Christiane A. Geluk

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BACKGROUND The use of invasive procedures has mostly been studied in retrospective (multi)- national registries. Limited evidence exists on the association between microalbuminuria and coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS The incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and invasive cardiac procedures was registered between 1997 and 2003 in 8139(More)
AIMS Despite agreement on the need for screening for the presence of cardiovascular risk factors in first-degree family members of patients with premature coronary artery disease (CAD), this is not routinely carried out in relatives of normocholesterolaemic patients. We evaluated cardiovascular risk factors in family members of normocholesterolaemic(More)
We determined the efficiency of a screening protocol based on coronary calcium scores (CCS) compared with exercise testing in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), a normal ECG and troponin levels. Three-hundred-and-four patients were enrolled in a screening protocol including CCS by electron beam computed tomography (Agatston score), and(More)
Patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and evidence of myocardial ischaemia are scheduled for coronary angiography (CAG). In most patients CAG remains a single diagnostic procedure only. A prospective study was performed to evaluate whether 16-slice multidetector CT (MDCT) could predict treatment of the patients and to determine how(More)
Both contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) and myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) are promising tools to detect cardiac inflammation. CE-MRI can be used to characterise the location and extent of myocardial inflammation, since areas of abnormal signal enhancement associated with regional wall motion abnormalities reliably indicate(More)
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic subjects at intermediate coronary risk may need diagnostic testing for risk stratification. Both measurement of coronary calcium scores and exercise testing are well established tests for this purpose. However, it is not clear which test should be preferred as initial diagnostic test. We evaluated the prevalence of documented(More)
AIMS High sensitive-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is associated with coronary risk, which may be explained by an association with (unstable) coronary artery disease (CAD). Until now, histopathological and angiographic studies have failed to consistently demonstrate a strong relationship. However, most of these studies were limited by a cross-sectional design.(More)
We report a case of acute myocarditis in a 20-year-old male, suggested by the clinical picture, elevated cardiac enzymes, electrocardiography and serology. Diagnosis was confirmed by gadolinium-enhanced MRI showing part of the myocardium affected by an infiltrate. Impaired LV function and wall motion abnormalities were documented by echocardiography and FFE(More)
Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is successful in most but not in all patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We therefore sought to investigate the relation between infarct location versus infarct size with outcome after ASA in patients with obstructive HCM. Baseline characteristics, procedural characteristics, and cardiovascular magnetic(More)