Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Dutch cardiovascular disease patients
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.METHODS: A total of 1565 Dutch CVD patients participated in this prospective cohort study, in which we compared physical activity and sedentary behaviour before and during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Baseline measures were assessed in 2018 and data on follow-up measures were collected between 17 and 24 April 2020 (5 weeks after the introduction of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions). Validated questionnaires were used to assess physical activity and sedentary behaviour.RESULTS: Moderate-to-vigorous physical activities increased f...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: B M A van Bakel E A Bakker F de Vries D H J Thijssen T M H Eijsvogels Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Dutch cardiovascular disease patients
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.METHODS: A total of 1565 Dutch CVD patients participated in this prospective cohort study, in which we compared physical activity and sedentary behaviour before and during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Baseline measures were assessed in 2018 and data on follow-up measures were collected between 17 and 24 April 2020 (5 weeks after the introduction of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions). Validated questionnaires were used to assess physical activity and sedentary behaviour.RESULTS: Moderate-to-vigorous physical activities increased f...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: B M A van Bakel E A Bakker F de Vries D H J Thijssen T M H Eijsvogels Source Type: research

Effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in dilated cardiomyopathy
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33620637 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: S Bouwmeester L X van Nunen Source Type: research

Effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in dilated cardiomyopathy
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33620637 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: S Bouwmeester L X van Nunen Source Type: research

Effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in dilated cardiomyopathy
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33620637 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01548-9 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: S Bouwmeester L X van Nunen Source Type: research

Shop until you drop: alternative interpretations
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 22. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01549-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33616861 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01549-8 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: A P M Gorgels A A Wilde Source Type: research

Emergency medical services evaluations for chest pain during first COVID-19 lockdown in Hollands-Midden, the Netherlands
CONCLUSION: During the first COVID-19 lockdown, there was a significant reduction in the number of patients with chest pain or STEMI evaluated by the EMS, while the incidence of OHCA remained similar. Although the reason for the decrease in chest pain and STEMI consultations is not entirely clear, more attention should be paid to the importance of contacting the EMS in case of suspected cardiac symptoms in possible future lockdowns.PMID:33599968 | PMC:PMC7890775 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01545-y (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: E R de Koning M J Boogers J Bosch M de Visser M J Schalij S L M A Beeres Source Type: research

Routine measurement of oesophageal temperature during cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01551-0. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33599969 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01551-0 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: H F Groenveld B A Mulder Y Blaauw Source Type: research

'I  tested positive, so do I have the condition or not?'
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01553-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33599970 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01553-y (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: R Delewi Y M Pinto Source Type: research

Short- and long-term haemodynamic consequences of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale
CONCLUSION: Older patients and patients with AF were predisposed to sustained increases in left-sided filling pressures resembling HFpEF following ASD or PFO closure. Consequently, these findings support the current concept that creating a restricted interatrial shunt might be beneficial, particularly in elderly HFpEF patients with AF.PMID:33594591 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01543-0 (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: X Jin Y M Hummel W T Tay J F Nauta N S S Bamadhaj J P van Melle C S P Lam A A Voors E S Hoendermis Source Type: research

Wide QRS tachycardia after recent pulmonary vein isolation
Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s12471-021-01547-w. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590369 | DOI:10.1007/s12471-021-01547-w (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: R S Prisecaru V Costache Source Type: research

