Albert D. G. de Roos

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Multislice computed tomography (MSCT) for the noninvasive detection of coronary artery stenoses is a promising candidate for widespread clinical application because of its non-invasive nature and high sensitivity and negative predictive value as found in several previous studies using 16 to 64 simultaneous detector rows. A multi-centre study of CT coronary(More)
The role of non-invasive imaging techniques in the evaluation of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) has increased exponentially over the past decade. The traditionally available imaging modalities, including nuclear imaging, stress echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have relied on detection of CAD by(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a heart muscle disorder of unknown cause that is characterized pathologically by fibrofatty replacement of the right ventricular myocardium. Clinical manifestations include structural and functional malformations of the right ventricle, electrocardiographic abnormalities, and presentation with(More)
Central to the unraveling of the early evolution of the genome is the origin and role of introns. The evolution of the genome can be characterized by a continuous expansion of functional modules that occurs without the interruption of existing processes. The design-by-contract methodology of software development offers a modular approach to design that(More)
In the past 15 years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) has evolved into an imaging technique that provides adequate, and in part unique, information on residual problems in the follow-up of patients operated for tetralogy of Fallot. Spin-echo or gradient-echo cine magnetic resonance imaging allow detailed assessment of intracardiac and large vessel(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) velocity mapping to calculate pulmonary-to-systemic flow ratio (Qp : Qs) in patients with a suspected or diagnosed atrial-level shunt. During a one-year period, all patients referred to our department for further evaluation of an atrial-level shunt underwent(More)
The diagnosis of cardiovascular disease requires the precise assessment of both morphology and function. Nearly all aspects of cardiovascular function and flow can be quantified nowadays with fast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques. Conventional and breath-hold cine MR imaging allow the precise and highly reproducible assessment of global and(More)
Coronary artery anomalies occur in 0.3–0.8% of the population and infer a high risk for sudden cardiac death in young adults. Diagnosis is usually established during coronary angiography, which is hampered by poor spatial visualization. Magnetic resonance imaging is an alternative, but it is not feasible in the presence of metal objects or claustrophobia.(More)
Early thrombolytic therapy restores patency of thrombotic coronary artery occlusion in many patients. Intravenous streptokinase appears to be effective in achieving recanalization of the occluded infarct-related artery, thereby reducing myocardial infarct size. However, it may be difficult to assess non-invasively the relative value of different reperfusion(More)