Annelieke C M J van Riel

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Thyrotoxicosis increases endogenous glucose production (EGP) and induces hepatic insulin resistance. We have recently shown that these alterations can be modulated by selective hepatic sympathetic and parasympathetic denervation, pointing to neurally mediated effects of thyroid hormone on glucose metabolism. Here, we investigated the effects of central(More)
Please note: This work was supported by grant HL-120505 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to Dr. Mostofsky, and by an intramural grant from Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases (CoRPS), Tilburg University, the Netherlands, to Dr. Smeijers and Dr. Kop. No funding organization had any role in the design and conduct of the study;(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with CHD-PAH have a limited prognosis. In daily practice, combination therapy is often initiated after a clinical event. Although clinical events have been associated with a poor prognosis in idiopathic PAH, data on this association are limited in CHD-PAH. The aim of this study was to determine whether baseline characteristics and(More)
BACKGROUND The aging congenital heart disease (CHD) population is prone to develop a variety of sequelae, including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Previous prevalence estimates are limited in applicability due to the use of tertiary centers, or database encoding only. We aimed to investigate the contemporary prevalence of PAH in adult CHD patients,(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary arterial hypertension due to congenital heart disease (CHD-PAH) has a poor prognosis. We sought to determine whether the biomarker high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) measured on routine visit at the outpatient clinic is associated with prognosis. PATIENTS Consecutive adult CHD-PAH (86% Eisenmenger syndrome) patients referred for(More)
BACKGROUND MitraClip implantation reduces mitral regurgitation effectively but decreases mitral valve area, creating iatrogenic mitral stenosis. Evaluation with transesophageal echocardiography intraprocedurally is necessary to measure mitral regurgitation and mitral valve pressure gradient (MVPG) to determine whether it is necessary and safe to place more(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) often leads to diminished right ventricular (RV) function due to long-standing pressure and volume overload. Surgical intervention often adds to the preexisting RV dysfunction. Percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair can reduce MR, but to what extent this affects the right ventricle is unknown. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in congenital heart disease (CHD) is increasingly applied worldwide following the-mainly Western world based-international PAH-CHD guidelines. However, studies comparing clinical presentation and outcome after the initiation of PAH-specific treatment are lacking. We aimed to analyse this(More)