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The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2011 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize ex aequo:
Abstract Nr. 232
C. Gebhard, B.E. Stähli, M. Greutmann, R. Jenni, F.C. Tanner (Zürich, CH)
Reduced thickness of compacted myocardial layer: a sensitive and specific echocardiographic criterion for left ventricular non-compaction

and
Abstract Nr. 80
A. Bernheim, M. Zuber, M. Pfyffer, B. Knechtle, A. Fäh-Gunz, A. Linka, G. De Pasquale, B. Seifert, B. Naegeli, C.H. Attenhofer Jost (Zürich, Othmarsingen, St. Gallen, Winterthur, CH)
Cardiac adaptation in ultra endurance training may cause pathologic findings – Advanced echocardiographic study in 39 Ironman triathletes

3rd Prize: Abstract Nr. 172
U. D’Oronzio, O. Senn, P. Biaggi, R. Jenni, F.C. Tanner, M. Greutmann (Zürich, CH)
Echocardiographic assessment of the right heart: gender and body size matters


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2010 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize: Abstract Nr. 57
M. Pavlicek, A. Wahl, T. Rutz, S.F. de Marchi, K. Wustmann, M. Schwerzmann, C. Eigenmann, B. Meier, C. Seiler
Inselspital Bern (Bern, CH)
Assessment of right ventricular systolic function: validation of six echocardiographic methods versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

2nd Prize: Abstract Nr. 296
M. Pfyffer (1), B. Naegeli (2), A. Faeh-Gunz (2), H.P. Brunner-La Rocca (2), P. Levis (2), F.W. Amann (2), C.H. Attenhofer Jost (2)
(1)Klinik Im Park (Zürich, CH); (2)HerzGefässZentrum Zürich (Zürich, CH)
Correlation of left atrial size and left atrial contractility with Doppler echocardiographic parameters of diastolic function and invasively measured left ventricular filling pressures in 99 patients

3rd Prize: Abstract Nr. 119
M. Brinkert, A. Rohner, N. Kawel, J. Bremerich, G. Leibundgut, A. Kessel, P.T. Buser, M. Handke
Universität Basel (Basel, CH)
Real-time three-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of the right ventricle in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension – comparison with magnetic resonance imaging


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2009 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize: No 141
A. Rohner, M. Wachter, M. Katan, S. Muzzarelli, F. Fluri, A.M. Bernheim (Basel, CH)
The role of routine echocardiography for unselected patients with cerebrovascular ischaemic events – A one-year follow-up study

2nd Prize: No 107
G. Leibundgut, A. Rohner, A.M. Bernheim, A. Kessel, M.J. Zellweger, P. Buser, M. Handke (Basel, CH)
Real-time three-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of the right ventricle in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging

3rd Prize: No 139
R. Diamond, M. Pfyffer, R. Candinas, F.W. Amann, A. Fäh-Gunz, C. Scharf, W. Kiowski, C.H. Attenhofer Jost (Zürich, CH)
Left ventricular noncompaction: caveats of echocardiographic criteria and overlap with other cardiomyopathies


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2008 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize: No 44
S Toggweiler, M Zuber, R Kobza, F Cuculi, P Erne. Luzern
Prevalence of dyssynchrony in patients with normal QRS morphology, right bundle branch block, left bundle branch block and right ventricular pacing.

2nd Prize: No 131
T Rutz, et coll. Bern.
Absolute myocardial perfusion in the transplanted heart: a new method for the non-invasive detection of chronic rejection.

3rd Prize: No 45
AM Bernheim, K Kittipovanonth, CG Scott, RB McCully, TS Tsang, PA Pellika.
Basel and Rochester.
Prognostic implication of dyspnoea in patients referred for dobutamine stress echocardiography.


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2007 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize:
F. Praz, A. Wahl, T. Stuber, E. Delacrétaz, M. Schwerzmann, R. Hullin, N. Walpoth, S. Windecker, B. Meier, O.M. Hess, C. Seiler (Bern)
Assessment of right ventricular systolic function: comparison between MRI and pulsed wave tissue doppler imaging of the tricuspid annulus

2nd Prize:
A. Indermühle, R. Vogel, T. Rutz, C. Seiler (Bern)
Quantitative contrast echocardiography for the differentiation between hypertensive heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, athlete's heart and the normal myocardium

3rd Prize:
H. Burri, H. Müller, E. Fleury, I. Foulkes, I. Vieira, A. Righetti, T. Schindler, R. Lerch (Genève)
A head-to-head comparison of nuclear phase analysis and tissue Doppler imaging for assessing ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2006 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize: abstract No 185
P. Luthi et al. Zurich. Systolic and diastolic function in former professional cyclists after long-term deconditioning of more than 30 years.

2nd Prize: abstract No 188
C. Jansen et al. Basel. Children are more prone to pulmonary hypertension at high altitude.

3rd Prize: abstract No 3: 49
H. Burri, et al. Genève. Left atrial remodeling after pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation: evidence from real-time 3D echocardiography.


The award-winners of the Menarini Prize 2005 for Echocardiography are

1st Prize: abstract No 42
H. Burri, et al. Genève Measuring ventricular asynchrony using standard echocardiography or tissue Doppler imaging : do the results agree?

2nd Prize: abstract No 107
M. Studer, et al. Basel. Long term risk prediction by echocardiography versus clinical risk scoring in a prospectively recruited cohort.

3rd Prize: abstract No 3: 108
B.A. Kaufmann, et al. Basel, et al. Preliminary data on myocardial blood flow reserve in high-altitude pulmonary edema-susceptible mountaineers and healthy volunteers.


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