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
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  • 2022
    • van der Velden, J., Asselbergs, F. W., Bakkers, J., Batkai, S., Bertrand, L., Bezzina, C. R., Bot, I., Brundel, B., Carrier, L., Chamuleau, S., Ciccarelli, M., Dawson, D., Davidson, S. M., Dendorfer, A., Duncker, D. J., Eschenhagen, T., Fabritz, L., Falcão-Pires, I., Ferdinandy, P., ... Thum, T. (2022). Animal models and animal-free innovations for cardiovascular research: current status and routes to be explored. Consensus document of the ESC working group on myocardial function and the ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart. Cardiovascular Research, 118(15), 3016-3051.
    • Guasti, L., Dilaveris, P., Mamas, M. A., Richter, D., Christodorescu, R., Lumens, J., Schuuring, M. J., Carugo, S., Afilalo, J., Ferrini, M., Asteggiano, R., & Cowie, M. R. (2022). Digital health in older adults for the prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases and frailty. A clinical consensus statement from the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice/Taskforce on Geriatric Cardiology, the ESC Digital Health Committee and the ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology. Esc heart failure, 9(5), 2808-2822.
    • Dilaveris, P. E., Antoniou, C. K., Caiani, E. G., Casado-Arroyo, R., Climent, A. Μ., Cluitmans, M., Cowie, M. R., Doehner, W., Guerra, F., Jensen, M. T., Kalarus, Z., Locati, E. T., Platonov, P., Simova, I., Schnabel, R. B., Schuuring, M., Tsivgoulis, G., & Lumens, J. (2022). ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology Position Paper: accuracy and reliability of electrocardiogram monitoring in the detection of atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke patients : In collaboration with the Council on Stroke, the European Heart Rhythm Association, and the Digital Health Committee. European Heart Journal - Digital Health, 3(3), 341-358.
    • Van Mourik, M. J. W., Arita, V. A., Lyon, A., Lumens, J., De With, R. R., van Melle, J. P., Schotten, U., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Van Gelder, I. C., Rienstra, M., & Linz, D. K. (2022). Association between comorbidities and left and right atrial dysfunction in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Analysis of AF-RISK. International Journal of Cardiology, 360, 29-35.
    • Bouwmeester, S., van Loon, T., Ploeg, M., Mast, T. P., Verzaal, N. J., van Middendorp, L. B., Strik, M., van Nieuwenhoven, F. A., Dekker, L. R., Prinzen, F. W., Lumens, J., & Houthuizen, P. (2022). Left atrial remodeling in mitral regurgitation: A combined experimental-computational study. PLOS ONE, 17(7), [e0271588].
    • Rijks, J., Luermans, J., Heckman, L., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Prinzen, F., Lumens, J., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Physiology of Left Ventricular Septal Pacing and Left Bundle Branch Pacing. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 14(2), 181-189.
    • Koopsen, T., Van Osta, N., Van Loon, T., Van Nieuwenhoven, F. A., Prinzen, F. W., Van Klarenbosch, B. R., Kirkels, F. P., Teske, A. J., Vernooy, K., Delhaas, T., & Lumens, J. (2022). A Lumped Two-Compartment Model for Simulation of Ventricular Pump and Tissue Mechanics in Ischemic Heart Disease. Frontiers in physiology, 13, 782592. [782592].
    • Salden, F. C. W. M., Prinzen, F. W., Lumens, J., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Atrioventricular dromotropathy: an important substrate for complete resynchronization therapy-Authors' reply. EP Europace, 24(5), 868-869.
    • Salden, F. C. W. M., Huntjens, P. R., Schreurs, R., Willemen, E., Kuiper, M., Wouters, P., Maessen, J. G., Bordachar, P., Delhaas, T., Luermans, J., Meine, M., Allaart, C. P., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Prinzen, F. W., Lumens, J., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Pacing therapy for atrioventricular dromotropathy: a combined computational-experimental-clinical study. EP Europace, 24(5), 784-795.
    • Ribeiro, J. M., Astudillo, P., de Backer, O., Budde, R., Nuis, R. J., Goudzwaard, J., Van Mieghem, N. M., Lumens, J., Mortier, P., Mattace-Raso, F., Boersma, E., Cummins, P., Bruining, N., & de Jaegere, P. P. (2022). Artificial Intelligence and Transcatheter Interventions for Structural Heart Disease: A glance at the (near) future. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, 32(3), 153-159.