MD Igor I. Tulevski

Dr Igor Tulevski

MD Igor I. Tulevski

Internal medicine specialist – subspecialist in cardiology (MD, PhD, FACC)

Specific professional orientation:

  • Right chamber overload, Pulmonary hypertension, Sports cardiology

 Current position

  • Founder and CEO Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands (CCN)
  • Online cardiology consultant for Pulse Cardiology Center

Education:

  • 1974-1982 Elementary school “Braka Ribar”- Skopje
  • 1982-1986 Medical High school  “Dr. Pance Karagjozov”- Skopje
  • 1987-1992 Medical University “University of Kiril i Metodij” – Skopje
  • 1993-1996  Medical University “University of Amsterdam” (UvA)
  • 1996-1998 Internship (UvA)
  • 1998  Medical Board Exams (UvA)
  • 1998-2002 research (ICIN-NHS) (promotor Prof. Dr. E.E. van der Wall)
  • 2002-2007  Residency Cardiology (AMC-UvA)
  • 2003  PhD in cardiology
  • 2010  Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • 2011  Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

Job:

  • 2001-2005 Member of the NVVC Working Group Nuclear Imaging, MRI and CT
  • 2005- Member of the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function of the European Society of Cardiology (WG12)
  • 2006- Founder and CEO of Heart for Health BV
  • 2006- Founder and CEO Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands (CCN)
  • 2008- Founder and CEO MiR Medical Software Company
  • 2013-2015 Chef of the department of Cardiology MC group hospital Lelystad on the behalf of CCN
  • 2014-2018 CEO hospital Sionsberg Dokkum on behalf of CCN

Memberships

  • Lid NVVC Work Group Nuclear Imaging, MRI and CT (2002-2004)
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) (2010)
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) (2011)

Spoken Languages:

  • Fluently: English, Dutch, Macedonian, Serbo-Croat
  • Socially: Russian, Greek, Italian, German

Awards:

  • Aug 2000 – XXII Congress of the European Society of Cardiology, Amsterdam; Nominated as one of the
  • 10 best abstracts: Systolic reserve with limited efficiency effects in the chronic pressure overloaded right ventricle: evidence for impaired filling.
  • Okt 2000 – Dutch Society of Cardiology (NVVC) 2000,
  • Amsterdam; 3rd Poster price; Dobutamine-induced increase of right ventricular contractility without increased stroke volume in adolescent patients with transposition of the great arteries: Evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Dec 2000 – Working Group on Cardiovascular Research The Netherlands, XIIIth Annual Scientific Meeting, Amsterdam, 1st Poster price; The Right Ventricle in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Evaluation by Plasma Neurohormones.
  • Okt 2001 – Dutch Society of Cardiology (NVVC) 2001,
  • Amsterdam; 1st Poster price; Dobutamine stress test in adult patients with congenital heart disease: effect on contractility and filling characteristics.
  • 2019 – VBHC Porter Prize for collaboration
  • 2019 – HIMMS Helsinki 2019


 References / professional papers 


  1. DT Ubbink, II Tulevski, D den Hartog, MJ Koelemay, DA Legemate, MJHM Jacobs; The Value of Non- invasive Techniques for the Assessment of Critical Limb Ischaemia; Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1997; 13: 296-300
  1. DT Ubbink, II Tulevski, DA Legemate, MJHM Jacobs; Diabetes mellitus is not a contra-indication for peripheral vascular intervention in patients with leg ischaemia; VASA 1997 26:39-42
  1. II Tulevski, DT Ubbink, MJHM Jacobs: Red and green laser Doppler compared with capillary microscopy to assess skin microcirculation in the feet of healthy subjects. Microvascular Research. 1999; 58(2):83-8.
  1. DT Ubbink, II Tulevski, JC de Graaff, DA Legemate, MJHM Jacobs; Optimisation of the Non-invasive

Assessment of Critical Limb Ischaemia Requiring Invasive Treatment. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000; 19(2): 131-7

