L Mertens

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of a cutting balloon catheter to dilate resistant stenoses in major aortic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries
    L Mertens
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 11:574-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of imaging techniques in diagnosis and evaluation of congenital aortic stenosis
    Luc Mertens
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:208-9. 2006
  3. pmc Severe tricuspid regurgitation 14 years after diagnosis of "transient neonatal tricuspid regurgitation"
    D Boshoff
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 86:88-90. 2001
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Post-catheterization pseudoaneurysm in a one-year-old child treated by ultrasound-guided human thrombin injection
    Q Hussain
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    JBR-BTR 92:76-7. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of work rate on the determinants of oxygen deficit during short-term submaximal exercise: implications for clinical research
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 23:42-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Early motor development in young children with 22q.11 deletion syndrome and a conotruncal heart defect
    Ann Swillen
    Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:797-802. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Creation with a stent of an unrestrictive lasting atrial communication
    Marc Gewillig
    University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 12:404-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional right and left ventricular function by ultrasonic strain rate and strain indexes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    Frank Weidemann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 90:133-8. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional left and right ventricular radial and longitudinal function in healthy children using ultrasound-based strain rate and strain imaging
    Frank Weidemann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:20-8. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Use of a cutting balloon catheter to dilate resistant stenoses in major aortic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries
    L Mertens
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 11:574-7. 2001
    ..The technique provides useful palliation for patients having such stenotic collateral arteries...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of imaging techniques in diagnosis and evaluation of congenital aortic stenosis
    Luc Mertens
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:208-9. 2006
  3. pmc Severe tricuspid regurgitation 14 years after diagnosis of "transient neonatal tricuspid regurgitation"
    D Boshoff
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Heart 86:88-90. 2001
    ..This case stresses the importance of long term follow up of patients with transient tricuspid regurgitation...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Post-catheterization pseudoaneurysm in a one-year-old child treated by ultrasound-guided human thrombin injection
    Q Hussain
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    JBR-BTR 92:76-7. 2009
    ..Physical examination after 2 months follow-up showed complete disappearance of the pulsating lump...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of work rate on the determinants of oxygen deficit during short-term submaximal exercise: implications for clinical research
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 23:42-9. 2003
    ..The effect of increasing work rate was studied on the determinants of the oxygen deficit...
  7. ncbi request reprint Early motor development in young children with 22q.11 deletion syndrome and a conotruncal heart defect
    Ann Swillen
    Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:797-802. 2005
    ..These data reveal a significant motor delay in many young children with del22q.11, which is not caused by the presence of a congenital heart defect or by behavioural features...
  8. ncbi request reprint Creation with a stent of an unrestrictive lasting atrial communication
    Marc Gewillig
    University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 12:404-7. 2002
    ..We conclude that, in infants, dilation of the atrial septum with a stent can provide a safe, lasting, and unrestrictive atrial communication...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional right and left ventricular function by ultrasonic strain rate and strain indexes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    Frank Weidemann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 90:133-8. 2002
    ..RV deformation abnormalities are associated with electrical depolarization abnormalities...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional left and right ventricular radial and longitudinal function in healthy children using ultrasound-based strain rate and strain imaging
    Frank Weidemann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:20-8. 2002
    ..To determine the clinical feasibility and reproducibility of longitudinal and radial SR and epsilon, the following study was carried out...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic strain rate and strain imaging of the right ventricle in children before and after percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect
    Benedicte Eyskens
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:994-1000. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that SR/epsilon are relatively load-stable measures of contractile function in the clinical setting. In contrast, myocardial velocities are clearly load dependent...
  12. pmc Increased interbreath variability of gas exchange during exercise in children with cardiomyopathy
    Tony Reybrouck
    Heart 93:377-8. 2007
  13. ncbi request reprint Left-ventricular non-compaction in a patient with monosomy 1p36
    Bernard Thienpont
    Center for Human Genetics, Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Med Genet 50:233-6. 2007
    ..This is however the first report describing LVNC in association with the 1p36 deletion syndrome, broadening the spectrum of cardiac anomalies found in association with this syndrome...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endovascular stenting of juvenile vessels: consequence of surgical stent removal on vessel architecture
    Derize Elizabeth Boshoff
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, 49 Herestreet, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:1033-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the effect of stenting and later surgical removal on the architecture and therefore growth potential of juvenile vessels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acute cardiac functional and morphological changes after Anthracycline infusions in children
    Javier Ganame
    Pediatric Cardiology Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 99:974-7. 2007
    ..After the third dose, further deterioration in radial peak systolic strain was seen. In conclusion, low to moderate doses of anthracyclines acutely induce cardiac diastolic and systolic dysfunction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Metabolic acidosis decreases fetal myocardial isovolumic velocities in a chronic sheep model of increased placental vascular resistance
    Ganesh Acharya
    Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine and All Children s Hospital, Children s Research Institute, 801 6th St South, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294:H498-504. 2008
    ..However, acute metabolic acidosis impaired myocardial contractility during the isovolumic phase and relaxation during the isovolumic and early filling phases of the cardiac cycle...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physical performance and physical activity in grown-up congenital heart disease
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of aCardiovascular Rehabilitation, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:498-502. 2005
    ..To review exercise performance and exercise habits in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Validation and application of single breath-hold cine cardiac MR for ventricular function assessment in children with congenital heart disease at rest and during adenosine stress
    Andrew M Taylor
    Department of Radiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 7:743-51. 2005
    ..Materials and..
