Latest publication (January 2018)

Matrix Biology

Geir Christensen, Kate M. Herum, Ida G. Lunde

Sweet, yet underappreciated:
Proteoglycans and extracellular matrix remodeling in heart disease

Read the article in Matrix Biology

PMID: 29337052
DOI: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.01.001

Latest publication (February 2018)

LOGO Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Raffaele Altara, Fouad A. Zouein, Rita Dias Brand√£o, Saeed N. Bajestani, Alessandro Cataliotti and George W. Booz

In Silico Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Three Common Rat Models of Diastolic Dysfunction

Read the article in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 21 February 2018

doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00011

Doctoral Thesis: 8. mars 2018

Magnus Aronsen 5x7 Jan Magnus Aronsen will defend his thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): "Molecular mediators of chronic heart disease - A search for novel, specific cardioprotective therapies"

Trial lecture: "Treatment modalities and prognosis in heart failure patients with and without preserved left ventricular ejection fraction"

Trial lecture: 8. mars 2018 10:30,
Seminarrom A3.3067, Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (A), Sognsvannsveien 20

Dissertation: 8. mars 2018 13:15,
Blått auditorium (3), Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (B), Sognsvannsveien 20

Supervisor: Professor Ivar Sjaastad


16th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure


Wednesday September 19th at 17:30 NORHEART Cardiac Café
- the place to meet and be inspired! Lecture by Valentin Fuster, Editor in Chief of JACC.

Thursday September 20th to Friday September 21st 16th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure. Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway. The symposium arranged by Center for heart failure research is open to all clinical and basic researchers, and provides a unique meeting place for regional, national and international interaction.

Submission of abstracts before Monday 4th of June.
Registration before Monday 20th of August.
Submission of presentation before Wednesday 12th of September.

All seminar attendees must register. There is no registration fee.

Click here for more information and registration.

Doctoral Thesis: May 28, 2018

Ravinea Manotheepan

Ravinea Manotheepan will defend her thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): ‚ÄúArrhythmia-preventive effects of exercise training in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia type 1. From experimental models to patients‚ÄĚ

Trial lecture: 10:15 am, May 28, 2018
"Therapeutic strategies aimed at pro-arrhythmic calcium (dys)regulation"

Dissertation: 13:15 pm, May 28, 2018

Auditoriet 1.etg Kreftsenteret, OUS Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166, Oslo

Supervisor: Mathis Korseberg Stokke


The Royal Norwegian St.Olav's Order

Medalje kommand√łr av St. Olavs Orden

We congratulate our former Head of Department with appointment as Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.
Professor emeritus Ole M. Sejersted receive this honorary medal for his outstanding contribution to medicine.

The decoration award ceremony took place at T√łyen Hovedg√•rd in Oslo 7th May 2018.

See photos from the award ceremony

Read also the article "St. Olavs Orden til Ole M. Sejersted".

Biography Ole M. Sejersted

Latest publication (June 2018)

Cardiovascular Research

Melleby,A.O.; Romaine,A.; Magnus,Aronsen J.; Veras,I.; Zhang,L.; Sjaastad,I.; Lunde,I.G. & Christensen,G.

A novel method for high precision aortic constriction that allows for generation of specific cardiac phenotypes in mice

Cardiovascular Research
doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy141. [Epub ahead of print]

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research

Latest publication (July 2018)


Barth,Z.; Schwartz,T.; Flat√ł,B.; Aal√łkken,T.M.; Koller,A.; Lund,M.B.; Sjaastad,I.; Sanner,H.

The association between nailfold capillary density and pulmonary and cardiac involvement in medium- to long-standing juvenile dermatomyositis

Read the article in Athritis Care Research

Latest publication (August 2018)


Raffaele Altara,Rana Ghali,Ziad Mallat, Alessandro Cataliotti,George W Booz,Fouad A Zouein

Conflicting vascular and metabolic impact of the IL-33/sST2 axis

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research

doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy166

Latest publication (September 2018)

Plos One

Anden√¶s,K.; Lunde,I.G.; Mohammadzadeh,N.; Dahl,C.P.; Aronsen,J.M.; Strand,M.E.; Palmero,S.; Sjaastad,I.; Christensen,G.; Engebretsen,K.V.T.; T√łnnessen,T.

The extracellular matrix proteoglycan fibromodulin is upregulated in clinical and experimental heart failure and affects cardiac remodeling


Plos One

Prize winners of the Poster Session, CHFR 2018


Presentations from our Institute which got the first prize during the 16th Annual CHFR Symposium:

Kate Herum winner of Session II: "Syndecan-4 shedding exposes OPN to cleavage by thrombin thereby promoting fibrosis in late phase cardiac remodeling following pressure overload",
was represented by second author Andreas Romaine.

Emil Espe winner of Session V, presented: "A noninvasive index of regional myocardial power using MRI"

Other poster presentations from our Institute ranked top 3 in their sessions, were presented by Sabrina Mathiesen, Arne Olav Melleby, Yufeng Hou and Henriette Andresen and Mari Elen Strand.


Click to see pictures from:
- The Annual CHFR Symposium 2018

- The Cardiac Café

- The Moderated poster sessions

Latest publication (October 2018)

Cardiovascular Research oct2018

√Ösmund T R√łe Marianne Ruud Emil K Espe Ornella Manfra Stefano Longobardi Jan M Aronsen Einar Sjaastad Nord√©n Trygve Husebye Terje R S Kolstad Alessandro Cataliotti Geir Christensen Ole M Sejersted Steven A Niederer Geir √ėystein Andersen Ivar Sjaastad William E Louch

Regional diastolic dysfunction in post-infarction heart failure: role of local mechanical load and SERCA expression

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research

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