Uli Schotten


Professor Uli Schotten studied medicine at the universities of Aachen, Glasgow, and Valetta. After four years of training in cardiology at the University Hospital of Aachen, he joined the Department of Physiology at Maastricht University in 1998, first as a scholar of the Academy of Sciences of North-Rhine Westfalia and from 1999 on as a staff member of the department. He defended his thesis 'Mechanisms of Atrial Paralysis in Atrial Fibrillation' at Maastricht University in 2003, and received his habilitation in Experimental Cardiology at the University Hospital in Aachen in 2004. Since 2007, he is Principal Investigator at CARIM. In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology and became chairman of the Department of Physiology in 2019.

His research interests include cellular and integrated actions of antiarrhythmic drugs, the development of substrates for the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation, invasive and non-invasive quantification of the substrate of atrial fibrillation, interaction between atrial fibrillation and activation of the coagulation system, and three-dimensional computer models of atrial fibrillation. He is coordinator of the CVON network RACE V and PI in numerous national and international research networks. He was member of the European task force for the development of the ESC guidelines for management of atrial fibrillation in 2010, 2012, and 2016. Furthermore, he is member of the Executive Committee of the Network of Competence for Atrial Fibrillation (AFNET), co-founder of the Maastricht University spin-off company YourRhythmics BV, and acts as the chairman of the Strategic board of CARIM.

Department of Physiology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: 3.130
T: +31(0)43 388 12 00

  • 2023
    • Young, W. J., Haessler, J., Benjamins, J. W., Repetto, L., Yao, J., Isaacs, A., Harper, A. R., Ramirez, J., Garnier, S., van Duijvenboden, S., Baldassari, A. R., Concas, M. P., Duong, T. V., Foco, L., Isaksen, J. L., Mei, H., Noordam, R., Nursyifa, C., Richmond, A., ... Et al. (2023). Genetic architecture of spatial electrical biomarkers for cardiac arrhythmia and relationship with cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications, 14(1), Article 1411. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36997-w
    • Hermans, B. J. M., Bijvoet, G. P., Holtackers, R. J., Mihl, C., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Maesen, B., Vernooy, K., Linz, D., Chaldoupi, S. M., & Schotten, U. (2023). Multi-modal characterization of the left atrium by a fully automated integration of pre-procedural cardiac imaging and electro-anatomical mapping. IJC Heart and Vasculature, 49, Article 101276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2023.101276
    • Winters, J., Isaacs, A., Zeemering, S., Kawczynski, M., Maesen, B., Maessen, J., Bidar, E., Boukens, B., Hermans, B., van Hunnik, A., Casadei, B., Fabritz, L., Chua, W., Sommerfeld, L., Guasch, E., Mont, L., Batlle, M., Hatem, S., Kirchhof, P., ... Schotten, U. (2023). Heart Failure, Female Sex, and Atrial Fibrillation Are the Main Drivers of Human Atrial Cardiomyopathy: Results From the CATCH ME Consortium. Journal of the American Heart Association, 12(22), Article 031220. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.123.031220
    • Becher, N., Toennis, T., Bertaglia, E., Blomström-Lundqvist, C., Brandes, A., Cabanelas, N., Calvert, M., Camm, A. J., Chlouverakis, G., Dan, G-A., Dichtl, W., Diener, H. C., Fierenz, A., Goette, A., de Groot, J. R., Hermans, A. N. L., Lip, G. Y. H., Lubinski, A., Marijon, E., ... NOAH-AFNET 6 investigators (2023). Anticoagulation with edoxaban in patients with long Atrial High-Rate Episodes =24 hours. European Heart Journal, Article ehad771. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehad771
    • Haeusler, K. G., Eichner, F. A., Heuschmann, P. U., Fiebach, J. B., Engelhorn, T., Callans, D., De Potter, T., Debruyne, P., Scherr, D., Hindricks, G., Al-Khalidi, H. R., Mont, L., Kim, W. Y., Piccini, J. P., Schotten, U., Themistoclakis, S., Di Biase, L., & Kirchhof, P. (2023). Detection of brain lesions after catheter ablation depends on imaging criteria - Insights from AXAFA-AFNET 5 trial. EP Europace, Article euad323. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euad323
    • Chua, W., Cardoso, V. R., Guasch, E., Sinner, M. F., Al-Taie, C., Brady, P., Casadei, B., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Dudink, E. A. M. P., Hatem, S. N., Kääb, S., Kastner, P., Mont, L., Nehaj, F., Purmah, Y., Reyat, J. S., Schotten, U., Sommerfeld, L. C., Zeemering, S., ... Fabritz, L. (2023). An angiopoietin 2, FGF23, and BMP10 biomarker signature differentiates atrial fibrillation from other concomitant cardiovascular conditions. Scientific Reports, 13(1), Article 16743. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-42331-7
    • Carstensen, H., Nissen, S. D., Saljic, A., Hesselkilde, E. M., van Hunnik, A., Hohl, M., Sattler, S. M., Flogstad, C., Hopster-Iversen, C., Verheule, S., Bohm, M., Schotten, U., Jespersen, T., & Buhl, R. (2023). Long-Term Training Increases Atrial Fibrillation Sustainability in Standardbred Racehorses. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, 16(5), 1205-1219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12265-023-10378-6
    • Frausing, M. H. J. P., van de Lande, M. E., Maass, A. H., Nguyen, B. O., Hemels, M. E. W., Tieleman, R. G., Koldenhof, T., De Melis, M., Linz, D., Schotten, U., Weberndoerfer, V., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Van Gelder, I. C., Nielsen, J. C., & Rienstra, M. (2023). Brady- and tachyarrhythmias detected by continuous rhythm monitoring in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Heart, 109(17), 1286-1293. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2022-322253
    • Verhaert, D. V. M., Linz, D., Wassink, G. F., Weijs, B., Philippens, S., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Westra, S. W., Schotten, U., Vernooy, K., & den Uijl, D. W. (2023). A new efficient and integrated pathway for patient evaluation prior to atrial fibrillation ablation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(5), 498-505. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvac095
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2023.04.024