Twan van Stipdonk

Post doc

Dr Twan van Stipdonk studied medicine at the Maastricht University. After finishing his general medicine study, he went on to do his training in clinical cardiology. During his clinical training, he worked on the Dutch guideline for cardiac rehabilitation (2011), and later he started his PhD in the field of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy. Under the guidance of Prof. Frits Prinzen, Prof. Harry Crijns and Dr Kevin Vernooy, he finished his PhD in 2019. He currently works as a fellow in heart failure and devices at the Department of Cardiology of Maastricht UMC+.

Dr Twan van Stipdonk currently works as a clinician in the field of heart failure and cardiac devices. Crossing the borders of electrophysiology and heart failure, the field of electrical management of heart failure is the focus of his research in the team of his (co)promotors.


Department of Cardiology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: Cardiology department level 3
T: +31(0)43 387 71 19

  • 2021
    • Dural, M., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Salden, F. C. W. M., Ter Horst, I., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., Kloosterman, M., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Association of ECG characteristics with clinical and echocardiographic outcome to CRT in a non-LBBB patient population. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 62(1), 9-19.
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Schretlen, S., Dohmen, W., Brunner-LaRocca, H. P., Knackstedt, C., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Development and implementation of a cardiac resynchronisation therapy care pathway: improved process and reduced resource use. BMJ Open Quality, 10(1), [e001072].
    • Ghossein, M. A., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Plesinger, F., Kloosterman, M., Wouters, P. C., Salden, O. A. E., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Reduction in the QRS area after cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with survival and echocardiographic response. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 32(3), 813-822.
    • Heckman, L. I. B., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Curila, K., Van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Westra, S., Smisek, R., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Comparing Ventricular Synchrony in Left Bundle Branch and Left Ventricular Septal Pacing in Pacemaker Patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(4), [822].
    • Salden, O. A. E., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., den Ruijter, H. M., Cramer, M. J., Kloosterman, M., Rienstra, M., Maass, A. H., Prinzen, F. W., Vernooy, K., & Meine, M. (2021). Heart Size Corrected Electrical Dyssynchrony and Its Impact on Sex-Specific Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 14(1).
  • 2020
    • Heckman, L., Vijayaraman, P., Luermans, J., Stipdonk, A. M. W., Salden, F., Maass, A. H., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2020). Novel bradycardia pacing strategies. Heart, 106(24), 1883-1889.
    • Verdonschot, J. A. J., Merken, J. J., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Pliger, P., Derks, K. W. J., Wang, P., Henkens, M. T. H. M., van Paassen, P., Hamid, M. A. A., van Empel, V. P. M., Knackstedt, C., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Brunner-La Rocca, H-P., Brunner, H. G., Poelzl, G., Vernooy, K., Heymans, S. R. B., & Hazebroek, M. R. (2020). Cardiac Inflammation Impedes Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients With Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 13(11), 1311-1320. [008727].
    • Kloosterman, M., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., ter Horst, I., Rienstra, M., Van Gelder, I. C., Vos, M. A., Prinzen, F. W., Meine, M., Vernooy, K., & Maass, A. H. (2020). Association between heart failure aetiology and magnitude of echocardiographic remodelling and outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Esc heart failure, 7(2), 645-653.
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Hoogland, R., Ter Horst, I., Kloosterman, M., Vanbelle, S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Prinzen, F. W., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., & Vernooy, K. (2020). Evaluating Electrocardiography-Based Identification of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Responders Beyond Current Left Bundle Branch Block Definitions. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 6(2), 193-203.
    • Salden, O. A. E., Vernooy, K., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Cramer, M. J., Prinzen, F. W., & Meine, M. (2020). Strategies to Improve Selection of Patients Without Typical Left Bundle Branch Block for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 6(2), 129-142.