Bernhard Gerber, MD PhD


Bernhard L. Gerber MD PhD, FACC, FESC, FAHA

Professeur Ordinaire Clinique,

Chef de Clinique Service de Cardiologie,

Chef du groupe CARD

Bernhard Gerber est cardiologue clinicien et travaille en recherche translationelle dans le domaine de l'imagérie cardiaque.

Il est board member de l'EACVI (European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging) et éditeur associé du Européan Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.


Sujets de Recherche

Imagerie multimodalité de la pathologie cardiaque par

  • IRM cardiaque
  • échocardiographie cardiaque
  • Imagerie par CT

pour l'évaluation de la physiopathologie des cardiomyopathies, de l'insuffisance cardiaque, de la maladie coronaire et des valvulopathies.

  • 1992 Docteur en Medecine (MD)
  • 1998 Cardiologue
  • 2000 Doctorat en Sciences Médicales (PhD)

  • 2016 Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 2011 Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • 2005 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)


  • 2007 Joëlle Kefer : « Coronary Imaging, non- invasive imaging by CT and magnetic resonance imaging “
  • 2009  Anne-Cathérine Pouleur: „Non-invasive characterization of the mechanism of valve disease by Echo, Multidetector CT and magnetic resonance imaging”
  • 2009-2013 Stéphanie Seldrum: “Assessment of Strain Alterations in Aortic and Mitral Insufficiency  
  • 2014-2018 Mihaela Amzulescu. "Evaluation of Strain by Echocardiography”
  • 2017-2020 Laura Houard ¨Role of right ventricular strain in cardiomyopathy and GUCH"

  • 2015 FRSM CDR 2607295 Tissue Characterization by Computed Tomography (Prof B. Gerber)
  • 2014 FRSM CDR 23597851 Time Course of Fibrosis in Chronic Pressure Overload (Prof B. Gerber) 2014 FNRS GEQ 22618626 Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (Prof. B. Jordan, P. Sonveaux, N. Delzenne, P. Cani, B. Gerber)
  • 2013 FRSM PDR 19488731: Assessment of 3D cardiac deformation by 3D speckle-tracking echocardiography and cardiac MRI. Experimental validation and prognosis in asymptomatic patients with valve disease. (Prof B. Gerber)
  • 2012 FRSM SPD 22319535 Relationships between left ventricular function, structure, and fibrosis markers in patients with isolated atherosclerotic risk factors or heart failure with preserved LV ejection fraction (Prof. Vanoverschelde, Prof B. Gerber,)
  • 2010 FRSM 3.4.592.09: Noninvasive detection of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability by contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. Experimental and clinical validation. (Prof JL Vanoverschelde, L Bertrand, B Gerber)
  • 2008 FRSM 3.4.564.04: Long term stem cell tracking after cardiac cell therapy using micro-PET reporter gene imaging. (Prof JL Vanoverschelde, L. Bertrand, B Gerber)
  • 2008 FRSM 3.3.4598.08 Combined assessment of myocardial perfusion reserve and coronary anatomy using multidetector computed tomography. Experimental and clinical validation (Prof B Gerber, Prof JL Vanoverschelde)
  • 2007 FRSM 3.4.599.07 Coronary risk factors - induced alterations in myocardial perfusion reserve. Mechanisms and impact on left ventricular diastolic function and maximal exercise capacity. (Prof JL Vanoverschelde, Pasquet and Gerber)
  • 2006-2009 FRSM 3.3.4589.06 Evaluation of myocardial perfusion reserve by contrast echocardiography (Prof JL Vanoverschelde) Personal Research Grant (Clinicien Chercheur 50%) Académie Royale de Médecine
  • FRSM 3.3.447.02 Evaluation of mycoardial perfusion by magnetic resonance imaging. Diagnostic and prognostic value. (Prof J-L Vanoverschelde) Personal Research Grant (Clinicien Chercheur 50%)


