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Luc Mertens

TitleSection Head, Echocardiography
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentHeart Centre - Cardiology Div. Physicians Fellows & Secretaries
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. Patel MD, Breatnach CR, James AT, Choudhry S, McNamara PJ, Jain A, Franklin O, Hamvas A, Mertens L, Singh GK, El-Khuffash A, Levy PT. Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Afterload in Preterm Infants: Maturational Patterns of Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Over the First Year of Age and Implications for Pulmonary Hypertension. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Jul; 32(7):884-894.e4. PMID: 31272593.
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    2. Giesinger RE, El Shahed AI, Castaldo MP, Breatnach CR, Chau V, Whyte HE, El-Khuffash A, Mertens L, McNamara PJ. Impaired Right Ventricular Performance is Associated with Adverse Outcome Following Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun 28. PMID: 31251076.
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    3. Slieker MG, Meza JM, Devlin PJ, Burch PT, Karamlou T, DeCampli WM, McCrindle BW, Williams WG, Morgan CT, Fleishman CE, Mertens L. Pre-intervention morphologic and functional echocardiographic characteristics of neonates with critical left heart obstruction: a Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS) inception cohort study. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Jun 01; 20(6):658-667. PMID: 30339206.
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    4. Larios G, Yim D, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Grosse-Wortmann L, Friedberg MK. Right ventricular function in patients with pulmonary regurgitation with versus without tetralogy of Fallot. Am Heart J. 2019 Jul; 213:8-17. PMID: 31071505.
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    5. Pieles GE, Grosse-Wortmann L, Hader M, Fatah M, Chungsomprasong P, Slorach C, Hui W, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, Mertens L, Hamilton R, Friedberg MK. Association of Echocardiographic Parameters of Right Ventricular Remodeling and Myocardial Performance With Modified Task Force Criteria in Adolescents With Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Apr; 12(4):e007693. PMID: 31002275.
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    6. Hébert A, Lavoie PM, Giesinger RE, Ting JY, Finan E, Singh Y, de Boode W, Kluckow M, Mertens L, McNamara PJ. Evolution of Training Guidelines for Echocardiography Performed by the Neonatologist: Toward Hemodynamic Consultation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Jun; 32(6):785-790. PMID: 30926403.
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    7. Lumens J, Fan CS, Walmsley J, Yim D, Manlhiot C, Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Mertens L, Prinzen FW, Delhaas T, Friedberg MK. Relative Impact of Right Ventricular Electromechanical Dyssynchrony Versus Pulmonary Regurgitation on Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Exercise Intolerance in Patients After Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 22; 8(2):e010903. PMID: 30651018.
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    8. Grotenhuis HB, Cifra B, Mertens LL, Riessenkampff E, Manlhiot C, Seed M, Yoo SJ, Grosse-Wortmann L. Left ventricular remodelling in long-term survivors after the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 01 01; 20(1):101-107. PMID: 29800129.
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    9. Morgan CT, Mueller B, Thakur V, Guerra V, Jull C, Mertens L, Friedberg M, Golding F, Seed M, Miner SES, Jaeggi ET, Manlhiot C, Nield LE. Improving Prenatal Diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta. Can J Cardiol. 2019 Apr; 35(4):453-461. PMID: 30935636.
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    10. Fujioka T, Kühn A, Sanchez-Martinez S, Bijnens BH, Hui W, Slorach C, Roehlig C, Mertens L, Vogt M, Friedberg MK. Impact of Interventricular Interactions on Left Ventricular Function, Stroke Volume, and Exercise Capacity in Children and Adults With Ebstein's Anomaly. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 May; 12(5):925-927. PMID: 30553666.
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    11. Grotenhuis HB, Dallaire F, Verpalen IM, van den Akker MJE, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Aortic Root Dilatation and Aortic-Related Complications in Children After Tetralogy of Fallot Repair. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Dec; 11(12):e007611. PMID: 30562107.
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    12. Gould RA, Aziz H, Woods CE, Seman-Senderos MA, Sparks E, Preuss C, Wünnemann F, Bedja D, Moats CR, McClymont SA, Rose R, Sobreira N, Ling H, MacCarrick G, Kumar AA, Luyckx I, Cannaerts E, Verstraeten A, Björk HM, Lehsau AC, Jaskula-Ranga V, Lauridsen H, Shah AA, Bennett CL, Ellinor PT, Lin H, Isselbacher EM, Lino Cardenas CL, Butcher JT, Hughes GC, Lindsay ME, Mertens L, Franco-Cereceda A, Verhagen JMA, Wessels M, Mohamed SA, Eriksson P, Mital S, Van Laer L, Loeys BL, Andelfinger G, McCallion AS, Dietz HC. ROBO4 variants predispose individuals to bicuspid aortic valve and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Nat Genet. 2019 01; 51(1):42-50. PMID: 30455415.
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    13. Driessen MMP, Leiner T, Sieswerda GT, van Dijk APJ, Post MC, Friedberg MK, Mertens L, Doevendans PA, Snijder RJ, Hulzebos EH, Meijboom FJ. RV adaptation to increased afterload in congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0205196. PMID: 30356250.
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    14. Hui W, Slorach C, Guerra V, Parekh RS, Hamilton J, Messiha S, Tse E, Mertens L, Narang I. Effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Cardiovascular Function in Obese Youth. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 15; 123(2):341-347. PMID: 30420185.
