A Pieter Kappetein

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term clinical outcome after drug-eluting stent implantation for the percutaneous treatment of left main coronary artery disease: insights from the Rapamycin-Eluting and Taxus Stent Evaluated At Rotterdam Cardiology Hospital registries (RES
    Marco Valgimigli
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 111:1383-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Current percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting practices for three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease. Insights from the SYNTAX run-in phase
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, ErasmusMC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:486-91. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Optimum management of elderly patients with calcified aortic stenosis
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Room BD 569, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 6:491-501. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint How should I treat a patient with severe and symptomatic aortic stenosis who is rejected for surgical and transfemoral valve replacement and in whom a transapical implantation was aborted? Percutaneous reconstruction of the right ilio-femoral tract with b
    Peter P T de Jaegere
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 4:292-6. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of complex coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes: 5-year results comparing outcomes of bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention in the SYNTAX trial
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:1006-13. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document (VARC-2)
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:S45-60. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:6-23. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 8:782-95. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1438-54. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 33:2403-18. 2012

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Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term clinical outcome after drug-eluting stent implantation for the percutaneous treatment of left main coronary artery disease: insights from the Rapamycin-Eluting and Taxus Stent Evaluated At Rotterdam Cardiology Hospital registries (RES
    Marco Valgimigli
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 111:1383-9. 2005
    ..The impact of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation on the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients undergoing percutaneous intervention for left main (LM) coronary disease is largely unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint Current percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting practices for three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease. Insights from the SYNTAX run-in phase
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, ErasmusMC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:486-91. 2006
    ..We evaluated the current practice pattern in hospitals throughout Europe and USA...
  3. doi request reprint Optimum management of elderly patients with calcified aortic stenosis
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Room BD 569, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 6:491-501. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint How should I treat a patient with severe and symptomatic aortic stenosis who is rejected for surgical and transfemoral valve replacement and in whom a transapical implantation was aborted? Percutaneous reconstruction of the right ilio-femoral tract with b
    Peter P T de Jaegere
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 4:292-6. 2008
    ..A 74 year old male with a history of postero-lateral myocardial infarction in 1993 and coronary bypass surgery in 1994 was referred to the outpatient clinic in a frail general condition with signs of dyspnoea at rest...
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of complex coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes: 5-year results comparing outcomes of bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention in the SYNTAX trial
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:1006-13. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document (VARC-2)
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:S45-60. 2012
    ..In addition, this document is intended to expand the understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection...
  7. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:6-23. 2013
    ..In addition, this document is intended to expand the understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection...
  8. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 8:782-95. 2012
    ..In addition, this document is intended to expand understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection...
  9. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1438-54. 2012
    ..In addition, this document is intended to expand the understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection...
  10. doi request reprint Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 33:2403-18. 2012
    ..In addition, this document is intended to expand the understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection...
  11. pmc Long term follow up after surgery in congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries with a right ventricle in the systemic circulation
    Ad J J C Bogers
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:74. 2010
    ..To investigate the long-term outcome of surgical treatment for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA), in patients with biventricular repair with the right ventricle as systemic ventricle...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predicted patient outcome after aortic valve replacement with Medtronic Stentless Freestyle bioprostheses
    A Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:423-8; discussion 429. 2007
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Transapical implantation of a self-expanding aortic valve bioprosthesis--animal feasibility study
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:813-7. 2009
    ..For this reason, transapical aortic valve implantation has been proposed as a possible alternative...
  14. doi request reprint Invited commentary
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, Room BD 569, Rotterdam, 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:219. 2008
  15. doi request reprint Comparison of coronary bypass surgery with drug-eluting stenting for the treatment of left main and/or three-vessel disease: 3-year follow-up of the SYNTAX trial
    Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 32:2125-34. 2011
    ..This analysis compares 3-year outcomes in LM and/or 3VD patients treated with CABG or PCI with TAXUS Express stents...
  16. doi request reprint Patient outcome after aortic valve replacement with a mechanical or biological prosthesis: weighing lifetime anticoagulant-related event risk against reoperation risk
    Martijn W A van Geldorp
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:881-6, 886e1-5. 2009
    ..Although the results of aortic valve replacement with different valve prostheses are well documented in terms of survival, the risks of (valve-related) events are less well explored...
  17. ncbi request reprint Allografts for aortic valve or root replacement: insights from an 18-year single-center prospective follow-up study
    Johanna J M Takkenberg
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:851-9. 2007
    ..In this light we analyzed our ongoing prospective allograft AVR cohort and compared allograft durability with other biological aortic valve substitutes...
