Henrik Engblom

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BACKGROUND Commercially available software for cardiovascular image analysis often has limited functionality and frequently lacks the careful validation that is required for clinical studies. We have already implemented a cardiovascular image analysis software package and released it as freeware for the research community. However, it was distributed as a(More)
BACKGROUND T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been shown to be a promising technique for determination of ischemic myocardium, referred to as myocardium at risk (MaR), after an acute coronary event. Quantification of MaR in T2-weighted CMR has been proposed to be performed by manual delineation or the threshold methods of two standard(More)
OBJECTIVE Accurate and reproducible assessment of myocardial infarction is important for treatment planning in patients with ischemic heart disease. This study describes a novel method to quantify myocardial infarction by semi-automatic delineation of hyperenhanced myocardium in delayed contrast enhanced (DE) magnetic resonance (MR) images. DESIGN The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of a rapid intravenous infusion of cold saline and endovascular hypothermia in a closed chest pig infarct model. METHODS Pigs were randomized to pre-reperfusion hypothermia (n = 7), post-reperfusion hypothermia (n = 7) or normothermia (n = 5). A percutaneous coronary intervention balloon was(More)
BACKGROUND The time course of infarct evolution, i.e. how fast myocardial infarction (MI) develops during coronary artery occlusion, is well known for several species, whereas no direct evidence exists on the evolution of MI size normalized to myocardium at risk (MaR) in man. Despite the lack of direct evidence, current literature often refers to the(More)
BACKGROUND The time course and magnitude of infarct involution, functional recovery, and normalization of infarct-related electrocardiographic (ECG) changes after acute myocardial infarction (MI) are not completely known in humans. We sought to explore these processes early after MI and during infarct-healing using cardiac MRI. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to confirm the cardioprotective effects of hypothermia using a combination of cold saline and endovascular cooling. BACKGROUND Hypothermia has been reported to reduce infarct size (IS) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions. METHODS In a multicenter study, 120 patients with ST-segment elevation(More)
BACKGROUND Long term endurance training is known to increase peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and induce morphological changes of the heart such as increased left ventricular mass (LVM). However, the relationship between and the total heart volume (THV), considering both the left and right ventricular dimensions in both males and females, is not completely(More)
BACKGROUND Both the regional and global myocardial extent of chronic myocardial infarction (MI) are important prognostic factors for length and quality of life and also crucial for the choice of therapy in patients with ischemic heart disease. Our aim was to develop and validate techniques for comparison between regional and global size of remote anterior(More)
Ethics committees approved human and animal study components; informed written consent was provided (prospective human study [20 men; mean age, 62 years]) or waived (retrospective human study [16 men, four women; mean age, 59 years]). The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate a clinically applicable method, accounting for the partial volume(More)