D Poldermans

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Long-term prognostic value of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography in 1737 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease: A single-center experience
    D Poldermans
    Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 99:757-62. 1999
  2. ncbi Long-term prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation
    D Poldermans
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Chest 119:144-9. 2001
  3. ncbi Predictors of cardiac events after major vascular surgery: Role of clinical characteristics, dobutamine echocardiography, and beta-blocker therapy
    E Boersma
    University Hospital Rotterdam, Department of Surgery, Room H921, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 285:1865-73. 2001
  4. doi Asymptomatic low ankle-brachial index in vascular surgery patients: a predictor of perioperative myocardial damage
    W J Flu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 39:62-9. 2010
  5. ncbi A combination of statins and beta-blockers is independently associated with a reduction in the incidence of perioperative mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:343-52. 2004
  6. pmc Improvement of stress LVEF rather than rest LVEF after coronary revascularisation in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and viable myocardium
    V Rizzello
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 91:319-23. 2005
  7. doi Predicting patient-specific expansion of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    F Helderman
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:47-53. 2010
  8. doi Prognosis of vascular surgery patients using a quantitative assessment of troponin T release: is the crystal ball still clear?
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:739-46. 2010
  9. ncbi Beta-blockers improve outcomes in kidney disease patients having noncardiac vascular surgery
    G M J M Welten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Int 72:1527-34. 2007
  10. ncbi Perioperative cardiac risk stratification and modification in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    M Dunkelgrun
    Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Chir Belg 106:361-6. 2006

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  1. ncbi Long-term prognostic value of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography in 1737 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease: A single-center experience
    D Poldermans
    Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 99:757-62. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term value of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography (DSE) for prediction of late cardiac events in patients with proven or suspected coronary artery disease...
  2. ncbi Long-term prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation
    D Poldermans
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Chest 119:144-9. 2001
    ..To assess the long-term prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for cardiac events (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and late revascularization) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  3. ncbi Predictors of cardiac events after major vascular surgery: Role of clinical characteristics, dobutamine echocardiography, and beta-blocker therapy
    E Boersma
    University Hospital Rotterdam, Department of Surgery, Room H921, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 285:1865-73. 2001
    ..A recent study found that perioperative beta-blocker therapy reduces complication rates in high-risk individuals...
  4. doi Asymptomatic low ankle-brachial index in vascular surgery patients: a predictor of perioperative myocardial damage
    W J Flu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 39:62-9. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi A combination of statins and beta-blockers is independently associated with a reduction in the incidence of perioperative mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:343-52. 2004
    ..To investigate the combined beneficial effect of statin and beta-blocker use on perioperative mortality and myocardial infarction (MI) in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery (AAA)...
  6. pmc Improvement of stress LVEF rather than rest LVEF after coronary revascularisation in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and viable myocardium
    V Rizzello
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 91:319-23. 2005
    ..To evaluate prospectively the response of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to high dose dobutamine infusion in patients showing substantial viability, with and without improved resting LVEF after revascularisation...
  7. doi Predicting patient-specific expansion of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    F Helderman
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:47-53. 2010
    ..We describe a hybrid method that combines finite element modelling and statistical methods to predict patient-specific aneurysm expansion...
  8. doi Prognosis of vascular surgery patients using a quantitative assessment of troponin T release: is the crystal ball still clear?
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:739-46. 2010
    ..We compared the prognosis of vascular surgery patients with integrated cTnT-AUC values to continuous and standard 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG) changes...
  9. ncbi Beta-blockers improve outcomes in kidney disease patients having noncardiac vascular surgery
    G M J M Welten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Int 72:1527-34. 2007
    ..This study shows that kidney function is a predictor of all-cause mortality and beta-blocker use is associated with a lower risk of death in kidney disease patients undergoing elective vascular surgery...
  10. ncbi Perioperative cardiac risk stratification and modification in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    M Dunkelgrun
    Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Chir Belg 106:361-6. 2006
    ..In high-risk patients, it is strongly advised to administer beta-blockers with heart rate determined dose adjustment, while the effects of preoperative revascularization remain subject to debate...
  11. doi The prevalence of polyvascular disease in patients referred for peripheral arterial disease
    R Vidakovic
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:435-40. 2009
    ..To objectively assess the presence of polyvascular disease in patients with peripheral arterial disease and its relation to inflammation and clinical risk factors...
  12. pmc Prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with previous coronary revascularisation
    M Bountioukos
    Thoraxcentre, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 90:1031-5. 2004
    ..To assess the prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in patients with previous myocardial revascularisation...
