Luc Vanhees

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Cardiovascular risk profile: cross-sectional analysis of motivational determinants, physical fitness and physical activity
    Barbara Sassen
    Department of Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:592. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular disease (Part III)
    L Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1333-56. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors: recommendations from the EACPR. Part II
    L Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, B1501, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1005-33. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in defining the benefits to cardiovascular health within the general population: recommendations from the EACPR (Part I)
    L Vanhees
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:670-86. 2012
  5. pmc Predictors of healthcare professionals' intention and behaviour to encourage physical activity in patients with cardiovascular risk factors
    Barbara Sassen
    Department of Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:246. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint How to assess physical activity? How to assess physical fitness?
    Luc Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:102-14. 2005
  7. pmc A genetic predisposition score for muscular endophenotypes predicts the increase in aerobic power after training: the CAREGENE study
    Tom Thomaes
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Genet 12:84. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Measures of exercise capacity in adults with congenital heart disease
    Roselien Buys
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101 bus 1501, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 153:26-30. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Right ventricular load and function during exercise in patients with open and closed atrial septal defect type secundum
    Alexander Van de Bruaene
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:597-604. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Muscular strength and diameter as determinants of aerobic power and aerobic power response to exercise training in CAD patients
    Tom Thomaes
    Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:399-406. 2012

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc Cardiovascular risk profile: cross-sectional analysis of motivational determinants, physical fitness and physical activity
    Barbara Sassen
    Department of Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:592. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular disease (Part III)
    L Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1333-56. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors: recommendations from the EACPR. Part II
    L Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, B1501, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1005-33. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in defining the benefits to cardiovascular health within the general population: recommendations from the EACPR (Part I)
    L Vanhees
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:670-86. 2012
    ..Based on previous and the current literature, recommendations from the European Association on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation are formulated regarding type, volume, and intensity of PA and exercise...
  5. pmc Predictors of healthcare professionals' intention and behaviour to encourage physical activity in patients with cardiovascular risk factors
    Barbara Sassen
    Department of Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:246. 2011
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint How to assess physical activity? How to assess physical fitness?
    Luc Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:102-14. 2005
    ..The peak oxygen uptake is the gold standard in the assessment of exercise tolerance. When maximal exercise is contraindicated or not achievable, the VAT or the submaximal slopes provide reasonable alternatives...
  7. pmc A genetic predisposition score for muscular endophenotypes predicts the increase in aerobic power after training: the CAREGENE study
    Tom Thomaes
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Genet 12:84. 2011
    ..Muscular endophenotypes are positively correlated with aerobic capacity, therefore, we tested the association of polymorphisms in twelve muscular related genes on aerobic capacity and its response to endurance training...
  8. doi request reprint Measures of exercise capacity in adults with congenital heart disease
    Roselien Buys
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101 bus 1501, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 153:26-30. 2011
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the maximal character of exercise tests, and to investigate submaximal measures of exercise capacity...
  9. doi request reprint Right ventricular load and function during exercise in patients with open and closed atrial septal defect type secundum
    Alexander Van de Bruaene
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:597-604. 2013
    ..This study aimed at evaluating (1) right ventricular (RV) mean power during exercise, (2) the contribution of flow and pressure to RV mean power, and (3) the impact of pulmonary artery pressure on RV function during exercise...
  10. ncbi request reprint Muscular strength and diameter as determinants of aerobic power and aerobic power response to exercise training in CAD patients
    Tom Thomaes
    Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:399-406. 2012
    ..This study therefore aimed to evaluate how much of the variance in baseline peakVO2 and its response to exercise training can be explained by muscular parameters...
  11. ncbi request reprint The CAREGENE study: polymorphisms of the beta1-adrenoceptor gene and aerobic power in coronary artery disease
    Johan Defoor
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 27:808-16. 2006
    ..This study aims to investigate whether the Ser49Gly and Gly389Arg polymorphisms of the beta(1)AR gene or their haplotypes are associated with aerobic power or its response to physical training in coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  12. doi request reprint Genetic predisposition scores associate with muscular strength, size, and trainability
    Tom Thomaes
    Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:1451-9. 2013
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  13. ncbi request reprint In adults with atrial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries low physical activity relates to reduced exercise capacity and decreased perceived physical functioning
    Roselien Buys
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Catholic University of Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:49-57. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to come to a better understanding of the interrelationships between determinants of exercise capacity, physical activity and self-perceived health status...
