H Ector

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous creation and evaluation of linear radiofrequency lesions
    Hennie van Rensburg
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 6:215-24. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Statistics at a glance
    Hugo Ector
    Dept Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 65:607-11. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The enigma of statistics and modern cardiology
    Hugo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:329-32. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Repeated tilt testing in patients with tilt-positive neurally mediated syncope
    Hugo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Europace 7:628-33. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Tilt training: a new treatment for recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope and severe orthostatic intolerance
    H Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:193-6. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint The World Survey of Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: calendar year 1997--Europe
    H Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49 B 3000 Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:863-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical undersensing at a high sensitivity in dual chamber pacemakers
    R Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:308-15. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of only a regular diagnostic His-bundle catheter for both fast and reproducible "para-Hisian pacing" and stable right ventricular pacing
    H Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 8:1121-32. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Right atrial angiographic evaluation of the posterior isthmus: relevance for ablation of typical atrial flutter
    H Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Circulation 101:2178-84. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Different patterns of angiotensin II and atrial natriuretic peptide secretion in a sheep model of atrial fibrillation
    R Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:1387-92. 2001

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous creation and evaluation of linear radiofrequency lesions
    Hennie van Rensburg
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 6:215-24. 2002
    ..Our aim was to develop an online evaluation method for effective lesion creation based on conventional techniques and using the multipolar ablation catheter, already in place...
  2. ncbi request reprint Statistics at a glance
    Hugo Ector
    Dept Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 65:607-11. 2010
    ..This feeling has resulted in an annual seminar of 90 minutes. This tutorial is the summary of this seminar. It is a summary and a transcription of the best pages I have detected...
  3. ncbi request reprint The enigma of statistics and modern cardiology
    Hugo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:329-32. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Repeated tilt testing in patients with tilt-positive neurally mediated syncope
    Hugo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Europace 7:628-33. 2005
    ..Follow-up data are available for 202/222 patients. The time span between the first and last tilt test was 11.1+/-10 months (median 8.8). Of these 202 patients, 163 remained free of any event (80.7%)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tilt training: a new treatment for recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope and severe orthostatic intolerance
    H Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:193-6. 1998
    ..Orthostatic intolerance and the excessive autonomic reflex activity of neurocardiogenic syncope can be remedied by a program of continued tilt training, without the administration of drugs...
  6. ncbi request reprint The World Survey of Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: calendar year 1997--Europe
    H Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49 B 3000 Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:863-8. 2001
    ..Pacing and ICD practices were dependent on the availability of medical and technical resources and influenced by economic constraints inherent in health care administration and insurance coverage patterns...
  7. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical undersensing at a high sensitivity in dual chamber pacemakers
    R Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:308-15. 2001
    ..At high atrial rates and a high sensitivity the ringing of the repetitive atrial signal input results in blanking of the atrial amplifier. This observation may be relevant in the device management of patients with paroxysmal AF...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of only a regular diagnostic His-bundle catheter for both fast and reproducible "para-Hisian pacing" and stable right ventricular pacing
    H Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 8:1121-32. 1997
    ..Classically, it is performed by maneuvering a separate pacing catheter around the HB catheter, which may be difficult and time-consuming...
  9. ncbi request reprint Right atrial angiographic evaluation of the posterior isthmus: relevance for ablation of typical atrial flutter
    H Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Circulation 101:2178-84. 2000
    ..We postulated that right atrial (RA) angiography could rationalize the ablation approach by revealing the conformation of the isthmus...
  10. ncbi request reprint Different patterns of angiotensin II and atrial natriuretic peptide secretion in a sheep model of atrial fibrillation
    R Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:1387-92. 2001
    ..The role of neurohumoral changes in this pathophysiologic vicious circle remains unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ablation of focally induced atrial fibrillation: selective or extensive?
    Dagmara Dilling-Boer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:200-5. 2004
    ..These techniques last longer and may be associated with more risks. We retrospectively evaluated the outcome and risks of ablation for focally induced AF in a single-center patient population...
  12. ncbi request reprint The analysis of heart rate variability in unrestrained rats. Validation of method and results
    A E Aubert
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 60:197-213. 1999
    ..39. In conclusion, HRV analysis programs were developed and thoroughly tested through simulations and in vivo, under basal conditions and after pharmacological blockades. Using this software, HRV data from unrestrained rats were obtained...