  13. pmc Outcome after redo coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and viable myocardium
    V Rizzello
    Department of Cardiology, Thorax Center Room Ba 300, Erasmus MC, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 93:221-5. 2007
    ..Repeat coronary artery bypass grafting (redo-CABG) in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy is associated with high perioperative risk and worse long-term outcome compared with patients undergoing their first CABG...
  14. ncbi Cardiac evaluation in hypotension-prone and hypotension-resistant hemodialysis patients
    D Poldermans
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Int 56:1905-11. 1999
    ....
  15. doi Prognosis of transient new-onset atrial fibrillation during vascular surgery
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, s Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:683-8. 2009
    ..Chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) in a non-surgical setting is associated with cardiovascular events. However, the prognosis of transient new-onset AF during vascular surgery is unknown...
  16. ncbi Bisoprolol reduces cardiac death and myocardial infarction in high-risk patients as long as 2 years after successful major vascular surgery
    D Poldermans
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 22:1353-8. 2001
    ..30 (0.11-0.83). CONCLUSIONS: Bisoprolol significantly reduced long-term cardiac death and myocardial infarction in high-risk patients after successful major cardiac vascular surgery...
  17. doi The prognostic value of impaired walking distance on long-term outcome in patients with known or suspected peripheral arterial disease
    I I de Liefde
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:482-7. 2009
    ..To assess the predictive value of walking distance after an exercise test on long-term outcome in patients with normal and impaired ankle-brachial index (ABI)...
  18. doi Process of care partly explains the variation in mortality between hospitals after peripheral vascular surgery
    S E Hoeks
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:147-54. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate whether variation in mortality at hospital level reflects differences in quality of care of peripheral vascular surgery patients...
  19. ncbi The influence of aging on the prognostic value of the revised cardiac risk index for postoperative cardiac complications in vascular surgery patients
    G M J M Welten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34:632-8. 2007
    ..However, age is not included as a risk factor. The aim was to assess the value of the Lee-index in vascular surgery patients among different age categories...
  20. doi Lower levels of ADAMTS13 are associated with cardiovascular disease in young patients
    T N Bongers
    Department of Hematology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 207:250-4. 2009
    ..In conclusion, levels of ADAMTS13 and VWF are strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease...
  21. ncbi Prognosis of patients with peripheral arterial disease
    G M J M Welten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 50:109-21. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, substantial differences in risk factor management and treatment and long-term outcome have been reported between PAD and CAD patients...
  22. doi Aortic surgery complications evaluated by an implanted continuous electrocardiography device: a case report
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 41:334-6. 2011
    ..Cardiac arrhythmias are a major cause for morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing non-cardiac vascular surgery...
  23. doi Perioperative cardiac damage in vascular surgery patients
    W J Flu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:1-8. 2010
    ..Our objective is to review the available literature addressing the prevalence and prognostic implications of perioperative myocardial damage in vascular surgery patients...
  24. ncbi Evaluation of left ventricular function and volumes in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: gated single-photon emission computed tomography versus two-dimensional echocardiography
    E C Vourvouri
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nucl Med 28:1610-5. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi Cardiac risk and perioperative management
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 44:431-5. 2003
    ..Careful preoperative evaluation of CAD and perioperative management with beta-blockers and statins may offer the physician a unique opportunity to improve patients' perioperative and long-term outcome...
  26. ncbi Myocardial damage in high-risk patients undergoing elective endovascular or open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    O Schouten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 33:544-9. 2007
    ..Therefore we compared cardiac outcome in patients at high-cardiac risk undergoing open or endovascular repair of infrarenal AAA using preoperative DSE results...
  27. doi Perioperative blood glucose monitoring and control in major vascular surgery patients
    J P van Kuijk
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:627-34. 2009
    ..In addition, moderate tight glucose control should currently be regarded as the safest and most efficient approach to patients undergoing major vascular surgery...
  28. ncbi Repetitive dobutamine stress echocardiography for the prediction of anthracycline cardiotoxicity
    M Bountioukos
    Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 4:300-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate whether repetitive assessment of systolic and diastolic cardiac function by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) can predict anthracycline cardiotoxicity...
  29. ncbi Second harmonic imaging improves sensitivity of dobutamine stress echocardiography for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease
    F B Sozzi
    Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 142:153-9. 2001
    ....
  30. ncbi Beta-blockers improve in-hospital and long-term survival in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction undergoing major vascular surgery
    H H H Feringa
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 31:351-8. 2006
    ..To study whether beta-blockers reduce in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) undergoing major vascular surgery...
