Dr. med. Johannes Riffel

Clinical Lead of Cardiovascular Imaging
Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology
University Hospital Heidelberg

 

SCIENTIFIC VITA

2001 – 2009 Medical School
Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg
2005 Research doctorate
Department of Cardiology, Angiology , Pneumology
University Hospital Heidelberg
Grade: Summa cum laude
2005 – 2012 Research fellow
“Mechanisms of myocardial remodeling and heart failure”
Department of Cardiology, Angiology , Pneumology
University Hospital Heidelberg
Since 2012 Research fellow  „Cardiovascular Imaging“
Department of Cardiology, Angiology , Pneumology
University Hospital Heidelberg
2017 Medical Specialist for Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Since 2017 Clinical Lead of Cardiovascular Imaging
Department of Cardiology, Angiology , Pneumology
University Hospital Heidelberg

 

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Myocardial contraction fraction derived from cardiovascular magnetic resonance cine images-reference values and performance in patients with heart failure and left ventricular hypertrophy.Arenja N, Fritz T, Andre F, Riffel JH, Aus dem Siepen F, Ochs M, Paffhausen J, Hegenbart U, Schönland S, Müller-Hennessen M, Giannitsis E, Kristen AV, Katus HA, Friedrich MG, Buss SJ. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jew324

Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Long-Axis Strain and Myocardial Contraction Fraction Using Standard Cardiovascular MR Imaging in Patients with Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathies. Arenja N, Riffel JH, Fritz T, André F, Aus dem Siepen F, Mueller-Hennessen M, Giannitsis E, Katus HA, Friedrich MG, Buss SJ. Radiology. 2017 Jun;283(3):681-691. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2016161184. Epub 2017 Feb 2

A comprehensive analysis of cardiac valve plane displacement in healthy adults: age-stratified normal values by cardiac magnetic resonance. Ochs MM, Fritz T, André F, Riffel J, Mereles D, Müller-Hennessen M, Giannitsis E, Katus HA, Friedrich MG, Buss SJ. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May;33(5):721-729. doi:

Anterior Aortic Plane Systolic Excursion: A Novel Indicator of Transplant-Free Survival in Systemic Light-Chain Amyloidosis. Ochs MM, Riffel J, Kristen AV, Hegenbart U, Schönland S, Hardt SE, Katus HA, Mereles D, Buss SJ. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Dec;29(12):1188-1196. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.09.003. Epub 2016 Oct 27.

Left ventricular long axis strain: a new prognosticator in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy? Riffel JH, Keller MG, Rost F, Arenja N, Andre F, Aus dem Siepen F, Fritz T, Ehlermann P, Taeger T, Frankenstein L,Meder B, Katus HA, Buss SJ. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Jun 7;18(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s12968-016-0255-0.