Research at the Department of Cardiology
The principal aim of the research performed at the Department of Cardiology is to enhance our knowledge and understanding of heart disease mechanisms in order to improve diagnostics and treatment. The research thus covers a wide range of activities such as clinical problem settings, clinical trials for testing of hypotheses in in vitro experiments and in animal models. The translation aspect is therefore evident and involves close cooperation with the basal research performed at the Research Institute for Internal Medicine, the Institute for Surgical Research, and at the Interventional Centre. Research cooperation with prominent national and international institutions is of great importance.
Supervisors and their main focus areas:
| Intraoperative echocardiography.
Adult congenital heart disease
|Invasive cardiology and intensive coronary care||Myocardial function and cardiac imaging|
|Kai Andersen||Arne Andreassen||Bjørn Bendz||Thor Edvardsen|
|The role of inflammatory and immunological factors in cardiovascular disease||Assessment of regional and global myocardial function during ischemia and acute coronary syndrome||Cardiovascular function, imaging and biomechanics||Invasive cardiology and intensive coronary care|
|Lars Gullestad||Helge Skulstad||Otto A. Smiseth||Lars Aaberge|