  19. ncbi request reprint The Contegra conduit in the right ventricular outflow tract induces supravalvular stenosis
    Bart Meyns
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 128:834-40. 2004
    ..We sought to evaluate the incidence and nature of pulmonary stenosis after implantation of the bovine jugular vein graft (Contegra; Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) in the right ventricular outflow tract...
  20. ncbi request reprint Regional right and left ventricular function after the Senning operation: an ultrasonic study of strain rate and strain
    Benedicte Eyskens
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 14:255-64. 2004
    ..No good non-invasive method is currently available for quantifying right ventricular function...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional right and left ventricular function by ultrasonic strain rate and strain indexes in Friedreich's ataxia
    Frank Weidemann
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Image Computing ESAT, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 91:622-6. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint The left ventricular apex is the optimal site for pediatric pacing: correlation with animal experience
    Ward Y Vanagt
    Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:837-43. 2004
    ..LV apex pacing results in synchronous activation of the LV and is, in adult dogs and in children, associated with superior hemodynamic performance...
  24. pmc What is new in pediatric cardiac imaging?
    Luc Mertens
    Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 167:1-8. 2008
    ..Also, the current standing of cardiac MRI and cardiac computerized tomography will be discussed. Finally, the recent European efforts to organize training and accreditation in pediatric echocardiography are highlighted...
  25. ncbi request reprint Myocardial dysfunction late after low-dose anthracycline treatment in asymptomatic pediatric patients
    Javier Ganame
    Pediatric Cardiology Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:1351-8. 2007
    ..Currently, most treatment protocols use reduced anthracycline doses compared with historical exposure. The long-term effect of these reduced doses on myocardial function has not been well studied...
  26. ncbi request reprint Regional myocardial deformation in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: morphological and clinical correlations
    Javier Ganame
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:2886-94. 2007
    ..We investigated whether regional systolic deformation is reduced in paediatric patients with HCM and evaluated its relation with wall thickness, electrocardiographic pattern, and exercise capacity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Deciphering the mystery of the leaky pulmonary valve in a new era of interventional cardiology
    Luc Mertens
    Eur Heart J 28:1793-4. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Stenting the neonatal arterial duct in duct-dependent pulmonary circulation: new techniques, better results
    Marc Gewillig
    Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:107-12. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to assess a new approach to stent the arterial duct in neonates with a duct-dependent pulmonary circulation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Excluded right pulmonary artery in a neonate
    Fabienne Marchau
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 163:274-6. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Submicroscopic chromosomal imbalances detected by array-CGH are a frequent cause of congenital heart defects in selected patients
    Bernard Thienpont
    Center for Human Genetics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:2778-84. 2007
    ..In this report, we evaluate for the first time the use of array-CGH as a diagnostic tool in a selected group of patients with a CHD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Late post-repair ventricular function in patients with origin of the left main coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 93:506-8. 2004
    ..Although radial left ventricular deformation parameters were completely normalized, longitudinal deformation remained abnormal...
  32. ncbi request reprint Early complications of stenting in patients with congenital heart disease: a multicentre study
    Menno van Gameren
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital, Dr Molewaterplein 60, 3015 GJ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 27:2709-15. 2006
    ..Although most stent procedures are completed successfully, complications may occur. This multicentre study evaluated early complications after stenting in patients with congenital heart disease, including potential risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery: how to look at it?
    Luc Mertens
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 7:491-2. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Epicardial pacing: a single-centre study on 321 leads in 138 patients
    Bavo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:343-51. 2006
    ..This study presents the long-term outcome of 321 epicardial leads in 138 patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Recommendations from the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology for training in congenital cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
    Willem A Helbing
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiol Young 16:410-2. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Acute hemodynamic benefit of left ventricular apex pacing in children
    Ward Y Vanagt
    Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:932-6. 2005
    ..Because animal studies showed beneficial effects of left ventricular pacing, we compared the hemodynamic performance of left ventricular apex, left ventricular free wall, and right ventricular apex pacing in children...
  37. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to chemotherapy: effect on cardiac and neurologic outcome
    Kristel Van Calsteren
    J Clin Oncol 24:e16-7. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of filling pressures in the pediatric intensive care unit: is it possible?
    Luc Mertens
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:496-7. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Guidelines from the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology: standards for training in paediatric echocardiography
    Luc Mertens
    Cardiol Young 15:441-2. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint A Java software for calculating mean breath-by-breath variability in gas exchange parameters: application in young cardiac patients with exercise-related periodic breathing
    Steven Vangesselen
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Leuven, Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 80:89-92. 2005
    ..This Java-based software is available for public download under: http://www.perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/Steven_Vangesselen..