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Wolfgang A.K. Radtke, MD

Cardiologist

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Cardiology - Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, 1988

Internship

  • Rotating - Kiel University Hospitals, 1980

Residency

  • Pediatric/Pediatric Cardiology - Kiel University Children's Hospital, 1985

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Christian-Albrechts Universitat Medical School, 1980

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

  • Long-Term Outcomes Of Transcatheter Interventions

  • Case report: hepatobronchial lymphatic communications in single ventricle patients as a pathophysiological mechanism of plastic bronchitis: diagnosis and treatment.; European heart journal. Case reports; (2020).

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  • Prominent Eustachian Valve and Atrial Septal Defect Presenting With Chronic Hypoxemia in a Teenager.; World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery; (2020).

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  • Balloon angioplasty of bidirectional Glenn anastomosis.; Cardiology in the young; (2020).

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  • Early Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defect Improves Clinical Status of Symptomatic Young Children with Underlying Pulmonary Abnormalities.; Pediatric cardiology; (2020).

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  • Lymphatic Management in Single-Ventricle Patients.; Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual; (2020).

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  • Identifying Subclinical Coronary Abnormalities and Silent Myocardial Ischemia After Arterial Switch Operation.; Pediatric cardiology; (2019).

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  • Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using the AMPLATZER™ duct occluder II (ADO II).; Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions; (2017).

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  • The Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ for Vascular Embolization in Children With Congenital Heart Diseases.; Journal of interventional cardiology; (2017).

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  • Initial clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ in transcatheter occlusion of PDAs in extremely premature infants.; Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions; (2016).

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  • Maladaptive aortic properties after the Norwood procedure: An angiographic analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial.; The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery; (2016).

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  • Coronary artery problems late after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries.; Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society; (2015).

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  • Acquired discrete subaortic stenosis in solid organ transplant recipients.; Pediatric transplantation; (2014).

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  • Hybrid palliation for critical systemic outflow obstruction: neither rapid stage 1 Norwood nor comprehensive stage 2 mitigate consequences of early risk factors.; The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery; (2014).

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  • Improving early outcomes following hybrid procedure for patients with single ventricle and systemic outflow obstruction: defining risk factors; European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery; (2014).

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  • Device closure of secundum atrial septal defects in infants weighing less than 8 kg.; Pediatric cardiology; (2014).

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  • Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.; The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery; (2013).

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  • Bilateral pulmonary arterial banding results in an increased need for subsequent pulmonary artery interventions.; The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery; (2013).

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  • Intervention for recoarctation in the single ventricle reconstruction trial: incidence, risk, and outcomes.; Circulation; (2013).

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  • Hard choices for high-risk patients with critical left ventricular outflow obstruction: contemporary comparison of hybrid versus surgical strategy.; World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery; (2010).

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  • Complex atrial septal defect: percutaneous repair guided by three-dimensional echocardiography.; Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.); (2010).

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  • Bailout after failed biventricular management of critical aortic stenosis: another application of the hybrid approach.; The Annals of thoracic surgery; (2009).

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  • Stage II reconstruction after hybrid palliation for high-risk patients with a single ventricle.; The Annals of thoracic surgery; (2008).

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  • Improving the outcome of high-risk neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: hybrid procedure or conventional surgical palliation?; European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery; (2008).

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  • Right ventricular outflow tract stent as a bridge to surgery in a premature infant with tetralogy of Fallot.; The Annals of thoracic surgery; (2006).

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  • Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using the new Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: results of the U.S. phase I trial.; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; (2006).

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  • Characteristics of the interatrial communication in patients undergoing transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defects for cryptogenic stroke.; Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.); (2005).

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  • Vascular access and management of its complications.; Pediatric cardiology; (2005).

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  • Predictors of residual defects following closure of defects in the oval fossa using the Amplatzer device: echocardiography recapitulates morphometry.; Cardiology in the young; (2003).

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  • Early and late results of thrombolytic therapy using tissue-type plasminogen activator to restore arterial pulse after cardiac catheterization in infants and small children.; The American journal of cardiology; (2003).

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  • Palliative stent implantation for aortic coarctation in premature infants weighing <1,500 g.; The American journal of cardiology; (2002).

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  • Patterns of late diameter change after balloon angioplasty of branch pulmonary artery stenosis: evidence for vascular remodeling.; Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions; (2002).

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  • Experience with use of multiplane transesophageal echocardiography to guide closure of atrial septal defects using the amplatzer device.; Pediatric cardiology; (2002).

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  • Rapid development of a large systemic-to-pulmonary vein fistula after bidirectional Glenn shunt and successful closure with an Amplatzer duct occluder.; Circulation; (2001).

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  • Aortopulmonary collateral flow in the Fontan patient: does it matter?; The Annals of thoracic surgery; (2001).

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  • Transcatheter reconstruction of obliterated superior vena cava with additional obliteration of right internal jugular and subclavian vein.; Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions; (2000).

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  • Transcatheter closure of multiple atrial septal defects. Initial results and value of two- and three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography.; European heart journal; (2000).

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  • Percutaneous catheter interventions to replace surgery: how far have we come, how far can we go?; Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975); (1999).

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  • Images in cardiovascular medicine. Successful transcatheter retrieval of an air gun pellet and adherent thrombus from a pulmonary artery branch.; Circulation; (1998).

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  • Transcatheter fenestration of hemi-Fontan baffles after completion of Fontan physiology using balloon dilatation and stent placement.; Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis; (1998).

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  • Current therapy of the patent ductus arteriosus.; Current opinion in cardiology; (1998).

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  • Gadopentetate dimeglumine and iodinated contrast media. Hemodynamic side effects after bolus injections in pigs.; Investigative radiology; (1997).

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  • Core curriculum for the training of pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists: report of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions Committee on Pediatric Cardiology Training Standards.; Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis; (1996).

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  • Percutaneous radiofrequency valvotomy using a standard 5Fr electrode catheter for pulmonary atresia in neonates.; The American journal of cardiology; (1996).

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  • Heterotaxia syndrome and autosomal dominant inheritance.; American journal of medical genetics; (1995).

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  • Interventional pediatric cardiology: state of the art and future perspective.; European journal of pediatrics; (1994).

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  • Balloon dilation catheters.; Pediatric clinics of North America; (1990).

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  • Coil embolization to occlude aortopulmonary collateral vessels and shunts in patients with congenital heart disease.; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; (1989).

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  • Pulsed holmium laser ablation of cardiac valves.; Lasers in surgery and medicine; (1989).

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  • Comparison of digital with conventional ventriculography for quantitative right ventricular studies.; Cardiovascular and interventional radiology; (1988).

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  • Acute complications of catheter therapy for congenital heart disease.; The American journal of cardiology; (1987).

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  • Percutaneous balloon valvotomy of congenital pulmonary stenosis using oversized balloons.; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; (1986).

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  • Myocardial imaging by digital subtraction angiography for left ventricular mass measurement.; Herz; (1985).

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  • Right ventricular imaging with digital subtraction angiocardiography using intraventricular contrast injection.; The American journal of cardiology; (1984).

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  • Late results of valve xenograft conduits between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries in patients with pulmonary atresia and extreme tetralogy of Fallot.; The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon; (1984).

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  • Assessment of left ventricular muscle volume by digital angiocardiography.; Investigative radiology; (1983).

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  • Quantitative analysis of structure and function of the cardiovascular system by roentgen-video-computer techniques.; Mayo Clinic proceedings; (1982).

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