Curt Degroff, MSEE

Curt Degroff, MSEE, M.D.

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Publications

Spontaneous pericardial hematoma in an infant.
Pediatric cardiology

Quantification of mitral flow by Doppler color flow mapping.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography

Giant blood cyst of the aortic valve.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography

Flow in the early embryonic human heart: a numerical study.
Pediatric cardiology

Effect of vessel size on the flow efficiency of the total cavopulmonary connection: in vitro studies.
Pediatric cardiology

Doppler echocardiography.
Pediatric cardiology

Congenital erythrocytosis with elevated erythropoietin level: an incorrectly set "erythrostat"?
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology

Comparison of in vitro velocity measurements in a scaled total cavopulmonary connection with computational predictions.
Annals of biomedical engineering

Around PediHeart: survey on use of Doppler echocardiographic quantitative methods available to evaluate hemodynamic severity of left to right shunt lesions in routine follow-up studies.
Pediatric cardiology

Around PediHeart: review of methods for quantifying left to right shunts in patients with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiology

Accuracy of the Bernoulli equation for estimation of pressure gradient across stenotic Blalock-Taussig shunts: an in vitro and numerical study.
Pediatric cardiology

Optimized Computed Tomography Angiography Protocol for the Evaluation of Thrombus in Patients with Fontan Anatomy.
Pediatric cardiology
2020

Impact of 3D Printouts in Optimizing Surgical Results for Complex Congenital Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
2019

Maternal hyperoxygenation: A potential therapy for congenital heart disease in the fetuses? A systematic review of the current literature.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
2017

Pocket echocardiography system for detection of patent ductus arteriosus in neonates.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
2015

Effect of Aerobic versus Resistance Exercise on Pulse Wave Velocity, Intima Media Thickness and Left Ventricular Mass in Obese Adolescents.
Pediatric exercise science
2015

Doppler echocardiography inaccurately estimates right ventricular pressure in children with elevated right heart pressure.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2014

Blood Cell Adhesion On a Polymeric Heart Valve Leaflet Processed Using Magnetic Abrasive Finishing
Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2014

Transesophageal echocardiography in critically ill acute postoperative infants: comparison of AcuNav intracardiac echocardiographic and microTEE miniaturized transducers.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2013

Quantification of left-to-right shunt through patent ductus arteriosus by colour Doppler in children admitted for a device closure.
Cardiology in the young
2013

Protocol for relative hydrodynamic assessment of tri-leaflet polymer valves.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
2013

Pulsatile venous waveform quality affects the conduit performance in functional and "failing" Fontan circulations.
Cardiology in the young
2012

Left ventricular systolic dyssynchrony in pediatric and adolescent patients with congestive heart failure.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2012

Adult definitions for dyssynchrony are inappropriate for pediatric patients.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
2011

Optimization of inflow waveform phase-difference for minimized total cavopulmonary power loss.
Journal of biomechanical engineering
2010

Letter by DeGroff regarding article, "Rheumatic heart disease screening by echocardiography: The inadequacy of World Health Organization criteria for optimizing the diagnosis of subclinical disease".
Circulation
2010

Pulsatile in vitro simulation of the pediatric univentricular circulation for evaluation of cardiopulmonary assist scenarios.
Artificial organs
2009

Minimal sedation second dose strategy with intranasal midazolam in an outpatient pediatric echocardiographic setting.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2009

Letter by DeGroff regarding article, "Direction of preoperative ventricular shunting affects ventricular mechanics after Tetralogy of Fallot repair".
Circulation
2009

Modeling the Fontan circulation: where we are and where we need to go.
Pediatric cardiology
2008

Response to: "Echocardiographic assessment of isolated pulmonary valve stenosis: which outpatient doppler gradient has the most clinical validity?".
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2006

First-order system least-squares (FOSLS) for modeling blood flow.
Medical engineering & physics
2006

Efficiency differences in computational simulations of the total cavo-pulmonary circulation with and without compliant vessel walls.
Computer methods and programs in biomedicine
2006

Doppler echocardiographic profile and indexes.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2006

