Lourdes Prieto, MD - Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist

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Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist

Dr. Lourdes Rosa Prieto is a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist within The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She joined our team from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Ohio, where since 2011 she served as director of its Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Dr. Prieto earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the same institution. Dr. Prieto then pursued a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her clinical interests include all types of transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease in both children and adults. She also has extensive experience with transcatheter treatment of acquired pulmonary vein stenosis in post-ablation patients.

Dr. Prieto is board certified in pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Prieto’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has written more than 10 book chapters, served as a reviewer for a variety of cardiology-focused publications and presented at conferences both nationally and globally. She has participated in mission trips to deliver medical care to underserved populations in Asia and Latin America, as well as volunteered her time to mentor disadvantaged youths interested in medical careers.

Dr. Prieto is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. Dr. Prieto is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. It offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Institute’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.

Almasarweh, S.I., Suntharos, P., ..., Prieto, L.R., et al (2023). Contemporary risk factors for a longer hospital stay following bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis. Cardiology in the young, 33(9), 1529-1535. View in Pubmed

Shahrier, A.Z., Chinchilli, V.M. ..., Prieto, L.R., et al (2022). The incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury resulting in vocal cord paralysis following interventional congenital catheterisation procedures. Cardiology in the young, 32(12), 1952-1956. View in Pubmed

Patel. B., Downing, T., Prieto, L.R., et al (2022). Myocardial infarction due to thrombosis of native aorta late after Fontan procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, 14(1), 72-74. View in Pubmed

Duarte, D., Prieto, L.R., Suntharos, P. (2022). Melody valve-in-valve implantation in the tricuspid position through a Fontan conduit fenestration. Annals of pediatric cardiology, 15(2), 180-182. View in Pubmed

Aquino, L., Muniz, J.C., ..., Prieto, L.R. (2022). Gore Cardioform ASD device thrombus weeks after COVID-19 infection. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions, 99(4), 1161-1164. View in Pubmed

Duarte, D., Suntharos, P., ..., Prieto, L.R. (2021). Multimodality Imaging Approach for Transcatheter Closure of an Unroofed Coronary Sinus With a Covered Stent. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, 14(10), e107-e110. View in Pubmed

Prieto, L.R. (2021). In Search of the Holy Grail for Pediatric Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 77(22), 2819-2821. View in Pubmed

Gowda, S.T., Latson, L., ..., Prieto, L.R., et al (2021). Anatomical Classification and Posttreatment Remodeling Characteristics to Guide Management and Follow-Up of Neonates and Infants With Coronary Artery Fistula: A Multicenter Study From the Coronary Artery Fistula Registry. Circulation. Cardiovascular Intervention, 14(12), e009750. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Cardiology
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Miami, FL 33155
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Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Ctr-Cardiology
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Fellowship - NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Internship - NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Residency - NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Cardiology) - Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine (Adult Congenital Heart Disease) - Certified