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Publicaties

2019

Serial pulmonary vascular resistance assessment in patients late after ventricular septal defect repair.
Gabriels C, Buys R, Van de Bruaene A, De Meester P, Goetschalckx K, Helsen F, Moons P, Goossens E, Rega F, Voigt JU, Delcroix M, Budts W.
Int J Cardiol. 2019 May 1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30583924

Surgery for anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries: a multicentre study from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association†.
Padalino MA, Franchetti N, Hazekamp M, Sojak V, Carrel T, Frigiola A, Lo Rito M, Horer J, Roussin R, Cleuziou J, Meyns B, Fragata J, Telles H, Polimenakos AC, Francois K, Veshti A, Salminen J, Rocafort AG, Nosal M, Vedovelli L, Guariento A, Vida VL, Sarris GE, Boccuzzo G, Stellin G.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 20
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30897195

A European study on decellularized homografts for pulmonary valve replacement: initial results from the prospective ESPOIR Trial and ESPOIR Registry data†.
Boethig D, Horke A, Hazekamp M, Meyns B, Rega F, Van Puyvelde J, Hübler M, Schmiady M, Ciubotaru A, Stellin G, Padalino M, Tsang V, Jashari R, Bobylev D, Tudorache I, Cebotari S, Haverich A, Sarikouch S.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 15
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30879050

Assessing the Thrombogenic Potential of Heart Valve Prostheses: An Approach for a Standardized In-Vitro Method.
Linde T, Clauser J, Meuris B, Steinseifer U.
Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2019 Mar 6
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30843147

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment valves: a report from an international registry (Sutureless and Rapid Deployment International Registry)†.
Berretta P, Andreas M, Carrel TP, Solinas M, Teoh K, Fischlein T, Santarpino G, Folliguet T, Villa E, Meuris B, Mignosa C, Martinelli G, Misfeld M, Glauber M, Kappert U, Savini C, Shrestha M, Phan K, Albertini A, Yan T, Di Eusanio M.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 28
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30820549

Creation of the Fontan circulation in sheep: a survival model†.
Van Puyvelde J, Rega F, Minami T, Claus P, Cools B, Gewillig M, Meyns B.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb 20
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30789218

Restoring Blood Supply to the Heart While Replacing the Lungs: Is It Worth the Risk?
Raemdonck DV, Vos R, Cleemput JV, Rega F, Rex S, Neyrinck A, Verleden GM.
Transplantation. 2019 Feb 18
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30801520

Anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries: Early results on clinical management from an international multicenter study.
Padalino MA, Franchetti N, Sarris GE, Hazekamp M, Carrel T, Frigiola A, Horer J, Roussin R, Cleuziou J, Meyns B, Fragata J, Telles H, Polimenakos AC, Francois K, Veshti A, Salminen J, Rocafort AG, Nosal M, Vedovelli L, Protopapas E, Tumbarello R, Merola A, Pegoraro C, Motta R, Boccuzzo G, Sojak V, Rito ML, Caldaroni F, Corrado D, Basso C, Stellin G.
Int J Cardiol. 2019 Feb 10
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30772012

The Belgian experience with concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: a multi-centre prospective registry.
Van Hoof L, De Brabandere K, Fieuws S, Stockman B, Gutermann H, Rega F.
Acta Cardiol. 2019 Feb 8
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30736718

Double-lung versus heart-lung transplantation for precapillary pulmonary arterial hypertension: a 24-year single-center retrospective study.
Brouckaert J, Verleden SE, Verbelen T, Coosemans W, Decaluwé H, De Leyn P, Depypere L, Nafteux P, Van Veer H, Meyns B, Rega F, Van De Velde M, Poortmans G, Rex S, Neyrinck A, Van den Berghe G, Vlasselaers D, Van Cleemput J, Budts W, Vos R, Quarck R, Belge C, Delcroix M, Verleden GM, Van Raemdonck D.
Transpl Int. 2019 Feb 8
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30735591

Assessment of Physical Activity by Wearable Technology During Rehabilitation After Cardiac Surgery: Explorative Prospective Monocentric Observational Cohort Study.
Thijs I, Fresiello L, Oosterlinck W, Sinnaeve P, Rega F.
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Jan 31;7(1):e9865
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30702433

Operative outcome of patients at low, intermediate, high and 'very high' surgical risk undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment prostheses: results of the SURD-IR registry.
Santarpino G, Berretta P, Fischlein T, Carrel TP, Teoh K, Misfeld M, Savini C, Kappert U, Glauber M, Villa E, Meuris B, Mignosa C, Albertini A, Martinelli G, Folliguet TA, Shrestha M, Solinas M, Laufer G, Phan K, Yan T, Di Eusanio M.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 25
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30689828

Partial volume and motion correction in cardiac PET: First results from an in vs ex vivo comparison using animal datasets.
Turco A, Gheysens O, Duchenne J, Nuyts J, Rega F, Voigt JU, Vunckx K, Claus P.
J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Jan 14
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30644052

