Theses 2017

Hendrikx G
Supervisors: Prof. F. Mottaghy, Prof. M Post | Co-supervisor: Dr M. Bauwens
Title: Spect imaging of cardiovascular neovascularization
26 January 2017
Palau Caballero G
Supervisor: Prof. T. Delhaas | Co-supervisors: Dr J. Lumens, Dr J. Walmsley
Title: In silico mechanistic assessment of imaging-based measures of cardiac (patho) physiology
27 January 2017
Van Gent W
Supervisor: Prof. C.H.A. Wittens | Co-supervisor: Dr E.G.J.M. Pierik, Isala Zwolle
Title: Surgical Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers
2 February 2017
Sallevelt S
Supervisors: Prof. H.J.M. Smeets, Prof. C.E.M. de Die-Smulders | Co-supervisor: Dr I.F.M. de Coo, EUR
Title: Preventing the transmission of mitochondrial diseases
3 February 2017
Maessen D
Supervisors: Prof. C.G. Schalkwijk, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer | Co-supervisor: Dr N.M.J. Hanssen
Title: Alpha-dicarbonyl stress: implications for obesity and type 2 diabetes?
17 February 2017
Martens R
Supervisors: Prof. J. Kooman, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer; | Co-supervisor: Dr R.M.A. Henry 
Title: Mildly reduced kidney function and albuminuria: looking beyond the kidney - the Maastricht Study - 
23 March 2017
Schellings D
Supervisor: Prof. J. Hoorntje | Co-supervisors: Dr A. van ‘t Hof, Dr A. Adiyaman 
Title: Risk assessment after acute myocardial infarction; Role of novel biomarkers and implications for early discharge
12 April 2017
Juni R
Supervisor: Prof. L. de Windt | Co-supervisor: Dr P.A. da Costa Martins
Title: MicroRNAs as regulators of cardiac vascular remodeling
19 April 2017
Clerx M
Supervisors: Prof. R.L.M. Peeters, Prof. P.G.A. Volders | Co-supervisor: Dr P. Collins
Title: Multi-scale Modeling and Variability in Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
20 April 2017
Driessen A
Supervisor: Prof. J. van den Bergh | Co-supervisors: Dr F. de Vries, Dr R. Henry, dr. H. van Onzenoort
Title: Unintended effects of anti-hyperglycaemic drugs studied in population-based cohorts
21 April 2017
Streng S
Supervisor: Prof. M. van Dieijen-Visser | Co-supervisors: Dr W. Wodzig, Dr D. de Boer
Title: The path of life of cardiac troponin T; Proteomic Analysis of circulating proteoforms
4 May 2017
Yang Yu A
Supervisors: Prof. C. Neef, Prof. D. Burger | Co-supervisor: Dr M. Maliepaard
Title: Towards understanding interchangeability of generic drugs
19 May 2017
Folkeringa R
Supervisor: Prof. H. Crijns, Prof. E. van Roon
Title: Target Specific AF Management
24 May 2017
Steinbuch J
Supervisor: Prof. W.H. Mess | Co-supervisor: Dr K.D. Reesink 
Title: In vivo ultrasound assessment of carotid artery walls
And plaques: Integrating morphological and mechanical characteristics
2 June 2017
van Hoof R
Supervisors: Prof. J.E. Wildberger, Prof. S. Heeneman | Co-supervisor: Dr M.W. Kooi 
Title: Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging of  Artherosclerotic plaque microvasculature
2 June 2017

Scheijen J
Supervisors: Prof. C.G.Schalkwijk, Prof. C.D.A.Stehouwer  
Title: The analysis of Advanced Glycation Endproducts; A mass spectrometry-based approach & its applications
21 June 2017
van Moorsel D
Supervisors: Prof. P. Schrauwen, Prof. N.C. Schaper | Co-supervisor: Dr B. Havekes 
Title: Insulin sensitivity, energy metabolism and cardiovascular risk: Effects of the Bcll glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism and the biological clock
23 June 2017
Sabrkhany S
Supervisors: Prof. M.G.A. Oude Egbrink, Prof. A.W. Griffioen | Co-supervisor: Dr. M.J. Kuijpers 
Title: Platelets in cancer: a big role for small cells
3 July 2017
Scheepers E
Supervisors: Prof. A.E.R.C.H. Boonen, Prof. I.C.W. Arts, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer 
Title: Uric acid, blood pressure, and gout management; Beneath the surface
7 July 2017
Van Eupen M
Supervisors: Prof. C. Schalkwijk, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer 
Title: The accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts in Diabetes and its relation to vascular disease
