Thomas Van Sloten

Post doc

Dr Thomas van Sloten studied Medicine at Maastricht University and Clinical Epidemiology at VU University Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. The focus of his research is the role of primordial prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and the contribution of vascular dysfunction to brain diseases (stroke, dementia, depression).

He did his PhD research under supervision of Prof. Coen Stehouwer at the Department of Internal Medicine of Maastricht UMC+, within CARIM. During his PhD project, Thomas also worked at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, under supervision of Dr Launer and Dr Mitchell. Recently, he did a post-doctoral research fellowship at INSERM U970, Cardiovascular Research Center, Paris, France, under supervision of Dr Empana, Prof. Boutouyrie and Prof. Laurent.

Currently, Thomas works as a resident internal medicine and post-doctoral researcher at Maastricht UMC+. In 2018, Thomas was awarded a Veni grant by the Dutch Research Council NWO talent scheme and Dr. Dekker clinical scientist grant by the Dutch Heart Foundation. Using this grants, Thomas investigates the role of microvascular dysfunction in the development of depression in individuals with and without cardiovascular disease.

Department of Internal Medicine
Randwycksingel 35, 6229 EG Maastrichtl
T: +31(0)621 214 590

  • 2020
    • Lisan, Q., van Sloten, T., Climie, R. E., Boutouyrie, P., Guibout, C., Thomas, F., Danchin, N., Jouven, X., & Empana, J-P. (2020). Sleep apnoea is associated with hearing impairment: The Paris prospective study 3. Clinical Otolaryngology, 45(5), 681-686. https://doi.org/10.1111/coa.13557
    • Geraets, A. F. J., van Agtmaal, M. J. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Sörensen, B. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Webers, C. A. B., Schaper, N. C., Henry, R. M. A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Koster, A., van Sloten, T. T., Köhler, S., Schram, M. T., & Houben, A. J. H. M. (2020). Association of Markers of Microvascular Dysfunction With Prevalent and Incident Depressive Symptoms: The Maastricht Study. Hypertension, 76(2), 342-349. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.15260
    • Zhou, T. L., Rensma, S. P., van der Heide, F. C. T., Henry, R. M. A., Kroon, A. A., Houben, A. J. H. M., Jansen, J. F. A., Backes, W. H., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Schouten, J. S. A. G., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Dagnelie, P. C., Webers, C. A. B., Schram, M. T., Schalkwijk, C. G., van Sloten, T. T., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2020). Blood pressure variability and microvascular dysfunction: the Maastricht Study. Journal of Hypertension, 38(8), 1541-1550. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002444
    • Rensma, S. P., van Sloten, T. T., Ding, J., Sigurdsson, S., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Gudnason, V., & Launer, L. J. (2020). Type 2 Diabetes, Change in Depressive Symptoms Over Time, and Cerebral Small Vessel Disease: Longitudinal Data of the AGES-Reykjavik Study. Diabetes Care, 43(8), 1781-1787. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-2437
    • Rensma, S. P., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Van Boxtel, M. P. J., Houben, A. J. H. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Jansen, J. F. A., Schalkwijk, C. G., Verhey, F. R. J., Kroon, A. A., Henry, R. M. A., Backes, W. H., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Bosma, H., Köhler, S., Reesink, K. D., Schram, M. T., & van Sloten, T. T. (2020). Associations of Arterial Stiffness With Cognitive Performance, and the Role of Microvascular Dysfunction: The Maastricht Study. Hypertension, 75(6), 1607-1614. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.14307
    • Vulser, H., Lemogne, C., Boutouyrie, P., Cote, F., Perier, M-C., Van Sloten, T., Hoertel, N., Danchin, N., Limosin, F., Jouven, X., & Empana, J-P. (2020). Depression, antidepressants and low hemoglobin level in the Paris Prospective Study III: A cross-sectional analysis. Preventive Medicine, 135, [106050]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106050
    • van Sloten, T. T., Sedaghat, S., Carnethon, M. R., Launer, L. J., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2020). Cerebral microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes: stroke, cognitive dysfunction, and depression. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 8(4), 325-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30405-X
    • Rensma, S. P., van Sloten, T. T., Houben, A. J. H. M., Koehler, S., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Jansen, J. F. A., Verhey, F. R. J., Kroon, A. A., Koster, A., Backes, W. H., Schaper, N., Dinant, G-J., Schalkwijk, C. G., Henry, R. M. A., Wolfs, E. M. L., van Heumen, M. J. A., Schram, M. T., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2020). Microvascular Dysfunction Is Associated With Worse Cognitive Performance The Maastricht Study. Hypertension, 75(1), 237-245. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13023
  • 2019
    • Climie, R. E., Boutouyrie, P., Perier, M-C., Chaussade, E., Plichart, M., Offredo, L., Guibout, C., van Sloten, T. T., Thomas, F., Pannier, B., Sharman, J. E., Laurent, S., Jouven, X., & Empana, J-P. (2019). Association Between Occupational, Sport, and Leisure Related Physical Activity and Baroreflex Sensitivity The Paris Prospective Study III. Hypertension, 74(6), 1476-1483. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13461
    • Lisan, Q., van Sloten, T. T., Lemogne, C., Offredo, L., Climie, R. E., Boutouyrie, P., Guibout, C., Thomas, F., Danchin, N., Jouven, X., & Empana, J-P. (2019). Association of Hearing Impairment with Incident Depressive Symptoms: A Community-Based Prospective Study. American Journal of Medicine, 132(12), 1441-1449.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.05.039