Different road maps for ventricular tachycardia ablation.
PMID: 33079333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Olde Nordkamp LRA, Boekholdt SM, de Groot JR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Percutaneous coronary intervention versus medical therapy for chronic total coronary occlusions: a  systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials.
Percutaneous coronary intervention versus medical therapy for chronic total coronary occlusions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. Neth Heart J. 2020 Oct 16;: Authors: van Veelen A, Elias J, van Dongen IM, Hoebers LPC, Claessen BEPM, Henriques JPS Abstract BACKGROUND: The results of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO-PCI) trials are inconclusive. Therefore, we studied whether CTO-PCI leads to improvement of clinical endpoints and patient symptoms when combining all available randomised data. METHODS AND RESULTS: This meta-analysis was re...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Veelen A, Elias J, van Dongen IM, Hoebers LPC, Claessen BEPM, Henriques JPS Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Reclassification of aortic stenosis by fusion of echocardiography and computed tomography in low-gradient aortic stenosis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The integration of computed tomography (CT)-derived left ventricular outflow tract area into the echocardiography-derived continuity equation results in the reclassification of a significant proportion of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) into moderate AS based on aortic valve area indexed to body surface area determined by fusion imaging (fusion AVAi). The aim of this study was to evaluate AS severity by a fusion imaging technique in patients with low-gradient AS and to compare the clinical impact of reclassified moderate AS versus severe AS. METHODS: We included 359&nb...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: El Faquir N, Vollema ME, Delgado V, Ren B, Spitzer E, Rasheed M, Rahhab Z, Geleijnse ML, Budde RPJ, de Jaegere PP, Bax JJ, Van Mieghem NM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

How cardiologists manage antithrombotic treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary stenting: the WOEST survey 2018.
CONCLUSION: The WOEST survey demonstrated heterogeneity in antithrombotic management strategies among interventional cardiologists. This observed variety mirrors the heterogeneity of the many guidelines and consensus documents. Further research is needed to guide patient-tailored medicine for AF patients undergoing PCI. PMID: 33052578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Veer AJWM, Bennaghmouch N, Dewilde WJM, Ten Berg JM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Resuscitation with an AED: putting the data to use.
Abstract The increased use of the automated external defibrillator (AED) contributes to the rising survival rate after sudden cardiac arrest in the Netherlands. When used, the AED records the unconscious person's medical data (heart rhythm and information about cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which may be important for further diagnosis and treatment. In practice, ethical and legal questions arise about what can and should be done with these 'AED data'. In this article, the authors advocate the development of national guidelines on the handling of AED data. These guidelines should serve two purposes: (1) to s...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bak MAR, Blom MT, Koster RW, Ploem MC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Cyclic ST-segment elevation after primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
PMID: 33034887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jansen WPJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

COVID-19, sports, and myocardial consequences.
ek JJ PMID: 33030658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jørstad HT, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Predictors of cardiac rehabilitation referral, enrolment and completion after acute myocardial infarction: an exploratory study.
CONCLUSION: The main reason for not participating in or not completing CR after AMI was nonreferral. To optimise CR utilisation, improvement of referral rates should be prioritised. PMID: 33030659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Brouwers RWM, Houben VJG, Kraal JJ, Spee RF, Kemps HMC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

QTc interval prolongation, COVID-19 and chloroquine.
PMID: 33030660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wiwanitkit V Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Patient perspectives on priorities for research on conventional and sex- and gender-related cardiovascular risk factors.
CONCLUSION: Men and women with CVD or those at increased risk of CVD perceived new research on conventional and sex- and gender-related risk factors as a priority. These findings may guide researchers and funders in further prioritising new CVD research. PMID: 33025404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bolijn R, Schalkers I, Tan HL, Kunst AE, van Valkengoed IGM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of transcatheter aortic valve infective endocarditis.
