dr. C.H. (Ilonca) Vaartjes

dr. C.H. (Ilonca) Vaartjes

Associate Professor
dr. C.H. (Ilonca) Vaartjes
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Research Programs

Circulatory Health




During my PhD, I studied the potential of the use of nationwide registers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) research on incidence and prognosis of CVD in terms of morbidity and mortality. After obtaining my PhD degree, I continued working with registry data and stayed at Liverpool University for an academic visit. I advised researchers from the Netherlands and abroad on the use of registry data.  

I am collaborating with researchers in various disciplines and completing studies with publications in  Cardiovascular, Neurology, Environmental health and Public Health domain. I am project leader of the Global Geo Health Data Center and involved in the Exposome hub of the UU. I am president of the Utrecht Health Project and I am coordinating SUrvey of Risk Factors (SURF-CHD), an international audit on secondary prevention in CHD patients that is supported by ESC.  


Research Output (195)

Identification of Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by Automatic Quantification of Coronary Artery Calcifications on Radiotherapy Planning CT Scans in Patients with Breast Cancer

Gal Roxanne, Van Velzen Sanne G.M., Hooning Maartje J., Emaus Marleen J., Van Der Leij Femke, Gregorowitsch Madelijn L., Blezer Erwin L.A., Gernaat Sofie A.M., Lessmann Nikolas, Sattler Margriet G.A., Leiner Tim, De Jong Pim A., Teske Arco J., Verloop Janneke, Penninkhof Joan J., Vaartjes Ilonca, Meijer Hanneke, Van Tol-Geerdink Julia J., Pignol Jean Philippe, Van Den Bongard Desirée H.J.G., Išgum Ivana, Verkooijen Helena M. 2021, In: JAMA Oncology. 7 , p. 1024-1032 9 p.

Discovery of rare variants associated with blood pressure regulation through meta-analysis of 1.3 million individuals

Surendran Praveen, Feofanova Elena V., Lahrouchi Najim, Ntalla Ioanna, Karthikeyan Savita, Cook James, Chen Lingyan, Mifsud Borbala, Yao Chen, Kraja Aldi T., Cartwright James H., Hellwege Jacklyn N., Giri Ayush, Tragante Vinicius, Thorleifsson Gudmar, Liu Dajiang J., Prins Bram P., Stewart Isobel D., Cabrera Claudia P., Eales James M., Akbarov Artur, Auer Paul L., Bielak Lawrence F., Bis Joshua C., Braithwaite Vickie S., Brody Jennifer A., Daw E. Warwick, Warren Helen R., Drenos Fotios, Nielsen Sune Fallgaard, Faul Jessica D., Fauman Eric B., Fava Cristiano, Ferreira Teresa, Foley Christopher N., Franceschini Nora, Gao He, Giannakopoulou Olga, Giulianini Franco, Gudbjartsson Daniel F., Guo Xiuqing, Harris Sarah E., Havulinna Aki S., Helgadottir Anna, van der Harst Pim, Vaartjes Ilonca, Asselbergs Folkert W., Bots Michiel L., van der Harst Pim, van der Meer Peter, , , , , dec 2020, In: Nature Genetics. 52 , p. 1314-1332 19 p.

A global analysis of associations between fine particle air pollution and cardiovascular risk factors:Feasibility study on data linkage

Zhao Min, Hoek Gerard, Strak MacIej, Grobbee Diederick E., Graham Ian, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Vaartjes Ilonca 6 aug 2020, In: Global Heart. 15

A registry-based algorithm to predict ejection fraction in patients with heart failure

Uijl Alicia, Lund Lars H, Vaartjes Ilonca, Brugts Jasper J, Linssen Gerard C, Asselbergs Folkert W, Hoes Arno W, Dahlström Ulf, Koudstaal Stefan, Savarese Gianluigi 17 jun 2020, In: ESC heart failure. 7 , p. 2388-2397 10 p.

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Medication Prescription in Primary Care:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zhao Min, Woodward Mark, Vaartjes Ilonca, Millett Elizabeth R C, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Hyun Karice, Carcel Cheryl, Peters Sanne A E 20 mei 2020, In: Journal of the American Heart Association. 9 43 p.

A prediction model for one- and three-year mortality in dementia:results from a nationwide hospital-based cohort of 50,993 patients in the Netherlands

van de Vorst Irene E., Golüke Nienke M.S., Vaartjes Ilonca, Bots Michiel L., Koek Huiberdina L. mei 2020, In: Age and ageing. 49 , p. 361-367 7 p.

Risk of coronary artery disease in adults with congenital heart disease:A comparison with the general population

Kuijpers Joey M, Vaartjes Ilonca, Bokma Jouke P, van Melle Joost P, Sieswerda Gertjan Tj, Konings Thelma C, Boo Mirjam Bakker-de, van der Bilt Ivo, Voogel Bart, Zwinderman Aeilko H, Mulder Barbara J M, Bouma Berto J 1 apr 2020, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 304 , p. 39-42 4 p.

Mortality after hospital admission for heart failure:improvement over time, equally strong in women as in men

Buddeke J, Valstar G B, van Dis I, Visseren F L J, Rutten F H, den Ruijter H M, Vaartjes I, Bots M L, 10 jan 2020, In: BMC Public Health. 20 10 p.

Genetic determinants of electrocardiographic P-wave duration and relation to atrial fibrillation

Weng Lu Chen, Hall Amelia Weber, Choi Seung Hoan, Jurgens Sean J., Haessler Jeffrey, Bihlmeyer Nathan A., Grarup Niels, Lin Honghuang, Teumer Alexander, Li-Gao Ruifang, Yao Jie, Guo Xiuqing, Brody Jennifer A., Müller-Nurasyid Martina, Schramm Katharina, Verweij Niek, van den Berg Marten E., van Setten Jessica, Isaacs Aaron, Ramírez Julia, Warren Helen R., Padmanabhan Sandosh, Kors Jan A., de Boer Rudolf A., van der Meer Peter, Sinner Moritz F., Waldenberger Melanie, Psaty Bruce M., Taylor Kent D., Völker Uwe, Kanters Jørgen K., Li Man, Alonso Alvaro, Perez Marco V., Vaartjes Ilonca, Bots Michiel L., Huang Paul L., Heckbert Susan R., Lin Henry J., Kornej Jelena, Munroe Patricia B., van Duijn Cornelia M., Asselbergs Folkert W., Stricker Bruno H., van der Harst Pim, Kääb Stefan, Peters Annette, Sotoodehnia Nona, Rotter Jerome I., Mook-Kanamori Dennis O. 2020, In: Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. 13 , p. 387-395 9 p.

Long-term prognosis after intracerebral haemorrhage

van Nieuwenhuizen Koen M., Vaartjes Ilonca, Verhoeven Jamie I., Rinkel Gabriel Je, Kappelle L. Jaap, Schreuder Floris H.B.M., Klijn Catharina J.M. 2020, In: European Stroke Journal. 5 , p. 336-344 9 p.

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