Astrid N.L. Hermans
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Internal medicineRhythmHealth careCardiologyIntensive care medicineEmergency medicineSinus rhythmHeart rateAtrial fibrillationmHealthMEDLINEManagement of atrial fibrillation2019-20 coronavirus outbreakSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)In patientOutpatient clinicMedical emergencyMedicinePandemic
16Publications
5H-index
47Citations
Publications 21
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#1D. Verhaert (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 6
#2Konstanze Betz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 1
Last. Dominik LinzH-Index: 41
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AIMS In atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, untreated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with lower success rates of rhythm control strategies and as such structured SDB testing is recommended. Herein, we describe the implementation of a virtual SDB management pathway in an AF outpatient clinic and examine the utility and feasibility of this new approach. METHODS AND RESULTS Prospectively, consecutive AF patients accepted for AF catheter ablation procedures without previous diagnosis ...
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Nikki A H A Pluymaekers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 9
Last. Harry J.G.M. Crijns (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 86
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Abstract null null Background null The best strategy to assess the association between symptoms and rhythm status (symptom-rhythm correlation) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. We aimed to determine the clinical utility of rhythm control by electrical cardioversion (ECV) to assess symptom-rhythm correlation in patients with persistent AF. null null null Methods null We used ECV to examine symptom-rhythm correlation in 81 persistent AF patients. According to current clini...
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#8Lien DestegheH-Index: 5
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 2
Last. Dominik LinzH-Index: 41
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 2
Last. Lis Neubeck (Edinburgh Napier University)H-Index: 31
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We aimed to systematically review the available literature on mobile Health (mHealth) solutions, including handheld and wearable devices, implantable loop recorders (ILRs), as well as mobile platforms and support systems in atrial fibrillation (AF) detection and management. This systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The electronic databases PubMed (NCBI), Embase (Ovid), and Cochrane were sear...
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#1Konstanze Betz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 1
#2Rachel M.J. van der Velden (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 7
Last. Dominik LinzH-Index: 41
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By applying photoplethysmography (PPG), the camera of the mobile phone can be used to remotely assess heart rate and rhythm, which was widely used in conjunction with teleconsultations within the TeleCheck-AF project during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Herein, we provide an educational, structured, stepwise practical guide on how to interpret PPG signals. A better understanding of PPG recordings is critical for the implementation of this widely available technology into clin...
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#1Dominik Linz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 41
#2Nikki A H A Pluymaekers (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 9
Last. Harry J.G.M. Crijns (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 86
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#1Dominik Linz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 41
#2Nikki A H A Pluymaekers (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 9
Last. David R. TomlinsonH-Index: 4
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 2
Last. Justin G.L.M. Luermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background The utility of long-term intermittent heart rhythm monitoring after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation remains unclear. Therefore, we compared the efficacy and usability of long-term intermittent (AliveCor Kardia® (ACK)) versus short continuous (Holter) heart rhythm monitoring for the detection of AF recurrences after AF ablation and evaluated ACK accuracy to detect AF. Methods Patients were provided with Holter (for ≥24 h) simultaneously with an ACK (4 weeks) used three times...
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#1Dominik Linz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 41
#2Astrid N.L. Hermans (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 5
Last. Robert G. TielemanH-Index: 36
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Current atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines recommend screening for AF in individuals above 65 years or with other characteristics suggestive of increased stroke risk. Several mobile health (mHealth) approaches are available to identify AF. Although most wearables or ECG machines include algorithms to detect AF, an ECG confirmation of AF is necessary to establish a suspected diagnosis of AF. Early detection of AF is important to allow early initiation of AF management, and early rhythm control t...
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