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    15. Lopez C, Mertens L, Dragulescu A, Landeck B, Younoszai A, Friedberg MK, Hunter K, Di Maria MV. Strain and Rotational Mechanics in Children With Single Left Ventricles After Fontan. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Dec; 31(12):1297-1306. PMID: 30344011.
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    16. Grattan M, Mertens L, Grosse-Wortmann L, Friedberg MK, Cifra B, Dragulescu A. Ventricular Torsion in Young Patients With Single-Ventricle Anatomy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Dec; 31(12):1288-1296. PMID: 30340887.
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    17. Di Salvo G, Miller O, Babu Narayan S, Li W, Budts W, Valsangiacomo Buechel ER, Frigiola A, van den Bosch AE, Bonello B, Mertens L, Hussain T, Parish V, Habib G, Edvardsen T, Geva T, Baumgartner H, Gatzoulis MA. Imaging the adult with congenital heart disease: a multimodality imaging approach-position paper from the EACVI. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 10 01; 19(10):1077-1098. PMID: 30084968.
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    18. Hermans TJN, Voskuilen CS, Deelen M, Mertens LS, Horenblas S, Meijer RP, Boormans JL, Aben KK, van der Heijden MS, Pos FJ, de Wit R, Beerepoot LV, Verhoeven RHA, van Rhijn BWG. Superior efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical cystectomy in cT3-4aN0M0 compared to cT2N0M0 bladder cancer. Int J Cancer. 2019 03 15; 144(6):1453-1459. PMID: 30155893.
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    19. Meza JM, Slieker M, Blackstone EH, Mertens L, DeCampli WM, Kirklin JK, Karimi M, Eghtesady P, Pourmoghadam K, Kim RW, Burch PT, Jacobs ML, Karamlou T, McCrindle BW. A novel, data-driven conceptualization for critical left heart obstruction. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2018 Oct; 165:107-116. PMID: 30337065.
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    20. Son JS, James A, Fan CS, Mertens L, McCrindle BW, Manlhiot C, Friedberg MK. Prognostic Value of Serial Echocardiography in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jul; 11(7):e006983. PMID: 30012823.
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    21. Yim D, Hui W, Larios G, Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Bijnens B, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Quantification of Right Ventricular Electromechanical Dyssynchrony in Relation to Right Ventricular Function and Clinical Outcomes in Children with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Jul; 31(7):822-830. PMID: 29976349.
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    22. Vasdev N, Zargar H, Noël JP, Veeratterapillay R, Fairey AS, Mertens LS, Dinney CP, Mir MC, Krabbe LM, Cookson MS, Jacobsen NE, Gandhi NM, Griffin J, Montgomery JS, Yu EY, Xylinas E, Campain NJ, Kassouf W, Dall'Era MA, Seah JA, Ercole CE, Horenblas S, Sridhar SS, McGrath JS, Aning J, Shariat SF, Wright JL, Morgan TM, Bivalacqua TJ, North S, Barocas DA, Lotan Y, Grivas P, Stephenson AJ, Shah JB, van Rhijn BW, Daneshmand S, Spiess PE, Holzbeierlein JM, Thorpe A, Black PC. Concomitant CIS on TURBT does not impact oncological outcomes in patients treated with neoadjuvant or induction chemotherapy followed by radical cystectomy. World J Urol. 2019 Jan; 37(1):165-172. PMID: 29882105.
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    23. Cifra B, Morgan CT, Dragulescu A, Guerra VC, Slorach C, Friedberg MK, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dipchand AI, Mertens L. Right ventricular function during exercise in children after heart transplantation. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 06 01; 19(6):647-653. PMID: 28655190.
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    24. Badano LP, Kolias TJ, Muraru D, Abraham TP, Aurigemma G, Edvardsen T, D'Hooge J, Donal E, Fraser AG, Marwick T, Mertens L, Popescu BA, Sengupta PP, Lancellotti P, Thomas JD, Voigt JU. Standardization of left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial deformation imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: a consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 06 01; 19(6):591-600. PMID: 29596561.
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    25. Jain A, Mohamed A, Kavanagh B, Shah PS, Kuipers BCW, El-Khuffash A, Mertens L, Jankov RP, McNamara PJ. Cardiopulmonary Adaptation During First Day of Life in Human Neonates. J Pediatr. 2018 09; 200:50-57.e2. PMID: 29803302.
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    26. Papadhima I, Louis D, Purna J, Deshpande P, Diambomba Y, Lee S, Shah P, Weisz D, El-Khuffash A, McNamara PJ, Mertens L, Jain A. Targeted neonatal echocardiography (TNE) consult service in a large tertiary perinatal center in Canada. J Perinatol. 2018 Aug; 38(8):1039-1045. PMID: 29785061.
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    27. Rumman RK, Matsuda-Abedini M, Langlois V, Radhakrishnan S, Lorenzo AJ, Amaral J, Mertens L, Parekh RS. Management and Outcomes of Childhood Renal Artery Stenosis and Middle Aortic Syndrome. Am J Hypertens. 2018 May 07; 31(6):687-695. PMID: 29373648.
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    28. Nield LE, Dragulescu A, MacColl C, Manlhiot C, Brun H, McCrindle BW, Kuipers B, Caldarone CA, Miner SES, Mertens L. Coronary artery Doppler patterns are associated with clinical outcomes post-arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 04 01; 19(4):461-468. PMID: 28369239.
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    29. Cifra B, Chen CK, Fan CS, Slorach C, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dragulescu A, Redington AN, Friedberg MK, Nathan PC, Mertens L. Dynamic Myocardial Response to Exercise in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Anthracyclines. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Aug; 31(8):933-942. PMID: 29615292.
