Kerstin Harre

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BACKGROUND In patients with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac energy metabolism is impaired, as indicated by a reduction of the myocardial phosphocreatine-to-ATP ratio, measured noninvasively by 31P-MR spectroscopy. The purpose of this study was to test whether the phosphocreatine-to-ATP ratio also offers prognostic information in terms(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to measure absolute concentrations of phosphocreatine (PCr) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in normal, hypertrophied, and failing human heart. BACKGROUND Conflicting evidence exists on the extent of changes of high-energy phosphate metabolites in hypertrophied and failing human heart. Previous reports using(More)
OBJECTIVE Aortic stenosis leads to the derangement of cardiac function and contraction mode because of chronic pressure overload that is relieved after surgical valve replacement. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in left ventricular systolic rotation and contraction using MR tagging in patients with aortic stenosis before and after(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in function of both the left and the right ventricles (LV, RV) before and after aortic valve replacement (AVR), compared with age-matched healthy volunteers using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Fourteen patients with aortic stenosis underwent MR imaging (1.5 T) before and 3 (n = 14) and 12 (n = 9)(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work was to determine the clinical and hemodynamic correlates of alterations in cardiac high-energy phosphate metabolism in patients with aortic stenosis and with aortic incompetence. METHODS Fourteen volunteers, 13 patients with aortic stenosis, and 9 patients with aortic incompetence were included. Patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to analyze first-pass and delayed contrast-enhancement patterns of dysfunctional myocardial regions on MR imaging after injection of gadopentetate dimeglumine to predict myocardial viability in patients with coronary artery disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twelve patients with wall motion abnormalities and related(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of sodium 23 ((23)Na) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for assessment of subacute and chronic myocardial infarction and compare with cine, late enhancement, and T2-weighted imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients underwent MR imaging 8 days +/- 4 (subacute, n = 15) or more than 6 months (chronic, n = 15) after(More)
The value of 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) as a possible tool to distinguish viable from non-viable tissue after myocardial infarction was analysed in humans. Fifteen patients 3 weeks after anterior myocardial infarction were studied with breath-hold cine MRI and 3D-CSI MRS (1.5 T system). 31P-spectra were obtained from infarcted as well as(More)
PURPOSE The gold standard for diagnosis myocardial viability is the functional recovery after revascularization. Aim of the study was to compare (1) qualitative analysis and (2) quantitative wall thickening by cine MRI and (3) circumferential shortening by tagged MRI the analysis of regional wall function of an infarcted area before and after(More)
Zielsetzung: Mit einer linksventrikulären Hypertrophie einhergehende Herzvitien führen zu Veränderungen des kardialen Energiestoffwechsels, die mit der 31P-MR-Spektroskopie nichtinvasiv erfasst werden können. Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war es, zu untersuchen, ob nach chirurgischem Klappenersatz eine Normalisierung des Energiestoffwechsels beobachtet(More)