Dr. Sarosh Batlivala

Pediatric Cardiology
Cincinnati, OH
18 years experience male

Locations

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

Address

3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 12am - 12am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I am an interventional pediatric cardiologist with many clinical research interests.

Specialties
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Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatrics

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Likely Not But: Probably not as I am assuming she was diagnosed with a pfo on an echocardiogram. Pfos are extremely common and not necessarily related to other heart ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Stages: "full" recovery takes months. But i typically think of this in stages. The child is usually hospitalized ~10-14 days. Then the major portion of the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Generally Good: Prognosis does not depend on sex very much. It depends more on age of diagnosis and whether there are other significant medical conditions. In gener... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Possibly: Could be pulmonary hypertension. It could also be from a respiratory problem, heart problem, or in fact (and hopefully) nothing at all. I strongly r... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: Blood pressure medications are generally the primary medicines for coarctation diagnosed in adults. The ultimate treatment nearly always requires eit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: The time of diagnosis depends on the severity. Cases are diagnosed throughout life, with some cases diagnosed in the first days of life while others ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Need Surgery: All infants with tricuspid atresia will require surgery if they survive (which most do). They will ultimately require a few surgeries and this depend... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: This depends on the chemicals in the hair spray. The spray is likely safe, but i would bring the bottle to your next physician appointment and have t... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Possibly: Each medicine has specific risks in terms of causing birth defects. Some types--nitrofurantoins (one of multiple examples) which are used for UTIs--ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Can Be; Not Always: A pulmonary embolus is serious and can certainly be fatal. But an infant can survive smaller emboli. Survival depends on the size and other conditio... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Can Correct: No congenital heart disease can be "cured". We can fully correct some types though, and coarctation is one of those. But we can never make the heart... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes... Carefully: Be careful and only go to a certified and approved site. People who have had cardiac surgery may be at increased risk for developing heart infections... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
No: There are no know means of preventing Marfan syndrome.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Hard: It can be very hard to tell as infants--and children--do not often have outward symptoms. Some symptoms include breathlessness, difficulty eating, fa... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: If you question is related to it causing as, then no; there is no evidence to suggest Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes as. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Narrowing: It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body). It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Kidney's: Coarctation leads to decreased blood flow in the lower body. The kidney's sense the blood flow and release hormones to regulate blood pressure. If k... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Many: There are many. In younger patients it can lead to profound lack of blood flow to the body, organ injury, and even death. In adults, it most commonl... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Procedure : The general rule is that coarctation that is significant enough to cause symptoms/signs (e.g. Hypertension) will require a procedure to be corrected. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Possible but....: It is possible that a large pda, left untreated, could lead to fatal congestive heart failure. But this is uncommon, unless you have no access to med... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: This depends on the size of the vsd and if there are any other problems. In general, the child should be able to engage in age-appropriate activities... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Possible but...: An innocent murmur is by definition "innocent". But we (doctor's) are human and mistakes can be made. However, diagnosing an ASD in a child is gener... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes but...: Honey should be safe. I recommend to avoid eating anything unpasteurized because those items can carry disease-causing organisms. Most honey bought i... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Ultrasound: Generally diagnosed with an ultrasound test, specifically using a "doppler" measurement.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Shouldn't: Always drink in moderation. But drinking alcohol should not directly affect a typical coarctation. Please discuss your specific issues with your car... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes as long as: You recover well, there are no complications etc. But simply having open heart surgery does not preclude someone from having children in the future.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Maybe/Maybe Not: A child's pulse-ox screen will only be low if there is "blue" blood making it out to the body. In the first few hours of life, the resistance in the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Varies: Resting heart rates vary based on the age of a child. Please see the MedLine table at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003399.htm.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Embryology: It is not an evolutionary error per se. Most heart defects are spontaneous, that is, they are not due to a direct genetic defect but due to multiple ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Probably not but...: Likely no worry as long as the baby is drinking well and making wet diapers (at least one every 8 hours). But if any other concerns, then please get ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes, but...: I am a pediatric cardiologist and close PFOs. PFOs are present in 25% of the general population and is considered a normal variant (i.e. not a "condit... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
ToF/TGA: As other's mentioned, Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease in the US overall/after infancy. In some region... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Not much: They all resolve. The chylothorax develops because a specific vessel which drains lymph--a protein and fat-laden fluid that is part of the body's imm... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: The safety of pregnancy depends on numerous other issues, like your heart function (i assumed you've had a fontan) other medical issues etc. If all o... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Not many: Some people use Erythromycin as well. The problem is that few of these medicines have been studied in children, and fewer (if any) in children with c... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Multiple: Symptoms include fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty breathing--especially with exertion--and passing out among others. Please see your child's cardiolog... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
A Bit Young Now: Secundum asds do not cause long-term problems for years and years. I am an interventional pediatric cardiologist and typically do not close asds in t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Get Checked: The history of a coronary fistula should lead us to be cautious. However, sweating when sleeping would not be a common way in which a problem showed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Many Things: Many complications can arise in adults who had heart surgery as children. Abnormal heart rhythms, decreased heart function, fluid around the heart, a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Unfortunately, very.: Congestive heart failure is related to the leading cause of death in adults in the us. The symptoms vary, but in its severe form, CHF lead to signifi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: This depends on the pressure in your pulmonary arteries. A simple vsd in a young patient should not contribute to fatigue. However, if unrepaired, a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Likely Not: The structure of your heart will almost certainly remain normal--unless you've had a major heart attack or other serious event. Similarly, your ECG ha... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
10-20%: The recurrence risk of coarctation ranges from 10-20%. The risk goes up if foreign (i.e. Patch) material is used. She should follow-up with a cardio... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: Long term issues are incompletely understood. There are fewer long term problems with deep hypothermia vs regular circulatory arrest. But both sets... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
See a Doc: Tall stature is associated with Marfan syndrome. But there are many more issues necessary to make the diagnosis. The bottom line is that i would rec... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes, what is the ?.: The hemodynamics of vsds are interesting. I need more info regarding the type/size etc. But one basic principle is that blood follows the path of le... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
120 mcg/day: The fda provides an adequate intake for vit k, as opposed to a recommended daily allowance. Per the us fda, the ai of vitamin k for an adult male age... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Multiple Issues: Patients with repaired tof have many potential issues including heart rhythm problems, recurrent pulmonary artery obstruction, and pulmonary valve iss... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Maybe and maybe not: Depends on whether anything else is going on; i.e. Any symptoms, passing out, chest pain, cough? Any changes on your ecg? A few "early" heart beats ... Read More
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Sep 17, 2013
I would like to recommend Dr. Batlivala. He is providing a valuable service to the public via Healthtap. Dr Batlivala is clearly a knowledgeable cardiologist and pediatrician who educates both his col...Read More
Sep 13, 2013
An outstanding & caring pediatric interventional cardiologist who brings expert advice & meaningful insights to the entire HealthTap community
Sep 10, 2013
A very knowledge expert. We are lucky to have him practicing in Mississippi. Highly recommend.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! She is under a cardiologist's care. Last checkup was great! Thanks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Keep up the great work. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Awards

Wentworth Scholarship
Top Doctor, Second Place, Mississippi - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Jackson Region, MS - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Society for Cardiac Angiography And Interventions

Publications

Particle embolization of systemic-to-pulmonary collateral artery networks in congenital heart disease: Technique and special considerations.
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