Dr Jan Marek is an expert in paediatric cardiology. He has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for six years is currently head of the Echocardiography and Prenatal Cardiology and Senior Lecturer of Institute of Child’s Health at University College London.
Paediatric and Prenatal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease
Qualifications and training
Jan Marek trained as paediatric cardiologist in Prague, Houston, and Toronto. Since 1991 he has specialised in paediatric and prenatal echocardiography and had contributed to establishing ECHO departments in Prague (University Hospital Motol), Munich (Deutsches Herzzentrum) and London (GOSH). He also participated in developing nation-wide foetal cardiac screening program in the Czech Republic.
He completed five grants as principal investigator, published one text book and 39 articles in per review journals. Among others, he was a chairman of Paediatric Cardiology working group of the Czech Society of Cardiology (1997-1999), in 1999-2002 member of council of Foetal Working Group of Association of European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) and currently is a chair of the Imaging Working Group of the AEPC and co-organiser of European educational program in Paediatric Echocardiography under the AEPC and European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/ European Association of Echocardiography (EAE).
Marek J, Tomek V, Škovránek J, Povýšilová V, Šamánek M. et al. Prenatal ultrasound screening of congenital heart disease in an unselected population: A 21- year experience. Heart 2011, 97:124-30.
Marek,J. Škovránek,J. Jičínská,H. Navrátil,J. Janoušek,J: Prenatal diagnosis and treatment of supraventricular tachycardia. Cor Vasa 2003, 45:584-591
Tomek V, Marek J, Jicínská H, Skovránek J. Fetal cardiology in the Czech Republic: current management of prenatally diagnosed congenital heart diseases and arrhythmias. Physiol Res. 2009, 58:159-66
New Techniques in Echocardiography
Marek,J. Fenton,MJ, Khambadkone,S: Aortic anomalies, coarctation and interrupted aortic arch. In: Laim,W. Cohen, M. Geva,T. Mertens, L. [eds]: Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell publishers, 2009, pp. 339-361.
Eicken,A. Petzuch,K. Marek,J. Vogel,M. Hager,A. Vogt,M. Škovránek,J. Busch,R. Schreibend,Ch. Hess,J.: Characteristics of Doppler myocardial echocardiography in patients with tricuspid atresia after total cavopulmonary connection with preserved systolic ventricular function. Int J Cardiol 2007, 116:212-218
Johnson MC, Kirkham FJ, Redline S, Rosen CL, Yan Y, Roberts I, Gruenwald J, Marek J, DeBaun MR. Left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction in children with sickle cell disease are related to asleep and waking oxygen desaturation. Blood 2010, 116:16-21
Dragulescu A, Bilska K, Van Doorn C, Goldman A, Marek J. Biventricular Pacing as Bridge to Rapid Recovery in Infancy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010, 23:1008
Sridharan S, Dedieu N, Marek J. Power Doppler trhree-dimansional visualisation of aortic arch interruption in fetal life. Heart 2010, 96:1190
Ilina MV, Abrams DJ, Lowe MD, Marek J. Dyssynchronous left ventricular failure in infancy secondary to right sided pre-excitation documented by speckle tracking echocardiography and successfully treated by pacing and radiofrequency ablation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010, 31:897-900
Bilska KMG, Kehrens CMJ, Riley G, Marek J. Subject: Subcostal Real-Time 3D Echocardiography in atrial septal defects: 3D reconstruction of ovale fossa defect, superior caval vein defect with partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and inferior caval vein defect. Cardiol Young 2011, 19:1-7
Appointments via PA (Selina Roberts):
Telephone: 0207 405 9200 / Ext 8139 RoberS2@gosh.nhs.uk
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