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    30. Tremblay C, Yoo SJ, Mertens L, Seed M, Jacques F, Slorach C, Vanderlaan R, Greenway S, Caldarone C, Coles J, Grosse-Wortmann L. Sutureless Versus Conventional Pulmonary Vein Repair: A Magnetic Resonance Pilot Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 04; 105(4):1248-1254. PMID: 29482852.
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    31. Mawad W, Mertens LL. Recent Advances and Trends in Pediatric Cardiac Imaging. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Feb 21; 20(1):9. PMID: 29468314.
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    32. Kotani Y, Chetan D, Zhu J, Saedi A, Zhao L, Mertens L, Redington AN, Coles J, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O. Fontan Failure and Death in Contemporary Fontan Circulation: Analysis From the Last Two Decades. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 04; 105(4):1240-1247. PMID: 29397930.
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    33. Meza JM, Devlin PJ, Overman DM, Gremmels D, Baffa G, Cohen MS, Quartermain MD, Caldarone CA, Pourmoghadam K, DeCampli WM, Fackoury CT, Mertens L. The Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect Cohort: Baseline, Preintervention Echocardiographic Characteristics. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(1):80-86. PMID: 29428621.
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    34. Fernandopulle N, Mertens L, Klingel M, Manson D, Ratjen F. Echocardiography Grading for Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Screening in Children with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. J Pediatr. 2018 04; 195:288-291.e1. PMID: 29274888.
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    35. Mertens LL. Right Atrial Contractile Function in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: A Novel Marker for Disease Severity? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 12; 10(12). PMID: 29233838.
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    36. Armenian SH, Mertens L, Slorach C, Venkataraman K, Mascarenhas K, Nathwani N, Wong FL, Forman SJ, Bhatia S. Prevalence of anthracycline-related cardiac dysfunction in long-term survivors of adult-onset lymphoma. Cancer. 2018 Feb 15; 124(4):850-857. PMID: 29112235.
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    37. Rumman RK, Slorach C, Hui W, Matsuda-Abedini M, Langlois V, Radhakrishnan S, Lorenzo AJ, Amaral J, Mertens L, Parekh RS. Cardiovascular Structure and Function in Children With Middle Aortic Syndrome and Renal Artery Stenosis. Hypertension. 2017 12; 70(6):1193-1200. PMID: 28974566.
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    38. Gillis E, Kumar AA, Luyckx I, Preuss C, Cannaerts E, van de Beek G, Wieschendorf B, Alaerts M, Bolar N, Vandeweyer G, Meester J, Wünnemann F, Gould RA, Zhurayev R, Zerbino D, Mohamed SA, Mital S, Mertens L, Björck HM, Franco-Cereceda A, McCallion AS, Van Laer L, Verhagen JMA, van de Laar IMBH, Wessels MW, Messas E, Goudot G, Nemcikova M, Krebsova A, Kempers M, Salemink S, Duijnhouwer T, Jeunemaitre X, Albuisson J, Eriksson P, Andelfinger G, Dietz HC, Verstraeten A, Loeys BL. Corrigendum: Candidate Gene Resequencing in a Large Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Cohort: SMAD6 as an Important Contributor. Front Physiol. 2017; 8:730. PMID: 28974934.
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    39. Morgan CT, Gross G, Hickey E, Mertens L. Surgical resection of an obstructive Chiari Network. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Sep 01; 18(9):1070. PMID: 28472468.
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    40. Skitch A, Mital S, Mertens L, Liu P, Kantor P, Grosse-Wortmann L, Manlhiot C, Greenberg M, Nathan PC. Novel approaches to the prediction, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac late effects in survivors of childhood cancer: a multi-centre observational study. BMC Cancer. 2017 Aug 03; 17(1):519. PMID: 28774277.
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    41. van de Putte EEF, Vegt E, Mertens LS, Bruining A, Hendricksen K, van der Heijden MS, Horenblas S, van Rhijn BWG. FDG-PET/CT for response evaluation of invasive bladder cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Int Urol Nephrol. 2017 Sep; 49(9):1585-1591. PMID: 28674853.
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    42. Gillis E, Kumar AA, Luyckx I, Preuss C, Cannaerts E, van de Beek G, Wieschendorf B, Alaerts M, Bolar N, Vandeweyer G, Meester J, Wünnemann F, Gould RA, Zhurayev R, Zerbino D, Mohamed SA, Mital S, Mertens L, Björck HM, Franco-Cereceda A, McCallion AS, Van Laer L, Verhagen JMA, van de Laar IMBH, Wessels MW, Messas E, Goudot G, Nemcikova M, Krebsova A, Kempers M, Salemink S, Duijnhouwer T, Jeunemaitre X, Albuisson J, Eriksson P, Andelfinger G, Dietz HC, Verstraeten A, Loeys BL. Candidate Gene Resequencing in a Large Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Cohort: SMAD6 as an Important Contributor. Front Physiol. 2017; 8:400. PMID: 28659821.
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    43. Levy PT, El-Khuffash A, Patel MD, Breatnach CR, James AT, Sanchez AA, Abuchabe C, Rogal SR, Holland MR, McNamara PJ, Jain A, Franklin O, Mertens L, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Maturational Patterns of Systolic Ventricular Deformation Mechanics by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Preterm Infants over the First Year of Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jul; 30(7):685-698.e1. PMID: 28433214.
