M. J. de Boer

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BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy often presents with the clinical signs of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The increase in scientific publications addressing this relatively rare condition may result in higher awareness and diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. AIM To assess the observed prevalence per year of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a(More)
AIMS To evaluate the relation between residential distance and total ischaemic time in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS STEMI patients were transported to the Isala Hospital Zwolle with the intention to perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention PCI (pPCI) from 2004 until 2010 (n = 4149). Of these, 1424(More)
AIMS The consequences of high radiation dose for patient and staff demand constant improvements in X-ray dose reduction technology. This study assessed non-inferiority of image quality and quantified patient dose reduction in interventional cardiology for an anatomy-specific optimised cine acquisition chain combined with advanced real-time image noise(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently encountered in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) as well as in elderly patients, and is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in general. Its incidence increases with age and above 80 years it affects approximately 8 % of patients [1]. However, the clinical and prognostic significance depends on the setting(More)
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