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

  • 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), [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
    • 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., & Nia, P. S. (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
    • 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
    • Nia, P. S., 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
    • 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. 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), [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
    • Olsthoorn, J. R., Heuts, S., Maessen, J. G., & Nia, P. S. (2020). How can we solve unexpected prolapse of the anterior leaflet during saline testing in mitral valve repair? Reply. 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), [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://www.woundsresearch.com/article/effect-smoking-sternal-scar-healing-prospective-cohort-study
    • 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, [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), [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
    • Nia, P. S., 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
    • Heuts, S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Hermans, S. M. M., Streukens, S. A. F., Vainer, J., Cheriex, E. C., Segers, P., Maessen, J. G., & Nia, P. S. (2019). Multidisciplinary decision-making in mitral valve disease: the mitral valve heart team. Netherlands Heart Journal, 27(4), 176-184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-019-1238-1
    • Jainandunsing, J. S., Linneinann, R., Maessen, J., Natour, N. E., Lorusso, R., Gelsomino, S., Johnson, D. M., & Natour, E. (2019). Aorto-atrial fistula formation and therapy. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 11(3), 1016-1021. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.02.63
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Heuts, S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Maessen, J. G., & Nia, P. S. (2019). Mitral valve modelling and three-dimensional printing for planning and simulation of mitral valve repair. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 55(3), 543-551. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy306
    • Gelsomino, S., Bidar, E., Jainandunsing, J. S., Tielliu, I. F. J., Lorusso, R., Johnson, D., Maessen, J. G., & Natour, E. (2019). Modified Gott shunt to avoid left ventricular overload and cerebral hypoperfusion during distal aortic arch surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, 5(1), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2018.11.005
    • Olsthoorn, J. R., Heuts, S., Streukens, S. A. F., Hermans, S. M. M., Maessen, J. G., & Nia, P. S. (2019). Unexpected prolapse of the anterior leaflet during saline testing in mitral valve repair. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 55(3), 552-558. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy317
    • Nia, P. S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Heuts, S., & Maessen, J. G. (2019). Interactive 3D Reconstruction of Pulmonary Anatomy for Preoperative Planning, Virtual Simulation, and Intraoperative Guiding in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lung Surgery. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 14(1), 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556984519826321
    • Kuiper, G. J. A. J. M., van Egmond, L. T., Henskens, Y. M. C., Roekaerts, P. M., Maessen, J. G., ten Cate, H., Buhre, W. F., & Lance, M. D. (2019). Shifts of Transfusion Demand in Cardiac Surgery After Implementation of Rotational Thromboelastometry-Guided Transfusion Protocols: Analysis of the HEROES-CS (HEmostasis Registry of patiEntS in Cardiac Surgery) Observational, Prospective Open Cohort Database. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 33(2), 307-317. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2018.08.203
    • Koneczny, I., Rennspiess, D., Marcuse, F., Dankerlui, N., Hamid, M. A., Mane-Damas, M., Maessen, J., Van Schil, P., Saxena, A., Zisimopoulou, P., Lazaridis, K., Woodhall, M., Karagiorgou, K., Tzartos, J., Tzartos, S., De Baets, M. H., Molenaar, P. C., Marx, A., zur Hausen, A., ... Martinez-Martinez, P. (2019). Characterization of the thymus in Lrp4 myasthenia gravis: Four cases. Autoimmunity Reviews, 18(1), 50-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2018.07.011
    • Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Brodie, D., Ogino, M., Whitman, G., Meani, P., Pilato, M., Arcadipane, A., Delnoij, T., Natour, E., Gelsomino, S., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Meta-Analysis of Peripheral or Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postcardiotomy and Non-Postcardiotomy Shock. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 107(1), 311-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.05.063
    • Meani, P., Matteucci, M., Jiritano, F., Fina, D., Panzeri, F., Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Morici, N., Viola, G., Sacco, A., Oliva, F., Alyousif, A., Heuts, S., Gilbers, M., Schreurs, R., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Perspective Long-term survival and major outcomes in post-cardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for adult patients in cardiogenic shock. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 8(1), 116-122. https://doi.org/10.21037/acs.2018.12.04
    • Meani, P., Delnoij, T., Raffa, G. M., Morici, N., Viola, G., Sacco, A., Oliva, F., Heuts, S., Sels, J-W., Driessen, R., Roekaerts, P., Gilbers, M., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Natour, E., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Protracted aortic valve closure during peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal life support: is intra-aortic balloon pump an effective solution?Perfusion, 34(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659118787426
    • Vroomen, M., Maesen, B., Luermans, J. G., Crijns, H. J., Maessen, J. G., Meir, M. L., & Pison, L. (2019). Left Atrial Appendage Management with the Watchman Device during Hybrid Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 2019, [4525084]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4525084
  • 2018
    • Adriaans, B. P., Heuts, S., Gerretsen, S., Cheriex, E. C., Vos, R., Natour, E., Maessen, J. G., Nia, P. S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Wildberger, J. E., & Schalla, S. (2018). Aortic elongation part I: the normal aortic ageing process. Heart, 104(21), 1772-1777. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312866
    • Heuts, S., Adriaans, B. P., Gerretsen, S., Natour, E., Vos, R., Cheriex, E. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Wildberger, J. E., Maessen, J. G., Schalla, S., & Nia, P. S. (2018). Aortic elongation part II: the risk of acute type A aortic dissection. Heart, 104(21), 1778-1782. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312867
    • Gelsomino, S., Bidar, E., Lorusso, R., Johnson, D. M., Maessen, J. G., & Natour, E. (2018). Open repair of type Ia endoleak in the aortic arch: three tailored approaches. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 10(11), 6261-6265. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.10.21
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Heuts, S., Olsthoorn, J. R., Maessen, J., & Nia, P. S. (2018). Right minithoracotomy versus median sternotomy for reoperative mitral valve surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 54(5), 817-825. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy173
    • Podziemski, P., Zeemering, S., Kuklik, P., van Hunnik, A., Maesen, B., Maessen, J., Crijns, H. J., Verheule, S., & Schotten, U. (2018). Rotors Detected by Phase Analysis of Filtered, Epicardial Atrial Fibrillation Electrograms Colocalize With Regions of Conduction Block. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 11(10), [e005858]. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.117.005858
    • Lorusso, R., Vizzardi, E., Johnson, D. M., Mariscalco, G., Sciatti, E., Maessen, J., Bidar, E., & Gelsomino, S. (2018). Cardiac surgery in adult patients with remitted or active malignancies: a review of preoperative screening, surgical management and short- and long-term postoperative results. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 54(1), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy019