Edmond P Walma

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The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed in collaboration with, European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)1, Heart Failure Association (HFA)2, and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)3 Endorsed by the following societies, European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)4, European Federation of(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Helmut Baumgartner (Chairperson) (Germany)*, Philipp Bonhoeffer (UK), Natasja M.S. De Groot (The Netherlands), Fokko de Haan (Germany), John Erik Deanfield (UK), Nazzareno Galie (Italy), Michael A. Gatzoulis (UK), Christa Gohlke-Baerwolf (Germany), Harald Kaemmerer (Germany), Philip Kilner (UK), Folkert Meijboom (The(More)
Until 2010, the Dutch ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will fund a nationwide project to identify the approximately 40,000 patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in the Netherlands. The Health Care Insurance Board will coordinate the project and safeguard its quality, while the 'Stichting Opsporing Erfelijke Hypercholesterolemie' [Foundation(More)
OBJECTIVES About 20% of elderly people use long-term diuretic medication, but there is doubt whether prolonged diuretic medication on such a large scale is necessary. We performed a study to assess what proportion may successfully be withdrawn from diuretic therapy. DESIGN Double blind randomised controlled trial with six month follow up. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND About 20% of all men and women age 65 or older are on maintenance therapy with diuretics. Multiple drug use and side effects increase with age whereas a clear indication for long-term diuretic therapy is not always present. The aim of the present study was to assess whether in some patients long-term diuretic therapy could be withdrawn in general(More)
The revised practice guideline on hypertension from the Dutch College of General Practitioners has been brought in agreement with the guideline on hypertension from the Dutch Institute for Health Care Improvement. The main changes with regard to the former edition are: The threshold values for the diagnosis 'hypertension' have been lowered to 140 mmHg and(More)
In the multidisciplinary practice guideline 'Heart failure 2010', the diagnosis of heart failure relies on a combination of signs and symptoms and on supplementary investigation with natriuretic peptides and echocardiography. Once diagnosed, it is important to detect the potentially treatable cause of the heart failure. The non-medical treatment consists of(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of the Omron HEM403C blood pressure (BP) device and to study whether this accuracy was affected by subject-related factors such as BP level and age. A comparison was made with a Hawksley random zero sphygmomanometer. BP was measured with both meters connected to one arm-cuff by means of a T-connector. To(More)