Abstract There is growing interest in infections occurring after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The incidence, and clinical and anatomical features suggest many similarities with prosthetic valve endocarditis. The survival of patients with an infected TAVI prosthesis is generally poor; however, only a minority of them (10%) have undergone treatment with surgical explantation of the infected prosthesis. A literature search was performed using online databases. Papers reporting surgical treatment of TAVI prosthesis infections were retrieved, focusing on pre- and intraoperative characterist...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Malvindi PG, Luthra S, Sarvananthan S, Zingale A, Olevano C, Ohri S Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Broad complex tachycardia; never judge a  book by its cover.
Broad complex tachycardia; never judge a book by its cover. Neth Heart J. 2020 Oct 02;: Authors: Regeer MV, Tops LF, de Riva Silva M PMID: 33006729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Regeer MV, Tops LF, de Riva Silva M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Broad complex tachycardia; never judge a  book by its cover.
Broad complex tachycardia; never judge a book by its cover. Neth Heart J. 2020 Oct 02;: Authors: Regeer MV, Tops LF, de Riva Silva M PMID: 33006730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Regeer MV, Tops LF, de Riva Silva M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Training general practitioners to improve evidence-based drug treatment of patients with heart failure: a  cluster randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A half-day training session for GPs does not improve drug treatment of HF in patients with established HF. PMID: 32997300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Valk MJM, Hoes AW, Mosterd A, Landman MA, Zuithoff NPA, Broekhuizen BDL, Rutten FH Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Direct comparison of predictive performance of PRECISE-DAPT versus PARIS versus CREDO-Kyoto: a  subanalysis of the ReCre8 trial.
CONCLUSION: In this contemporary all-comer population, PARIS and PRECISE-DAPT risk scores were not resilient to independent testing for post-discharge bleeding events. CREDO-Kyoto-derived risk stratification was associated with a moderate predictive capability for post-discharge ischaemic or bleeding events. Future studies are warranted to improve risk stratification with more focus on robustness and rigorous testing. PMID: 32955703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rozemeijer R, van Bezouwen WP, van Hemert ND, Damen JA, Koudstaal S, Stein M, Leenders GE, Timmers L, Kraaijeveld AO, Roes K, Agostoni P, Doevendans PA, Stella PR, Voskuil M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of endocarditis patients to investigate the eligibility for oral antibiotic treatment in routine daily practice.
CONCLUSION: One-third of patients who presented with left-sided endocarditis in routine clinical practice were possible candidates for switching to partial oral treatment. This could have major implications for both the patient's quality of life and healthcare costs. These results offer an interesting perspective for implementation of such a strategy, which should be accompanied by a prospective cost-effectiveness analysis. PMID: 32940869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Vroon JC, Liesdek OCD, Boel CHE, Arends JE, Niessen FA, van Heusden HC, Cramer MJ, van der Spoel TIG, Chamuleau SAJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Pre-procedural image-guided versus non-image-guided ventricular tachycardia ablation-a  review.
Pre-procedural image-guided versus non-image-guided ventricular tachycardia ablation-a review. Neth Heart J. 2020 Sep 15;: Authors: Hendriks AA, Kis Z, Glisic M, Bramer WM, Szili-Torok T Abstract BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction (MI) helps to delineate scar from healthy tissue. Image-guided VT ablation has not yet been studied on a large scale. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the meta-analysis was to compare the long-term outcome of image-guided VT ablation with a conventional approach for...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hendriks AA, Kis Z, Glisic M, Bramer WM, Szili-Torok T Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Implementation of the 2015 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis in the Netherlands.
Abstract Because the occurrence of infective endocarditis (IE) continues to be associated with high mortality, a working group was created by the Dutch Society of Cardiology to examine how the most recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for IE management could be implemented most effectively in the Netherlands. In order to investigate current Dutch IE practices, the working group conducted a country-wide survey. Based on the results obtained, it was concluded that most ESC recommendations could be endorsed, albeit with some adjustments. For instance, the suggested pre-operative screening ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wahadat AR, Deckers JW, Budde RPJ, van der Meer JTM, Natour EH, Ten Oever J, Kortlever-van der Spek ALJ, Stegeman BH, Verkaik NJ, Roos-Hesselink JW, Tanis W Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Reply to the letter of Soliman et  al. regarding 'Randomised comparison of a balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve with quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation using magnetic resonance imaging'.
