Andrea Hutter

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for new-onset atrioventricular (AV) block requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND High-grade AV block and consecutive PM implantation are frequent complications following TAVI. METHODS For logistic regression analysis, we included(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to use functional MRI (fMRI) to measure brain activation in response to imagination of odors in humans. METHOD fMR brain scans were obtained in 21 normal subjects (9 men, 12 women) using multislice FLASH MRI in response to imagination of odors of banana and peppermint and to the actual smells of the corresponding odors of amyl acetate(More)
OBJECTIVE Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been performed by several groups, most of them either specializing on the transapical (surgeons) or the percutaneous femoral transarterial approach (cardiologists). We achieved both transapical and percutaneous transcatheter valve implantation by a surgical team in a hybrid suite. METHODS Since June(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) can occur in up to one third of patients after surgical aortic valve replacement and can be associated with increased mortality. Little data exist, however, about the incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of AKI after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to use functional MRI (fMRI) to measure brain activation in response to olfactory stimuli. METHOD fMRI brain scans were obtained in 17 normal subjects (9 men, 8 women) using-multislice FLASH MRI in response to three olfactory stimuli (pyridine, menthone, amyl acetate) in three coronal brain sections selected from anterior to posterior(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the annulus diameters measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND In TAVI correct evaluation of the aortic annulus is mandatory to choose the correct prosthesis type and size and(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to demonstrate that medical therapy in patients with smell loss (hyposmia) that restored olfactory function toward or to normal could be verified and quantitated by functional MRI (fMRI) of brain and that visual representation of these changes could be used to identify these patients. METHOD Multislice FLASH MR or echo planar MR brain(More)
AIMS We compared flow and wall shear stress (WSS) patterns in the ascending aorta of individuals with either bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) or tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) using four-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance (4D-CMR). BAV are known to be associated with dilation and dissection of the ascending aorta. However, the cause of vessel disease in(More)
OBJECTIVE Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology is rapidly evolving, with 412 procedures having been performed at our institution. Herein, we report a complete, prospective analysis of complications occurring during transvascular and trans-apical implantations with two different prostheses. METHODS Between June 2007 and June 2010, 412(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to use functional MRI (fMRI) to develop an objective, noninvasive technique by which patients with smell loss can be identified, their abnormalities quantitated, their results compared with findings in normal subjects, and visual representation of their CNS pathology obtained. METHOD Functional MR brain scans were obtained in eight(More)