An In Vitro Model of a Parallel-Plate Perfusion System to Study Bacterial Adherence to Graft Tissues.
Ditkowski B, Veloso TR, Bezulska-Ditkowska M, Lubig A, Jockenhoevel S, Mela P, Jashari R, Gewillig M, Meyns B, Hoylaerts MF, Heying R.
J Vis Exp. 2019 Jan 7;(143).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30663688

Papillary muscles contribute significantly more to left ventricular work in dilated hearts.
Duchenne J, Turco A, Bézy S, Ünlü S, Pagourelias ED, Beela AS, Degtiarova G, Vunckx K, Nuyts J, Coudyzer W, Claus P, Rega F, Gheysens O, Voigt JU.
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Jan 1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29584821

2018

Clinical outcomes of heart-team-guided treatment decisions in high-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis in a health-economic context with limited resources for transcatheter valve therapies.
Bakelants E, Belmans A, Verbrugghe P, Adriaenssens T, Jacobs S, Bennett J, Meuris B, Desmet W, Rega F, Herijgers P, Herregods MC, Dubois CL.
Acta Cardiol. 2018 Dec 3
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30507297

Idarucizumab for the reversal of dabigatran in patients undergoing heart transplantation.
Van Keer JM, Vanassche T, Droogne W, Rex S, Rega F, Van Cleemput J, Verhamme P.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2019 Jan;21(1):129-131. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.1356. Epub 2018 Dec 6
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30520546

Sutureless versus Stented Bioprostheses for Aortic Valve Replacement: The Randomized PERSIST-AVR Study Design.
Lorusso R, Folliguet T, Shrestha M, Meuris B, Kappetein AP, Roselli E, Klersy C, Nozza M, Verhees L, Larracas C, Goisis G, Fischlein T.
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 29
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30497085

ACE-inhibition induces a cardioprotective transcriptional response in the metabolic syndrome heart.
Yakubova A, Thorrez L, Svetlichnyy D, Zwarts L, Vulsteke V, Laenen G, Oosterlinck W, Moreau Y, Dehaspe L, Van Houdt J, Cortés-Calabuig Á, De Moor B, Callaerts P, Herijgers P.
Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30385846

The European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS): first EUROMACS Paediatric (Paedi-EUROMACS) report.
de By TMMH, Schweiger M, Waheed H, Berger F, Hübler M, Özbaran M, Maruszewski B, Napoleone CP, Loforte A, Meyns B, Miera O; Contributing clinicians .
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 1;54(5):800-808
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30184070

Exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with pulmonary artery catheter monitoring in carcinoid heart disease: a shift towards early intervention?
Timmermans P Jr, Rega F, Bogaert J, Herregods MC.
ESC Heart Fail. 2018 Oct;5(5):953-955. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12328. Epub 2018 Aug 6
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30080311

Creation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Sheep by Extrapolation of Rodent Models: Is It Feasible?
Verbrugghe P, Verhoeven J, Clijsters M, Vervoort D, Coudyzer W, Verbeken E, Meuris B, Herijgers P.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Oct
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29772327


Geriatric CO-mAnagement for Cardiology patients in the Hospital (G-COACH): study protocol of a prospective before-after effectiveness-implementation study.
Deschodt M, Van Grootven B, Jeuris A, Devriendt E, Dierckx de Casterlé B, Dubois C, Fagard K, Herregods MC, Hornikx M, Meuris B, Rex S, Tournoy J, Milisen K, Flamaing J.
BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 21
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30344179

Clinical Characteristics of Infective Endocarditis in Children.
Kelchtermans J, Grossar L, Eyskens B, Cools B, Roggen M, Boshoff D, Louw J, Frerich S, Veloso TR, Claes J, Ditkowski B, Rega F, Meyns B, Gewillig M, Heying R.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Oct 19
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30346369

Sutureless and Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement International Registry (SURD-IR): early results from 3343 patients.
Di Eusanio M, Phan K, Berretta P, Carrel TP, Andreas M, Santarpino G, Di Bartolomeo R, Folliguet T, Meuris B, Mignosa C, Martinelli G, Misfeld M, Glauber M, Kappert U, Shrestha M, Albertini A, Teoh K, Villa E, Yan T, Solinas M.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Oct 1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29617925

Reinforcing the pulmonary artery autograft in the aortic position with a textile mesh: a histological evaluation.
Vanderveken E, Vastmans J, Verbelen T, Verbrugghe P, Famaey N, Verbeken E, Treasure T, Rega F.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29912400

Impaired Cardiac Reserve and Abnormal Vascular Load Limit Exercise Capacity in Chronic Thromboembolic Disease.
Claeys M, Claessen G, La Gerche A, Petit T, Belge C, Meyns B, Bogaert J, Willems R, Claus P, Delcroix M.
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Sep 6. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30219401

Differences of patients' characteristics in acute type A aortic dissection - surgical data from Belgian and Japanese centers.
Goda M, Minami T, Imoto K, Uchida K, Masuda M, Meuris B.
J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 4
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30180871

Acute Mechanical LV Unloading in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Be Prepared.
Ishikawa K, Meyns B.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jul 31;72(5):515-517
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30049312

