W Budts

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale: single-centre experience using different types of devices and mid-term outcome
    Martijn C Post
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 60:515-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Management of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke
    Werner Budts
    Dept of Cardiology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:3-9. 2012
  3. pmc Validity, reliability and responsiveness of the "Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting" (SEIQoL-DW) in congenital heart disease
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:27. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Chest pain in adult congenital heart disease: where does it come from?
    W Budts
    Acta Clin Belg 59:68-78. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Haemoptysis in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot: a combined surgical and interventional approach
    W Budts
    Division of Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 13:571-3. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Eisenmenger syndrome: medical prevention and management strategies
    Werner Budts
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:2047-60. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in QRS duration are associated with maximal exercise capacity in adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
    W Budts
    Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 104:46-51. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Left-to-right shunting in common congenital heart defects: which patients are eligible for percutaneous interventions?
    Werner Budts
    Division of Cardiology and Congenital Cardiology, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 58:199-205. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium. An uncommon congenital heart defect
    W Budts
    Division of Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven
    Acta Clin Belg 58:120-2. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Optimising device imaging in atrial septal closure by three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography
    W Budts
    Heart 94:1110. 2008

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale: single-centre experience using different types of devices and mid-term outcome
    Martijn C Post
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 60:515-9. 2005
    ..Low recurrence rates of ischaemic stroke after percutaneous closure have been described. We report our single-centre experience using four different types of devices...
  2. ncbi request reprint Management of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke
    Werner Budts
    Dept of Cardiology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:3-9. 2012
    ..Because of a lack of well-designed randomized trials, guidelines do not provide a clear answer. Therefore, the cardiological and neurovascular societies in Belgium decided to write an attempt at an expert opinion paper...
  3. pmc Validity, reliability and responsiveness of the "Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting" (SEIQoL-DW) in congenital heart disease
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:27. 2004
    ..This study aimed to examine aspects of validity, reliability and responsiveness of the SEIQoL-DW on data obtained in adults with congenital heart disease, by using the new standards of psychological testing...
  4. ncbi request reprint Chest pain in adult congenital heart disease: where does it come from?
    W Budts
    Acta Clin Belg 59:68-78. 2004
    ..Basic knowledge is mandatory and will lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment. Data in literature, which focus on this issue, are scarce and motivated to summarize the experience of daily practice from the eye point of the clinician...
  5. ncbi request reprint Haemoptysis in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot: a combined surgical and interventional approach
    W Budts
    Division of Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 13:571-3. 2003
    ..Our patient demonstrates the increasing necessity for combined surgical and interventional procedures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Eisenmenger syndrome: medical prevention and management strategies
    Werner Budts
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:2047-60. 2005
    ..At present, new drugs, which are more selective pulmonary vasodilators, are available to interfere with the ongoing disease process to improve functional capacity and delay the decision for transplantation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in QRS duration are associated with maximal exercise capacity in adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
    W Budts
    Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 104:46-51. 2005
    ..In adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TF) QRS duration at rest seems to be a predictor of maximal exercise. We examined the relationship between QRS duration during exercise and exercise performance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Left-to-right shunting in common congenital heart defects: which patients are eligible for percutaneous interventions?
    Werner Budts
    Division of Cardiology and Congenital Cardiology, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 58:199-205. 2003
    ..Percutaneous closure is not only better tolerated than surgery, it may also imply favourable economical aspects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium. An uncommon congenital heart defect
    W Budts
    Division of Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven
    Acta Clin Belg 58:120-2. 2003
    ..Although several cases of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva are reported in the literature, it is still an underdiagnosed condition because it is frequently missed during physical examination...
  10. doi request reprint Optimising device imaging in atrial septal closure by three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography
    W Budts
    Heart 94:1110. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint The future of adult patients after Mustard or Senning repair for transposition of the great arteries
    Werner Budts
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49 B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 113:209-14. 2006
    ..We wanted to evaluate the relationship between demographic and echocardiographic variables, and exercise performance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intra-cardiac echocardiography in atrial septal interventions: impact on hospitalization costs
    Werner Budts
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 65:147-52. 2010
    ..However, ICE catheters are expensive. We questioned the impact of the use of ICE catheters on hospitalization costs for patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial septal defect (ASD) closure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Failure of medicine: evolution of an atrial septal defect to an Eisenmenger syndrome
    W Budts
    Department of Cardiology, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 55:265-7. 2000
    ..The importance of a complete haemodynamic evaluation in this patient is illustrated...
  14. pmc Residual pulmonary vasoreactivity to inhaled nitric oxide in patients with severe obstructive pulmonary hypertension and Eisenmenger syndrome
    W Budts
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 86:553-8. 2001
    ..To determine whether inhaled NO (iNO) can reduce pulmonary vascular resistance in adults with congenital heart disease and obstructive pulmonary hypertension or Eisenmenger syndrome...
  15. ncbi request reprint Primary balloon dilatation in coarctation of the aorta complicated by severe aortic insufficiency
    C de Meester
    Department of Cardiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 53:231-4. 1998
    ....
