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Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FACP, FACC

The Anthony N. DeMaria Professor of Medicine
Assistant Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic CT/MRI Imaging

Practice areas

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Structural Heart Program

Faculty rank

Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Imaging

Education

Degree

St. George's University, School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Residency

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston

Fellowship

Adult Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston 
Noninvasive Cardiology and Heart Failure, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
National Board of Echocardiography
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Additional information

Profile

My name is Vincent L. Sorrell; I received my medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. I completed an internal medicine residency and an adult cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. I also completed a fellowship in noninvasive cardiology and heart failure at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. I have been named a Best Doctor and a Top 100 Physician. I am also an echo, nuclear, cardiac CT and MRI specialist.

I specialize in cardiovascular imaging. I am available for consultation to help identify the best imaging study for a particular diagnosis.

Research/Publications

  1. Sorrell VL. Citation inflation: when the adoption of a new technique becomes an avenue for publication. Echocardiography. 2016 Jul 11.
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  2. Hilal T, Anthony LB, Sorrell VL. Unexpected Cardiac Masses. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Dec;1(9):1343-4.
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  3. Campbell KS, Sorrell VL. Cell- and molecular-level mechanisms contributing to diastolic dysfunction in HFpEF. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Nov 15;119(10):1228-32.
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  4. Stromp TA, Leung SW, Andres KN, Jing L, Fornwalt BK, Charnigo RJ, Sorrell VL, Vandsburger MH. Gadolinium free cardiovascular magnetic resonance with 2-point Cine balanced steady state free precession. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015;17:90.
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  5. Spacek M, Sorrell VL, Veselka J. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in the Current Era of Carotid Artery Stenting. Ultraschall Med. 2015 Aug;36(4):337-41.
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  6. Sorrell VL. The reply. Am J Med. 2013 Jan; 126(1):e11. PMID: 23260507.
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  7. Winkler MA, von Herrmann PF, Brooks MA, Hoopes CW, Attili A, Sorrell VL. Synthetic ECG-Gated Cardiac Computed Tomography for In Vivo Imaging of the Temporary Total Artificial Heart. Circulation. 2013 Jan 1; 127(1):e4-5. PMID: 23283866.
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  8. Sorrell VL, Pancyzk E, Alpert JS. A new disease: bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy syndrome. Am J Med. 2012 Apr; 125(4):322-3. PMID: 22444095.
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  9. Plaisance BR, Winkler MA, Attili AK, Sorrell VL. Congenital bicuspid aortic valve first presenting as an aortic aneurysm. Am J Med. 2012 Apr; 125(4):e5-7. PMID: 22444113.
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  10. Moukabary T, Faletra FF, Kronzon I, Thomas W, Sorrell VL. Three-dimensional echocardiography in the electrophysiology laboratory. Echocardiography. 2012 Jan; 29(1):117-22. PMID: 23186296.
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  11. Sorrell VL, Ross WD, Kumar S, Kalra N. Left ventricular endocardial and epicardial border length delineation with perflutren contrast during transthoracic echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2011 Aug; 28(7):761-6. PMID: 21564278.
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  12. Sorrell VL, Paleru V, Altbach MI, Hilwig RW, Kern KB, Gaballa M, Ewy GA, Berg RA. Mild hypothermia delays the development of stone heart from untreated sustained ventricular fibrillation--a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011; 13:17. PMID: 21375776.
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  13. Kalra N, Klewer SE, Raasch H, Sorrell VL. Update on tetralogy of Fallot for the adult cardiologist including a brief historical and surgical perspective. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 May-Jun; 5(3):208-19. PMID: 20576040.
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  14. Marcus F, Basso C, Gear K, Sorrell VL. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Apr 1; 105(7):1036-9. PMID: 20346327.
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  15. Lax D, Bhatt RD, Klewer SE, Sorrell VL. Are all ventricular septal defects created equal? J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Jul; 23(7):791.e5-7. PMID: 20097530.
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  16. Unger W, Diller M, Kalra N, Sorrell VL. Prognostic value of echocardiography with particular reference to patients with valvular heart disease. F1000 Med Rep. 2009; 1. PMID: 20948679.
