Stephan Fluechter

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BACKGROUND Myocardial fibrosis is frequently identified in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of myocardial fibrosis detected by late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as a potential arrhythmogenic substrate in HCM. We hypothesized that the extent of LGE might(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the relation between atrial fibrillation (AF) and the extent of myocardial scarring together with left ventricular (LV) and atrial parameters assessed by late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). BACKGROUND AF is the most common arrhythmia(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and its relationship with left ventricular (LV) parameters assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and healthy controls. BACKGROUND EAT is the true visceral fat deposited around the heart which generates(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) consists of an acute onset of transient akinesia of various parts of the left ventricle (apex and mid in classical TTC, mid and base in the variant form), without significant coronary artery stenosis, often accompanied by chest pain, dynamic reversible ST-T segment abnormalities and elevation of cardiac enzymes(More)
PURPOSE Despite several electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, electrophysiologic and pathologic studies, the cause of abnormal Q waves in patients with HCM remains unclear. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a powerful in vivo diagnostic tool for evaluating cardiac morphology and function. We hypothesized that estimation of segmental and(More)
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