  1. DT Ubbink, II Tulevski, MJHM Jacobs; Can the Greeen Laser Doppler Measure Skin-Nutritive Perfusion in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease? J Vasc Res 2000; 37(3):195-201
  1. II Tulevski, PL Lee, M Groenink, EE. van der Wall, J Stoker, PG Pieper, H Romkes, A Hirsch, BJM Mulder. Dobutamine-induced increase of right ventricular contractility without increased stroke volume in adolescent patients with transposition of the great arteries: Evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Card Imaging 2000; 16: 471-478
  1. II Tulevski, M Groenink, EE van der Wall, DJ van Veldhuisen, F Boomsma, J Stoker, A Hirsch, JS Lemkes, BJM Mulder. Increased Brain and Atrial Natriuretic Peptides in Patients with Chronic Right Ventricular Pressure Overload: Correlation between Plasma Neurohormones and Right Ventricular Dysfunction. Heart 2001;86:27-30.
  1. II Tulevski, A Hirsch, BJ Sanson, H Romkes, EE. van der Wall, DJ van Veldhuisen, HR Büller, BJM Mulder. Increased Brain Natriuretic  Peptide  as  a  Marker  for  Right  Ventricular  Dysfunction  in  Acute  Pulmonary Embolism. Thromb Haemost 2001; 86: 1193-6.
  1. II Tulevski, H Romkes, A Dodge-Khatami, M Groenink, EE van der Wall, DJ van Veldhuisen, BJM Mulder. Quantitative assessment of the pressure and volume overloaded right ventricle: imaging is a real challenge. Int J Card Imaging 2002;18: 41-51
  1. A Dodge-Khatami,  II  Tulevski,  JF  Hitchcock,  BAJM  de  Mol,  GBWE  Bennink.  Neonatal  Complete Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot vs. Shunting and Deferred Repair: Is the Future of the Right Ventriculo-Arterial Junction at stake, and What of It? Cardiol Young 2001; 11: 484-490
  1. JGJ Neffke, II Tulevski, EE van der Wall, AAM Wilde, DJ van Veldhuisen, A Dodge-Khatami, BJM Mulder; ECG Determinants in Adult Patients with Chronic Right Ventricular Pressure Overload due to Congenital Heart Disease: Relation with Plasma Neurohormones and MRI Parameters Heart 2002; 88: 266-70
  2. II Tulevski, EE van der Wall, M Groenink, A Dodge-Khatami, A Hirsch, J Stoker, BJM Mulder MRI. Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Dobutamine Stress in Asymptomatic and Minimally Symptomatic Patients with Decreased Cardiac Reserve From Congenital Heart Disease (Complete and Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries and Subpulmonic Obstruction) Am J Cardiol. 2002;89:1077-1081
  1. A Dodge-Khatami, II Tulevski, JF Hitchcock, BAJM. de Mol, GBWE Bennink. Vascular Rings and Pulmonary Artery Sling: From Respiratory Collapse to Surgical Cure with Emphasis on Judicious Imaging in the Hi-Tech Era. Cardiol Young 2002 12(2):96-104
  1. A Dodge-Khatami, II Tulevski, GBWE Bennink, JF Hitchcock, BAJM de Mol, EE van der Wall, BJM Mulder: Comparable Systemic Ventricular Function in Healthy Adults and Patients with Unoperated Congenitally Corrected Transposition using MRI Dobutamine Stress Testing. Ann Thor Surg 2002; 73:1759-64
  1. II Tulevski, DJ van Veldhuisen, BJM Mulder. Utility of a B-Natriuretic peptide as a Marker for Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;89:2080
  1. II Tulevski, A Hirsch, M Groenink, EE van der Wall, A Dodge Khatami, J Stoker, BJM Mulder: Pulmonary Effect of pulmonary valve regurgitation on right ventricular function in patients with chronic right ventricular pressure overload. Am J Cardiol ; 2003; 1;92(1):113-6
  1. II Tulevski, A Dodge-Khatami, H Romkes, M Groenink, EE van der Wall, DJ van Veldhuisen, BJM Mulder. The Right Ventricle in Congenital Heart Disease: Imaging Modalities to Assess Function. Cardiol Young 2003;13(5):397-403
  1. II Tulevski, P Bresser, M Groenink, RN. Channick, SW. Jamieson, BJM Mulder. Decreased Plasma Neurohormones and Improved  Cardiac  Performance  After  Surgical  Treatment  of  Chronic  Pulmonary Embolism. Ann Thor Surg; 2003; 76(1):287-90
  1. M ten Wolde, II Tulevski, J Mulder, M Söhne, F Boomsma, BJM Mulder, HR Büller. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) as a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism. Circulation 2003; 107:2082-2084
  1. Wever PC, Notermans DW, Tulevski II, Eeftinck Schattenkerk JKM, de Jong MD. Detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid using an immunochromatographic assay. J Clin Microbiol 2003;41(5):2265