7 September 2017
Limantoro I
Supervisors: Prof. H. Crijns, Prof. T. Delhaas | Co-supervisors: Dr C. de Vos, Dr B. Weijs 
Title: Electro-echocardiographic imaging in Atrial Fibrillation
7 September 2017
Li Y
Supervisors: Prof. R. Shiri-Sverdlov, Prof. J. Glatz | Co-supervisor: Dr D. Neumann 
Title: Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP) in the metabolic syndrome
8 September 2017
Hazebroek M
Supervisors: Prof. S. Heymans, Prof. H.P. Brunner-la Rocca | Co-supervisors: Dr P. van Paassen, Dr R. Dennert 
Title: Unraveling the origins of dilated cardiomyopathy: How genes, viruses, toxic, metabolic, electric and autoimmune disorders interact to cause dilated cardiomyopathy
22 September 2017
Wolters M
Supervisors: Prof. M. Post, Prof. W. Backes | Co-supervisor: Dr E. Kooi 
Title: Advanced contrasts for vascular MRI
27 September 2017
Sigterman T
Supervisor: Prof. G. Schurink | Co-supervisor: Dr L. Bouwman 
Title: Renal function after endovascular intervention; in patients with peripheral arterial disease
29 September 2017
Taramasso M
Supervisor: Prof. H.P. Brunner-La Rocca | Co-supervisor: Dr P. Sardari Nia 
Title: Open issues and next challenges in transcatheter mitral valve intervention
26 October 2017
Duygu B -
Supervisor: Prof. L. de Windt | Co-supervisor: Dr P. Costa Martins 
Title: The therapeutic relevance of microRNA-199b in preclinical models of heart failure
27 October 2017
Duvivier B
Supervisors: Prof. H. Savelberg, Prof. N. Schaper | Co-supervisor: Dr A. Koster 
Title: Sit less or exercise more? Impact of interventions reducing sedentary behaviour on cardiovascular risk factors
27 October 2017
Vajen T
Supervisor: Prof. T. Hackeng | Co-supervisor: Dr R. Koenen 
Title: Platelets and platelet extracellular vesicles as messengers in vascular inflammation
9 November 2017
van der Velde J
Supervisors: Prof. N. Schaper, Prof. H. Savelberg | Co-supervisor: Dr A. Koster 
Title: Sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and fitness: associations with cardio-metabolic health
10 November 2017
Godschalk T
Supervisor: Prof. H. ten Cate | Co-supervisors: Dr J.M. ten Berg; Dr C.M. Hackeng, St. Antoniusziekenhuis, Nieuwegein 
Title: New insights into coronary stent thrombosis
16 November 2017
Pickwell K
Supervisor: Prof. N. Schaper | Co-supervisor: Dr M. Kars; Dr V.D. Siersma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: The spectrum of diabetic foot disease: etiological considerations and prediction of outcome
24 November 2017
Willems B
Supervisor: Prof. C.P.M. Reutelingsperger | Co-supervisor: Dr L.J. Schurgers, Dr C. Vermeer
Title: Vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype switching governs vascular calcification. Role of harnessing endogenous protective mechanisms
1 December 2017
de Waard E
Supervisors: Prof. J.P.W. van den Bergh, Prof. P.P.M.M. Geusens | Co-supervisor: Dr A. Koster
Title: Bone microarchitecture, bone strength and fracture risk in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus
12 December 2017
Vranken N
Supervisor: Prof. J.G. Maessen | Co-supervisors: Dr P.W. Weerwind, Dr S. Teerenstra
Title: Non-invasive tissue oximetry: current and prospective applications
18 December 2017
den Biggelaar L 
Supervisor: Prof. P.C. Dagnelie | Co-supervisors: Dr S.J.P.M. Eussen, Dr S.J.S. Sep 
Title: Nutrition and beta-cell function; Towards a better understanding of the effects of diet on type 2 diabetes
19 December 2017
Peeters S
Supervisors: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer, Prof. C.G. Schalkwijk | Co-supervisors: Dr L. Engelen, Dr J. Buijs
Title: Extracellular matrix remodeling and vascular complications in type 1 diabetes
20 December 2017
De Clerck E 
Supervisors: Prof. C. Webers, Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer | Co-supervisors: Dr J. Schouten
Title: Ocular neurodegenerative changes and macular cysts in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
22 December 2017