Frans Visser

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Prof. dr. F.C. (Frans) Visser is a Dutch cardiologist and researcher.[1] He studied Medicine at the Leiden University and graduated in 1977. His cardiology training was in VU Medical Center (VUMC) Amsterdam, Netherlands, and registered as a cardiologist in July 1982. Cardiologist and Professor by special appointment at VUMC in Amsterdam, and acting tutor at the cardiology A study at VUMC. An university lecturer Chair regarding myocardial metabolism in cardiac failure. Since 2008 working in the independent treatment center Cardiozorg, Hoofddorp. Initially cooperating with the CFS/ME Medical Center in Amsterdam, an area of interest arose alongside cardiology in chronic fatigue syndrome.

His research interests include exercise limitation, orthostatic intolerance, and dysautonomyia.[1]

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  • 2010, Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome performed worse than controls in a controlled repeated exercise study despite a normal oxidative phosphorylation capacity[2] - (Full Text)
  • 2016, Chronic fatigue syndrome in women assessed with combined cardiac magnetic resonance imaging[3] - (Full Text)
  • 2018, The Abnormal Cardiac Index and Stroke Volume Index Changes During a Normal Tilt Table Test in ME/CFS Patients Compared to Healthy Volunteers, are Not Related to Deconditioning[4] - (Full text)
  • 2018, Blood Volume Status in ME/CFS Correlates With the Presence or Absence of Orthostatic Symptoms: Preliminary Results[5] - (Full text)
  • 2018, Blood Volume Status in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Relation to Complaints[6] - (Full text)
  • 2018, Low Sensitivity of Abbreviated Tilt Table Testing for Diagnosing Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in Adults With ME/CFS[7] - (Full text)
  • 2019, Open Trial of Vitamin B12 Nasal Drops in Adults With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison of Responders and Non-Responders[8] - (Full text)
  • 2020, Cerebral blood flow is reduced in ME/CFS during head-up tilt testing even in the absence of hypotension or tachycardia: A quantitative, controlled study using Doppler echography[9] - (Full text)
  • 2020, Cerebral Blood Flow Is Reduced in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients During Mild Orthostatic Stress Testing: An Exploratory Study at 20 Degrees of Head-Up Tilt Testing[10] - (Full text)
  • 2020, Two-Day Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Females with a Severe Grade of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison with Patients with Mild and Moderate Disease[11] - (Full text)
  • 2020, Reductions in Cerebral Blood Flow Can Be Provoked by Sitting in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients[12] - (Full text)

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

  • Stichting Cardio Zorg, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands[1]

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  1. 1.01.11.2 "Over ons | Stichting Cardio Zorg" (in Nederlands). Retrieved Sep 13, 2019. 
  2. Vermeulen, Ruud CW; Kurk, Ruud M; Visser, Frans C; Sluiter, Wim; Scholte, Hans R (2010). "Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome performed worse than controls in a controlled repeated exercise study despite a normal oxidative phosphorylation capacity". Journal of Translational Medicine. 8 (1): 93. doi:10.1186/1479-5876-8-93. ISSN 1479-5876. 
  3. Olimulder, M. A. G. M.; Galjee, M. A.; Wagenaar, L. J.; van Es, J.; van der Palen, J.; Visser, F. C.; Vermeulen, R. C. W.; von Birgelen, C. (Dec 2016). "Chronic fatigue syndrome in women assessed with combined cardiac magnetic resonance imaging". Netherlands Heart Journal. 24 (12): 709–716. doi:10.1007/s12471-016-0885-8. ISSN 1568-5888. PMC 5120006Freely accessible. PMID 27561279. 
  4. van Campen, C. (Linda) M.C.; Visser, Frans (Nov 2018). "The Abnormal Cardiac Index and Stroke Volume Index Changes During a Normal Tilt Table Test in ME/CFS Patients Compared to Healthy Volunteers, are Not Related to Deconditioning". Journal of Thrombosis and Circulation. 107. doi:10.29011/JTC-107.000007. 
  5. Visser, Frans C.; Rowe, Peter C.; van Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. (2018). "Blood Volume Status in ME/CFS Correlates With the Presence or Absence of Orthostatic Symptoms: Preliminary Results". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00352. ISSN 2296-2360. PMID 30525014. 
  6. Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. van; Visser, Frans C. (2018). "Blood Volume Status in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Relation to Complaints". International Journal of Clinical Medicine. 09 (11): 809–819. doi:10.4236/ijcm.2018.911067. ISSN 2158-284X. 
  7. Visser, Frans C.; Rowe, Peter C.; van Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. (2018). "Low Sensitivity of Abbreviated Tilt Table Testing for Diagnosing Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in Adults With ME/CFS". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00349. ISSN 2296-2360. PMID 30505831. 
  8. van Campen, C (Linda) MC; Riepma, Klaas; Visser, Frans C. (Sep 20, 2019). "Open Trial of Vitamin B12 Nasal Drops in Adults With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison of Responders and Non-Responders". Frontiers in Pharmacology. 10: 1102. doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.01102. ISSN 1663-9812. 
  9. van Campen, C. (Linda) M.C.; Verheugt, Freek W.A.; Rowe, Peter C.; Visser, Frans C. (Feb 8, 2020). "Cerebral blood flow is reduced in ME/CFS during head-up tilt testing even in the absence of hypotension or tachycardia: A quantitative, controlled study using Doppler echography". Clinical Neurophysiology Practice. 5: 50–58. doi:10.1016/j.cnp.2020.01.003. PMC 7044650Freely accessible. PMID 32140630. 
  10. van Campen, C. (Linda) M. C.; Rowe, Peter C.; Visser, Frans C. (Jun 2020). "Cerebral Blood Flow Is Reduced in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients During Mild Orthostatic Stress Testing: An Exploratory Study at 20 Degrees of Head-Up Tilt Testing". Healthcare. 8 (2): 169. doi:10.3390/healthcare8020169. 
  11. van Campen, C. (Linda) MC; Rowe, Peter C.; Visser, Frans C. (Jun 2020). "Two-Day Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Females with a Severe Grade of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison with Patients with Mild and Moderate Disease". Healthcare. 8 (3): 192. doi:10.3390/healthcare8030192. 
  12. van Campen, C. (Linda) MC; Rowe, Peter C.; Visser, Frans C. (Oct 12, 2020). "Reductions in Cerebral Blood Flow Can Be Provoked by Sitting in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients". Healthcare. 8 (4): 394. doi:10.3390/healthcare8040394. 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

tachycardia - An unusually rapid heart beat. Can be caused by exercise or illness. A symptom of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). (Learn more: www.heart.org)

orthostatic intolerance (OI) - The development of symptoms when standing upright, where symptoms are relieved upon reclining. Patients with orthostatic intolerance have trouble remaining upright for more than a few seconds or a few minutes, depending upon severity. In severe orthostatic intolerance, patients may not be able to sit upright in bed. Orthostatic intolerance is often a sign of dysautonomia. There are different types of orthostatic intolerance, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

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