Gijs van Woerden


My name is Gijs van Woerden, and I am a PhD student under the supervision of Dirk Jan van Veldhuisen, Michiel Rienstra and Daan Westenbrink. In 2017, I graduated in medicine and started my career in research, mainly focusing on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. In my leisure time, I like doing sports and playing music.


Current activities

My work is concentrating on the relationship between obesity and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, with special focus on the adipose tissue surrounding the heart, called ‘epicardial fat’.

Mijn projecten


Digoxin Evaluation in Chronic heart failure: Investigational Study In Outpatients in the Netherlands: DECISION

Adipositas in hartfalen met een behouden ejectiefractie

Epicardiaal vet als oorzaak voor hartfalen met een behouden ejectiefractie

Mijn publicaties

Preoperative cardiac screening using NT-proBNP in obese patients 50 years and older undergoing bariatric surgery: a study of 310 consecutive patients

Sophie L van Veldhuisen, Gijs van Woerden, Martin E W Hemels, Yves G C J America, Rudolf A de Boer, Michiel Rienstra, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Eric J Hazebroek. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2021.

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Epicardial Adipose Tissue and Invasive Hemodynamics in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Thomas M Gorter, Gijs van Woerden, Michiel Rienstra, Michael G Dickinson, Yoran M Hummel, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen. JACC Heart Fail 2020.

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