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Professor Paul Jan Marie Beckers

University of Antwerp, Antwerp (Belgium)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology

Prof dr. Paul BECKERS, PT PhD EFESC (°09.04.1954 - male) was Head of Physical Therapy of the Department of Cardiology and coordinator of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre at the Antwerp University Hospital Wilrijkstraat 10 in B-2650 Edegem Belgium and is now Emeritus at the University of Antwerp (UA) e-mail: paul.beckers@uantwerpen.be - mobile phone 0479/55 04 32. As physical therapist he has been clinically involved for over 40 years in the physical rehabilitation of patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Heart Failure. His specialisation is the treatment of patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices and of patients before and after heart transplantation. His main focus is on Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and strength training of cardiac patients. He contributed to the design of and actively participated in three large clinical international multicentre trials (SAINTEX-CAD, SMARTEX-HF and OPTIMEX-CLIN) generating 1725 citations on Pubmed and a h-index of 23.

Improvement of peak oxygen consumption by combined high intensity aerobic and strength training reduces mortality after heart transplantation

Event: EuroPrevent 2019

Topic: Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations, Other

Session: Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations


From intention to action: getting patients to exercise.

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Session: Expert Advice - Motivating patients to exercise


Differences between spiroergometric data from HFrEF and HFpEF.

Event: EuroPrevent 2018

Topic: Other

Session: Update: Exercise in heart failure


Comparison of cardiopulmonary exercise test derived ventilation-, metabolic- and cardiac-thresholds in patients with coronary artery disease

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Exercise testing

Session: Exercise testing/ training/ Cardiac rehabilitation_Part 2


Exercise oscillatory ventilation in stroke patients and the effect of aerobic exercise training

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Stroke

Session: Epidemiology/ Public health_Part 2


Exercise prescription in cardiac rehabilitation: basic principles and practical aspects.

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session: State-of-the-art exercise prescription in cardiovascular rehabilitation: innovative approaches


Prognosis and survival of patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease patients after optimal cardiac rehabilitation.

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Atrial fibrillation (AF)

Session: Exercise testing/ training/ Cardiac Rehabilitation_Part 2


Comparing exercise modalities in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Event: ESC Congress 2016

Topic: Heart failure, other

Session: Heart failure


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