Menko Jan de Boer

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INTRODUCTION Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy and a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in a women's life. The best approach for prevention of CVD in affected young women is yet unclear. We sought to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in women at 10 years post preeclampsia in comparison with a reference(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between symptom-onset-to-balloon time and one-year mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary angioplasty. BACKGROUND Despite the prognostic implications demonstrated in patients with STEMI treated with thrombolysis, the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary artery (PA) aneurysms are rare and their related complications like dissection or rupture have been so far reported in a few reports, and a systematic description of the disease is lacking. To identify patients with PA aneurysm, at high-risk for complications, is critical. We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Of the proposed algorithms that provide guidance for in-field termination of resuscitation (TOR) decisions, the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refer to the basic and advanced life support (ALS)-TOR rules. To assess the potential consequences of implementation of the ALS-TOR rule, we performed a case-by-case evaluation of our(More)
AIM Poorer outcomes in women with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are often attributed to gender differences in baseline characteristics. However, these may be age dependent. We examined the importance of gender in separate age groups of patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Data(More)
Subacute thrombosis (SAT) is a major concern in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). So far, only little data has been available on characteristics and outcome of patients with SAT after primary PCI for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). From 1997-2001, 1,548 unselected consecutive patients underwent primary PCI for STEMI(More)
Elevated baseline white blood cell (WBC) counts in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have been associated with increased infarct size and higher in-hospital and long-term mortality [1–6]. Persistent WBC count elevation may be an even more important predictor of a poor prognosis than a single baseline WBC count. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Meta-analyses of randomized trials show that primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) results in lower mortality than fibrinolytic therapy in patients with myocardial infarction. We investigated which categories of patients with myocardial infarction would benefit most from the strategy of PPCI and, thus, have lowest numbers needed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between baseline levels of highly sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and long-term mortality in perimenopausal women of the general community using a gender specific 99th percentile reference limit. DESIGN Nested case control. SETTING The present study was conducted within the Eindhoven Perimenopausal Osteoporosis(More)