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

  • 2020
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.120.008727
    • Salden, F., Luermans, J. G., Van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Allaart, C. P., Meine, M., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2020). Improving atrioventricular coupling in heart failure patients with PR prolongation, the ReachPR Trial. European Heart Journal, 41, 1036-1036.
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12624
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2019.10.009
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2019.11.018
    • Plesinger, F., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Smisek, R., Halamek, J., Jurak, P., Maass, A. H., Meine, M., Vernooy, K., & Prinzen, F. W. (2020). Fully automated QRS area measurement for predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Journal of Electrocardiology, 63, 159-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2019.07.003
  • 2019
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Vanbelle, S., ter Horst, I. A. H., Luermans, J. G., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., Auricchio, A., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2019). Large variability in clinical judgement and definitions of left bundle branch block to identify candidates for cardiac resynchronisation therapy. International Journal of Cardiology, 286, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.051
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., ter Horst, I., Kloosterman, M., Engels, E. B., Rienstra, M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Vos, M. A., van Gelder, I. C., Prinzen, F. W., Meine, M., Maass, A., & Vernooy, K. (2019). Response to Letter From Vereckei Regarding, "QRS Area Is a Strong Determinant of Outcome in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy". Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 12(4), [007297]. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007297
  • 2018
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., ter Horst, I., Kloosterman, M., Engels, E. B., Rienstra, M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Vos, M. A., van Gelder, I. C., Prinzen, F. W., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., & Vernooy, K. (2018). QRS Area Is a Strong Determinant of Outcome in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 11(12), [006497]. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006497
    • Caputo, M. L., van Stipdonk, A., Illner, A., D'Ambrosio, G., Regoli, F., Conte, G., Moccetti, T., Klersy, C., Prinzen, F. W., Vernooy, K., & Auricchio, A. (2018). The definition of left bundle branch block influences the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. International Journal of Cardiology, 269, 165-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.060
    • Engels, E. B., Mafi-Rad, M., Hermans, B. J. M., Aranda, A., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Rienstra, M., Scheerder, C. O. S., Maass, A. H., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2018). Tailoring device settings in cardiac resynchronization therapy using electrograms from pacing electrodes. EP Europace, 20(7), 1146-1153. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/eux208
  • 2016
    • Engels, E. B., Mafi-Rad, M., van Stipdonk, T., Vernooy, K., & Prinzen, F. W. (2016). Why QRS Duration Should Be Replaced by Better Measures of Electrical Activation to Improve Patient Selection for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, 9(4), 257-265. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12265-016-9693-1
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Rad, M. M., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Crijns, H. J., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2016). Identifying delayed left ventricular lateral wall activation in patients with non-specific intraventricular conduction delay using coronary venous electroanatomical mapping. Netherlands Heart Journal, 24(1), 58-65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-015-0777-3