Short- and long-term haemodynamic consequences of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale.
CONCLUSION: Older patients and patients with AF were predisposed to sustained increases in left-sided filling pressures resembling HFpEF following ASD or PFO closure. Consequently, these findings support the current concept that creating a restricted interatrial shunt might be beneficial, particularly in elderly HFpEF patients with AF. PMID: 33594591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jin X, Hummel YM, Tay WT, Nauta JF, Bamadhaj NSS, van Melle JP, Lam CSP, Voors AA, Hoendermis ES Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Wide QRS tachycardia after recent pulmonary vein isolation.
PMID: 33590369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prisecaru RS, Costache V Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Antithrombotic treatment in atrial fibrillation patients needing percutaneous coronary intervention.
PMID: 33566280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Huisman MV Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Drug-induced notched T  waves.
Drug-induced notched T waves. Neth Heart J. 2021 Feb 09;: Authors: de Vries TAC, Seelig J, Pisters R, Hemels MEW PMID: 33564958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Vries TAC, Seelig J, Pisters R, Hemels MEW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Early N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide is associated with cardiac complications and function during pregnancy in congenital heart disease.
We examined 126 females (mean age 29 years). Elevated NT-proBNP at 12 weeks was associated with CV complications (n = 7, 5.6%, odds ratio 10.9, p = 0.004). Arrhythmias were the most common complication (71%). The negative predictive value of low NT-proBNP to exclude CV complications was 97.2%. In women with CV complications, NT-proBNP levels remained high throughout pregnancy, while a decrease was seen in women without CV complications (p 
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Siegmund AS, Pieper PG, Bouma BJ, Rosenberg FM, Groen H, Bilardo CM, van Veldhuisen DJ, Dickinson MG Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Sharing primary percutaneous coronary intervention care: first experiences with South Limburg ST-elevation myocardial infarction network.
Abstract BACKGROUND: In the region of South Limburg, the Netherlands, a shared ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) networking system (SLIM network) was implemented. During out-of-office hours, two percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centres-Maastricht University Medical Centre and Zuyderland Medical Centre-are supported by the same interventional cardiologist. The aim of this study was to analyse performance indicators within this network and to compare them with contemporary European Society of Cardiology guidelines. METHODS: Key time indicators for an all-comer STEMI population were registe...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lux A, Vainer J, Theunissen RALJ, Veenstra LF, Kasperski I, Gho BCG, Stein M, Ilhan M, Ruiters AW, Winkler PJC, van Beurden A, Dohmen W, Rasoul S, van 't Hof AWJ, South Limburg Interventional Cardiology Group, the Netherlands Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

BIO FOr CARE: biomarkers of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy development and progression in carriers of Dutch founder truncating MYBPC3 variants-design and status.
CONCLUSION: BIO FOr CARe is a genetically homogeneous, phenotypically heterogeneous cohort incorporating a clinical data registry and longitudinal blood collection. This provides a unique opportunity to study biomarkers for HCM development and prognosis. The established infrastructure can be extended to study other genetic variants. Other centres are invited to join our consortium. PMID: 33532905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jansen M, Christiaans I, van der Crabben SN, Michels M, Huurman R, Hoedemaekers YM, Dooijes D, Jongbloed JDH, Boven LG, Lekanne Deprez RH, Wilde AAM, Jans JJM, van der Velden J, de Boer RA, van Tintelen JP, Asselbergs FW, Baas AF Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Risk stratification and subclinical phenotyping of dilated and/or arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy mutation-positive relatives: CVON eDETECT consortium.
Abstract In relatives of index patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, early detection of disease onset is essential to prevent sudden cardiac death and facilitate early treatment of heart failure. However, the optimal screening interval and combination of diagnostic techniques are unknown. The clinical course of disease in index patients and their relatives is variable due to incomplete and age-dependent penetrance. Several biomarkers, electrocardiographic and imaging (echocardiographic deformation imaging and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging) techniques are promising non-invasiv...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Roudijk RW, Taha K, Bourfiss M, Loh P, van den Heuvel L, Boonstra MJ, van Lint F, van der Voorn SM, Te Riele ASJM, Bosman LP, Christiaans I, van Veen TAB, Remme CA, van den Berg MP, van Tintelen JP, Asselbergs FW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Reappraisal of Atrial fibrillation: interaction between hyperCoagulability, Electrical remodelling and Vascular destabilisation in the progression of AF (RACE  V) Tissue Bank Project: study design.
CONCLUSION: The RACE V Tissue Bank Project combines deep phenotyping of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, including rhythm follow-up, analysis of molecular mechanisms, histological analysis and genome-wide RNA sequencing. This approach will provide detailed insights into the main pathological alterations associated with AF in atrial tissue and thereby contribute to the development of individualised, mechanistically informed patient-tailored treatment for AF. PMID: 33506376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gilbers MD, Bidar E, Maesen B, Zeemering S, Isaacs A, Crijns H, van Gelder I, Rienstra M, Verheule S, Maessen J, Stoll M, Schotten U Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Telemedicine in post-CABG patients: promises and pitfalls.
PMID: 33475931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hofstra L, Somsen GA Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Clinical profile and contemporary management of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: results from the CHECK-HF registry.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Clinical management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) centres on treating comorbidities and is likely to vary between countries. Thus, to provide insight into the current management of HFpEF, studies from multiple countries are required. We evaluated the clinical profiles and current management of patients with HFpEF in the Netherlands. METHODS: We included 2153 patients with HFpEF (defined as a left ventricular ejection fraction ≥ 50%) from the CHECK-HF registry, which included patients from 2013 to 2016. RESULTS: Median age was 77 (IQR 15...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Uijl A, Veenis JF, Brunner-La Rocca HP, van Empel V, Linssen GCM, Asselbergs FW, van der Lee C, Eurlings LWM, Kragten H, Al-Windy NYY, van der Spank A, Koudstaal S, Brugts JJ, Hoes AW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Paradigm shift in treatment of coarctation of the aorta?
PMID: 33432517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sojak V, Hazekamp M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Diagnostic approach in patients with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease: emphasising the role of the coronary function test.
CONCLUSIONS: A complete CFT, including acetylcholine and adenosine tests, should be considered in patients with INOCA. PMID: 33415605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konst RE, Damman P, Pellegrini D, van Royen N, Maas AHEM, Elias-Smale SE Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Characteristics of patients with atrial fibrillation prescribed edoxaban in Belgium and the Netherlands: insights from the ETNA-AF-Europe study.
CONCLUSION: There were several notable differences between BeNe and OEC regarding clinical characteristics and dosing practices in patients prescribed edoxaban, which are relevant for the local implementation of dose evaluation and optimisation. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT02944019; Date of registration 24 October 2016. PMID: 33411231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Vries TAC, Hemels MEW, Cools F, Crijns HJGM, Yperzeele L, Vanacker P, Blankoff I, Lancellotti P, Mairesse GH, de Veer A, Casado Arroyo R, Catez E, de Pauw M, Vanassche T, de Asmundis C, Kirchhof P, De Caterina R, de Groot JR, ETNA-AF-Europe principal i Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Clinical determinants of early spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation.
ns JGLM Abstract BACKGROUND: The current standard of care for acute atrial fibrillation (AF) focuses primarily on immediate restoration of sinus rhythm by cardioversion, although AF often terminates spontaneously. OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants of early spontaneous conversion (SCV) in patients presenting at the emergency department (ED) because of AF. METHODS: An observational study was performed of patients who visited the ED with documented AF between July 2014 and December 2016. The clinical characteristics and demographics of patients with and without SCV were compared. RESULTS: We enrolled...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pluymaekers NAHA, Dudink EAMP, Weijs B, Vernooy K, Hartgerink DEJ, Jacobs JS, Erküner Ö, Marcks NGHM, van Cauteren YJM, Dinh T, Ter Bekke RMA, Sels JEMW, Delnoij TSR, Geyik Z, Driessen RGH, Linz DK, den Uijl DW, Crijns HJGM, Luermans JGLM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Performance of a  simplified HEART score and HEART-GP score for evaluating chest pain in urgent primary care.
