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Dr. Charissa Pockett BSc, MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor Pediatric Cardiology

Address
Rm 3715, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Research Area(s)

  • Pediatric Heart Failure
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome
  • Incidence and predictive factors associated with right ventricular dysfunction following left ventricular assist device implantation
  • Psychiatric Disorders following ventricular assist device implantation in pediatric patients

About

Education
2014-2015 - Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
2009-2012 - Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2005-2009 - Pediatric Resident, Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2002-2005 - Doctor of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1999-2002 - Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Current Research

  • A Pilot Intervention Study for Children with Congenital Heart Defects: CHAMPS- Children’s Healthy heart camp in Saskatchewan Principal Investigators: Dr. Marta Erlandson, Dr. Corey Tomczak, Dr. Kristi Wright
  • The Role of Cardiac Catheterization Following Single Ventricle Surgical Palliation: Characteristics and Outcomes. Supervisor: Dr. John Moore
  • Melody valve implantation a single center study: outcome, complications, technical aspects and the role of 3D rotational angiography. Supervisor: Dr. Howaida El-Said
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome: Is a Prophylactic Ladd Procedure Necessary in Asymptomatic Patients? Supervisors: Dr. Lindsay Ryerson and Dr. Bryan Dicken

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Congential Heart Disease
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome
  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Selected Publications

  • Pockett C, Moore J, EL-Said H. Dramatic Improvement of RV function after Percutaneous obliteration of the LV cavity to eliminate coronary steal in an infant with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Annals of Cardiovascular Surgery, submitted

  • Pockett C, Moore J, El-Said H. 3D Rotational Angiography For Assessment Of Coronary Arteries During Melody Valve Implantation: Introducing A Technique That May Improve Outcomes. Netherlands Heart Journal, in press.

  • Ding, L, Pockett C, Moore J, El-Said H. Long Sheath use in femoral artery catheterizations in infants <15 kg is associated with a higher thrombosis rate: Proposed Protocol for Detection and Management. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 2016. In press.

  • Hogeweide E, S Fusnik, J Fries, MJ Haykowsky, MK Stickland, S Runalls, A Kakadekar, S Pharis, C Pockett, M Erlandson, CR Tomczak. Impaired Autonomic Control of Heart Rate at Rest and Slower Post-Exercise Heart Rate Kinetics in Children with Congenital Heart Defects. Circulation 133(AP041): 2016.

  • Tomczak CR, Fusnik S, Hogeweide E, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MK, Runalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Erlandson M. Muscle Metaboreflex Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure in Children with Congenital Heart Defects. Circulation 133(AP040): 2016.

  • Fries J, Erlandson M, Hogeweide E, Fusnik S, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MK, Runnalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Wright K, Tomczak CR. Reduced Aerobid Fitness Despite Healthy Body Composition in Physically Active Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2016. 48 (5 Suppl 1):1015 Karimova A,

  • Pockett CR, Lasuen N, Dedieu N, Rutledge J, Fenton M, VanderPluym C, Rebeyka IM, Dominguez TE, Buchholz H. Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Children Supported with Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Devices. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in press.

  • Pockett CR, Dicken BJ, Rebeyka IM, Ross DB, Ryerson LM.  Heterotaxy and Intestinal Rotation Abnormalities: A Survey of Institutional Practice.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2013. 48(10): 2078-2083

 

  • Pockett CR, Chan S, Smallhorn J.  Aortico-left Ventricular Tunnel: The Elusive Diagnosis.  Pediatric Cardiology, 2013. 34(7): 1743-1745

 

  • Pockett CR, Dicken B, Rebeyka IM, Ross DB, Ryerson LM.  Heterotaxy Syndrome: Is a prophylactic Ladd procedure necessary in asymptomatic patients?  Pediatric Cardiology, 2013. 34(1): 59-63.

 

  • Pockett CR, Soni R, Mackie A. Innominate vein vascular ring provides novel insight into systemic venous embryogenesis.  Cardiology in the Young, 2012. 22: 469-471.

 

  • Pockett CR, Thompson G.  Adherence of Families to the Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis Protocol used in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Emergency Department.  Pediatric Emergency Care, 2011. 27(5): 374-378.

 

  • Pockett CR, Kirk V.  Periodic limb movements in sleep and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Are they related?  Paediatrics & Child Health, 2006. 11(6): 355-357.


Presentations and Abstracts:

  • Hogeweide E, Fusnik S, Fries J, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MK, Runalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Erlandson M, Tomczak CR. Impaired Autonomic Control of Heart Rate at Rest and Slower Post-Exercise Heart Rate Kinetics in Children with Congenital Heart Defects. -Presentation at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention – Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, United States. March 1 - 4, 2016.
  • Tomczak, CR, Fusnik S, Hogeweide E, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MK, Runalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Erlandson M. Muscle Metaboreflex Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. -Presentation at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention – Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, United States. March 1 - 4, 2016.
  • Fusnik S, Stickland MS, Hogeweide E, Fries J, Haykowsky MJ, Runalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Wright K, Erlandson M, Tomczak CR. Arterial Stiffness in Physically Active Children with Congenital Heart Disease and Low Aerobic Fitness. -Presentation at the American College of Sport Medicine’s 63rd Annual Meeting, 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Energy Balance, Boston MA, United States. May 31 - June 4, 2016.
  • Fries F, Erlandson M, Hogeweide E, Fusnik S, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MS, Runalls S, Kakadekar A, Pharis S, Pockett C, Wright K, Tomczak CR. Reduced Aerobic Fitness Despite Healthy Body Composition in Physically Active Children with Congenital Heart Disease. -Presentation at the American College of Sport Medicine’s 63rd Annual Meeting, 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Energy Balance, Boston MA, United States. May 31 - June 4, 2016.
  • Pathak SJ, Pockett CR, Moore JW, El-Said HG.  Effect of Balloon: Annulus Ratio on Incidence of Pulmonary Insufficiency Following Valvuloplasty. -Poster: 2014 Ed Quigley Clinical Research Symposium, San Diego, California, USA, November 2014
  • Galante GJ, Schantz DI, Myers KA, Pockett CR, Rebeyka IM, Ross DB, Mackie AS. Pericardial Effusion Following Open Heart Surgery in Children: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes. - Poster: Vascular 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2013
  • Pockett CR, Dicken B, Rutledge J, Rebeyka I, Ross DB, Mackie AS, Ryerson LM. Heterotaxy Syndrome: Is a prophylactic Ladd procedure necessary in asymptomatic patients? Abstract: The cardiovascular Journal of Africa 24(1): 202. Poster: 6th World Congress Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa, February 2013
  • Pockett CR, LaFrance R, Moore J, Wilkes H, Buchholz H.  Psychiatric Disorders following Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Pediatric Patients- Poster: International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Pockett CR, Rutledge J, Ross DB, Buchholz H.  Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric® use in Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: A case report. -Junior Faculty Poster: International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Pockett CR, Dicken B, Rutledge J, Rebeyka I, Ross DB, Ryerson LM.  Heterotaxy Syndrome and Intestinal Rotation Abnormalities: A survey of institutional practice - Abstract: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery 2012, Vol 3 (2) page NP30 - Poster: CHOP 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease. February 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Karimova A, Pockett CR, Buchholz H. Right Heart Failure in Children Bridged to Transplantation with Ventricular Assist Devices: Is It a Problem? - Oral Presentation: International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 2011, San Diego, California, USA
  • Pockett CR, Rutledge J, Ross DB, Buchholz H. Berlin Heart EXCOR® use in Pediatric Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: a case report. - Poster: Canadian Society of Transplantation annual Scientific Meeting, March 2011, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
  • Pockett CR, VanderPluym C, Dicken B, Rutledge J, Rebeyka I, Ross DB, Ryerson LM. Heterotaxy Syndrome: Is a Prophylactic Ladd Procedure Necessary in Asymptomatic Patients? - Abstract: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery 2011, Vol 2 (1) pages 191-192