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

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, 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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