Netherlands Heart Journal

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List of Papers (Total 932)

Appropriate use criteria for optical coherence tomography guidance in percutaneous coronary interventions

IntroductionOptical coherence tomography (OCT) enables detailed imaging of the coronary wall, lumen and intracoronary implanted devices. Responding to the lack of specific appropriate use criteria (AUC) for this technique, we conducted a literature review and a procedure for appropriate use criteria.MethodsTwenty-one of all 184 members of the Dutch Working Group on Interventional...

In-hospital cardiovascular events after liver transplantation: predictors and long-term outcome

IntroductionLiver transplantation has emerged as a successful therapy for end-stage liver disease. However, cardiovascular mortality is the leading cause of fatality in the postoperative period. The aim of this study was to reveal the prevalence and identify risk factors of early cardiovascular events (CVEs).MethodsWe performed a retrospective study of all consecutive patients...

A comparison of the prognostic value of BNP versus NT-proBNP after hospitalisation for heart failure

AimsConcentrations of circulating B‑type natriuretic peptides provide important prognostic information in heart failure (HF) patients. We directly compared the prognostic performance of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) versus N‑terminal-proBNP (NT-proBNP) measurements in a large population of HF patients at hospital discharge after an admission for decompensated HF.Methods and...

Short versus conventional hydration for prevention of kidney injury during pre-TAVI computed tomography angiography

BackgroundComputed tomography angiography (CTA) is required in the work-up for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, CTA may cause contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). We hypothesised that a short (1 h, 3 ml/kg/h sodium bicarbonate) hydration protocol is not inferior to conventional (24 h, 1 ml/kg/h saline) hydration in avoiding a decline in renal...

Red blood cell transfusion in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction—a meta-analysis of more than 21,000 patients

BackgroundRed blood cell transfusion remains controversial in patients with acute coronary syndromes and particularly in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).MethodsWe systematically searched PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Web of Science for studies published until January 2017 describing the outcomes in patients with STEMI who received red blood cell...

Visualisation of coronary venous anatomy by computed tomography angiography prior to cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantation

BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to illustrate the additive value of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for visualisation of the coronary venous anatomy prior to cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) implantation.MethodsEighteen patients planned for CRT implantation were prospectively included. A specific CTA protocol designed for visualisation of the coronary veins...

2017 ESC guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation: comments from the Dutch ACS working group

On behalf of the Dutch ACS working group, we discuss the most important changes in recommendations in the 2017 ESC guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation relevant for both the general and interventional cardiologist.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the 34 mm Medtronic Evolut valve

ObjectivesTo report our experience with the recently introduced 34 mm Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) prosthesis.BackgroundA larger TAVR prosthesis has become available for the treatment of aortic stenosis (AVS) in larger native aortic annuli (up to 30 mm). Outcomes with this new device are still unreported.ResultsThe first 25 transfemoral TAVRs performed by...

Trends in patient characteristics and clinical outcome over 8 years of transcatheter aortic valve implantation

AimIn the evolving field of transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI) we aimed to gain insight into trends in patient and procedural characteristics as well as clinical outcome over an 8‑year period in a real-world TAVI population.MethodsWe performed a single-centre retrospective analysis of 1,011 consecutive patients in a prospectively acquired database. We divided the...

One-year efficacy and safety of routine prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: results of the prospective rijnmond collective cardiology research study

ObjectiveTo investigate 1‑year outcomes with routine prasugrel treatment after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a large-scale registry.MethodsThe Rijnmond Collective Cardiology Research registry is a prospective, observational study that enrolled 4,258 consecutive ACS patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with 1‑year follow-up. Patients received prasugrel...

Instantaneous wave-free ratio and fractional flow reserve in clinical practice

ObjectivesTo compare fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) measurements in an all-comer patient population with moderate coronary artery stenoses.BackgroundVisual assessment of the severity of coronary artery stenoses is often discordant in moderate lesions. FFR allows reliable functional severity assessment in these cases but requires adenosine...

Life-long tailoring of diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation—future perspectives in research

The diagnosis and management of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation is challenging, as it requires extensive diagnostic testing and offers few curative options due to unknown underlying disease. The resulting population is a heterogeneous group of patients with a largely unknown natural history. Structural patient characterisation, follow-up and innovations in diagnostic testing...

Competence of general practitioners in requesting and interpreting ECGs - a case vignette study

BackgroundPerforming electrocardiography is common in general practice, but the quality of indication setting and diagnostic accuracy have been disputed.ObjectivesTo assess the competence of general practitioners (GPs) in their decision-making process with regard to recording and interpreting an electrocardiogram (ECG) and evaluating the relevance of the result for management...