Tycho I. G. van der Spoel

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AIMS Stem cell therapy is a treatment strategy for ischaemic heart disease patients. Meta-analysis of randomized human trials showed <5% improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Meta-analysis of available pre-clinical data of ischaemic heart disease could provide important clues to design human clinical trials. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Stem cell therapy is a new strategy for chronic ischaemic heart disease in patients. However, no consensus exists on the most optimal delivery strategy. This randomized study was designed to assess cell delivery efficiency of three clinically relevant strategies: intracoronary (IC) and transendocardial (TE) using electromechanical mapping guidance (NOGA)(More)
Heart failure is a major economic and public health problem. Despite the recent advances in drug therapy and coronary revascularization, the lost cardiomyocytes due to necrosis and apoptosis are not replaced by new myocardial tissue. Cell therapy is an interesting therapeutic option as it potentially improves contractility and restores regional ventricular(More)
Pre-clinical studies aimed at treating ischemic heart disease (i.e. stem cell- and growth factor therapy) often consider restoration of the impaired microvascular circulation as an important treatment goal. However, serial in vivo measurement hereof is often lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the applicability of intracoronary pressure and(More)
Cardiac cell therapy is a strategy to treat patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). No consensus exists regarding the optimal cell type. First, a comparison between autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMNC) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on therapeutic efficacy after MI was performed. Next, the effect of repetitive, NOGA-guided(More)
BACKGROUND Intramyocardial cell injections in the context of cardiac regenerative therapy can currently be performed using electromechanical mapping (EMM) provided by the NOGA®XP catheter injection system. The gold standard technique to determine infarct size and location, however, is late gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI). In this(More)
Plasma-circulating microRNAs have been implicated as novel early biomarkers for myocardial infarction (MI) due to their high specificity for cardiac injury. For swift clinical translation of this potential biomarker, it is important to understand their temporal and spatial characteristics upon MI. Therefore, we studied the temporal release, potential(More)
We presented a novel experimental aneurysm model for studies in left ventricular (LV) reconstruction techniques and assessed LV function. In eight pigs, the LV radius and geometry were enlarged surgically on the beating heart by inserting an aortic allograft construct. Haemodynamics and LV dimensions were assessed by echocardiography at baseline and under(More)
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