The Center for Heart Failure Research (CHFR) was established in 2002 and has since then promoted the integration of high quality research from bench to bedside. Center members have a broad range of expertise, covering state-of-the-art gene technology, protein function, integrative physiology in pathophysiological models and clinical studies. This collective knowledge and active research collaboration has resulted in more than 200 scientific publications each year.
Several members of the Clinical cardiology research group presented the latest results from their studies.
Among them Gunn Marit Traaen & co with the poster "Prevalence and clinical predictors of sleep apnea in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation" indicating that sleep apnea (SA) might be under-recognized in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
Katrine Rolid presented two posters this year "Comparison of associations between self-reported physical function and exercise capacity early and one year after heart transplantation" and "Effect of high intensity interval training on health related quality of life in de novo heart transplant recipients – a substudy of the HITTS study".
Winning the best poster prize in the second session was Karoline Bjarnesdatter Rypdal with her poster “The secreted cardiac fibroblast glycoprotein ADAMTSL2 is up-regulated in heart failure and directs anti-fibrotic signaling”.