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    44. Driessen MMP, Meijboom FJ, Hui W, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Regional right ventricular remodeling and function in children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension vs those with pulmonary valve stenosis: Insights into mechanics of right ventricular dysfunction. Echocardiography. 2017 Jun; 34(6):888-897. PMID: 28370259.
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    45. Rumman RK, Ramroop R, Chanchlani R, Ghany M, Hebert D, Harvey EA, Parekh RS, Mertens L, Grattan M. Longitudinal assessment of myocardial function in childhood chronic kidney disease, during dialysis, and following kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 Aug; 32(8):1401-1410. PMID: 28275864.
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    46. Mertens LL. Right ventricular remodelling after tetralogy of Fallot repair: new insights from longitudinal follow-up data. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 03 01; 18(3):371-372. PMID: 28363202.
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    47. Lancellotti P, Pellikka PA, Budts W, Chaudhry FA, Donal E, Dulgheru R, Edvardsen T, Garbi M, Ha JW, Kane GC, Kreeger J, Mertens L, Pibarot P, Picano E, Ryan T, Tsutsui JM, Varga A. The Clinical Use of Stress Echocardiography in Non-Ischaemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 02; 30(2):101-138. PMID: 28164802.
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    48. Yim D, Mertens L, Morgan CT, Friedberg MK, Grosse-Wortmann L, Dragulescu A. Impact of surgical pulmonary valve replacement on ventricular mechanics in children with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May; 33(5):711-720. PMID: 28005218.
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    49. Jain A, El-Khuffash AF, Kuipers BCW, Mohamed A, Connelly KA, McNamara PJ, Jankov RP, Mertens L. Left Ventricular Function in Healthy Term Neonates During the Transitional Period. J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:197-203.e2. PMID: 27908646.
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    50. Lancellotti P, Pellikka PA, Budts W, Chaudhry FA, Donal E, Dulgheru R, Edvardsen T, Garbi M, Ha JW, Kane GC, Kreeger J, Mertens L, Pibarot P, Picano E, Ryan T, Tsutsui JM, Varga A. The clinical use of stress echocardiography in non-ischaemic heart disease: recommendations from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Nov; 17(11):1191-1229. PMID: 27880640.
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    51. Burns KD, Lytvyn Y, Mahmud FH, Daneman D, Deda L, Dunger DB, Deanfield J, Dalton RN, Elia Y, Har R, Van JA, Bradley TJ, Slorach C, Hui W, Xiao F, Zimpelmann J, Mertens L, Moineddin R, Reich HN, Sochett E, Scholey JW, Cherney DZ. The relationship between urinary renin-angiotensin system markers, renal function, and blood pressure in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017 Feb 01; 312(2):F335-F342. PMID: 27733369.
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    52. Chowdhury SM, Goudar SP, Baker GH, Taylor CL, Shirali GS, Friedberg MK, Dragulescu A, Chessa KS, Mertens L. Speckle-Tracking Echocardiographic Measures of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function Correlate with Reference Standard Measures Before and After Preload Alteration in Children. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jan; 38(1):27-35. PMID: 27655413.
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    53. Margossian R, Sleeper LA, Pearson GD, Barker PC, Mertens L, Quartermain MD, Su JT, Shirali G, Chen S, Colan SD. Assessment of Diastolic Function in Single-Ventricle Patients After the Fontan Procedure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 11; 29(11):1066-1073. PMID: 27624592.
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    54. Burkett DA, Slorach C, Patel SS, Redington AN, Ivy DD, Mertens L, Younoszai AK, Friedberg MK. Impact of Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Ventricular Interdependence on Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Children With Pulmonary Hypertension. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Sep; 9(9). PMID: 27581953.
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    55. Thakur V, Munk N, Mertens L, Nield LE. Does prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome make a difference? - A systematic review. Prenat Diagn. 2016 Sep; 36(9):854-63. PMID: 27416335.
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    56. Windram JD, Dragelescu A, Benson L, Forsey J, Shariat M, Yoo SJ, Mertens L, Wong D, Grosse-Wortmann L. Myocardial Dimensions in Children With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Comparison Between Echocardiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Can J Cardiol. 2016 12; 32(12):1507-1512. PMID: 27789109.
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    57. Cohen MS, Eidem BW, Cetta F, Fogel MA, Frommelt PC, Ganame J, Han BK, Kimball TR, Johnson RK, Mertens L, Paridon SM, Powell AJ, Lopez L. Multimodality Imaging Guidelines of Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 07; 29(7):571-621. PMID: 27372954.
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    58. Driessen MM, Hui W, Bijnens BH, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Meijboom FJ, Friedberg MK. Adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in right ventricular pressure load: Insights from pediatric pulmonary hypertension versus pulmonary stenosis. Physiol Rep. 2016 Jun; 4(11). PMID: 27302992.
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    59. Taylor K, Lorenzo A, Mertens L, Dragulescu A. Pilot study on the feasibility of limited focused real-time echocardiography during pediatric renal transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Sep; 20(6):778-82. PMID: 27235185.
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    60. van Huis M, Schoenmaker NJ, Groothoff JW, van der Lee JH, van Dyk M, Gewillig M, Koster L, Tanke R, Lilien M, Blom NA, Mertens L, Kuipers IM. Impaired longitudinal deformation measured by speckle-tracking echocardiography in children with end-stage renal disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 09; 31(9):1499-508. PMID: 27189482.
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    61. Dallaire F, Slorach C, Bradley T, Hui W, Sarkola T, Friedberg MK, Jaeggi E, Dragulescu A, Mahmud FH, Daneman D, Mertens L. Pediatric Reference Values and Z Score Equations for Left Ventricular Systolic Strain Measured by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 08; 29(8):786-793.e8. PMID: 27185223.
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    62. Mertens LL, Schwartz SM. Sedation Practices in Pediatric Cardiac ICUs After Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr; 17(4):369-70. PMID: 27043903.
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    63. Cifra B, Mertens L, Mirkhani M, Slorach C, Hui W, Manlhiot C, Friedberg MK, Dragulescu A. Systolic and Diastolic Myocardial Response to Exercise in a Healthy Pediatric Cohort. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 07; 29(7):648-54. PMID: 27038512.
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    64. Morgan CT, Mertens L, Grotenhuis H, Yoo SJ, Seed M, Grosse-Wortmann L. Understanding the mechanism for branch pulmonary artery stenosis after the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb; 18(2):180-185. PMID: 27025515.
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    65. Schantz D, Benson L, Windram J, Wong D, Dragulescu A, Yoo SJ, Mertens L, Friedberg M, Al Nafisi B, Grosse-Wortmann L. Abnormal Mitral Valve Dimensions in Pediatric Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):784-8. PMID: 26961572.
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    66. Lorber R, Srivastava S, Wilder TJ, McIntyre S, DeCampli WM, Williams WG, Frommelt P, Parness IA, Blackstone EH, Jacobs M, Mertens L, Brothers J, Herlong JR. The Authors Reply. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 07; 9(7):899-900. PMID: 26971003.
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    67. Grotenhuis HB, Ruijsink B, Chetan D, Dragulescu A, Friedberg MK, Kotani Y, Caldarone CA, Honjo O, Mertens LL. Impact of Norwood versus hybrid palliation on cardiac size and function in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Heart. 2016 06 15; 102(12):966-74. PMID: 26908097.
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    68. Lytvyn Y, Mahmud FH, Daneman D, Deda L, Dunger DB, Deanfield J, Dalton RN, Elia Y, Har R, Bradley TJ, Slorach C, Hui W, Moineddin R, Reich HN, Scholey JW, Mertens L, Sochett E, Cherney DZ. Association Between Plasma Uric Acid Levels and Cardiorenal Function in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2016 Apr; 39(4):611-6. PMID: 26895883.
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    69. Al Nasser Y, Moura MC, Mertens L, McCrindle BW, Parekh RS, Ng VL, Church PC, Mouzaki M. Subclinical cardiovascular changes in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Jun; 20(4):530-9. PMID: 26890272.
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    158. Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Fackoury C, Mertens L. Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular volumes: a comparison of different techniques in children after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jul; 13(7):596-604. PMID: 22194094.
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    159. Bharucha T, Fernandes F, Slorach C, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Measurement of effective aortic valve area using three-dimensional echocardiography in children undergoing aortic balloon valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis. Echocardiography. 2012 Apr; 29(4):484-91. PMID: 22150633.
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    160. Forsey J, Mertens L. Atypical Kawasaki disease--a clinical challenge. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 171(4):609-11. PMID: 22116268.
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    162. Mertens L, Seri I, Marek J, Arlettaz R, Barker P, McNamara P, Moon-Grady AJ, Coon PD, Noori S, Simpson J, Lai WW. Targeted neonatal echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit: practice guidelines and recommendations for training:. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2011 Oct; 12(10):715-36. PMID: 21998460.
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    163. Dragulescu A, Grosse-Wortmann L, Fackoury C, Riffle S, Waiss M, Jaeggi E, Yoo SJ, Friedberg MK, Mertens L. Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular volumes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot: clinical validation of a new echocardiographic method. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Nov; 24(11):1191-8. PMID: 21920701.
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    164. Bharucha T, Mertens LL. Are children with genetic disorders at increased risk of postoperative complications after cardiac surgery? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep; 12(5):597-8. PMID: 21897162.
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    165. Dragulescu A, Golding F, Van Arsdell G, Caldarone C, Mertens L, Al-Radi O, Lee KJ. The impact of additional epicardial imaging to transesophageal echocardiography on intraoperative detection of residual lesions in congenital heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 143(2):361-7. PMID: 21752399.
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    166. Honjo O, Atlin CR, Mertens L, Al-Radi OO, Redington AN, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS. Atrioventricular valve repair in patients with functional single-ventricle physiology: impact of ventricular and valve function and morphology on survival and reintervention. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2):326-35.e2. PMID: 21592529.
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    167. Yanagawa B, Alghamdi AA, Dragulescu A, Viola N, Al-Radi OO, Mertens LL, Coles JG, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS. Primary sutureless repair for "simple" total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: midterm results in a single institution. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun; 141(6):1346-54. PMID: 21457999.
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    168. Buyse GM, Goemans N, van den Hauwe M, Thijs D, de Groot IJ, Schara U, Ceulemans B, Meier T, Mertens L. Idebenone as a novel, therapeutic approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: results from a 12 month, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Neuromuscul Disord. 2011 Jun; 21(6):396-405. PMID: 21435876.
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    169. Fernandes FP, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Mertens L, Kantor PF, Friedberg MK. Usefulness of mitral regurgitation as a marker of increased risk for death or cardiac transplantation in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in children. Am J Cardiol. 2011 May 15; 107(10):1517-21. PMID: 21377646.
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    170. Evans N, Gournay V, Cabanas F, Kluckow M, Leone T, Groves A, McNamara P, Mertens L. Point-of-care ultrasound in the neonatal intensive care unit: international perspectives. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Feb; 16(1):61-8. PMID: 20663724.
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    171. Honjo O, Mertens L, Van Arsdell GS. Atrioventricular valve repair in patients with single-ventricle physiology: mechanisms, techniques of repair, and clinical outcomes. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2011; 14(1):75-84. PMID: 21444052.
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    172. Dragulescu A, Mertens LL. Developments in echocardiographic techniques for the evaluation of ventricular function in children. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Nov-Dec; 103(11-12):603-14. PMID: 21147445.
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    173. Koopman LP, Slorach C, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Jaeggi ET, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Assessment of myocardial deformation in children using Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data and vendor independent speckle tracking software. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jan; 24(1):37-44. PMID: 21095099.
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    174. Hui W, Slorach C, Bradley TJ, Jaeggi ET, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Measurement of right ventricular mechanical synchrony in children using tissue Doppler velocity and two-dimensional strain imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Dec; 23(12):1289-96. PMID: 20952161.
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    175. Jegatheeswaran A, Pizarro C, Caldarone CA, Cohen MS, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Mertens L, Morell VO, Williams WG, Blackstone EH, McCrindle BW, Overman DM. Echocardiographic definition and surgical decision-making in unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society multiinstitutional study. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14; 122(11 Suppl):S209-15. PMID: 20837915.
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    176. Mertens LL, Friedberg MK. Imaging the right ventricle--current state of the art. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 7(10):551-63. PMID: 20697412.
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    177. Koopman LP, Slorach C, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Friedberg MK, Mertens L, Jaeggi ET. Myocardial tissue Doppler velocity imaging in children: comparative study between two ultrasound systems. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Sep; 23(9):929-37. PMID: 20688469.
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    178. Koopman LP, Slorach C, Hui W, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Friedberg MK, Jaeggi ET, Mertens L. Comparison between different speckle tracking and color tissue Doppler techniques to measure global and regional myocardial deformation in children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Sep; 23(9):919-28. PMID: 20655173.
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    179. Nasr A, McNamara PJ, Mertens L, Levin D, James A, Holtby H, Langer JC. Is routine preoperative 2-dimensional echocardiography necessary for infants with esophageal atresia, omphalocele, or anorectal malformations? J Pediatr Surg. 2010 May; 45(5):876-9. PMID: 20438917.
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    180. Docx MK, Gewillig M, Simons A, Vandenberghe P, Weyler J, Ramet J, Mertens L. Pericardial effusions in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa: clinical course and risk factors. Eat Disord. 2010 May-Jun; 18(3):218-25. PMID: 20419526.
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    181. Overman DM, Baffa JM, Cohen MS, Mertens L, Gremmels DB, Jegatheeswaran A, McCrindle BW, Blackstone EH, Morell VO, Caldarone C, Williams WG, Pizarro C. Unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: definition and decision making. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2010 04; 1(1):91-6. PMID: 23804728.
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    182. Kantor PF, Mertens LL. Clinical practice: heart failure in children. Part II: current maintenance therapy and new therapeutic approaches. Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Apr; 169(4):403-10. PMID: 20127112.
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    183. Eyskens B, Brown SC, Claus P, Dymarkowski S, Gewillig M, Bogaert J, Mertens L. The influence of pulmonary regurgitation on regional right ventricular function in children after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2010 May; 11(4):341-5. PMID: 20085920.
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    184. Boshoff DE, Brown SC, Degiovanni J, Stumper O, Wright J, Mertens L, Gewillig M. Percutaneous management of a Fontan fenestration: in search for the ideal restriction-occlusion device. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jan 01; 75(1):60-5. PMID: 19937791.
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    185. Kantor PF, Mertens LL. Clinical practice: heart failure in children. Part I: clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, and initial medical management. Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Mar; 169(3):269-79. PMID: 19707788.
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    186. Ovaert C, Thijs D, Dewolf D, Ottenkamp J, Dessy H, Moons P, Gewillig M, Mertens L. The effect of bosentan in patients with a failing Fontan circulation. Cardiol Young. 2009 Aug; 19(4):331-9. PMID: 19519964.
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    187. Friedberg MK, Mertens L. Tissue velocities, strain, and strain rate for echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function in congenital heart disease. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009 Jul; 10(5):585-93. PMID: 19401299.
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    188. Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Selecting pacing sites in children with complete heart block: is it time to avoid the right ventricular free wall? Eur Heart J. 2009 May; 30(9):1033-4. PMID: 19342393.
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    189. Brown SC, Boshoff DE, Eyskens B, Mertens L, Gewillig M. Use of a microcatheter in a telescopic system to reach difficult targets in complex congenital heart disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Apr 01; 73(5):676-81. PMID: 19309713.
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    190. Mertens L, Friedberg MK. The gold standard for noninvasive imaging in congenital heart disease: echocardiography. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2009 Mar; 24(2):119-24. PMID: 19225295.
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    191. Stammet P, Werer C, Mertens L, Lorang C, Hemmer M. Bispectral index (BIS) helps predicting bad neurological outcome in comatose survivors after cardiac arrest and induced therapeutic hypothermia. Resuscitation. 2009 Apr; 80(4):437-42. PMID: 19217198.
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    192. Mohammed A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK. Relations between systolic and diastolic function in children with dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as assessed by tissue Doppler imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Feb; 22(2):145-51. PMID: 19101113.
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    193. Buyse GM, Van der Mieren G, Erb M, D'hooge J, Herijgers P, Verbeken E, Jara A, Van Den Bergh A, Mertens L, Courdier-Fruh I, Barzaghi P, Meier T. Long-term blinded placebo-controlled study of SNT-MC17/idebenone in the dystrophin deficient mdx mouse: cardiac protection and improved exercise performance. Eur Heart J. 2009 Jan; 30(1):116-24. PMID: 18784063.
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    194. Ganame J, Pignatelli RH, Eidem BW, Claus P, D'hooge J, McMahon CJ, Buyse G, Towbin JA, Ayres NA, Mertens L. Myocardial deformation abnormalities in pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: are all etiologies identical? Eur J Echocardiogr. 2008 Nov; 9(6):784-90. PMID: 18490283.
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    195. Mertens L, Ganame J, Claus P, Goemans N, Thijs D, Eyskens B, Van Laere D, Bijnens B, D'hooge J, Sutherland GR, Buyse G. Early regional myocardial dysfunction in young patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Sep; 21(9):1049-54. PMID: 18406573.
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    196. Mertens L, Eyskens B, Boshoff D, Gewillig M. Safety and efficacy of clopidogrel in children with heart disease. J Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 153(1):61-4. PMID: 18571537.
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    197. D'hondt B, Rega F, Mertens L, Gewillig M, Meyns B. Primary cardiac fibroma: a rising giant in a small cavity--size does matter. Heart Surg Forum. 2008; 11(3):E134-6. PMID: 18583280.
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    198. Acharya G, Räsänen J, Mäkikallio K, Erkinaro T, Kavasmaa T, Haapsamo M, Mertens L, Huhta JC. Metabolic acidosis decreases fetal myocardial isovolumic velocities in a chronic sheep model of increased placental vascular resistance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jan; 294(1):H498-504. PMID: 18024549.
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    199. Mertens L, Meyns B, Gewillig M. Device fracture and severe tricuspid regurgitation after percutaneous closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect: a case report. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2007 Nov 01; 70(5):749-53. PMID: 17563097.
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    200. Ganame J, Mertens L, Eidem BW, Claus P, D'hooge J, Havemann LM, McMahon CJ, Elayda MA, Vaughn WK, Towbin JA, Ayres NA, Pignatelli RH. Regional myocardial deformation in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: morphological and clinical correlations. Eur Heart J. 2007 Dec; 28(23):2886-94. PMID: 17971400.
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    201. Mertens L, Ganame J, Eyskens B. What is new in pediatric cardiac imaging? Eur J Pediatr. 2008 Jan; 167(1):1-8. PMID: 17619900.
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    202. Ganame J, Claus P, Uyttebroeck A, Renard M, D'hooge J, Bijnens B, Sutherland GR, Eyskens B, Mertens L. Myocardial dysfunction late after low-dose anthracycline treatment in asymptomatic pediatric patients. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Dec; 20(12):1351-8. PMID: 17604960.
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    203. Mertens L. Deciphering the mystery of the leaky pulmonary valve in a new era of interventional cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2007 Aug; 28(15):1793-4. PMID: 17597055.
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    204. Reybrouck T, Vangesselen S, Mertens L, Gewillig M. Increased interbreath variability of gas exchange during exercise in children with cardiomyopathy. Heart. 2007 Mar; 93(3):377-8. PMID: 17322519.
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    205. Ganame J, Claus P, Eyskens B, Uyttebroeck A, Renard M, D'hooge J, Gewillig M, Bijnens B, Sutherland GR, Mertens L. Acute cardiac functional and morphological changes after Anthracycline infusions in children. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Apr 01; 99(7):974-7. PMID: 17398195.
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    206. van Gameren M, Witsenburg M, Takkenberg JJ, Boshoff D, Mertens L, van Oort AM, de Wolf D, Freund M, Sreeram N, Bökenkamp R, Talsma MD, Gewillig M. Early complications of stenting in patients with congenital heart disease: a multicentre study. Eur Heart J. 2006 Nov; 27(22):2709-15. PMID: 17046854.
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    207. Mertens L. Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery: how to look at it? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Sep; 7(5):491-2. PMID: 16960537.
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    208. Eyskens B, Ganame J, Claus P, Boshoff D, Gewillig M, Mertens L. Ultrasonic strain rate and strain imaging of the right ventricle in children before and after percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Aug; 19(8):994-1000. PMID: 16880094.
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    209. Helbing WA, Mertens L, Sieverding L. Recommendations from the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology for training in congenital cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiol Young. 2006 Aug; 16(4):410-2. PMID: 16839440.
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    210. Ector B, Willems R, Heidbüchel H, Gewillig M, Mertens L, Meyns B, Daenen W, Ector H. Epicardial pacing: a single-centre study on 321 leads in 138 patients. Acta Cardiol. 2006 Jun; 61(3):343-51. PMID: 16869458.
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    211. Van Calsteren K, Berteloot P, Hanssens M, Vergote I, Amant F, Ganame J, Claus P, Mertens L, Lagae L, Delforge M, Paridaens R, Noens L, Humblet Y, Vandermeersch B, De Muylder X. In utero exposure to chemotherapy: effect on cardiac and neurologic outcome. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Apr 20; 24(12):e16-7. PMID: 16622256.
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    212. Mertens L. The role of imaging techniques in diagnosis and evaluation of congenital aortic stenosis. Acta Cardiol. 2006 Apr; 61(2):208-9. PMID: 16716029.
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    213. Vangesselen S, Weymans M, Mertens L, Gewillig M, Reybrouck T. A Java software for calculating mean breath-by-breath variability in gas exchange parameters: application in young cardiac patients with exercise-related periodic breathing. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2005 Oct; 80(1):89-92. PMID: 16105707.