  31. pmc Improved identification of viable myocardium using second harmonic imaging during dobutamine stress echocardiography
    F B Sozzi
    Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 86:672-8. 2001
    ..77, p = 0.001 v fundamental imaging). CONCLUSIONS: Second harmonic imaging applied during dobutamine stress echocardiography increases the agreement with DISA-SPECT for detecting myocardial viability...
  32. pmc Relation between left ventricular contractile reserve during low dose dobutamine echocardiography and plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides
    A F L Schinkel
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 90:293-6. 2004
    ..In ischaemic cardiomyopathy, raised plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides are associated with a poor long term prognosis, while the presence of contractile reserve is a favourable sign...
  33. pmc Long term outcome in patients with silent versus symptomatic ischaemia during dobutamine stress echocardiography
    E Biagini
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 91:737-42. 2005
    ..To compare the long term prognosis of patients having silent versus symptomatic ischaemia during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE)...
  34. doi The impact of gender on prognosis after non-cardiac vascular surgery
    N Grootenboer
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 42:510-6. 2011
    ..The objective was to evaluate the impact of gender on long-term survival of patients who underwent non-cardiac vascular surgery...
  35. ncbi Re: Secondary medical prevention in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    O Schouten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 35:59-60. 2008
  36. ncbi Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening using a hand-held ultrasound device. "A pilot study"
    E C Vourvouri
    Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 22:352-4. 2001
    ..This study shows the usefulness of a small, portable hand-held echo ultrasound device for the screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms...
  37. doi Impaired glucose regulation, elevated glycated haemoglobin and cardiac ischaemic events in vascular surgery patients
    H H H Feringa
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 25:314-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether impaired glucose regulation and elevated glycated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)) levels are associated with increased cardiac ischaemic events in vascular surgery patients...
  38. ncbi Coronary artery disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: a review article
    J P van Kuijk
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 50:93-107. 2009
    ..Surgical approaches for the treatment of both AAA and CAD, and most importantly, their influence on long-term outcome will be discussed in the fifth chapter...
  39. doi Prognosis of atrial fibrillation in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease: data from the REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Room H 805, Erasmus MC, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 40:9-16. 2010
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) mortality. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic implication of AF in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  40. pmc Quantification of regional left ventricular function in Q wave and non-Q wave dysfunctional regions by tissue Doppler imaging in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy
    M Bountioukos
    Thoraxcentre, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 89:1322-6. 2003
    ..To quantify regional left ventricular (LV) function and contractile reserve in Q wave and non-Q wave regions in patients with previous myocardial infarction...
  41. ncbi Long-term prognostic value of asymptomatic cardiac troponin T elevations in patients after major vascular surgery
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:59-66. 2004
    ..We explored the long-term prognostic value of cTnT levels in these patients...
  42. ncbi Increase of 1-year mortality after perioperative beta-blocker withdrawal in endovascular and vascular surgery patients
    S E Hoeks
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 33:13-9. 2007
    ..To assess the relation between beta-blocker use, underlying cardiac risk, and 1-year outcome in vascular surgery patients, including the effect of beta-blocker withdrawal...
  43. doi Methionine loading does not enhance the predictive value of homocysteine serum testing for all-cause mortality or major adverse cardiac events
    M Dunkelgrun
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Intern Med J 39:13-8. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the beneficial effect of methionine loading on the predictive value of homocysteine testing for long-term mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE)...
  44. ncbi [Perioperative risk reduction in vascular surgery via cardio-protective medication]
    H H H Feringa
    afd Cardiologie, Erasmus MC Centrum, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2606-11. 2008
    ..Perioperative medical management should focus on improvements not only in the short-term but also in the long-term...
  45. ncbi Statins are associated with a reduced infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm growth
    O Schouten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:21-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of statins on aneurysm growth in a group of consecutive patients under surveillance for infrarenal aortic aneurysms (AAA)...
  46. ncbi Which stress test is superior for perioperative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing major vascular surgery?
    M D Kertai
    Departments of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 24:222-9. 2002
    ..to compare the additional prognostic value of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE), Dipyridamole Stress Echocardiography (DiSE) and Perfusion Scintigraphy (DTS) on clinical risk factors in patients undergoing major vascular surgery...
  47. ncbi The effect of statins on perioperative events in patients undergoing vascular surgery
    T A Winkel
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Chir Belg 110:28-31. 2010
    ..Perioperative statin therapy was associated with an improvement in postoperative cardiovascular outcome and a reduction in serum lipid levels and levels of inflammation markers...
  48. ncbi The prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and concomitant coronary artery disease
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 44:423-30. 2003
    ..This review will focus on the additional prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography for perioperative and late prognosis in patients with AAA and CAD...
