Pål Haugar Brekke

  • Consultant cardiologist; MD, PhD

Pål H. Brekke, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital.

After graduating from the University of Bergen and residency at Vestfold Hospital in Tønsberg, Brekke has worked at Akershus University Hospital from 2002, and at Rikshospitalet since 2012. Brekke is a board certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

From 2006-2010, Brekke was a PhD fellow at Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), focusing on markers of myocardial injury in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Concurrently, he held a part time position at the University of Oslo, teaching research methodology and epidemiology.

Brekkes research is focused on the development of new ultrasound technologies and methods. He is also employed part time by the Norwegian Research Council funded BigMed project, in which big data analytics are being employed to improve sudden cardiac death prediction and prevention.


Publications 2024

Klaeboe LG, Lie ØH, Brekke PH, Bosse G, Hopp E, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T (2024)
Differentiation of Myocardial Properties in Physiological Athletic Cardiac Remodeling and Mild Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Biomedicines, 12 (2)
DOI 10.3390/biomedicines12020420, PubMed 38398022

Publications 2023

Rootwelt-Norberg C, Skjølsvik ET, Chivulescu M, Bogsrud MP, Ribe MP, Aabel EW, Beitnes JO, Brekke PH, Håland TF, Hasselberg NE, Lie ØH, Haugaa KH (2023)
Disease progression rate is a strong predictor of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with cardiac laminopathies: a primary prevention cohort study
Europace, 25 (2), 634-642
DOI 10.1093/europace/euac192, PubMed 36352512

Zha SZ, Rogstadkjernet M, Klæboe LG, Skulstad H, Singstad BJ, Gilbert A, Edvardsen T, Samset E, Brekke PH (2023)
Deep learning for automated left ventricular outflow tract diameter measurements in 2D echocardiography
Cardiovasc Ultrasound, 21 (1), 19
DOI 10.1186/s12947-023-00317-5, PubMed 37833731

Publications 2022

González A, Haugaa KH, Brekke PH, Hopp E, Ørn S, Alvestad S, Taubøll E, Aurlien D (2022)
Cardiac Structure and Function in Epilepsy Patients with Drug-Resistant Convulsive Seizures
Case Rep Neurol, 14 (1), 88-97
DOI 10.1159/000522237, PubMed 35431877

Vallevik VB, Brekke P (2022)
[V. B. Vallevik and P. H. Brekke respond]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 142 (14)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.22.0591, PubMed 36226429

Vallevik VB, Brekke PH (2022)
Artificial intelligence in clinical practice - an industry without raw materials
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 142 (10)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.22.0084, PubMed 35763849

Publications 2021

Brekke PH, Rama T, Pilán I, Nytrø Ø, Øvrelid L (2021)
Synthetic data for annotation and extraction of family history information from clinical text
J Biomed Semantics, 12 (1), 11
DOI 10.1186/s13326-021-00244-2, PubMed 34261535

Dahl FA, Rama T, Hurlen P, Brekke PH, Husby H, Gundersen T, Nytrø Ø, Øvrelid L (2021)
Neural classification of Norwegian radiology reports: using NLP to detect findings in CT-scans of children
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 21 (1), 84
DOI 10.1186/s12911-021-01451-8, PubMed 33663479

Publications 2020

Bolviken HS, Bersvendsen J, Orderud F, Snare SR, Brekke P, Samset E (2020)
Modified Doo-Sabin Modeling of the Right Ventricle
PROC SPIE, 11319, 1131909
DOI 10.1117/12.2548973

Bølviken HS, Bersvendsen J, Orderud F, Snare SR, Brekke P, Samset E (2020)
Two methods for modifed Doo-Sabin modeling of nonsmooth surfaces-applied to right ventricle modeling
J Med Imaging (Bellingham), 7 (6), 067001
DOI 10.1117/1.JMI.7.6.067001, PubMed 33381613

Klaeboe LG, Brekke PH, Aaberge L, Haugaa K, Edvardsen T (2020)
Impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation on mechanical dispersion
Open Heart, 7 (1), e001199
DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2019-001199, PubMed 32153792

Publications 2019

Klaeboe LG, Brekke PH, Lie ØH, Aaberge L, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T (2019)
Classical mechanical dyssynchrony is rare in transcatheter aortic valve implantation-induced left bundle branch block
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 20 (3), 271-278
DOI 10.1093/ehjci/jey127, PubMed 30247533

Kvale KF, Bersvendsen J, Remme EW, Salles S, Aalen JM, Brekke PH, Edvardsen T, Samset E (2019)
Detection of Regional Mechanical Activation of the Left Ventricular Myocardium Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound Imaging
IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 38 (11), 2665-2675
DOI 10.1109/TMI.2019.2909358, PubMed 30969919

Kvale KF, Salles S, Brekke PH, Edvardsen T, Samset E (2019)
Velocity estimation of naturally occurring mechanical waves in the left ventricle in healthy persons

Kvale KF, Salles S, Brekke PH, Remme EW, Aalen JM, Edvardsen T, Samset E (2019)
Comparison of two methods for mechanical activation detection using high frame rate ultrasound imaging

Publications 2018

Hasselberg NE, Haland TF, Saberniak J, Brekke PH, Berge KE, Leren TP, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2018)
Lamin A/C cardiomyopathy: young onset, high penetrance, and frequent need for heart transplantation
Eur Heart J, 39 (10), 853-860
DOI 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx596, PubMed 29095976

Publications 2017

Faiz KW, Einvik G, Brekke PH, Omland T (2017)
Cardiac Troponin T Increase in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke with and without Cancer
Clin Chem, 64 (2), 404-406
DOI 10.1373/clinchem.2017.280016, PubMed 29167194