Reply to the letter of Soliman et al. regarding 'Randomised comparison of a balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve with quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation using magnetic resonance imaging'. Neth Heart J. 2020 Sep 08;: Authors: Kooistra NHM, Voskuil M, Stella PR PMID: 32897487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kooistra NHM, Voskuil M, Stella PR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and comorbidities: evidence and common sense.
PMID: 32897488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Groot JR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Comments on: 'Randomised comparison of a  balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve with quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation using magnetic resonance imaging'.
Comments on: 'Randomised comparison of a balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve with quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation using magnetic resonance imaging'. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug 25;: Authors: Soliman O, Abdel-Wahab M, Serruys P PMID: 32844317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Soliman O, Abdel-Wahab M, Serruys P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

ESC Congress 2020-Cardiology in the Netherlands.
PMID: 32780324 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piek JJ, van Rossum AC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Paradigm shifts in pathophysiology and management of atrial fibrillation-a  tale of the RACE trials in the Netherlands.
Paradigm shifts in pathophysiology and management of atrial fibrillation-a tale of the RACE trials in the Netherlands. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):3-12 Authors: Crijns HJGM, Van Gelder IC Abstract In the past 20 years the Netherlands-based RACE trials have investigated important concepts in clinical atrial fibrillation (AF). Their scope ranged from rhythm versus rate control to early or delayed cardioversion and also included early comprehensive management of AF in two trials, one focusing on early 'upstream therapy' and risk factor management and the other on integrated chronic nurse...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Crijns HJGM, Van Gelder IC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Therapeutic options for patients with advanced atrial fibrillation: from lifestyle and medication to catheter and surgical ablation.
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is part of a vicious cycle that includes multiple cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidity which can promote atrial remodelling and AF progression. Most AF-related risk factors-hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnoea, obesity and sedentary lifestyle-are in essence modifiable which may prevent AF development. Treatment of associated cardiovascular conditions may prevent both symptoms and future cardiovascular events. For advanced forms of symptomatic AF refractory to lifestyle management and optimal medication, invasive ablation therapies have become a cornerstone. Althou...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Boersma L, Rienstra M, de Groot JR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Antithrombotic management of patients with atrial fibrillation-Dutch anticoagulant initiatives anno 2020.
Abstract In recent years, as more and more experience has been gained with prescribing direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), new research initiatives have emerged in the Netherlands to improve the safety and appropriateness of DOAC treatment for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). These initiatives address several contemporary unresolved issues, such as inappropriate dosing, non-adherence and the long-term management of DOAC treatment. Dutch initiatives have also contributed to the development and improvement of risk prediction models. Although fewer bleeding complications (notably intracran...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chu G, Seelig J, Trinks-Roerdink EM, Geersing GJ, Rutten FH, de Groot JR, Huisman MV, Hemels MEW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Young@Heart: empowering the next generation of cardiovascular researchers.
This article illustrates the challenges and opportunities encountered by young cardiovascular researchers in the Netherlands and highlights Young@Heart's vision to benefit from these opportunities and optimise collaborations to contribute to lowering the cardiovascular disease burden together as soon as possible. PMID: 32780328 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hoes MF, Te Riele ASJM, Gladka MM, Westenbrink BD, van Hout GPJ, van den Hoogenhof MMG, Ghigo A, Bollini S, Purcell NH, Sohaib SMA, Kardys I, Kuster DWD Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Progress in heart failure management in the Netherlands and beyond: long-term commitment to deliver high-quality research and patient care.
Abstract Heart failure (HF) remains a major global problem. In the Netherlands, 1.5-2.0% of the total population is diagnosed with HF. Over 30,000 HF patients are admitted annually in the Netherlands, and this number is expected to further increase given the ageing population and the chronic nature of HF. Despite ongoing efforts to reduce the burden of HF, morbidity and mortality rates of this disease remain high. However, several new treatment modalities have become available or are expected to become available in the coming years. This review will provide an overview of HF research conducted in the Netherla...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Meems LMG, van Veldhuisen DJ, de Boer RA Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Cardiogenetics, 25  years a growing subspecialism.
