A E Becker

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acquired heart valve pathology. An update for the millennium
    A E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Herz 23:415-9. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of inflammation and infection in coronary artery disease
    A E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Annu Rev Med 52:289-97. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Left atrial isthmus: anatomic aspects relevant for linear catheter ablation procedures in humans
    Anton E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:809-12. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Plaque inflammation in restenotic coronary lesions of patients with stable or unstable angina
    J J Piek
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:963-7. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Adventitial infiltrates associated with advanced atherosclerotic plaques: structural organization suggests generation of local humoral immune responses
    M A Houtkamp
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pathol 193:263-9. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical detection of interferon-gamma: fake or fact?
    C M van der Loos
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Histochem Cytochem 49:699-710. 2001
  7. pmc Colocalisation of intraplaque C reactive protein, complement, oxidised low density lipoprotein, and macrophages in stable and unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction
    M Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Pathol 59:196-201. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Recurrent unstable angina after directional coronary atherectomy is related to the extent of initial coronary plaque inflammation
    M Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1271-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Extracellular matrix of the human aortic media: an ultrastructural histochemical and immunohistochemical study of the adult aortic media
    K P Dingemans
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Anat Rec 258:1-14. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-15 expression in atherosclerotic plaques: an alternative pathway for T-cell activation in atherosclerosis?
    M A Houtkamp
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 21:1208-13. 2001

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Acquired heart valve pathology. An update for the millennium
    A E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Herz 23:415-9. 1998
    ..The results further emphasize the shift in health costs related to an aging population...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of inflammation and infection in coronary artery disease
    A E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Annu Rev Med 52:289-97. 2001
    ..pneumoniae-reactive T cells, both in blood and within the atherosclerotic plaque, suggesting enhancement of intraplaque inflammation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Left atrial isthmus: anatomic aspects relevant for linear catheter ablation procedures in humans
    Anton E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:809-12. 2004
    ..The focus of the present study is the anatomy of this area...
  4. ncbi request reprint Plaque inflammation in restenotic coronary lesions of patients with stable or unstable angina
    J J Piek
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:963-7. 2000
    ..To evaluate immunohistochemically various parameters of inflammation in coronary atherectomy specimens obtained from restenotic culprit lesions of patients presenting with either stable or unstable angina (UA)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Adventitial infiltrates associated with advanced atherosclerotic plaques: structural organization suggests generation of local humoral immune responses
    M A Houtkamp
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pathol 193:263-9. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical detection of interferon-gamma: fake or fact?
    C M van der Loos
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Histochem Cytochem 49:699-710. 2001
    ..In fact, depending on the type of anti-IFNgamma antibody used, a variety of different cell constituents were nonspecifically stained. Consequently, data based on IFNgamma-immunohistochemistry must be interpreted with great caution...
  7. pmc Colocalisation of intraplaque C reactive protein, complement, oxidised low density lipoprotein, and macrophages in stable and unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction
    M Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Pathol 59:196-201. 2006
    ..C reactive protein (CRP), an important serum marker of atherosclerotic vascular disease, has recently been reported to be active inside human atherosclerotic plaques...
  8. ncbi request reprint Recurrent unstable angina after directional coronary atherectomy is related to the extent of initial coronary plaque inflammation
    M Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1271-6. 2001
    ..These results underline the role of ongoing smoldering plaque inflammation in the recurrence of unstable angina after coronary interventions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Extracellular matrix of the human aortic media: an ultrastructural histochemical and immunohistochemical study of the adult aortic media
    K P Dingemans
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Anat Rec 258:1-14. 2000
    ..They serve as reference for future studies on aortic diseases, such as aneurysmas and dissections...
  10. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-15 expression in atherosclerotic plaques: an alternative pathway for T-cell activation in atherosclerosis?
    M A Houtkamp
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 21:1208-13. 2001
    ..Moreover, plaque-derived T-cell lines were highly responsive to IL-15. Hence, IL-15 could provide a pathway for antigen-independent T-cell activation...
  11. pmc Expression of platelet derived growth factor B chain and beta receptor in human coronary arteries after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: an immunohistochemical study
    S Tanizawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 75:549-56. 1996
    ..To evaluate whether expression of platelet derived growth factor B (PDGF-B) protein is associated with expression of its receptor protein in human coronary arteries after angioplasty and to identify cells involved...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sudden unexpected death in young adults. Discrepancies between initiation of acute plaque complications and the onset of acute coronary death
    R Henriques de Gouveia
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 23:1433-40. 2002
    ..To study the time relationship between the onset of coronary thrombosis and sudden unexpected cardiac death in young adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Stent inflammation: stent footprint in restenotic tissue retrieved by directional atherectomy
    Martijn Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 106:1176-7. 2002
  14. ncbi request reprint Epstein Barr virus specific T-cells generated from unstable human atherosclerotic lesions: Implications for plaque inflammation
    Onno J de Boer
    Department of Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 184:322-9. 2006
    ..In this study, we investigated if EBV, a common herpes virus, is capable of stimulating atherosclerotic plaque derived T-cells and thus could contribute to atherosclerotic plaque inflammation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spotty calcification typifies the culprit plaque in patients with acute myocardial infarction: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Shoichi Ehara
    Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 110:3424-9. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein relate to the presence of angiographically detected complex and thrombotic coronary artery lesion morphology in patients with unstable angina
    Hajime Yamashita
    Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    Circ J 71:681-7. 2007
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Longstanding obliterative panarteritis in Kawasaki disease: lack of cyclosporin A effect
    Taco W Kuijpers
    Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 112:986-92. 2003
    ..Unremitting coronary arteritis and excessive smooth muscle hyperplasia resulted in coronary occlusion despite the use of cyclosporin A...
