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

  • 2016
    • Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., & Sardari Nia, P. (2016). Preoperative planning of left-sided valve surgery with 3D computed tomography reconstruction models: sternotomy or a minimally invasive approach?Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 22(5), 587-593. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivv408
    • den Harder, A. M., de Heer, L. M., Meijer, R. C. A., Das, M., Krestin, G. P., Maessen, J. G., Bogers, A. J. J. C., De Jong, P. A., Leiner, T., & Budde, R. P. J. (2016). Effect of computed tomography before cardiac surgery on surgical strategy, mortality and stroke. European Journal of Radiology, 85(4), 744-750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2016.01.003
    • Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Lorusso, R., de Jong, M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Kumar, N., Romano, M., Gensini, G. F., La Meir, M., & Maessen, J. G. (2016). The Optimal Weaning Strategy for Intraaortic Balloon Counterpulsation: Volume-Based Versus Rate-Based Approach in an Animal Model. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101(4), 1485-1493. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.010
    • Sharma, A. S., Weerwind, P., Strauch, U., van Belle, A., Maessen, J., & Wouters, E. F. (2016). Applying a low-flow CO2 removal device in severe acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. Perfusion, 31(2), 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659115589401
    • Lozekoot, P. W. J., de Jong, M. M. J., Gelsomino, S., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Kumar, N., Nijs, J., Czapla, J., Kwant, P. B., Bani, D., Gensini, G. F., Pison, L., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., & La Meir, M. (2016). Contact forces during hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation: an in vitro evaluation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 45(2), 189-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-015-0089-y
    • Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Lorusso, R., de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., La Meir, M., Gensini, G. F., & Maessen, J. G. (2016). Short intra-aortic balloon pump in a swine model of myocardial ischaemia: a proof-of-concept study. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 49(3), 901-909. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezv271
    • Sharma, A. S., Pijls, R. W. M., Weerwind, P. W., Delnoij, T. S. R., de Jong, W. C., Gorgels, A. P. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2016). Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: the prospect of E-CPR in the Maastricht region. Netherlands Heart Journal, 24(2), 120-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-015-0782-6
    • Marulli, G., Maessen, J., Melfi, F., Schmid, T. A., Keijzers, M., Fanucchi, O., Augustin, F., Comacchio, G. M., Mussi, A., Hochstenbag - Brands, M., & Rea, F. (2016). Multi-institutional European experience of robotic thymectomy for thymoma. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 5(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2015.08.13
    • Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P. W., Lorusso, R., de Jong, M. M., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Kumar, N., Dehkord, E. S., Romano, S. M., Gensini, G. F., La Meir, M., & Maessen, J. G. (2016). A New 35-mm Short Intra-aortic Balloon Catheter A Suitable Option Also for Non-Small-Sized Patients?Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 11(1), 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000233
    • Sharma, A. S., Weerwind, P., Bekers, O., Wouters, E., & Maessen, J. (2016). Carbon dioxide dialysis in a swine model utilizing systemic and regional anticoagulation. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 4(1), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40635-016-0076-3
    • Lozekoot, P. W. J., de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Kumar, N., Bani, D., Czapla, J., Pison, L., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2016). The ABLA-BOX An In Vitro Module of Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 11(3), 201-209. https://doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000256
  • 2015
    • Keijzers, M., Damoiseaux, J., Vigneron, A., Bodart, N., Kessels, A., Dingemans, A.-M. C., Hochstenbag, M., Maessen, J., & De Baets, M. (2015). Do associated auto-antibodies influence the outcome of myasthenia gravis after thymectomy?Autoimmunity, 48(8), 552-555. https://doi.org/10.3109/08916934.2015.1064400
