Marco Götte

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Cardiac morbidity and mortality are closely related to cardiac volumes and global left ventricular (LV) function, expressed as left ventricular ejection fraction. Accurate assessment of these parameters is required for the prediction of prognosis in individual patients as well as in entire cohorts. The current standard of reference for left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVES Using two-dimensional wall thickening (WT) (expressed as percentage) and strain analysis, regional contractile myocardial function was quantified and compared in 13 control subjects and 13 patients with a first myocardial infarction (MI). The findings in the patient group were related to global ventricular function and infarct size. BACKGROUND(More)
Mechanical asynchrony is an important parameter in predicting the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy, but detailed knowledge of cardiac contraction timing in healthy persons is scarce. In this work, timing of cardiac contraction was mapped in 17 healthy subjects with high-temporal-resolution (14 ms) MRI myocardial tagging and strain analysis.(More)
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)
Hybrid imaging of positron emission tomography (PET) together with computed tomography (CT) is rapidly emerging. In cardiology, this new advanced hybrid imaging modality allows quantification of cardiac perfusion in combination with assessment of coronary anatomy within a single scanning session of less than 45 minutes. The near-simultaneous anatomical(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 Measuring the rate of clearance of carbon-11 labelled acetate from myocardium using positron emission tomography (PET) is an accepted technique for noninvasively assessing myocardial oxygen consumption. Initial myocardial uptake of [(11)C]acetate, however, is related to myocardial blood flow (MBF) and several tracer kinetic models for quantifying(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)
Accurate quantification and timing of regional myocardial function allows early identification of dysfunction, and therefore becomes increasingly important for clinical risk assessment, patient management, and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. For this purpose, the application of tissue Doppler echocardiography has rapidly increased. However,(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)