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