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David T Balzer, MD

Dr. Balzer is a pediatric cardiologist. He specializes in interventional pediatric cardiology, including interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He also manages children and adolescents with pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Balzer is happy to provide a second opinion on any heart disease diagnosis or heart disease treatment recommendation your child has been given. Dr. Balzer is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Div Of Pediatric Cardiology
55
Male
1991
1991
Cardiology-Pediatric - certified
Pediatrics - certified
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
2nd Floor Suite D
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6095
  
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Education

Medical School: St. Louis University St. Louis Missouri
Internship: Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri
Residency: Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare Open Access HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare Plan HMO
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-MCARE
Coventry Gold Advantage - MCARE
Coventry Healthcare ASO
Coventry Healthcare HMO
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Medicare Advantage & Plus
First Health Coventry
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice Care PPO
Humana Choice/Regional PPO - MCARE
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - MCARE
Humana Gold Plus HMO - MCARE
Humana POS - MCARE
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
Molina Healthcare of Illinois (IPA)
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Spontaneous Echocardiographic Contrast Associated with Portosystemic Shunt Due to Persistent Patent Ductus Venosus.Toib A, Goldstein SB, Khanna G, Canter CE, Lee CK, Balzer DT, Singh GK.Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Nov 30. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2011.00587.x. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22129147
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsDefect closure in the lipomatous hypertrophied atrial septum with the Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect closure device: a case series.Lin CH, Balzer DT, Lasala JM.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1;78(1):102-7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22858. Epub 2011 Mar 17.

PMID:
21416575
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsHypoplastic left heart associated with scimitar syndrome.McBride ME, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Goel D, Gazit AZ.Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct;30(7):1037-8. Epub 2009 Jun 4.

PMID:
19495846
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsBiventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation in small children.Gandhi SK, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Epstein DJ, Boschert TA, Canter CE.Circulation. 2008 Sep 30;118(14 Suppl):S89-93.

PMID:
18824776
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsBeyond Berlin: heart transplantation in the "untransplantable".Gandhi SK, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Canter CE.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Aug;136(2):529-31. Epub 2008 Jun 2. No abstract available.

PMID:
18692672
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsElectrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in children: is a diagnostic electrocardiogram always diagnostic?Gazit AZ, Avari JN, Balzer DT, Rhee EK.Pediatrics. 2007 Aug;120(2):440-4.

PMID:
17671071
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsSurveillance for transplant coronary artery disease in infant, child and adolescent heart transplant recipients: an intravascular ultrasound study.Nicolas RT, Kort HW, Balzer DT, Trinkaus K, Dent CL, Hirsch R, Canter CE.J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Aug;25(8):921-7. Epub 2006 Jul 11.

PMID:
16890112
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTranscatheter repair of recurrent postinfarct ventricular septal defects.Shah NR, Goldstein JA, Balzer DT, Lasala JM, Moazami N.Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov;80(5):1907-9.

PMID:
16242481
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRelation of age, severity of illness, and hemodynamics with brain natriuretic peptide levels in patients <20 years of age with heart disease.Lin NC, Landt ML, Trinkaus KM, Balzer DT, Kort HW, Canter CE.Am J Cardiol. 2005 Sep 15;96(6):847-50.

PMID:
16169375
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTranscatheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts.Balzer DT.Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2004 Oct;6(5):417-422.

PMID:
15324617
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsNovel use of the Amplatzer duct occluder to close perivalvar leak involving a prosthetic mitral valve.Kort HW, Sharkey AM, Balzer DT.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Apr;61(4):548-51.

PMID:
15065155
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTranscatheter occlusion of baffle leaks following atrial switch procedures for transposition of the great vessels (d-TGV).Balzer DT, Johnson M, Sharkey AM, Kort H.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Feb;61(2):259-63.

PMID:
14755824
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRadiofrequency perforation in the treatment of acquired left pulmonary artery atresia following repair of tetralogy of Fallot.Kort HW, Balzer DT.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Sep;60(1):79-81.

PMID:
12929107
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTranscatheter closure of recurrent postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defects utilizing the Amplatzer postinfarction VSD device: a case series.Goldstein JA, Casserly IP, Balzer DT, Lee R, Lasala JM.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Jun;59(2):238-43. Review.

PMID:
12772250
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsInhaled Nitric Oxide as a Preoperative Test (INOP Test I): the INOP Test Study Group.Balzer DT, Kort HW, Day RW, Corneli HM, Kovalchin JP, Cannon BC, Kaine SF, Ivy DD, Webber SA, Rothman A, Ross RD, Aggarwal S, Takahashi M, Waldman JD.Circulation. 2002 Sep 24;106(12 Suppl 1):I76-81.

PMID:
12354713
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsCardiac transplantation for pediatric restrictive cardiomyopathy: presentation, evaluation, and short-term outcome.Kimberling MT, Balzer DT, Hirsch R, Mendeloff E, Huddleston CB, Canter CE.J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Apr;21(4):455-9.

PMID:
11927222
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLung transplantation for pulmonary vascular disease.Mendeloff EN, Meyers BF, Sundt TM, Guthrie TJ, Sweet SC, de la Morena M, Shapiro S, Balzer DT, Trulock EP, Lynch JP, Pasque MK, Cooper JD, Huddleston CB, Patterson GA.Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan;73(1):209-17; discussion 217-9.

PMID:
11834012
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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