  16. pmc Stenting of hypoplastic aortic segments with mild pressure gradients and arterial hypertension
    D Boshoff
    Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 92:1661-6. 2006
    ..To determine the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of stent expansion of hypoplastic aortic segments with pressure gradients in patients with arterial hypertension...
  17. ncbi request reprint New-onset and persistent migraine early after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure disappear at follow-up
    A Voet
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 63:262-8. 2008
    ..As it has been suggested that the closing device might induce or maintain migraine temporarily, we were interested in the prevalence of migraine at longer follow-up...
  18. pmc What do adult patients with congenital heart disease know about their disease, treatment, and prevention of complications? A call for structured patient education
    P Moons
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 86:74-80. 2001
    ..To assess how much adults with congenital heart disease understand about their heart defect, its treatment, and the preventive measures necessary to avoid complications...
  19. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness to inhaled nitric oxide is a predictor for mid-term survival in adult patients with congenital heart defects and pulmonary arterial hypertension
    M C Post
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg, Herestrat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 25:1651-6. 2004
    ..We wanted to evaluate whether the responsiveness to iNO was related to mid-term outcome in these patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Left atrial myxoma. Evaluation with transoesophageal echocardiographic and real time three-dimensional imaging
    K Lampropoulos
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 66:318-20. 2011
    ..RT3DE and RT3D-TEE proved to be techniques that can provide additional contributions to the diagnostic investigation of structural heart diseases...
  21. doi request reprint Long-term outcome after treatment of isolated pulmonary valve stenosis
    A Voet
    Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 156:11-5. 2012
    ..Few data are available on very long-term follow-up after treatment for isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS), either surgically or by percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PBA)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Repair for partial and complete atrioventricular septal defect: single centre experience and long-term results
    V Soufflet
    Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 60:236-42. 2005
    ..We were interested to compare late outcome after partial and complete atrioventricular defect repair (pAVSD and cAVSD, respectively) and to determine the most important reason for re-intervention...
  23. ncbi request reprint Extensive dissection of the pulmonary artery treated with combined heart-lung transplantation
    W A Wuyts
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:205-6. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Graft dilation after redo surgery for aneurysm formation following patch angioplasty for aortic coarctation
    J Bogaert
    Department of Radiology, University of Leuven, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Herestraat 49, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:274-8. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of the inserted graft in patients with surgery for aneurysm formation following patch angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta...
  25. pmc Is the severity of congenital heart disease associated with the quality of life and perceived health of adult patients?
    P Moons
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 91:1193-8. 2005
    ..To explore whether the severity of congenital heart disease is associated with the quality of life and perceived health status of adult patients...
  26. pmc Long term outcome up to 30 years after the Mustard or Senning operation: a nationwide multicentre study in Belgium
    P Moons
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 90:307-13. 2004
    ..To assess long term outcome of patients who underwent Mustard or Senning repair for transposition of the great arteries up to 30 years earlier...
  27. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of expenditures on, and utilization of resources in, health care in adults with congenital heart disease
    P Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, School of Public Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 11:301-13. 2001
    ..Such patients, therefore, are often presumed to be high users of resources for health care. Information on utilization of resources in adults with congenital heart disease, however, is scarce...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patent foramen ovale and migraine
    M C Post
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, and University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:9-14. 2007
    ..In this review we describe the association between PFO and migraine and the different pathophysiological hypotheses, which have been proposed to explain this relationship...
  29. pmc Failure of epicardial pacing leads in congenital heart disease: not uncommon and difficult to predict
    M C Post
    Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Neth Heart J 19:331-5. 2011
    ..We evaluate the incidence of epicardial lead failure and try to identify risk factors in patients with congenital heart disease...
  30. pmc Left main coronary artery and right pulmonary vein compression by a large pulmonary artery aneurysm
    V Decuypere
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 90:e21. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the aetiology, clinical manifestations, complications, diagnostic approach, and possible therapeutic interventions are briefly discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Aerosol gene transfer with inducible nitric oxide synthase reduces hypoxic pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular remodeling in rats
    W Budts
    Department of Cardiology, Flanders Interuniversity Institute of Biotechnology, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Circulation 102:2880-5. 2000
    ..The effects of NO synthase (NOS) gene transfer on pulmonary vascular remodeling associated with hypoxic pulmonary hypertension are unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous transcatheter ventricular septal defect closure in adults with Amplatzer septal occluders
    Andreas Marinakis
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 62:391-5. 2007
    ..The interest in transcatheter ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure is continuously growing. Therefore, we report our experience in perimembranous (Pm) and postinfarction (Pi) VSD closure...
  33. ncbi request reprint Outcome of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in adults with congenital heart disease: a multi-centre study
    Sing Chien Yap
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 28:1854-61. 2007
    ..To investigate outcome and complications of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and to identify predictors of (in-) appropriate shocks...
  34. doi request reprint Late free atrial wall rupture after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure and transvenous pacemaker implantation
    Wim Huysmans
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 72:286-8. 2008
    ..The etiology of the rupture remains unclear, but the presence of the two intracardiac devices is probably not coincidental...