  13. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of right ventricular involvement in endurance athletes with ventricular arrhythmias. Role of an electrophysiologic study in risk stratification
    Hein Heidbuchel
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 24:1473-80. 2003
    ..However, the specific outcome of high-level endurance athletes with frequent and complex ventricular arrhythmias is unclear. Also, information on the predictive accuracy of different investigations in this subgroup is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endurance sports is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation after ablation for atrial flutter
    Hein Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 107:67-72. 2006
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently observed after successful ablation for atrial flutter. Sports activity as a risk factor for AF development after flutter ablation has not been studied...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tilt training and pacing: a report on 9 patients with neurally mediated syncope
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Gasthuisberg University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 65:3-7. 2010
    ..In patients with neurally mediated syncope (NMS), pacing has been used to prevent bradycardia and syncope. However, recurrence due to the vasodepressor component remains a problem...
  16. doi request reprint Potential role of remote monitoring for scheduled and unscheduled evaluations of patients with an implantable defibrillator
    Hein Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology Electrophysiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Europace 10:351-7. 2008
    ..New technology allows for remote monitoring of device function. We wanted to investigate its potential reliability and to which extent its use can reduce in-office visits...
  17. ncbi request reprint Obesity is a major determinant of radiation dose in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Joris Ector
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:234-42. 2007
    ..This study sought to evaluate the impact of obesity on patient radiation dose during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures under fluoroscopic guidance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tilt training: a new challenge in the treatment of neurally mediated syncope
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:183-9. 2006
    ..In about 50% of the patients with neurally mediated syncope already the second consecutive tilt test became negative. This therapeutic effect of in-hospital repeated tilt tests is sustained by continued standing training at home...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term symptomatic benefit after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial flutter despite a high incidence of post-procedural atrial fibrillation
    Wim Anne
    Department of Cardiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:75-82. 2006
    ..Radiofrequency ablation for AFL therefore would only be useful if it leads to a better quality of life despite this high incidence of AF post-ablation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Survival of patients treated with intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for cardiogenic shock in a tertiary centre: variables correlated with death
    Joseph Dens
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:213-8. 2003
    ..To describe the characteristics and mortality rates of 132 cardiogenic shock patients treated with intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation at a university hospital...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of different pacing protocols on the induction of atrial fibrillation in a transvenously paced sheep model
    R Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:925-32. 2001
    ..This was not mediated by a decreased influence on atrial refractoriness but seemed to be dependent on smaller changes in atrial conduction and dimensions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability after cardiac transplantation in humans
    D Ramaekers
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 19:2112-9. 1996
    ..The evolution over time of this HF component is compatible with a biological phenomenon as gradual parasympathetic reinnervation of the sinus node...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of the length of the lower common pathway in the differential diagnosis of various forms of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia
    H Heidbuchel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:209-16. 1998
    ..Using a para-Hisian pacing technique, H-A measurements can be performed in 72% of AVNRT patients. They can be used as an important tool in the differentiation of Slow/Fast and Slow/Slow AVNRT...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mind the model: effect of instrumentation on inducibility of atrial fibrillation in a sheep model
    Rik Willems
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:62-7. 2002
    ..We investigated the effect of instrumentation on the inducibility of AF. We hypothesized that epicardial instrumentation could be a confounding factor that accelerates the development of AF...
  25. doi request reprint Tilt training increases the vasoconstrictor reserve in patients with neurally mediated syncope evoked by head-up tilt testing
    Bart Verheyden
    Division of Experimental Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, O N 1, bus 704, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 29:1523-30. 2008
    ..No evidence could be provided of altered baroreflex control of HR after tilt training...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical aspects during long-term follow-up after DC shock ablation of the atrioventricular junction. A Belgian experience
    K Nzayinambaho
    Department of Cardiology, C H U Sart Tilman, , Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 48:199-208. 1993
    ..Most of the time long-term success can be predicted within 48 hours. However, due to the invasive character of DC shocks, this technique has been supplanted by the less aggressive radiofrequency method...
  27. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up results of tilt training therapy in patients with recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope
    Tony Reybrouck
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1441-6. 2002
    ..Moreover, in 19 patients who abandoned tilt training after about 1 year, no syncope recurrence was reported during daily life, which suggests that the disturbed autonomic reflex activity in these patients may have been restored...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of betaxolol on heart rate in patients with a recent transmural myocardial infarction
    X S Yang
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 42:273-86. 1987
    ..Heart rate and pressure rate product were significantly higher during exercise in the placebo group. During exercise ventricular arrhythmias were infrequent in both groups. The clinical tolerance of betaxolol was excellent...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ablation of post-surgical intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia. Predilection target sites and mapping approach
    W Anne
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 23:1609-16. 2002
    ..The location of these tachycardias is very diverse due to the individual difference in the original anatomy, surgical corrections, and effects of atrial fibrosis. Nevertheless some recurrent patterns are emerging...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pericardial effusion and right-sided pneumothorax resulting from an atrial active-fixation lead
    D Dilling-Boer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Europace 5:419-23. 2003
    ..Due to their proximity to the right lung, high anterolaterally positioned atrial screw-in leads carry a small but definite risk for right-sided pneumothorax...
