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)
RATIONALE Mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) are a specific Stro-3+ subpopulation of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from bone marrow. MPCs exert extensive cardioprotective effects, and are considered to be immune privileged. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of intracoronary delivery of allogeneic MPCs directly after(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)
BACKGROUND In rodents, it has previously been shown that necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) inhibits RIP1, a central regulator of programmed necrosis, thereby decreasing cell death and reducing infarct size (IS) after ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. To address unanswered questions on feasibility and efficacy of Nec-1 in a large animal model, we assessed the effects(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)
OBJECTIVE : Endoventricular circular patch plasty is a method used to reconstruct the ventricular cavity in patients with (post) ischemic left ventricular aneurysm or global dilatation. However, late redilatation with mitral regurgitation has been reported, in which postoperative apex shape seems to play an important role. We studied the feasibility of(More)
Cardiac regenerative therapy is still not used in daily clinical practice. A reason for this might be the modest effect on relevant global clinical endpoints [i.e. ejection fraction (EF)] in preclinical studies. To introduce proper improvement strategies, it is important to extend the focus from clinical endpoints to more detailed local measures of cardiac(More)
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality around the world. Even after successful revascularization in coronary artery disease, cell death continues and the loss of cardiomyocytes eventually leads to progressive ventricular dilation and heart dysfunction. The notion of repairing or regenerating lost myocardium via(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)