A novel tissue treatment to reduce mineralization of bovine pericardial heart valves.
Meuris B, De Praetere H, Strasly M, Trabucco P, Lai JC, Verbrugghe P, Herijgers P.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29572021

Surgery for Active Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve With Infection Extending Beyond the Leaflets.
Elgalad A, Arafat A, Elshazly T, Elkahwagy M, Fawzy H, Wahby E, Taha AH, Sampaio L, Herregods MC, Peetermans W, Herijgers P.
Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Jun 20
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30181036

Molecular signature of progenitor cells isolated from young and adult human hearts.
Walravens AS, Vanhaverbeke M, Ottaviani L, Gillijns H, Trenson S, Driessche NV, Luttun A, Meyns B, Herijgers P, Rega F, Heying R, Sampaolesi M, Janssens S.
Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 18;8(1):9266
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29915261

The path to surgery in carcinoid heart disease: a retrospective study and a multidisciplinary proposal of a new algorithm.
Mortelmans P, Herregods MC, Rega F, Timmermans P.
Acta Cardiol. 2018 Jun 18
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29914291

Aortic and mitral valve repair for anterior mitral leaflet perforation caused by severe aortic regurgitation.
De Brabandere K, Voigt JU, Rex S, Meuris B, Verbrugghe P.
J Vis Surg. 2018 May 11
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29963388

Comparison of in vivo vs. ex situ obtained material properties of sheep common carotid artery.
Smoljkić M, Verbrugghe P, Larsson M, Widman E, Fehervary H, D'hooge J, Vander Sloten J, Famaey N.
Med Eng Phys. 2018 May
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29580793

The human somatostatin receptor type 2 as an imaging and suicide reporter gene for pluripotent stem cell-derived therapy of myocardial infarction.
Neyrinck K, Breuls N, Holvoet B, Oosterlinck W, Wolfs E, Vanbilloen H, Gheysens O, Duelen R, Gsell W, Lambrichts I, Himmelreich U, Verfaillie CM, Sampaolesi M, Deroose CM.
Theranostics. 2018 Apr 14
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29774076

Machine perfusion of thoracic organs.
Van Raemdonck D, Rega F, Rex S, Neyrinck A.
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Apr
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29744218

Sheep can be used as animal model of regional myocardial remodelling and controllable work.
Duchenne J, Claus P, Pagourelias ED, Mada RO, Van Puyvelde J, Vunckx K, Verbeken E, Gheysens O, Rega F, Voigt JU.
Cardiol J. 2018 Mar 23
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29570208

Quality indicators for in-hospital geriatric co-management programmes: a systematic literature review and international Delphi study.
Van Grootven B, McNicoll L, Mendelson DA, Friedman SM, Fagard K, Milisen K, Flamaing J, Deschodt M; G-COACH consortium.
BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 16
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29549210


Biomechanical evaluation of a personalized external aortic root support applied in the Ross procedure.
Vastmans J, Fehervary H, Verbrugghe P, Verbelen T, Vanderveken E, Vander Sloten J, Treasure T, Rega F, Famaey N.
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2018 Feb;78:164-174
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29156355

The Effect of a Non-peptide Angiotensin II type 2 receptor Agonist, Compound 21, on Aortic Aneurysm Growth in a Mouse Model of Marfan Syndrome.
Verbrugghe P, Verhoeven J, Clijsters M, Vervoort D, Schepens J, Meuris B, Herijgers P.
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2018 Jan 3
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29300219

Postoperative left ventricular function in different types of pulmonary hypertension: a comparative study.
Verbelen T, Van De Bruaene A, Cools B, Van Raemdonck D, Delcroix M, Rega F, Meyns B.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 2
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29300906

Low-flow support of the chronic pressure-overloaded right ventricle induces reversed remodeling.
Verbelen T, Claus P, Burkhoff D, Driesen RB, Kadur Nagaraju C, Verbeken E, Sipido K, Delcroix M, Rega F, Meyns B.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jan;37(1):151-160.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29056459

Screening for heart transplantation and left ventricular assist system: results from the ScrEEning for advanced Heart Failure treatment (SEE-HF) study.
Lund LH, Trochu JN, Meyns B, Caliskan K, Shaw S, Schmitto JD, Schibilsky D, Damme L, Heatley J, Gustafsson F.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2018 Jan;20(1):152-160
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28960673

The role of biomechanics in aortic aneurysm management: requirements, open problems and future prospects.
Farotto D, Segers P, Meuris B, Vander Sloten J, Famaey N.
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2018 Jan;77:295-307
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28961516

Atrioesophageal fistula after epicardial ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Bringmans T, Verrijcken A, La Meir M, Rega F.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan;155(1):e19-e21
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28947197

How to obtain and maintain favorable results after heart transplantation: keys to success?
Van Cleemput JJA, Verbelen TOM, Van Aelst LNL, Rega FRL.
Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jan
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29492388

Bacterial adherence to graft tissues in static and flow conditions.
Veloso TR, Claes J, Van Kerckhoven S, Ditkowski B, Hurtado-Aguilar LG, Jockenhoevel S, Mela P, Jashari R, Gewillig M, Hoylaerts MF, Meyns B, Heying R.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28712577