Water as a new tool for cardiac screening for chest pain2 March 2021
Patients with chest pain not caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries often do not know the cause of their symptoms. Scientists at the Radboudumc have successfully used a new technique to investigate other causes in the coronary arteries of the heart.
Centuries-old medicine reduces the risk of new cardiovascular disease in heart patients17 September 2020
Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug that has been used for gout for centuries, has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease in patients who have had a heart attack or are suffering from narrowed coronary arteries. Results of the study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Cardiac function in relation to myocardial injury in hospitalised patients with COVID-1916 July 2020
In Netherlands Heart Journal RIHS researcher Frederik van den Heuvel described that in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, while cardiac dysfunction occurs less often.
Jan Hein Cornel and Robert-Jan van Geuns appointed as full Professors of Cardiology18 June 2020
On 1 April, two new professors were added to the Cardiology department. Jan Hein Cornel has been named by special appointment as professor of Inflammation in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, and Robert-Jan van Geuns has been appointed as the new professor of Interventional Cardiology.
The effect of an invasive approach on final infarct size and clinical outcome up to 1 year24 September 2019
Niels van Royen published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, that patients with transient STEMI have limited infarction and well-preserved myocardial function in general, and delayed or immediate revascularization has no effect on functional outcome and clinical events up to 1 year.
More than 350 festival attendees learned CPR during the Lowlands Saves Lives trial26 August 2019
During the 2019 Lowlands music festival, the Lowlands Saves Lives trial was performed by the department of Cardiology. The study was a huge success as over 350 participants were randomized and learned to perform CPR.
The impact of Transradial Intervention (TRI) on digital hand perfusion29 April 2019
Niels van Royen, theme Vascular damage, and colleagues, investigated the effect of TRI on digital perfusion by laser doppler perfusion imaging. They concluded in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, that TRI is safe.
Coronary angiography after cardiac arrest without ST-segment elevation2 April 2019
Niels van Royen, theme Vascular damage, found out and published in NEJM, that among patients who had been successfully resuscitated after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and had no signs of STEMI, a strategy of immediate angiography was not found to be better than a strategy of delayed angiography.
Shorter treatment with blood thinners with new bioactive stent30 November 2017
The results show that after implantation of this stent, treatment duration of three months is not worse than the usual twelve months, says Harry Suryapranata, principal investigator of the study and professor of cardiology.