Daniel A. van Hoeijen

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BACKGROUND In recent years, a wider use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to treat out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was advocated in The Netherlands. We aimed to establish whether survival with favorable neurologic outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has significantly increased, and, if so, whether this is attributable to AED use. METHODS(More)
AIMS To evaluate changes in QT duration during low-dose haloperidol use, and determine associations between clinical variables and potentially dangerous QT prolongation. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study in a tertiary university teaching hospital in The Netherlands, all 1788 patients receiving haloperidol between 2005 and 2007 were studied;(More)
AIMS The reported proportion of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has declined worldwide. VF decline may be caused by less VF at collapse and/or faster dissolution of VF into asystole. We aimed to determine the causes of VF decline by comparing VF proportions in relation to delay from emergency medical services (EMS)(More)
INTRODUCTION Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem. Recognising the complexity of the underlying causes of OHCA in the community, we aimed to establish the clinical, pharmacological, environmental and genetic factors and their interactions that may cause OHCA. METHODS AND ANALYSIS We set up a large-scale prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with sudden cardiac death. We aimed to study whether AF is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF), the most common cause of sudden cardiac death and whether this association is independent of confounders, ie, concomitant disease, use of antiarrhythmic or QT-prolonging drugs, and acute myocardial(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the recognition of inherited sodium (Na(+)) channel disease, the cardiac Na(+) channel has been extensively studied. Both loss-of-function and gain-of-function mutations of the cardiac Na(+) channel are associated with cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Pathophysiological mechanisms that may induce arrhythmia are unravelled and(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) ranks among the most common causes of death worldwide. Because SCA is most often lethal, yet mostly occurs in individuals without previously known cardiac disease, the identification of patients at risk for SCA could save many lives. In unselected SCA victims from the community, common genetic variants (which are not(More)
AIMS Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major cause of death. We aimed to determine whether type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with reduced pre-hospital and in-hospital survival rates after OHCA. METHODS AND RESULTS An observational community-based cohort study was performed among 1549 OHCA patients with ECG-documented ventricular(More)
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