William J. Rashkind, M.D., FAAP, died July 6 of cancer at his home in Marion, Pa. He was 64.
A member of the AAP Section on Cardiology, Dr. Rashkind spent more than 30 years working to save the lives of critically ill children.
He was a pioneer in the nonsurgical repair of certain congenital heart defects using catheter techniques. He earned an international reputation with the balloon catheter, which became known as the Rashkind catheter.