The cardiovascular system is the network of blood vessels in the body with the major role in the transportation of oxygen and nutrition to the organs and the waste products from the organs.
The diseases of the cardiovascular system, either acquired or congenital, may result in ischemia or undersupply of major organs, which is a threat to the overall health of an individual. Events caused by cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite improvements in the treatment and the prevention strategies of cardiovascular diseases, the social and economic burdens due to these diseases continue to grow. Further efforts, therefore, are required to find underlying mechanisms of these diseases and to find effective risk predicting markers for prevention and treatment.

This thesis focuses on two diseases which are examples of acquired and congenital cardiovascular diseases: carotid atherosclerosis and univentricular heart (repaired with Fontan operation).

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Promotor A.F.W. van der Steen (Ton) , J.J. Wentzel (Jolanda) , A.J. Nederveen (Aart)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This research is supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Carisma 11629). Printing of this thesis was supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
ISBN 978-94-6169-814-8
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Cibiş, M. (2016, February 19). Haemodynamics of Large Vessels by Phase Contrast MRI. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from