Indications for stenting of coarctation of the aorta in children under 3  months of age.
CONCLUSION: Coarctation stenting can be carried out safely in small children. Usually, the stent has to be removed or redilated later. Results are encouraging. PMID: 32056092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Krasemann T, van Beynum I, Dalinghaus M, van Leuwen W, Bogers A, van de Woestijne P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in elective high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention: a  viable option?
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in elective high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention: a viable option? Neth Heart J. 2020 Feb 10;: Authors: Meuwese CL, Ramjankhan FZ, Kraaijeveld AO, Donker DW PMID: 32040720 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Meuwese CL, Ramjankhan FZ, Kraaijeveld AO, Donker DW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Pulmonary valve infective endocarditis with atrial septal defect and pulmonary valve disease-too coincidental to be true?
PMID: 32034668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Smits MWL, Tukkie R, Meregalli PG, Robbers-Visser D, Bot PTG Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  hypertrophic senile heart.
A hypertrophic senile heart. Neth Heart J. 2020 Feb 05;: Authors: Arts-Birstonaite I, Jaspers Focks J, Camaro C, Nijveldt R PMID: 32026266 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - February 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Arts-Birstonaite I, Jaspers Focks J, Camaro C, Nijveldt R Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Treatment decision for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the role of the heart team : Position statement paper of the Dutch Working Group of Transcatheter Heart Interventions.
Abstract The current paper presents a position statement of the Dutch Working Group of Transcatheter Heart Valve Interventions that describes which patients with aortic stenosis should be considered for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and how this treatment proposal/decision should be made. Given the complexity of the disease and the assessment of its severity, in particular in combination with the continuous emergence of new clinical insights and evidence from physiological and randomised clinical studies plus the introduction of novel innovative treatment modalities, the gatekeeper of the treatment ...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Jaegere PPT, de Weger A, den Heijer P, Verkroost M, Baan J, de Kroon T, America Y, Brandon Bravo Bruinsma GJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

I  want it all, and I want it now.
I want it all, and I want it now. Neth Heart J. 2020 Jan 21;: Authors: de Winter RJ PMID: 31965470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Winter RJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Prognostic implications of resting distal coronary-to-aortic pressure ratio compared with fractional flow reserve: a  10-year follow-up study after deferral of revascularisation.
CONCLUSION: The present study suggests that Pd/Pa provides at least equivalent prognostic value compared with FFR. When Pd/Pa disagreed with FFR, the baseline index conferred superior prognostic value in this study population. PMID: 31965471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wijntjens GWM, van de Hoef TP, Meuwissen M, Echavarría-Pinto M, Murai T, Stegehuis VE, Koch KT, Chamuleau SA, Voskuil M, de Winter RJ, Tijssen JGP, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in real-world practice: long-term follow-up of the AMC Single Centre Real World PCI Registry.
CONCLUSION: In a patient population reflecting routine clinical practice, we found that cases of TVF continued to accrue beyond 2 years after Absorb BVS implantation. PMID: 31953774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tijssen RYG, Annink ME, Kraak RP, Koch KT, Baan J, Vis MM, Piek JJ, Henriques JPS, de Winter RJ, Beijk MAM, Wykrzykowska JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Feasibility and potential benefit of pre-procedural CMR imaging in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: The degree of reverse remodelling was larger in patients with leads situated in a scar-free LCR. In patients with leads situated within scar there was a neutral effect on reverse remodelling, which can be caused both by higher scar burden or lead position. These findings demonstrate the feasibility of a CMR work-up and potential benefit in ICM patients undergoing CRT. PMID: 31953775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gathier WA, Salden OAE, van Ginkel DJ, van Everdingen WM, Mohamed Hoesein FAA, Cramer MJM, Doevendans PA, Meine M, Chamuleau SAJ, van Slochteren FJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Rotablation of a  tricky calcified lesion in a tortuous right coronary artery.
Rotablation of a tricky calcified lesion in a tortuous right coronary artery. Neth Heart J. 2020 Jan 17;: Authors: Rijk L, Hoseyni Guyomi S, Remmen JJ, Oude Ophuis AJM PMID: 31953776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rijk L, Hoseyni Guyomi S, Remmen JJ, Oude Ophuis AJM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Rotablation of a  tricky calcified lesion in a tortuous right coronary artery.
