Sohrab Fratz
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Sohrab Fratz

It is with great sadness that the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance reports the recent loss of Dr. Sohrab Fratz. 

Dr. Fratz was the Head of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance at Deutsches Herzzentrum M√ľnchen, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease.  He was very active in the CMR community working with both the SCMR and the EACVI to develop multiple consensus papers on CMR indications and approach to children with heart disease.  With a focus on congenital heart disease, Dr. Frantz published over 90 articles and was a congenital heart disease expert for multiple SCMR Scientific Sessions and SCMR Cases of the Week.  He will be remembered not only as a proliferative academician but as a friend, mentor and one who has made a lasting impression on how children with heart disease are managed around the globe. 

Our thoughts are with his family and children who can be proud to have a father who had achieved so much.  In honor of these achievements, SCMR plans to dedicate a lecture at the upcoming SCMR Scientific Sessions in Dr. Fratz's name.  Condolences for his family can be sent to Heiko Stern (, his close friend and colleague at the German Heart Center, who will pass them on in due time.

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