Publications by authors named "Ruth Heying"

54Publications

Covid-19 FAQ's in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology - AEPC position paper.

Cardiol Young 2021 Jan 7:1-21. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

University Hospital of Children and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatric Cardiology/Paediatric Heart Center, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

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January 2021

adheres avidly to decellularised cardiac homograft tissue in vitro in the fibrinogen-dependent manner.

Cardiol Young 2020 Dec 21;30(12):1783-1787. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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December 2020

Can ductus arteriosus morphology influence technique/outcome of stent treatment?

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2020 05 17;95(6):1149-1157. Epub 2020 Jan 17.

Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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May 2020

Antiplatelet therapy abrogates platelet-assisted Staphylococcus aureus infectivity of biological heart valve conduits.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Nov 23. Epub 2019 Nov 23.

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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November 2019

Are Antiplatelet Agents Beneficial in Prevention of Infective Endocarditis?

JAMA Cardiol 2019 11;4(11):1177

Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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November 2019

Additively manufactured small-diameter vascular grafts with improved tissue healing using a novel SNAP impregnation method.

J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2020 May 30;108(4):1322-1331. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2020

Controlled NO-Release from 3D-Printed Small-Diameter Vascular Grafts Prevents Platelet Activation and Bacterial Infectivity.

ACS Biomater Sci Eng 2019 May 3;5(5):2284-2296. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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May 2019

Nitric oxide-releasing vascular grafts: A therapeutic strategy to promote angiogenic activity and endothelium regeneration.

Acta Biomater 2019 07 3;92:82-91. Epub 2019 May 3.

Bioengineering Research Group, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Department, Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), Tehran, Iran; Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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July 2019

Are plasma proteins key players in the pathogenesis of infective endocarditis?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 08;156(2):738-739

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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August 2018

Up to 11 years of experience with the Melody valved stent in the right ventricular outflow tract.

EuroIntervention 2018 Oct 12;14(9):e988-e994. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Division of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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October 2018

Assessment of the Dual Role of Clumping Factor A in S. Aureus Adhesion to Endothelium in Absence and Presence of Plasma.

Thromb Haemost 2018 Jul 17;118(7):1230-1241. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

Division of Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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July 2018

Dysfunction of the foetal arterial duct results in a wide spectrum of cardiovascular pathology.

Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 26;72(6):625-635. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

a Department of Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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December 2017

Bacterial adherence to graft tissues in static and flow conditions.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 01 16;155(1):325-332.e4. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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January 2018

Radiofrequency perforation of the pulmonary valve: an efficient low cost solution.

Acta Cardiol 2017 Aug 14;72(4):419-424. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

a Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology , University Hospitals Leuven , Belgium.

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August 2017

Percutaneous intervention for central shunts: new routes, new strategies.

Acta Cardiol 2017 Apr 28;72(2):142-148. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

a Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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April 2017

Right ventricular remodelling after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2017 Sep 15;90(3):407-417. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, 3000, Belgium.

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September 2017

Bailout shunt/banding for backward left heart failure after adequate neonatal coarctectomy in borderline left hearts.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2016 12 19;23(6):929-932. Epub 2016 Aug 19.

Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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December 2016

Medium term follow-up after percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement with the Melody® valve.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2015 Jun 6;7:92-97. Epub 2015 Mar 6.

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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June 2015

Use of covered Cheatham-Platinum stents in congenital heart disease.

Int J Cardiol 2014 Jul 9;175(1):102-7. Epub 2014 May 9.

Department of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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July 2014

Delivering stents in congenital heart disease using the double-wire technique: technical considerations.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013 Dec 5;82(7):1156-63. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium; Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University of the Free State, South Africa.

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December 2013

Mechanism of autograft insufficiency after the Ross operation in children.

Cardiol Young 2013 Aug 31;23(4):523-9. Epub 2012 Oct 31.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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August 2013

Evolution of the Z-score in size-reduced bicuspid homografts.

J Heart Valve Dis 2012 Jul;21(4):521-6

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.

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July 2012

Off-label use of percutaneous pulmonary valved stents in the right ventricular outflow tract: time to rewrite the label?

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013 May 12;81(6):987-95. Epub 2013 Feb 12.

Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Unit, University Hospitals KU Leuven and UC Louvain, Belgium.

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May 2013

Transventricular balloon dilation and stenting of the RVOT in small infants with tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary atresia.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013 Aug 5;82(2):260-5. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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August 2013

Pulmonary artery banding as 'open end' palliation of systemic right ventricles: an interim analysis.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012 Apr 28;41(4):913-8. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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April 2012

The Contegra conduit in the right ventricular outflow tract is an independent risk factor for graft replacement.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011 Sep 19;40(3):603-9. Epub 2011 Feb 19.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.

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September 2011

Stent expansion of stretch Gore-Tex grafts in children with congenital heart lesions.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2010 May;75(6):843-8

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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May 2010

The Fontan circulation: who controls cardiac output?

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010 Mar 7;10(3):428-33. Epub 2009 Dec 7.

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

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March 2010

Volume load paradox while preparing for the Fontan: not too much for the ventricle, not too little for the lungs.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010 Feb 27;10(2):262-5. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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February 2010

Contribution of (sub)domains of Staphylococcus aureus fibronectin-binding protein to the proinflammatory and procoagulant response of human vascular endothelial cells.

Thromb Haemost 2009 Mar;101(3):495-504

Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, room C5-38, P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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March 2009

Staphylococcal peptidoglycan initiates an inflammatory response and procoagulant activity in human vascular endothelial cells: a comparison with highly purified lipoteichoic acid and TSST-1.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2008 Jan 20;52(1):110-7. Epub 2007 Nov 20.

Department of Microbiology, Eijkman-Winkler Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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January 2008

Value of surrogate tests to predict exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in atopic childhood asthma.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2007 Mar;42(3):225-30

Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Pulmonology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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March 2007