This study involved a retrospective, observational cohort of consecutive patients evaluated for chest pain at a large-scale, out-of-hours, regional primary care facility in the Netherlands, with 6‑week follow-up for major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). The outcome of interest is diagnostic accuracy, including positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV). RESULTS: We included 664 patients; MACEs occurred in 4.8% (n = 32). For  simplified HEART and HEART-GP, we found C‑statistics of 0.86 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.80-0.91) and 0.90 (95% CI 0.85-0.95), respect...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Harskamp RE, Kleton M, Smits IH, Manten A, Himmelreich JCL, van Weert HCPM, Rietveld RP, Lucassen WAM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Recurrent hypocalcaemic torsades de pointes due to hungry bone syndrome: a  rare complication of thyroidectomy.
Recurrent hypocalcaemic torsades de pointes due to hungry bone syndrome: a rare complication of thyroidectomy. Neth Heart J. 2021 Jan 04;: Authors: Hagdorn QAJ, Loh P, Velthuis S PMID: 33398799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hagdorn QAJ, Loh P, Velthuis S Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The Netherlands Sports Cardiology Map: a  step towards sports cardiology network medicine for patient and athlete care.
The Netherlands Sports Cardiology Map: a step towards sports cardiology network medicine for patient and athlete care. Neth Heart J. 2020 Dec 23;: Authors: van Hattum JC, Verwijs SM, Rienks R, Bijsterveld NR, de Vries ST, Pinto YM, Wilde AAM, Jørstad HT Abstract Sports cardiology is a rapidly evolving subspecialty of cardiology, with a growing demand for expertise. To improve patient care, clinicians, patients, and athletes (recreational to elite) should be able to easily identify specialised care pathways, expertise centres and clinicians with sports cardiology expertise. To thi...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Hattum JC, Verwijs SM, Rienks R, Bijsterveld NR, de Vries ST, Pinto YM, Wilde AAM, Jørstad HT Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Correction to: Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total coronary occlusion: Do. Or do not. There is no try.
PMID: 33337530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Knaapen P, Henriques JP, Nap A, Arslan F Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Recognition of cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms in older patients with heart failure.
CONCLUSION: Cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms were infrequently recognised during outpatient clinic visits. PMID: 33320302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Oud FMM, Spies PE, Braam RL, van Munster BC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total coronary occlusion.
PMID: 33320303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Knaapen P, Henriques JP, Nap A, Arslan F Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Better survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement by process improvements.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the effects on procedural, 30-day, and 1‑year all-cause mortality by a newly introduced quality improvement strategy in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: In October 2015, a coherent set of quality improving interventions with respect to patient geriatric screening, general diagnostic examination and safety of the procedure was implemented at a single centre in the Netherlands. Patients undergoing TAVR in 2013-2018 were included for retrospective analysis. Mortality was assessed in the pre-quality impro...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Steenbergen GJ, van Veghel D, Schulz DN, Soliman-Hamad M, Tonino PA, Houterman S, Dekker L, NHR THI Registration Committee Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The Coronary Sinus Reducer; 5-year Dutch experience.
This study describes the 5‑year Dutch experience regarding safety and efficacy of the CSR. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-two patients with refractory angina were treated with the CSR. The primary efficacy endpoint of the study was Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class improvement between baseline and 6‑month follow-up. The primary safety endpoint was successful CSR implantation in the absence of any device-related events. RESULTS: Eighty-five patients (67%) showed improvement of at least 1 CCS class and 43 patients (34%) of at least 2 classes. Mean CCS class improved from 3.17 ±...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Silvis MJM, Dekker M, Zivelonghi C, Agostoni P, Stella PR, Doevendans PA, de Kleijn DPV, van Kuijk JP, Leenders GE, Timmers L Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Incidence and outcomes of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention in the Netherlands: data from a  nationwide registry.
Incidence and outcomes of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention in the Netherlands: data from a nationwide registry. Neth Heart J. 2020 Dec 02;: Authors: van Veelen A, Claessen BEPM, Houterman S, Hoebers LPC, Elias J, Henriques JPS, Knaapen P, PCI Registration Committee of the Netherlands Heart Registration Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) are at increased risk for poor clinical outcomes. We aimed to determine the incidence of CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and to identify CTO patients at risk for cardiac events in the n...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Veelen A, Claessen BEPM, Houterman S, Hoebers LPC, Elias J, Henriques JPS, Knaapen P, PCI Registration Committee of the Netherlands Heart Registration Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Slowing down too fast.
PMJC PMID: 33259034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nguyên UC, Kuijpers PMJC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Revascularisation difficulties in acute cardiac syndrome as debut of Takayasu arteritis.
yo JR PMID: 33258045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Riaño Ondiviela A, Alameda Serrano J, Lukic Otanovic A, Ruiz Arroyo JR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary crossing.
PMID: 33252706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Jong JJD, Tent H Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

