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

  • 2021
    • Kowalewski, M., Zielinski, K., Gozdek, M., Raffa, G. M., Pilato, M., Alanazi, M., Gilbers, M., Heuts, S., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Driessen, R., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Pasierski, M., Meani, P., Maessen, J., ... Lorusso, R. (2021). Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Life Support in Heart Transplant and Ventricle Assist Device Centres. Meta-analysis. Esc heart failure, 8(2), 1064-1075. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.13080
    • van Rosmalen, F., Maesen, B., van Hunnik, A., Hermans, B. J. M., Bonizzi, P., Bidar, E., Nijs, J., Maessen, J. G., Verheule, S., Delhaas, T., Schotten, U., & Zeemering, S. (2021). Incidence, prevalence, and trajectories of repetitive conduction patterns in human atrial fibrillation. EP Europace, 23(Supplement_1), i123-i132. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euaa403
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Loonen, T. G. J., Verhulst, A. C., Maal, T. J. J., Maessen, J. G., Vissers, Y. L. J., Hulsewe, K. W. E., & de Loos, E. R. (2021). Three-Dimensional Imaging of the Chest Wall: A Comparison Between Three Different Imaging Systems. Journal of Surgical Research, 259, 332-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.09.027
    • Marcuse, F., Hochstenbag, M., Hoeijmakers, J. G. J., Hamid, M. A., Damoiseaux, J., Maessen, J., & De Baets, M. (2021). Subclinical myasthenia gravis in thymomas. Lung Cancer, 152, 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2020.12.010
    • Coco, V. L., Piero, M. E. D., Massimi, G., Chiarini, G., Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation: a review of the literature. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 13(2), 1256-1269. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-20-2228
    • Man, J., Maessen, J., & Nia, P. S. (2021). The development of a flexible heart model for simulation-based training. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 32(2), 182-187. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivaa260
    • Kowalewski, M., Zielinski, K., Raffa, G. M., Meani, P., Lo Coco, V., Jiritano, F., Fina, D., Matteucci, M., Chiarini, G., Willers, A., Simons, J., Suwalski, P., Gaudino, M., Di Mauro, M., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Mortality Predictors in Elderly Patients With Cardiogenic Shock on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Life Support. Analysis From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry*. Critical Care Medicine, 49(1), 7-18. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000004695
    • Simons, J., Suverein, M., van Mook, W., Caliskan, K., Soliman, O., van de Poll, M., Delnoij, T., Maessen, J., Mees, B., & Lorusso, R. (2021). Do-(Not-)Mechanical-Circulatory-Support Orders: Should We Ask All Cardiac Surgery Patients for Informed Consent for Post-Cardiotomy Extracorporeal Life Circulatory Support?Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(3), Article 383. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10030383
    • Matteucci, F., Maesen, B., De Asmundis, C., Parise, G., Micali, L. R., Tuijthof, G., Gerits, P., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). New Biparietal Bipolar Catheter Prototype for Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 16(2), 181-187. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556984520981025
    • Tetta, C., Carpenzano, M., Algargoush, A. T. J., Algargoosh, M., Londero, F., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Non-surgical Treatments for Lung Metastases in Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). Current Medical Imaging Reviews, 17(2), 261-275. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573405616999200819165709
    • Schretlen, S., Hoefsmit, P., Kats, S., van Merode, G., Maessen, J., & Zandbergen, R. (2021). Reducing surgical cancellations: a successful application of Lean Six Sigma in healthcare. BMJ Open Quality, 10(3), Article e001342. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001342
  • 2020
    • Londero, F., Parise, O., Grossi, W., Morelli, A., Masullo, G., Bartoletti, M., Tetta, C., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Role of Obesity in Early and Long-Term Outcomes after Surgical Excision of Lung Oligometastases from Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(11), Article 3566. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9113566
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Loonen, T. G. J., Coorens, N. A., Maessen, J. G., Maal, T. J. J., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). Photographic documentation and severity quantification of pectus excavatum through three-dimensional optical surface imaging. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 43(4), 190-197. https://doi.org/10.1080/17453054.2020.1784711
    • Daemen, J. H. T., de Loos, E. R., Vissers, Y. L. J., Bakens, M. J. A. M., Maessen, J. G., & Hulsewe, K. W. E. (2020). Intercostal nerve cryoablation versus thoracic epidural for postoperative analgesia following pectus excavatum repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 31(4), 486-498. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivaa151
    • Londero, F., Grossi, W., Parise, O., Cinel, J., Parise, G., Masullo, G., Tetta, C., Micali, L. R., Mauro, E., Morelli, A., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Impact of Preoperative Inflammatory Markers on the Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Oligometastases. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(10), Article 3378. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103378
    • Daemen, J. H. T., van den Broek, R. A. M., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Maessen, J. G., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). The learning curve of video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy for staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 31(4), 527-535. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivaa146
    • Fina, D., Matteucci, M., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Lo Coco, V., Kowalewski, M., Maessen, J., Guazzi, M., Ballotta, A., Ranucci, M., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without therapeutic anticoagulation in adults: A systematic review of the current literature. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 43(9), 570-578. https://doi.org/10.1177/0391398820904372
