theses 2020

Ben Hermans
Supervisors: Prof. T. Delhaas, Prof. L.A.F.G. Pison (UHasselt) | Co-supervisor: Dr P.G. Postema AUMC
Title: Diagnosing Long-QT Syndrome, Simple but not easy
10 January 2020

Tan Lai Zhou
Supervisors: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer, Prof. A.A. Kroon | Co-supervisor: Dr R.M.A. Henry
Title: Blood Pressure Variability: causes and consequences
15 January 2020

Ilvy Geraets
Supervisor: Prof. J.F.C. Glatz | Co-supervisors: Dr M. Nabben, Dr J.J.F.P. Luiken
Title: Metabolic phenotyping of the pressure-overloaded Heart - Focus on model development
24 January 2020

Jasper Demandt
Supervisors: Prof. E. Biessen, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer | Co-supervisor: Dr J. Sluimer
Title: Oxygen sensors in atherosclerosis
30 January 2020

Yvo Kusters
Supervisors: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer, Prof. C.G. Schalkwijk | Co-Supervisor: Dr A.J.H.M. Houben
Title: Unraveling Obesity's Road to Diabetes and Cardiovascuar Disease: Contributors to Insulin Resistance, Beta-cell Dysfunction and Vascular Dysfunction
20 February 2020

Nalina Atcharayam
Supervisors: Prof. T. Delhaas, Prof. B.W. Kramer
Title: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: The NIMHANS Experience
23 April

Margaux Fontaine
Supervisor: Prof. E.A.L. Biessen | Co-supervisors: Dr J.C. Sluimer, Dr L. Temmerman
Title: The MacroScreen Platform – Capturing Cardiovascular Disease Inflammation In Vitro 
14 May

Daniëlle Beurskens
Supervisor: Prof. C. Reutelingsperger | Co-supervisor: Dr G. Nicolaes
Title: Extracellular histone H3: biomarker and therapeutic target for the prevention of tissue damage
2 July

Frank Stifft
Supervisor: Prof. J. van Hooff | Co-supervisor: Dr C. Christiaans
Title: Novel Insights for Improvement of Tacrolimus Therapy
3 July

Rick van Gorp
Supervisors: Prof. L. Schurgers, Prof. C. Reutelingsperger
Title: Oral anticoagulants as double-edged sword: balancing between coagulation and calcification
8 July

Lisa van der Vorm
Supervisor: Prof. H. ten Cate | Co-supervisors: Dr B. de Laat, Dr J. Remijn
Title: Unravelling von Willebrand Factor: Active VWF in conditions of (un)balanced haemostasis
10 July

Mahmoud Elbatrik
Supervisor: Prof. H.H.H.W. Schmidt | Co-supervisor: Dr A.I. Casas Guijarro
Title: Network pharmacology for mechanistically redefined comorbidities
26 August

Tatjana Josefs
Supervisors: Prof. C.G. Schalkwijk, Prof. E.A. Fisher (NYU School of Medicine) | Co-supervisor: Dr K. Wouters
Title: Diabetes-related factors and atherosclerosis regression
3 September

Dominique van Dongen
Supervisor: Prof. A.W.J. van 't Hof | Co-supervisors: Dr J.P. Ottervanger, Dr R.J. Slingerland (Isala, Zwolle)
Title: Pre-hospital risk stratification in suspected Non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome
3 September

Martijn Smulders
Supervisors: Prof. H.J.G.M. Crijns, Prof. J.E. Wildberger | Co-supervisors: Dr S. Bekkers, Dr B. Kietselaer (Zuyderland Medisch Centrum)
Title: Diagnostic evaluation of chest pain. The role of non-invasive cardiac imaging
4 September

Robert-Jan Goldhoorn
Supervisors: Prof. R.J. van Oostenbrugge, Prof. W.H. van Zwam
Title: Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke in clinical practice
4 September

Aomin Sun
Supervisor: Prof. J.F.C. Glatz | Co-supervisors: Dr J.J.F.P. Luiken, Dr D. Neumann
Title: Role for phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase IIIß in cardiac metabolic diseases
8 September

Shujin Wang
Supervisor: Prof. J.F.C. Glatz | Co-supervisors: Dr J.J.F.P. Luiken, Dr M. Nabben
Title: Vacuolar H+-ATPase as target to restore cardiac function in the diabetic heart
8 September

Wim Vroemen
Supervisor: Prof. O. Bekers | Co-supervisors: Dr D. de Boer, Dr W. Wodzig
Title: Cardiac Troponin T; It’s all in the shape of you
11 September

Michael Wolf
Supervisors: Prof. H.J.G.M. Crijns, Prof. M. Duytschaever (AZ Sint-Jan, Brugge)
Title: Evolution and technological advances in ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
2 October

Armand Jaminon
Supervisors: Prof. L.J. Schurgers, Prof. C.P. Reutelingsperger
Title: Key role for VSMCs in vascular remodeling and calcification
2 October

Selena Prisco
Supervisors: Prof. L.J. Schurgers, Prof. T. Hackeng, Prof. G.P. Rossi (Padua)
Title: The role of Aldosterone and PTH in Human Primary Aldosteronism and Vascular Calcification
8 October

Wenjie Li
Supervisor: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer | Co-supervisors: Dr A.J.H.M. Houben, Dr M.T. Schram
Title: Microvascular dysfunction, physical activity, and cardiometabolic disease
22 October

Ilona Cuijpers
Supervisors: Prof. S. Heymans, Prof. E.A. Jones (KU Leuven)
Title: A novel paradigm for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Working towards understanding the pathology of HFpEF
28 October

Sytze Rensma
Supervisor: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer | Co-supervisor: Dr T.T. van Sloten
Title: Causes and consequences of microvascular dysfunction Focus on the brain
29 October

Ploingarm Petsohonsakul
Supervisors: Prof. L.J. Schurgers Prof. C.P.M. Reutelingsperger | Co-supervisor: Dr B.M.E. Mees
Title: Role of vascular Remodeling in Atherosclerosis and Aortic Aneurysm; Vascular calcification as a hallmark of increased vascular smooth muscle cell oxidative stress
2 November

Kanchi Muralidhar
Supervisors: Prof. J.G. Maessen, Prof. L. Vincent (Narayana Health City, Bangalore) | Co-supervisor: Dr Y. Ganushchak
Title: Renal protection off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
10 November

Yaqui Sang
Supervisor: Prof. H. ten Cate | Co-supervisors: Dr B. de Laat, Dr M. Roest
Title: Innovation and standarization of near-patient platelet function assays
11 November

Frank Bennis
Supervisors: Prof. T. Delhaas, Prof. B.W. Kramer | Co-supervisor: Dr P. Andriessen (Maxima Medisch Centrum, Veldhoven)
Title: Machine learning in medicine - Big pictures require small, but crucial strokes
13 November

Indira Vonhögen
Supervisors: Prof. L.J. de Windt, Prof. P. da Costa Martins, Prof. M.E.A. Spaanderman | Co-supervisor: Dr M. Muri (Malága, Spain)
Title: Bridging the gaps of microRNAs in Obesity
17 November

Pascale Notten
Supervisors: Prof. H. ten Cate, Prof. M.J.H.M. Jacobs | Co-supervisor: Dr A.J. ten Cate-Hoek
Title: Ultrasound-accelarated catheter-directed thrombolysis for the prevention of postthrombotic syndrome
26 November

Attila Krasznai
Supervisor: Prof. C.H.A. Wittens | Co-supervisor: Dr L.H. Bouwman
Title: Optimizing the perioperative period in the treatment of varicose veins
27 November

Maurio Gaudino
Supervisors: Prof. R. Lorusso, Prof. J. G. Maessen | Co-supervisors: Dr M.C.G. van de Poll
Title: The Radial Artery for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
1 December

Patrick Schönleitner
Supervisors: Prof. U. Schotten, Prof. H.J.G.M. Crijns | Co-supervisor: Dr G. Antoons
Title: Dynamic Regulation of Subcellular Calcium Handling in the Atria; Modifying Effects of Stretch and Adrenergic Stimulation
15 December

Noortje Zelis
Supervisor: Prof. P.W. de Leeuw | Co-supervisors: Dr. P.M. Stassen, Dr J. Buijs (Zuyderland MC Heerlen)
Title: Predicting adverse outcomes in older medical emergency department patients
16 December

Joost ter Woorst
Supervisor: Prof. J.G. Maessen | Co-supervisors: Dr A.H.M. van Straten (CZE), Dr M.A. Soliman Hamad (CZE)
Title: Outcome in cardiac surgery: differences between men and women
16 December