Jeroen M. L. Hendriks

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AIMS The management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is often inadequate due to deficient adherence to the guidelines. A nurse-led AF clinic providing integrated chronic care to improve guideline adherence and activate patients in their role, may effectively reduce morbidity and mortality but such care has not been tested in a large randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity begets atrial fibrillation (AF). Although cardiorespiratory fitness is protective against incident AF in obese individuals, its effect on AF recurrence or the benefit of cardiorespiratory fitness gain is unknown. OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and the incremental benefit of(More)
BACKGROUND Although proof-of-concept for mobile health (mHealth) life-style programs targeting physical inactivity and overweight/obesity has been established in randomized trials, the feasibility and effect of a globally distributed, large-scale, mass-participation mHealth implementation has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was(More)
Anticoagulation is the cornerstone of prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the mechanisms by which anticoagulants confer therapeutic benefit also increase the risk of bleeding. As such, reversal strategies are critical. Until recently, the direct oral(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is often poor, although this is associated with improved morbidity and mortality in such patients. Increasing numbers of programs are designed to enhance appropriate counselling, treatment and coordinated care delivery including the nurse-led, guidelines-based,(More)
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Department of Health Services Research; Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands;(More)
Intensive research over the last few decades has seen significant advances in our understanding of the complex mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation (AF). The epidemic of AF and related hospitalizations has been described as a 'rising tide' with estimates of the global AF burden showing no sign of retreat. There is urgency for effective translational(More)
Background / Objectives. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very frequent and complex disease often associated with other medical conditions. The Euro Heart Survey (EHS) on AF showed that adherence to guidelines may reduce morbidity and mortality in AF patients. Therefore a nurse-driven, guideline-based, ICT-supported integrated chronic care program (ICCP) was(More)
OBJECTIVE A previous randomised trial showed that structured, nurse-led atrial fibrillation (AF) care is superior to conventional AF care, although further research is needed to determine the outcomes of such care in a real-world setting. We compared the outcomes of patients in real-world, nurse-led, structured hospital AF clinics with the outcomes of a(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' understanding of the nature and consequences of atrial fibrillation (AF) and appropriate therapy, is essential to optimize AF management. Currently, no valid instrument exists to measure knowledge in AF patients with a combined focus on disease, symptom recognition and therapy. Since there is a need for a specific instrument to detect(More)