2016 Prix Dumont de la Société Belge de Cardiologie for the research project : ‘Pathophysiology of Development and Impact of Myocardial Fibrosis detected by Cardiac MRI in Valvular and Myocardial Disease”

2002 Prix Damman, of the “Fondation Camille et Germain Damman”

2002 Alavi-Mandell prize for the publication “Myocardial Blood Flow, Metabolism and Inotropic Reserve in Dogs with Dysfuncitonal Non-infarcted Collateral-Dependent Myocardium in J. Nucl. Med. 2002, 43: 556-565

2001 Prix Jacqueline Bernheim of the “Fondation pour la chirurgie cardiaque ASBL”

2000 Finalist for Melvin Judkins Awards for Cardiovascular Radiology. 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA, November 11 2000

2000 Contrast Award, of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance for outstanding Scientific Paper on Cross Sectional Imaging, San Diego, CA, April 2000.

1999 Prix Philippe Jonart of the l’AMI UCL for the best thesis in cardiology intitled “Chronic Contractile Dysfunction in Dogs with Noninfarcted Collateral-Dependent Myocardium”.

1995 Young Investigators Award (finalist). Second International Conference of Nuclear Cardiology. Cannes, France

Researcher ID H-5838-2011 (ISI), Author ID: 7102014010 (Scopus)

