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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

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Research Output

Heart rate variability in hypertensive pregnancy disorders: a systematic review

Moors, S., Staaks, K. J. J., Westerhuis, M. E. M. H., Dekker, L. R. C., Verdurmen, K. M. J., Oei, S. G. & van Laar, J. O. E. H., Apr 2020, In : Pregnancy Hypertension. 20, p. 56-68 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  • 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
  • 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., 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. & 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

  • 26 Citations (Scopus)

    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, Computing in Cardiology 2019. p. 1-4 4 p.

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

    Open Access
  • 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
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)

    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