Adrian B. Dancea


I like working with children and their families because they never cease to amaze me with their resiliency and appetite for life!

Hospital information

Academic appointments

Division Head, Pediatric Cardiology and Head, Cardiac Catherization Laboratory

Community Involvement

Fondation En Coeur/Heart of Life



BSc Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Ottawa

Medical Degree

University of Ottawa


General Pediatrics, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University


Pediatric Cardiology, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University

Fun fact about me

I am an avid tennis player and a decent cook.


Research interests

Cardiac Catherization; Pulmonary Hypertension; Health Outcomes and Safety

Selected publications

Zavalkoff SR*, Razack SI, Lavoie J, Dancea AB. Handover after pediatric heart surgery: a simple tool improves information exchange. Pediatric critical care medicine: a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 2011 May;12(3):309-13. PubMed PMID: 20975613. Epub 2010/10/27. eng.

Dancea A, Justino H, Martucci G. Catheter intervention for congenital heart disease at risk of circulatory failure. The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2013 Jul;29(7):786-95. PubMed PMID: 23790551. Epub 2013/06/26. eng.

Kantor PF, Lougheed J, Dancea A, McGillion M, Barbosa N, Chan C, et al. Presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of heart failure in children: Canadian cardiovascular society guidelines. The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2013 Dec;29(12):1535-52. PubMed PMID: 24267800. Epub 2013/11/26. eng.

Adjagba PM, Hanna B, Miro J, Dancea A, Poirier N, Vobecky S, et al. Percutaneous Angioplasty Used to Manage Native and Recurrent Coarctation of the Aorta in Infants Younger than 1 Year: Immediate and Midterm Results. Pediatric cardiology. 2014 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 24748038. Epub 2014/04/22. Eng.

Altit G, Dancea A, Renaud C, Perreault T, Lands L, Sant’Anna G. Pathophysiology, screening and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia- A review of literature. 2017 Jun;23:16-26. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.11.002. Epub 2016 Nov 9.