Regional myocardial velocities and isovolumic contraction acceleration before and after device closure of atrial septal defects: a color tissue Doppler study.
American heart journal
2005

Non-invasive detection of acute allograft rejection in children by tissue Doppler imaging: myocardial velocities and myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2005

Design and baseline characteristics of participants in the study of antihypertensive therapy in children and adolescents with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
Contemporary clinical trials
2005

Computational simulations of the total cavo-pulmonary connection: insights in optimizing numerical solutions.
Medical engineering & physics
2005

Altered ventricular mechanics in cardiac allografts: a tissue Doppler study in 30 children without prior rejection events.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2005

A classifier based on the artificial neural network approach for cardiologic auscultation in pediatrics.
Artificial intelligence in medicine
2005

Modeling 3-D compliant blood flow with FOSLS.
Biomedical sciences instrumentation
2004

Insights into the effect of aortic compliance on Doppler diastolic flow patterns seen in coarctation of the aorta: a numeric study.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2003

Doppler strain rate echocardiography versus magnetic resonance imaging.
Circulation
2003

Reverse flow in compliant vessels and its implications for the Fontan procedure: numerical studies.
Biomedical sciences instrumentation
2002

Longitudinal motion of the atrioventricular annuli in children: reference values, growth related changes, and effects of right ventricular volume and pressure overload.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2002

Jet eccentricity: a misleading source of agreement between Doppler/catheter pressure gradients in aortic stenosis.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2002

Influence of connection geometry and SVC-IVC flow rate ratio on flow structures within the total cavopulmonary connection: a numerical study.
Journal of biomechanical engineering
2002

First-order system least squares for elastohydrodynamics with application to flow in compliant blood vessels.
Biomedical sciences instrumentation
2002

Designing the optimal Total Cavopulmonary Connection: pulsatile versus steady flow experiments.
Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
2002

A novel paradigm for telemedicine using the personal bio-monitor.
Biomedical sciences instrumentation
2002

Three-dimensional reconstruction of color Doppler-imaged flow convergence region: limitations.
Circulation
2001

Noninvasive assessment of pseudo-pulmonary artery sling by echocardiography and computerized tomography.
Circulation
2001

Emergency pulmonary autograft mitral valve replacement in a child.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2001

Development of a noninvasive ultrasound color M-mode means of estimating pulmonary vascular resistance in pediatric pulmonary hypertension: mathematical analysis, in vitro validation, and preliminary clinical studies.
Circulation
2001

Changing Electrocardiographic Patterns During Medical Treatment in a Patient With Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Originating From the Pulmonary Artery.
Circulation
2001

Artificial neural network-based method of screening heart murmurs in children.
Circulation
2001

Utility of the proximal jet width in the assessment of regurgitant and stenotic orifices--effect of low velocity filter and comparison to actual vena contracta width: an in vitro and numerical study.
European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
2000

Three-dimensional imaging of aortic arch anomalies in infants and children with intravascular ultrasound catheters from a transesophageal approach.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
2000

Pressure recovery and aortic stenosis.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2000

Utility of three-dimensional ultrasound Doppler flow reconstruction of the proximal jet to quantify effective orifice area: in vitro steady and pulsatile flow studies.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
1998

Evaluating isovelocity surface area flow convergence method with finite element modeling.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
1998

Analysis of the effect of flow rate on the Doppler continuity equation for stenotic orifice area calculations: a numerical study.
Circulation
1998

Supraventricular tachycardia.
The New England journal of medicine
1995

Reversible cardiomyopathy in an infant with unrecognized congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
The Journal of pediatrics
1994

Intravascular ultrasound can assist angiographic assessment of coarctation of the aorta.
American heart journal
1994

Bronchospasm after intravenous administration of adenosine in a patient with asthma.
The Journal of pediatrics
1994

Research Interests

Dr. DeGroff's primary clinical and research interest is in non-invasive imaging, particularly pediatric and congenital echocardiography. Dr. DeGroff also is involved in research in heart-valve development and computational modeling of the cardiovascular system.