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Christian Nitsche
Christian Nitsche, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine II (Division of Cardiology)
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0002-0141-7639


Amyloidosis; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Cardiac Imaging Techniques; Endomyocardial Fibrosis; Heart Failure; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Mitral Valve; Multidetector Computed Tomography; Tricuspid Valve

Research interests

My main research focus is to improve outcome prediction in valvular heart disease using multimodality imaging. Our lab has a strong focus on non-invasive myocardial tissue characterization by cardiovascular magnetic resonance but strives to combine state of the art imaging workup from a broad range of diagnostic modalities (e.g. nuclear imaging techniques, echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography)

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

State of the art echocardiography, CMR, and nuclear imaging

Selected publications

  1. Nitsche, C. et al., 2021. Prevalence and Outcomes of Concomitant Aortic Stenosis and Cardiac Amyloidosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Jan 19;77(2):128-139. Available at:
  2. Nitsche, C. et al., 2020. Light-chain and transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis in severe aortic stenosis: prevalence, screening possibilities, and outcome. Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 Oct;22(10):1852-1862. Available at:
  3. Nitsche, C. et al., 2021. Volume Status Impacts CMR-Extracellular Volume Measurements and Outcome in AS Undergoing TAVR. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Feb;14(2):516-518. Available at:
  4. Nitsche, C. et al., 2020. Determinants of Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Degeneration. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Feb;13(2 Pt 1):345-353. Available at:
  5. Nitsche, C. et al., 2021. Fluid overload in patients undergoing TAVR: what we can learn from the nephrologists. ESC Heart Fail. 2021 Apr;8(2):1408-1416. Available at: