Daniela Lax, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology Section

AHSC 3302
P.O. Box 245073
Tucson AZ 85724-5073

(520) 626-6508
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  • University of Wisconsin, 1981
  • Residency University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic (Pediatrics) 1984
  • Fellowship University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic (Pediatric Cardiology) 1988
Selected Publications: 

Cragun DT, Lax D, Butman SM. Look before you close: atrial septal defect with undiagnosed partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 66(3):432-5, 2005.

Herron SB, Lax D, Zamora R. Successful thrombolysis of acute left atrial thrombi in two pediatric patients following interventional cardiac catheterization. J Invasive Cardiol. 16(1):35-9, 2004.

Klewer SE, Samson RA, Donnerstein RL, Lax D, Zamora R, Goldberg SJ. Comparison of accuracy of diagnosis of congenital heart disease by history and physical examination versus echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 89(11):1329-31, 2002.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Martha Eicher (MSRP 1989): "Effects of dehydration and subsequent hydration on mitral valve prolapse."

Martha Eicher (MSRP 1990): "Effects of mild diuresis and subsequent hydration on mitral valve motion II."

Doug Smith (MSRP 1997): "Mechanism for mitral valve prolapse."

NIH High School Student Research Program: 

-Andrea L. Stevenson, Santa Rita High School, 1990

Last Updated: 
November 18, 2015