Jos Maessen

Professor

Prof. Jos Maessen joined a young Maastricht University community in 1978 and stayed there after graduation in Medicine, obtaining his PhD, and being trained as a cardiothoracic surgeon, to become professor and chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic surgery as well as Principal Investigator in CARIM in 2005. From a rather non-academic clinical department, his group turned into an important clinical partner for basic scientists within CARIM initiating and supporting many translational research projects. Apart from delivering the best possible care his team is convinced that this approach is the best and shortest way to innovate the cardiac surgical profession. Crossing borders leads to new opportunities. Surgeons and electrophysiologists developed hybrid treatment modalities for AF treatment with better results and new research opportunities. Similarly, in reconstructive surgery of the aorta and mitral valve, combining treatment with virtual reality, modeling and experimental imaging, outcome improved and the results raised new hypotheses for basis research.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 3.C2.023
T: +31(0)43 387 11 25

  • 2022
    • van Herpt, T. T. W., Timmermans, S. A. M. E. G., van Mook, W. N. K. A., van Bussel, B. C. T., van der Horst, I. C. C., Maessen, J. G., Natour, E., van Paassen, P., & Heuts, S. (2022). Postsurgical Thrombotic Microangiopathy and Deregulated Complement. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(9), Article 2501. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11092501
    • van der Heijden, C. A. J., Verheule, S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Mihl, C., Poulina, L., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., Bidar, E., & Maesen, B. (2022). Postoperative atrial fibrillation and atrial epicardial fat: Is there a link?IJC Heart and Vasculature, 39, Article 100976. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2022.100976
    • Marcuse, F., Brandts, L., Moens, D., Damoiseaux, J., Hochstenbag, M., Hoeijmakers, J. G. J., Maessen, J. G., & De Baets, M. (2022). The association between anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody level and clinical improvement in myasthenia gravis. European Journal of Neurology, 29(4), 1187-1197. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.15238
    • de Loos, E. R., Daemen, J. H. T., Pennings, A. J., Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., Hulsewe, K. W. E., & Vissers, Y. L. J. (2022). Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum by the Nuss procedure: The learning curve. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 163(3), 828-837.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.154
    • Heuts, S., Makhoul, M., Mansouri, A. N., Taccone, F. S., Obeid, A., Belliato, M., Broman, L. M., Malfertheiner, M., Meani, P., Raffa, G. M., Delnoij, T., Maessen, J., Bolotin, G., & Lorusso, R. (2022). Defining and understanding the "extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation gap" in the veno-venous configuration: Timing and causes of death. Artificial Organs, 46(3), 349-361. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.14058
    • Maesen, B., van der Heijden, C. A. J., Bidar, E., Vos, R., Athanasiou, T., & Maessen, J. G. (2022). Patient-reported quality of life after stand-alone and concomitant arrhythmia surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 34(3), 339-348. Article 282. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivab282
    • Hendrix, R. H. J., Kurniawati, E. R., Schins, S. F. C., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2022). Dynamic oxygenator blood volume during prolonged extracorporeal life support. PLOS ONE, 17(2), Article e0263360. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263360
    • Ravaux, J. M., Van Kuijk, S. M. J., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., Bidar, E., Van't Hof, A. W., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Houterman, S., Maessen, J. G., Lorusso, R., & THI Registration Committee of The Netherlands Heart Registration (2022). Incidence and Predictors of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Procedures: Data of The Netherlands Heart Registration (NHR). Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(3), Article 560. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11030560
    • Bruninx, A., Scheenstra, B., Dekker, A., Maessen, J., Hof, A. V., Kietselaer, B., & Bermejo, I. (2022). Using clinical prediction models to personalise lifestyle interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention: A systematic literature review. Preventive Medicine Reports, 25, Article 101672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101672
    • Cornips, E. M. J., Maesen, B., Geskes, G., Maessen, J. G., Beuls, E. A. M., & Menovsky, T. (2022). T3-T4 Disc Herniations: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Transaxillary Approach. World Neurosurgery, 158, e984-e995. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.11.128
    • Heuts, S., Denessen, E. J. S., Daemen, J. H. T., Vroemen, W. H. M., Sels, J. W., Segers, P., Bekers, O., Hof, A. W. J. V., Maessen, J. G., van der Horst, I. C. C., & Mingels, A. M. A. (2022). Meta-Analysis Evaluating High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Kinetics after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Relation to the Current Definitions of Myocardial Infarction. American Journal of Cardiology, 163, 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.09.049
    • de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Rutten, M., Devos, M., Romano, M., Micali, L. R., Parise, G., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). Aortic flow below and visceral circulation during aortic counterpulsation: Evaluation of an in vitro model. Perfusion, 37(1), 69-77. Article 0267659120978641. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120978641
    • Scheenstra, B., Princée, A. M. A., Imkamp, M. S. V., Kietselaer, B., Ganushchak, Y. M., Van't Hof, A. W. J., & Maessen, J. G. (2022). Last-minute cancellation of adult patients scheduled for cardiothoracic surgery in a large Dutch tertiary care centre. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 61(1), 225-232. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezab246
    • Laven, I. E. W. G., Daemen, J. H. T., Jansen, Y. J. L., Janssen, N., Franssen, A. J. P. M., Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., van den Broek, F. J. C., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2022). Thoracic surgery in the Netherlands. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 14(10), 4173-4186. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-22-482
  • 2021
    • Tetta, C., Montrone, G., Longhi, A., Rocca, M., Londero, F., Parise, G., Parise, O., Maessen, J. G., Miceli, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Chemosensitivity of Lung Metastatic High-Grade Synovial Sarcoma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(24), Article 5956. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10245956
    • Bidar, E., Zeemering, S., Gilbers, M., Isaacs, A., Verheule, S., Zink, M. D., Maesen, B., Bramer, S., Kawczynski, M., Van Gelder, I. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., & Schotten, U. (2021). Clinical and electrophysiological predictors of device-detected new-onset atrial fibrillation during 3 years after cardiac surgery. EP Europace, 23(12), 1922-1930. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab136
    • Nijs, J., Vangelder, B., Tanaka, K., Gelsomino, S., Van Loo, I., La Meir, M., Maessen, J., & Kietselaer, B. L. J. H. (2021). Geometric characteristics of bicuspid aortic valves. JTCVS Techniques, 10, 200-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.08.032
    • Marcuse, F., Peeters, S., Herman, K., Vaassen, F., Van Elmpt, W., Maat, A. P. W. M., Praag, J., Billiet, C., Van Schil, P., Lambrecht, M., Van Raemdonck, D., Cao, K., Grigoroiu, M., Girard, N., Hochstenbag, M., Maessen, J., & De Ruysscher, D. (2021). Optimal delineation of the clinical target volume for thymomas in the post-resection setting: A multi-center study. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 165, 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.10.007
    • Ravaux, J. M., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., Kats, S., Mariani, S., Ronco, D., Dato, G. A., Simons, J., Van't Hof, A. W., Maessen, J. G., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve implantation using self-expandable, balloon-expandable, or mechanically expandable devices: a network meta-analysis. EP Europace, 23(12), 1998-2009. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab209
    • Suverein, M. M., Shaw, D., Lorusso, R., Delnoij, T. S. R., Essers, B., Weerwind, P. W., Townend, D., van de Poll, M. C. G., & Maessen, J. G. (2021). Ethics of ECPR research. Resuscitation, 169, 136-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.08.007
    • Lux, A., Veenstra, L. F., Kats, S., Dohmen, W., Maessen, J. G., Hof, A. W. J. V., & Maesen, B. (2021). Urgent transcatheter aortic valve implantation in an all-comer population: a single-centre experience. BMC Cardiovascular disorders, 21(1), Article 550. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-021-02347-1
    • Gandhi, S., Witten, A., De Majo, F., Gilbers, M., Maessen, J., Schotten, U., de Windt, L. J., & Stoll, M. (2021). Evolutionarily conserved transcriptional landscape of the heart defining the chamber specific physiology. Genomics, 113(6), 3782-3792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2021.09.002
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Gilbers, M., Van de Walle, S., Schalla, S., Crijns, H. J., Maessen, J. G., Schotten, U., Maesen, B., & Bidar, E. (2021). Role of pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography in predicting post-operative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. EP Europace, 23(11), 1731-1743. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab095
    • de Loos, E. R., Daemen, J. H. T., Coorens, N. A., Maessen, J. G., Vissers, Y. L. J., & Hulsewe, K. W. E. (2021). Sternal elevation by the crane technique during pectus excavatum repair: A quantitative analysis. JTCVS Techniques, 9, 167-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.05.028
