhai H, Casta A. Use of nitric oxide for treatment of pulmonary hypertensive crisis in a child after protamine administration. Anesthesiology. 2004; A1461.
  22. Chrysostomou C, DiFilippo S, Suchoza E, Casta A, Ghandi S, Munoz R. Use of dexmedetomidine after congenital cardiac surgery. Cardiology in the Young 2004. 2004; 14 (Suppl 2):Abstract P 105.
  23. Pigula FA, Mahnke CB, Anagnostopoulos PV, Casta A, Munoz R, Gandhi SK, Agnastopolous P. Closed correction of systemic semilunar valve insufficiency in the neonate. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Nov; 126(5):1650-2.
  24. Gruber EM, Laussen PC, Casta A, Zimmerman AA, Zurakowski D, Reid R, Odegard KC, Chakravorti S, Davis PJ, McGowan FX, Hickey PR, Hansen DD. Stress response in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized study of fentanyl bolus, fentanyl infusion, and fentanyl-midazolam infusion. Anesth Analg. 2001 Apr; 92(4):882-90.
  25. Odegard KC, Kirse DJ, del Nido PJ, Laussen PC, Casta A, Booke J, Kenna MA, McGowan FX. Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during video-assisted throracoscopic surgery for patent ductus arteriosus. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):562-4.
  26. Casta A, Gruber EM, Laussen PC, McGowan FX, Odegard KC, Zurakowski D, Hansen DD. Parameters associated with perioperative baffle fenestration closure in the Fontan operation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):553-6.
  27. Casta A. Use of plastic-coated stylets for endotracheal intubation. J Pediatr. 2000 May; 136(5):705.
  28. Casta A. Attempted placement of a thoracic epidural catheter via the caudal route in a newborn. Anesthesiology. 1999 Dec; 91(6):1965-6.
  29. Casta A. Cardiovascular evaluation in thoracopagus twins. Circulation. 1999 Jul 6; 100(1):103.
  30. Casta A, McCann ME. Electrocardiographic inscription of diaphragmatic contractions during anaesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 1999; 9(2):175-6.
  31. Casta A, Laussen PC, Gruber EM, Odegard KC, Hansen DD. A randomized study of fentanyl bolus, fentanyl infusion and fentanyl-midazolam infusion for infant cardiac surgery- clinical outcome. Anesthesiology. 1999; 91(3A):A1285.
  32. Gruber EM, Casta A, Laussen PC, Zurakowski D, Hansen DD. Stress response in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: A randomized study of fentanyl bolus, fentanyl infusion and fentanyl-medazolam infusion. Anesthesiology. 1999; 91(3A):A1284.
  33. Gruber EM, Casta A, Hansen DD, Odegard KC, McGowan FX, Laussen PC. Rick for cerebral emboli and ECG changes following minimal access surgery for closure of atrial septal defect in children. Acta Anesth Scand. 1999; 43 (Suppl 114):105.
  34. Casta A, Gruber EM, Laussen PC, McGowan FX, Odegard KC, Zurakowski D, Hansen DD. Factors associated with baffle fenestration closure in Fontan operation. Circulation. 1998; 98 (Suppl I):339.
  35. Casta A, Quackenbush EJ, Houck CS, Korson MS. Perioperative white matter degeneration and death in a patient with a defect in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Anesthesiology. 1997 Aug; 87(2):420-5.
  36. Casta A, Houck CS. Acute intraoperative endotracheal tube obstruction associated with a heat and moisture exchanger in an infant. Anesth Analg. 1997 Apr; 84(4):939-40.
  37. Casta A. Electrocardiographic demonstration of dual atrioventricular nodal pathways in children. P R Health Sci J. 1991 Dec; 10(3):143-4.
  38. Casta A. Induction of wide QRS tachycardia during transthoracic echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1991 Nov-Dec; 4(6):623-4.