  18. ncbi request reprint T lymphocytes in atherogenesis-functional aspects and antigenic repertoire
    Onno J de Boer
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Res 60:78-86. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between complex coronary artery stenosis and unstable angina and the extent of plaque inflammation
    Martijn Meuwissen
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 114:521-7. 2003
    ..We evaluated the association between qualitative assessment of coronary stenoses and plaque inflammation determined by immunohistochemistry...
  20. ncbi request reprint Increased expression of T cell activation markers (CD25, CD26, CD40L and CD69) in atherectomy specimens of patients with unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction
    Mitsuharu Hosono
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700 1100 DE, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 168:73-80. 2003
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  21. ncbi request reprint Neutrophil infiltration of culprit lesions in acute coronary syndromes
    Takahiko Naruko
    Department of Cardiology, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka
    Circulation 106:2894-900. 2002
    ..Neutrophils in unstable atherosclerotic lesions have not received much consideration, despite accumulating evidence suggesting a link between systemic inflammation and acute coronary syndromes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of slow pathway ablation in atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia on the electrophysiologic characteristics of the inferior atrial inputs to the human atrioventricular node
    Demosthenes G Katritsis
    Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 97:860-5. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Persistent high levels of plasma oxidized low-density lipoprotein after acute myocardial infarction predict stent restenosis
    Takahiko Naruko
    Department of Cardiology, Osaka City General Hospital, Japan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:877-83. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Retrograde slow pathway conduction in patients with atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia
    Demosthenes G Katritsis
    Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, 9 Athanassiadou St, Athens 11521, Greece
    Europace 9:458-65. 2007
    ..To study retrograde slow pathway conduction by means of right- and left-sided septal mapping...
  25. ncbi request reprint Histopathology of intraoperatively induced linear radiofrequency ablation lesions in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Deneke
    Medical Clinic II Cardiology and Angiology, BG Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Ruhr University Bochum, Burkle de la Camp Platz 1, 44789 Bochum, Germany
    Eur Heart J 26:1797-803. 2005
    ..Radiofrequency (RF) energy has been extensively used in ablation of arrhythmia but so far no analysis of morphological effects in human left atria has been conducted...
  26. ncbi request reprint S-wave predominance of epicardial electrograms during atrial fibrillation in humans: indirect evidence for a role of the thin subepicardial layer
    Richard P M Houben
    Medtronic Bakken Research Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Heart Rhythm 1:639-47. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the morphology of fibrillation electrograms in patients in order to provide insight into the underlying electropathologic substrate of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  27. ncbi request reprint How structurally normal are human atria in patients with atrial fibrillation?
    Anton E Becker
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart Rhythm 1:627-31. 2004
    ..These structural changes should be taken into consideration as potential substrates for initiation and maintenance of atrial arrhythmias...
  28. ncbi request reprint Right and left inferior extensions of the atrioventricular node may represent the anatomic substrate of the slow pathway in humans
    Demosthenes G Katritsis
    Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Greece
    Heart Rhythm 1:582-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the electrophysiologic characteristics of the inferior extensions of the human atrioventricular (AV) node and their possible relationship to slow pathway conduction...
  29. ncbi request reprint Differential localisation of the renin-angiotensin system in de-novo lesions and in-stent restenotic lesions in in-vivo human coronary arteries
    Lodewijk J Wagenaar
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Res 59:980-7. 2003
    ..We studied the differential immunolocalisation of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor in de-novo stenotic lesions and in-stent restenotic lesions in human coronary arteries...
  30. ncbi request reprint CD40 ligand is selectively expressed on CD4+ T cells and platelets: implications for CD40-CD40L signalling in atherosclerosis
    Kerstin Büchner
    Molecular Immunology, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Pathol 201:288-95. 2003
    ..Contrary to current understanding, the contribution of CD40L to chronic inflammation in atherosclerosis is thus antigen-driven and MHC-dependent. This conclusion has significant therapeutic implications...
  31. ncbi request reprint Small aortic root as a cause of sudden death in a young adult: a controversial topic revisited
    Rosa Henriquez de Gouveia
    Department of Cardiovascular Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Pathol 11:141-5. 2002
    ..However, hypoplasia of the aortic root in adults, first introduced by Laurie in 1968 as a cause of sudden cardiac death in adults, is never included...
  32. ncbi request reprint False tendon connecting the anterior mitral valve leaflet to the roof of the left atrium
    Carlos Eduardo Suaide Silva
    OMNI Centro de Cardiologia Não Invasiva, Rua Cubatão, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Echocardiography 19:165-7. 2002
  33. doi request reprint Mild inflammatory activation of mammary arteries in patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Chiara Foglieni
    Clinical Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory and Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano, Italy
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294:H2831-7. 2008
    ..These findings indicated IMA as active vessels in coronary syndromes...