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    214. Meyns B, Jashari R, Gewillig M, Mertens L, Komárek A, Lesaffre E, Budts W, Daenen W. Factors influencing the survival of cryopreserved homografts. The second homograft performs as well as the first. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005 Aug; 28(2):211-6; discussion 216. PMID: 15953733.
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    215. Mertens L, Helbing W, Sieverding L, Daniels O. Guidelines from the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology: standards for training in paediatric echocardiography. Cardiol Young. 2005 Aug; 15(4):441-2. PMID: 16014201.
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    216. Mertens L. Noninvasive assessment of filling pressures in the pediatric intensive care unit: is it possible? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Jul; 6(4):496-7. PMID: 16003216.
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    217. Ganame J, D'hooge J, Mertens L. Different deformation patterns in intracardiac tumors. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2005 Dec; 6(6):461-4. PMID: 16293533.
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    218. Vanagt WY, Verbeek XA, Delhaas T, Gewillig M, Mertens L, Wouters P, Meyns B, Daenen WJ, Prinzen FW. Acute hemodynamic benefit of left ventricular apex pacing in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Mar; 79(3):932-6. PMID: 15734407.
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    219. Taylor AM, Dymarkowski S, De Meerleer K, Hamaekers P, Gewillig M, Mertens L, Bogaert J. Validation and application of single breath-hold cine cardiac MR for ventricular function assessment in children with congenital heart disease at rest and during adenosine stress. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2005; 7(5):743-51. PMID: 16353434.
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    220. Taylor AM, Dymarkowski S, Hamaekers P, Razavi R, Gewillig M, Mertens L, Bogaert J. MR coronary angiography and late-enhancement myocardial MR in children who underwent arterial switch surgery for transposition of great arteries. Radiology. 2005 Feb; 234(2):542-7. PMID: 15591430.
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    221. Meyns B, Van Garsse L, Boshoff D, Eyskens B, Mertens L, Gewillig M, Fieuws S, Verbeken E, Daenen W. The Contegra conduit in the right ventricular outflow tract induces supravalvular stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Dec; 128(6):834-40. PMID: 15573067.
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    222. Mertens L, Budts W. New developments in the transcatheter treatment of congenital heart disease. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2004 Aug; 17(4):329-34. PMID: 17021573.
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    223. Eyskens B, Weidemann F, Kowalski M, Bogaert J, Dymarkowski S, Bijnens B, Gewillig M, Sutherland G, Mertens L. Regional right and left ventricular function after the Senning operation: an ultrasonic study of strain rate and strain. Cardiol Young. 2004 Jun; 14(3):255-64. PMID: 15680019.
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    224. Vanagt WY, Verbeek XA, Delhaas T, Mertens L, Daenen WJ, Prinzen FW. The left ventricular apex is the optimal site for pediatric pacing: correlation with animal experience. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2004 Jun; 27(6 Pt 2):837-43. PMID: 15189513.
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    226. Marchau F, Boshoff D, Gewillig M, Mertens L. Excluded right pulmonary artery in a neonate. Eur J Pediatr. 2004 Apr; 163(4-5):274-6. PMID: 14760528.
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    227. Gewillig M, Boshoff DE, Dens J, Mertens L, Benson LN. Stenting the neonatal arterial duct in duct-dependent pulmonary circulation: new techniques, better results. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Jan 07; 43(1):107-12. PMID: 14715191.
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    228. Eyskens B, Mertens L, Kuzo R, De Jaegere T, Lawrenson J, Dymarkowski S, Bogaert J, Daenen W, Gewillig M. The ratio of flow in the superior and inferior caval veins after construction of a bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis in children. Cardiol Young. 2003 Apr; 13(2):123-30. PMID: 12887067.
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    229. Weidemann F, Eyskens B, Mertens L, Di Salvo G, Strotmann J, Buyse G, Claus P, D'hooge J, Bijnens B, Gewillig M, Sutherland GR. Quantification of regional right and left ventricular function by ultrasonic strain rate and strain indexes in Friedreich's ataxia. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Mar 01; 91(5):622-6. PMID: 12615279.
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    230. Reybrouck T, Defoor J, Bijnens B, Mertens L, Gewillig M. Influence of work rate on the determinants of oxygen deficit during short-term submaximal exercise: implications for clinical research. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2003 Jan; 23(1):42-9. PMID: 12558613.
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    231. Weidemann F, Eyskens B, Mertens L, Dommke C, Kowalski M, Simmons L, Claus P, Bijnens B, Gewillig M, Hatle L, Sutherland GR. Quantification of regional right and left ventricular function by ultrasonic strain rate and strain indexes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Jul 15; 90(2):133-8. PMID: 12106842.
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    232. Gewillig M, Boshoff D, Mertens L. Creation with a stent of an unrestrictive lasting atrial communication. Cardiol Young. 2002 Jul; 12(4):404-7. PMID: 12206567.
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    233. Weidemann F, Eyskens B, Jamal F, Mertens L, Kowalski M, D'Hooge J, Bijnens B, Gewillig M, Rademakers F, Hatle L, Sutherland GR. Quantification of regional left and right ventricular radial and longitudinal function in healthy children using ultrasound-based strain rate and strain imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Jan; 15(1):20-8. PMID: 11781550.
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    234. Mertens LL, Denef B, De Geest H. The differentiation between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis: the impact of the imaging techniques. Echocardiography. 1993 Sep; 10(5):497-508. PMID: 10146326.
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