  31. ncbi request reprint Self-terminating AF depends on electrical remodeling while persistent AF depends on additional structural changes in a rapid atrially paced sheep model
    Wim Anne
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 43:148-58. 2007
    ..Fibrosis development in our model is the result of an increased expression of AT-II in combination with changes in MMP expression. Inhibition of the angiotensin pathway suppresses atrial fibrosis and the development of persistent AF...
  32. ncbi request reprint Appropriate and inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator interventions during secondary prevention
    Lieven B J Van Der Velden
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 63:39-45. 2008
    ..ICD therapy is established therapy for secondary prevention after aborted sudden death or ventricular tachycardia. Long-term data on the incidence of appropriate and inappropriate interventions are scarce...
  33. ncbi request reprint Different evolutions in heart rate variability after heart transplantation: 10-year follow-up
    Frank Beckers
    Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, K U Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplantation 78:1523-31. 2004
    ..No input of sympathetic or vagal nerves can influence the heart rate, resulting in a flat power spectrum of the beat-to-beat variability. The occurrence and the significance of reinnervation remain controversial...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cardiac metastasis from a stage IIIb cervix carcinoma
    Ann Feys
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 60:73-5. 2005
    ..We wish to stress that, although the outcome for cervical cancer with cardiac metastases is still very poor, prognosis has improved with advanced imaging technology and radiation therapy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Epicardial pacing: a single-centre study on 321 leads in 138 patients
    Bavo Ector
    Department of Cardiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 61:343-51. 2006
    ..This study presents the long-term outcome of 321 epicardial leads in 138 patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Matrix metalloproteinases and atrial remodeling in patients with mitral valve disease and atrial fibrillation
    Wim Anne
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiovasc Res 67:655-66. 2005
    ..Our aim was to study atrial structural remodeling and the expression of the angiotensin receptor subtypes and MMPs and their inhibitors (TIMPs) in patients with mitral valve disease with and without AF...
  37. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy: The Task Force for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, PO Box 1352 Stavrakia, GR 711 10 Heraklion Crete, Greece
    Eur Heart J 28:2256-95. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Cardiac involvement and CTG expansion in myotonic dystrophy
    Karen Merlevede
    Department of Neurology, AZ KLINA, Augustijnslei 100, 2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    J Neurol 249:693-8. 2002
    ..Based on these findings we recommend a follow up of DM patients not only based on the ECG, but also through 24 h Holter monitoring...
  39. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope-update 2004. Executive Summary
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:2054-72. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The Task Force for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Europace 9:959-98. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint European National Society Cardiovascular Journals. Background, rationale and mission statement of the "Editors' Club" (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology)
    Fernando Alfonso
    Med Arh 62:68-72. 2008
  42. doi request reprint European National Society cardiovascular journals: background, rationale and mission statement of the 'editors' club' (task force of the European society of cardiology)
    Fernando Alfonso
    Sociedad Española de Cardiología, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Madrid, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:872-7. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint European National Society Cardiovascular Journals. Background, rationale and mission statement of the "Editors' Club" (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology)
    Fernando Alfonso
    Revista Española de Cardiología, Sociedad Española de Cardiología, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, 5 7, 28028 Madrid, Spain
    Acta Cardiol 63:281-7. 2008
  44. ncbi request reprint [European National Society cardiovascular journals. Background, rationale and mission statement of the "editors' club"]
    Fernando Alfonso
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:644-50. 2008
  45. doi request reprint European National Society cardiovascular journals. Background, rationale and mission statement of the "Editors' Club" (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology)
    Fernando Alfonso
    Revista Española de Cardiología, Sociedad Española de Cardiología, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, 5 7 28028 Madrid, Spain
    Heart 94:e19. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines in cardiac pacing and resynchronization therapy]
    Panos E Vardas
    Kardiol Pol 65:1449-87; discussion 1488-9. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint [European practice guidelines on cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Developed in collaboration with the European
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, PO Box 1352, Stavrakia GR 711 10 Heraklion Creta, Grecia
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:1272.e1-1272.e51. 2007
  48. ncbi request reprint Exercise training and baroreflex sensitivity in patients with neurally mediated syncope
    Tony Reybrouck
    Eur Heart J 28:2697-8. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint European National Society Cardiovascular Journals. Background, rationale and mission statement of the "Editors' Club"
    Fernando Alfonso
    Spanish Society of Cardiology
    Hellenic J Cardiol 49:125-31. 2008