    • Keijzers, M., Rensspiess, D., Pujari, S., Abdul-Hamid, M. A., Hochstenbag, M., Dingemans, A.-M., Kurz, A. K., Haugg, A., Maessen, J. G., De Baets, M. H., & zur Hausen, A. (2015). Expression of pRb and p16INK4 in human thymic epithelial tumors in relation to the presence of human polyomavirus 7. Diagnostic Pathology, 10, Article 201. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13000-015-0418-6
    • Babar, Z. U. D., Sharma, A. S., Ganushchak, Y. M., Delnoij, T. S. R., Donker, D. W., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2015). An arterio-venous bridge for gradual weaning from adult veno-arterial extracorporeal life support. Perfusion, 30(8), 683-688. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659115581197
    • Hossien, A., Gelsomino, S., Mochtar, B., Maessen, J. G., & Sardari Nia, P. (2015). Novel multi-dimensional modelling for surgical planning of acute aortic dissection type A based on computed tomography scan. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 48(5), e95-e101. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezv299
    • Hossien, A., Nithiarasu, P., Cheriex, E., Maessen, J., Sardari Nia, P., & Ashraf, S. (2015). A multidimensional dynamic quantification tool for the mitral valve. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 21(4), 481-487. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivv187
    • Severdija, E. E., Vranken, N. P. A., Simons, A. P., Gommer, E. D., Heijmans, J. H., Maessen, J. G., & Weerwind, P. W. (2015). Hemodilution Combined With Hypercapnia Impairs Cerebral Autoregulation During Normothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 29(5), 1194-1199. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2015.03.022
    • Poels, T. T., Veenstra, L., van Ommen, V., Kietselaer, B. L. J. H., Das, M., Maessen, J. G., & Kats, S. (2015). Severely Thrombosed Transcatheter Aortic Valve 9 Months After Implantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 100(4), 1441-1444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.12.052
    • Lozekoot, P. W. J., Gelsomino, S., Kwant, P. B., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., de Jong, M. M. J., Maessen, J. G., & Gründeman, P. F. (2015). The "Spacemaker", a New Device for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Evaluation and Feasibility Study. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 10(4), 241-7. Article discussion 247. https://doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000183
    • Bentala, M., Heuts, S., Vos, R., Maessen, J., Scohy, T. V., Gerritse, B. M., & Sardari Nia, P. (2015). Comparing the endo-aortic balloon and the external aortic clamp in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 21(3), 359-365. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivv160
    • Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P., La Meir, M., Lorusso, R., Luca, F., Rostagno, C., Renzulli, A., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Gensini, G. F., Crjins, H. J. G. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2015). Is ganglionated plexi ablation during Maze IV procedure beneficial for postoperative long-term stable sinus rhythm?International Journal of Cardiology, 192, 40-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.04.259
    • Kumar, N., Pison, L., Lozekoot, P., Choudhury, R., La Meir, M., Gelsomino, S., Crijns, H., & Maessen, J. (2015). The symbiosis of contact force catheter use for hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation. Netherlands Heart Journal, 23(9), 438-444. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-015-0729-y
    • Lau, D. H., Maesen, B., Zeemering, S., Kuklik, P., van Hunnik, A., Lankveld, T. A. R., Bidar, E., Verheule, S., Nijs, J., Maessen, J., Crijns, H., Sanders, P., & Schotten, U. (2015). Indices of bipolar complex fractionated atrial electrograms correlate poorly with each other and atrial fibrillation substrate complexity. Heart Rhythm, 12(7), 1415-1423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.03.017
    • Keijzers, M., de Baets, M., Hochstenbag, M., Abdul-Hamid, M., zur Hausen, A., van der Linden, M., Kuks, J., Verschuuren, J., Kessels, F., Dingemans, A.-M. C., & Maessen, J. (2015). Robotic thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis: neurological and surgical outcomes. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 48(1), 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezu352
    • Kumar, N., Dinh, T., Phan, K., Timmermans, C., Philippens, S., Dassen, W., Vranken, N., Pison, L., Maessen, J., & Crijns, H. J. (2015). Adenosine testing after second-generation cryoballoon ablation (ATSCA) study improves clinical success rate for atrial fibrillation. EP Europace, 17(6), 871-876. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euu352
