We aim to contribute to better and improved treatments for heart patients, through clinical cardiology research. Our PhD support trajectory is one of our key pillars to achieve this.

We support investigators who want to do PhD research, whether they’re a medical student, specialist, MD or already an experienced cardiologist.

Facilitating cardiology research

While we facilitate the trials, doctoral candidates can concentrate on other tasks within the project, saving valuable time. Additionally, using our resources allows researchers to run larger, multi-centre and international projects.

We’re proud to have collaborated with many talented people, some of whom earned their doctorates within only two to three years. We hope to continue and expand our PhD support trajectory and facilitate many more cardiology PhDs in the future!

Our most recent PhD support projects

The main topic of my thesis is out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a sudden stop of the heart’s function, which affects about 15,000 people in The Netherlands on a yearly basis. Survival from OHCA is very poor, as only 1 out of 4 victims survives to hospital discharge. My research may pave the way towards better treatment of cardiac arrest patients in the future.

PhD Support Promotie Toon Duijnhouwer

Dilatation of the great arteries
Dr. A.L. Duijnhouwer
Radboud University

This thesis answers the question why in certain patient groups the aortic or pulmonary vessel widens and in which this leads to severe complications.

Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia which can have a significant impact on a patient’s life. The results of this thesis contribute to further development of atrial fibrillation ablation technology aiming at improved success of the treatment.

The thesis is about a new potential treatment for hypertension, called renal sympathetic denervation. Currently, the renal sympathetic denervation procedure is under investigation to improve the procedure and select the appropriate hypertension patient category.

20201130 Promotie Aernout Snoek

Cardiac rehabilitation; How much pain for the optimal gain?
Dr. J.A Snoek
Radboud University of Nijmegen

A full overview of our PhD support programme

For a full overview of all the talented people we’ve supported, please click here.

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