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.
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’.
Digoxin Evaluation in Chronic heart failure: Investigational Study In Outpatients in the Netherlands: DECISION
Epicardial fat can cause heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.