Nr of publications: 120 CITATIONS: h-index (Scopus): 36, # of citations 3840

  1. Colin GC, Pouleur AC, Belkhir L, Baldin P, Gerber B. Diffuse pseudo-tumoral pericardial tuberculosis. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jan 8. PMID:28065910
  2. Vancraeynest D, Roelants V, Bouzin C, Hanin FX, Walrand S, Bol V, Bol A, Pouleur AC, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Lesnik P, Huby T, Jamar F, Vanoverschelde JL.αVβ3 integrin-targeted microSPECT/CT imaging of inflamed atherosclerotic plaques in mice. EJNMMI Res. 2016 Dec;6(1):29..PMID:27009066
  3. Vanhoutte L, Gerber BL, Gallez B, Po C, Magat J, Jean-Luc B, Feron O, Moniotte S.High field magnetic resonance imaging of rodents in cardiovascular research. Basic Res Cardiol. 2016 Jul;111(4):46.PMID:27287250
  4. Pouleur AC, Rousseau MF, Ahn SA, Amzulescu M, Demeure F, de Meester C, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL. Right Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Assessed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Death After Coronary Bypass Grafting.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun;101(6):2176-84. .PMID:26912306
  5. Colin GC, Dymarkowski S, Gerber B, Michoux N, Bogaert J.Cardiac myxoma imaging features and tissue characteristics at cardiovascular magnetic resonance.Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jan 1;202:950-1.  PMID:26493410
  6. Gerber BL, Edvardsen T, Pierard LA, Saraste A, Knuuti J, Maurer G, Habib G, Lancellotti P.The year 2014 in the European Heart Journal--Cardiovascular Imaging: part II.Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Nov;16(11):1180-4.PMID:26377903
  7. de Meester C, Gerber BL, Vancraeynest D, Pouleur AC, Noirhomme P, Pasquet A, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JL.Early surgical intervention versus watchful waiting and outcomes for asymptomatic severe aortic regurgitation.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov;150(5):1100-8.PMID: 26298872
  8. Colin GC, Vancraeynest D, Hoton D, Jonard P, Gerber B.Complete heart block caused by diffuse pseudotumoral cardiac involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis.Circulation. 2015 Oct 27;132(17):e207-10. PMID:26503752
  9. Rezzoug N, Vaes B, Pasquet A, Gerber B, de Meester C, Van Pottelbergh G, Adriaensen W, Matheï C, DeGryse J, Vanoverschelde JL.Prevalence and Prognostic Impact of Valve Area-Gradient Patterns in Patients ≥80 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Aortic Stenosis (from the Prospective BELFRAIL Study).Am J Cardiol. 2015 Sep 15;116(6):925-32.PMID:26219495
  10. Amzulescu MS, Rousseau MF, Ahn SA, Boileau L, de Meester de Ravenstein C, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Pouleur AC, Gerber BL.Prognostic Impact of Hypertrabeculation and Noncompaction Phenotype in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A CMR Study.JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Aug;8(8):934-46.PMID:26189121
  11. de Meester de Ravenstein C, Bouzin C, Lazam S, Boulif J, Amzulescu M, Melchior J, Pasquet A, Vancraeynest D, Pouleur AC, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Histological Validation of measurement of diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis by myocardial extravascular volume fraction from Modified Look-Locker imaging (MOLLI) T1 mapping at 3 T. J. Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Jun 11;17:48.PMID:6062931
  12. Colin GC, Symons R, Dymarkowski S, Gerber B, Bogaert J.Value of CMR to Differentiate Cardiac Angiosarcoma From Cardiac Lymphoma.JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jun;8(6):744-6.
  13. de Meester C, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Vancraeynest D, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JL. Valve repair improves the outcome of surgery for chronic severe aortic regurgitation: a propensity score analysis.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov;148(5):1913-20.
  14. Demeure F, Hanin FX, Bol A, Vincent MF, Pouleur AC, Gerber B, Pasquet A, Jamar F, Vanoverschelde JL, Vancraeynest D.A randomized trial on the optimization of 18F-FDG myocardial uptake suppression: implications for vulnerable coronary plaque imaging. J Nucl Med. 2014 Oct;55(10):1629-35.
  15. Lhommel R, Sempoux C, Ivanoiu A, Michaux L, Gerber B. Is 18F-flutemetamol PET/CT able to reveal cardiac amyloidosis? Clin Nucl Med. 2014 Aug;39(8):747-9.
  16. Barone-Rochette G, Piérard S, De Meester de Ravenstein C, Seldrum S, Melchior J, Maes F, Pouleur AC, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Prognostic significance of LGE by CMR in aortic stenosis patients undergoing valve replacement.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 15;64(2):144-54
