Sharon W. Kirschbaum

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The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and reproducibility of the quantification of left ventricular (LV) function by real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) using current state-of-the-art hardware and software. Compared with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), previous generations of hardware and software for RT3DE significantly(More)
We investigated early and late effects of percutaneous revascularization for chronic total coronary occlusion on left ventricular (LV) function and volumes. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in 21 patients before and 5 months and 3 years after recanalization. Global LV function and volumes and segmental wall thickening (SWT) were quantified on cine(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare velocity-encoded cine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) with an established echocardiographic method for noninvasive measurement of aortic valve area (AVA) using the continuity equation. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty consecutive young adults with stenotic bicuspid aortic valves were examined with CMR and transthoracic(More)
Ultrasound contrast has shown to improve endocardial border definition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of contrast agent-enhanced versus non-contrast agent-enhanced real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) for the assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction. Thirty-nine unselected patients underwent RT3DE(More)
BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) preserves function and improves survival. The late effects of PPCI on left ventricular remodeling, however, have not yet been investigated on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-five patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated with PPCI underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to quantify contractile reserve of chronic dysfunctional myocardium, in particular in segments with intermediate transmural extent of infarction (TEI), using low-dose dobutamine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with a chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO). BACKGROUND Recovery of dysfunctional segments with(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated two different commercially available real-time 3-dimensional echocardiographic semiautomated border detection algorithms for left ventricular (LV) volume analysis in patients with cardiomyopathy and distorted LV geometry. METHODS A total of 53 patients in sinus rhythm with various types of cardiomyopathy (mean age 56 +/- 11 years,(More)
Atherosclerotic lesions preferentially localize near side branches or curved vessels. During the last few decades, research has been shown that low or low and oscillating shear stress is associated with plaque location. Despite ample evidence, the precise mechanism is unknown. This is mainly because of a lack of appropriate animal models. We describe two(More)
OBJECTIVES To reduce interstudy variability using long-axis information for correcting short-axis (SA) contours at basal and apical level for left-ventricular analysis by magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 20 patients with documented heart failure and 20 volunteers underwent magnetic resonance imaging examination twice for(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural progression of aortic dilatation and its association with aortic valve stenosis (AoS) in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Prospective study of aorta dilatation in patients with BAV and AoS using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic peak velocity, left ventricular(More)