Sebastiaan C. A. M. Bekkers

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical implications of microvascular obstruction (MVO) and intramyocardial haemorrhage (IMH) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Ninety patients with a first AMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were studied. T2-weighted, cine and late gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic(More)
Several cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) techniques are used to detect microvascular obstruction (MVO) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). To determine the prevalence of MVO and gain more insight into the dynamic changes in appearance of MVO, we studied 84 consecutive patients with a reperfused AMI on average 5 and 104 days after(More)
Aims Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to exercise-related ventricular arrhythmias (ERVA); however the pathological substrate is uncertain. The aim was to determine the prevalence of ERVA and their relation with fibrosis as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in carriers of an HCM(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome resulting from impaired diastolic and/or systolic function and clinically manifested by numerous, rather unspecific symptoms such as dyspnoea (at rest or exertion), orthopnoea, wheezing, chronic fatigue and lower extremity oedema. The prevalence of HF increases steeply with age, causing high mortality and(More)
Infectious complications following cardiac surgery are associated with increased mortality, prolonged hospital stay and increased health care costs [1]. The prevalence of post-cardiac surgery infections ranges between 5 and 21 %, depending on whether surgical site (sternal wound and leg harvest site infections) or non-surgical site infections (pneumonia,(More)
Context Non-invasive myocardial perfusion imaging for the detection of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) has advanced rapidly. Consensus on the best imaging modality has not been reached as few studies compare them directly. Objective To determine and compare the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission(More)
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