    • Ravaux, J. M., Van Kuijk, S. M. J., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., Bidar, E., Mariani, S., Dato, G. A., Van't Hof, A. W., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Houterman, S., Maessen, J. G., Lorusso, R., & Cardiothoracic Surgery Registration Committee of the Netherlands Heart Registration (2021). Incidence and predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation after surgical aortic v alve replacement: Data of the Netherlands Heart Registration (NHR). Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 36(10), 3519-3527. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.15803
    • Makhoul, M., Heuts, S., Mansouri, A., Taccone, F. S., Obeid, A., Mirko, B., Broman, L. M., Malfertheiner, M. V., Meani, P., Raffa, G. M., Delnoij, T., Maessen, J., Bolotin, G., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Understanding the "extracorporeal membrane oxygenation gap" in veno-arterial configuration for adult patients: Timing and causes of death. Artificial Organs, 45(10), 1155-1167. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.14006
    • Matteucci, F., Maesen, B., De Asmundis, C., Bidar, E., Parise, G., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Comparison between biparietal bipolar and uniparietal bipolar radio frequency ablation techniques in a simultaneous procedural setting. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 61(3), 567-575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-020-00852-5
    • Scheenstra, B., Mohansingh, C., Bongers, B., Dahmen, S., Wouters, Y., Lenssen, T., Geerlings, P., Knols, H., van Kuijk, S., Kimman, M., Nieman, M., Maessen, J., van 't Hof, A., & Sardari Nia, P. (2021). Personalized teleprehabilitation in elective cardiac surgery: Personalized teleprehabilitation in elective cardiac surgery. European Heart Journal - Digital Health, 2(3), 477-486. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjdh/ztab041
    • Olsthoorn, J. R., Daemen, J. H. T., de Loos, E. R., Ter Woorst, J. F., van Straten, A. H. M., Maessen, J. G., Sardari Nia, P., & Heuts, S. (2021). Right Anterolateral Thoracotomy Versus Sternotomy for Resection of Benign Atrial Masses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 16(5), 426-433. Article 15569845211032230. https://doi.org/10.1177/15569845211032230
    • Maesen, B., Bidar, E., Luermans, J. G., & Maessen, J. G. (2021). Ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation: the added value of hybrid. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 60(2), 231-232. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezab170
    • Nia, P. S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Heuts, S., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Vainer, J., Streukens, S., Schalla, S., Segers, P., Barenbrug, P., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2021). Effect of a dedicated mitral heart team compared to a general heart team on survival: a retrospective, comparative, non-randomized interventional cohort study based on prospectively registered data. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 60(2), 263-273. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezab065
    • Willers, A., Arens, J., Mariani, S., Pels, H., Maessen, J. G., Hackeng, T. M., Lorusso, R., & Swol, J. (2021). New Trends, Advantages and Disadvantages in Anticoagulation and Coating Methods Used in Extracorporeal Life Support Devices. Membranes, 11(8), Article 617. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes11080617
    • Kurniawati, E. R., Rutjens, V. G. H., Vranken, N. P. A., Delnoij, T. S. R., Lorusso, R., van der Horst, I. C. C., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2021). Quality of life following adult veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a systematic review. Quality of Life Research, 30(8), 2123-2135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02834-0
    • Lozekoot, P. W. J., Daemen, J. H. T., Broek, R. R. V. D., Maessen, J. G., Gronenschild, M. H. M., Vissers, Y. L. J., Hulsewe, K. W. E., & Loos, E. R. D. (2021). Surgical mediastinal lymph node staging for non-small-cell lung carcinoma. Translational Lung Cancer Research, 10(8), 3645-3658. https://doi.org/10.21037/tlcr-21-364
    • Matteucci, F., Maesen, B., De Asmundis, C., Bidar, E., Micali, L., Parise, G., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Biparietal bidirectional bipolar radiofrequency in hybrid cardiac ablation: an in vitro evaluation. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 33(1), 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivab047
    • Poels, T. T., Engels, E. B., Kats, S., Veenstra, L., van Ommen, V., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., & Prinzen, F. W. (2021). Occurrence and Persistency of Conduction Disturbances during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Medicina-Lithuania, 57(7), Article 695. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57070695
