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Netherlands Heart Journal

S W E Baalman, J R de Groot
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January 12, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
P Garg, R Aziz, T Al Musa, D P Ripley, P Haaf, J R J Foley, P P Swoboda, G J Fent, L E Dobson, J P Greenwood, S Plein
AIMS: Myocardial perfusion imaging during hyperaemic stress is commonly used to detect coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS), strain rate (GLSR), myocardial early (E') and late diastolic velocities (A') with adenosine stress first-pass perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: 44 patients met the inclusion criteria and underwent CMR imaging...
January 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
D Ochijewicz, M Tomaniak, J Kochman, L Koltowski, A Rdzanek, A Pietrasik, G Opolski
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January 2, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
R Y Parbhudayal, C P Allaart, R B van Loon, L J Meijboom, A C van Rossum, R Nijveldt
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December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
F S van den Brink, A D Magan, P G Noordzij, C Zivelonghi, P Agostoni, F D Eefting, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, B R Rensing, J P van Kuijk, P Klein, E Scholten, J A S van der Heyden
INTRODUCTION: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can cause great haemodynamic instability. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide haemodynamic support in patients with STEMI but data on outcome and complications are scarce. METHODS: An in-hospital registry was conducted enrolling all patients receiving VA-ECMO. Patients were analysed for medical history, mortality, neurological outcome, complications and coronary artery disease...
December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
N Jongejan, I Timmermans, J Elders, K Meijer, M Meine, P A Doevendans, H Versteeg, A E Tuinenburg
BACKGROUND: Dutch patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are restricted from driving for two months after implantation or shocks. This requires significant lifestyle adjustments and is one of the primary concerns of ICD patients. Previous studies indicated that compliance with the driving restrictions is poor, but insight in socio-demographic, clinical and psychological factors associated with compliance is limited. Hence, this study aimed to explore compliance with the driving restrictions and associated factors in a large sample of Dutch ICD patients...
December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
A J J IJsselmuiden, C Simsek, A G van Driel, D Bouchez, G Amoroso, P Vermeersch, P P Karjalainen
AIMS: To describe the safety and performance of STENTYS self-expandable bare metal stents (BMS) versus paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in saphenous vein grafts (SVGs). METHODS AND RESULTS: A randomised controlled trial was performed in four hospitals in three European countries between December 2011 and December 2013. Patients with de novo lesions (>50% stenosis) in an SVG with a diameter between 2.5-6 mm were included. Primary endpoint was late lumen loss at 6 months...
December 18, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
R J de Winter
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December 14, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
W Vlastra, M Piek, M A van Lavieren, M E J C Hassell, B E Claessen, G W Wijntjens, T P van de Hoef, K D Sjauw, M A Beijk, R Delewi, J J Piek
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery spasm may be the underlying mechanism in up to 10% of cases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and sudden cardiac death. Asian individuals exhibit a 3-times greater incidence of spasm than Caucasians; this is likely due to different types of mechanisms. Consequently, solid data is limited about the long-term prognosis in Caucasian patients presenting with ACS and/or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) caused by coronary spasm. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, thirty Caucasian patients with coronary artery spasm presenting with ACS (N = 29) and/or OHCA (N = 11) were enrolled in this prospective registry...
December 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
R J R Snijder, M J Suttorp, J M Ten Berg, M C Post
A patent foramen ovale is a common intracardiac finding that is located between the left and right atrium. It can cause right-to-left shunting and has a high prevalence in patients who suffer a cryptogenic stroke. Earlier trials did not show superiority of percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure with standard medical therapy over standard medical therapy alone in the treatment of cryptogenic stroke. Interestingly, several meta-analyses show positive results regarding closure, suggesting underpowering of the individual trials...
December 4, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
R W M Pijls, P J Nelemans, B M Rahel, A P M Gorgels
BACKGROUND: Recently we showed that a citizen volunteer system using text message alerts improves survival of out-of-hospital sudden circulatory arrest (OHCA). It is important to characterise the OHCA population encountered by the volunteers regarding circumstances and causes of the arrests. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eligible for this study were 968 OHCAs that occurred between April 2012 and April 2014 in the Dutch province of Limburg. The distribution of causes of OHCA, patient characteristics and resuscitation settings were compared between 492 arrests wherein volunteers were notified and 476 arrests where the dispatcher decided not to do so...
December 4, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
M A G van der Heyden, T A B van Veen
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December 1, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
N M Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, H J Wellens, J J Piek
INTRODUCTION: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in athletes is an unexpected life-threatening event, which is often not recognised early and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not always initiated immediately. We describe key features to rapidly recognise non-traumatic SCA in athletes during sports activity. METHODS: We reviewed videos and images of athletes suffering from non-traumatic SCA during sports activity. We searched Google images, Google videos and YouTube...
December 1, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
M E Wittekoek, J J Piek
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November 29, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
J J Brugts, O C Manintveld, N van Mieghem
We report the first patient experiences with the CardioMEMS device in the Erasmus MC Thorax Center in the Netherlands. In line with clinical trial evidence, the device is applicable in patients with chronic heart failure in functional New York Heart Association class III with at least 1 admission for heart failure in the past 12 months. CardioMEMS has been shown to be safe and reliable, and effective in reducing the number of hospitalisations for heart failure by guided therapy based on pulmonary artery pressures...
November 10, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
M Boulaksil, S S Liem, M Akarkach, J Timmermans
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November 9, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
D C Eindhoven, L N van Staveren, J A van Erkelens, D E Ikkersheim, S C Cannegieter, V A W M Umans, A Mosterd, J van Wijngaarden, M J Schalij, C J W Borleffs
INTRODUCTION: Since health insurance is compulsory in the Netherlands, the centrally registered medical claims data might pose a unique opportunity to evaluate quality of (cardiac) care on a national level without additional collection of data. However, validation of these claims data has not yet been assessed. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: National claims data ('national registry') were compared with data collected by patient records reviews in four representative hospitals ('validation registry')...
November 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
K Goto, S Kasama, M Kurabayashi
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November 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
B Klop, L J P M van Woerkens, M Bijl
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October 30, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
B Klop, L J P M van Woerkens, M Bijl
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October 30, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
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