Hector R. Villarraga, M.D.

  1. Sonographer


  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  1. Cardiac amyloidosis
  2. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  3. Coronary artery disease
  4. Heart cancer
  5. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  6. Myocarditis
  7. Obesity
  1. Heart transplant
  2. Right ventricular assist device insertion
  3. Stress echocardiogram
  • Cardio oncology: Evaluating with new imaging modalities for early detection of cardiotoxicity related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Behavior of myocardial mechanical function in cardiomyopathies with normal ejection fraction such as amyloid heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, myocarditis, heart transplant, obesity and chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy
  • Carpal tunnel tendon and synovial mechanics
  • Strain and stress echocardiography
  • Diastolic dysfunction in stress echocardiography
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Echocardiography.
  1. 2004
    Resident - reduced to two years due to previous training.Carraway Methodist Medical Center
  2. 1997
    Fellow - Echocardiography, Level 3 Training (3/3)Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 1995
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseasesUniversidad del Valle
  4. 1992
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversidad del Valle
  5. 1985
    MDUniversidad del Valle


  1. 2003
    Adult Comp EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  2. 2013
    Adult Comp EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography


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