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Limburg Clinical Research Program

Limburg Clinical Research Program

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Projects led by:

Prof. dr. Paul Dendale, Prof. dr. Jo Dens, Prof. dr. Hein Heidbuchel, Prof. dr. Marc Hendrikx, Prof. dr. Wilfried Mullens, Prof. dr. Jean-Luc Rummens, Prof. dr. Pieter Vandervoort, Prof. dr. Virginie Bito, Prof. dr. Jean-Paul Noben

PhD researchers:

dr. Philippe Bertrand (*), Hélène De Cannière, Sebastien Deferm, Lien Desteghe, Lize Evens, dr Yanick Fanton (*), dr. Ines Frederix, dr. Olivier Ghekiere (*), Pieter Koopman, Joren Maeremans (*), dr. Didier Malamba, dr. Pieter Martens, dr. Petra Nijst (*), dr. Boris Robic, Christophe Smeets, dr. An Stevens (*), Thijs Vandenberk, dr. Frederik Verbrugge (*), dr. Leen Willems (*), dr. Severina Windmolders (*)

(*) PhD has been completed

A selection of the research projects:

  • research into the most suitable therapy for every heart failure patient (targeted therapies, personalized medicine, care paths)
  • unraveling mechanisms that play a role in heart failure, in particular the interactions between heart, kidneys and lungs

Some key publications:

Cardiac atrial appendage stem cells engraft and differentiate into cardiomyocytes in vivo: A new tool for cardiac repair after MI.

Fanton Y, Robic B, Rummens JL, Daniëls A, Windmolders S, Willems L, Jamaer L, Dubois J, Bijnens E, Heuts N, Notelaers K, Paesen R, Ameloot M, Mees U, Bito V, Declercq J, Hensen K, Koninckx R, Hendrikx M.
Int J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 1;201:10-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.07.066.
IF: 4.036

Mitral valve area during exercise after restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty: importance of diastolic anterior leaflet tethering.

Bertrand PB, Verbrugge FH, Verhaert D, Smeets CJ, Grieten L, Mullens W, Gutermann H, Dion RA, Levine RA, Vandervoort PM.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 10;65(5):452-61.
IF: 16.503