Marco Götte

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Early after infarction in the perfusion bed of the left anterior descending coronary artery, cine MRI with spatial modulation of magnetization (SPAMM) tagging (7-mm grid) was used for short- and long-axis cardiac imaging. Two-dimensional strain analysis of triangular finite elements was performed between end-diastole and end-systole. Patients (n = 10) were(More)
PURPOSE To introduce a standardized method for calculation of left ventricular torsion by CMR tagging and to determine the accuracy of torsion analysis in regions using an analytical model. METHODS Torsion between base and apex, base and mid, and mid and apex levels was calculated using CSPAMM tagging and Harmonic Phase tracking. The accuracy of torsion(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) reduces left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pressure gradient in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), which leads to left ventricular remodeling. We sought to describe the early to midterm changes and modulating factors of the remodeling process using cardiac MRI (CMR). METHODS AND(More)
Coronary microvascular dysfunction is a topic that has recently gained considerable interest in the medical community owing to the growing awareness that microvascular dysfunction occurs in a number of myocardial disease states and has important prognostic implications. With this growing awareness, comes the desire to accurately assess the functional(More)
This paper presents the three-dimensional strains in the normal human left ventricle (LV) at end-systole and during diastole. Magnetic resonance tissue tagging was used to measure strain in the left-ventricular heart wall in 10 healthy volunteers aged between 28 and 61 years. The three-dimensional motion was calculated from the displacement of marker points(More)
In the evaluation of the left ventricular (LV) function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a stack of parallel short-axis (SA) cine images is acquired that covers the whole LV. The aim of this study is to quantify the contribution to the LV volume parameters, provided by the most basal image plane that shows the LV wall only in end diastole (ED) but(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a relatively new treatment strategy for patients with heart failure and mechanical asynchrony. Reported effects of CRT on regional myocardial blood flow (MBF) are conflicting, and effects on hyperemic MBF are scarce. The aim of the present study was to assess serial changes of MBF and MBF reserve in(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical data on myocardial function in HCM mutation carriers (carriers) is sparse but suggests that subtle functional abnormalities can be measured with tissue Doppler imaging before the development of overt hypertrophy. We aimed to confirm the presence of functional abnormalities using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), and to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Increased left ventricular (LV) torsion has been observed in patients with manifest familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and is thought to be caused by subendocardial dysfunction. We hypothesize that increased LV torsion is already present in healthy mutation carriers with normal wall thickness. METHODS Seventeen carriers with an LV wall(More)
AIMS Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) has been successful in the treatment of symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of ethanol-induced myocardial infarcts on regional myocardial function using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) tissue tagging and 3-dimensional (3D) strain analysis. METHODS(More)