  39. Casta A, Cavalo A. Mitral valve prolapse in juvenile thyrotoxicosis. P R Health Sci J. 1991 Aug; 10(2):71-3.
  40. Casta A. Echocardiographic assessment of the right atrioventricular junction in Ebstein's malformation. P R Health Sci J. 1990 Dec; 9(3):231-3.
  41. Bogaards M, Dick M, Robinson B, Casta A. Late arrhythmias and outcome in patients after the Mustard operation for transportation of the great arteries: Update of 1981 pediatric electrophysiology group collaborative study . Circulation. 1990; 82 (Suppl III):223.
  42. Casta A. Cor triatriatum sinister: echocardiographic assessment. P R Health Sci J. 1989 Aug; 8(2):263-4.
  43. Wolf WJ, Casta A, Neal MN, Sapire DW, Conti VR. Ventricular septal defect closure in infancy: results from a smaller tertiary referral center. Clinical Research. 1989; 37:43A.
  44. Casta A, Richardson CJ, Griffin MP. Effective use of urokinase for central venous catheter thrombosis in premature infants. Guided by Dopplar ultrasound. Clinical Research. 1989; 37:65A.
  45. Griffin MP, Casta A. Successful urokinase therapy for superior vena cava syndrome in a premature infant. Am J Dis Child. 1988 Dec; 142(12):1267-8.
  46. Casta A, Wolf WJ. Echo Doppler detection of external compression of the vertical vein causing obstruction in total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Am Heart J. 1988 Oct; 116(4):1045-7.
  47. Casta A. Atrial septal aneurysm herniation across the mitral valve orifice in pulmonary atresia. Am Heart J. 1988 May; 115(5):1136-8.
  48. Mehta AV, Sanchez GR, Sacks EJ, Casta A, Dunn JM, Donner RM. Ectopic automatic atrial tachycardia in children: clinical characteristics, management and follow-up. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1988 Feb; 11(2):379-85.
  49. Casta A. Atrial septal aneurysms and tachycardia in fetuses and newborn infants. Clinical Research. 1988; 36:49A.
  50. Casta A, Mehta AV. Evaluating Pediatric Arrhythmias. Family Practice Recertification. 1988; 10:25-53.
  51. Casta A. Hypoplasia of the left coronary artery complicated by reversible myocardial ischemia in a newborn. Am Heart J. 1987 Nov; 114(5):1238-41.
  52. Casta A. The interpretation and medical management of complex arrhythmias in the newborn infant. P R Health Sci J. 1987 Aug; 6(2):73-9.
  53. Casta A. Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1987 Aug; 10(2):477-8.
  54. Sapire DW, Wolf WJ, Casta A. Gift to a litigious society. Pediatrics. 1987 Jul; 80(1):127.
  55. Casta A. Acquired pulmonary atresia following placement of modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiol. 1987 May; 15(2):244-7.
  56. Wolf WJ, Casta A, Sapire DW. Atrial septal aneurysms in infants and children. Am Heart J. 1987 May; 113(5):1149-53.
  57. Casta A, Nichols MM, Doshier GM. False division of the left atrium by a redundant, mobile flap valve of the foramen ovale: echocardiographic and anatomic assessment in a neonate with critical pulmonic stenosis. Am Heart J. 1987 Apr; 113(4):1032-5.
  58. Casta A. Hypoplasia of the left coronary artery complicated by reversible myocardial ischemia in a newborn: differentiation from other coronary artery anomalies. Clinical Research. 1987; 35:50A.
  59. Casta A. Tuberous sclerosis and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. J Pediatr. 1986 Aug; 109(2):399-400.
  60. Casta A, Wolf WJ. Left ventricular bands (false tendons): echocardiographic and angiocardiographic delineation in children. Am Heart J. 1986 Feb; 111(2):321-4.
  61. Wolf WJ, Casta A, Nichols M. Anomalous origin and malposition of the pulmonary arteries (crisscross pulmonary arteries) associated with complex congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 1986; 6(5):287-91.
  62. Casta A, Sapire DW. Effects of right and left atrial stimulation on atrioventricular conduction in children. Pediatr Cardiol. 1986; 6(5):245-8.
  63. Sapire DW, Casta A, Wolf WJ, Herdon D. Cardiomyopathy associated with severe thermal burns in children and adolescents. Clinical Research. 1986; 34:234A.
  64. Casta A, Sapire DW. Fast-slow atrioventicular nodal tachycardia in children. Pediatric Research. 1986.
  65. Hadrzynski C, Casta A, James G, Roy D, Dodge WF, Snodgrass WR. Propranolol serum pharmacokinetics in infants under one year of age: inadequate assessment without tracer isotope methodology or prolonged terminal elimination phase sampling. Pediatric Research. 1986.
  66. Williamson K, Casta A, Sapire DW, Goldman AS. Pericarditis due to drug allergy. Clinical Research. 1986; 34:234A.
  67. Wolf WJ, Casta A. Atrial septal aneurysms in infants. Clinical Research. 1986; 34:234A.
  68. Sapire DW, Casta A, Wolf WJ. Vagatonia as a cause of syncope. J Pediatr. 1986; 109:399-400.
  69. Casta A, Conti VR. Pulmonary and subclavian steal following Blalock-Taussig shunt. Am Heart J. 1985 Dec; 110(6):1313-4.
  70. Casta A, Wolf WJ, Richardson CJ, Sapire DW. Successful management of atrial flutter in a newborn with verapamil. Clin Cardiol. 1985 Nov; 8(11):597-8.
  71. Casta A. Aneurysm of the interatrial septum. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Oct; 6(4):956.
  72. Casta A. Nonsustained atrial flutter in a child without congenital heart disease. Clin Cardiol. 1985 Oct; 8(10):545-6.
  73. Cavallo A, Casta A, Fawcett HD, Nusynowitz ML, Wolf WJ. Is there a thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy in children? J Pediatr. 1985 Oct; 107(4):531-6.
  74. Sapire DW, Casta A. Vagotonia in infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Int J Cardiol. 1985 Oct; 9(2):211-24.
  75. Wolf WJ, Casta A, Swischuk L. Aberrant systemic artery-pulmonary vein fistula: detection of an occult lesion by contrast echocardiography. Am Heart J. 1985 Aug; 110(2):480-2.
  76. Casta A, Wolf WJ, Sapire DW. Absent right atrioventricular connexion with the left atrium connected to the morphologically right ventricle, a right-sided rudimentary left ventricle, and right juxtaposition of the atrial appendages: documentation by angiography and cross-sectional echocardiography. Int J Cardiol. 1985 Jan; 7(1):21-8.
  77. Casta A, Wolf WJ. Left ventricular false tendons (bands): echocardiographic and angiocardiographic delineation. Pediatric Research. 1985; 19:125A.
  78. Cavallo A, Casta A, Fawcett HD, Nusynowitz ML, Wolf WJ. Functional thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy in children. Pediatric Research. 1985; 19:125A.
  79. Sapire DW, Casta A, Hayden K, Swischuk LE. Hemoptysis following Mustard repair: a late complication. Clin Cardiol. 1984 Dec; 7(12):673-7.
  80. Casta A, Hayden K, Wolf WJ. Calcification of the ascending aorta and aortic and mitral valves in Gaucher's disease. Am J Cardiol. 1984 Dec 1; 54(10):1390-1.
  81. Casta A. Diastolic atrial compression in a premature infant. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1984 Nov; 4(5):1069-71.
  82. Flinn CJ, Wolff GS, Dick M, Campbell RM, Borkat G, Casta A, Hordof A, Hougen TJ, Kavey RE, Kugler J, et al. Cardiac rhythm after the Mustard operation for complete transposition of the great arteries. N Engl J Med. 1984 Jun 21; 310(25):1635-8.
  83. Cavallo A, Joseph CJ, Casta A. Cardiac complications in juvenile hyperthyroidism. Am J Dis Child. 1984 May; 138(5):479-82.
  84. Casta A, Wolff GS, Mehta AV, Tamer DF, Pickoff AS, Gelband H. Induction of nonsustained atrial flutter by programmed atrial stimulation in children: incidence, mechanisms, and clinical implications. Am Heart J. 1984 Mar; 107(3):444-8.
  85. Casta A. Electrophysiological evaluation in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Pediatric Research. 1984; 4:120A.
  86. Casta A, Sapire DW, Wolf WJ. His-Purkinje electrophysiological characteristics in children with heart defects. Pediatric Research. 1984; 18(4):120A.
  87. Casta A. Bilateral ocular compression during EKG monitoring: A prospective study to evaluate vagal tone in children. Pediatric Research. 1984; 18(4):120A.
  88. Haslund K, Rouse B, Casta A. Echocardiographic and angiocardiographic demonstration of redundant mitral valve tissue in Teschler/Nicola-Kilian syndrome. Clinical Research. 1984; 32:885A.
  89. Wolf WJ, Neal MB, Peterson MD, Gloyna D, Casta A. Hemodynamic and cardiovascular effect of halothane and isoflurane anesthesia in children. Pediatr Cardiol. 1984; 5:263.
  90. Cavallo A, Casta A, Fawcett HD, Nusynowitz ML. Responses of hyperthyroid children to exercise. Pediatric Research. 1984; 4:120A.
  91. Casta A. Electrophysiological studies before and after cardia angiography in children: A comparative evaluation. Clinical Research. 1984; 32:378.
  92. Sapire DW, Casta A, Safley W, O'Riordan AC, Balsara RK. Vasovagal syncope in children requiring pacemaker implantation. Am Heart J. 1983 Dec; 106(6):1406-11.
  93. Casta A, Wolff GS, Tamer D, Flinn CJ, Mehta AV, Smith KG, Gelband H. Multiple atrioventricular nodal pathways--a new electrophysiological phenomenon in children. J Electrocardiol. 1983 Oct; 16(4):331-7.
  94. Casta A. Prolongation of Q-T interval and increased amplitude of the T wave after termination of ventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol. 1983 May 1; 51(8):1467.
  95. Sapire DW, Lobe TE, Swischuk LE, Casta A, Schwartz MZ, Droge M. Subclavian-artery-to-innominate-vein fistula presenting with congestive failure in a newborn infant. Pediatr Cardiol. 1983 Apr-Jun; 4(2):155-7.
  96. Casta A, Casta D, Sapire DW, Swischuk L. True congenital aneurysm of the septum primum not associated with obstructive right- or left-sided lesions: identified by two-dimensional echocardiography and angiography in a newborn. Pediatr Cardiol. 1983 Apr-Jun; 4(2):159-62.
  97. Casta A, Sapire DW, Swischuk LE. Delineation of tunnel-like-ventricular septal defects in young children by axial cineangiography. Eur J Pediatr. 1983 Mar; 140(1):13-6.
  98. Tamer D, Wolff GS, Ferrer P, Pickoff AS, Casta A, Mehta AV, Garcia O, Gelband H. Hemodynamics and intracardiac conduction after operative repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Am J Cardiol. 1983 Feb; 51(3):552-6.
  99. Sapire DW, Casta A, Swischuk LE, Casta D. Massive dilatation of the atria and coronary sinus in a child with restrictive cardiomyopathy and persistence of the left superior vena cava. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1983; 9(1):47-53.
  100. Casta A, Sapire DW, Wolf WJ. Determination of His-Purkinje electrophysiological characteristics in children with heart defects. Clinical Research. 1983; 31(5):890A.
  101. Casta A, Wolf W, Conti VR, Sapire DW. Captropril for management of paradoxical hypertension after coarctation repair. Pediatric Research. 1983; 17(4):110A.
