Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (HA5399/3-1)
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Received: 15 November 2018
Revised: 7 February 2019
Accepted: 12 February 2019
First Online: 15 March 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Prof. Dr. Andreas Harloff.
: The authors of this manuscript declare no relationships with any companies, whose products or services may be related to the subject matter of the article.
: One of the authors, Prof. Dr. Werner Vach, has significant statistical expertise and performed statistical analysis.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects in this study.
: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.
: Data from this population-based study were analyzed and published. In these three articles, aortic pulse wave velocity, hemodynamics of the right heart, and hemodynamics of the pulmonary arteries were investigated.Accordingly, there is only minimal overlap with the submitted paper focussing on the extent of retrograde blood flow and potential retrograde embolization from the descending aorta:Harloff A, Mirzaee H, Lodemann T, Hagenlocher P, Wehrum T, Stuplich J, Hennemuth A, Hennig J, Grundmann S, Vach W. Determination of aortic stiffness using 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance - a population-based study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 Jun 21;20(1):43.Wehrum T, Lodemann T, Hagenlocher P, Stuplich J, Ngo BTT, Grundmann S, Hennemuth A, Hennig J, Harloff A. Age-related changes of right atrial morphology and inflow pattern assessed using 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance: results of a population-based study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 Jun 14;20(1):38.Wehrum T, Hagenlocher P, Lodemann T, Vach W, Dragonu I, Hennemuth A, von Zur Mühlen C, Stuplich J, Ngo BT, Harloff A. Age dependence of pulmonary artery blood flow measured by 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance: results of a population-based study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 May 31;18(1):31.
: • prospective• cross-sectional study/observational• performed at one institution