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
  15. Hein J. J. Wellens, Frits W. Bär, Anton P. Gorgels, Eduard J. Vanagt
    Pages 215-219
  16. Hein J. J. Wellens, Frits W. Bär, Jerönimo Farré, David L. Ross, Isaac Wiener, Eduard J. Vanagt
    Pages 221-230
  17. David L. Ross, Jerönimo Farré, Frits W. H. M. Bär, Eddy J. Vanagt, Pedro Brugada, Isaac Wiener et al.
    Pages 231-243
  18. Karel Den Dulk, Fred W. Lindemans, Frits W. Bär, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 253-263
  19. Peter L. Friedman, Pedro Brugada, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Denis Roy, Jerönimo Farré, Frits W. H. M. Bär et al.
    Pages 265-273
  20. Anton P. M. Gorgels, Henriette D. M. Beekman, Pedro Brugada, Willem R. M. Dassen, David A. B. Richards, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 275-295
  21. D. Roy, P. Brugada, H. J. J. Wellens
    Pages 297-303
  22. Martin Green, Bill Heddle, Willem Dassen, Michael Wehr, Hoshiar Abdollah, Pedro Brugada et al.
    Pages 313-319
  23. Karl-Heinz. Kuck, Pedro. Brugada, Hein J. J. Wellens, FACC
    Pages 321-330
  24. William F. Heddle, Pedro Brugada, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 331-340
  25. Simon H. Braat, Pedro. Brugada, Karel Den Dulk, Vincent Van Ommen, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 341-345
  26. Bernd Waldecker, Pedro Brugada, Manfred Zehender, William Stevenson, Karel Den Dulk, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 347-354
  27. Ivo E. Kersschot, Pedro Brugada, Mercedes Ramentol, Manfred Zehender, Bernd Waldecker, William. G. Stevenson et al.
    Pages 365-375
  28. Fritz W. Bär, Frank Vermeer, Chris De Zwaan, Mercedes Ramentol, Simon Braat, Maarten L. Simoons et al.
    Pages 381-392
  29. Anton P. M. Gorgels, Marc A. Vos, Ingrid S. Letsch, Erik A. Verschuuren, Frits W. H. M. Bär, Johan H. A. Janssen et al.
    Pages 401-410
  30. Hans-Joachim Trappe, Pedro Brugada, Mario Talajic, Paolo Della Bella, Roman Lezaun, Rob Mulleneers et al.
    Pages 411-422
  31. Robert Lemery, Pedro Brugada, Paolo Della Bella, Thierry Dugernier, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 423-430
  32. Robert Lemery, Pedro Brugada, Paolo Della Bella, Thierry Dugernier, Adri Van Den Dool, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 431-442
  33. Fernando E. S. Cruz, Emile C. Cheriex, Joep L. R. M. Smeets, Jacob Atié, Ayrton K. Peres, Olaf C. K. M. Penn et al.
    Pages 443-451
  34. Jacob Atié, Pedro Brugada, Josep Brugada, Joep L. R. M. Smeets, Fernando E. S. Cruz, Ayrton Peres et al.
    Pages 453-467
  35. Hein J. J. Wellens, Jacob Atié, Joep L. R. M. Smeets, Fernando E. S. Cruz, Anton P. Gorgels, Pedro Brugada
    Pages 469-476
  36. Paolo Della Bella, Pedro Brugada, Mario Talajic, Robert Lemery, Pelajo Torner, Roman Lezaun et al.
    Pages 477-484
  37. J. Atié, P. Brugada, J. Brugada, J. L. R. M. Smeets, F. E. Cruz, M. R. Roukens et al.
    Pages 485-495
  38. Luz Maria Rodriguez, Joep Smeets, Gilles E. O’Hara, Peter Geelen, Pedro Brugada, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 497-501
  39. Lluís Mont, Tamer Seixas, Pedro Brugada, Josep Brugada, Frank Simonis, Edward Kriek et al.
    Pages 503-512

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

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