Bram Kroon

Professor

Bram Kroon is Pprofessor of Vascular Medicine and Chair of the section of Vascular Medicine of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Maastricht UMC+, and since 2013 Principal Investigator for 'vascular complications of diabetes and hypertension' with a special focus on hypertension and arterial stiffening at CARIM. Bram (A.A.) Kroon (born Geleen, 1959) obtained an MD at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (1984). He was registered as internist in 1990 and obtained a PhD in 1996 (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen). In 2010, he accepted the position as Chair of the section of Vascular Medicine, a subdivision of the Department of Internal Medicine. In 2016, he was appointed Professor of Vascular Medicine. Nationwide, he holds the Chair of educational board for Vascular Medicine specialists and is member of the Concilium Medicinae Internae since 2015. He is a board member of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Working Group of Intervention Treatment of Hypertension and a member of the ESH Working Group of Hypertension and the Kidney.

Department of Internal Medicine
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
T: +31 (0)43 387 50 05 (4)

  • 2021
    • Veldhuizen, G. P., Alnazer, R. M., de Leeuw, P. W., & Kroon, A. A. (2021). The Effects of Verapamil, Hydralazine, and Doxazosin on Renin, Aldosterone, and the Ratio Thereof. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10557-021-07262-3
    • ESH Working Group on Device-Based Treatment of Hypertension (2021). European Society of Hypertension position paper on renal denervation 2021. Journal of Hypertension, 39(9), 1733-1741. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002933
    • De Clerck, E. E. B., Schouten, J. S. A. G., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Goezinne, F., Liesenborghs, I., Dagnelie, P. C., Schaper, N. C., Kroon, A. A., Henry, R. M. A., Reesink, K. D., Schram, M. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Webers, C. A. B. (2021). Vascular risk factors for optical coherence tomography-detected macular cysts: The Maastricht Study. Acta Ophthalmologica, 99(6), e860-e868. https://doi.org/10.1111/aos.14677
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Zhou, T. L., Henry, R. M. A., Houben, A. J. H. M., Kroon, A. A., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Schouten, J. S. A. G., Webers, C. A. B., Schram, M. T., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Schalkwijk, C. G., Koster, A., Savelberg, H. H. C. M., Schaper, N. C., Reesink, K. D., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Carotid stiffness is associated with retinal microvascular dysfunction- The Maastricht Study. Microcirculation, 28(6), [e12702]. https://doi.org/10.1111/micc.12702
    • Foreman, Y. D., van Doorn, W. P. T. M., Schaper, N. C., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Henry, R. M. A., Koster, A., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Wesselius, A., Reesink, K. D., Schram, M. T., Dagnelie, P. C., Kroon, A. A., Brouwers, M. C. G. J., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Greater daily glucose variability and lower time in range assessed with continuous glucose monitoring are associated with greater aortic stiffness: The Maastricht Study. Diabetologia, 64(8), 1880-1892. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-021-05474-8
    • Hoogeveen, R. M., Hanssen, N. M. J., Brouwer, J. R., Mosterd, A., Tack, C. J., Kroon, A. A., De Borst, G. J., Ten Berg, J., Van Trier, T., Van Lennep, J. R., Liem, A., Serne, E., Visseren, F. L. J., Cornel, J. H., Peters, R. J. G., Jukema, J. W., Stroes, E. S. G., & PANORAMA working group (2021). The challenge of choosing in cardiovascular risk management. Netherlands Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01599-y
    • Veugen, M. G. J., Linssen, P. B. C., Henry, R. M. A., Koster, A., Kroon, A. A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Brunner-La Rocca, H-P. (2021). Measures of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function and Cardiorespiratory Fitness According to Glucose Metabolism Status: The Maastricht Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 10(13), [020387]. https://doi.org/10.1161/jaha.120.020387
    • van den Kerkhof, M., Voorter, P. H. M., Canjels, L. P. W., de Jong, J. J. A., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Kroon, A. A., Jansen, J. F. A., & Backes, W. H. (2021). Time-efficient measurement of subtle blood-brain barrier leakage using a T-1 mapping MRI protocol at 7 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 85(5), 2761-2770. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.28629
    • Zhou, T. L., Kroon, A. A., Henry, R. M. A., Koster, A., Dagnelie, P. C., Bosma, H., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Schalkwijk, C. G., Wesselius, A., Reesink, K. D., Kohler, S., Schram, M. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & van Sloten, T. T. (2021). Exercise SBP response and incident depressive symptoms: The Maastricht Study. Journal of Hypertension, 39(3), 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002657
    • European/International FMD Registry and Initiative (FEIRI), & Working Group ‘Hypertension and the Kidney’ of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) (2021). The European/International Fibromuscular Dysplasia Registry and Initiative (FEIRI)-clinical phenotypes and their predictors based on a cohort of 1000 patients. Cardiovascular Research, 117(3), 950-959. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvaa102