Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D., studies the application of echocardiography and stress testing to accurately detect cardiovascular disease and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Pellikka's research on noninvasive detection of cardiovascular disease and timing of intervention is directed to improvement of survival and quality of life for patients with valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, diastolic dysfunction and frailty.

Dr. Pellikka's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and intramurally.

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