  17. Maes F, Boulif J, Piérard S, de Meester C, Melchior J, Gerber B, Vancraeynest D, Pouleur AC, Lazam S, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL.Natural history of paradoxical low-gradient severe aortic stenosis.Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jul;7(4):714-22
  18. Marchandise S, Vanoverschelde JL, D'Hondt AM, Gurne O, Vancraeynest D, Gerber B, Pasquet A.Usefulness of tissue Doppler imaging to evaluate pulmonary capillary wedge pressure during exercise in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 15;113(12):2036-44.
  19. Kopanakis S, Coche E, Gerber B, Ghaye B.Multisystemic sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement. JBR-BTR. 2014 May-Jun;97(3):160-1
  20. Piérard S, de Meester C, Seldrum S, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Vancraeynest D, Robert A, El Khoury G, Noirhomme P, Vanoverschelde JL.Impact of preoperative symptoms on postoperative survival in severe aortic stenosis: implications for the timing of surgery.Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar;97(3):803-9
  21. Castanares-Zapatero D, Bouleti C, Sommereyns C, Gerber B, Lecut C, Mathivet T, Horckmans M, Communi D, Foretz M, Vanoverschelde JL, Germain S, Bertrand L, Laterre PF, Oury C, Viollet B, Horman S, Beauloye C.Connection between cardiac vascular permeability, myocardial edema, and inflammation during sepsis: role of the α1AMP-activated protein kinase isoform.Crit Care Med. 2013 Dec;41(12):e411-22
  22. Barone-Rochette G, Piérard S, Seldrum S, de Meester de Ravenstein C, Melchior J, Maes F, Pouleur AC, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Aortic valve area, stroke volume, left ventricular hypertrophy, remodeling, and fibrosis in aortic stenosis assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: comparison between high and low gradient and normal and low flow aortic stenosis.Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov;6(6):1009-17
  23. Hechadi J, Gerber BL, Coche E, Melchior J, Jashari R, Glineur D, Noirhomme P, Rubay J, El Khoury G, De Kerchove L.Stentless xenografts as an alternative to pulmonary homografts in the Ross operation.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jul;44(1):e32-9
  24. Schuetz GM, Schlattmann P, Achenbach S, Budoff M, Garcia MJ, Roehle R, Pontone G, Meijboom WB, Andreini D, Alkadhi H, Honoris L, Bettencourt N, Hausleiter J, Leschka S, Gerber BL, Meijs MF, Shabestari AA, Sato A, Zimmermann E, Schoepf UJ, Diederichsen A, Halon DA, Mendoza-Rodriguez V, Hamdan A, Nørgaard BL, Brodoefel H, Ovrehus KA, Jenkins SM, Halvorsen BA, Rixe J, Sheikh M, Langer C, Martuscelli E, Romagnoli A, Scholte AJ, Marcus RP, Ulimoen GR, Nieman K, Mickley H, Nikolaou K, Tardif JC, Johnson TR, Muraglia S, Chow BJ, Maintz D, Laule M, Dewey M Individual patient data meta-analysis for the clinical assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography: protocol of the Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Cardiac CT (CoMe-CCT). Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 15;2:13
  25. Vanoverschelde JL, van Dyck M, Gerber B, Vancraeynest D, Melchior J, de Meester C, Pasquet A.The role of echocardiography in aortic valve repair.Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jan;2(1):65-72
  26. le Polain de Waroux JB, Montant P, Scavee C, Gerber BL, Vanoverschelde JL.Post-infarct myocardial scar imaging in patients with ICD.Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan;14(1):89
  27. Gerber BL, Rousseau MF, Ahn SA, le Polain de Waroux JB, Pouleur AC, Phlips T, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL.Prognostic value of myocardial viability by delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance in patients with coronary artery disease and low ejection fraction: impact of revascularization therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb 28;59(9):825-35.
  28. Gerber BL, Pasquet A, El Khoury G, Verhelst R, Vanoverschelde JL, Watremez C, Vancraeynest D. Echinococcosis of the heart and ascending aorta.Circulation. 2012 Jan 3;125(1):185-7.
  29. Piérard S, Seldrum S, Muller T, Gerber BL.Evaluation of aortic bioprosthesis stenosis by multidetector CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb;6(1):62-5.
  30. Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Roelants V, Gerber BL, Vanoverschelde JL.Imaging the vulnerable plaque.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 May 17;57(20):1961-79.
