About Maria Victoria Tantengco, MD

Maria Victoria Tantengco is an attending pediatric cardiologist at Mass General Hospital for Children. She grew up in the metropolitan Manila area (Philippines) and obtained both her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of the Philippines.  She became a postdoctoral research fellow in cardiology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN before obtaining her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She went back to Vanderbilt for her pediatric cardiology fellowship followed by an additional year of non-invasive cardiology fellowship at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  After fellowship, she joined the Pediatric Cardiology Division of Children’s Hospital Michigan in Detroit, MI where she collaborated in several research studies in postoperative outcomes and cardiac function in chronically paced patients.  In 2003, she joined the faculty at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA before the group transitioned into private practice (Child Heart Associates) with several clinic sites in central MA and Cape Cod. Her clinical interests include pre- and post-natal echocardiographic assessment of congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease, non-invasive pediatric arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, autonomic dysfunction and preventive cardiology.

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Mass General for Children (MGfC)
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 888-644-3248

Mass General for Children: Pediatric Cardiology at Fitchburg
881 S St.
Unit 1
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 888-644-3248

Medical Education

  • MD, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
  • Residency, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship, Indiana University Health Hospitals
  • Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

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Clinical research interests primarily revolved around non-invasive echocardiographic assessment of: cardiac function in chronically paced patients, graft rejection in heart transplant patients, three-dimensional imaging, right ventricular function and postoperative aortopathy.


  • Select Publications:

    • Tantengco MV, Bates J, Ryan T, Feigenbaum H, Brown J, Darragh R, Caldwell R, Ensing G. Dynamic three-dimensional echocardiographic reconstruction of congenital cardiac septation defects. Pediatr Cardiol 1997; 18: 184-190.
    • Tantengco MV, Ross RD, Humes RA, Sullivan N, Joshi V, Clapp SK, Epstein M. Enhanced resting left ventricular filling in patients with successful coarctation repair and exercise-induced hypertension. Am Heart J 1997; 134: 1028-1088.
    • Tantengco MV, Humes RA, Clapp SK, Lobdell KW, Walters HL, Hakimi M, Epstein M. Aortic root dilation after the Ross procedure. Am J Cardiol 1999; 83: 915-920.
    • Rodriguez-Cruz E, Karpawich PP, Lieberman RA, Tantengco MV. Biventricular pacing as an alternative therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy associated with congenital heart disease. PACE 2001; 24: 235-237.
    • Tantengco MV, Thomas R, Karpawich PP. Left ventricular dysfunction following chronic right ventricular apical pacing in the young. J Am Coll of Cardiol 2001; 37: 2093-2100.
    • Chintala K, Tantengco MV. Echocardiographic Assessment of right ventricular function. Pediatric Ultrasound Today 2002; 7:66-84.
    •  Horenstein MS, Karpawich PK, Tantengco MV. Single vs. dual chamber pacing in the young; non-invasive comparative evaluation of cardiac function. PACE 2003; 26: 1208-1211.
    • Villavicencio RE, Humes RA, Epstein ME, Walters HL, Hakimi M, Thomas RL, Tantengco MV. Abrupt aortic root dilation after the Ross Procedure – is this a progressive phenomenon: J Cardiac Surgery, 2003; 18:384-389.

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