  14. doi request reprint Determinants of cardiorespiratory fitness at 3, 6 and 12 months poststroke
    Ilse Baert
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 34:1835-42. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint The CAREGENE study: genetic variants of the endothelium and aerobic power in patients with coronary artery disease
    Steven Onkelinx
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 66:407-14. 2011
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  16. doi request reprint Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves endothelial function assessed by flow-mediated dilation but not by pulse amplitude tonometry
    Véronique A Cornelissen
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 21:39-48. 2014
    ..05). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is associated with an improvement in endothelial function, as can be measured by flow-mediated dilation but not by the reactive hyperaemia index of the pulse amplitude tonometry method. ..
  17. pmc Serial exercise testing in children, adolescents and young adults with Senning repair for transposition of the great arteries
    Roselien Buys
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Research Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, KULeuven, Tervuursevest 101, Leuven, 3001, Belgium
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:88. 2012
    ..Patients with Senning repair for complete transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) show an impaired exercise tolerance. Our aim was to investigate changes in exercise capacity in children, adolescents and adults with Senning operation...
  18. doi request reprint Exercise capacity, physical activity, and obesity in adults with repaired aortic coarctation
    Roselien Buys
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest, Heverlee, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 28:66-73. 2013
    ..During clinical practice, we often observe that patients seem to be overweight. However, data on physical activity and weight status in this population are currently not available...
  19. doi request reprint Reproducibility of different methods to measure the endothelial function
    Steven Onkelinx
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Vasc Med 17:79-84. 2012
    ..001). The typical errors of measurements for FMD were lower than those for PAT. In conclusion, in this study, FMD demonstrated the best reliability for the within- and between-day and separate day measurements when compared to PAT...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of resistance training on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    Véronique A Cornelissen
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Hypertension 58:950-8. 2011
    ..However, given the small amount of isometric studies available, additional studies are warranted to confirm this finding...
  21. ncbi request reprint The caregene study: muscle-specific creatine kinase gene and aerobic power in coronary artery disease
    Johan Defoor
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:415-7. 2005
    ..001) increased peak oxygen consumption in the GG, AG and AA NcoI genotypes. Covariate-adjusted peak oxygen consumption at baseline, after training and the response to training were not different across CKMM NcoI genotypes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Aerobic Interval Training vs. Moderate Continuous Training in Coronary Artery Disease Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Nele Pattyn
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, B 1501, 3001, Heverlee, Belgium
    Sports Med 44:687-700. 2014
    ..Individual studies suggest that aerobic interval training (AIT) might increase peakVO2 more in this population...
  23. doi request reprint Usefulness of cardiopulmonary exercise testing to predict the development of arterial hypertension in adult patients with repaired isolated coarctation of the aorta
    Roselien Buys
    Research Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:2037-41. 2013
    ..We aimed at evaluating (1) differences between hypertensive and non-hypertensive patients and (2) the value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to predict the development or progression of hypertension...
  24. pmc The effect of exercise on the cardiovascular risk factors constituting the metabolic syndrome: a meta-analysis of controlled trials
    Nele Pattyn
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Louvain, Belgium
    Sports Med 43:121-33. 2013
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  25. pmc Reliability and validity of the ultrasound technique to measure the rectus femoris muscle diameter in older CAD-patients
    Tom Thomaes
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    BMC Med Imaging 12:7. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Determinants of physical activity in young adults with tetralogy of Fallot
    Roselien Buys
    1 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Research Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation, University of Leuven, Tervuursevest, Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiol Young 24:20-6. 2014
    ..We aimed to investigate daily physical activity in adults with tetralogy of Fallot and to investigate the underlying determinants of physical activity in daily life...
  27. ncbi request reprint Low-dose exercise training does not influence cardiac autonomic control in healthy sedentary men aged 55-75 years
    Bart Verheyden
    Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Sports Sci 24:1137-47. 2006
    ..Results from this study provide no evidence of a clinically meaningful increase in the vagal modulation to the sinus node at rest after one year of low-volume and moderate-intensity fitness training in men aged 55-75 years...
  28. ncbi request reprint The TUBB1 Q43P functional polymorphism reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in men by modulating platelet function and structure
    Kathleen Freson
    Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology, Department of Pathology, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Blood 106:2356-62. 2005
    ..This study thus presents the functional consequences of the platelet Q43P beta1-tubulin substitution that is frequent in the healthy population and may protect men against arterial thrombosis...