  102. Mehta AV, Wolff GS, Tamer DF, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Casta A, Ferrer PL, Gelband H. Right ventricular apical activation time in children, reference standard for clinical use. Cardiology Digest. 1983; 6:13.
  103. Flinn DJ, Wolff GS, Campbell RM, Dick M, Casta A, Kugler J, Kavey RE, Hordof A, Hougen T, Gorkat G. Natural history of supraventricular rhythms in 192 children following the Mustard operation: a collaborative multi-center study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1983; 1(62):613.
  104. Cavallo A, Casta A, Joseph CJ. Cardiac complications of juvenile hyperthyroidism relationship with duration and treatment. Pediatric Research. 1983; 17(4):159A.
  105. Garson A, Allender JH, Baron PJ, Bink-Boelkens M, Casta A, et al. Atrial flutter in the young: a collaborative study of 380 cases. Pediatric Cardiol. 1983; 4:305-17.
  106. Cavallo A, Casta A, Fawcett HD, Wolf WJ, Nusynowitz ML. Left ventricular function and reserve in childhood Grave's disease. Clinical Research. 1983; 31(5):893A.
  107. Casta A, Wolf WJ, Sapire DW. Assessment of vagal tone in children by bilateral ocular compression during EKG monitoring: A prospective evaluation. Clinical Research. 1983; 31(5):890A.
  108. Wolf WJ, Casta A, Sapire DW. Enhanced detection of cardiac disease in mucopolysaccharidosis by combined M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiographic examination. Clinical Research. 1983; 31(5):891A.
  109. Mehta AV, Casta A, Wolff GS. Supraventricular Tachycardia in Children. Roberts N. Gelband H, eds. &lti&gtCardiac Arrhythmias in the Neonate, Infant and Child.&lt/i&gt. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1983; 105-46.
  110. Singh S, Gelband H, Mehta AV, Kessler K, Casta A, Pickoff AS. Procainamide elimination kinetics in pediatric patients. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1982 Nov; 32(5):607-11.
  111. Casta A, Conti VR, Talabi A, Brouhard BH. Effective use of captopril in postoperative paradoxical hypertension of coarctation of the aorta. Clin Cardiol. 1982 Oct; 5(10):551-3.
  112. Casta A, Talabi A, Coulter DL, Sapire DW. Capsular stroke in congenital complete heart block. Eur J Pediatr. 1982 Sep; 139(1):71-2.
  113. Sapire DW, Casta A, Cordell D. Echocardiography and congenital arteriovenous malformations. Am J Cardiol. 1982 Apr 1; 49(5):1375.
  114. Schleman M, Casta A, Balsara RK. Bacterial endocarditis and renal failure in a 10-year-old boy. Pediatr Cardiol. 1982; 2(3):259-62.
  115. Cohen GH, Casta A, Sapire DW, Talabi A. Decorticate posture following 'cardiac cocktail': a transient complication of sedation for catheterization. Pediatr Cardiol. 1982; 2(3):251-3.
  116. Wolff GS, Kaiser G, Casta A, Pickoff AS, Mehta AV, Tamer D, Garica OL, Ferrer PL, Smith K, Gelband H. Sinus and atrioventricular nodal function: Preoperative and early postoperative assessment in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1982 Jan; 83(1):141-8.
  117. Mehta AV, Wolff GS, Tamer DF, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Casta A, Ferrer PL, Gelband H. Right ventricular apical activation time in children. Reference standards for clinical use. Pediatr Cardiol. 1982; 2(1):47-9.
  118. Casta A, Mehta AV, Wolff GS. Atrial flutter inducec by programmed stimulation in dysrhythmia- free children: incidence, mechanism and significance. Circulation. 1982; 66:170.
  119. Casta A, Sapire DW. Effects of right and left atrial stimulation on atrial refractory periods and atrioventricular node conduction. Pediatr Cardiol. 1982; 3(4):352-3.
