Otto Kamp

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Myocardial contrast echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery stenosis: a prospective multicenter study in comparison with single-photon emission computed tomography
    Paramjit Jeetley
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:141-5. 2006
  2. pmc A new quantification method for mechanical dyssynchrony with three-dimensional echocardiography; segmental time and volume loss for prediction of response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy
    J A van der Heide
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU Medical Center, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:1895-904. 2012
  3. pmc Three-dimensional echocardiography for left ventricular quantification: fundamental validation and clinical applications
    J A van der Heide
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth Heart J 19:423-31. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Advanced systolic and diastolic function: beyond the E- and A-wave
    Otto Kamp
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 10:63-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effects on systolic and diastolic left ventricular function of nebivolol versus atenolol in patients with uncomplicated essential hypertension
    Otto Kamp
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 92:344-8. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of three-dimensional echocardiographic software packages for assessment of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony and prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Mohamed F A Aly
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:700-10. 2013
  7. pmc Independent associations of glucose status and arterial stiffness with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: an 8-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study
    Katja van den Hurk
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 35:1258-64. 2012
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Carotid arterial remodeling: a maladaptive phenomenon in type 2 diabetes but not in impaired glucose metabolism: the Hoorn study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 35:671-6. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Nebivolol: haemodynamic effects and clinical significance of combined beta-blockade and nitric oxide release
    Otto Kamp
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drugs 70:41-56. 2010

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Publications78

  1. ncbi request reprint Myocardial contrast echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery stenosis: a prospective multicenter study in comparison with single-photon emission computed tomography
    Paramjit Jeetley
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:141-5. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc A new quantification method for mechanical dyssynchrony with three-dimensional echocardiography; segmental time and volume loss for prediction of response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy
    J A van der Heide
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU Medical Center, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:1895-904. 2012
    ..Pre-STV might be a better predictor of response to CRT than SDI...
  3. pmc Three-dimensional echocardiography for left ventricular quantification: fundamental validation and clinical applications
    J A van der Heide
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth Heart J 19:423-31. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Advanced systolic and diastolic function: beyond the E- and A-wave
    Otto Kamp
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 10:63-5. 2006
    ..Noninvasive measurement of elevated left atrial pressure can be performed with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in daily practice and thus, can be used for clinical management in patients with heart failure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effects on systolic and diastolic left ventricular function of nebivolol versus atenolol in patients with uncomplicated essential hypertension
    Otto Kamp
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 92:344-8. 2003
    ..This preservation of cardiac output, together with a reduced peripheral resistance, may be potentially important in treating heart failure...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of three-dimensional echocardiographic software packages for assessment of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony and prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Mohamed F A Aly
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:700-10. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Independent associations of glucose status and arterial stiffness with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: an 8-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study
    Katja van den Hurk
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 35:1258-64. 2012
    ..To investigate relative contributions of glucose status and arterial stiffness to markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction after 8 years of follow-up...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Carotid arterial remodeling: a maladaptive phenomenon in type 2 diabetes but not in impaired glucose metabolism: the Hoorn study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 35:671-6. 2004
    ..Arterial remodeling has not been studied in relation to glucose tolerance...
  10. doi request reprint Nebivolol: haemodynamic effects and clinical significance of combined beta-blockade and nitric oxide release
    Otto Kamp
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drugs 70:41-56. 2010
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes is associated with impaired endothelium-dependent, flow-mediated dilation, but impaired glucose metabolism is not; The Hoorn Study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 174:49-56. 2004
    ..It is controversial whether or not FMD is impaired in DM2 and IGM. We investigated this issue in a population-based setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular mass increases with deteriorating glucose tolerance, especially in women: independence of increased arterial stiffness or decreased flow-mediated dilation: the Hoorn study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 27:522-9. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Mild renal insufficiency is associated with increased left ventricular mass in men, but not in women: an arterial stiffness-related phenomenon--the Hoorn Study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Int 68:673-9. 2005
    ..We therefore investigated, in a cross-sectional population-based study, the influence of increased arterial stiffness on the association between renal function and LVM...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of oral and transdermal low-dose estrogen therapy on echocardiographic parameters of cardiac function
    Tatjana E Vogelvang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Project Aging Women and the Institute for Cardiovascular Research Vrije Universiteit, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 80:546-53. 2003
    ..To investigate the effects of transdermal 17 beta-estradiol (E(2)) compared with oral unopposed as well as opposed E(2) on echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function...