Cardiogenetics, 25 years a growing subspecialism. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):39-43 Authors: Wilde AAM, Nannenberg E, van der Werf C Abstract The cardiology and clinical genetics subspecialty of cardiogenetics has experienced a tremendous growth in the past 25 years. This review discusses examples of the progress that has been made as well as new challenges that have arisen within this field, with special focus on the Netherlands. A significant number of Dutch founder mutations, i.e. mutations shared by a number of individuals who have a common origin and all ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wilde AAM, Nannenberg E, van der Werf C Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

New developments in adult congenital heart disease.
Abstract Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects 0.8% of live births and over the past decades technical improvements and large-scale repair has led to increased survival into adulthood of over 95% of the new-born. A new group of patients, those who survived their congenital heart defect, has emerged but late complications including heart failure, pulmonary hypertension (PH), arrhythmias, aneurysms and endocarditis appeared numerous, with a huge impact on mortality and morbidity. However, innovations over the past years have changed the landscape of adult CHD dramatically. In the diagnostic process import...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bouma BJ, Sieswerda GT, Post MC, Ebels T, van Kimmenade R, de Winter RJ, Mulder BJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Strength of patient cohorts and biobanks for cardiomyopathy research.
lden J, DOSIS consortium Abstract In 2011 the Netherlands Heart Foundation allocated funding (CVON, Cardiovasculair Onderzoek Nederland) to stimulate collaboration between clinical and preclinical researchers on specific areas of research. One of those areas involves genetic heart diseases, which are frequently caused by pathogenic variants in genes that encode sarcomere proteins. In 2014, the DOSIS (Determinants of susceptibility in inherited cardiomyopathy: towards novel therapeutic approaches) consortium was initiated, focusing their research on secondary disease hits involved in the onset and progression of ca...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Boer RA, Nijenkamp LLAM, Silljé HHW, Eijgenraam TR, Parbhudayal R, van Driel B, Huurman R, Michels M, Pei J, Harakalova M, van Lint FHM, Jansen M, Baas AF, Asselbergs FW, van Tintelen JP, Brundel BJJM, Dorsch LM, Schuldt M, Kuster DWD, van der Velden Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary computed tomography angiography and [15O]H2O positron emission tomography perfusion imaging for the assessment of coronary artery disease.
Abstract Determining the anatomic severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) by means of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and its effect on perfusion using myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) form the pillars of the non-invasive imaging assessment of CAD. This review will 1) focus on CCTA and [15O]H2O positron emission tomography MPI as stand-alone imaging modalities and their combined use for detecting CAD, 2) highlight some of the lessons learned from the PACIFIC trial (Comparison of Coronary CT Angiography, SPECT, PET, and Hybrid Imaging for Diagnosis of Ischemic Heart Disease ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Diemen PA, Schumacher SP, Driessen RS, Bom MJ, Stuijfzand WJ, Everaars H, de Winter RW, Raijmakers PG, van Rossum AC, Hirsch A, Danad I, Knaapen P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Ischaemia with no obstructive coronary arteries.
Abstract Ischaemia with no obstructive coronary arteries (INOCA) is a common ischaemic heart disease with a female preponderance, mostly due to underlying coronary vascular dysfunction comprising coronary microvascular dysfunction and/or epicardial coronary vasospasm. Since standard ischaemia detection tests and coronary angiograms are not suitable to diagnose coronary vascular dysfunction, INOCA is often overlooked in current cardiology practice. Future research, including large outcome trials, is much awaited. Yet, adequate diagnosis is possible and treatment options are available and vital to reduce s...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konst RE, Meeder JG, Wittekoek ME, Maas AHEM, Appelman Y, Piek JJ, van de Hoef TP, Damman P, Elias-Smale SE Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Heart teams in the Netherlands: From teamwork to data ‑driven decision-making.
Heart teams in the Netherlands: From teamwork to data‑driven decision-making. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):73-77 Authors: Wierda E, van Veghel D, Hirsch A, de Mol BAJM Abstract For all patients with cardiovascular disease requiring an intervention, this is a major life event. The heart team concept is one of the most exciting and effective team modalities to ensure cost-effective application of invasive cardiovascular care. It optimises patient selection in a complex decision-making process and identifies risk/benefit ratios of different interventions. Informed consent and patient sa...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wierda E, van Veghel D, Hirsch A, de Mol BAJM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The 2010s in clinical drug-eluting stent and bioresorbable scaffold research: a  Dutch perspective.
The 2010s in clinical drug-eluting stent and bioresorbable scaffold research: a Dutch perspective. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):78-87 Authors: Kawashima H, Zocca P, Buiten RA, Smits PC, Onuma Y, Wykrzykowska JJ, de Winter RJ, von Birgelen C, Serruys PW Abstract Dutch researchers were among the first to perform clinical studies in bare metal coronary stents, the use of which was initially limited by a high incidence of in-stent restenosis. This problem was greatly solved by the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES). Nevertheless, enthusiasm about first-generation DES was subdued by ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kawashima H, Zocca P, Buiten RA, Smits PC, Onuma Y, Wykrzykowska JJ, de Winter RJ, von Birgelen C, Serruys PW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Recent developments in diagnosis and risk stratification of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome.
Abstract In the past year, a number of important papers have been published on non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome, highlighting progress in clinical care. The current review focuses on early diagnosis and risk stratification using biomarkers and advances in intracoronary imaging. PMID: 32780337 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aarts GWA, Mol JQ, Camaro C, Lemkes J, van Royen N, Damman P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Historical perspective and new horizons.
Abstract After a brief history of the emergence of modern therapy for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction, we discuss the issues that dominate ongoing studies and are the focus of intense debates. The role of angiography, pharmacotherapy, thrombus aspiration, management of multi-vessel disease, mechanical complications and cardiogenic shock and the quest for myocardial salvage are discussed. PMID: 32780338 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zijlstra F, Suryapranata H, de Boer MJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Invasive coronary physiology: a  Dutch tradition.
This article provides a succinct review of the history of invasive coronary physiology, the basic concepts of currently available physiological parameters, and will particularly highlight the Dutch contribution to this field of invasive coronary physiology. PMID: 32780339 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van de Hoef TP, de Waard GA, Meuwissen M, Voskuil M, Chamuleau SAJ, van Royen N, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The role of coronary angiography in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in the absence of ST-segment elevation: A  literature review.
The role of coronary angiography in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in the absence of ST-segment elevation: A literature review. Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):108-114 Authors: Spoormans EM, Lemkes JS, Janssens GN, van der Hoeven NW, Bonnes JL, van Royen N Abstract Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major cause of death. Although the aetiology of cardiac arrest can be diverse, the most common cause is ischaemic heart disease. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention, if indicated, has been associated with improved long-term survival for patients with in...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Spoormans EM, Lemkes JS, Janssens GN, van der Hoeven NW, Bonnes JL, van Royen N Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The role of long-term mechanical circulatory support in patients with advanced heart failure.
Abstract In patients with end-stage heart failure, advanced therapies such as heart transplantation and long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) have to be considered. LVADs can be implanted as a bridge to transplantation or as an alternative to heart transplantation: destination therapy. In the Netherlands, long-term LVAD therapy is gaining importance as a result of increased prevalence of heart failure together with a low number of heart transplantations due to shortage of donor hearts. As a result, the difference between bridge to trans...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Felix SEA, de Jonge N, Caliskan K, Birim O, Damman K, Kuijpers M, Tops LF, Palmen M, Ramjankhan FZ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Defibrillation testing during implantation of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: a  necessary standard or becoming redundant?
Defibrillation testing during implantation of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: a necessary standard or becoming redundant? Neth Heart J. 2020 Aug;28(Suppl 1):122-127 Authors: van der Stuijt W, Quast ABE, Knops RE Abstract Since the publication of the SIMPLE and NORDIC trials, defibrillation testing (DFT) is rarely performed during routine implantation of transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). However, the results of these trials cannot be extrapolated to the later introduced subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) and a class I recommendation to perform DFT ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van der Stuijt W, Quast ABE, Knops RE Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The history of transcatheter aortic valve implantation: The role and contribution of an early believer and adopter, the Netherlands.
Abstract This paper describes the history of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) from its preclinical phase during which visionary pioneers developed its concept and prototype valves against strong head wind to first application in clinical practice (2002) and the clinical and scientific role of an early believer and adopter, the Netherlands (2005). PMID: 32780343 [PubMed] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Jaegere P, de Ronde M, den Heijer P, Weger A, Baan J Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The scientific basis for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease: recent contributions from the Netherlands.
s RJG Abstract While the beneficial effects of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease are undisputed, implementation remains challenging. A gap between guideline-mandated risk factor targets and clinical reality was documented as early as the 1990s. To address this issue, research groups in the Netherlands have performed several major projects. These projects address innovative, multidisciplinary strategies to improve medication adherence and to stimulate healthy lifestyles, both in the setting of cardiac rehabilitation and at dedicated outpatient clinics. The findings of these projects have led to ch...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jørstad HT, Snaterse M, Ter Hoeve N, Sunamura M, Brouwers R, Kemps H, Scholte Op Reimer WJM, Peters RJG Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Shop till you drop.
PMID: 32737675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baris L, van den Bos EJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Shop till you drop.
PMID: 32737676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baris L, van den Bos EJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  young man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-it goes round and round.
A young man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-it goes round and round. Neth Heart J. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Panman SCMD, Ter Maaten JM, Blaauw Y PMID: 32737677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Panman SCMD, Ter Maaten JM, Blaauw Y Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  young man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-it goes round and round.
A young man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-it goes round and round. Neth Heart J. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Panman SCMD, Ter Maaten JM, Blaauw Y PMID: 32737678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Panman SCMD, Ter Maaten JM, Blaauw Y Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Will coronary artery bypass grafting remain a  standard of care for elderly patients with multivessel disease in the contemporary era?
Will coronary artery bypass grafting remain a standard of care for elderly patients with multivessel disease in the contemporary era? Neth Heart J. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Ono M, Onuma Y, Serruys PW, Wykrzykowska JJ PMID: 32737679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ono M, Onuma Y, Serruys PW, Wykrzykowska JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Assessment of the MANTA closure device in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a  single-centre observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: This single-centre study confirms that use of the MANTA device in TF-TAVR is feasible with an acceptable rate of access-site-related complications and no major vascular complications. PMID: 32720122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Halim J, Missault L, Lycke M, Van der Heyden J Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary physiology before and after chronic total occlusion treatment: what does it tell us?
Abstract Studies performed in the last two decades demonstrate that after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a chronically occluded coronary artery, the physiology of the chronic total occlusion (CTO) vessel and dependent microvasculature does not normalise immediately but improves significantly over time. Generally, there is an increase in fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the CTO artery, a decrease in collateral blood supply and an increase in FFR in the donor artery accompanied by an increase in blood flow and decrease in microvascular resistance in the myocardium supplied by the CT...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Keulards DCJ, Vlaar PJ, Wijnbergen I, Pijls NHJ, Teeuwen K Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Expansion of off-site percutaneous coronary intervention centres significantly reduces ambulance driving time to primary PCI in the Netherlands.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: In patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-mediated reperfusion is preferred over pharmacoinvasive reperfusion with fibrinolysis if transfer to a PCI centre can be ensured in ≤120 min. We evaluated the ambulance driving time to primary PCI centres in the Netherlands and assessed to what extent ambulance driving times were impacted by the expansion of off-site PCI centres. METHODS AND RESULTS: We calculated the driving routes from every Dutch postal code to the nearest PCI centre with (on-site) or without (off-site) sur...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - July 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hoedemaker NPG, de Winter RJ, Kommer GJ, Giesbers H, Adams R, van den Bosch SE, Damman P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research