Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD

  • Specialties: Heart Imaging, Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian
  • Phone: 212-263-5665
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About Me

Conditions and Treatments

heart ultrasound, exercise stress test, cardiovascular imaging, congenital heart defect, heart valve diseases, renovascular, coronary heart disease, lipid disorders, ischemic cardiomyopathy, arterial occlusive disease, endothelial dysfunction, heart attack, high blood pressure disorder, mitral valve prolapse (MVP), atrial fibrillation, cardiac disease in pregnancy, inflammation of the heart valve, heart muscle disease, atherosclerosis, congenital heart disease, heart tumor, sarcoidosis, ventricular arrhythmia, chest pain, fainting, ventricular fibrillation, rheumatic heart disease, slow heartbeat, chronic venous insufficiency, claudication, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic valve insufficiency, aortic valve disease, metabolic syndrome, ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, carotid stenosis, lipid metabolism, acute coronary syndrome, arteriosclerosis, an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), mitral valve stenosis, aortic valve stenosis, carotid artery disease, mitral regurgitation (MR), high cholesterol level, heart murmur, angina, cerebrovascular disorder, vascular disease occlusive, heart throbbing, abnormal heart rhythms, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
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  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1999
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University, Cardiology, 1999
  • PhD from New York University, 1992
  • MD from Sarajevo University, 1985

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NYU Non-Invasive Cardiology Associates

550 1st Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research


3D echocardiography, structural heart disease, stress echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, three dimensional echocardiography

Research Summary

Dr. Saric has advanced the technique of 3D transesophageal echocardiography, described the“tilt-up-then-left” or TUPLE maneuver, which improves the diagnosis of atrial septal defects (ASDs), ascertains the important anatomic relationships of ASDs to surrounding structures, and facilitates communication between echocardiographers and interventional cardiologists or cardiac surgeons performing ASD closures. The maneuver also helps guide the transseptal puncture during percutaneous procedures that require access to the left heart.

His research lead to numerous articles and book chapters in the field of echocardiography. The books he contributed to include Dynamic Echocardiography: A Case-Based Approach, Textbook of Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography, Comprehensive Atlas of 3D Echocardiography, Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography, Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool, Cardiology Board Review, The CCU Survival Guide, Echocardiography in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Chaser Pathway for the Management of Pericardial Disease. 

He has also created the web site which provides tools for calculating a variety of clinically useful echocardiographic parameters.

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
represents one publication


  • Rapid Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Failure after Temporary Left Ventricular Assist Device Support

    Schubmehl, Heidi B; Saric, Muhamed; Vainrib, Alan F; Williams, Mathew; Balsam, Leora B Schubmehl, Heidi B; Saric, Muhamed; Vainrib, Alan F; Williams, Mathew; Balsam, Leora B
    Heart surgery forum. 2017 Dec 12. 20 (6): E256-E257

  • Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices

    Vainrib, Alan F.; Bamira, Daniel G.; Saric, Muhamed Vainrib, Alan F.; Bamira, Daniel G.; Saric, Muhamed
    Current cardiovascular imaging reports. 2017 Dec 01. 10 (12): ?-?

  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion/Exclusion: Procedural Image Guidance with Transesophageal Echocardiography

    Vainrib, Alan F; Harb, Serge C; Jaber, Wael; Benenstein, Ricardo J; Aizer, Anthony; Chinitz, Larry A; Saric, Muhamed Vainrib, Alan F; Harb, Serge C; Jaber, Wael; Benenstein, Ricardo J; Aizer, Anthony; Chinitz, Larry A; Saric, Muhamed
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2017 Nov 17. ?-?

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