ONCOR: design of the Dutch cardio-oncology registry.
DISCUSSION: Outcomes of the ONCOR registry may aid in gaining more insight into the incidence of cancer therapy-related cardiovascular complications. The registry facilitates research on mechanisms of cardiovascular complications and on diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies. In addition, it provides a platform for future (interventional) studies. Centres with cardio-oncology services that are interested in contributing to the ONCOR registry are hereby invited to participate. PMID: 33201485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kamphuis JAM, Linschoten M, Cramer MJ, Alsemgeest F, van Kessel DJW, Urgel K, Post MC, Manintveld OC, Hassing HC, Liesting C, Wardeh AJ, Olde Bijvank EGM, Schaap J, Stevense-den Boer AM, Doevendans PA, Asselbergs FW, Teske AJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of the electrocardiogram in the assessment of prior myocardial infarction.
This study evaluates the diagnostic value of the ECG in the assessment of prior MI. METHODS: In this retrospective study, data from electronic patient files were collected of 1033 patients who had undergone CMR with LGE between January 2014 and December 2017. After the exclusion of 59 patients, the data of 974 patients were analysed. Twelve-lead ECGs were blinded and evaluated for signs of prior MI by two cardiologists separately. Disagreement in interpretation was resolved by the judgement of a third cardiologist. Outcomes of CMR with LGE were used as the gold standard. RESULTS: The sensitivi...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lobeek M, Badings E, Lenssen M, Uijlings R, Koster K, van 't Riet E, Martens FMAC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Reply to the letter of Braber et  al.: 'Coronary stenting versus bypass surgery in elderly with multivessel disease: long-term mortality rate is still up for debate'.
Reply to the letter of Braber et al.: 'Coronary stenting versus bypass surgery in elderly with multivessel disease: long-term mortality rate is still up for debate'. Neth Heart J. 2020 Nov 13;: Authors: Gimbel ME, Willemsen LM, Ten Berg JM PMID: 33185834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gimbel ME, Willemsen LM, Ten Berg JM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Sonothrombolysis in the ambulance for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: rationale and protocol.
This study aims to determine safety and feasibility of sonothrombolysis application in STEMI patients in the ambulance. METHODS: Ten patients with STEMI will be included and treated with sonothrombolysis in the ambulance during transfer to the PCI centre. Safety will be assessed by the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias and shock during sonothrombolysis intervention. Feasibility will be assessed by the extent of protocol completion and myocardial visibility. Efficacy will be determined by angiographic patency rate, ST-elevation resolution, infarct size and left ventricular volumes, and function measured with cardio...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: El Kadi S, Porter TR, van Rossum AC, Kamp O Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Two decades of aortic coarctation treatment in children; evaluating techniques.
CONCLUSION: Nowadays, complex patients with associated cardiac defects and arch hypoplasia are being treated surgically on bypass, whereas catheter-based intervention is introduced for non-complex patients. Reintervention is common and more frequent after catheter-based intervention and in surgery under 3 months of age. One fifth of the 206 patients remained hypertensive. PMID: 33175331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dijkema EJ, Dik L, Breur JMP, Sieswerda GT, Haas F, Slieker MG, Schoof PH Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  computed tomography algorithm for crossing coronary chronic total occlusions: riding on the wave of the proximal cap and distal vessel segment.
A computed tomography algorithm for crossing coronary chronic total occlusions: riding on the wave of the proximal cap and distal vessel segment. Neth Heart J. 2020 Nov 11;: Authors: Opolski MP, Nap A, Knaapen P Abstract With wider adoption of coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA), chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are being increasingly identified and characterised by non-invasive angiography. In particular, the ability of coronary CTA to clearly delineate atherosclerotic plaque, as well as to display three-dimensional vessel trajectories, has garnered particular attention in the...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Opolski MP, Nap A, Knaapen P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary stenting versus bypass surgery in elderly with multivessel disease: long-term mortality rate is still up for debate.
PMID: 33170440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Braber TL, Hermanides RS, Ottervanger JP Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

