Uli Schotten

Professor

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

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvab370
    • Zeemering, S., Isaacs, A., Winters, J., Maesen, B., Bidar, E., Dimopoulou, C., Guasch, E., Batlle, M., Haase, D., Hatem, S. N., Kara, M., Kääb, S., Mont, L., Sinner, M. F., Wakili, R., Maessen, J., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Fabritz, L., Kirchhof, P., ... Schotten, U. (2022). Atrial fibrillation in the presence and absence of heart failure enhances expression of genes involved in cardiomyocyte structure, conduction properties, fibrosis, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. Heart Rhythm, 19(12), 2115-2124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.08.019
    • Cai, M., Schotten, U., Dobrev, D., & Heijman, J. (2022). Atrial fibrillation substrate development before, during and after cardiac surgery: Who is to blame for late post-operative atrial fibrillation?International Journal of Cardiology, 365, 44-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.07.027
    • D'Alessandro, E., Winters, J., van Nieuwenhoven, F. A., Schotten, U., & Verheule, S. (2022). The Complex Relation between Atrial Cardiomyopathy and Thrombogenesis. Cells, 11(19), [2963]. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11192963
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Van De Walle, S., Maesen, B., Isaacs, A., Zeemering, S., Hermans, B., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., Schotten, U., & Bidar, E. (2022). Preoperative P-wave parameters and risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 20,201 patients. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 35(4), [220]. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivac220
    • Young, W. J., Lahrouchi, N., Isaacs, A., Duong, T., Foco, L., Ahmed, F., Brody, J. A., Salman, R., Noordam, R., Benjamins, J-W., Haessler, J., Lyytikäinen, L-P., Repetto, L., Concas, M. P., van den Berg, M. E., Weiss, S., Baldassari, A. R., Bartz, T. M., Cook, J. P., ... Munroe, P. B. (2022). Genetic analyses of the electrocardiographic QT interval and its components identify additional loci and pathways. Nature Communications, 13(1), [5144]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32821-z
    • Gawałko, M., Agbaedeng, T. A., Saljic, A., Müller, D. N., Wilck, N., Schnabel, R., Penders, J., Rienstra, M., van Gelder, I., Jespersen, T., Schotten, U., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Kalman, J. M., Sanders, P., Nattel, S., Dobrev, D., & Linz, D. (2022). Gut microbiota, dysbiosis and atrial fibrillation. Arrhythmogenic mechanisms and potential clinical implications. Cardiovascular Research, 118(11), 2415-2427. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvab292
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.05.044
    • Maesen, B., Verheule, S., Zeemering, S., La Meir, M., Nijs, J., Lumeij, S., Lau, D. H., Granier, M., Crijns, H. J., Maessen, J. G., Dhein, S., & Schotten, U. (2022). Endomysial fibrosis, rather than overall connective tissue content, is the main determinant of conduction disturbances in human atrial fibrillation. EP Europace, 24(6), 1015-1024. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euac026
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Zeemering, S., Gilbers, M., Isaacs, A., Verheule, S., Zink, M. D., Maesen, B., Bramer, S., Van Gelder, I. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Schotten, U., & Bidar, E. (2022). New-onset perioperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients: transient trouble or persistent problem?-Authors' reply. EP Europace, 24(6), 1037-1037. [317]. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab317