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
Heart transplantation. 
Pulmonary hypertension.
 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 Integrated Cardiovascular Function Invasive cardiology and intensive coronary care
   
Lars Gullestad  Helge Skulstad  Otto A. Smiseth Lars Aaberge

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