Ben Hermans

Post doc

Dr Ben Hermans studied Medical Technology (Dutch: Biometrie) at the Zuyd University for Applied Sciences. After his graduation in 2009, he started to study Technical Medicine at the University of Twente in Enschede. In 2015 he obtained his Master’s degree after finishing his graduation internship at the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Cardiology. In September 2015, Ben started as a PhD candidate at the department of Biomedical Engineering under supervision of prof. Delhaas, prof. Pison (Hasselt University) and dr. Postema (Amsterdam UMC). During this time, he focused on improving the diagnosis of Long-QT Syndrome by advanced signal analyses of standard electrocardiograms. After obtaining his PhD in January 2020, Ben started as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physiology.

Currently, Ben is involved in several projects that focus on improving treatment and/or understanding of atrial fibrillation (AF) by studying electrophysiological properties of the atria. For example, by analysing invasive direct contact mapping data or by analysing non-invasive ECG-imaging. Specific projects of research include validating the use of non-invasive ECG-imaging for atrial arrhythmias or applying new innovative signal-analysis techniques on contact mapping data from AF patients to ultimately find new ablation targets for the treatment of AF.

Department of Physiology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: 3.108
T: +31(0)43 388 13 20

  • 2023
    • Neumann, B., Vink, A. S., Hermans, B. J. M., Lieve, K. V. V., Cömert, D., Beckmann, B-M., Clur, S-A. B., Blom, N. A., Delhaas, T., Wilde, A. A. M., Kääb, S., Postema, P. G., & Sinner, M. F. (2023). Manual versus Automatic Assessment of the QT-Interval and QTc. EP Europace, 1-12. Article euad213.
    • Ozgul, O., Hermans, B. JM., van Hunnik, A., Verheule, S., Schotten, U., Bonizzi, P., & Zeemering, S. (2023). High-density and high coverage composite mapping of repetitive atrial activation patterns. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 159, Article 106920.
    • Stoks, J., Hermans, B. M., Boukens, B. J. D., Holtackers, R. J., Gommers, S., Kaya, Y. S., Vernooy, K., Cluitmans, M. J. M., Volders, P. G. A., & ter Bekke, R. M. A. (2023). High-resolution structural-functional substrate-trigger characterization: Future roadmap for catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 10, Article 1112980.
  • 2022
    • Hermans, B. J. M., Weberndörfer, V., Bijvoet, G. P., Chaldoupi, S-M., & Linz, D. (2022). New concepts in atrial fibrillation pathophysiology. Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie, 33, 362-366. Advance online publication.
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Van De Walle, S., Maesen, B., Isaacs, A., Zeemering, S., Hermans, B., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., Schotten, U., & Bidar, E. (2022). Preoperative P-wave parameters and risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 20,201 patients. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 35(4), Article ivac220. Advance online publication.
    • Heines, S. J. H., van Bussel, B. C. T., Jong, M. J. A., Bennis, F. C., van Gassel, R. J. J., Groven, R. V. M., Heijnen, N. F. L., Hermans, B. J. M., Hounjet, R., van Koll, J., Mulder, M. M. G., van de Poll, M. C. G., van Rosmalen, F., Segers, R., Steyns, S., Strauch, U., Tas, J., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Kuijk, S. M. J., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2022). Pulmonary pathophysiology development of COVID-19 assessed by serial Electrical Impedance Tomography in the MaastrICCht cohort. Scientific Reports, 12(1), Article 14517.
    • de Veld, L., van der Lely, N., Hermans, B. J. M., van Hoof, J. J., Wong, L., & Vink, A. S. (2022). QTc prolongation in adolescents with acute alcohol intoxication. European Journal of Pediatrics, 181(7), 2757-2770. Advance online publication.
    • Verhaert, D. V. M., Linz, D., Chaldoupi, S. M., Westra, S. W., den Uijl, D. W., Philippens, S., Kerperien, M., Habibi, Z., Vorstermans, B., ter Bekke, R. M. A., Beukema, R. J., Evertz, R., Hemels, M. E. W., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Manusama, R., Lankveld, T. A. R., van der Heijden, C. A. J., Bidar, E., Hermans, B. M., ... Schotten, U. (2022). Rationale and Design of the ISOLATION Study: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study Identifying Predictors for Successful Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in an Integrated Clinical Care and Research Pathway. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, Article 879139.
    • Zink, M. D., Laureanti, R., Hermans, B. J. M., Pison, L., Verheule, S., Philippens, S., Pluymaekers, N., Vroomen, M., Hermans, A., van Hunnik, A., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Vernooy, K., Linz, D., Mainardi, L., Auricchio, A., Zeemering, S., & Schotten, U. (2022). Extended ECG Improves Classification of Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Based on P- and f-Waves. Frontiers in physiology, 13, Article 779826.
    • Van Steenkiste, G., Delhaas, T., Hermans, B., Vera, L., Decloedt, A., & van Loon, G. (2022). An Exploratory Study on Vectorcardiographic Identification of the Site of Origin of Focally Induced Premature Depolarizations in Horses, Part II: The Ventricles. Animals, 12(5), Article 550.