    • Delnoij, T. S. R., Veldhuijzen, G., Strauch, U., Van Mook, W. N. K. A., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Bouman, E. A., Lance, M. D., Smets, M., Breedveld, P., Ganushchak, Y. M., Weerwind, P., Kats, S., Roekaerts, P. M., Maessen, J., & Donker, D. W. (2015). Mobile respiratory rescue support by off-centre initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion, 30(3), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659114540735
    • Severdija, E. E., Gommer, E. D., Weerwind, P. W., Reulen, J. P. H., Mess, W. H., & Maessen, J. G. (2015). Assessment of dynamic cerebral autoregulation and cerebral carbon dioxide reactivity during normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 53(3), 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11517-014-1225-z
    • Kumar, N., Bonizzi, P., Pison, L., Phan, K., Lankveld, T., Maessen, B., La Meir, M., Gelsomino, S., Maessen, J., & Crijns, H. (2015). Impact of hybrid procedure on P wave duration for atrial fibrillation ablation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 42(2), 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-014-9969-9
    • Sharma, A. S., Weerwind, P. W., Ganushchak, Y. M., Donker, D. W., & Maessen, J. G. (2015). Towards a proactive therapy utilizing the modern spectrum of extracorporeal life support: a single-centre experience. Perfusion, 30(2), 113-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659114530455
    • Kumar, N., Dinh, T., Magdi Abbas, M., Phan, K., Manusama, R., Philippens, S., Maessen, J., & Timmermans, C. (2015). Failure to reach the optimal temperature during cryoablation due to refrigerant cylinder problem. Research in cardiovascular medicine, 4(1), Article e25592. https://doi.org/10.5812/cardiovascmed.25592
    • Poels, T. T., Houthuizen, P., Van Garsse, L. A. F. M., Hamad, M. A. S., Maessen, J. G., Prinzen, F. W., & Van Straten, A. H. M. (2015). Frequency and prognosis of new bundle branch block induced by surgical aortic valve replacement. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 47(2), E47-E53. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezu435
    • Kumar, N., Kevin Phan, Pison, L., & Maessen, J. (2015). Re: Clinical Characteristics and Prognostic Significance of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Results From a Multicenter Atrial Fibrillation Registry Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(1), 82-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.08.015
    • Kuklik, P., Zeemering, S., Maesen, B., Maessen, J., Crijns, H. J., Verheule, S., Ganesan, A. N., & Schotten, U. (2015). Reconstruction of Instantaneous Phase of Unipolar Atrial Contact Electrogram Using a Concept of Sinusoidal Recomposition and Hilbert Transform. Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(1), 296-302. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2014.2350029
  • 2014
    • Kuklik, P., Bidar, E., Gharaviri, A., Maessen, J., & Schotten, U. (2014). Application of phase coherence in assessment of spatial alignment of electrodes during simultaneous endocardial-epicardial direct contact mapping of atrial fibrillation. EP Europace, 16 (Suppl 4), iv135-iv140. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euu247
    • Kumar, N., Pison, L., La Meir, M., Maessen, J., & Crijns, H. J. (2014). Hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation ablation using bipolar radiofrequency devices epicardially and cryoballoon endocardially. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 19(4), 590-594. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivu189
    • Beckerman, Z., Azran, A., Cohen, O., Nir, R.-R., Maessen, J. G., Bianco-Peled, H., & Bolotin, G. (2014). A Novel Amiodarone-Eluting Biological Glue for Reducing Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation: First Animal Trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 19(5), 481-491. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074248414527640
    • Kumar, N., Pison, L., la Meir, M., & Maessen, J. (2014). Direct visualization of pulmonary vein stenosis after previous catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm, 11(9), 1602-1602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.10.052
    • van Breugel, H. N. A. M., Gelsomino, S., de Vos, C. B., Accord, R. E., Tieleman, R. G., Luca, F., Rostagno, C., Renzulli, A., Parise, O., Lorusso, R., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2014). Maintenance of sinus rhythm after electrical cardioversion for recurrent atrial fibrillation following mitral valve surgery with or without associated radiofrequency ablation. International Journal of Cardiology, 175(2), 290-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.05.010
