Jos Maessen


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

  • 2011
    • Gelsomino, S., Luca, F., Renzulli, A., Rubino, A. S., Romano, S. M., van der Veen, F. H., Carella, R., Maessen, J. G., Gensini, G. F., & Lorusso, R. (2011). Increased Coronary Blood Flow and Cardiac Contractile Efficiency With Intraaortic Balloon Counterpulsation in a Porcine Model of Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Asaio Journal, 57(5), 375-381.
  • 2010
    • Rostagno, C., La Meir, M., Gelsomino, S., Ghilli, L., Rossi, A., Carone, E., Braconi, L., Rosso, G., Puggelli, F., Mattesini, A., Stefano, P. L., Padeletti, L., Maessen, J., & Gensini, G. F. (2010). Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Economic Burden. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 24(6), 952-958.
    • Pison, L., La Meir, M., Maessen, J., & Crijns, H. (2010). Seeing is Believing: Unmasking Left Atrial Appendage Activity Recorded in the Left Superior Pulmonary Vein Without Stimulation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 21(12), 1417-1418.
    • Bolderman, R. W., de Bruin, J. P., Hermans, J. J. R., Boerakker, M. J., Dias, A. A., van der Veen, F. H., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Atrium-targeted drug delivery through an amiodarone-eluting bilayered patch. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 140(4), 904-910.
    • Groenenberg, I., Weerwind, P. W., Everts, P. A. M., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Dutch perfusion incident survey. Perfusion, 25(5), 329-336.
    • Bramer, S., van Straten, A. H. M., Hamad, M. A. S., Berreklouw, E., Martens, E. J., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). The impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation on early and late mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 38(3), 373-379.
    • Rademakers, L. M., van Kerckhoven, R., van Deursen, C. J. M., Strik, M., van Hunnik, A., Kuiper, M., Lampert, A., Klersy, C., Leyva, F., Auricchio, A., Maessen, J. G., & Prinzen, F. W. (2010). Myocardial Infarction Does Not Preclude Electrical and Hemodynamic Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Dyssynchronous Canine Hearts. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 3(4), 361-368.
    • Bramer, S., van Straten, A. H. M., Hamad, M. A. S., Berreklouw, E., Martens, E. J., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). The Impact of New-Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation on Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(2), 443-450.
    • van Mastrigt, G. A. P. G., Joore, M. A., Nieman, F. H. M., Severens, J. L., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Health-related quality of life after fast-track treatment results from a randomized controlled clinical equivalence trial. Quality of Life Research, 19(5), 631-642.
    • van Breugel, H. N. A. M., Nieman, F. H. M., Accord, R. E., Van Mastrigt, G. A. P. G., Nijs, J. F. M. A., Severens, J. L., Vrakking, R., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Comparison on Health-Related Quality of Life: The Value of Add-On Arrhythmia Surgery in Patients with Paroxysmal, Permanent or Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Valvular and/or Coronary Bypass Surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 21(5), 511-520.
    • Simons, A. P., Lance, M. D., Reesink, K. D., van der Veen, F. H., Weerwind, P. W., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Quantitative assessment of cardiac load-responsiveness during extracorporeal life support: case and rationale. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 5, 30.
    • Simons, A. P., Wortel, P., van Kan, R. A. T., van der Veen, F. H., Weerwind, P. W., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Pulse Conductance and Flow-induced Hemolysis During Pulsatile Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Artificial Organs, 34(4), 289-294.
    • Simons, A. P., Reesink, K. D., Lance, M. D., van der Nagel, T., van der Veen, F. H., Weerwind, P. W., & Maessen, J. G. (2010). Reserve-driven flow control for extracorporeal life support: proof of principle. Perfusion, 25(1), 25-29.
  • 2007
    • Donker, D. W., Maessen, J. G., Spätjens, R. L. H., van der Nagel, T., de Jong, M. M., Ramaekers, F. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Vos, M. A., & Volders, P. G. A. (2007). Serial left-ventricular biopsy sampling using a minimally invasive trans-thoracic approach in adult dogs. Pflugers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology, 454(6), 1043-1051.
    • Donker, D. W., Maessen, J. G., Verheyen, F., Ramaekers, F., Spätjens, R. L. H., Kuijpers, R., Rarnakers, C., Schiffers, P. M. H., Vos, M. A., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Volders, P. G. A. (2007). Impact of acute and enduring volume overload on mechanotransduction and cytoskeletal integrity of canine left ventricular myocardium. American Journal of Physiology-heart and Circulatory Physiology, 292(5), H2324-H2332.