  29. doi request reprint Regional right ventricular deformation in patients with open and closed atrial septal defect
    Alexander Van de Bruaene
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:206-13. 2011
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  30. pmc Variant on 9p21 strongly associates with coronary heart disease, but lacks association with common stroke
    Robin Lemmens
    Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Hum Genet 17:1287-93. 2009
    ..The risk variant on chromosome 9, tagged by rs10757278, is associated with coronary heart disease in the Belgian population, but not with isolated CVD. These findings suggest different pathogenic mechanisms in CAD versus CVD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Determinants of the effects of physical training and of the complications requiring resuscitation during exercise in patients with cardiovascular disease
    Luc Vanhees
    Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:304-12. 2004
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for participation in leisure-time physical activity and competitive sports in patients with arrhythmias and potentially arrhythmogenic conditions Part I: Supraventricular arrhythmias and pacemakers
    Hein Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology Electrophysiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:475-84. 2006
    ..e. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome); atrial fibrillation; and atrial flutter. A related document discusses ventricular arrhythmias, channelopathies and implantable cardioverter defibrillators...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise training in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Luc Vanhees
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 25:1120-6. 2004
    ..This study aims to investigate the effect of exercise training in ICD patients in comparison to the effects in other cardiac patients without an ICD...
  34. ncbi request reprint Exercise intensity: a matter of measuring or of talking?
    Luc Vanhees
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:78-9. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Tolerance of liver transplant patients to strenuous physical activity in high-altitude
    Jacques Pirenne
    Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Transplant 4:554-60. 2004
    ..036). Selected and well-prepared liver transplant recipients can perform strenuous physical activities and tolerate exposure to high altitude similar to normal healthy people...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular pre-participation screening of young competitive athletes for prevention of sudden death: proposal for a common European protocol. Consensus Statement of the Study Group of Sport Cardiology of the Working Group of Cardiac Rehabilitation and
    Domenico Corrado
    Department of Cardiology, University of Padova, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:516-24. 2005
    ..The consensus document recommends the implementation of a common European screening protocol essentially based on 12-lead ECG...
  37. ncbi request reprint Depression and the heart: a systematic overview of definition, measurement, consequences and treatment of depression in cardiovascular disease
    Fabienne Dobbels
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, University Hospital of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 1:45-55. 2002
    ..In addition, a step-by-step guide is provided in order to help non-psychiatric healthcare providers in dealing with depressed patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for competitive sports participation in athletes with cardiovascular disease: a consensus document from the Study Group of Sports Cardiology of the Working Group of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology and the Working Group of My
    Antonio Pelliccia
    National Institute of Sports Medicine, Italian National Olympic Committee, Via dei Campi Sportivi 46, 00197 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:1422-45. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Executive summary of the position paper of the Working Group on Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC): core components of cardiac rehabilitation in chronic heart failure
    Ugo Corra
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Institute for Clinical Care and Research IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Veruno, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:321-5. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of creatine supplementation and exercise training on fitness in men 55-75 yr old
    Bert O Eijnde
    Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, KU Leuvrn, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol 95:818-28. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the other measurements were not affected by CR. It is concluded that long-term creatine intake (5 g/day) in conjunction with exercise training does not beneficially impact physical fitness in men between 55 and 75 yr of age...
  41. ncbi request reprint ESC study group of sports cardiology position paper on adverse cardiovascular effects of doping in athletes
    Asterios Deligiannis
    Laboratory of Sports Medicine, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece stergios med auth gr
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:687-94. 2006
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  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Statement on cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction: recommendations for performance and interpretation. Part I: definition of cardiopulmonary exercise testing parameters for appropriate use in chroni
    Massimo F Piepoli
    Heart Failure Unit, Cardiac Department, G da Saliceto Polichirurgico Hospital, Cantone del Cristo, Piacenza 29100, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:150-64. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Intensity, but not duration, of physical activities is related to cognitive function
    Maaike Angevaren
    Research Department Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:825-30. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the association between the time spent on physical activity as well as the average intensity of these activities and cognitive function...
  45. ncbi request reprint Statement on cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction: recommendations for performance and interpretation Part II: How to perform cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic heart failure
    Massimo F Piepoli
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:300-11. 2006
    ..An example of a cardiopulmonary summary exercise test data report will be provided, defining the most important information that should be incorporated in a final report...