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dr. F.R. Halfwerk (Frank)

Universitair Docent en Technisch Geneeskundige

Expertises

Engineering & Materials Science
Surgery
Medicine & Life Sciences
Aortic Valve
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass
Equipment And Supplies
Heart
Heart Failure
Thoracic Surgery

Onderzoek

Frank Halfwerk (1989) obtained his Bachelor (2010) and Master of Science (2014) degree in Technical Medicine, with a specialisation in Reconstructive Medicine at the University of Twente. He also finished a Master in Health Sciences with a specialisation in Health Services and Management in 2014 at the same university. He started as a Technical Physician and external Doctoral Candidate in October 2014 in cardio-thoracic surgery at Thorax Centrum Twente (Medisch Spectrum Twente) and in the department of Biomechanical Engineering in the ‘Technology in Cardiac Surgery’ group of prof. Grandjean.

As of 2020, he works as an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Organ Support Technologies group from prof. Jutta Arens where he is director of the Cardiac Surgery Innovations Lab.

His focus is both on technical and applied innovations in cardio-thoracic surgery. He was awarded the Prof. Snellen Award (2014) from the Dutch Society for Cardiology / Dutch Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Prof. Schuijer Campus Culture Prize (2012) for 'combining excellent cultural performance with good study results'. His research was nominated for the prof. David Winter Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Biomechanics (2015).

He is co-applicant and project manager of awarded research projects and supervised over 70 bachelor- and master students.

Other interests include dancing in national and international ballroom competitions, playing chess, organising, politics, health care policy.

Publicaties

Recent
Wielens, N., Hulskotte, S. , Brusse-Keizer, M. G. J. , Grandjean, J. G. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Ziekenhuis mobilisatie na hartchirurgie: De Bewegen is herstellen! poster verbetert het fysiek functioneren op activiteit niveau. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
Wielens, N., Roerdink, K., de Man, F. H. A. F., Lynch, W. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Consensus over postoperatieve leefregels na hartchirurgie: Zoveel mensen, zoveel wensen. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
ten Dam, L., Dijkstra, K., ter Weeme, M. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Effectiviteit van eHealth in de thuissituatie voor cardio-chirurgische patiënten: Reductie van angstklachten en verbetering van kwaliteit van leven?. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
Janssens, G. N., Daemen, J., Lemkes, J. S., Spoormans, E. M., Janssen, D., Den Uil, C. A., Jewbali, L. S. D., Heestermans, T. A. C. M., Umans, V. A. W. M. , Halfwerk, F. R., Beishuizen, A., Nas, J., Bonnes, J., Van De Ven, P. M., Van Rossum, A. C., Elbers, P. W. G., & Van Royen, N. (2022). The influence of timing of coronary angiography on acute kidney injury in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: a retrospective cohort study. Annals of Intensive Care, 12(1), [12]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13613-022-00987-w
Clauser, J. , Halfwerk, F. R. , Arens, J., Maas, J., & Mager, I. (2021). Porcine Abattoir Blood as a Valid Model for In vitro Hemocompatibility Investigations. Poster session presented at 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, ESB 2021, Porto, Portugal.
Moejes, D. S. , Halfwerk, F. R. , van Meurs, W. L. , Hagmeijer, R. , Groenier, M. , & Grandjean, J. G. (2021). Design of a simulator for training off-pump coronary bypass surgery. Abstract from 26th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, SESAM 2021, Virtual.
Kiviniemi, T., Bustamante-munguira, J., Olsson, C., Jeppsson, A. , Halfwerk, F. R., Hartikainen, J., Suwalski, P., Zindovic, I., Copa, G. R., van Schaagen, F. R. N., Hanke, T., Cebotari, S., Malmberg, M., Fernandez-Gutierrez, M., Bjurbom, M., Schersten, H., Speekenbrink, R., Riekkinen, T., Ek, D., ... van Putte, B. (2021). A randomized prospective multicenter trial for stroke prevention by prophylactic surgical closure of the left atrial appendage in patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve surgery – LAA-CLOSURE trial protocol. American heart journal, 237, 127-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.03.014
Sokolski, M., Gajewski, P., Zymliński, R., Biegus, J., Berg, J. M. T., Bor, W., Braunschweig, F., Caldeira, D., Cuculi, F., D'elia, E., Edes, I. F., Garus, M., Greenwood, J. P. , Halfwerk, F. R., Hindricks, G., Knuuti, J., Kristensen, S. D., Landmesser, U., Lund, L. H., ... Ponikowski, P. (2021). Impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on acute admissions at the emergency and cardiology departments across Europe. American Journal of Medicine, 134(4), 482-489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.08.043
Van Veghel, D., Daeter, E. J., Bax, M., Amoroso, G., Blaauw, Y., Camaro, C., Cummins, P. , Halfwerk, F. R., Wijdh-den Hamer, I. J., De Jong, J. S. S. G., Stooker, W., Van Der Wees, P. J., & Van Der Nat, P. B. (2020). Organization of outcome-based quality improvement in Dutch heart centres. European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes, 6(1), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjqcco/qcz021
Urgert, T. , Halfwerk, F. R. , Hagmeijer, R., van den Heuvel, M. , & Grandjean, J. G. (2019). Mechanically reducing regional left ventricular wall stress and improving ejection fraction in heart failure patients. International journal of artificial organs, 42(8), 419-420. [P112].
Urgert, T. , Halfwerk, F. R., van den Heuvel, M. , Hagmeijer, R. , & Grandjean, J. G. (2019). Mechanically reducing regional left ventricular wall stress and improving ejection fraction in heart failure patients. Abstract from Wetenschapsdag Medisch Spectrum Twente 2019, Enschede, Netherlands.
Moejes, D. S. , Halfwerk, F. R. , Hagmeijer, R. , van Meurs, W. L. , & Grandjean, J. G. (2019). A simulator for training off-pump coronary bypass surgery. Abstract from Wetenschapsdag Medisch Spectrum Twente 2019, Enschede, Netherlands.
Overige bijdragen
In 2020 verdedigde dr. Frank R. Halfwerk zijn proefschrift getiteld:
"Innovations in cardio-thoracic surgery: Predicting and optimising outcome with state of the heart technology" o.l.v. prof. Grandjean en prof. Koopman met succes aan de Universiteit Twente, zie https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036550697

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