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David J. Sahn M.D.

Dr. Sahn completed his medical degree at Yale University iin 1969. He is an expert in cardiac imaging and cardiac diagnosis, and is highly respected in the field of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. Dr. Sahn, who heads the Clinical Care Center for Congenital Heart Disease and Referrals, is involved with ultrasound and cardiac magnetic resonance as well as with prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease.
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics-Yale University, New Haven
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Cardiology-University of California at San Diego

Memberships and associations

  • Pediatrics, 1974; Pediatric Cardiology, 1975


  • "Non-invasive Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function with Real-Time 3-D Echocardiography." Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology  In: , Vol. 43, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. 2247-2255.
  • "Comparison of systemic right ventricular function in transposition of the great arteries after atrial switch and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries." International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging  In: , 01.07.2017, p. 1-9.
  • "Telemedicine in Pediatric Cardiology : A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association." Circulation  In: , Vol. 135, No. 11, 14.03.2017, p. e648-e678.
  • "Quantification of the area and shunt volume of multiple, circular, and noncircular ventricular septal defects : A 2D/3D echocardiography comparison and real time 3D color Doppler feasibility determination study." Echocardiography  In: , 2017.
  • "Fully integrated 2D CMUT ring arrays for endoscopic ultrasound."   2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016. Vol. 2016-November IEEE Computer Society, 2016. 7728542.
  • "Meet our editorial board member." Current Medical Imaging Reviews  In: , Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.08.2016, p. 157-158.
  • "Image-derived assessment of left ventricular mass in fetal myocardial hypertrophy by 4-dimensional echocardiography : An in vitro study." Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine  In: , Vol. 35, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 943-949.
  • "Mitigation of Variability among 3D Echocardiography-Derived Regional Strain Values Acquired by Multiple Ultrasound Systems by Vendor Independent Analysis." PLoS One  In: , Vol. 11, No. 5, 2016, p. e0153634.
  • "Non-Invasive Evaluation of Heart Function with Four-Dimensional Echocardiography." PLoS One  In: , Vol. 11, No. 5, 2016, p. e0154996.
  • "Real time three-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations of fetal left ventricular stroke volume, mass, and myocardial strain : In vitro and in vivo experimental study." Echocardiography  In: , Vol. 32, No. 11, 01.11.2015, p. 1697-1706.
  • "Cardiac mechanics in isolated bicuspid aortic valve disease with normal ejection fraction : A study of various valvular lesion types." Medicine (United States)  In: , Vol. 94, No. 47, 01.11.2015, p. e2085.
  • "Meet our editorial board member." Current Medical Imaging Reviews  In: , Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.08.2015.
  • "Electronic medical record integration with a database for adult congenital heart disease : Early experience and progress in automating multicenter data collection." International Journal of Cardiology  In: , Vol. 196, 23.07.2015, p. 178-182.
  • "Reply : The strain, the valve, and the LVOT obstruction." Journal of the American College of Cardiology  In: , Vol. 65, No. 18, 12.05.2015, p. 2051.
  • "Quantification of Shunt Volume Through Ventricular Septal Defect by Real-Time 3-D Color Doppler Echocardiography : An in Vitro Study." Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology  In: , 28.04.2015.
  • "Fetal ventricular interactions and wall mechanics during ductus arteriosus occlusion in a sheep model." Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology  In: , Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 1020-1028.
  • "Comprehensive evaluation of cardiac function and detection of myocardial infarction based on a semi-automated analysis using full-volume real time three-dimensional echocardiography." Echocardiography  In: , Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 332-338.
  • "Regional strain determination and myocardial infarction detection by three-dimensional echocardiography with varied temporal resolution." Echocardiography  In: , Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 339-348.
  • "Quantitative assessment of mitral inflow and aortic outflow stroke volumes by 3-dimensional real-time full-volume color flow doppler transthoracic echocardiography." Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine  In: , Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 95-103.
  • "Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Mechanics : Function, History, Novel Techniques, Advantages, and Pitfalls." BioMed Research International  In: , Vol. 2015, 765921, 2015.
  • "Diffuse LV Myocardial Fibrosis and its Clinical Associations in Adults With Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot." JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging  In: , 2015.
  • "Fabrication, packaging, and catheter assembly of 2D CMUT arrays for endoscopic ultrasound and cardiac imaging."   Advanced Fabrication and Manufacturing; Emerging Technology Frontiers; Energy, Health and Water- Applications of Nano-, Micro- and Mini-Scale Devices; MEMS and NEMS; Technology Update Talks; Thermal Management Using Micro Channels, Jets, Sprays. Vol. 3 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015.
  • "Right ventricular strain analysis from three-dimensional echocardiography by using temporally diffeomorphic motion estimation." Medical Physics  In: , Vol. 41, No. 12, 122902, 01.12.2014.
  • "Vector flow mapping in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to assess the relationship of early systolic left ventricular flow and the mitral valve." Journal of the American College of Cardiology  In: , Vol. 64, No. 19, 11.11.2014, p. 1984-1995.
  • "Abnormal myocardial blood flow in children with mild/moderate aortic stenosis." Cardiology in the Young  In: , Vol. 25, No. 7, 02.10.2014, p. 1358-1366.
  • "Highlights of the year in JACC 2013." Journal of the American College of Cardiology  In: , Vol. 63, No. 6, 18.02.2014, p. 570-602.
  • "Evaluation of a new 3-dimensional color Doppler flow method to quantify flow across the mitral valve and in the left ventricular outflow tract : An in vitro study." Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine  In: , Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.02.2014, p. 265-271.
  • "Ventricular strain in fetuses with aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome before and after prenatal aortic valvuloplasty." Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy  In: , Vol. 35, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 18-26.
  • "Instrumentation for Transesophageal Echocardiography."   Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2014. p. 49-71.
  • "High-Intensity focused ultrasound ablation of myocardium in vivo and instantaneous biological response." Echocardiography  In: , Vol. 31, No. 9, 2014, p. 1146-1153.

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