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angle-left Matthias Friedrich, MD, FESC, FACC

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Centre for Innovative Medicine

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, MUHC



Cardiovascular magnetic resonance • myocardial ischemia • coronary heart disease • acute myocardial infarction • myocarditis

Research Focus

My research is based on the use of magnetic resonance for the characterization of different cardiomyopathies in human patients. One of my main objectives is to use breathing manoeuvres, instead of traditional pharmacological vasodilators or stress protocols, to develop novel techniques for assessing coronary vascular function. This research will have an important and positive impact on medical practice around the world.

Selected Publications

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  • Friedrich MG, Karamitsos TD. Oxygenation-sensitive cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2013;15(1):43. doi:10.1186/1532-429X-15-43.

  • Friedrich MG, Sechtem U, Schulz-Menger J, et al. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Myocarditis: A JACC White Paper. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009;53(17):1475-1487. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.02.007.

  • Fischer K, Guensch D, Shie N, Lebel J, Friedrich MG. Breathing Maneuvers as a Vasoactive Stimulus for Detecting Inducible Myocardial Ischemia - an Experimental Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study. PLoS ONE 2016;11:e0164524.

  • Friedrich MG, Larose E, Patton D, Dick AJ, Merchant N, Paterson I. Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (Can SCMR) Recommendations for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis and Reporting. Can J Cardiol 2013.

  • Guensch DP, Fischer K, Flewitt JA, Yu J, Lukic R, Friedrich JA, Friedrich MG. Breathing manoeuvre-dependent changes in myocardial oxygenation in healthy humans. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 2014;15:409–414.