Rotablation of a tricky calcified lesion in a tortuous right coronary artery. Neth Heart J. 2020 Jan 17;: Authors: Rijk L, Hoseyni Guyomi S, Remmen JJ, Oude Ophuis AJM PMID: 31953777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rijk L, Hoseyni Guyomi S, Remmen JJ, Oude Ophuis AJM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Acute alterations in glucose homeostasis impact coronary microvascular function in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
CONCLUSION: Elevated admission glucose levels are associated with impaired microvascular function assessed directly after PPCI in first anterior-wall STEMI. This influence of glucose levels is an acute phenomenon and contributes to microvascular dysfunction through alterations in resting flow and baseline microvascular resistance. PMID: 31953778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Lavieren MA, Bax M, Stegehuis VE, van de Hoef TP, Wijntjens GWM, de Winter RJ, Koch KT, Henriques JPS, Meuwissen M, Sjauw KD, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary artery calcium score: old faithful delivers again.
PMID: 31865612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dedic A, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Will the new decade bring home remote monitoring of heart failure patients?
PMID: 31845201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pinto YM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Correction to: Guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction/injury with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a  position paper from the Dutch ACS working group.
Correction to: Guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction/injury with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a position paper from the Dutch ACS working group. Neth Heart J. 2019 Dec 11;: Authors: Pustjens TFS, Appelman Y, Damman P, Ten Berg JM, Jukema JW, de Winter RJ, Agema WRP, van der Wielen MLJ, Arslan F, Rasoul S, van 't Hof AWJ Abstract Correction to: Neth Heart J 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-019-01344-6 The reference to the term acute coronary syndrome with normal or near-normal (non-obstructive) coronary arteries (ACSNNOCA) from Manolis et al. (2018) was inad...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pustjens TFS, Appelman Y, Damman P, Ten Berg JM, Jukema JW, de Winter RJ, Agema WRP, van der Wielen MLJ, Arslan F, Rasoul S, van 't Hof AWJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

CardioMEMS: the next revolution in heart failure management?
PMID: 31811555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Handoko ML, van de Bovenkamp AA Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Haemodynamic efficacy of microaxial left ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock: a  systematic review and meta-analysis.
Haemodynamic efficacy of microaxial left ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neth Heart J. 2019 Dec 06;: Authors: van Dort DIM, Peij KRAH, Manintveld OC, Hoeks SE, Morshuis WJ, van Royen N, Ten Cate T, Geuzebroek GSC Abstract The Impella percutaneous mechanical circulatory support device is designed to augment cardiac output and reduce left ventricular wall stress and aims to improve survival in cases of cardiogenic shock. In this meta-analysis we investigated the haemodynamic effects of the Impella device in a clinical setting. We systemati...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Dort DIM, Peij KRAH, Manintveld OC, Hoeks SE, Morshuis WJ, van Royen N, Ten Cate T, Geuzebroek GSC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Development and first results of a  dedicated chronic total occlusion programme.
CONCLUSION: Following initiation of a dedicated CTO programme, using up-to-date techniques and strategies, procedural and clinical outcome were comparable with current standards in established centres. PMID: 31797300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - December 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van der Werf HW, Vlaar PJ, van der Harst P, Lipšic E Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of stenting for aortic arch hypoplasia in patients with coarctation of the aorta.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite a successful repair procedure for coarctation of the aorta (CoA), up to two-thirds of patients remain hypertensive. CoA is often seen in combination with abnormal aortic arch anatomy and morphology. This might be a substrate for persistent hypertension. Therefore, we performed endovascular aortic arch stent placement in patients with CoA and concomitant aortic arch hypoplasia or gothic arch morphology. The goal of this retrospective analysis was to investigate the safety and efficacy of aortic arch stenting. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in patient...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Warmerdam EG, Krings GJ, Meijs TA, Franken AC, Driesen BW, Sieswerda GT, Meijboom FJ, Doevendans PAF, Molenschot MMC, Voskuil M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Prophylactic veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention.
CONCLUSION: VA-ECMO in high-risk PCI is feasible with a good outcome. It can be successfully used for cardiopulmonary support in selected patients. PMID: 31782108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van den Brink FS, Meijers TA, Hofma SH, van Boven AJ, Nap A, Vonk A, Symersky P, Sjauw KD, Knaapen P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of balloon pulmonary angioplasty in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in the Netherlands.
