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A novel extension of active appearance models (AAMs) for automated border detection in echocardiographic image sequences is reported. The active appearance motion model (AAMM) technique allows fully automated robust and time-continuous delineation of left ventricular (LV) endocardial contours over the full heart cycle with good results. Nonlinear intensity(More)
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  • Ramon B van Loon, Gerrit Veen, Otto Kamp, Leo HB Baur, Albert C van Rossum
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Viability seems to be important in preventing ventricular remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated the influence of viability, as demonstrated with low-dose dobutamine echocardiography, and the role of early revascularization on the process of left ventricular (LV) remodeling after AMI. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
  • Ira M. Mostovaya, Michiel L. Bots, Marinus A. van den Dorpel, Roel Goldschmeding, Claire H. den Hoedt, Otto Kamp +9 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Left ventricular mass (LVM) is known to be related to overall and cardiovascular mortality in end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients. The aims of the present study are 1) to determine whether LVM is associated with mortality and various cardiovascular events and 2) to identify determinants of LVM including biomarkers of(More)
Three-dimensional echocardiography offers great promise for improving the understanding of the mitral valve anatomy, function, and pathology. It may have important implications for medical or surgical management of different mitral valve disease. In this article we provide an overview of the three-dimensional anatomy of the mitral valve. Based on the(More)
  • Elise S. Eerenberg, Paul F.A. Teunissen, Bert-Jan van den Born, Joost C.M. Meijers, Maurits R. Hollander, Matthijs Jansen +9 others
  • 2016
AIMS ADAMTS13, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13, is a metalloprotease that cleaves von Willebrand factor (VWF). There is considerable evidence that VWF levels increase and ADAMTS13 levels decrease in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. It is unclear whether this contributes to no reflow,(More)
  • Maria H. Kroon, Katja van den Hurk, Marjan Alssema, Otto Kamp, Coen D.A. Stehouwer, Ronald M.A. Henry +5 others
  • 2012
OBJECTIVE Heart failure is common in individuals with type 2 diabetes, and early detection of individuals at risk may offer opportunities for prevention. We aimed to explore 1) prospective associations of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in a non-heart failure range with changes in markers of left ventricular (LV) function and 2) possible effect(More)
  • Katja van den Hurk, Marjan Alssema, Otto Kamp, Ronald M. Henry, Coen D. Stehouwer, Yvo M. Smulders +3 others
  • 2012
OBJECTIVE To investigate relative contributions of glucose status and arterial stiffness to markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction after 8 years of follow-up. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In the population-based prospective Hoorn Study, 394 individuals with preserved LV systolic and diastolic function participated, of whom 87(More)
OBJECTIVES Pericardial tamponade after cardiac surgery is difficult to diagnose, thereby rendering timing of rethoracotomy hard. We aimed at identifying factors predicting the outcome of surgery for suspected tamponade after cardio-thoracic surgery, in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Twenty-one consecutive patients undergoing rethoracotomy for(More)