Professor Hein J.J. Wellens

33 Years of Cardiology and Arrhythmology

  • Editors
  • J. L. R. M. Smeets
  • P. A. Doevendans
  • M. E. Josephson
  • Ch. Kirchhof
  • M. A. Vos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Hein J. J. Wellens, Reiner M. Schuilenburg, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 27-42
  3. Hein J. J. Wellens, Reinier M. Schuilenburg, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 43-53
  4. Hein J. J. Wellens, Aart Vermeulen, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 55-62
  5. K. I. Lie, Hein J. Wellens, Reinier M. Schuilenburg, Anton E. Becker, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 79-85
  6. Hein J. J. Wellens, Michiel J. Janse, Rudolf Th. Van Dam, Frans J. L. Van Capelle, Nico G. Meijne, Heleen M. Mellink et al.
    Pages 87-98
  7. K. L. Lie, Hein J. J. Wellens, Frans J. L. Van Capelle, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 99-104
  8. Hein J. J. Wellens, Dirk Durrer
    Pages 105-112
  9. Hein J. J. Wellens, K. I. Lie, Frits W. Bär, Jan C. Wesdorp, Henk J. Dohmen, Donald R. Düren et al.
    Pages 133-142
  10. Hein J. J. Wellens, Donald R. Düren, K. I. Lie
    Pages 143-153
  11. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Ellinor Busemann Sokole, Gerard Samson, J. B. V. D. Schoot, K. I. Lie, K. L. Liem et al.
    Pages 155-161
  12. Hein J. J. Wellens, Frits W. H. M. Bär, Kong I. Lie, Donald R. Düren, Henk J. Dohmen
    Pages 163-172
  13. Anton E. Becker, Robert H. Anderson, Dirk Durrer, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 183-196
  14. Jeronimo Farré, David Ross, Isaac Wiener, Frits W. Bär, Eduard J. Vanagt, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 197-213

About this book


The first invasive evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias in humans was performed in 1967 in Paris (Prof. P. Coumel) and Amsterdam (Prof. D. Durrer). This was the start of a rapid increase in our knowledge of the diagnosis, mechanism and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. In that same year Prof. Hein J.J. Wellens became cardiologist in the Wilhelmina Gasthuis in Amsterdam. Initially in Amsterdam (1967-1977) and later on in Maastricht (from 1977), he was the driving force for many breakthroughs in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. With an active interplay between the knowledge derived from the 12-lead electrocardiogram and the recordings made with invasive electrophysiology, he composed new ideas leading to major contributions in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and, more generally, in arrhythmology. He published over 650 scientific papers and 14 books, and had numerous functions within scientific boards of prestigious journals. In addition he trained more than 120 cardiologists in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
On the occasion of the congress `2000, Future of Arrhythmology: Lessons From the Past, Promises For Tomorrow', we highlight the scientific work of Prof. Hein J.J. Wellens. A selection of more than 60 articles over the whole time span has been selected. These articles are accompanied by comments from an expert, co-worker and/or former fellow in order to place the paper in a scientific time frame, including the relationship of the author with Prof. Hein J.J. Wellens.


atrial fibrillation diagnosis differential diagnosis electrocardiogram (ECG) electrophysiology heart physiology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5799-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4110-9
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