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prof. dr. S.S. Pedersen


TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology


Dr. Pedersen`s research focuses on patients with coronary artery disease, including patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) etc.,  with particular emphasis on the psychosocial consequences and determinants of quality of life and prognosis.


Principal publications

  • Pedersen SS, Tekle FB, Hoogwegt MT, Jordaens J, Theuns DAMJ (2012). Shock and preimplantation Type D personality are associated with poor health status in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Circulation: Cardiovascular and Quality Outcomes, 5:373-380. (IF=4.840)
  • Pedersen SS , Brouwers C, Versteeg H (2012). Psychological vulnerability, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and mortality in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: Is there a link? Expert Reviews of Medical Devices, 9:377?388. (IF=2.632).    
  • Brouwers C, Denollet J, de Jonge N, Caliskan K, Kealy, J, Pedersen SS (2011). Patient reported outcomes in left ventricular assist device therapy: A systematic review and recommendations for clinical research and practice Circulation: Heart Failure, 4:714-723. (IF=4.315)
  • Mommersteeg PMC, Denollet J, Spertus JA, Pedersen SS (2009). Health status as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of current evidence. American Heart Journal, 157:208-18. (IF= 4.651)
  • Pedersen SS, Spek V, Theuns DAMJ, Alings M, van der Voort P, Jordaens L, Cuijpers P, Denollet J, van den Broek KC (2009). Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life. Trials, 10:120. (IF= 2.496)

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Last amended: 30 January 2013