Klaeboe LG, Haland TF, Leren IS, Ter Bekke RMA, Brekke PH, Røsjø H, Omland T, Gullestad L, Aakhus S, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T (2017)
Prognostic Value of Left Ventricular Deformation Parameters in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Pilot Study of the Usefulness of Strain Echocardiography
J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 30 (8), 727-735.e1
DOI 10.1016/j.echo.2017.04.009, PubMed 28599826

Sigernes F, Ellingsen PG, Partamies N, Syrjasuo M, Brekke P, Holmen SE, Danielsen A, Olsen B, Chen XC, Dyrland M, Baddeley L, Lorentzen DA, Krogtoft MA, Dragland T, Mortensson H, Smistad L, Heinselman CJ, Habbal S (2017)
Video cascade accumulation of the total solar eclipse on Svalbard 2015
Geosci. Instrum. Methods Data Syst., 6 (1), 9-14
DOI 10.5194/gi-6-9-2017

Southwood D, Brekke P (2017)
Norway's most celebrated scientist
Astron. Geophys., 58 (5), 28-31
DOI 10.1093/astrogeo/atx174

Publications 2016

Winther JA, Brynildsen J, Høiseth AD, Følling I, Brekke PH, Christensen G, Hagve TA, Verbalis JG, Omland T, Røsjø H (2016)
Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Hyponatremia in Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Data from the Akershus Cardiac Examination (ACE) 2 Study
PLoS One, 11 (8), e0161232
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0161232, PubMed 27529844

Publications 2015

Brekke P (2015)
ESA SPEC PUBL, 730, 43-52

Publications 2014

Faiz KW, Thommessen B, Einvik G, Brekke PH, Omland T, Rønning OM (2014)
Determinants of high sensitivity cardiac troponin T elevation in acute ischemic stroke
BMC Neurol, 14, 96
DOI 10.1186/1471-2377-14-96, PubMed 24885286

Høiseth AD, Neukamm A, Hagve TA, Omland T, Brekke PH, Søyseth V (2014)
The clinical value of serial measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T in acute exacerbations ofchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Open Heart, 1 (1), e000001
DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2013-000001, PubMed 25332772

Publications 2013

Brekke P (2013)
ESA SPEC PUBL, 721, 23-32

Brekke P, Steen R, Onsager T, Wintoft P, Olaussen A, Pirjola R, Stauning P, Sundelius B, Ohnstad T, Marti L (2013)
Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society
Space Weather, 11 (1), 3-4
DOI 10.1029/2012SW000881

Høiseth AD, Omland T, Karlsson BD, Brekke PH, Søyseth V (2013)
Standardized evaluation of lung congestion during COPD exacerbation better identifies patients at risk of dying
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 8, 621-9
DOI 10.2147/COPD.S52854, PubMed 24353412

Publications 2012

Høiseth AD, Omland T, Hagve TA, Brekke PH, Søyseth V (2012)
Determinants of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective cohort study
BMC Pulm Med, 12, 22
DOI 10.1186/1471-2466-12-22, PubMed 22651225

Høiseth AD, Omland T, Hagve TA, Brekke PH, Søyseth V (2012)
NT-proBNP independently predicts long term mortality after acute exacerbation of COPD - a prospective cohort study
Respir Res, 13 (1), 97
DOI 10.1186/1465-9921-13-97, PubMed 23107284

Publications 2011

Brekke P (2011)
ESA SPEC PUBL, 700, 23-31

Høiseth AD, Neukamm A, Karlsson BD, Omland T, Brekke PH, Søyseth V (2011)
Elevated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T is associated with increased mortality after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Thorax, 66 (9), 775-81
DOI 10.1136/thx.2010.153122, PubMed 21653926

Juzeniene A, Brekke P, Dahlback A, Andersson-Engels S, Reichrath J, Moan K, Holick MF, Grant WB, Moan J (2011)
Solar radiation and human health
Rep. Prog. Phys., 74 (6), 066701
DOI 10.1088/0034-4885/74/6/066701

Sigernes F, Dyrland M, Brekke P, Chernouss S, Lorentzen DA, Oksavik K, Deehr CS (2011)
Two methods to forecast auroral displays
J. Space Weather Space Clim., 1 (1), A03
DOI 10.1051/swsc/2011003

Publications 2009

Brekke PH, Omland T, Holmedal SH, Smith P, Søyseth V (2009)
Determinants of cardiac troponin T elevation in COPD exacerbation - a cross-sectional study
BMC Pulm Med, 9, 35
DOI 10.1186/1471-2466-9-35, PubMed 19615100

Publications 2008

Brekke PH, Omland T, Smith P, Søyseth V (2008)
Underdiagnosis of myocardial infarction in COPD - Cardiac Infarction Injury Score (CIIS) in patients hospitalised for COPD exacerbation
Respir Med, 102 (9), 1243-7
DOI 10.1016/j.rmed.2008.04.010, PubMed 18595681

Publications 2007

Brekke PH, Omland T, Holmedal SH, Smith P, Søyseth V (2007)
Troponin T elevation and long-term mortality after chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
Eur Respir J, 31 (3), 563-70
DOI 10.1183/09031936.00015807, PubMed 18032444

Publications 2006

Søyseth V, Brekke PH, Smith P, Omland T (2006)
Statin use is associated with reduced mortality in COPD
Eur Respir J, 29 (2), 279-83
DOI 10.1183/09031936.00106406, PubMed 17050558

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