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The purpose of this work was to develop high-resolution cardiac magnetic resonance imaging techniques for the in vivo mouse model for quantification of myocardial function and mass. Eight male mice were investigated on a 7-Tesla MRI scanner. High-quality images in multiple short axis slices (in-plane resolution 117 microm2, slice thickness 1 mm) were(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited disorder that causes sudden death and right ventricular heart failure in the young. Clinical data suggest that competitive sports may provoke ARVC in susceptible persons. Genetically, loss-of-function mutations in desmosomal proteins (plakophilin, desmoplakin, or plakoglobin)(More)
The inclusive single and double differential cross-sections for neutral and charged current processes with four-momentum transfer squared É ¾ between ½½¼ and ¿¼ ¼¼¼ Î ¾ and with Bjorken Ü between ¼¼¼¿¾ and ¼ are measured in · Ô collisions. The data were taken with the H1 detector at HERA between 1994 and 1997, and they correspond to an integrated luminosity(More)
The fractal nature of heterogeneity of myocardial blood flow and its implications for the healthy and diseased heart is not yet understood. The main hindrance for investigation of blood flow heterogeneity and its role in physiology and pathophysiology is that conventional methods for determination of myocardial perfusion have severe limitations concerning(More)
The absolute perfusion and the intracapillary or regional blood volume (RBV) in murine myocardium were assessed in vivo by spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging. Pixel-based perfusion and RBV maps were calculated at a pixel resolution of 469 x 469 mum and a slice thickness of 2 mm. The T(1) imaging module was a segmented inversion recovery snapshot fast(More)
PURPOSE To validate a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique that is not first pass and that reveals perfusion and regional blood volume (RBV) in the intact rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS Measurement of perfusion was based on the perfusion-sensitive T1 relaxation after magnetic spin labeling of water protons. RBV was determined from steady-state(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the capability of MRI to characterize systolic and diastolic function in normal and chronically failing mouse hearts in vivo at rest and during inotropic stimulation. Applying an ECG-gated FLASH-cine sequence, MRI at 7 T was performed at rest and after administration of 1.5 microgram/g IP dobutamine. There was a(More)
Many NMR measurements of cardiac microcirculation (perfusion, intramyocardial blood volume) depend on some kind of assumption of intracapillary-extravascular water exchange rate, e.g., fast exchange. The magnitude of this water exchange rate, however, is still unknown. The intention of this study was to determine a lower limit for this exchange rate by(More)
Cardiovascular transgenic mouse models with an early phenotype or even premature death require noninvasive imaging methods that allow for accurate visualization of cardiac morphology and function. Thus the purpose of our study was to assess the feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to characterize cardiac function and mass in newborn, juvenile,(More)
The purpose of the present study was the serial investigation of morphological and functional changes after left coronary artery ligation in the intact rat using cine-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI studies were performed 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks after myocardial infarction (MI) with an echocardiogram (ECG)-triggered cine-fast low-angle shot(More)