  31. Seldrum S, Pierard S, Moniotte S, Vermeylen C, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Iron overload in polytransfused patients without heart failure is associated with subclinical alterations of systolic left ventricular function using cardiovascular magnetic resonance tagging.J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011 Apr 26;13:23.
  32. Piérard S, Seldrum S, de Meester C, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Vancraeynest D, El Khoury G, Noirhomme P, Robert A, Vanoverschelde JL.Incidence, determinants, and prognostic impact of operative refusal or denial in octogenarians with severe aortic stenosis.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1107-12.
  33. Gerber BL.MR coronary angiography, back to the future?Cardiology. 2011;118(2):121-3
  34. Montant P, Chenot F, Goffinet C, Poncelet A, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Vanoverschelde JL.Detection and quantification of myocardial scars by contrast-enhanced 3D echocardiography.Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Jul;3(4):415-23.
  35. Gerber BL, Darchis J, le Polain de Waroux JB, Legros G, Pouleur AC, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL.Relationship between transmural extent of necrosis and quantitative recovery of regional strains after revascularization. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Jul;3(7):720-30.
  36. Chenot F, Montant P, Goffinet C, Pasquet A, Vancraeynest D, Coche E, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Evaluation of anatomic valve opening and leaflet morphology in aortic valve bioprosthesis by using multidetector CT: comparison with transthoracic echocardiography.Radiology. 2010 May;255(2):377-85.
  37. Goffinet C, Kersten V, Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Comprehensive assessment of the severity and mechanism of aortic regurgitation using multidetector CT and MR.Eur Radiol. 2010 Feb;20(2):326-36.
  38. Montant P, Chenot F, Robert A, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JL.Long-term survival in asymptomatic patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation: a propensity score-based comparison between an early surgical strategy and a conservative treatment approach.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Dec;138(6):1339-48.
  39. Chenot F, Montant P, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Noirhomme PH, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JL.Long-term clinical outcome of mitral valve repair in asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Sep;36(3):539-45.
  40. le Polain de Waroux JB, Pouleur AC, Robert A, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JLMechanisms of recurrent aortic regurgitation after aortic valve repair: predictive value of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Aug;2(8):931-9
  41. Vancraeynest D, Havaux X, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Beauloye C, Rafter P, Bertrand L, Vanoverschelde JL.Myocardial injury induced by ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction: evidence for the contribution of myocardial ischemia.Ultrasound Med Biol. 2009 Apr;35(4):672-9
  42. Goffinet C, Chenot F, Robert A, Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Vancrayenest D, Gerard O, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Vanoverschelde JL.Assessment of subendocardial vs. subepicardial left ventricular rotation and twist using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: comparison with tagged cardiac magnetic resonance.Eur Heart J. 2009 Mar;30(5):608-17.
  43. le Polain de Waroux JB, Pouleur AC, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, El Khoury G, Noirhomme P, Robert A, Vanoverschelde JLEarly hazards of mitral ring annuloplasty in patients with moderate to severe ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing coronary revascularization: the importance of preoperative myocardial viability.J Heart Valve Dis. 2009 Jan;18(1):35-43.
  44. Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Goffinet C, Vancraeynest D, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Vanoverschelde JL.Accuracy of the flow convergence method for quantification of aortic regurgitation in patients with central versus eccentric jets.Am J Cardiol. 2008 Aug 15;102(4):475-80.
  45. Lim P, Pasquet A, Gerber B, D'Hondt AM, Vancraeynest D, Guéret P, Vanoverschelde JL.Is postsystolic shortening a J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 May;21(5):452-7.marker of viability in chronic left ventricular ischemic dysfunction? Comparison with late enhancement contrast magnetic resonance imaging.
