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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. (2021). Defining and understanding the "extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation gap" in the veno-venous configuration: Timing and causes of death. Artificial Organs. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.14058
    • 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
    • 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), [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), [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), [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), [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), [2719]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10122719
    • 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, [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, [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), [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), [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, 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab027
    • 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
    • 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), [383]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10030383
    • 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
    • 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), [e001342]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001342
  • 2020
    • 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. (2020). Aortic flow below and visceral circulation during aortic counterpulsation: Evaluation of an in vitro model. Perfusion, [0267659120978641]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120978641
    • 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), [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), [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. [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), [471]. 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. [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