  16. doi request reprint Relation between three-dimensional echocardiography derived left ventricular volume and MRI derived circumferential strain in patients eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Iris K RĂ¼ssel
    Department of Physics and Medical Technology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1118, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:1-11. 2009
    ..To compare regional left ventricular (LV) volume curves obtained with real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) with two-dimensional circumferential strain curves obtained by MRI in cardiac resynchronization therapy candidates...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of global left ventricular function and mechanical dyssynchrony in patients with an asymptomatic left bundle branch block: a real-time 3D echocardiography study
    Jeroen van Dijk
    Department of Cardiology ZH 6D 120, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:40-6. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the relation between presence or absence of symptoms of HF and mechanical dyssynchrony was investigated...
  18. doi request reprint Reliability of left ventricular volumes and function measurements using three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:159-68. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to determine inter-observer, intra-observer, and test-retest reliability of echocardiographic measurements of LV volumes and function using three-dimensional STE...
  19. doi request reprint Heart failure and cognitive function in the general population: the Hoorn Study
    Katja van den Hurk
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1362-9. 2011
    ..To examine whether reduced cognitive functioning can be observed in early stages of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and heart failure...
  20. ncbi request reprint Quantification of myocardial perfusion using intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography in healthy volunteers: comparison with positron emission tomography
    Pieter A Dijkmans
    Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:285-93. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) using ivMCE and to compare this with MBF as measured with positron emission tomography (PET)...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of left bundle branch block on left ventricular remodeling, dyssynchrony and deformation of the mitral valve apparatus: an observational cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging study
    Vroni van der Land
    Department of Cardiology, VU Univerisity Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:529-36. 2007
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Ultrasound and microbubble-induced intra- and intercellular bioeffects in primary endothelial cells
    Lynda J M Juffermans
    Department of Physiology, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ultrasound Med Biol 35:1917-27. 2009
    ..In conclusion, these data provide more insight in the interactions between US, microbubbles and endothelial cells, which is important for understanding the mechanisms behind US and microbubble-enhanced uptake of drugs or genes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive mapping of left ventricular electromechanical asynchrony by three-dimensional echocardiography and semi-automatic contour detection
    Johannes A van der Heide
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 94:1449-53. 2004
    ..6 +/- 94 ms for the nonapical segments. The combination of 3-DE and semi-automatic contour detection is feasible and provides unique information for assessing regional LV endocardial displacement and electromechanical asynchrony...
  25. pmc Prospective associations of B-type natriuretic peptide with markers of left ventricular function in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes: an 8-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study
    Maria H Kroon
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 35:2510-4. 2012
    ....
  26. pmc Improved clinical outcome after invasive management of patients with recent myocardial infarction and proven myocardial viability: primary results of a randomized controlled trial (VIAMI-trial)
    Ramon B van Loon
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:1. 2012
    ..Therefore, an invasive strategy with PCI of the infarct-related coronary artery in patients with viability would reduce the occurrence of a composite end point of death, reinfarction, or unstable angina (UA)...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Three life years gained after reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction: 25-30 years after a randomized controlled trial
    Ron T van Domburg
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, s Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1316-23. 2012
    ..We investigated whether the benefit of reperfusion therapy for myocardial infarction was sustained long-term and assessed the gain in life expectancy by reperfusion therapy...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison between three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for quantification of left ventricular volumes and function
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:834-9. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Glucose-insulin-potassium echocardiography detects improved segmental myocardial function and viable tissue shortly after acute myocardial infarction
    Lucas J Klein
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:763-71. 2006
    ..Thus, GIK infusion improves regional left ventricular function and allows the detection of myocardial viability to a similar extent as LDD in patients shortly after infarction...
  31. ncbi request reprint Early identification of left ventricular remodelling after myocardial infarction, assessed by transthoracic 3D echocardiography
    Herman F J Mannaerts
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 25:680-7. 2004
    ..The usefulness of 3D echocardiography (3DE) for accurate evaluation of left ventricular (LV) remodelling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and early identification of remodelling in the subacute phase, was assessed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rate control is more cost-effective than rhythm control for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation--results from the RAte Control versus Electrical cardioversion (RACE) study
    Vincent E Hagens
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 25:1542-9. 2004
    ..Conclusions Rate control is more cost-effective than rhythm control for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation. Underlying heart disease but not heart rhythm largely accounts for costs...
  33. doi request reprint Right ventricular dimensions and function in isolated left bundle branch block: is there evidence of biventricular involvement?
    Jeroen van Dijk
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Echocardiography 25:457-64. 2008
    ..The present study was conducted to evaluate right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function in asymptomatic LBBB patients with mildly depressed left ventricular (LV) function...
  34. ncbi request reprint Quantitative evaluation of myocardial perfusion in patients with revascularized myocardial infarction: comparison between intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography and 99mTc-sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography
    Gertjan Tj Sieswerda
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:41-50. 2004
    ..This two-center study compared quantitative segmental perfusion mapping by intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography (ivMCE) and scintigraphy (SPECT) in patients in the subacute phase of myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  35. doi request reprint Aspirin versus vitamin K antagonist treatment guided by transoesophageal echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation: a pilot study
    Trang Dinh
    Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Heart 100:563-8. 2014
    ..Current stroke risk schemes need improvement of predictive value in patients with atrial fibrillation. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may facilitate stroke risk assessment in such patients and guide antithrombotic treatment...
  36. doi request reprint General anesthesia with sevoflurane decreases myocardial blood volume and hyperemic blood flow in healthy humans
    Carolien S E Bulte
    Department of Anesthesiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Postbus 7057, 1007 The Netherlands
    Anesth Analg 116:767-74. 2013
    ..In this study, we investigated myocardial microcirculatory responses to pharmacological vasodilation and sympathetic stimulation during general anesthesia with sevoflurane in healthy humans immediately before surgical stimulation...
  37. pmc No effect of epoprostenol on right ventricular diameter in patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a randomized controlled trial
    Albertus J Kooter
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pulm Med 10:18. 2010
    ..Treatment with a pulmonary vasodilator has never been studied systematically. We evaluated the effect of epoprostenol on right ventricular diameter and function in patients with acute pulmonary embolism and right ventricular dilatation...
  38. ncbi request reprint The prognostic value of markers of inflammation in patients with troponin T-negative chest pain before discharge from the emergency department
    Radha Bholasingh
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 115:521-8. 2003
    ..To assess the prognostic value of markers of inflammation for rule-out purposes in patients admitted to the emergency department with troponin T-negative chest pain...
  39. doi request reprint Comparison between direct volumetric and speckle tracking methodologies for left ventricular and left atrial chamber quantification by three-dimensional echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 108:1038-44. 2011
    ..In conclusion, 3DE direct volumetric and speckle-tracking methods give comparable and reproducible quantification of LV and LA volumes and function, making interchangeable application a viable option in daily clinical practice...
  40. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Prominent crypt formation in the inferoseptum of a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutation carrier mimics noncompaction cardiomyopathy
    Tjeerd Germans
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 115:e610-1. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Additional value of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography for patients with mitral valve stenosis undergoing balloon valvuloplasty
    Jorina Langerveld
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:841-9. 2003
    ..We conclude that 3D TEE will have additional value over 2-dimensional echocardiography in this group of patients, for selection of patients pre-PTMV, and for analyzing pathology of the mitral valve afterward...
