Yuri Blaauw

Cardiologist

Yuri Blaauw is a cardiologist with a focus of invasive treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. He was trained in Maastricht University Medical Center and did thesis on treatment of atrial fibrillation. The clinical electrophysiology  unit of the UMCG has  a long track record in atrial fibrillation research and many  (ablation) studies  are currently ongoing.

Current activities
Over the last years an innovative hybrid ablation program for treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias has been developed. We are currently exploring risk factors that may identify patients with atrial fibrillation that have failure of hybrid and catheter ablation treatment.

My projects

RACE V

Reappraisal of Atrial Fibrillation: Interaction between hyperCoagulability, Electrical remodeling, and Vascular Destabilisation in the Progression of AF

My publications

Pulmonary vein anatomy addressed by computed tomography and relation to success of second-generation cryoballoon ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

The aim of this study was to assess PV morphology and variants including carina width, shared carina or PV ovality index and whether this is of influence on AF recurrence after PVI with the second generation 28 mm cryoballoon in a homogenous population of patients with paroxysmal AF. No specific characteristics of PV dimensions nor morphology were associated with AF recurrence after cryoballoon ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF.

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