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Professor Lukas Dekker is a cardiologist at the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, specialized in diagnosing and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. He is also involved in several basic research projects; he, for example, supervises an experimental project in Bordeaux, France, about the role of atrial wall stress in the occurrence as well as treatment of atrial fibrillation. He is part-time professor at the departments of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Academic background

Lukas Dekker studied medicine in Amsterdam; he finished his cardiology training in 2003 in Amsterdam. In 1996 he finished his PhD about ‘Role of intracellular calcium in ischemic damage and preconditioning in cardiac muscle’ with honours.
From 2008 onwards he works as a cardiologist-electrophysiologist in the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven.

Affiliated with

Dr. Dekker is co-founder and board member of the Netherlands Heart Network, www.nederlandshartnetwerk.nl. This collaboration in the Eindhoven area between cardiologists and general practitioners aims at improving cardiac care.
He is a active member of the steering committee of e/MTIC, www.e/MTIC.nl.
Dr. Dekker is founder of www.hart.volgers.org, the largest community for cardiac patients in Europe.

External positions

cardiologist, Catharina Hospital

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Lukas R.C. Dekker is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Atrial Fibrillation Medicine & Life Sciences
Photoplethysmography Medicine & Life Sciences
Pulmonary Veins Medicine & Life Sciences
Ventricular Fibrillation Medicine & Life Sciences
Catheter Ablation Medicine & Life Sciences
Implantable Defibrillators Medicine & Life Sciences
Wrist Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiac Arrhythmias Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1993 2019

Detecting atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in daily life using photoplethysmography data

Eerikäinen, L. M., Bonomi, A. G., Schipper, F., Dekker, L. R. C., de Morree, H. M., Vullings, R. & Aarts, R. M., 12 Nov 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Early or delayed cardioversion in recent-onset atrial fibrillation

Pluymaekers, N. A. H. A., Dudink, E. A. M. P., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Meeder, J. G., Lenderink, T., Widdershoven, J., Bucx, J. J. J., Rienstra, M., Kamp, O., Van Opstal, J. M., Alings, M., Oomen, A., Kirchhof, C. J., van Dijk, V. F., Ramanna, H., Liem, A., Dekker, L. R., Essers, B. A. B., Tijssen, J. G. P., Van Gelder, I. C. & 1 others, Crijns, H. J. G. M., 18 Apr 2019, In : The New England Journal of Medicine. 380, 16, p. 1499-1508 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Electric Countershock
Atrial Fibrillation
Hospital Emergency Service
Confidence Intervals
Random Allocation

How accurately can we detect atrial fibrillation using Photoplethysmography data measured in daily life?

Eerikäinen, L. M., Bonomi, A. G., Schipper, F., Dekker, L. R. C., Vullings, R., de Morree, H. M. & Aarts, R. M., 11 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Computing in Cardiology 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Atrial Fibrillation
Sensitivity and Specificity
7 Downloads (Pure)

Regional collaboration to improve atrial fibrillation care: preliminary data from the Netherlands heart network

Cremers, H. P., Hoorn, C., Theunissen, L., van der Voort, P., Polak, P., de Jong, S., van Veghel, D. & Dekker, L. R. C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Arrhythmia. 35, 4, p. 604-611 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Atrial Fibrillation
Referral and Consultation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Review on factors influencing physician guideline adherence in cardiology

Hoorn, C. J. G. M., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Dierick-van Daele, A. T. M. & Dekker, L. R. C., 1 Mar 2019, In : Cardiology in Review. 27, 2, p. 80-86 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Guideline Adherence
Secondary Care Centers
Patient Compliance

Student theses

A biomechanical view on atrial fibrillation: feasibility of stretch-activated ectopic beats in the left atrium

Author: Meiburg, R., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 1), Dekker, L. (Supervisor 2), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2) & van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master