  46. Gerber BL, Thanh HT, Roelants V, Pasquet A, Vancraeynest D, Vanoverschelde JL.Flow-function relationships in chronic left-ventricular ischemic dysfunction: Impact of the transmurality of infarction.J Nucl Cardiol. 2008 May-Jun;15(3):363-74
  47. Gerber BL, Raman SV, Nayak K, Epstein FH, Ferreira P, Axel L, Kraitchman DL.Myocardial first-pass perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance: history, theory, and current state of the art.J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2008 Apr 28;10:18
  48. Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Kefer J, Pasquet A, Coche E, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Usefulness of 40-slice multidetector row computed tomography to detect coronary disease in patients prior to cardiac valve surgery.Eur Radiol. 2007 Dec;17(12):3199-207.
  49. Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Pasquet A, Vancraeynest D, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Planimetric and continuity equation assessment of aortic valve area: Head to head comparison between cardiac magnetic J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Dec;26(6):1436-43.resonance and echocardiography.
  50. Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Pasquet A, Watremez C, Vanoverschelde JL, El Khoury G, Gerber BL.Successful repair of a quadricuspid aortic valve illustrated by transoesophageal echocardiography, 64-slice multidetector computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance.Eur Heart J. 2007 Nov;28(22):2769.
  51. le Polain de Waroux JB, Pouleur AC, Goffinet C, Vancraeynest D, Van Dyck M, Robert A, Gerber BL, Pasquet A, El Khoury G, Vanoverschelde JL.Functional anatomy of aortic regurgitation: accuracy, prediction of surgical repairability, and outcome implications of transesophageal echocardiography.Circulation. 2007 Sep 11;116(11 Suppl):I264-9.
  52. Pouleur AC, le Polain de Waroux JB, Pasquet A, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Aortic valve area assessment: multidetector CT compared with cine MR imaging and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.Radiology. 2007 Sep;244(3):745-54.
  53. Vancraeynest D, Kefer J, Hanet C, Fillee C, Beauloye C, Pasquet A, Gerber BL, Philippe M, Vanoverschelde JL.Release of cardiac bio-markers during high mechanical index contrast-enhanced echocardiography in humans.Eur Heart J. 2007 May;28(10):1236-41.
  54. Roelants V, Bol A, Bernard X, Coppens A, Melin J, Gerber B, Vanoverschelde JL.Direct comparison between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional PET acquisition modes for myocardial blood flow absolute quantification with O-15 water and N-13 ammonia.J Nucl Cardiol. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):220-4.
  55. Gerber BL, Belge B, Legros GJ, Lim P, Poncelet A, Pasquet A, Gisellu G, Coche E, Vanoverschelde JLCharacterization of acute and chronic myocardial infarcts by multidetector computed tomography: comparison with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance.Circulation. 2006 Feb 14;113(6):823-33.
  56. Vancraeynest D, Havaux X, Pouleur AC, Pasquet A, Gerber B, Beauloye C, Rafter P, Bertrand L, Vanoverschelde JL.Myocardial delivery of colloid nanoparticles using ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction.Eur Heart J. 2006 Jan;27(2):237-45.
  57. Kefer J, Coche E, Legros G, Pasquet A, Grandin C, Van Beers BE, Vanoverschelde JL, Gerber BL.Head-to-head comparison of three-dimensional navigator-gated magnetic resonance imaging and 16-slice computed tomography to detect coronary artery stenosis in patients.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jul 5;46(1):92-100.
  58. Azevedo CF, Amado LC, Kraitchman DL, Gerber BL, Edvardsen T, Osman NF, Rochitte CE, Wu KC, Lima JA.The effect of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation on left ventricular functional recovery early after acute myocardial infarction: a randomized experimental magnetic resonance imaging study. Eur Heart J. 2005 Jun;26(12):1235-41.
  59. Wittebole X, Hantson P, Laterre PF, Galvez R, Duprez T, Dejonghe D, Renkin J, Gerber BL, Brohet CR.Electrocardiographic changes after head trauma.J Electrocardiol. 2005 Jan;38(1):77-81.
  60. Gerber BL, Coche E, Pasquet A, Ketelslegers E, Vancraeynest D, Grandin C, Van Beers BE, Vanoverschelde JLCoronary Radiology. 2005 Jan;234(1):98-108. Coronary artery stenosis: direct comparison of four-section multi-detector row CT and 3D navigator MR imaging for detection--initial results.
  61. Amado LC, Gerber BL, Gupta SN, Rettmann DW, Szarf G, Schock R, Nasir K, Kraitchman DL, Lima JAAccurate and objective infarct sizing by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in a canine myocardial infarction model.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Dec 21;44(12):2383-9.