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  17. Attaran RR, Ramaraj R, Sorrell VL, Movahed MR. Poor correlation of estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure between echocardiography and right heart catheterization in patients awaiting cardiac transplantation: results from the clinical arena. Transplant Proc. 2009 Nov; 41(9):3827-30. PMID: 19917395.
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  18. Wilson D, Kalra N, Brody EA, Van Dyk H, Sorrell VL. Left atrial appendage aneurysm-a rare anomaly with an atypical presentation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Nov-Dec; 4(6):489-93. PMID: 19925547.
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  19. Kalra N, Copeland JG, Sorrell VL. Tricuspid regurgitation after orthotopic heart transplantation. Echocardiography. 2010 Jan; 27(1):1-4. PMID: 19725847.
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  20. Kalra N, Khetpal P, Sorrell VL. Seriously stressed. Am J Med. 2009 Aug; 122(8):735-7. PMID: 19635275.
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  21. Kudithipudi V, Kalra N, Bhatt RD, Sorrell VL. Comparison of LVEF obtained with single-plane RAO ventriculography and echocardiography in patients with and without obstructive coronary artery disease. Echocardiography. 2009 Jul; 26(6):630-7. PMID: 19594812.
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  22. Kalra N, Amabile OL, Copeland JG, Sorrell VL. Compelling argument for an agitated saline bubble study prior to cardiac transplantation. J Card Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug; 24(4):446-8. PMID: 19583616.
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  23. Kalra N, Sattur S, Sorrell VL. Prognostic value of megatroponinemia after myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 2009 Apr; 122(4):392-4. PMID: 19332235.
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  24. Peters CM, Kalra N, Sorrell VL. Extensive recurrent cardiac lipoma. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 Jul-Aug; 3(4):282-3. PMID: 19577219.
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  25. Sorrell VL, Kumar S, Kalra N. Cardiac imaging in right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia--how does cardiac imaging assist in understanding the morphologic, functional, and electrical changes of the heart in this disease? J Electrocardiol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 42(2):137.e1-10. PMID: 19236999.
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  26. Ramaraj R, Sorrell VL, Movahed MR. Levels of troponin release can aid in the early exclusion of stress-induced (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy. Exp Clin Cardiol. 2009; 14(1):6-8. PMID: 19492036.
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  27. Sorrell VL, Ross WD, Gregoire J, Ata I. Color M-mode echocardiography is more reproducible than conventional M-mode echocardiography for septal-to-posterior wall motion delay measurements. Echocardiography. 2008 Sep; 25(8):821-6. PMID: 18986410.
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  28. Ramaraj R, Sorrell VL, Marcus F, Alpert JS. Recently defined cardiomyopathies: a clinician's update. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):674-81. PMID: 18691477.
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  29. Attaran RR, Baweja G, Foster L, Butman S, Sorrell VL. Lower patent foramen ovale detection with transthoracic echocardiography in atrial fibrillation. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Dec; 24(8):819-24. PMID: 18592394.
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  30. Sorrell VL, Habibzadeh MR, Kalra N, Chitwood WR. Transient severe mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair is associated with a poor clinical outcome: a small case series. Echocardiography. 2008 Sep; 25(8):835-9. PMID: 18485009.
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  31. Ramaraj R, Sorrell VL. Degenerative aortic stenosis. BMJ. 2008 Mar 8; 336(7643):550-5. PMID: 18325966.
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  32. Sorrell VL, Ross WD, Gregoire J, Lai LW, Lien YH. Unexpected severe LVH in the elderly: consider Fabry's disease. Echocardiography. 2008 Mar; 25(3):345-8. PMID: 18177384.
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  33. Kedia G, Habibzadeh MR, Kudithipudi V, Molls F, Sorrell VL. Using traditional measurements of the left atrial diameter to predict the left atrial volume index. Echocardiography. 2008 Jan; 25(1):36-9. PMID: 18186778.
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  34. Marcus FI, Sorrell V, Zanetti J, Bosnos M, Baweja G, Perlick D, Ott P, Indik J, He DS, Gear K. Accelerometer-derived time intervals during various pacing modes in patients with biventricular pacemakers: comparison with normals. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec; 30(12):1476-81. PMID: 18070301.
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  35. Sorrell VL, Nanda NC. Role of echocardiography in the diagnostic assessment and etiology of heart failure in the elderly--opacify, quantify, and rectify. Heart Fail Clin. 2007 Oct; 3(4):403-22. PMID: 17905377.
