Twan van Stipdonk

Post doc

Dr Twan van Stipdonk studied medicine at the Maastricht University. After finishing his general medicine study, he went on to do his training in clinical cardiology. During his clinical training, he worked on the Dutch guideline for cardiac rehabilitation (2011), and later he started his PhD in the field of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy. Under the guidance of Prof. Frits Prinzen, Prof. Harry Crijns and Prof. Kevin Vernooy, he finished his PhD in 2019. He currently works as a heart failure and devices cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology of Maastricht UMC+. His research focusses on crossing the borders of electrophysiology and heart failure, the field of ‘electrical management of heart failure’.


Department of Cardiology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: Cardiology department level 3
T: +31(0)43 387 71 19

  • 2022
    • van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Schretlen, S., Dohmen, W., Knackstedt, C., Beckers-Wesche, F., Debie, L., Brunner-La Rocca, H-P., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Better outcome at lower costs after implementing a CRT-care pathway: comprehensive evaluation of real-world data. Esc heart failure, 9(4), 2518-2527.
    • Henkens, M. T. H. M., Martinez, H. L., Weerts, J., Sammani, A., Raafs, A. G., Verdonschot, J. A. J., van de Leur, R. R., Sikking, M. A., Stroeks, S., van Empel, V. P. M., Brunner-La Rocca, H. P., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Farmakis, D., Hazebroek, M. R., Vernooy, K., Bayes-de-Luna, A., Asselbergs, F. W., Bayes-Genis, A., & Heymans, S. R. B. (2022). Interatrial Block Predicts Life-Threatening Arrhythmias in Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American Heart Association, 11(14), [e025473].
    • Rijks, J., Luermans, J., Heckman, L., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Prinzen, F., Lumens, J., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Physiology of Left Ventricular Septal Pacing and Left Bundle Branch Pacing. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 14(2), 181-189.
    • Salden, F. C. W. M., Huntjens, P. R., Schreurs, R., Willemen, E., Kuiper, M., Wouters, P., Maessen, J. G., Bordachar, P., Delhaas, T., Luermans, J., Meine, M., Allaart, C. P., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Prinzen, F. W., Lumens, J., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Pacing therapy for atrioventricular dromotropathy: a combined computational-experimental-clinical study. EP Europace, 24(5), 784-795.
    • Ghossein, M. A., Driessen, R. G. H., van Rosmalen, F., Sels, J-W. E. M., Delnoij, T., Geyik, Z., Mingels, A. M. A., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Prinzen, F. W., Ghossein-Doha, C., van Kuijk, S. M. J., van der Horst, I. C. C., Vernooy, K., & van Bussel, B. C. T. (2022). Serial Assessment of Myocardial Injury Markers in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With SARS-CoV-2 (from the Prospective MaastrICCht Cohort). American Journal of Cardiology, 170, 118-127.
    • Heckman, L. I. B., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Jastrzębski, M., Weijs, B., Van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Westra, S., den Uijl, D., Linz, D., Mafi-Rad, M., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2022). A single-centre prospective evaluation of left bundle branch area pacemaker implantation characteristics. Netherlands Heart Journal, 30(5), 249-257.
    • Henkens, M. T. H. M., Weerts, J., Verdonschot, J. A. J., Raafs, A. G., Stroeks, S., Sikking, M. A., Amin, H., Mourmans, S. G. J., Geraeds, C. B. G., Sanders-van Wijk, S., Aizpurua, A. B., Uszko-Lencer, N. H. M. K., Krapels, I. P. C., Wolffs, P. F. G., Brunner, H. G., Leeuwen, R. E. W., Verhesen, W., Schalla, S. M., van Stipdonk, A. W. M., ... Heymans, S. R. B. (2022). Improving diagnosis and risk stratification across the ejection fraction spectrum: the Maastricht Cardiomyopathy registry. Esc heart failure, 9(2), 1463-1470.
    • Ghossein, M. A., van Stipdonk, A. M., Prinzen, F. W., & Vernooy, K. (2022). Vectorcardiographic QRS area as a predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 19(1), 9-20.
  • 2021
    • Ghossein, M. A., Zanon, F., Salden, F., van Stipdonk, A., Marcantoni, L., Engels, E., Luermans, J., Westra, S., Prinzen, F., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Left Ventricular Lead Placement Guided by Reduction in QRS Area. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(24), [5935].
    • Dural, M., van Stipdonk, A. M. W., Salden, F. C. W. M., Ter Horst, I., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Meine, M., Maass, A. H., Kloosterman, M., & Vernooy, K. (2021). Association of ECG characteristics with clinical and echocardiographic outcome to CRT in a non-LBBB patient population. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 62(1), 9-19.