  18. doi request reprint Risk profile and 3-year outcomes from the SYNTAX percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting nested registries
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 5:618-25. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in "real-world" patients unsuitable for the alternative treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Proper treatment selection may improve survival in patients with clinical early-stage nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1021-6. 2005
    ..In this report, treatment selection and the outcome of both surgically and nonsurgically treated patients is evaluated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outcome after aortic valve replacement in young adults: is patient profile more important than prosthesis type?
    Loes M A Klieverik
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Heart Valve Dis 15:479-87; discussion 487. 2006
    ..The optimal prosthesis choice in young adults requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains controversial. The study aim was to determine whether implanted prosthesis type is an important determinant of outcome after AVR in young adults...
  21. doi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary-artery bypass grafting for severe coronary artery disease
    Patrick W Serruys
    Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 360:961-72. 2009
    ..Our trial compared PCI and CABG for treating patients with previously untreated three-vessel or left main coronary artery disease (or both)...
  22. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of active native aortic valve endocarditis with allografts and mechanical prostheses
    Loes M A Klieverik
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1814-21. 2009
    ..Surgical intervention for persistent active native aortic valve endocarditis (NVE) remains challenging. We analyzed our combined experience with allografts and mechanical prostheses (MP) in NVE operations...
  23. ncbi request reprint The SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) study: design, rationale, and run-in phase
    Andrew T L Ong
    Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 151:1194-204. 2006
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Costs of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Epidemiology, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Radiology, and Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1954-60. 2012
    ..We assessed the in-hospital and 1-year follow-up costs of patients undergoing TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) at intermediate operative risk and identified important cost components...
  25. doi request reprint Complexity of coronary vasculature predicts outcome of surgery for left main disease
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1097-104; discussion 1104-5. 2009
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Aortic stenosis in the elderly: disease prevalence and number of candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a meta-analysis and modeling study
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1002-12. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of aortic stenosis (AS) in the elderly and to estimate the current and future number of candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Charlson comorbidity index as a predictor of long-term outcome after surgery for nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:759-62. 2005
    ..To evaluate the impact of the Charlson comorbidity index on long-term survival in nonsmall cell lung cancer surgery and determine whether this index is a better predictor of long-term survival than individual comorbid conditions...
  28. doi request reprint Incidence, predictors and outcomes of incomplete revascularization after percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting: a subgroup analysis of 3-year SYNTAX data
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:535-41. 2012
    ..To assess whether incomplete revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has an effect on long-term outcomes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up and quality of life after closure of ventricular septal defect in adults
    Goris Bol Raap
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:215-9. 2007
    ..To study patients who underwent surgical closure of a congenital ventricular septal defect (VSD) and presenting at adult age...
  30. doi request reprint Do we need separate risk stratification models for hospital mortality after heart valve surgery?
    Menno van Gameren
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:921-30. 2008
    ..Based mainly upon coronary surgery patients, EuroSCORE may not be optimal for valve surgery patients. We evaluated the New York (NY) State dedicated valve surgery models and compared their performance to the EuroSCORE model...
  31. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of microsimulation to translate valve performance into patient outcome: patient prognosis after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards supra-annular valve
    Martijn W A van Geldorp
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:702-9. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after non-small cell lung cancer surgery: development and validation of a prognostic model with a preoperative and postoperative mode
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:491-8. 2006
    ..We aimed to develop a prognostic model that can be used to estimate the postoperative survival of individual patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint The SURTAVI model: proposal for a pragmatic risk stratification for patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Nicolas M Van Mieghem
    Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 8:258-66. 2012
    ..Finally, the Heart Team, consisting of at least an interventional cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon, should have the decisive role in determining whether a patient could be treated with TAVI or SAVR...
  34. ncbi request reprint Population characteristics, treatment assignment and survival of patients with aortic stenosis referred for percutaneous valve replacement
    Amber M Otten
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 4:250-5. 2008
    ..Although case studies are available on outcome of selected patients, little is known about the demographics, treatment assignment and survival of the total referred population...
  35. doi request reprint Costs for surgical aortic valve replacement according to preoperative risk categories
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:500-6. 2013
    ..However, limited real-life cost data of SAVR are available. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to assess actual costs and resource utilization of SAVR in patients at different operating risk...
  36. doi request reprint A systematic review of risk prediction in adult cardiac surgery: considerations for future model development
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:e121-9. 2013
    ..Therefore, we aimed to identify risk factors that are predictive of mortality, stroke, renal failure and/or length of stay after adult cardiac surgery in contemporary practice...
  37. doi request reprint The rationale for Heart Team decision-making for patients with stable, complex coronary artery disease
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 34:2510-8. 2013
    ..In addition, other aspects of Heart Team decision-making are discussed: the organization and logistics, involvement of physicians, patients, and assisting personnel, the need for validation, and its limitations. ..
