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Jo Zelis is a cardiologist in training at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. Currently he's working on his PhD at the TU/e department of Biomedical Engineering, research group Cardiovascular Biomechanics.

His research is focused on aortic valve stenosis physiology and the treatment of aortic stenosis with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Together with dr. Tonino, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, and dr. Johnson, UT Health Houston Texas, they introduced a novel index called the Stress Aortic Valve Index (SAVI), based on the Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurements invented by prof. dr. Pijls. This could improve patient selection for treatment which would improve the quality of life and survival of patients with aortic valve stenosis.

Academic background

Jo Zelis studied at the Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences where he obtained a MSc in science and medical degree in 2015. In 2016 he started his fellowship in cardiology at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. In 2017 he paused his fellowship to work on his PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology, department of Biomedical Engineering.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, Master, Maastricht University

1 Jul 20121 Jul 2015

Medicine, Bachelor, Maastricht University

1 Jul 20091 Jul 2012

External positions

Fellow Cardiology, Catharina Hospital

1 Aug 2016 → …

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Coronary Aneurysm Medicine & Life Sciences
Aortic Valve Medicine & Life Sciences
Coronary Vessels Medicine & Life Sciences
Myxoma Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Atria Medicine & Life Sciences
Aortic Valve Stenosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Auscultation Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 4 Citations
  • 2 Article
  • 2 Comment/Letter to the editor

Right coronary artery supply to a cardiac mass

Zelis, J. M. & Westphal, N., 22 Aug 2019, In : Netherlands Heart Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Coronary Vessels
Heart Atria
Heart Auscultation
Atrial Septum
4 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Pressure gradient vs. flow relationships to characterize the physiology of a severely stenotic aortic valve before and after transcatheter valve implantation

Johnson, N. P., Zelis, J. M., Tonino, P. A. L., Houthuizen, P., Bouwman, R. A., Brueren, G. R. G., Johnson, D. T., Koolen, J. J., Korsten, H. H. M., Wijnbergen, I. F., Zimmermann, F. M., Kirkeeide, R. L., Pijls, N. H. J. & Gould, K. L., 21 Jul 2018, In : European Heart Journal. 39, 28, p. 2646-2655 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Ventricular Pressure

Giant coronary aneurysm exposed on routine echocardiogram

Zelis, J. M., Andriessen, F. P. J., Elenbaas, T. W. D. & Peels, K. H., 1 Jan 2017, In : European Heart Journal. 38, 43, p. 3240 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

Coronary Aneurysm