Willem G de Voogt

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Sixty-five members of three families with limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) underwent neurological, cardiological, and ancillary investigations. Thirty-five individuals were diagnosed as having slowly progressive autosomal dominant LGMD. Symmetrical weakness started in the proximal lower limb muscles, and gradually upper limb muscles also became(More)
Remote monitoring of cardiac implanted electronic devices (CIED: pacemaker, cardiac resynchronisation therapy device and implantable cardioverter defibrillator) has been developed for technical control and follow-up using transtelephonic data transmission. In addition, automatic or patient-triggered alerts are sent to the cardiologist or allied professional(More)
BACKGROUND Bethlem myopathy is considered a relatively mild neuromuscular disorder without significant cardiac and respiratory involvement. OBJECTIVE To investigate cardiac and respiratory involvement in Bethlem myopathy. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University hospitals. Patients Fifty patients with Bethlem myopathy from 26 families. (More)
We evaluated the course of cardiac involvement in 27 previously reported patients with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) originating from nine kindreds. Since almost all affected individuals of each kindred were included, intrafamilial variability could be studied. We also attempted to identify associations between cardiac involvement, functional ability and(More)
AIMS The right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) is used as an alternative pacing site, but its superiority to the RV apex remains to be established. This lack of proof may in part be explained by heterogeneity within the RVOT-paced group, due to poor definitions of the RVOT. The aim of the present study is to characterize the RVOT in terms of fluoroscopic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To describe the long-term follow-up of a cohort of 22 patients with the Miyoshi phenotype of distal muscular dystrophy (MMD). METHODS A long-term clinical follow-up study was conducted. Patients were genotyped for dysferlin (MMD1) or anoctamin 5 (MMD3) mutations. Patients also underwent cardiological evaluation. RESULTS There were(More)
A 71-year-old man with a history of excessive smoking was evaluated for an abnormal chest X-ray. He had no angina and no risk factors for coronary artery disease. Considering a high probability of lung cancer in this patient, computed tomography-guided transthoracic lung biopsy was performed by an experienced radiologist. A co-axial 18-gauge needle system(More)
A set of images in which a pacemaker lead replacement procedure was complicated by occlusion of the proximal subclavian vein is presented. However, this was not detected on venography performed before the procedure. Physicians should be aware of a more proximal occlusion of the subclavian vein while replacing pacemaker leads, even in cases with seemingly(More)
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