  35. ncbi request reprint Self-reported physical activities in patients after the Mustard or Senning operation: comparison with healthy control subjects
    Leentje De Bleser
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:247-51. 2007
    ..Although life expectancy is good, previous studies have demonstrated limitations in exercise capacity. To what extent these limitations affect day-to-day functioning of the patients is not yet known...
  36. ncbi request reprint What does it mean to live with a congenital heart disease? A qualitative study on the lived experiences of adult patients
    Patricia Claessens
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 4:3-10. 2005
    ..In addition to medical problems, patients perceive specific psychosocial concerns that influence their lived experiences and quality of life...
  37. ncbi request reprint Homograft survival after tetralogy of Fallot repair: determinants of accelerated homograft degeneration
    Els Troost
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:2503-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, to determine variables that could influence their survival, we retrospectively studied the survival pattern of homografts used to treat TOF...
  38. ncbi request reprint The NYHA classification, employment, and physical activities are poor indicators of quality of life after congenital cardiac surgery
    Philip Moons
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1167-8; author reply 1168. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and health status in adults with congenital heart disease: a direct comparison with healthy counterparts
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:407-13. 2006
    ..This study therefore assessed the quality of life and perceived health of adults with congenital heart disease and compared these two measures with those reported by healthy control subjects...
  40. ncbi request reprint Caliber of quality-of-life assessments in congenital heart disease: a plea for more conceptual and methodological rigor
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1062-9. 2004
    ..However, quality of life can be an ambiguous concept that is hindered by methodological weaknesses, a situation that can prevent the drawing of firm conclusions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the survival of cryopreserved homografts. The second homograft performs as well as the first
    Bart Meyns
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:211-6; discussion 216. 2005
    ..To determine the life span of cryopreserved homografts implanted in the right ventricular outflow tract and the factors influencing it...
  42. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive care for adults with congenital heart disease: expanding roles for nurses
    Philip Moons
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 1:23-8. 2002
    ..In particular, an advanced practice nurse seems to be pre-eminent to optimise illness management of adult patients with congenital heart disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health status, functional abilities, and quality of life after the Mustard or Senning operation
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1359-65; discussion 1365. 2004
    ..This multicenter study assessed the perceived health status, functional abilities, and quality of life in long-term survivors of the Mustard or Senning operation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Critique on the conceptualisation of quality of life: a review and evaluation of different conceptual approaches
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:891-901. 2006
    ..Furthermore, our findings can assist researchers in developing more rigourous quality-of-life research...
  45. ncbi request reprint Individual quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease: a paradigm shift
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 26:298-307. 2005
    ..Therefore, this study examined individual quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease and explored potential differences with those reported by matched, healthy control subjects...
  46. ncbi request reprint Advanced therapy may delay the need for transplantation in patients with the Eisenmenger syndrome
    Tom Adriaenssens
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 27:1472-7. 2006
    ..In addition, patients with the Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) seem to benefit from these news drugs regarding symptoms, but there is still no evidence for changes in outcome...
  47. ncbi request reprint The relationship between migraine and right-to-left shunt: Fact or fiction?
    Martijn C Post
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Chest 130:896-901. 2006
    ..In this review, the relationship between migraine and right-to-left shunting is described by highlighting the different pathophysiologic hypotheses...
  48. ncbi request reprint Educational and behavioral issues in transitioning from pediatric cardiology to adult-centered health care
    Kristien Van Deyk
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, 35 4, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Nurs Clin North Am 39:755-68. 2004
    ..International guidelines indicate that advanced practice nurses are key in developing and implementing patient education programs during the transition from pediatric cardiology to adult-centered health care...
  49. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of a Potts' shunt with subsequent surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot
    Derize Boshoff
    Congenital Heart Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 64:121-3. 2005
    ..The anastomosis was successfully occluded using an Amplatzer ventricular septal defect occluder, immediately followed by complete surgical repair of his tetralogy of Fallot...
  50. ncbi request reprint The influence of percutaneous atrial septal defect closure on the occurrence of migraine
    Katrin Mortelmans
    Department of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 26:1533-7. 2005
    ..Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure seems to influence migraine. We wanted to observe the effect of percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) closure on migraine...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adults with congenital heart disease
    Philip Moons
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:612-6. 2006
    ..The aims of this study are therefore to describe the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease in a large sample of adults with congenital cardiac anomalies, and compare this with the prevalence in the general population...
  52. ncbi request reprint How a left-to-right shunt may protect against haemodynamic deterioration in restrictive cardiomyopathy
    Nicolas Van Mieghem
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 60:337-40. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning and congenital heart disease: Something to worry about?
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 121:30-5. 2007
    ..Therefore, this study investigated sexual functioning in adults with congenital heart disease and compared this with that of matched, healthy control subjects...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cardiac troponin I release after transcatheter closure of the interatrial septum: a prospective study
    Tom Vydt
    Department of Cardiology, AZ Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 62:467-71. 2007
    ..To identify cTnI rise after percutaneous ISD closure and to determine its prognostic significance...
  55. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical embolism with an intact interatrial septum
    Joris Schurmans
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 29:1117. 2008