Rutger Jan Nuis

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AIMS To evaluate the effects of applying current sizing guidelines to different multislice computer tomography (MSCT) aortic annulus measurements on Corevalve (CRS) size selection. METHODS AND RESULTS Multislice computer tomography annulus diameters [minimum: D(min); maximum: D(max); mean: D(mean) = (D(min) + D(max))/2; mean from circumference: D(circ);(More)
AIMS To assess treatment decision and outcome in patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in addition to predictive factors of mortality after TAVI. METHODS Three-centre prospective observational study including 358 patients. Endpoints were defined according to the Valve Academic Research Consortium. RESULTS Of the 358(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical risk scores, such as the logistic EuroSCORE (LES) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality (STS) score, are commonly used to identify high-risk or "inoperable" patients for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). In Europe, the LES plays an important role in selecting patients for implantation with the(More)
BACKGROUND Since it was anticipated that the need for doctors would increase due to demographic changes, the number of positions for medical specialty training programs has increased from the year 2000 onwards. However, the number of permanent positions for young cardiologists did not follow that trend leading to concerns about future employment. Therefore,(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a method for the estimation of transaortic flow from multidetector computer tomography (MDCT). BACKGROUND Cardiac MDCT may not allow instantaneous flow measurement yet the components of flow, namely, volume change over time and lumenal area are recorded. METHODS In 36 patients, the transaortic flow velocity was determined on(More)
OBJECTIVE Description of the characteristics of patients with aortic valve stenosis and high surgical risk considered suitable for percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) and investigation of the effect of this treatment on survival and the occurrence of complications. DESIGN Prospective observational single center cohort study. METHOD Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate trends over time in the occurrence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) and permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the Medtronic CoreValve System (MCS) and Edwards SAPIEN Valve (ESV). BACKGROUND TAVI-induced conduction abnormalities (TAVI-CAs) such(More)
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