Christian Eek
Position: PhD Student, MD
Phone: (230) 74139
Email:

Project:

Echocardiographic stratification of patients with acute coronary syndrome

Supervisors:

Helge Skulstad, Thor Edvardsen (co-supervisor)

Collaborators:

Svend Aakhus, Otto A. Smiseth

Aim:

Assessment of echocardiographic techniques for stratification of patients with NSTEMI/UAP with regards to extent of coronary pathology and effect of revascularisation

Methods:

Echocardiographic examination pre and post PCI, after 3 months and 1 years, MRI after 3 months

 

Author network for Christian Eek by COREMINE medical


Publications 2016

Kvisvik B, Mørkrid L, Røsjø H, Cvancarova M, Rowe AD, Eek C, Bendz B, Edvardsen T, Gravning J (2016)
High-Sensitivity Troponin T vs I in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Prediction of Significant Coronary Lesions and Long-term Prognosis
Clin Chem, 63 (2), 552-562
PubMed 27974383

Publications 2015

Boe E, Russell K, Eek C, Eriksen M, Remme EW, Smiseth OA, Skulstad H (2015)
Non-invasive myocardial work index identifies acute coronary occlusion in patients with non-ST-segment elevation-acute coronary syndrome
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 16 (11), 1247-55
PubMed 25851329

Smedsrud MK, Gravning J, Omland T, Eek C, Mørkrid L, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Edvardsen T (2015)
Sensitive cardiac troponins and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in stable coronary artery disease: correlation with left ventricular function as assessed by myocardial strain
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, 31 (5), 967-73
PubMed 25788439

Publications 2014

Dahlslett T, Karlsen S, Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2014)
Early assessment of strain echocardiography can accurately exclude significant coronary artery stenosis in suspected non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 27 (5), 512-9
PubMed 24612899

Publications 2013

Gravning J, Smedsrud MK, Omland T, Eek C, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Mørkrid L, Edvardsen T (2013)
Sensitive troponin assays and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in acute coronary syndrome: prediction of significant coronary lesions and long-term prognosis
Am Heart J, 165 (5), 716-24
PubMed 23622908

Publications 2012

Broch K, Eek C, Wergeland R, Ueland T, Skårdal R, Aukrust P, Skulstad H, Gullestad L (2012)
NT-proBNP predicts myocardial recovery after non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome
Scand Cardiovasc J, 46 (2), 65-71
PubMed 22191851

Gullestad L, Orn S, Dickstein K, Eek C, Edvardsen T, Aakhus S, Askevold ET, Michelsen A, Bendz B, Skårdal R, Smith HJ, Yndestad A, Ueland T, Aukrust P (2012)
Intravenous immunoglobulin does not reduce left ventricular remodeling in patients with myocardial dysfunction during hospitalization after acute myocardial infarction
Int J Cardiol, 168 (1), 212-8
PubMed 23046599

Publications 2011

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2011)
Postsystolic shortening is a strong predictor of recovery of systolic function in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Eur J Echocardiogr, 12 (7), 483-9
PubMed 21609975

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Dahlslett T, Hol PK, Orn S, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2011)
Mean strain throughout the heart cycle by longitudinal two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography enables early prediction of infarct size
J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 24 (10), 1118-25
PubMed 21764553

Publications 2010

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Hol PK, Smith HJ, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2010)
Strain echocardiography and wall motion score index predicts final infarct size in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 3 (2), 187-94
PubMed 20075142

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2010)
Strain echocardiography predicts acute coronary occlusion in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
Eur J Echocardiogr, 11 (6), 501-8
PubMed 20185525

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Dahlslett T, Uchto M, Hol PK, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2010)
Acute coronary occlusion in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: outcome and early identification by strain echocardiography
Heart, 96 (19), 1550-6
PubMed 20643662

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Skulstad H, Aakhus S, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2010)
Changes of myocardial function in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome awaiting coronary angiography
Am J Cardiol, 105 (9), 1212-8
PubMed 20403468

Nakstad AR, Eek C, Aarhus D, Larsen A, Haugaa KH (2010)
Survival after prolonged resuscitation with 99 defibrillations due to Torsade De Pointes cardiac electrical storm: a case report
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med, 18, 7
PubMed 20137096