  38. doi request reprint Non-inferiority study design: lessons to be learned from cardiovascular trials
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 33:1318-24. 2012
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Relationship between the logistic EuroSCORE and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality score in patients implanted with the CoreValve ReValving system--a Bern-Rotterdam Study
    Nicolo Piazza
    Interventional Cardiology Department, Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, s Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 159:323-9. 2010
    ..What is less clear, however, is the role of the STS score of these patients and the relationship between the LES and STS...
  40. doi request reprint Management of elderly patients with aortic valve disease
    Ad J J C Bogers
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 5:600-1. 2008
    ..Reports on the treatment of aortic valve stenosis should, therefore, include all patients presenting with the disease and not only those who receive surgery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Survival after pathological stage IA nonsmall cell lung cancer: tumor size matters
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1137-41. 2005
    ..This study evaluates prognostic factors for survival in completely resected pathological stage IA nonsmall cell lung cancer with special emphasis on tumor size and assesses tumor recurrence rate by actual and actuarial analysis...
  42. pmc Single-centre experience with mitral valve repair in asymptomatic patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation
    Wouter J van Leeuwen
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:731-7. 2013
    ..Survival analyses of operated asymptomatic patients have been reported, but long-term haemodynamics and quality of life are not well defined. The aim of this study was to report the long-term follow-up focusing on these aspects...
  43. doi request reprint Appropriate coronary artery bypass grafting use in the percutaneous coronary intervention era: are we finally making progress?
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:241-3. 2012
    ..Continuous improvement of the criteria, multidisciplinary discussions, and the correct financial incentives will be essential in reducing the number of inappropriate procedures, improve patient outcomes, and contain costs...
  44. doi request reprint The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) database: an introduction
    Stuart J Head
    Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:e175-80. 2013
    ..We report on the process of data collection, as well as on an overview of the data in the database...
  45. doi request reprint Towards excellence in revascularization for left main coronary artery disease
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:604-10. 2012
    ..The aim of this article is to review the current revascularization strategies in patients presenting with unprotected left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD)...
  46. pmc Surgery in current therapy for infective endocarditis
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 7:255-63. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Intraoperative real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic measurement of hemodynamic, anatomic and functional changes after aortic valve replacement
    Thierry V Scohy
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Echocardiography 26:96-9. 2009
    ..This is the first report of intraoperative measurement of LVEF and aortic valve area (AVA) by RT3-DTEE in a patient who received transcatheter-based transapical aortic valve implantation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of positron emission tomographic and computed tomographic imaging in detecting mediastinal lymph node metastases in nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:375-82. 2005
    ..65 to 0.75). The difference was highly significant (p < 0.0001). We conclude that 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography is more accurate than computed tomography in detecting mediastinal lymph node metastases...
  49. doi request reprint Three life-years gained from smoking cessation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a 30-year follow-up study
    Ron T van Domburg
    Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 156:473-6. 2008
    ..Previous studies have shown that smoking cessation after a cardiac event reduces the risk of subsequent mortality in patients, but the effect of smoking cessation in terms of prolonged life-years is not yet known...
  50. doi request reprint The clinical outcome after coronary bypass surgery: a 30-year follow-up study
    Ron T van Domburg
    Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 30:453-8. 2009
    ..To investigate the long-term clinical outcome (up to 30 years) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and to assess the life expectancy (LE) among subgroups of patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Early echocardiographic evaluation following percutaneous implantation with the self-expanding CoreValve Revalving System aortic valve bioprosthesis
    Peter P Th de Jaegere
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 4:351-7. 2008
    ..This report describes the early echocardiographic evaluation of patients undergoing PAVR with the CoreValve Revalving System...
  52. doi request reprint Therapeutic decisions for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis: room for improvement?
    Martijn W A van Geldorp
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Room Bd 575, P O Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:953-7; discussion 957. 2009
    ..Some patients are denied intervention. This study provides insight into the proportion of conservatively treated patients and into the reasons why conservative treatment is chosen...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the SYNTAX score in the Syntax study
    Patrick W Serruys
    Department of Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 5:50-6. 2009
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Pediatric autograft aortic root replacement: a prospective follow-up study
    Johanna J M Takkenberg
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1628-33. 2005
    ..We present our clinical experience with pediatric autograft aortic root replacement...
  55. ncbi request reprint Is a bicuspid aortic valve a risk factor for adverse outcome after an autograft procedure?
    Ad J J C Bogers
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1998-2003. 2004
    ..Recently, bicuspid aortic valve disease is posed to be a possible risk factor for dilatation of the pulmonary autograft...