  42. doi request reprint Ultrasound enhanced prehospital thrombolysis using microbubbles infusion in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction: pilot of the Sonolysis study
    Jeroen Slikkerveer
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:247-52. 2012
    ..2/5, p = NS) and outcome (TIMI III flow 3/5 vs. 1/5 respectively, p = 0.23) was recorded. These results demonstrate that the study protocol is feasible in the acute cardiac care setting and safe during treatment and follow-up...
  43. doi request reprint Relation of resting heart rate to prognosis in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
    Ivo R Henkens
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 103:1451-6. 2009
    ..ECG-derived HR at rest is an important marker of prognosis and should be assessed before and at frequent intervals after initiation of treatment for PAH...
  44. doi request reprint Effect of the long-term administration of nebivolol on clinical symptoms, exercise capacity and left ventricular function in patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: background, aims and design of the ELANDD study
    Otto Kamp
    VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Res Cardiol 99:75-82. 2010
    ..However, the role of beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFPEF) is still unsettled...
  45. ncbi request reprint The use of contrast echocardiography for the detection of cardiac shunts
    Osama I I Soliman
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 8:S2-12. 2007
    ..This review gives and overview of the echocardiographic techniques, contrast agents and manoeuvres used for detection of the major cardiovascular shunts and their clinical relevance to major health problems...
  46. ncbi request reprint Myocardial contrast echocardiography evolving as a clinically feasible technique for accurate, rapid, and safe assessment of myocardial perfusion: the evidence so far
    Pieter A Dijkmans
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2168-77. 2006
    ..Although MCE has been primarily performed for medical research, its implementation in routine clinical care is evolving. This article is intended to give an overview of the current status of MCE...
  47. doi request reprint Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography for the preclinical diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Mohamed F A Aly
    Department of Cardiology 5F 003, Institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 30:523-33. 2014
    ..Further research in a larger study population with gene-specific analysis is warranted for potential clinical usefulness of 3DSTE in family screening for HCM...
  48. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of left ventricular dyssynchrony assessment and prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy by three-dimensional echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:763-75. 2012
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Cardiac disease and cognitive impairment: a systematic review
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 98:1334-40. 2012
    ..Interventions that stimulate executive function should be encouraged and integrated in cardiac treatment protocols...
  50. ncbi request reprint Structural abnormalities of the inferoseptal left ventricular wall detected by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in carriers of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutations
    Tjeerd Germans
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2518-23. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects: initial single-centre experience and follow-up results. Initial experience with three-dimensional echocardiography
    Serge De Ridder
    Heart Lung Center Utrecht, Department of Cardiology, Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 60:171-8. 2005
    ..Registry to report our single-centre experience in closing defects of the atrial septum...
  52. doi request reprint Assessment of intraventricular mechanical dyssynchrony and prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy: comparison between tissue Doppler imaging and real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:1047-54. 2009
    ..In addition, we evaluated the ability of both techniques to predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Determinants of brachial artery mean 24 h pulse pressure in individuals with Type II diabetes mellitus and untreated mild hypertension
    Robert A J M van Dijk
    Institute for Cardiovascular Research, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Sci (Lond) 102:177-86. 2002
    ..Approx. 60% of the variance in brachial artery pulse pressure could be explained by potentially modifiable determinants...
  54. ncbi request reprint Importance of transducer displacement and tilting on three-dimensional echocardiographic volume assessment using apical or off-axis rotational acquisition: an in vitro study
    Herman F J Mannaerts
    VU Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:46-54. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to assess effects of translation (horizontal displacement) and angulation (transducer tilting) on 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic volumes of both balloons and human left ventricles after autopsy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Real-time perfusion imaging: a new echocardiographic technique for simultaneous evaluation of myocardial perfusion and contraction
    Gertjan T Sieswerda
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Echocardiography 20:545-55. 2003
    ....