  49. ncbi Protecting the heart with cardiac medication in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing major noncardiac vascular surgery
    Harm H H Feringa
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 10:25-31. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi The influence of statins on the expansion rate and rupture risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    J P van Kuijk
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 50:599-609. 2009
    ..In the second part, the available literature regarding the effects of statins on aneurysm growth, expansion rate and the risk of rupture is summarized, including in vitro, animal and clinical human studies...
  51. ncbi Noninvasive evaluation of ischaemic heart disease: myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography?
    A F L Schinkel
    Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 24:789-800. 2003
  52. pmc Evaluation of a hand carried cardiac ultrasound device in an outpatient cardiology clinic
    E C Vourvouri
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre H 538, Erasmus MC, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 91:171-6. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi Comparison between serum creatinine and creatinine clearance for the prediction of postoperative mortality in patients undergoing major vascular surgery
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Nephrol 59:17-23. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to explore the prognostic value of preoperative calculated Cc, compared to SeCreat for the prediction of postoperative mortality...
  54. doi COPD and cancer mortality: the influence of statins
    Y R B M van Gestel
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Thorax 64:963-7. 2009
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate the association between COPD and total cancer mortality and to determine whether the use of statins, which have been associated with cancer risk in other settings, modified this relationship...
  55. doi A comparative study of myocardial injury during conventional and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair: measurement of cardiac troponin T and plasma cytokine release
    M C Barry
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ir J Med Sci 179:35-42. 2010
    ..Cytokine release is a major factor in causing cardiac injury during aortic surgery. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) has the potential to reduce the severity of the ischaemia reperfusion syndrome and its systemic consequences...
  56. doi Long-term cardiac outcome in high-risk patients undergoing elective endovascular or open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    O Schouten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 36:646-52. 2008
    ..To assess long-term outcome of patients at high cardiac risk undergoing endovascular or open AAA repair...
  57. ncbi Cardiac complications after elective major vascular surgery
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:643-54. 2003
    ..beta-Adrenergic blockers should be prescribed to all patients and coronary revascularization should be reserved for patients who have a clearly defined need for revascularization independent of the need for vascular surgery...
  58. ncbi Comparison of native and contrast-enhanced harmonic echocardiography for visualization of left ventricular endocardial border
    J D Kasprzak
    Thoraxcentre, University Hospital Rotterdam Dijkzigt and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 83:211-7. 1999
    ..Contrast enhancement with Levovist improves imaging of the apical segments but has no additional advantage in the basal segments. SH emerges as first-line modality for studies of LV function...
  59. ncbi Reprinted article "A combination of statins and beta-blockers is independently associated with a reduction in the incidence of perioperative mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery"
    M D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 42:S96-104. 2011
    ..To investigate the combined beneficial effect of statin and beta-blocker use on perioperative mortality and myocardial infarction (MI) in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery (AAA)...
  60. ncbi Cardiac troponins as a risk stratification tool for patients with chronic critical limb ischemia
    O Schouten
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 33:708-9. 2007
  61. pmc Clinical utility and cost effectiveness of a personal ultrasound imager for cardiac evaluation during consultation rounds in patients with suspected cardiac disease
    E C Vourvouri
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 89:727-30. 2003
    ..To assess the clinical utility and cost effectiveness of a personal ultrasound imager (PUI) during consultation rounds for cardiac evaluation of patients with suspected cardiac disease...
  62. ncbi Assessment of myocardial viability in chronic ischemic heart disease: current status
    V Rizzello
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 49:81-96. 2005
    ..However, prospective randomized trial are needed to confirm these data...
  63. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device
    E C Vourvouri
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 23:1516-21. 2002
    ..To test the diagnostic potential of a hand-held ultrasound device for screening for left ventricular hypertrophy in a hypertensive population using a standard echocardiographic system as a reference...
  64. ncbi There are no acute cardiac effects of a single iv dose of human ghrelin in severe growth hormone deficient patients
    J A M J L Janssen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:659-64. 2004
    ..This suggests that GH-independent effects of ghrelin play no important role in the acute regulation of cardiac function in man...
  65. ncbi Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening using non-imaging hand-held ultrasound volume scanner--a pilot study
    R Vidakovic
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:615-9. 2006
    ..Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is cost-effective and timely repair improves outcome. Using standard ultrasound (US) an AAA can be accurately diagnosed or ruled-out. However, this requires training and bulk equipment...
  66. ncbi Deterioration of left ventricular function following atrio-ventricular node ablation and right ventricular apical pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Europace 4:61-5. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effect of AV node ablation and ventricular pacing on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with permanent AF...
  67. ncbi Cardiac risk in non-cardiac surgery
    O Schouten
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 94:1185-6. 2007