  120. Casta A, Talabi A, Sapire DW. Effects of right and left atrial stimulation on atrial refractory periods and A-V nodal conduction. Pediatric Research. 1982; 16(4):97A.
  121. Casta A. Verapamil for PSVT in patients with WPW. J Pediatr. 1981 Sep; 99(3):502-3.
  122. Mehta AV, Wolff GS, Tamer D, Pickoff AS, Casta A, Garcia OL, Gelband H. Determinants of ventricular refractory periods in children with congenital heart disease: effects of cycle length and age. Am Heart J. 1981 Jul; 102(1):75-9.
  123. Wolff GS, Mehta A, Tamer D, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Casta A, Ferrer PL, Sung RJ, Gelband H. His-Purkinje responses and refractory periods during atrial extrastimulation in children with heart defects. Circulation. 1981 Jun; 63(6):1383-90.
  124. Pickoff AS, Mehta AV, Casta A, Ferrer PL, Wolff GS, Tamer DF, Garcia OL, Gelband H. Echocardiographic assessment of right bundle branch injury after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Circulation. 1981 Jan; 63(1):174-80.
  125. Casta A, Talabi A, Sapire DW. Comparison of right and left atrial refractory periods in dysrhythmia-free children. Clinical Research. 1981; 29(5):875A.
  126. Casta A, Wolff GS, Tamer DF, Mehta AV, Garcia OL, Smith KG, Gelband H. Multiple atrioventicular nodal pathways: a new electrophysiological phenomenon in children. Am J Cardiol. 1981; 47:440.
  127. Casta A, Wolff GS, Mehta AV, Tamer D, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Ferrer PL, Sung RJ, Gelband H. Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: a benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 1980 Dec 1; 46(6):1013-8.
  128. Schleman MM, Casta A, Mongkolsmai C, Black IF. Prostaglandin E1 in the neonate with heart disease. Adv Prostaglandin Thromboxane Res. 1980; 7:879-81.
  129. Sapire DW, Casta A, Mongkolsmai C, Black IFS. Changes in cycle length, conduction times and refractory periods induced by sedation with meperidine, promethazine and chlorpromazine. Dev Pharmacol Ther. 1980; 1:339-51.
  130. Tamer DF, Wolff GS, Soler P, Casta A, Garcia OL, Ferrer PO, Gelband H. Intracardiac conduction and hemodynamis studies in children with arrhythmias after surgery for tetralogy of Fallot. Clinical Research. 1980; 28(5):850A.
  131. Mehta AV, Wolff GS, Casta A, Pickoff AS, Tamer DF, Garcia OL, Ferrer PL, Gelband H. Ventricular refractory periods in pre and postoperative cardiac patients. Pediatric Research. 1980; 14(4):137.
  132. Casta A, Wolff GS, Mehta AV, Tamer DF, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Ferrer PL, Sung RJ, Gelband H. Dual atrioventicular nodal pathway conduction- a common electrophysiological phenomenon in children without arrhythmias. Am J Cardiol. 1980; 45:430.
  133. Sapire DW, Casta A, Black IFS. Changes in the atrial component of atrioventricular conduction induced by sedation with meperidine, promethazine, and chlorpromazine. Clinical Research. 1980; 28(5):850A.
  134. Sapire DW, Casta A, Donner RM, Markowitz RI, Capitanio MA. Dilatation of the descending aorta: a radiologic and echocardiographic diagnostic sign in arteriovenous malformations in neonates and young infants. Am J Cardiol. 1979 Sep; 44(3):493-7.
  135. Sapire DW, Black IFS, Mongkilsmai C, Casta A. Changes in cycle length, conduction times, and refractor periods induced by sedation with meperidine, promethazine and chlorpromazine. Am J Cardiol. 1979; 43:425.
  136. Casta A, Wolff GS, Mehta AV, Tamer DR, Garcia OL, Pickoff AS, Ferrer PL. Dual atrioventicular nodal pathways in children without arrhythmias. Clinical Research. 1979; 27(5):769.
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