    • Vrolix, K., Fraussen, J., Losen, M., Stevens, J., Lazaridis, K., Molenaar, P. C., Somers, V., Alma Bracho, M., Le Panse, R., Stinissen, P., Berrih-Aknin, S., Maessen, J. G., Van Garsse, L., Buurman, W. A., Tzartos, S. J., De Baets, M. H., & Martinez-Martinez, P. (2014). Clonal heterogeneity of thymic B cells from early-onset myasthenia gravis patients with antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor. Journal of Autoimmunity, 52, 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaut.2013.12.008
    • van Middendorp, L. B., Strik, M., Houthuizen, P., Kuiper, M., Maessen, J. G., Auricchio, A., & Prinzen, F. (2014). Electrophysiological and haemodynamic effects of vernakalant and flecainide in dyssynchronous canine hearts. EP Europace, 16(8), 1249-1256. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/eut429
    • Kumar, N., Timmermans, C., Das, M., Pison, L., Maessen, J., & Crijns, H. (2014). Re: CT imaging of complications of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Clinical Radiology, 69(8), e367-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2014.04.009
    • Vranken, N. P. A., Weerwind, P. W., Barenbrug, P. J. C., Teerenstra, S., Ganushchak, Y. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2014). The role of patient's profile and allogeneic blood transfusion in development of post-cardiac surgery infections: a retrospective study. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 19(2), 232-238. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivu096
    • Nijs, J., Gelsomino, S., Kietselaer, B. B., Parise, O., Lucà, F., Maessen, J. G., & Meir, M. L. (2014). 3D-echo in preoperative assessment of aortic cusps effective height. World journal of cardiology, 6(7), 689-91. https://doi.org/10.4330/wjc.v6.i7.689
    • Poels, T. T., Houthuizen, P., Van Garsse, L. A. F. M., Maessen, J. G., de Jaegere, P., & Prinzen, F. W. (2014). Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation-Induced Left Bundle Branch Block: Causes and Consequences. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, 7(4), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12265-014-9560-x
    • Krul, S. P. J., Pison, L., La Meir, M., Driessen, A. H. G., Wilde, A. A. M., Maessen, J. G., De Mol, B. A. J. M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & de Groot, J. R. (2014). Epicardial and endocardial electrophysiological guided thoracoscopic surgery for atrial fibrillation: A multidisciplinary approach of atrial fibrillation ablation in challenging patients. International Journal of Cardiology, 173(2), 229-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.02.043
    • Keijzers, M., Dingemans, A.-M. C., Blaauwgeers, H., van Suylen, R. J., Hochstenbag, M., van Garsse, L., Accord, R., de Baets, M., & Maessen, J. (2014). 8 Years' experience with robotic thymectomy for thymomas. Surgical endoscopy and other interventional techniques, 28(4), 1202-1208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-013-3309-5
    • Sharma, A. S., Weerwind, P. W., & Maessen, J. G. (2014). EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION RESUSCITATION IN ADULT PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY SEPTIC SHOCK. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 147(4), 1441-1442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.12.069
    • Geenen, I. L., Verbruggen, S., Molin, D. G., Spronk, H. M., Maessen, J. G., Meesters, B., Schurink, G. W., & Post, M. J. (2014). Phenotypic Fitness of Primary Endothelial Cells Cultured from Patients with High Cardiovascular Risk or Chronic Kidney Disease for Vascular Tissue Engineering. Tissue Engineering, 20(5-6), 1049-1059. https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tea.2013.0163
    • van Breugel, H. N. A. M., Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Accord, R. E., Luca, F., Parise, O., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2014). Guideline adherence in antithrombotic treatment after concomitant ablation surgery in atrial fibrillation patients. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 18(3), 313-320. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivt522
    • Gelsomino, S., Van Breugel, H. N. A. M., Pison, L., Parise, O., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Wellens, F., Maessen, J. G., & La Meir, M. (2014). Hybrid thoracoscopic and transvenous catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 45(3), 401-407. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezt385