The most important prognostic parameter in coronary artery diseaseis the presence and extent of inducible ischemia, which can be best assessed by Fractional Flow Reserve.
Nico Pijls is part-time professor of Pathophysiology of the Circulation at the TU/e department of Biomedical Engineering, research group Cardiovascular Biomechanics. His main affiliation is with Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, where he is a cardiologist specialized in diseases of the coronary arteries.Pijls and co-workers developed a new and innovative method to improve coronary intervention techniques by means of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurement.
Nico Pijls studied at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) where he obtained both a MSc degree in Mathematics and Physics and his medical degree. In 1991, he obtained his PhD at the same university with a thesis on maximal myocardial perfusion as a measure of the functional significance of coronary artery disease. Since 1992, Nico Pijls is a cardiologist at Catharina Hospital Eindhoven (The Netherlands).In 1999, he was appointed part-time professor of Pathophysiology of Circulation at Eindhoven University of Technology, department of Biomedical Engineering.
Predictive factors of discordance between the instantaneous wave-free ratio and fractional flow reserveCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2019)
Feasibility and safety of jailed-pressure wire technique using durable optical fiber pressure wire for intervention of coronary bifurcation lesionsCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2019)
A protocol update of the fractional flow reserve versus angiography for multivessel evaluation (FAME) 3 trialAmerican Heart Journal (2019)
A predictive computational model to estimate myocardial temperature during intracoronary hypothermia in acute myocardial infarctionMedical Engineering & Physics (2019)
Association of improvement in fractional flow reserve with outcomes, including symptomatic relief, after percutaneous coronary interventionJAMA Cardiology (2019)
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