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  36. Sabbath AM, Trivedi K, Klewer SE, Sorrell VL. Congenital left ventricular splint in an adult patient with unrepaired anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 Jul-Aug; 2(4):275-9. PMID: 18377480.
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  37. Altbach MI, Squire SW, Kudithipudi V, Castellano L, Sorrell VL. Cardiac MRI is complementary to echocardiography in the assessment of cardiac masses. Echocardiography. 2007 Mar; 24(3):286-300. PMID: 17313646.
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  38. Sorrell VL, Altbach MI, Kudithipudi V, Squire SW, Goldberg SJ, Klewer SE. Cardiac MRI is an important complementary tool to Doppler echocardiography in the management of patients with pulmonary regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2007 Mar; 24(3):316-28. PMID: 17313649.
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  39. Sorrell VL, Nanda NC. Role of echocardiography in the diagnostic assessment and etiology of heart failure in the elderly--opacify, quantify, and rectify. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 Feb; 23(1):31-59. PMID: 17126754.
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  40. Sorrell VL. The complementary role of cardiac MRI to 2D and Doppler echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular diseases. Echocardiography. 2007 Feb; 24(2):182-4. PMID: 17313553.
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  41. Sorrell VL, Bhatt RD, Berg RA, Squire S, Kudithipudi V, Hilwig RW, Altbach MI, Kern KB, Ewy GA. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging investigation of sustained ventricular fibrillation in a swine model--with a focus on the electrical phase. Resuscitation. 2007 May; 73(2):279-86. PMID: 17241733.
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  42. Attaran RR, Ata I, Kudithipudi V, Foster L, Sorrell VL. Protocol for optimal detection and exclusion of a patent foramen ovale using transthoracic echocardiography with agitated saline microbubbles. Echocardiography. 2006 Aug; 23(7):616-22. PMID: 16911341.
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  43. Sorrell VL, Altbach MI, Kern KB, Squire S, Hilwig RW, Hayes MM, Ewy GA, Berg RA. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Continuous cardiac magnetic resonance imaging during untreated ventricular fibrillation. Circulation. 2005 May 17; 111(19):e294. PMID: 15897350.
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  44. Berg RA, Sorrell VL, Kern KB, Hilwig RW, Altbach MI, Hayes MM, Bates KA, Ewy GA. Magnetic resonance imaging during untreated ventricular fibrillation reveals prompt right ventricular overdistention without left ventricular volume loss. Circulation. 2005 Mar 8; 111(9):1136-40. PMID: 15723975.
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  45. Sorrell VL. Bringing MRI to the cardiologist: can we learn from echocardiography? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2005 Jan; 7(1):65-9. PMID: 15610651.
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  46. Sorrell VL, Atieh MK. Identification of intrathoracic lymph nodes by transesophageal echocardiography--a novel role of TEE. Echocardiography. 2004 Apr; 21(3):275-7. PMID: 15053792.
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  47. Sumner AD, Henderson R, Martin D, Sorrell VL. A case of paradoxical embolism "in situ" associated with massive pulmonary embolism: role of echocardiography. Clin Cardiol. 2004 Mar; 27(3):175-8. PMID: 15049388.
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  48. Sorrell VL, Rajeev AG, Nifong LW, Chu FV, Chitwood WR. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography with a special focus on a patient undergoing advanced robotic-assisted procedures. Echocardiography. 2002 Oct; 19(7 Pt 1):583-7. PMID: 12376014.
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  49. Sorrell VL, Reeves WC. Noninvasive right and left heart catheterization: taking the echo lab beyond an image-only laboratory. Echocardiography. 2001 Jan; 18(1):31-41. PMID: 11182781.
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  50. Sorrell VL, Stewart W. Echocardiography--the gold standard of the new millennium: replacing the historical gold standard of cardiac catheterization. Echocardiography. 2001 Jan; 18(1):29-30. PMID: 11182780.
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  51. Biederman RW, Sorrell VL, Nanda NC, Voros S, Thakur AC. Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of coronary stenosis: a decade of experience. Echocardiography. 2001 Jan; 18(1):49-57. PMID: 11182783.
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  52. Sorrell V, Figueroa B, Hansen CL. The "hurricane sign": evidence of patient motion artifact on cardiac single-photon emission computed tomographic imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 1996 Jan-Feb; 3(1):86-8. PMID: 8799232.
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  53. Sorrell VL, Callaway MJ, Zwischenberger JB, Schmedtje JF. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. J Thorac Imaging. 1994; 9(4):258-9. PMID: 7830297.
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