Hein Wellens

Henrick Joan Joost (Hein) Wellens (1935-2020) was a Dutch cardiologist.

One of the founding fathers of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology

Described the mechanism of reentry tachycardia, including Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome

Eponymously affiliated with Wellens syndrome in 1982

  • Born 13 November 1935 The Hague, Netherlands
  • Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, University of Maastricht
Medical Eponyms
  • Wellens syndrome (1982) ECG pattern of deeply inverted or biphasic T waves in V2-3, which is highly specific for a critical stenosis of the left anterior descending artery (LAD).
Major Publications


the person behind the name

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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