Dr. Agarwal is a cardiologist with special interest in Non-invasive Cardiology, in particular congenital heart disease (CHD) in adults, cardio-obstetrics, echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing (CPET). Her clinical interests include the use of transthoracic, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography in the diagnosis and management as well as to guide the interventional and surgical congenital heart procedures.
Dr. Agarwal's research interests include clinical research in the areas of echocardiography, pregnancy in heart disease, adult CHD and CPET. In particular, she is interested in outcomes research aimed to reduce mortality, morbidity, and to improve quality of life for adults with CHD. She has been using big data to help understand the health care needs of this patient population (especially related to health care costs, service use and impact of insurance policies). More recently, she has been working on identifying and testing digital interventions to promote patient engagement to facilitate access to specialized ACHD care especially as these patients transition from pediatric to adult care. Her primary goal is to promote patient empowerment and patient engagement to improve patient outcome.