  56. ncbi request reprint A comparison of patient characteristics and 30-day mortality outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis: a two-centre study
    Nicolo Piazza
    Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 5:580-8. 2009
    ..In this two-centre, prospective cohort study, we compared baseline characteristics and 30-day mortality between TAVI and SAVR in consecutive patients undergoing invasive treatment for aortic stenosis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cyphering the complexity of coronary artery disease using the syntax score to predict clinical outcome in patients with three-vessel lumen obstruction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Marco Valgimigli
    Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 99:1072-81. 2007
    ..001) and a better goodness of fit with the Hosmer-Lemeshow statistic. In conclusion, the SXscore is a promising tool to risk stratify outcome in patients with extensive coronary artery disease undergoing contemporary PCI...
  58. doi request reprint Transapical versus transfemoral aortic valve implantation: a multicenter collaborative study
    Robert M A van der Boon
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:22-8. 2014
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the short-term and midterm outcomes of TA-AVI versus TF-AVI...
  59. doi request reprint Multivessel coronary artery disease: quantifying how recent trials should influence clinical practice
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 11:903-18. 2013
    ..In this context, CABG is associated with higher upfront costs, but is economically attractive at long-term follow-up. ..
  60. doi request reprint Drug-eluting stent implantation for coronary artery disease: current stents and a comparison with bypass surgery
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Pharmacol 12:147-54. 2012
    ..More importantly, this review compares outcomes of PCI with DES to CABG for patients with left anterior descending coronary artery involvement, left main involvement, or multivessel disease...
  61. pmc Virtual reality 3D echocardiography in the assessment of tricuspid valve function after surgical closure of ventricular septal defect
    Goris Bol Raap
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:8. 2007
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter valvular interventions: economic challenges
    Ruben L J Osnabrugge
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    EuroIntervention 9:S48-54. 2013
    ..Transcatheter mitral valve repair is in an earlier stage of clinical implementation than TAVI. As the evidence for this procedure accumulates, more formal economic analysis should be feasible. ..
  63. doi request reprint Arterial grafting and complete revascularization: challenge or compromise?
    Teresa M Kieser
    aDepartment of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada bDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:646-53. 2013
    ..Arterial grafting is superior to venous grafting in coronary artery bypass graft surgery with respect to graft patency and long-term patient outcome, but it may be difficult to achieve complete arterial revascularization...
  64. doi request reprint Preoperative and operative predictors of delirium after cardiac surgery in elderly patients
    Robbert C Bakker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:544-9. 2012
    ..Therefore, prevention or early detection of delirium is indicated. Our objective was to identify preoperative and operative characteristics that could predict delirium after cardiac surgery in elderly patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Emergency surgery due to haematoma in a case of left atrial myxoma
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Room BD 156, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart Lung Circ 15:191-3. 2006
    ..This case illustrates that the clinical condition of patients with symptomatic myxoma can deteriorate suddenly and require urgent surgical treatment...
  66. ncbi request reprint Lung resection for non-small-cell lung cancer in patients older than 70: mortality, morbidity, and late survival compared with the general population
    Ozcan Birim
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1796-801. 2003
    ..However, risk factors for hospital mortality and the benefits for the patients in the long term are insufficiently defined, and survival compared with the general population is not known...
  67. doi request reprint Prosthesis-patient mismatch after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the medtronic CoreValve system in patients with aortic stenosis
    Apostolos Tzikas
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 106:255-60. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the indexed EOA increased significantly after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Severe PPM was observed in 16% of the patients and was not associated with the clinical outcome...
  68. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass grafting: Part 1--the evolution over the first 50 years
    Stuart J Head
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 34:2862-72. 2013
    ..This review provides a historical recapitulation of experimental surgery, the evolution of the surgical techniques and the utilization of CABG. Furthermore, data on contemporary clinical outcomes are discussed. ..
  69. pmc Surgical implications of coronary arterial anatomy in adults with congenital cardiac disease
    Ad J J C Bogers
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Open Cardiovasc Med J 2:49-51. 2008
    ..With lack of adequate data, the estimation of mortality due to complications as a result of coronary damage in surgery for adult congenital cardiac disease of below 1% seems fair...
  70. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of coronary artery bypass grafting in three-vessel disease using exclusively pedicled bilateral internal thoracic and right gastroepiploic arteries
    Giuseppe Tavilla
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:794-9; discussion 799. 2004
    ..Therefore this article describes the survival and cardiac-related event-free survival in patients having bilateral ITA and gastroepiploic artery (GEA) grafting for 3-vessel disease...
  71. doi request reprint Transcatheter valve implantation for patients with aortic stenosis: a position statement from the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), in collaboration with the European Association of Percu
    Alec Vahanian
    Hopital Bichat, Paris, France
    Eur Heart J 29:1463-70. 2008
    ..To critically review the available transcatheter aortic valve implantation techniques and their results, as well as propose recommendations for their use and development...