Daniela Foell1, Michael Markl2, Elfriede Schilli1, Felix Staehle2, Christoph Bode1, Juergen Hennig2, Bernd Jung2
1Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
The aim of this study was to evaluate complete segmental left ventricular performance in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy due to hypertension compared to healthy volunteers. Using MRI Tissue Phase Mapping (TPM) we could demonstrate extensive alterations in magnitude, timing and distribution of diastolic myocardial velocities within the left ventricle in the patients.