  1. II Tulevski, FM Zijta, AS Smeijers, A Dodge-Khatami, EE van der Wall, BJM Mulder. Regional and Global Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Asymptomatic or minimally Symptomatic Patients with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries Cardiol Young 2004;14(2):168-73
  1. van der Zedde J, Oosterhof T, Tulevski II, Mulder BJM. Segmental wall thickening abnormalities in patients with right ventricular pressure overload: relation with underlying congenital heart defects and previous surgery. Cardiol Young. 2005 15(2):148-53
  2. Oosterhof T, Tulevski II, Roest AAW, Steendijk P, Vliegen HW, de Roos A, Tijssen JGP, Mulder BJM. Disparity between dobutamine stress and physical exercise magnetic resonance imaging in patients with an intra-atrial correction for transposition of the great arteries. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2005;7(2):383-9.
  1. Oosterhof T, Tulevski II, Vliegen HW, Spijkerboer AM, Mulder BJM. Effects of volume and/or pressure overload on right ventricular function using cardiovascular magnetic resonance and BNP levels. Am J Cardiol 2006 Apr;
  1. Reesink, HJ, Tulevski II, Marcus JM, Kloek JJ, Vonk Noordegraaf A, Bresser P. Reverse right ventricular remodeling after pulmonary endarterectomy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: utility of magnetic resonance imaging to demonstrate restoration of the right ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan;133(1):58-64
  1. II Tulevski, JWM Mulder, M ten Wolde, DJ van Veldhuisen, M Groenink, H Büller, EE van der Wall, BJM Mulder. Prognostic Value of Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Cardiac Troponin T in Patients With Confirmed Pulmonary Embolism: Changes After Treatment. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 20;116(2):161-166
  1. Alexander Kadner , Igor I. Tulevski, Urs Bauersfeld , René Prêtre, Ali Dodge- Khatami. The Implications of Chronic Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency after Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Diagnostic Modalities, Timing for Intervention, and Therapeutic Possibilities. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007 Mar;5(2):221-30
  1. Herre J. Reesink, Igor I. Tulevski, J. Tim Marcus, Frans Boomsma, Jaap J. Kloek, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Paul Bresser. Brain Natriuretic Peptide as Noninvasive Marker   of   the   Severity   of   Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Ann Throrac Surg 2007; Aug;(2):537-43
  1. Winter MM, Scherptong RW, Kumar S, Bouma BJ, Tulevski II, Tops LF, Roest AA, Vliegen HW, de Roos A, Groenink M, Mulder BJ. Ventricular response to stress predicts outcome in adult patients with a systemic right ventricle. Am Heart J. 2010 Nov;160(5):870-6.
  1. Exercise electrocardiography has poor correlation to magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging and computed tomography coronary angiography. Jan GJ Groothuis, Aernout M Beek, Gurdeep Singh, Stijn L Brinckman, Martijn R Meijerink,, Mark BM Hofman, Igor I Tulevski, Cornelis van Kuijk, Albert C van Rossum.
  1. Carotid artery intima-media thickness, but not coronary artery calcium, predicts coronary vascular resistance in patients evaluated for coronary artery disease. Danad I, Raijmakers PG, Kamali P, Harms HJ, de Haan S, Lubberink M, van Kuijk C, Hoekstra OS, Lammertsma AA, Smulders YM, Heymans MW, Tulevski II, van Rossum AC, Knaapen P.
  1. Hybrid imaging using quantitative H215O PET and CT-based coronary angiography for the detection of coronary artery disease. Danad I, Raijmakers PG, Appelman YE, Harms HJ, de Haan S, van den Oever ML, Heymans MW, Tulevski II, van Kuijk C, Hoekstra OS, Lammertsma AA, Lubberink M, van Rossum AC, Knaapen P. J Nucl Med. 2013 Jan;54(1):55-63. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.112.104687. Epub 2012 Dec 11.
  2. Heart rate and use of beta-blockers in stable outpatients with coronary artery disease. Steg PG, Ferrari R, Ford I, Greenlaw N, Tardif JC, Tendera M, Abergel H, Fox KM; CLARIFY Investigators. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e36284. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036284. Epub 2012 May 3. Principal investigator NL Tulevski I.I.
