Johannes A van der Heide

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AIMS The usefulness of 3D echocardiography (3DE) for accurate evaluation of left ventricular (LV) remodelling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and early identification of remodelling in the subacute phase, was assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-three AMI patients (21 anterior AMIs) underwent 3DE prospectively at baseline (6+/-4 days) and at 3,(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to validate 3-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic volume, end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume, and ejection fraction (EF) using the freehand-acquisition method. Furthermore, LV volumes by breath hold-versus free breathing-3DE acquisition were assessed and compared with magnetic(More)
A system for analyzing left ventricular (LV) electromechanical asynchrony based on transesophageal 3-dimensional echocardiography (3-DE) and semi-automatic endocardial contour detection is described. Eighteen consecutive patients underwent 3-DE. Using TomTec 4DLV software, a 3-dimensional endocardial surface was reconstructed throughout the cardiac cycle.(More)
A novel method to assess left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony using three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and semi-automated border detection was investigated, which might be superior in prediction of response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) compared to traditional measures that rely solely on segmental time-to-contraction.(More)
One of the earliest applications of clinical echocardiography is evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function and size. Accurate, reproducible and quantitative evaluation of LV function and size is vital for diagnosis, treatment and prediction of prognosis of heart disease. Early three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic techniques showed better(More)
BACKGROUND In three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE), individual endocardial trabeculae are not clearly visible necessitating left ventricular (LV) volumes to be measured by tracing the innermost endocardial contour. Ultrasound contrast agents aim to improve endocardial definition, but may delineate the outermost endocardial contour by filling up(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess effects of translation (horizontal displacement) and angulation (transducer tilting) on 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic volumes of both balloons and human left ventricles after autopsy. METHODS Six water-filled (non-) aneurysmatic balloons of 150, 250, and 350 mL and 3 hearts of different sizes and(More)
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