prof. dr. F.H. Rutten
prof. dr. F.H. Rutten
- Department of General Practice
- Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology
I hold a position as professor in general practice. I lead a research group focusing on the management of cardiovascular disease in primary care, from early detection of disease and risk-stratification to risk-based treatment.
My teaching activities cover being involved in educational programs at the bachelor (CRU) and master (Summa) level at the medical school, and also being involved in the specialty training and post-graduate training courses of general practitioners. I am a member of the steering committee of the Dutch 'kaderopleiding hart- en vaatziekten' for general practitioners and actively participate in its teaching program.
My research group has contributed to improving the diagnosis of heart failure and deep venous thrombosis in the primary care setting, and our studies have been used as building blocks for diagnostic algorithms recommended by the (inter)national guidelines regarding these diseases. By showing that unrecognized heart failure is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and also in type 2 diabetes, our work has helped revolutionize clinical practice. I contributed to the development of guidelines on heart failure, atrial fibrillation, left ventricular hypertrophy and Non-ST elevated Acute Coronary Syndrome for the European Society of Cardiology, and also to the educational practice guideline documents on heart failure and atrial fibrillation for the European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. Over the years I have been actively involved in working groups of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, and was instrumental in translating the interactive website 'heartfailurematters.org' to Dutch, making it understandable for patients and their carers.
Within the UMC Utrecht, I am member of the coreteam of the theme ('speerpunt') Circulatory Health.
I managed to acquire ample funding for the clinical research activities of our research group. In 2017 I became the successful recipient of a research grant of Cardiovascular Research Netherlands (CVON), with myself being the main applicant of a consortium that will focus on early diagnosis of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease in patients who participate in primary care disease management programs for COPD or type 2 diabetes. The aim is to facilitate early treatment and improve prognosis by preventing acute cardiovascular events such as acute heart failure, stroke and acute coronary syndrome.
I am coordinator of the Research Programme Cardiovascular Health of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the UMC Utrecht. In addition I am member of the leadership team of the Julius Center, chair of research of the department of general practice, and board member of the management team of the department of General Practice within the Julius Center.
I collaborate with other departments of the Julius Center (epidemiology, public health and nursing sciences) and the clinical departments of Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine and renal disease, as well as with the department of imaging.
2018- Member of the Advisory Board of the European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society
2017- Board Member of the research consortium of Dutch General Practitioners and of the 'Interfacultair Overleg Huisartsgeneeskunde, Research (IOH-R)'
2015-2022 Board Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Heart Foundation
2014-2018 Editorial Board Member of Family Practice
2012- Board Member and supervisor of General Practioners' 'Kaderopleiding hart- en vaatziekten'
1992-2018 General Practitioner, part-time, in Rhenen
2018- Free lance General Practitioner no more than one day a week
2021- Editorial Board Member Frontiers of cardiovascular epidemiology
2019- Vice chair of the ZonMw research programme 'Early detection of disease'
Fellowship and Awards
2014 Utrecht General Practitioner of the year award
2017- Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
2018 The Dr. Carel Bakx award for achievements in cardiovascular research in primary care
Research Output (325)
van Maanen R, Trinks-Roerdink E M, Rutten F H, Geersing G J 31 Dec 2022, In: European Journal of General Practice. 28 , p. 165-172 8 p.
van Ommen A M L N, Canto E Dal, Cramer Maarten J, Rutten F H, Onland-Moret N C, Ruijter H M den 27 Dec 2022, In: BMC Medicine. 20 , p. 1-16
Smit Karin, Venekamp Roderick P., Krol Loeke, Geersing Geert Jan, Schoonhoven Lisette, Kaasjager Karin, Rutten Frans H, Zwart Dorien 17 Nov 2022, In: British Journal of General Practice.
Wouters Loes T. C. M., Zwart Dorien L. M., Erkelens Daphne C. A., Adriaansen Elisabeth J. M., den Ruijter Hester M., De Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A. M. J., Hoes Arno W., van Smeden Maarten, Rutten Frans H. 5 Oct 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12
Seelig J, Trinks-Roerdink E M, Chu G, Pisters R, Theunissen Ljhj, Trines S A, Pos L, Kirchhof Cjhj, de Jong Sfams, den Hartog F R, van Alem A P, Polak P E, Tieleman R G, van der Voort P H, Lenderink T, Otten A M, de Jong Jssg, Gu Y L, Luermans Jglm, Kruip Mjha, Timmer Saj, de Vries Tac, Cate H Ten, Geersing G J, Rutten F H, Huisman M V, Hemels Mew 1 May 2022, In: European heart journal open. 2
Spek Michelle, Venekamp Roderick, De Groot Esther, Geersing Geert Jan, Erkelens Daphne Carmen, van Smeden Maarten, Rutten Frans H., Zwart Dorien L. 21 Apr 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12
van Royen Florien S, Joosten Linda P T, van Smeden Maarten, Slottje Pauline, Rutten Frans H, Geersing Geert-Jan, van Doorn Sander Apr 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17
Brons Maaike, Muller Steven A, Rutten Frans H, van der Meer Manon G, Vrancken Alexander F J E, Minnema Monique C, Baas Annette F, Asselbergs Folkert W, Oerlemans Marish I F J Mar 2022, In: European heart journal open. 2 , p. 1-9
Offerhaus Joost A, Joosten Linda P T, van Smeden Maarten, Linschoten Marijke, Bleijendaal Hidde, Tieleman Robert, Wilde Arthur A M, Rutten Frans H, Geersing Geert-Jan, Ann Remme Carol, 4 Feb 2022, In: IJC Heart and Vasculature. 39 , p. 1-9
Erkelens Daphne C., Rutten Frans H., Wouters Loes T., Kirkels Harmke G., Poldervaart Judith M., de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A., Hoes Arno W., Zwart Dorien L. 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Patient Safety. 18 , p. 40-45 6 p.