  1. Erectile dysfunction in the cardiology practice-a patients’ perspective. Nicolai MP, van Bavel J, Somsen GA, de Grooth GJ, Tulevski II, Lorsheyd A, Putter H, Schalij MJ, Pelger RC, Elzevier HW Am. Heart J. 2014 Feb; 167(2):178-85. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Sep;242(1):161-6. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.07.005.
  1. Incremental diagnostic value of epicardial adipose tissue for the detection of functionally relevant coronary artery disease. Romijn MA, Danad I, Bakkum MJ, Stuijfzand WJ, Tulevski II, Somsen GA, Lammertsma AA, van Kuijk C, van de Ven PM, Min JK, Leipsic J, van Rossum AC, Raijmakers PG, Knaapen P.
  1. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Sep;242(1):161-6. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.07.005. The impact of obesity on the relationship between epicardial adipose tissue, left ventricular mass and coronary microvascular function. Bakkum MJ, Danad I, Romijn MA, Stuijfzand WJ, Leonora RM, Tulevski II, Somsen GA, Lammertsma AA, van Kuijk C, van Rossum AC, Raijmakers PG, Knaapen P. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Sep;42(10):1562-73. doi: 10.1007/s00259-015-3087-5.
  1. Comparison of Coronary CT Angiography, SPECT, PET, and Hybrid Imaging for Diagnosis of Ischemic Heart Disease Determined by Fractional Flow Reserve. Danad I, Raijmakers PG, Driessen RS, Leipsic J, Raju R, Naoum C, Knuuti J, Mäki M, Underwood RS, Min JK, Elmore K, Stuijfzand WJ, van Royen N, Tulevski II, Somsen AG, Huisman MC, van Lingen AA, Heymans MW, van de Ven PM, vanKuijk C, Lammertsma AA, van Rossum AC, Knaapen P. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Oct 1;2(10):1100-1107. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.2471.
  1. eHealth in patients with congenital heart disease: a review. Kauw D, Koole MAC, van Dorth JR, Tulevski II, Somsen GA, Schijven MP, Dohmen DAJ, Bouma BJ, Mulder BJM, Schuuring MJ, Winter MM. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2018 Sep;16(9):627-634. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2018.1508343. Epub 2018 Aug 20. Review.
  1. e-Health in cardiology: How to cure the infarcted innovation implementation. Tulevski II. Neth Heart J. 2019 Jan;27(1):1-2. doi: 10.1007/s12471-018-1205-2.
  1. First real-world experience with mobile health telemonitoring in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Koole MAC, Kauw D, Winter MM, Dohmen DAJ, Tulevski II, de Haan R, Somsen GA, Schijven MP, Robbers- Visser D, Mulder BJM, Bouma BJ, Schuuring MJ. Neth Heart J. 2019 Jan;27(1):30-37. doi: 10.1007/s12471- 018-1201-6.
  1. Effectiveness of web-based personalised e-Coaching lifestyle interventions. Yousuf H, Reintjens R, Slipszenko E, Blok S, Somsen GA, Tulevski II, Hofstra L. Neth Heart J. 2019 Jan;27(1):24-29. doi: 10.1007/s12471-018-1200-7.
  1. A mobile one-lead ECG device incorporated in a symptom-driven remote arrhythmia monitoring program. The first 5,982 Hartwacht ECGs. Selder JL, Breukel L, Blok S, van Rossum AC, Tulevski II, Allaart CP. Neth Heart J. 2019 Jan;27(1):38-45. doi: 10.1007/s12471-018-1203-4. Erratum in: Neth Heart J. 2019 Mar;27(3):165.
  1. At last, mobile health leading to a diagnosis in a young patient with congenital heart disease. Koole MAC, Somsen GA, Tulevski II, Winter MM, Bouma BJ, Schuuring MJ. Neth Heart J. 2019 Mar;27(3):162-163. doi: 10.1007/s12471-018-1224-z.
  1. Correction to: A mobile one-lead ECG device incorporated in a symptom-driven remote arrhythmia monitoring program. The first 5,982 Hartwacht ECGs. Selder JL, Breukel L, Blok S, van Rossum AC, Tulevski II, Allaart CP. Neth Heart J. 2019 Mar;27(3):165. doi: 10.1007/s12471-019-1225-6
  1. Advantages of mobile health in the management of adult patients with congenital heart disease. Kauw D, Koole MAC, Winter MM, Dohmen DAJ, Tulevski II, Blok S, Somsen GA, Schijven MP, Vriend JWJ, Robbers-Visser D, Mulder BJM, Bouma BJ, Schuuring MJ. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Dec;132:104011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.104011. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Book Chapters:

  1. Clinical Cardiogenetics; Part II Cardiomyopathy; Chapter 4 Familial Dilated Cardiomyoptahy; GA Somsen, GK Hovingh, II Tulevski, J and CE Seidman. Publisher Springer 2011