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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala

Pediatric Cardiology
Cincinnati, OH
17 years experience male

Locations

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

Address

3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

326 Answers
1.1K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Muscle Spasm: This may be a muscle spasm. These spasms sometimes occur without identifiable cause. The twitching "vein" was likely a muscle. If this continues, or w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes but very rarely: It is possible to have an infection in the heart which weakens the atrial septum (causing an aneurysm) or even creates a complete holes (atrial septal... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
See a doctor: I am a pediatric cardiologist. The other responses here are all helpful. How do you know the HR increase during exercise is dangerous. And I am assumi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
I would call your doctor to confirm this. A fetal HR of 70 is abnormal and I'd be surprised if even a fairly incompetent doctor wasnt concerned about ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of the coarctation. Some are very mild. I suspect your child has hypertension which lead to the coarctation diagnosis. I... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
No / Yes: The device will not have to be replaced. But everyone born with structural heart disease should visit a cardiologist trained in adult congenital hear... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Exaggerated reflex: The normal response when we go from laying, to seated, and standing positions (postural) is to have a slight decrease in blood pressure and slight inc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Quite Some Time: Getting back to riding a bicycle can take some time, and football much longer (if at all). Kids generally are able to go out and play ~1-2 months aft... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
No: The single umbilical artery did not cause those issues. Single umbilical arteries are related to many issues (though not specifically related to the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possibly: People who are born with heart disease have a slightly higher risk of having children with any form of heart disease. The risk is minimally increased... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Not likely: Some asds do spontaneously close, but 14mm is a bit large so it is unlikely. You can close asds in the cath lab or by surgery. The options depend on... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Likely Compromise: Unfortunately, a "borderline" left ventricle and as will likely have some long term effect. That does not mean your child cannot live a meaningful an... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possible to pass on: Congenital heart disease is not infectious per se. There are some infections which can cause heart defects in the fetuses of pregnant women though. Al... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Get Checked: Diagnosing Marfan syndrome depends on specific criteria (ghent criteria). The signs you mentioned could be consistent with marfan, but more informati... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: Pdas can be treated in the cath lab or with surgery. You only need to prepare but not allowing your child to eat or drink the night before the proce... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 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.
A female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Probably Not But..: A pac is an early heart beat. They are very common, especially in infancy. A pfo is a connection between the top two chambers of the heart; 25% of ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possibly: There may be some affect on social interactions and friendship. However, studies have been mixed and there is no conclusive evidence that having a sib... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Not Necessarily!: Please discuss this with your doctor. Many people with Marfan have children. But many people with Marfan have significant heart and other issues and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Anytime: There is no specific "cut-off" age. The timing of surgery--and age it is done--depend on the individual's factors. Please discuss your specific opti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possible: Every child is different, so it is impossible to predict what will happen to your child. Remember that statistics apply to a whole population, not eac... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Not Directly: Coarctation itself should not directly affect lymph drainage. The thoracic duct runs near the aorta, but is generally not affected by coarctation. A... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: The specific prognosis depends on age of diagnosis, other medical conditions, any problems prior to diagnosis, and the location of the lesion which af... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possibly: As does not resolve. But it can remain stable. If you underwent treatment (e.g. Surgery or cath) then you should follow-up regularly with your cardi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes but: If your child was diagnosed with a pda, i assume it was done with an echocardiogram. So any other major heart disease should have been seen. Please ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Many but...: There are many long term issues, but most have become relatively minimal, especially with asds. We know that there's an association that all children... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Higher Chances: We know that children born to parents who had congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of being born with some form of chd themselves. The r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
No: You shouldn't be able to hear it without a stethoscope. A murmur loud enough to hear without a stethoscope is essentially unheard of. If this is the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
No: Some asds do close spontaneously, but there is unfortuantely no medicine that can be given to make them close.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: The size and severity of the pe determine the long term effects. Small pes can be "relatively" well tolerated in that the child survives and does not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
All of the above: The answers you have received are very helpful. The specific care depends on the heart condition your child has; I would leave that to your child's ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possibly, but...: A bulging fontanel is associated with meningitis. But babies with meningitis have other issues, which may include fevers, poor feeding, lethargy. An... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes: There is no evidence that eating curry can harm your fetus. Some people say eating spicy foods like curry can cause you to go into labor. There is n... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes, but complex: There is a hereditary component to atrial septal defects. Some patients with known genetic syndromes have ASDs as well. In most cases though, the mech... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: I assume the fissure is bleeding. In any case, minor bleeding is a common, and very annoying, issue with children on aspirin. In the vast majority o... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
There are many types: Many types of irregular heart beats exist. Normal heart beat starts in right atrium ("top" chamber") moves to crux of the heart, and then spreads to ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: There are two ways to approach a coarctation, "from the front" (i.e. Through the sternum) or "the side" (i.e. Between ribs), both are safe and depend... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possible, unlikely: The compatibility of a recipient and donor depends on many factors. Size of the heart is one. In general, a pre-teen's heart is unlikely to be of adeq... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
~3-5%: When a person has chd, or has a child with chd, their future offspring have a slightly higher risk of having chd as well (i'm sure you know this). Th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: Heart problems can manifest in many different ways, depending on the type of problem and age of the child. Infants may turn blue or have a hard time e... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Blood Flow: If a child is diagnosed with coarctation, then the circulation of blood is almost certainly negatively effected. Infants that present with coarctatio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes, but depends: "minimally invasive" is a broad term. But many lesions can be done with "minimally invasive" techniques. And new techniques are being developed with... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Depends: This depends on the heart lesion. Many forms of heart disease are now treated successfully with surgery. In those cases, the open heart surgery is v... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Can Be: This depends on the specifics of your Marfan's (i.e. Degree of heart disease, skeletal issues, eye issues) and how you define "limit". Many people wi... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Not Likely: The diagnosis depends on specific physical criteria (ghent criteria). I am not abreast of the most recent genetic diagnostic tests, but i can quite c... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes In Moderation: Moderate cardiovascular exercise is good. But as with anything, extremes can be problematic. Performing too much or too strenuous dancing can cause ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Agree... possible: Your former answer says it all. Monitor the hernia and follow-up with your pediatrician regularly. One thing to remember is to check the hernia if y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Not Recommended: I am writing with your child's best interest at heart. Rapid weight loss in teens can have serious consequences, especially in summer with the risk o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Possible Problem: Developing itchiness is a concerning sign with a birthmark. Additional concerning signs are growth, color change, irregular borders, and significant ... 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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I saw a doctor and they ran tests and said I was fine. I see a therapist and have depression. Also I used to smoke weed daily but stopped
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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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