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Wouter E. Kok
University of Amsterdam
22Publications
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760Citations
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Background Assessing haemodynamic congestion based on filling pressures instead of clinical congestion can be a way to further improve quality of life (QoL) and clinical outcome by intervening before symptoms or weight gain occur in heart failure (HF) patients. The clinical efficacy of remote monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressures (CardioMEMS; Abbott Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA) has been demonstrated in the USA. Currently, the PA sensor is not reimbursed in the European Union as its benefit wh...
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#1Khibar Salah (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 7
#2Susan Stienen (University of Lorraine)H-Index: 1
Last.Wouter E. Kok (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
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Background Our aim was to calibrate and externally revalidate the ELAN‐HF (European Collaboration on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure) score, to confirm and improve on a previous external validati...
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#1Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
#2Susan StienenH-Index: 5
Last.Wouter E. Kok (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
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Background We assessed the prognostic significance of absolute and percentage change in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in patients hospitalised for acute decompensated heart failure with preservedejection fraction (HFpEF) versus heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Methods Patients with left ventricular ejection fraction ≥50% were categorised as HFpEF (n=283), while those with Results Discharge NT-proBNP levels predicted outcome similarly in HFpEF a...
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#1Wouter E. Kok (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
#2Susan Stienen (University of Lorraine)H-Index: 1
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#1Susan StienenH-Index: 5
#2Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
Last.Wouter E. KokH-Index: 8
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Background: The concept of natriuretic peptide guidance has been extensively studied in patients with chronic heart failure (HF), with only limited success. The effect of NT-proBNP (N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide)-guided therapy in patients with acute decompensated HF using a relative NT-proBNP target has not been investigated. This study aimed to assess whether NT-proBNP-guided therapy of patients with acute decompensated HF using a relative NT-proBNP target would lead to improved outc...
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#1Wouter E. KokH-Index: 8
#2Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
Last.Susan StienenH-Index: 5
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#1Susan StienenH-Index: 5
#2Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
Last.Wouter E. KokH-Index: 8
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Background:The concept of natriuretic peptide guidance has been extensively studied in patients with chronic heart failure (HF), with only limited success. The effect of NT-proBNP (N-terminal probr...
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#1Susan StienenH-Index: 5
#2Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
Last.Wouter E. KokH-Index: 8
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Background —The concept of natriuretic peptide guidance has been extensively studied in chronic heart failure (HF) patients, with only limited success. The effect of NT-proBNP-guided therapy in acute decompensated HF (ADHF) patients using a relative NT-proBNP target has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to assess whether NT-proBNP-guided therapy of ADHF patients using a relative NT-proBNP target would lead to improved outcome compared with conventional therapy. Methods —We conduct...
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#1Susan Stienen (AMC: Academic Medical Center)H-Index: 5
#2Khibar Salah (AMC: Academic Medical Center)H-Index: 7
Last.Wouter E. Kok (AMC: Academic Medical Center)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to analyze the prognostic value and attainability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in young and elderly acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) patients. Background Less-effective NT-proBNP-guided therapy in chronic heart failure (HF) has been reported in elderly patients. Whether this can be attributed to differences in prognostic value of NT-proBNP or to differences in attaining a prognostic value is unclear. The auth...
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#1Khibar SalahH-Index: 7
#2Wouter E. KokH-Index: 8
Last.Yigal M. PintoH-Index: 59
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We thank Dr. Nunez and colleagues for their comments on our recent study on the competing risk between cardiac status and renal function during hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure (HF) [(1)][1]. We agree that there are different mechanisms for worsening renal function (WRF)
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