Simon Schalla

Assistant Professor

Dr Simon Schalla is involved in clinical reading, teaching and research in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging since 1997. Focus of his research is imaging of cardiovascular disease using echocardiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Postgraduate medical training
1995 - 2006 1) University Hospital Ulm, 2) University Hospital Tübingen, 3) German Heart Institute Berlin/Charite, Humboldt University
2001 - 2003 Fellow of the German Cardiac Society at the University of California San Francisco, Cardiac MR Imaging

Positions
Since December 2003 Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Cardiology. Since 2014 also a shared appointment at the Departments of Cardiology and Radiology, Maastricht University Medical Center

Doctoral thesis
Biologisch-physikalische Charakterisierung der Strahlenqualität schneller Neutronen bei isozentrischer Bewegungsbestrahlung, Heidelberg, 26-10-1994

PhD-thesis
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance: A key to imaging cardiac function, Maastricht, 06-07-2015

Department of Cardiology
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
T: +31(0)43 387 70 93

  • 2021
    • Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Adriaans, B. P., Juffermans, J. F., van Assen, H. C., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Scholte, A. J. H. A., Kenjeres, S., Lamb, H. J., Wildberger, J. E., Westenberg, J. J. M., & Schalla, S. (2021). Characterization of Ascending Aortic Flow in Patients With Degenerative Aneurysms. Investigative Radiology, 56(8), 494-500. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000768
    • Luyten, P., Heuts, S., Cheriex, E., Olsthoorn, J. R., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Winkens, B., Roos-Hesselink, J. W., Nia, P. S., & Schalla, S. (2021). Mitral prolapsing volume is associated with increased cardiac dimensions in patients with mitral annular disjunction. Netherlands Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01575-6
    • Adriaans, B. P., Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Heuts, S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Westenberg, J. J. M., Lamb, H. J., Wildberger, J. E., & Schalla, S. (2021). Determining the optimal interval for imaging surveillance of ascending aortic aneurysms. Netherlands Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01564-9
    • van Cauteren, Y. J. M., Smulders, M. W., Theunissen, R. A. L. J., Gerretsen, S. C., Adriaans, B. P., Bijvoet, G. P., Mingels, A. M. A., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Schalla, S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Kim, R. J., Wildberger, J. E., Heijman, J., & Bekkers, S. C. A. M. (2021). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance accurately detects obstructive coronary artery disease in suspected non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: a sub-analysis of the CARMENTA Trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 23(1), [40]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-021-00723-6
  • 2020
    • van Hout, M. J., Scholte, A. J., Juffermans, J. F., Westenberg, J. J., Zhong, L., Zhou, X. H., Schalla, S. M., Hope, M. D., Bremerich, J., Kramer, C. M., Dewey, M., Ordovas, K. G., Bluemke, D. A., & Lamb, H. J. (2020). How to Measure the Aorta Using MRI: A Practical Guide. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 52(4), 971-977. [27183]. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.27183
    • Gulpen, A. J. W., van Dijk, J. K., Damen, N. L., ten Cate, H., Schalla, S., & Ten Cate-Hoek, A. J. (2020). Organisation of care for patients using direct oral anticoagulants. Netherlands Heart Journal, 28(9), 452-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-020-01436-8
    • Heuts, S., Adriaans, B. P., Rylski, B., Mihl, C., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Olsthoorn, J. R., Natour, E., Bouman, H., Berezowski, M., Kosiorowska, K., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., Wildberger, J., Schalla, S., & Sardari Nia, P. (2020). Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of maximal aortic diameter, length and volume for prediction of aortic dissection. Heart, 106(12), 892-897. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316251
    • Adriaans, B. P., Westenberg, J. J. M., van Cauteren, Y. J. M., Gerretsen, S., Elbaz, M. S. M., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Veenstra, L. F., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Wildberger, J. E., & Schalla, S. (2020). Clinical assessment of aortic valve stenosis: Comparison between 4D flow MRI and transthoracic echocardiography. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 51(2), 472-480. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.26847
  • 2019
    • Adriaans, B. P., Wildberger, J. E., Westenberg, J. J. M., Lamb, H. J., & Schalla, S. (2019). Predictive imaging for thoracic aortic dissection and rupture: moving beyond diameters. European Radiology, 29(12), 6396-6404. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06320-7
    • Smulders, M. W., Kietselaer, B. L. J. H., Wildberger, J. E., Dagnelie, P. C., Brunner-La Rocca, H-P., Mingels, A. M. A., van Cauteren, Y. J. M., Theunissen, R. A. L. J., Post, M. J., Schalla, S., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Das, M., Kim, R. J., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Bekkers, S. C. A. M. (2019). Initial Imaging-Guided Strategy Versus Routine Care in Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 74(20), 2466-2477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.09.027