  56. pmc Effect of additional treatment with EXenatide in patients with an Acute Myocardial Infarction (EXAMI): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Martijn Scholte
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 11171081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 12:240. 2011
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Neither long-term treatment with raloxifene nor hormone replacement therapy modulate cardiac function in healthy postmenopausal women: two randomized, placebo-controlled, 2-year studies
    Tatjana E Vogelvang
    Project Aging Women and the Institute for Cardiovascular Research Vrije Universiteit ICaR VU, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:729-36. 2002
    ..A total of 157 women were studied in 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-year studies...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of predischarge dobutamine stress echocardiography in chest pain patients with a negative cardiac troponin T
    Radha Bholasingh
    Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:596-602. 2003
    ..We prospectively studied the prognostic value of predischarge dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in low-risk chest pain patients with a normal or nondiagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) and a negative serial troponin T...
  59. doi request reprint Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography for automatic assessment of global and regional left ventricular function based on area strain
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:314-21. 2011
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical embolism due to open foramen ovale with atrial septal aneurysm as a cause of myocardial infarction in a young male
    Pieter A Dijkmans
    VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan, 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 21:629-32. 2005
    ..No other sources of cardiac embolism could be identified. In this case, paradoxical embolism probably has resulted in myocardial infarction...
  61. ncbi request reprint Low-intensity ultrasound-exposed microbubbles provoke local hyperpolarization of the cell membrane via activation of BK(Ca) channels
    Lynda J M Juffermans
    Department of Physiology and Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ultrasound Med Biol 34:502-8. 2008
    ..This local hyperpolarization of the cell membrane may facilitate uptake of macromolecules through endocytosis and macropinocytosis. (E-mail: ljm.juffermans@vumc.nl)...
  62. ncbi request reprint A comparison of rate control and rhythm control in patients with recurrent persistent atrial fibrillation
    Isabelle C Van Gelder
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 347:1834-40. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that ventricular rate control is not inferior to the maintenance of sinus rhythm for the treatment of atrial fibrillation...
  63. doi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: relationship with outcome
    Ivo van der Bilt
    From the Departments of Cardiology I v d B, D H, R v d B, A W and Intensive Care J H, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam Department of Cardiology M J C, University Medical Center Utrecht Departments of Intensive Care M v d J, Neurology F v K, and Cardiology F t C, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam Departments of Intensive Care J M, Cardiology M v d B, and Neurosurgery R G, University Medical Center Groningen Departments of Cardiology O K and Intensive Care J G, VU University Medical Center Department of Cardiology M G, Haga Hospital The Hague Department of Neurosurgical Center Amsterdam P V, Academic Medical Center and VU University Medical Center Department of Clinical Epidemiology A A, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery A A, G R, Utrecht Stroke Center, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht and Stichting CardioZorg F V, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 82:351-8. 2014
    ..To assess whether cardiac abnormalities after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are associated with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and clinical outcome, independent from known clinical risk factors for these outcomes...
  64. pmc Predicting outcome of rethoracotomy for suspected pericardial tamponade following cardio-thoracic surgery in the intensive care unit
    Birkitt L Ten Tusscher
    Department of Intensive Care, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:79. 2011
    ..We aimed at identifying factors predicting the outcome of surgery for suspected tamponade after cardio-thoracic surgery, in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Quantification of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction using freehand transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiography: comparison with magnetic resonance imaging
    Herman F J Mannaerts
    Department of Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:101-9. 2003
    ..Furthermore, LV volumes by breath hold-versus free breathing-3DE acquisition were assessed and compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  66. doi request reprint Slightly elevated B-type natriuretic peptide levels in a non-heart failure range indicate a worse left ventricular diastolic function in individuals with, as compared with individuals without, type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    Katja van den Hurk
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:958-65. 2010
    ..We therefore aimed to explore (i) the association of BNP levels in a non-HF range with structural and functional markers of LV function, and (ii) possible effect modification by glucose tolerance categories...
  67. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness increases with deteriorating glucose tolerance status: the Hoorn Study
    Ronald M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 107:2089-95. 2003
    ..In nondiabetic individuals, increased arterial stiffness is an important cause of cardiovascular disease. Associations between DM-2 and IGM and arterial stiffness have not been systematically investigated...
  68. ncbi request reprint Repeated assessment of coronary flow velocity pattern in patients with first acute myocardial infarction
    Wolfgang Lepper
    Medical Clinic I, University Hospital RWTH, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1283-9. 2002
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  69. ncbi request reprint Computer-aided diagnosis via model-based shape analysis: automated classification of wall motion abnormalities in echocardiograms
    Johan G Bosch
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Acad Radiol 12:358-67. 2005
    ..Shape analysis of endocardial contour sequences from echocardiograms can provide classification of wall motion abnormalities (WMA)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography predicts left ventricular remodeling in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Wolfgang Lepper
    Medical Clinic I, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:849-56. 2002
    ..This study evaluated the ability of intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) performed in the setting of acute myocardial infarction for prediction of left ventricular (LV) remodeling...
  71. ncbi request reprint New quantitative three-dimensional echocardiographic indices of mitral valve stenosis: new 3D indices of mitral stenosis
    Gabriel Valocik
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Safarik University Hospital, Rastislavova 43, 040 11, Kosice, Slovakia
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:707-16. 2007
    ..We studied the value of quantitative three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) in the evaluation of mitral valve stenosis using the measurement of the mitral valve area (MVA) with two new indices: the doming volume and mitral valve volume...
  72. ncbi request reprint Impact of flow level on coronary flow velocity pattern. A doppler flow study in patients with first acute myocardial infarction
    Rainer Hoffmann
    Medical Clinic I, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:27-35. 2004
    ..The coronary flow velocity pattern allows prediction of LV function at 4 weeks after AMI. However, it should be considered that some parameters of the flow velocity pattern are affected by the coronary flow level...
  73. ncbi request reprint Automatic segmentation of echocardiographic sequences by active appearance motion models
    Johan G Bosch
    Division of Image Processing LKEB, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 21:1374-83. 2002
    ..The ultrasound-specific intensity normalization proved to be of great value for good results in echocardiograms. The AAMM was significantly more accurate than an equivalent set of two-dimensional AAMs...
  74. ncbi request reprint Sustained benefit 20 years after reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction
    Ron T van Domburg
    Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:15-20. 2005
    ..The goal of this research was to clarify whether the benefit of reperfusion therapy for myocardial infarction was sustained long-term and to assess the gain in life expectancy by reperfusion therapy...
  75. ncbi request reprint Should mitral valve area assessment in patients with mitral stenosis be based on anatomical or on functional evaluation? A plea for 3D echocardiography as the new clinical standard
    Herman F J Mannaerts
    Eur Heart J 25:2073-4. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint Effect of rate or rhythm control on quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation. Results from the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) Study
    Vincent E Hagens
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Groningen, Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:241-7. 2004
    ..We studied the influence of rate control or rhythm control in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) on quality of life (QoL)...
  77. ncbi request reprint RAte Control Efficacy in permanent atrial fibrillation: a comparison between lenient versus strict rate control in patients with and without heart failure. Background, aims, and design of RACE II
    Isabelle C Van Gelder
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 152:420-6. 2006
    ..Recent studies demonstrated that rate control is an acceptable alternative for rhythm control in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, optimal heart rate during AF is still unknown...
  78. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional echocardiography in mitral valve disease
    Gabriel Valocik
    Department of Internal Medicine, Safarik University Hospital, Tr SNP 1, 040 66 Kosice, Slovakia
    Eur J Echocardiogr 6:443-54. 2005
    ..Finally, we outline three-dimensional echocardiography as a potentially useful guide for a surgeon, particularly in mitral valve repair...