    • Ganushchak, Y. M., Korver, E. P. J., & Maessen, J. G. (2020). Is there a "safe" suction pressure in the venous line of extracorporeal circulation system?Perfusion, 35(6), 521-528. Article 0267659120936453. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120936453
    • Suverein, M. M., Delnoij, T. S. R., Lorusso, R., Bol, M. E., Weerwind, P. W., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Maessen, J. G., & van de Poll, M. C. G. (2020). National and reporting differences of pre-hospital factors in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation studies. Netherlands Journal of Critical Care, 28(4), 154-161. https://njcc.nl/artikel/3404
    • Matteucci, F., Maesen, B., Vernooy, K., De Asmundis, C., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). One-Stage Versus Sequential Hybrid Radiofrequency Ablation: An In Vitro Evaluation. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 15(4), 338-345. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556984520930070
    • Mariani, S., Napp, L. C., Lo Coco, V., Delnoij, T. S. R., Luermans, J. G. L. M., ter Bekke, R. M. A., Timmermans, C., Li, T., Dogan, G., Schmitto, J. D., Maessen, J., Maesen, B., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Mechanical circulatory support for life -threatening arrhythmia: A systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 308, 42-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.03.045
    • Heuts, S., Adriaans, B. P., Rylski, B., Mihl, C., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Olsthoorn, J. R., Natour, E., Bouman, H., Berezowski, M., Kosiorowska, K., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., Wildberger, J., Schalla, S., & Sardari Nia, P. (2020). Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of maximal aortic diameter, length and volume for prediction of aortic dissection. Heart, 106(12), 892-897. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316251
    • Londero, F., Grossi, W., Morelli, A., Parise, O., Masullo, G., Tetta, C., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Surgery versus stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of pulmonary metastases. A systematic review of literature. Future Science OA, 6(5), Article FSO471. https://doi.org/10.2144/fsoa-2019-0120
    • Matteucci, M., Kowalewski, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Raffa, G. M., Aldobayyan, I., Beghi, C., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Extracorporeal life support for phaeochromocytoma-induced cardiogenic shock: a systematic review. Perfusion, 35, 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120908413
    • Ganushchak, Y. M., Kurniawati, E. R., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2020). Peripheral cannulae selection for veno-arterial extracorporeal life support: a paradox. Perfusion, 35(4), 331-337. Article 0267659119885586. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659119885586
    • Tetta, C., Londero, F., Micali, L. R., Parise, G., Algargoush, A. T., Algargoosh, M., Albisinni, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Versus Metastasectomy in Patients With Pulmonary Metastases From Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Clinical Oncology, 32(5), 303-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2020.01.005
    • Sardari Nia, P., Heuts, S., Daemen, J. H. T., Olsthoorn, J. R., Chitwood, W. R., & Maessen, J. G. (2020). The EACTS simulation-based training course for endoscopic mitral valve repair: an air-pilot training concept in action. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 30(5), 691-698. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivz323
    • van Middendorp, L. B., Franssen, S., Gillissen, S., Maessen, J. G., Hulsew, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy is a safe approach in patients with empyema requiring surgery. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 12(4), 1460-1466. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2020.02.29
    • Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G., Zielinski, K., Meani, P., Alanazi, M., Gilbers, M., Heuts, S., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Driessen, R., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Maessen, J., Suwalski, P., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Baseline surgical status and short-term mortality after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for post-cardiotomy shock: a meta-analysis. Perfusion, 35(3), 246-254. Article 0267659119865122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659119865122
    • Tetta, C., Giugliano, A., Tonetti, L., Rocca, M., Longhi, A., Londero, F., Parise, G., Parise, O., Micali, L. R., La Meir, M., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Clinical and Radiologic Features Together Better Predict Lung Nodule Malignancy in Patients with Soft-Tissue Sarcoma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(4), Article 1209. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9041209
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Loonen, T. G. J., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Maessen, J. G., Maal, T. J. J., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). Optical imaging versus CT and plain radiography to quantify pectus severity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 12(4), 1475-1487. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2020.02.31
    • Gharaviri, A., Bidar, E., Potse, M., Zeemering, S., Verheule, S., Pezzuto, S., Krause, R., Maessen, J. G., Auricchio, A., & Schotten, U. (2020). Epicardial Fibrosis Explains Increased Endo-Epicardial Dissociation and Epicardial Breakthroughs in Human Atrial Fibrillation. Frontiers in physiology, 11, Article 68. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00068
    • Vranken, N. P. A., Lindelauf, A. A. M. A., Simons, A. P., Aries, M. J. H., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2020). Cerebral and Limb Tissue Oxygenation During Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Life Support. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 35(2), 179-186. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885066617735270
    • Londero, F., Castriotta, L., Grossi, W., Masullo, G., Morelli, A., Tetta, C., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). VATS-US1: Thoracoscopic ultrasonography for the identification of nodules during lung metastasectomy. Future Oncology, 16(5), 85-89. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2019-0608
