Alexander Gotschy

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Over the past decade, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become an established non-invasive imaging modality in cardiology. It provides clinicians and researchers with an unparalleled versatility of diagnostic parameters such as cardiac morphology, function, myocardial texture and vascular flow. One of the most relevant applications of CMR is the(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is known to impair vascular function and cause vascular stiffening. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential predictive role of vascular stiffening in the early detection of atherosclerosis. Therefore, we investigated the time course of early functional and morphological alterations of the vessel wall in a murine(More)
BACKGROUND First-pass myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging yields high diagnostic accuracy for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, standard 2D multislice CMR perfusion techniques provide only limited cardiac coverage, and hence considerable assumptions are required to assess myocardial ischemic burden.(More)
BACKGROUND Quantification of myocardial perfusion from first-pass cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) images at high contrast agent (CA) dose requires separate acquisition of blood pool and myocardial tissue enhancement. In this study, a dual-sequence approach interleaving 2D imaging of the arterial input function with high-resolution 3D imaging for(More)
BACKGROUND Turbulent kinetic energy (TKE), assessed by 4-dimensional (4D) flow magnetic resonance imaging, is a measure of energy loss in disturbed flow as it occurs, for instance, in aortic stenosis (AS). This work investigates the additional information provided by quantifying TKE for the assessment of AS severity in comparison to clinical(More)
Since the discovery of the obese (ob) gene product leptin, fat has been considered an endocrine organ. Especially epicardial fat has gained increasing attention in recent years. The epicardial fat plays a major role in fat metabolism; however, harmful properties have also been reported. Echocardiography, computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance(More)
Increased aortic stiffness is known to be associated with atherosclerosis and has a predictive value for cardiovascular events. This study aims to investigate the local distribution of early arterial stiffening due to initial atherosclerotic lesions. Therefore, global and local pulse wave velocity (PWV) were measured in ApoE-/- and wild type (WT) mice using(More)
Aims Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dilation is one of the echocardiographic criteria in the 2010 revised Task Force Criteria (TFC) of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D). However, studies comparing cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) suggest a lower diagnostic accuracy of TTE due(More)