    • Kowalewski, M., Zielinski, K., Brodie, D., MacLaren, G., Whitman, G., Raffa, G. M., Boeken, U., Shekar, K., Chen, Y.-S., Bermudez, C., D'Alessandro, D., Hou, X., Haft, J., Belohlavek, J., Dziembowska, I., Suwalski, P., Alexander, P., Barbaro, R. P., Gaudino, M., ... Lorusso, R. (2021). Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Postcardiotomy Shock-Analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry*. Critical Care Medicine, 49(7), 1107-1117. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000004922
    • Parikh, S., Ganizada, B., Debeij, G., Natour, E., Maessen, J., Spronck, B., Schurgers, L., Delhaas, T., Huberts, W., Bidar, E., & Reesink, K. (2021). Intra-Operative Video-Based Measurement of Biaxial Strains of the Ascending Thoracic Aorta. Biomedicines, 9(6), Article 670. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9060670
    • Marcuse, F., Rutten, M., Schreurs, R., Gietema, H. A., Theunissen, P., & Maessen, J. G. (2021). Symptomatic mediastinal mass in a 32-year-old male. Breathe, 17(2), Article 210029. https://doi.org/10.1183/20734735.0029-2021
    • Ravaux, J. M., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., Mariani, S., Ronco, D., Simons, J., Van't Hof, A. W., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Maessen, J. G., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Impact of Bundle Branch Block on Permanent Pacemaker Implantation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(12), Article 2719. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10122719
    • Ravaux, J., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., van 't Hof, A., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2021). One-year pacing dependency after pacemaker implantation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 6, 41-55.e15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjon.2021.02.002
    • Tetta, C., Rocca, M., Salone, M., Longhi, A., Ferrari, C., Londero, F., Parise, G., Parise, O., Giugliano, A., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Predictors of lung recurrence and disease-specific mortality after pulmonary metastasectomy for soft tissue sarcoma. Surgical Oncology, 37, Article 101532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suronc.2021.101532
    • Dudink, E. A. M. P., Bidar, E., Jacobs, J., van Hunnik, A., Zeemering, S., Weijs, B., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Maesen, B. A. E., Cheriex, E. C., Maessen, J. G., Hoorntje, J. C. A., Schotten, U., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Verheule, S. (2021). The relation between the atrial blood supply and the complexity of acute atrial fibrillation. IJC Heart & Vasculature, 34, Article 100794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2021.100794
    • Ronco, D., Matteucci, M., Ravaux, J. M., Marra, S., Torchio, F., Corazzari, C., Massimi, G., Beghi, C., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Definitive Treatment in Post-Infarction Ventricular Septal Rupture. Jacc-Cardiovascular Interventions, 14(10), 1053-1066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.02.046
    • de Loos, E. R., Andel, P. C. M., Daemen, J. H. T., Maessen, J. G., Hulsewe, K. W. E., & Vissers, Y. L. J. (2021). Safety and feasibility of rigid fixation by SternaLock Blu plates during the modified Ravitch procedure: a pilot study. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 13(5), 2952-2958. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-21-284
    • Poels, T. T., Stassen, R., Kats, S., Veenstra, L., van Ommen, V., Kietselaer, B., Houthuizen, P., Maessen, J. G., & Prinzen, F. W. (2021). Effective Distance between Aortic Valve and Conduction System Is an Independent Predictor of Persistent Left Bundle Branch Block during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Medicina-Lithuania, 57(5), Article 476. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57050476
    • Gilbers, M. D., Bidar, E., Maesen, B., Zeemering, S., Isaacs, A., Crijns, H., van Gelder, I., Rienstra, M., Verheule, S., Maessen, J., Stoll, M., & Schotten, U. (2021). Reappraisal of Atrial fibrillation: interaction between hyperCoagulability, Electrical remodelling and Vascular destabilisation in the progression of AF (RACE V) Tissue Bank Project: study design. Netherlands Heart Journal, 29(5), 280-287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01538-x
    • Ravaux, J. M., Di Mauro, M., Vernooy, K., Van't Hof, A. W., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Maessen, J. G., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Do Women Require Less Permanent Pacemaker After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation? A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. Journal of the American Heart Association, 10(7), Article 019429. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019429
    • Maesen, B., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Bidar, E., Chaldoupi, S.-M., Gelsomino, S., Maessen, J. G., Pison, L., & La Meir, M. (2021). A hybrid approach to complex arrhythmias. EP Europace, 23, ii28-ii33. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab027