Dr. Pierangelo Renella is involved in multiple clinical research projects involving cardiac MRI and CT. He sub-specializes in fetal cardiology and advanced cardiovascular imaging, including fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. Dr. Renella helped develop and now co-directs the Advanced Congenital Cardiovascular Imaging program at CHOC Children’s.
Dr. Renella is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Renella attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed an advanced fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Renella is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Fetal cardiology, advanced cardiovascular imaging, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT
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Nguyen KL, Khan SN, Moriarty JM, Mohajer K, Renella P, Satou GM, Ayad I, Patel S, Boechat MI, Finn JP. High Field MR Imaging in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease: Initial Results. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jan;45(1):42-54.
Renella P, Marx GR, Zhou J, Gauvreau K, Geva T. Feasibility and Reproducibility of Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Size and Function in Pediatric Patients. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Aug;27(8):903-10.
Khan SN, Rapacchi S, Han, F, Renella P, Satou GM, Perens G, Levi DS, Hu P. High Resolution Non-Gadolinium CEMRA in Congenital Heart Disease: Initial Results in Infants at 3.0. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 2014; Abstract Poster.
Biniwale RM, Renella P, Reemtsen BL, Alejos JC. Resolution of Long-segment Aortic Stenosis following Simultaneous Heart-Liver Transplant for Familial Hypercholesterolemia. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). 2014; Abstract Poster.
Gallotti R, Renella P, Recto MR, Morchi GS. Transcatheter Fontan Fenestration & Serial Dilation of a Gore-Tex Tube to Facilitate Stent Delivery Across a Restrictive Native Atrial Septum: Late Complication of Fontan Operation. Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium. 2014; Abstract Poster.
Renella P, Phan D, Khan SN, Reemtsen B, Finn JP, Satou GM. Cost benefits of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and angiography performed earlier in the diagnostic assessment of neonatal complex congenital heart disease. Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2014; Abstract.
Mirsadraee S, Satou GM, Renella P, Hashmi A, Laks H, Finn JP. Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Paced Complex Heterotaxy Syndrome with Fontan Conduit Obstruction and Venovenous Collateral Decompression. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;8(2).
Renella P, Aboulhosn J, Lohan DG, Jonnala P, Finn JP, Satou GM, Williams RJ, Child JS. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography reliably predicts severe pulmonary regurgitation as quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Aug;23(8):880-6.
Bui YK, Renella P, Martinez JA, Verity A, Madikians A, Alejos JC. Danon disease with typical early onset cardiomyopathy in a male: focus on a novel LAMP-2 mutation. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar;12(2):246-50.
Renella P, Chang RK, Ferry DA, Bart RD, Sklansky MS. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: attitudes among pediatric residents and nurses towards fetal and neonatal management. Prenat Diagn. 2007 Nov;27(11):1045-55.
In this segment, Dr. Pierangelo Renella, CHOC Children's, talks about Cardiac MRI, the advanced non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing heart defects.
In this segment from American Health Journal, Dr. Pierangelo Renella, explains the advantages of early detection of congenital heart disease.