Dirk J van Veldhuisen

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Affiliation: University Hospital Groningen
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint High- versus low-dose ACE inhibition in chronic heart failure: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of imidapril
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1811-8. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint The electrocardiogram in traumatic right atrial rupture
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcentre, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 71:179-80. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint The underreporting of results and possible mechanisms of 'negative' drug trials in patients with chronic heart failure
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcentre, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 80:19-27. 2001
  4. pmc Renal dysfunction is associated with shorter telomere length in heart failure
    Liza S M Wong
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:629-34. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Differential associations between renal function and "modifiable" risk factors in patients with chronic heart failure
    Tom D J Smilde
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:121-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Effects of rosuvastatin on coronary flow reserve and metabolic mismatch in patients with heart failure (from the CORONA Study)
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 105:517-21. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Myocardial perfusion reserve after a PET-driven revascularization procedure: a strong prognostic factor
    Riemer H J A Slart
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Med 52:873-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Functional and hemodynamic cardiac determinants of exercise capacity in patients with systolic heart failure
    Yoran M Hummel
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center of Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 110:1336-41. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Inflammation and anaemia in a broad spectrum of patients with heart failure
    Lennaert Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart 98:1237-41. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Erythropoietin stimulates normal endothelial progenitor cell-mediated endothelial turnover, but attributes to neovascularization only in the presence of local ischemia
    B Daan Westenbrink
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:265-74. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint High- versus low-dose ACE inhibition in chronic heart failure: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of imidapril
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1811-8. 1998
    ..5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg) of the long-acting ACE inhibitor imidapril...
  2. ncbi request reprint The electrocardiogram in traumatic right atrial rupture
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcentre, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 71:179-80. 1999
    ..On admission an electrocardiogram (ECG) was recorded which is highly remarkable and, retrospectively, suggestive for the diagnosis. The patient died soon after the ECG, and the diagnosis was made at autopsy...
  3. ncbi request reprint The underreporting of results and possible mechanisms of 'negative' drug trials in patients with chronic heart failure
    D J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology Thoraxcentre, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 80:19-27. 2001
    ..In this article we will discuss some of these trials that were conducted in the last 10 years, since we believe they may provide insight into the pathophysiology and treatment options in CHF...
  4. pmc Renal dysfunction is associated with shorter telomere length in heart failure
    Liza S M Wong
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:629-34. 2009
    ..We explored the association between leukocyte telomere length, a marker for biological age, and renal function in patients with CHF...
  5. doi request reprint Differential associations between renal function and "modifiable" risk factors in patients with chronic heart failure
    Tom D J Smilde
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:121-9. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine different pathophysiologic markers that are associated with reduced renal function in CHF...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of rosuvastatin on coronary flow reserve and metabolic mismatch in patients with heart failure (from the CORONA Study)
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 105:517-21. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Myocardial perfusion reserve after a PET-driven revascularization procedure: a strong prognostic factor
    Riemer H J A Slart
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Med 52:873-9. 2011
    ..In the present study, we investigated whether MPR is related to survival in ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients after a PET-driven intervention...
  8. doi request reprint Functional and hemodynamic cardiac determinants of exercise capacity in patients with systolic heart failure
    Yoran M Hummel
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center of Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 110:1336-41. 2012
    ..Of all echocardiographic parameters at rest, right ventricular function and E/e' were independently and significantly associated with pVo(2), whereas LV ejection fraction at rest was not...
  9. doi request reprint Inflammation and anaemia in a broad spectrum of patients with heart failure
    Lennaert Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart 98:1237-41. 2012
    ..Although inflammation is assumed to be an important cause of anaemia, the association between anaemia and inflammatory markers in patients with HF has not been well established...
  10. doi request reprint Erythropoietin stimulates normal endothelial progenitor cell-mediated endothelial turnover, but attributes to neovascularization only in the presence of local ischemia
    B Daan Westenbrink
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:265-74. 2008
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether ischemia is required for erythropoietin (EPO) induced stimulation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and their related effects on endothelial and cardiac function...