CONCLUSIONS: BPA performed in a CTEPH expert centre is an effective and safe treatment in patients with inoperable CTEPH. PMID: 31782109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Thor MCJ, Lely RJ, Braams NJ, Ten Klooster L, Beijk MAM, Heijmen RH, van den Heuvel DAF, Rensing BJWM, Snijder RJ, Vonk Noordegraaf A, Nossent EJ, Meijboom LJ, Symersky P, Mager JJ, Bogaard HJ, Post MC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Effect of body surface area and gender on wall thickness thresholds in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
This study includes 199 genotype-positive subjects (age 44 ± 15 years, 50% men) referred for cardiac screening. Gender-specific reference values for MWT indexed by body surface area (BSA), height and weight were derived from 147 healthy controls. Predictive accuracy of each method for HCM-related events was assessed by comparing areas under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUC). RESULTS: Men had a higher absolute, but similar BSA- and weight-indexed MWT compared with women (14.0 ± 3.9 mm vs 11.5 ± 3.8 mm, p  0.05). Applying BSA- and we...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Huurman R, Schinkel AFL, van der Velde N, Bowen DJ, Menting ME, van den Bosch AE, van Slegtenhorst M, Hirsch A, Michels M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Epicardial coronary spasm due to endothelial dysfunction after spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
PMID: 31776913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stegehuis VE, Dennert RM, van de Hoef TP, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Maternal mortality due to cardiovascular disease in the Netherlands: a  21-year experience.
CONCLUSION: The maternal cardiovascular mortality ratio is low in the Netherlands and the main causes of maternal cardiovascular mortality are in line with other European reports. In a minority of cases, care factors that were possibly preventable were identified. Women with cardiovascular disease should be properly counselled about the risks of pregnancy and the symptoms of complications. Education of care providers regarding the incidence, presentation and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy is recommended. PMID: 31776914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lameijer H, Schutte JM, Schuitemaker NWE, van Roosmalen JJM, Pieper PG, Dutch Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  randomised comparison of the effect of haemodynamic monitoring with CardioMEMS in addition to standard care on quality of life and hospitalisations in patients with chronic heart failure : Design and rationale of the MONITOR HF multicentre randomised clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: The MONITOR HF trial will evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of haemodynamic monitoring by CardioMEMS in addition to standard HF care in patients with chronic HF. Clinical Trial Registration number NTR7672. PMID: 31776915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Brugts JJ, Veenis JF, Radhoe SP, Linssen GCM, van Gent M, Borleffs CJW, van Ramshorst J, van Pol P, Tukkie R, Spee RF, Emans ME, Kok W, van Halm V, Handoko L, Beeres SLMA, Post MC, Boersma E, Lenzen MJ, Manintveld OC, Koffijberg H, van Baal P, Versteegh M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Management and outcomes of real-world use of non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation: experience of a  dedicated NOAC clinic.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed low rates of bleeding and adverse drug reactions. However, rates of mortality and discontinuation were relatively high. These results could possibly be explained by the real-world nature of the data including higher-risk patients. PMID: 31773474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Veer AJWM, Bennaghmouch N, Wijffels MCEF, Ten Berg JM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction/injury with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a  position paper from the Dutch ACS working group.
Guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction/injury with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a position paper from the Dutch ACS working group. Neth Heart J. 2019 Nov 22;: Authors: Pustjens TFS, Appelman Y, Damman P, Ten Berg JM, Jukema JW, de Winter RJ, Agema WRP, van der Wielen MLJ, Arslan F, Rasoul S, van 't Hof AWJ Abstract Patients with myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA), defined as angiographic stenosis
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pustjens TFS, Appelman Y, Damman P, Ten Berg JM, Jukema JW, de Winter RJ, Agema WRP, van der Wielen MLJ, Arslan F, Rasoul S, van 't Hof AWJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

An anterolateral papillary muscle rupture due to inferoposterior ischaemia.
PMID: 31758493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Schuuring MJ, Robbers-Visser D, Driessen AHG, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

ST-segment elevation in a  patient with cardiac lymphoma.
ST-segment elevation in a patient with cardiac lymphoma. Neth Heart J. 2019 Nov 22;: Authors: Guimarães JP, Trigo J, Fonçalves F, Moreira JI PMID: 31758494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guimarães JP, Trigo J, Fonçalves F, Moreira JI Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Adherence to anticoagulation: an ongoing challenge.
