Long-term outcome results after endovascular aortoiliac aneurysm repair with the bifurcated EXCLUDER Endoprosthesis. KU Leuven
Effects of left ventricular mass on computed tomography derived fractional flow reserve in significant obstructive coronary artery disease Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BACKGROUND: In significant obstructive coronary artery disease (SOCAD), a mismatch in assessment of severity of coronary artery stenosis may occur between invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and computed tomography (CT) derived fractional flow reserve (FFRCT). The present study aimed to identify the factors giving an FFRCT > 0.80 and leading to an underestimation of coronary artery severity in SOCAD vessels.
METHODS: A total of 141 ...
Prognostic Implications of Right Ventricular Free Wall Strain in Recipients of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Right ventricular (RV) function is an important prognostic marker in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) recipients. Measuring RV systolic function with echocardiography, however, remains challenging due to the complexity of right heart morphology. Evaluation of RV function with RV free wall strain (FWS) may improve risk stratification in recipients of CRT compared with conventional RV function parameters. In 871 recipients of CRT (mean ...