  11. ncbi request reprint Renal function dependent association of AGTR1 polymorphism (A1166C) and electrocardiographic left-ventricular hypertrophy
    Tom D J Smilde
    Thorax Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 20:1097-103. 2007
    ..We studied whether renal function modulates the association between RAS polymorphisms and LVH in a cross-sectional study of 8592 inhabitants of Groningen...
  12. ncbi request reprint Extracellular signal regulated kinase and SMAD signaling both mediate the angiotensin II driven progression towards overt heart failure in homozygous TGR(mRen2)27
    Rudolf A de Boer
    Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Mol Med (Berl) 82:678-87. 2004
    ..This process is prevented by both AT1 receptor blockade and TYR, and therefore inhibition of either pathway is equally efficacious in restoring LV function and architecture...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent atrial fibrillation is associated with appropriate shocks and heart failure in patients with left ventricular dysfunction treated with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Michiel Rienstra
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 153:120-6. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Prediction of functional recovery after revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction by gated FDG-PET
    Riemer H J A Slart
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:210-9. 2006
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Anaemia is associated with shorter leucocyte telomere length in patients with chronic heart failure
    Liza S M Wong
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:348-53. 2010
    ..We hypothesize that short telomere length contributes to the susceptibility to develop anaemia in patients with CHF...
  16. doi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide and prognosis in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction
    Dirk J van Veldhuisen
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:1498-506. 2013
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Caregiver burden in partners of Heart Failure patients; limited influence of disease severity
    Marie Louise Luttik
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:695-701. 2007
    ..However providing care may cause burden and affect the health of these partners. The aim of this study was to investigate determinants of caregiver burden in order to identify caregivers who are at risk...
  18. ncbi request reprint Verapamil versus digoxin and acute versus routine serial cardioversion for the improvement of rhythm control for persistent atrial fibrillation
    Martin E W Hemels
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1001-9. 2006
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Advanced glycation end-products, anti-hypertensive treatment and diastolic function in patients with hypertension and diastolic dysfunction
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:397-403. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship between advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and diastolic function and the response to blood pressure treatment in patients with hypertension and diastolic dysfunction...
  20. doi request reprint The effect of rate control on quality of life in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation: data from the RACE II (Rate Control Efficacy in Permanent Atrial Fibrillation II) study
    Hessel F Groenveld
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1795-803. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of rate control on quality of life (QOL)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy after biventricular repair for pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect
    Willem Drenthen
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 98:262-6. 2006
    ..Infertility and menstrual cycle disorders do not appear to be more prevalent, except for a high incidence of primary amenorrhea...
  22. doi request reprint Comparison between the prognostic value of left ventricular function and myocardial perfusion reserve in patients with ischemic heart disease
    Rene A Tio
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Med 50:214-9. 2009
    ..In addition, MPR determines survival in patients with hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies. In the present study, we evaluated whether MPR also determines survival in patients with IHD...
  23. doi request reprint Urinary neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL), a marker of tubular damage, is increased in patients with chronic heart failure
    Kevin Damman
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:997-1000. 2008
    ..In conclusion, renal impairment in CHF patients is not only characterised by decreased eGFR and increased UAE, but also by the presence of tubular damage, as measured by increased urinary NGAL concentrations...
  24. pmc Ischemic patterns assessed by positron emission tomography predict adverse outcome in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Richard M de Jong
    Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30 001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:769-74. 2009
    ..Our aim was to assess the prognostic relevance of PET-mismatch between stress myocardial perfusion and glucose uptake on clinical outcome in DCM...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of rate and rhythm control on left ventricular function and cardiac dimensions in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation: results from the RAte Control versus Electrical Cardioversion for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (RACE) study
    Vincent E Hagens
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart Rhythm 2:19-24. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular function and atrial and ventricular diameters in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with rate or rhythm control...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lenient vs. strict rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure: a post-hoc analysis of the RACE II study
    Bart A Mulder
    Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 15:1311-8. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether lenient rate control is an acceptable strategy in patients with AF and heart failure. We evaluated differences in outcome in patients with AF and heart failure treated with lenient or strict rate control...
  27. doi request reprint Effect of fosinopril treatment on serum C-reactive protein levels in patients with microalbuminuria
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 102:223-5. 2008
    ..Male gender was associated with a significantly larger reduction in CRP compared to female gender. In conclusion, contrary to previous observational studies, no effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on CRP levels was found...
  28. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular pacing and the risk of heart failure in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients
    Marcelle D Smit
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart Rhythm 3:1397-403. 2006
    ..Right ventricular (RV) pacing in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients may have detrimental effects on morbidity and mortality, in particular by inducing heart failure (HF)...
  29. doi request reprint Importance of heart rate during exercise for response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Alexander H Maass
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:773-80. 2009
    ..Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for patients with severe heart failure and mechanical dyssynchrony. Response is only achieved in 60-70% of patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Levels of hematopoiesis inhibitor N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline partially explain the occurrence of anemia in heart failure
    Peter van der Meer
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Circulation 112:1743-7. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine possible mechanisms linking anemia to renin-angiotensin system activity in CHF patients...
  31. pmc Tubular damage in chronic systolic heart failure is associated with reduced survival independent of glomerular filtration rate
    Kevin Damman
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart 96:1297-302. 2010
    ..The prognostic impact of reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in chronic heart failure (CHF) is increasingly recognised, but little is known about tubular damage in these patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rate control versus rhythm control for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation with mild to moderate heart failure: results from the RAte Control versus Electrical cardioversion (RACE) study
    Vincent E Hagens
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 149:1106-11. 2005
    ..Rate control is not inferior to rhythm control in preventing mortality and morbidity in patients with AF. In CHF, this issue is still unsettled...
  33. ncbi request reprint Mild renal dysfunction is associated with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy
    Tom D J Smilde
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Gronigen, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 18:342-7. 2005
    ..We studied the relation between renal dysfunction and LVH in a cross-sectional study in 8592 inhabitants from Groningen, The Netherlands...
  34. doi request reprint Lenient versus strict rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Isabelle C Van Gelder
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 362:1363-73. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that lenient rate control is not inferior to strict rate control for preventing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation...
  35. doi request reprint A single dose of erythropoietin in ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Adriaan A Voors
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 31:2593-600. 2010
    ..Clinical Trial Registration Information: NCT00449488; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00449488?term=voors&rank=2...
  36. doi request reprint Pregnancy in women with corrected tetralogy of Fallot: occurrence and predictors of adverse events
    Ali Balci
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 161:307-13. 2011
    ..Our aim is to investigate the magnitude and determinants of pregnancy outcome in women with corrected ToF...
  37. doi request reprint Effect of lenient versus strict rate control on cardiac remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation data of the RACE II (RAte Control Efficacy in permanent atrial fibrillation II) study
    Marcelle D Smit
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:942-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate echocardiographic remodeling in permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with either lenient or strict rate control...
  38. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of preoperative C-reactive protein and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 level for predicting future cardiovascular events after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 97:1697-701. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Erythropoietin induces neovascularization and improves cardiac function in rats with heart failure after myocardial infarction
    Peter van der Meer
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:125-33. 2005
    ..We assessed the effects of erythropoietin (EPO) treatment in a rat model of post-myocardial infarction (MI) heart failure...
  40. pmc Pretreatment with ACE inhibitors improves acute outcome of electrical cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation
    Trudeke Van Noord
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30, 001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:3. 2005
    ..The renin-angiotensin system may play a important role in this. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use on efficacy of ECV, and occurrence of subacute recurrences...
  41. ncbi request reprint Determinants of sudden cardiac death in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation in the rate control versus electrical cardioversion (RACE) study
    Vincent E Hagens
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 98:929-32. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the treatment of underlying disease, rather than the heart rhythm, seems essential to prevent mortality...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prediction of functional recovery after revascularization in patients with chronic ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction: head-to-head comparison between 99mTc-sestamibi/18F-FDG DISA SPECT and 13N-ammonia/ 18F-FDG PET
    Riemer H J A Slart
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, P O Box 30001, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 33:716-23. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of PET and DISA SPECT for the prediction of improvement in regional and global LV function as well as LV reverse remodelling after revascularization...
  43. doi request reprint Endogenous erythropoietin and outcome in heart failure
    Anne M S Belonje
    Departments of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Circulation 121:245-51. 2010
    ..This study aims to analyze the clinical and prognostic value of erythropoietin levels in relation to hemoglobin in a large cohort of HF patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Imaging techniques in nuclear cardiology for the assessment of myocardial viability
    Riemer H J A Slart
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:63-80. 2006
    ..Evaluation of the clinical role of these creative new possibilities warrants investigation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Difference in long-term prognostic value of renal function between ischemic and non-ischemic mild heart failure
    Tom D J Smilde
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 107:73-7. 2006
    ..e. renal) vascular atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prognostic value of renal function in both ischemic and non-ischemic mild chronic heart failure...
  46. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and microalbuminuria are associated with atrial fibrillation
    Folkert W Asselbergs
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 98:73-7. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that microalbuminuria and C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of generalized vascular damage and inflammation, respectively, are associated with AF...
  47. ncbi request reprint Worsening renal function and prognosis in heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kevin Damman
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Card Fail 13:599-608. 2007
    ..The present study was designed to establish the proportion of patients with HF that exhibits (WRF) and the associated risk for mortality and hospitalization by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis...
  48. doi request reprint Quality of life and depressive symptoms in the elderly: a comparison between patients with heart failure and age- and gender-matched community controls
    Ivonne Lesman-Leegte
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Card Fail 15:17-23. 2009
    ..We compared QoL and depressive symptoms of a HF population with an age- and gender-matched sample of community dwelling elderly...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effects of C-reactive protein and cholesterol on responsiveness in vitro of the internal thoracic artery to angiotensin II in patients having coronary artery bypass grafting
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 98:751-3. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that CRP and cholesterol act synergistically on vascular responsiveness to angiotensin II...
  50. ncbi request reprint Skin-autofluorescence, a measure of tissue advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), is related to diastolic function in dialysis patients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Card Fail 14:596-602. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to assess whether AGE accumulation in dialysis patients is related to the presence of diastolic dysfunction...
  51. ncbi request reprint Outcome of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease: a literature review
    Willem Drenthen
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2303-11. 2007
    ..The offspring mortality was high throughout the spectrum and was related to the relatively high rate of premature delivery and recurrence of CHD...
  52. doi request reprint Possible association between telomere length and renal dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 102:207-10. 2008
    ..Further studies will be needed to determine whether shorter leukocyte telomere length is the cause or consequence in this population and whether it plays a role in the prognosis of renal dysfunction in HF...
  53. doi request reprint Erythropoietin in cardiac disease: new features of an old drug
    Willem Peter T Ruifrok
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pharmacol 585:270-7. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Fertility, pregnancy and delivery in women after biventricular repair for double outlet right ventricle
    Willem Drenthen
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiology 109:105-9. 2008
    ..To investigate outcome of pregnancy and fertility in women with double outlet right ventricle (DORV)...
  55. doi request reprint Congestion in chronic systolic heart failure is related to renal dysfunction and increased mortality
    Kevin Damman
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:974-82. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship between signs and symptoms of congestion, renal impairment and outcome in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Acute administration of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in thrombolysed myocardial infarction patients is associated with a decreased incidence of heart failure, but an increased re-infarction risk
    Adriaan A Voors
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 19:119-24. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of acute ACE-inhibitor treatment...
