Echocardiography

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

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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

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Vandana Sachdev, M.D.

Director

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