PMID: 31754932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seelig J, Hemels MEW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Remote monitoring of chronic heart failure patients: invasive versus non-invasive tools for optimising patient management.
Abstract Exacerbations of chronic heart failure (HF) with the necessity for hospitalisation impact hospital resources significantly. Despite all of the achievements in medical management and non-pharmacological therapy that improve the outcome in HF, new strategies are needed to prevent HF-related hospitalisations by keeping stable HF patients out of the hospital and focusing resources on unstable HF patients. Remote monitoring of these patients could provide the physicians with an additional tool to intervene adequately and promptly. Results of telemonitoring to date are inconsistent, especially those of telemoni...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Veenis JF, Brugts JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

First report of a  comparative patient-oriented perspective on the use of non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants or vitamin-K antagonists in atrial fibrillation: patients' experiences, side-effects and practical problems leading to non-adherence.
CONCLUSION: Patient experiences support the current guideline recommendations for NOACs as the first-choice therapy: NOAC therapy resulted in a higher practical feasibility and better adherence when compared with VKA therapy, with a similar incidence of adverse events in both groups. PMID: 31745815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bennaghmouch N, de Veer AJWM, Zivelonghi C, van Dijk L, Ten Berg JM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Experience with non-vitamin  K antagonists in the Netherlands: stories from both sides of the desk.
Experience with non-vitamin K antagonists in the Netherlands: stories from both sides of the desk. Neth Heart J. 2019 Nov 19;: Authors: de Vries TAC, de Groot JR PMID: 31745816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: de Vries TAC, de Groot JR Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Indications for an early invasive strategy in NSTE-ACS patients.
Abstract An early invasive strategy in patients who have acute coronary syndrome without ST-elevation (NSTE-ACS) can improve clinical outcome in high-risk subgroups. According to the current guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the majority of NSTE-ACS patients are classified as "high-risk". We propose to prioritise patients with a global registry of acute coronary events (GRACE) risk score>140 over patients with isolated troponin rise or electrocardiographic changes and a GRACE risk score
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - November 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zwart B, Ten Berg JM, van 't Hof AW, Tonino PAL, Appelman Y, Liem AH, Arslan F, Waltenberger J, Jukema JW, de Winter RJ, Damman P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Prognostic value of the coronary artery calcium score in suspected coronary artery disease: a  study of 644 symptomatic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Risk increased with increasing CAC score. Patients with CAC>100 or ≥400 Agatston units were at increased risk of major adverse cardiac events and are eligible for preventive measures. CAC scanning provided incremental prognostic information to guide the choice of diagnostic and therapeutic options in many subjects evaluated for chest pain. PMID: 31654323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rijlaarsdam-Hermsen D, Lo-Kioeng-Shioe MS, Kuijpers D, van Domburg RT, Deckers JW, van Dijkman PRM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Coronary microvascular function in athletes with abnormal exercise test results.
CONCLUSION: Athletes with abnormal ET and MPS outcomes indicative for myocardial ischaemia and no obstructive CAD have a lower coronary flow reserve compared with non-athletes with low-to-intermediate a priori risk of CAD, suggesting an attenuated coronary microvascular function. Higher endothelin‑1 concentrations in athletes suggest that endothelial-dependent dysfunction is an important determinant of the attenuated microvascular function. PMID: 31654324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van de Sande DAJP, Barneveld PC, Hoogsteen J, Doevendans PA, Kemps HMC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty: is there still a  place for it in the Netherlands?
Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty: is there still a place for it in the Netherlands? Neth Heart J. 2019 Oct 25;: Authors: den Heijer P PMID: 31654325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: den Heijer P Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  female with five chambers.
A female with five chambers. Neth Heart J. 2019 Oct 25;: Authors: Sahu KK, Doshi A, Mishra AK, Kranis M PMID: 31654326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahu KK, Doshi A, Mishra AK, Kranis M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  female with five chambers.
A female with five chambers. Neth Heart J. 2019 Oct 25;: Authors: Sahu KK, Doshi A, Mishra AK, Kranis M PMID: 31654327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahu KK, Doshi A, Mishra AK, Kranis M Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Absorbing the Absorb experience-don't let the concept fade away.
PMID: 31628585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - October 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Delewi R, Piek JJ Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Do women benefit more than men from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting?
