Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD

  • Specialties: Heart Imaging, Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian
  • Phone: 212-263-5665
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Director
Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab
Performed First-Ever
Transseptal Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
First to Describe
TUPLE Maneuver in Diagnosis of Atrial Septal Defects
Chair, American Society of Echocardiography Embolism Guidelines Committee

About Me

I was inspired to become a doctor by my great-aunt. During the 1930s she left her hometown to attend medical school and became a doctor and an assistant professor at the medical school that I would later attend. It was rare for a woman to become a doctor back then, and her bravery led me to follow in her footsteps.

As a cardiologist at NYU Langone, I specialize in cardiac imaging for percutaneous interventions, which are minimally-invasive catheter-based treatments. With cardiac imaging, I can diagnose conditions and provide the necessary imaging to guide a procedure. I collaborate with interventional cardiologists at the Heart Valve Center and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory to treat people who have structural disease, such as aortic stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation. I also work with electrophysiologists at the Heart Rhythm Center.

I’m proud to work at an institution that values teamwork. Nothing can be achieved without a wide variety of specialists, including nurses, technicians, and doctors. In 2016, we were the first team to implant a prosthetic mitral valve through the use of a catheter, which is a noninvasive procedure that avoids the need for open surgery.

Our team is always seeking to advance technologies and procedures to produce the best outcomes for our patients. We’re active in clinical trials to develop catheter treatments for heart abnormalities, including aortic and mitral valve repair.

Every day I come to work excited to be surrounded by people who are the best at what they do and passionate about patient care.


Conditions and Treatments

heart ultrasound, exercise stress test, cardiovascular imaging, congenital heart defect, heart valve disease, metabolic syndrome, occlusive vascular disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, high cholesterol level, angina, claudication, congestive heart failure, heart murmur, lipid disorder, arterial occlusive disease, arteriosclerosis, slow heartbeat, fainting, aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, sarcoidosis, renal vascular disorder, congenital heart disease, carotid artery disease, chest pain, heart throbbing, heart tumor, mitral valve prolapse, ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, chronic venous insufficiency, dilated cardiomyopathy, inflammation of the heart valve, aortic valve disease, aortic valve insufficiency, cardiac disease in pregnancy, coronary heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms, lipid metabolism, cerebrovascular disorder, acute coronary syndrome, ventricular arrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, ischemic cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure disorder, endothelial dysfunction, heart muscle disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack, rheumatic heart disease, carotid stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Credentials

Positions
  • 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

NYU Radiology Associates

97-77 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374

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Queens, NY 11375

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80-15 164th Street
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Research My Research

Interests

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 http://saric.us/echonomy which provides tools for calculating a variety of clinically useful echocardiographic parameters.

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