  62. Garot J, Lima JA, Gerber BL, Sampath S, Wu KC, Bluemke DA, Prince JL, Osman NFSpatially resolved imaging of myocardial function with strain-encoded MR: comparison with delayed contrast-enhanced MR imaging after myocardial infarction..Radiology. 2004 Nov;233(2):596-602.
  63. Rosen BD, Gerber BL, Edvardsen T, Castillo E, Amado LC, Nasir K, Kraitchman DL, Osman NF, Bluemke DA, Lima JA.Late systolic onset of regional LV relaxation demonstrated in three-dimensional space by MRI tissue tagging.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Oct;287(4):H1740-6.
  64. Azevedo CF, Amado LC, Kraitchman DL, Gerber BL, Osman NF, Rochitte CE, Edvardsen T, Lima JA.Persistent diastolic dysfunction despite complete systolic functional recovery after reperfused acute myocardial infarction demonstrated by tagged magnetic resonance imaging.Eur Heart J. 2004 Aug;25(16):1419-27.
  65. Amado LC, Kraitchman DL, Gerber BL, Castillo E, Boston RC, Grayzel J, Lima JA.Reduction of "no-reflow" phenomenon by intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in a randomized magnetic resonance imaging experimental study.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Apr 7;43(7):1291-8.
  66. Kraitchman DL, Sampath S, Castillo E, Derbyshire JA, Boston RC, Bluemke DA, Gerber BL, Prince JL, Osman NF.Quantitative ischemia detection during cardiac magnetic resonance stress testing by use of FastHARP.Circulation. 2003 Apr 22;107(15):2025-30.
  67. Lapu-Bula R, Robert A, Van Craeynest D, D'Hondt AM, Gerber BL, Pasquet A, Melin JA, De Kock M, Vanoverschelde JL. Contribution of exercise-induced mitral regurgitation to exercise stroke volume and exercise capacity in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Circulation. 2002 Sep 10;106(11):1342-8.
  68. Civelek AC, Ozalp E, Gerber BL, Weiss J. Lung scan in the diagnosis and management of patent foramen ovale pulmonary embolism, paradoxical embolism. Clin Imaging. 2002 Sep-Oct;26(5):349-52.
  69. Gerber BL, Laycock S, Melin JA, Borgers M, Flameng W, Vanoverschelde JL. Myocardial blood flow, metabolism, and inotropic reserve in dogs with dysfunctional noninfarcted collateral-dependent myocardium. J Nucl Med. 2002 Apr;43(4):556-65.
  70. Garot J, Pascal O, Diébold B, Derumeaux G, Gerber BL, Dubois-Randé JL, Lima JA, Guéret P. Alterations of systolic left ventricular twist after acute myocardial infarction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jan;282(1):H357-62.
  71. Gerber BL, Rochitte CE, Bluemke DA, Melin JA, Crosille P, Becker LC, Lima JA. Relation between Gd-DTPA contrast enhancement and regional inotropic response in the periphery and center of myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2001 Aug 28;104(9):998-1004.
  72. Gerber BL, Bernard X, Melin JA, Delestinne T, Vanbutsele R, Goenen M, Vanoverschelde JL. Exaggerated chronotropic and energetic response to dobutamine after orthotopic cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Aug;20(8):824-32.
  73. Gerber BL, Lima JA, Garot J, Bluemke DA. Magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial infarct. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2000 Dec;11(6):372-82. Review.
  74. Vanoverschelde JL, Depré C, Gerber BL, Borgers M, Wijns W, Robert A, Dion R, Melin JA.Time course of functional recovery after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with chronic left ventricular ischemic dysfunction.Am J Cardiol. 2000 Jun 15;85(12):1432-9.
  75. Gerber BL, Rochitte CE, Melin JA, McVeigh ER, Bluemke DA, Wu KC, Becker LC, Lima JA.Microvascular obstruction and left ventricular remodeling early after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2000 Jun 13;101(23):2734-41.
  76. Gerber BL, Wijns W, Vanoverschelde JL, Heyndrickx GR, De Bruyne B, Bartunek J, Melin JA.Myocardial perfusion and oxygen consumption in reperfused noninfarcted dysfunctional myocardium after unstable angina: direct evidence for myocardial stunning in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Dec;34(7):1939-46.
  77. Gerber BL, Melin JA, Bol A, Labar D, Cogneau M, Michel C, Vanoverschelde JL.Nitrogen-13-ammonia and oxygen-15-water estimates of absolute myocardial perfusion in left ventricular ischemic dysfunction. J Nucl Med. 1998 Oct;39(10):1655-62.
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Mr Bernhard Gerber

Professeur ordinaire
Chef de clinique associé Saint-Luc

SSS/MEDE  --  Faculté de médecine et médecine dentaire (MEDE)

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