High incidence of (ultra)low oesophageal temperatures during cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation.
This study assessed the incidence of low OT in clinical practice during cryoballoon PVI and verified possible predictive values for low OT. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PVI using the second-generation cryoballoon were retrospectively included. The distance from the oesophagus to the different pulmonary veins (PVs) (OP distance), body mass index (BMI), sex, age, balloon temperature and application time were studied as potential predictors of low OTs. Computed tomography was performed before the procedure to determine the OP distance. OT was measured using an oesophageal temperature probe. Applications we...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Molenaar MMD, Hesselink T, Scholten MF, Kraaier K, Bouman DE, Brusse-Keizer M, Stevenhagen YJ, van Dessel PFHM, Ten Haken B, Grandjean JG, van Opstal JM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Waiting list mortality and the potential of donation after circulatory death heart transplantations in the Netherlands.
CONCLUSION: Waiting list mortality in the Netherlands is high. HT using organs from DCD donors has great potential in the Netherlands and could lead to a reduction in waiting list mortality. Cardiac screening will eventually determine the true potential. PMID: 33156508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Roest S, Kaffka Genaamd Dengler SE, van Suylen V, van der Kaaij NP, Damman K, van Laake LW, Bekkers JA, Dalinghaus M, Erasmus ME, Manintveld OC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Advances in percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions: current antegrade dissection and reentry techniques and updated algorithm.
Abstract Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTO) is considered relatively complex with low success rates and high complication rates. Treating a CTO with PCI using the hybrid algorithm increases success rates with acceptable complication rates. An essential part of the hybrid algorithm is antegrade dissection and reentry (ADR). In PCI of a non-CTO coronary lesion, the guidewire over which the stent is advanced and placed stays within the true lumen of the coronary artery. ADR techniques make it possible to cross the lesion through the wall of the coronary artery, the s...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Berkhout T, Claessen BE, Dirksen MT Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Dutch cardiology residents and the COVID-19 pandemic: Every little thing counts in a  crisis.
Dutch cardiology residents and the COVID-19 pandemic: Every little thing counts in a crisis. Neth Heart J. 2020 Nov 03;: Authors: Berger WR, Baggen V, Vorselaars VMM, van der Heijden AC, van Hout GPJ, Kapel GFL, Woudstra P, Junior Board (Juniorkamer) of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology (NVVC) Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed healthcare systems worldwide, and a large part of regular cardiology care came to a quick halt. A Dutch nationwide survey showed that 41% of cardiology residents suspended their training and worked at COVID-19 cohort units for up to 3 mo...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Berger WR, Baggen V, Vorselaars VMM, van der Heijden AC, van Hout GPJ, Kapel GFL, Woudstra P, Junior Board (Juniorkamer) of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology (NVVC) Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

IMPROV-ED trial: eHealth programme for faster recovery and reduced healthcare utilisation after CABG.
CONCLUSION: This randomised trial was initiated to test the hypothesis that patients who are partaking in our eHealth programme use less unplanned care and experience a better quality of life, less anxiety and a faster recovery than controls. PMID: 33141398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Steenbergen GJ, van Veghel D, Ter Woorst J, van Lieshout D, Dekker L Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research