Frank Flachskampf

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Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, Chair, Christopher P. Appleton, MD, Thierry C. Gillebert, MD,* Paolo N. Marino, MD,* Jae K. Oh, MD, Otto A. Smiseth, MD, PhD,* Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, Frank A. Flachskampf, MD, Co-Chair,* Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, and Arturo Evangelista, MD,* Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Ghent, Belgium; Novara, Italy; Rochester, Minnesota; Oslo,(More)
The rapid technological developments of the past decade and the changes in echocardiographic practice brought about by these developments have resulted in the need for updated recommendations to the previously published guidelines for cardiac chamber quantification, which was the goal of the joint writing group assembled by the American Society of(More)
Quantification of cardiac chamber size, ventricular mass and function ranks among the most clinically important and most frequently requested tasks of echocardiography. Over the last decades, echocardiographic methods and techniques have improved and expanded dramatically, due to the introduction of higher frequency transducers, harmonic imaging, fully(More)
Authors/Task Force Members, Alec Vahanian (Chairperson) Paris (France)*, Helmut Baumgartner, Vienna (Austria), Jeroen Bax, Leiden (The Netherlands), Eric Butchart, Cardiff (UK), Robert Dion, Leiden (The Netherlands), Gerasimos Filippatos, Athens (Greece), Frank Flachskampf, Erlangen (Germany), Roger Hall, Norwich (UK), Bernard Iung, Paris (France), Jaroslaw(More)
Sherif F. Nagueh, Chair, MD, FASE, Otto A. Smiseth, Co-Chair, MD, PhD, Christopher P. Appleton, MD, Benjamin F. Byrd, III, MD, FASE, Hisham Dokainish, MD, FASE, Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD, Frank A. Flachskampf, MD, PhD, FESC, Thierry C. Gillebert, MD, PhD, FESC, Allan L. Klein, MD, FASE, Patrizio Lancellotti, MD, PhD, FESC, Paolo Marino, MD, FESC, Jae K. Oh,(More)
Echocardiography plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of aortic diseases. Evaluation of the aorta is a routine part of the standard echocardiographic examination. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) permits adequate assessment of several aortic segments, particularly the aortic root and proximal ascending aorta. Transoesophageal(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Gilbert Habib* (Chairperson) (France), Patrizio Lancellotti* (co-Chairperson) (Belgium), Manuel J. Antunes (Portugal), Maria Grazia Bongiorni (Italy), Jean-Paul Casalta (France), Francesco Del Zotti (Italy), Raluca Dulgheru (Belgium), Gebrine El Khoury (Belgium), Paola Anna Erba (Italy), Bernard Iung (France), Jose M. Miro(More)
Diastolic heart failure (DHF) currently accounts for more than 50% of all heart failure patients. DHF is also referred to as heart failure with normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (HFNEF) to indicate that HFNEF could be a precursor of heart failure with reduced LVEF. Because of improved cardiac imaging and because of widespread clinical use of(More)