The Echocardiography Laboratory, led by Dr. Vandana Sachdev, performs comprehensive cardiac imaging for NHLBI and all institutes at the NIH Clinical Center.

Vandana Sachdev, M.D.

Senior Investigator Research Interests

Research Interests

Representative research applications include:

  • 3D imaging for structural cardiac defects
  • Strain imaging for ventricular function
  • Contrast imaging for left ventricular size, function, and evaluation of intracardiac abnormalities
  • Contrast perfusion imaging of myocardium and skeletal muscle for the evaluation of microvascular flow
  • Protocol-specific imaging of patients with mitral regurgitation to evaluate newer methods for quantitation of regurgitation severity

Meet the Team

Vandana Sachdev, M.D.

Vandana Sachdev, M.D.


Vandana Sachdev, M.D., is the director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the NHLBI.