Netherlands Heart Journal

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List of Papers (Total 741)

Role of prophylactic coronary revascularisation in improving cardiovascular outcomes during non-cardiac surgery: A narrative review

Coronary revascularisation has been a topic of debate for over three decades in patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac surgery. The paradigm shifted from routine coronary angiography toward stress test guided decision-making based on larger randomised trials. However, this paradigm is challenged by relatively newer data where routine coronary angiography and revascularisation is ...

Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance for left ventricular chamber quantification and identification of myocardial transmural scar

Background We compared three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) and its strain to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) with delayed contrast enhancement for left ventricular (LV) chamber quantification and transmurality of myocardial scar. Furthermore, we examined the ability of 3DSTE strain to differentiate between ischaemic and non-ischaemic LV dysfunction. Methods ...

Diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is increasing over time in patients presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Background Takotsubo cardiomyopathy often presents with the clinical signs of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The increase in scientific publications addressing this relatively rare condition may result in higher awareness and diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Aim To assess the observed prevalence per year of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a large registry of patients ...

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: serious early complications and two-year mortality – a 101 case study

Background Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is characterised by transient contractility disturbances of the apex of the left ventricle. Methods We enrolled 101 patients from the northern-eastern part of Poland in the years 2008–2012 who were hospitalised for TCC. The control group consisted of female patients diagnosed with anterior myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation ...

Psychological distress and personality factors in takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Background Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCC) is a transient condition characterised by severe left ventricular dysfunction combined with symptoms and signs mimicking myocardial infarction. Emotional triggers are common, but little is known about the psychological background characteristics of TCC. This study examined whether patients with TTC have higher levels of psychological ...

Safety and efficacy of a device to narrow the coronary sinus for the treatment of refractory angina: A single-centre real-world experience

Objective The coronary sinus Reducer is a recently introduced device to treat patients with severe angina symptoms refractory to optimal medical therapy and not amenable for conventional revascularisation. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Reducer in a real-world cohort of patients with refractory angina. Methods This is a single-centre retrospective registry. ...

The association between type D personality, and depression and anxiety ten years after PCI

Objective There are indications that type D personality and depression are associated in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, at present it is unclear whether this relationship holds in the long term. This study’s aim was to investigate the association between type D personality at 6 months post-PCI (baseline), and depression at 10-year ...

Cryoablation in persistent atrial fibrillation – a critical appraisal

Ablation of atrial fibrillation is an established treatment for the management of patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation. The complex pathophysiology of persistent atrial fibrillation has fuelled the concept of adjunctive substrate modification on top of pulmonary vein isolation. However, recent studies have failed to demonstrate additive benefit from complex ...

Impact of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on periprocedural myocardial infarction in patients undergoing non-urgent percutaneous coronary revascularisation

Background Pro-thrombotic conditions importantly influence myocardial perfusion and procedural results after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has emerged as a predictor of cardiovascular events and of long-term prognosis, especially in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary PCI. The aim of our study was to ...

Spatial distribution of electrical reconnection after pulmonary vein isolation in patients with recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Introduction Recurrence of atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) occurs frequently and may be associated with electrical reconnection of the pulmonary veins (PV). We investigated spatial distribution of electrical reconnection during re-do procedures in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who had previous successful acute electrical PVI with either ...