    • Olsthoorn, J. R., Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., & Sardari Nia, P. (2020). Reply to Kim and Choi. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 57(2), 409. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezz154
    • Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G. M., Zielinski, K., Alanazi, M., Gilbers, M., Heuts, S., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Driessen, R., Sels, J.-W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Meani, P., Maessen, J., Suwalski, P., & Lorusso, R. (2020). The impact of Centre's heart transplant status and volume on in-hospital outcomes following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock: a meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovascular disorders, 20(1), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-01317-y
    • de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Tetta, C., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Superior mesenteric flow pattern during counterpulsation: is simply a shorter balloon the solution for visceral hypoperfusion?Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 30(1), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivz230
    • Vroomen, M., Maesen, B., Luermans, J. L., Maessen, J. G., Crijns, H. J., La Meir, M., & Pison, L. (2020). Epicardial and Endocardial Validation of Conduction Block After Thoracoscopic Epicardial Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 15(6), 525-531. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556984520956314
  • 2019
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Maessen, J. G., Gronenschild, M. H. M., Bootsma, G. P., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. J. L., & de Loos, E. R. (2019). Chest tube drainage versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for a first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 56(5), 819-829. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezz116
    • Londero, F., Morelli, A., Parise, O., Grossi, W., Crestale, S., Tetta, C., Johnson, D. M., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Lymphadenectomy during pulmonary metastasectomy: Impact on survival and recurrence. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 120(4), 768-778. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25635
    • Bousema, J. E., van Dorp, M., Hoeijmakers, F., Huijbregts, I. A., Barlo, N. P., Bootsma, G. P., van Boven, W. P., Claessens, N. J. M., Dingemans, A.-M. C., Hanselaar, W. E., Kortekaas, R. T. J., Lardenoije, J.-W. H. P., Maessen, J. G., Schreurs, W. H., Vissers, Y., Youssef-El Soud, M., Dijkgraaf, M. G. W., Annema, J. T., & van den Broek, F. J. C. (2019). Guideline adherence of mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: A multicentre retrospective analysis. Lung Cancer, 134, 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2019.05.031
    • Deliaert, A. E. K., Mermans, J. F., Schop, S. J., Dormaar, T. S., Heerdt, E. M., Xanthoulea, S. A., Maessen, J. G., van den Kerckhove, E., & van Der Hulst, R. R. W. J. (2019). The Effect of Smoking on Sternal Scar Healing: A Prospective Cohort Study. Wounds-A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, 31(8), 200-204. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31184995/
    • Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Meani, P., Follis, F., Martucci, G., Arcadipane, A., Pilato, M., Maessen, J., Lorusso, R., & ECMO in TAVI Investigators Group (ETIG) (2019). In-hospital outcomes after emergency or prophylactic veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a comprehensive review of the literature. Perfusion, 34(5), 354-363. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659118816555
    • Vroomen, M., Olsthoorn, J. R., Maesen, B., L'Espoir, V., La Meir, M., Das, M., Maessen, J. G., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Verheule, S., & Pison, L. (2019). Quantification of epicardial adipose tissue in patients undergoing hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 56(1), 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy472
    • Vroomen, M., La Meir, M., Maesen, B., Luermans, J. G. L., Vernooy, K., Essers, B., de Greef, B. T. A., Maessen, J. G., Crijns, H. J., & Pison, L. (2019). Hybrid thoracoscopic surgical and transvenous catheter ablation versus transvenous catheter ablation in persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (HARTCAP-AF): study protocol for a randomized trial. Trials, 20, Article 370. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3365-9
    • Matteucci, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Blankesteijn, W. M., Raffa, G. M., Kowaleski, M., Heuts, S., Beghi, C., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Treatment strategies for post-infarction left ventricular free-wall rupture. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, 8(4), 379-387. https://doi.org/10.1177/2048872619840876
    • Vroomen, M., Maesen, B., La Meir, M., Luermans, J. G. L., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., Crijns, H. J., & Pison, L. (2019). Hybrid Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia: a Single-Centre Experience. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, 11(5), Article 2118. https://doi.org/10.4022/jafib.2118
    • Johnson, D. M., Lozekoot, P., de Jong, M., Parise, O., Makhoul, M., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Superior mesenteric and renal flow patterns during intra-aortic counterpulsation. Experimental Physiology, 104(5), 643-653. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP086810
    • Sardari Nia, P., Daemen, J. H. T., & Maessen, J. G. (2019). Development of a high-fidelity minimally invasive mitral valve surgery simulator. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 157(4), 1567-1574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.014
    • Bol, M. E., Suverein, M. M., Lorusso, R., Delnoij, T. S. R., Bruinsma, G. J. B. B., Otterspoor, L., Kuijpers, M., Lam, K. Y., Vlaar, A. P. J., Kraemer, C. V. E., van der Heijden, J. J., Scholten, E., Driessen, A. H. G., Cabezas, J. M. M., Rittersma, S. Z. H., Heijnen, B. G., Taccone, F. S., Essers, B., Delhaas, T., ... van de Poll, M. C. G. (2019). Early initiation of extracorporeal life support in refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Design and rationale of the INCEPTION trial. American Heart Journal, 210, 58-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.12.008