This study aims to investigate whether off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery improves the outcomes in women by comparing different outcome measures in both genders. METHODS: Patients who underwent isolated CABG, either on-pump (ONCAB) or OPCAB, between January 1998 and June 2017 were included. Primary endpoints were 30-day and 120-day mortality. Logistic regression models were constructed to evaluate the effect of the CABG technique on important outcomes such as mortality and the need for blood transfusion. RESULTS: The data of 17,052 patients were analysed, 3,684 of whom were women (414 OPCAB) and 13,3...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ter Woorst JF, Hoff AHT, Haanschoten MC, Houterman S, van Straten AHM, Soliman-Hamad MA Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Gerard M.  Guiraudon : Paris 1931-London, Ontario 2019.
Gerard M. Guiraudon : Paris 1931-London, Ontario 2019. Neth Heart J. 2019 Sep 17;: Authors: van Hemel N, Vemeulen F, Defauw J, de Bakker J, Kingma H, Ernst J PMID: 31531822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: van Hemel N, Vemeulen F, Defauw J, de Bakker J, Kingma H, Ernst J Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Design and rationale of ischaemia-driven complete revascularisation versus usual care in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary disease: the South Limburg Myocardial Infarction (SLIM) trial.
CONCLUSION: The SLIM trial aims to provide evidence whether FFR-guided complete revascularisation by PCI is superior to usual care with respect to clinical outcomes (major adverse cardiovascular events) in non-STEMI patients with MVD. PMID: 31531823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pustjens TFS, Streukens B, Vainer J, Gho B, Ruiters AW, Stein M, Ilhan M, Veenstra L, Theunissen R, Bekkers SCAM, Van't Hof AWJ, Rasoul S Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Left bundle branch area pacing for cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
PMID: 31486990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - September 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rademakers LM Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Diagnostic re-classification and prognostic risk stratification of patients with acute chest pain.
Abstract Unstable angina and myocardial infarction are prevalent manifestations of acute coronary artery disease, combined in the term 'acute coronary syndromes'. The introduction of sensitive markers for myocardial necrosis has led to confusion regarding the distinction between small myocardial infarctions and 'true' unstable angina, and the application of ever more sensitive markers has accelerated the pace at which patients with unstable angina are being re-classified to non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. But in how many patients with acute chest pain is myocardial ischaemia really the cause of the...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Deckers JW Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Non-sustained ventricular tachycardias, conduction disorders and an impaired left ventricular ejection fraction in a  32-year-old woman.
Non-sustained ventricular tachycardias, conduction disorders and an impaired left ventricular ejection fraction in a 32-year-old woman. Neth Heart J. 2019 Aug 28;: Authors: Alsters S, Polyukhovych Y, Bikker H, Wong L, Houweling AC PMID: 31463862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alsters S, Polyukhovych Y, Bikker H, Wong L, Houweling AC Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Right coronary artery supply to a  cardiac mass.
Right coronary artery supply to a cardiac mass. Neth Heart J. 2019 Aug 22;: Authors: Zelis JM, Westphal N PMID: 31440978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zelis JM, Westphal N Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Artificial intelligence for the general cardiologist.
PMID: 31435828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Verjans J, Leiner T Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

Ventricular assist device implantation in patients with a  failing systemic right ventricle: a call to expand current practice.
In conclusion, patients with SRV failure may be suitable candidates for VAD implantation: they are relatively young, usually have a preserved subpulmonary left ventricular function, and their specific anatomical and physiological characteristics often make them unsuitable for cardiac transplantation. Therefore it is important to recognise the possibility of VAD implantation early in the process of SRV failure, and to timely refer these patients to a heart failure clinic with experience in VAD implantation in this group of patients for optimisation, screening, and implantation. PMID: 31420818 [PubMed - as sup...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zandstra TE, Palmen M, Hazekamp MG, Meyns B, Beeres SLMA, Holman ER, Kiès P, Jongbloed MRM, Vliegen HW, Egorova AD, Schalij MJ, Tops LF Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research

A  patient with chest pain and a pulsating left main coronary artery.
A patient with chest pain and a pulsating left main coronary artery. Neth Heart J. 2019 Aug 14;: Authors: Andreou AY, Karyou A, Argyrou A PMID: 31414307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Netherlands Heart Journal)
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - August 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andreou AY, Karyou A, Argyrou A Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research