  57. doi request reprint Long term effects of epoetin alfa in patients with ST- elevation myocardial infarction
    Marieke L Fokkema
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 27:433-9. 2013
    ..The long term effects of erythropoiesis- stimulating agents on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are unknown, therefore we evaluated clinical events at 1 year after PCI...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effect of intensive versus moderate lipid lowering on endothelial function and vascular responsiveness to angiotensin II in stable coronary artery disease
    Pim van der Harst
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 96:1361-4. 2005
    ..05). Endothelium improvement was accompanied by decreased vascular response to angiotensin II (p = 0.039). These findings suggest a mechanism for the clinical benefit of intensive lipid-lowering treatment in coronary heart disease...
  59. doi request reprint Prognostic value of changes in galectin-3 levels over time in patients with heart failure: data from CORONA and COACH
    A Rogier van der Velde
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Circ Heart Fail 6:219-26. 2013
    ..The importance and clinical use of repeated measurements of galectin-3 have not yet been reported...
  60. doi request reprint Use of cystatin C levels in estimating renal function and prognosis in patients with chronic systolic heart failure
    Kevin Damman
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Heart 98:319-24. 2012
    ..Estimates of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), including creatinine and creatinine based formulae, are inaccurate in extremes of GFR and substantially biased in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  61. pmc Comparison of the temporal release pattern of copeptin with conventional biomarkers in acute myocardial infarction
    Youlan L Gu
    Department of Cardiology, Thorax Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:1069-76. 2011
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Sertraline causes strong coronary vasodilation: possible relevance for cardioprotection by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
    Joost P van Melle
    Thorax Center, Departments of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, POB 30 001 Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 18:441-7. 2004
    ..Vaso active effects of the SSRI sertraline were studied in rings of rat aorta, human Internal Mammary Arteries (IMAs) and in Langendorff perfused rat hearts...
  63. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of B-type natriuretic peptide levels < 100 pg/mL in patients with heart failure at hospital discharge
    Jochem Hogenhuis
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 151:1012.e1-5. 2006
    ..Therefore, we aimed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of stabilized patients with BNP levels < 100 pg/mL before discharge after admission for decompensated heart failure HF...
  64. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin levels and 30-day mortality in patients after myocardial infarction
    Erik Lipsic
    Department of Cardiology Thorax Center, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 100:289-92. 2005
    ..However, the effect of hemoglobin levels on short-term CV mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) remains unclear...
  65. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of persistent lone atrial fibrillation in the RACE study
    Michiel Rienstra
    Department of Cardiology, Northern Center of Healthcare Research, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 94:1486-90. 2004
    ..Despite the absence of demonstrable cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, lone AF is associated with bleeding and thromboembolism...
  66. ncbi request reprint Erythropoietin improves left ventricular function and coronary flow in an experimental model of ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Peter van der Meer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 6:853-9. 2004
    ..Recently, it has been shown that in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), EPO treatment improved cardiac function. In the present study we assessed the role of EPO and EPO-receptor (EPO-R) in the heart...
  67. ncbi request reprint Influence of age on natriuretic peptides in patients with chronic heart failure: a comparison between ANP/NT-ANP and BNP/NT-proBNP
    Jochem Hogenhuis
    Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30 001, Groningen 9700 RB, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:81-6. 2005
    ..However, it is unknown whether there are different influences of age on atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)/N-terminal-ANP (NT-ANP) or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)/N-terminal-proBNP (NT-proBNP)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Clustering of RR intervals predicts effective electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation
    Maarten P van den Berg
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1027-33. 2004
    ..It was hypothesized that electrical cardioversion (ECV) would be more effective in AF patients with clustering, because clustering might reflect a higher degree of organization of atrial fibrillatory activity...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prognostic importance of renal function in patients with early heart failure and mild left ventricular dysfunction
    Tom D J Smilde
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 94:240-3. 2004
    ..16/10 ml/min/1.73 m(2), p = 0.003) was the only additional independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality in patients with early heart failure...
  70. ncbi request reprint Gender-related differences in rhythm control treatment in persistent atrial fibrillation: data of the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) study
    Michiel Rienstra
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1298-306. 2005
    ..This study sought to compare whether gender affects the outcome of rate versus rhythm control treatment in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)...