Birgit Gerecke

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVNC) is a cardiac abnormality whose echocardiographic criteria are still controversial. Cooperation between echocardiographic laboratories may contribute to uniformly accepted criteria, as illustrated by the following pilot study. METHODS AND RESULTS Echocardiograms proposed for inclusion into(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to assess pathomorphologic findings (PATHO) in patients with echocardiographically (ECHO) diagnosed left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction. METHODS ECHO-criteria for LVHT were: >3 trabeculations, moving synchronously with the compacted myocardium, and forming the noncompacted part of a two-layered myocardium. At(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) was first described in 1984. This disorder, a primary genetic cardiomyopathy, is now attracting increased attention. METHOD The current state of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of NCCM are discussed on the basis of a review of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess interobserver agreement (IOA) between 3 observers from 2 laboratories. BACKGROUND IOA of left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) in adults has only been studied within single echocardiographic laboratories. METHODS Echocardiographic recordings with and without LVHT were selected and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated if there are gender differences in the manifestation of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC). BACKGROUND TTC predominantly occurs in elderly females and mimics acute myocardial infarction (AMI) where men and women are known to have a different clinical profile. METHODS 324 patients from 37 hospitals were prospectively included(More)
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