Carolin Sonne

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to establish normal values for real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE)-derived left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony index (LVDI) and determine its age dependency, and to compare dyssynchrony in patients with normal LV function and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), with and without left bundle branch block(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessment of area at risk, scar size, and salvage area after coronary reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND Myocardial salvage is an important surrogate endpoint assessing the success of coronary reperfusion(More)
The original publication of the article contains error in the Abstract section. The sentence starting with ‘‘We prospectively analyzed ...’’ should read as ‘‘We prospectively analyzed patients (n = 448) with AMI and primary angioplasty, who underwent contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging on a 1.5 T scanner in median 5 [4, 6] days after(More)
BACKGROUND Regular student evaluations at the Technical University Munich indicate the necessity for improvement of the clinical examination course. The aim of this study was to examine if targeted measures to restructure and improve a clinical examination course session lead to a higher level of student satisfaction as well as better self-assessment of the(More)
BACKGROUND Bedside courses are of outstanding importance when training medical students. The fact that less and less teaching is taking place nowadays at the patient's bedside makes it all the more important that the available time be put to effective use. The aim of this study was to check whether structured improvement measures in the course (scripts,(More)
AIMS There is little consensus on optimal atrioventricular (AV) and ventricular-to-ventricular (VV) intervals in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The aim of this study was to examine a novel combination of Doppler echocardiography (DE) and three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) for individualized AV- and VV-interval optimization compared to(More)
OBJECTIVES To prospectively assess the outcome of percutaneous edge-to-edge repair in patients with degenerative versus functional mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND The optimal patient population eligible for percutaneous edge-to-edge repair has yet to be defined. METHODS We analyzed 119 patients treated by percutaneous edge-to-edge repair for(More)
BACKGROUND Infarct size is an important predictor of cardiac risk after acute myocardial infarction. The established modality for its assessment is Tc99m-Sestamibi Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). In recent years, data are emerging demonstrating that scar size as assessed by late gadolinium enhancement in cardiovascular magnetic resonance(More)
AIMS Single leaflet clip attachment (SLA) is a prevalent complication in percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve, leading to the recurrence of significant mitral regurgitation. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate a novel 3-D transoesophageal echocardiographic method for the assessment of clip attachment to the mitral(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine microbubble responses to different pulse sequence schemes that exist on low mechanical index (MI) real-time perfusion imaging systems using either intravenous albumin-coated (Optison) or lipid-encapsulated (Definity) microbubbles. A tissue-mimicking phantom was created that permitted insonation of microbubbles at 3(More)