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Emil Espe

Postdoctoral fellow

Sjaastad group

Education

– Master of Physics (University of Oslo, 2009)
– PhD in medical imaging (University of Oslo, 2014)

Funded by Nasjonalforeningen for Folkehelsen

Academic interests

  • Development of acquisition strategies and post-processing tools for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • Particular focus on:
    – right ventricular function/dysfunction
    – diastolic function/dysfunction and myocardial stiffness
    – accelerated magnetic resonance imaging


Research area

  • Clinical research
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging
  • MRI

Latest publications

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Bendiksen BA, McGinley G, Sjaastad I, Zhang L, Espe EKS (2021)
A 4D continuous representation of myocardial velocity fields from tissue phase mapping magnetic resonance imaging
PLoS One, 16 (3), e0247826
PubMed 33647070 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0247826
Frisk M, Le C, Shen X, Røe ÅT, Hou Y, Manfra O, Silva GJJ, van Hout I, Norden ES, Aronsen JM, Laasmaa M, Espe EKS, Zouein FA, Lambert RR, Dahl CP, Sjaastad I, Lunde IG, Coffey S, Cataliotti A, Gullestad L, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Altara R, Louch WE (2021)
Etiology-Dependent Impairment of Diastolic Cardiomyocyte Calcium Homeostasis in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
J Am Coll Cardiol, 77 (4), 405-419
PubMed 33509397 DOI 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.044
Nordén ES, Bendiksen BA, Andresen H, Bergo KK, Espe EK, Hasic A, Hauge-Iversen IM, Veras I, Hussain RI, Sjaastad I, Christensen G, Cataliotti A (2021)
Sacubitril/valsartan ameliorates cardiac hypertrophy and preserves diastolic function in cardiac pressure overload
ESC Heart Fail, 8 (2), 918-927
PubMed 33497525 DOI 10.1002/ehf2.13177
Espe EKS, Bendiksen BA, Zhang L, Sjaastad I (2020)
Analysis of right ventricular mass from magnetic resonance imaging data: a simple post-processing algorithm for correction of partial-volume effects
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 320 (2), H912-H922
PubMed 33337965 DOI 10.1152/ajpheart.00494.2020
Harbo MB, Nordén ES, Narula J, Sjaastad I, Espe EKS (2020)
Quantifying left ventricular function in heart failure: What makes a clinically valuable parameter?
Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 63 (5), 552-560
PubMed 32502560 DOI 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.05.007
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