Joost Lumens


Professor Joost Lumens studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he obtained his MSc degree in Medical Engineering in 2005. He obtained his PhD degree in 2010 at Maastricht University (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Dept. of Physiology). During his PhD, he developed and validated a computational model of left-right ventricular interaction dynamics and applied it to study right ventricular failure in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. He continued his academic career as a post-doctoral fellow at the LIRYC Electrophysiology and Heart Modelling Institute of CHU de Bordeaux (France), where he combined computational, experimental and clinical data to unravel the working mechanisms of cardiac pacing therapies in the dyssynchronous failing heart.

Since 2012, he is working again at CARIM, where he leads the CircAdapt Research and Education team ( In 2021, he was appointed Professor of Computational Cardiology. His research team typically combines advanced computational modelling/simulation techniques with experimental and/or clinical data to gain mechanistic insight in cardiac diseases and their treatments. Importantly, translation of novel mechanistic insights into diagnostic, therapeutic and educational improvement is always pursued. Prof Joost Lumens received prestigious personal (Dutch Heart Foundation & NWO Vidi) and EU consortium funding (H2020 ERA-NET EraCoSysMed Joint Transnational Call 2015; ERA-CVD Joint Transnational Call 2018, coordinator of EMPATHY project; Marie Curie Intelligent Ultrasound, MARCIUS) for projects focussed on computational cardiac electro-mechanics and hemodynamics. He was the chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) working group on e-Cardiology (2018-2020) and serves as deputy editor of the European Heart Journal – Digital Health.

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: H3.362
T: +31(0)43 388 16 66

  • 2023
    • Weerts, J., Amin, H., Barandiarán Aizpurua, A., Gevaert, A. B., Handoko, M. L., Dauw, J., Tun, H. N., Rommel, K-P., Verbrugge, F. H., Kresoja, K-P., Sanders-van Wijk, S., Brunner-La Rocca, H-P., Bayés-Genís, A., Lumens, J., Knackstedt, C., & van Empel, V. P. M. (2023). Webtool to enhance the accuracy of diagnostic algorithms for HFpEF: a prospective cross-over study. Esc heart failure.
    • Buonocunto, M., Lyon, A., Delhaas, T., Heijman, J., & Lumens, J. (2023). Electrophysiological effects of stretch-activated ion channels: a systematic computational characterization. The Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication.
    • Kirkels, F. P., van Osta, N., Rootwelt-Norberg, C., Chivulescu, M., van Loon, T., Aabel, E. W., Castrini, A. I., Lie, Ø. H., Asselbergs, F. W., Delhaas, T., Cramer, M. J., Teske, A. J., Haugaa, K. H., & Lumens, J. (2023). Monitoring of Myocardial Involvement in Early Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Across the Age Spectrum. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 82(9), 785-797.
    • Beela, A. S., Manetti, C. A., Lyon, A., Prinzen, F. W., Delhaas, T., Herbots, L., & Lumens, J. (2023). Impact of Estimated Left Atrial Pressure on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Outcome. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(15), Article 4908.
    • Kirkels, F. P., Rootwelt-Norberg, C., Bosman, L. P., Aabel, E. W., Muller, S., Castrini, A. I., Taha, K., van Osta, N., Lie, Ø. H., Asselbergs, F. W., Lumens, J., Te Riele, A. S. J. M., Hasselberg, N. E., Cramer, M. J., Haugaa, K., & Teske, A. J. (2023). The added value of abnormal regional myocardial function for risk prediction in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. European heart journal. Cardiovascular Imaging, 1-9. Article jead174. Advance online publication.
    • van Mourik, M. J. W., Linz, D., Verwijs, H. J. A., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Weerts, J., Schotten, U., Rocca, H. B-L., Lumens, J., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Weijs, B., & Knackstedt, C. (2023). Evaluating subclinical left ventricular and left atrial dysfunction in idiopathic atrial fibrillation: A speckle-tracking based strain-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 383, 159-165. Advance online publication.
    • Munneke, A. G., Lumens, J., Arts, T., Prinzen, F. W., & Delhaas, T. (2023). Myocardial perfusion and flow reserve in the asynchronous heart: mechanistic insight from a computational model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 135(3), 489-499.
    • Meiburg, R., Rijks, J. H. J., Beela, A. S., Bressi, E., Grieco, D., Delhaas, T., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Prinzen, F. W., Vernooy, K., & Lumens, J. (2023). Comparison of novel ventricular pacing strategies using an electro-mechanical simulation platform. EP Europace, 25(6), 1-11. Article euad144.
    • Knackstedt, C., Schummers, G., Schroder, J., Marx, N., Lumens, J., Sanders-van Wijk, S., Ramaekers, B., Becker, M., van Empel, V., Brunner-La Rocca, H. P., & PsychEcho study group (2023). A graphical analysis of aspects contributing to the spreading of measurements of left ventricular function. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 39(5), 915-927. Advance online publication.
    • Hermans, A. N. L., Isaksen, J. L., Gawalko, M., Pluymaekers, N. A. H. A., van der Velden, R. M. J., Snippe, H., Evens, S., De Witte, G., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Manninger, M., Lumens, J., Kanters, J. K., & Linz, D. (2023). Accuracy of continuous photoplethysmography-based 1 min mean heart rate assessment during atrial fibrillation. EP Europace, 25(3), 835-844. Advance online publication.