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Ivar Sjaastad

Head of Department, Group Leader, Professor & Senior Consultant

Sjaastad group

Email: ivar.sjaastad@medisin.uio.no
Phone: +47 23016797

Education
– Veterinary medicine 1984
– MD 1991

Clinical specialities
– Cardiologi 2007
– Internal medicine 2007

Positions (selected)
– PhD student 1996-2001
– Resident 1991-1996 and 2001-2007
– Consultant 2007-present
– Professor of medicine UiO, 2010-present
– Head of department, OUS, 2017-present

Research area

  • Clinical research
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging
  • MRI
  • PET/MRI
  • Ultrasound

Latest publications

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Lunde IG, Aronsen JM, Melleby AO, Strand ME, Skogestad J, Bendiksen BA, Ahmed MS, Sjaastad I, Attramadal H, Carlson CR, Christensen G (2022)
Cardiomyocyte-specific overexpression of syndecan-4 in mice results in activation of calcineurin-NFAT signalling and exacerbated cardiac hypertrophy
Mol Biol Rep
PubMed 36205855 DOI 10.1007/s11033-022-07985-y
Støle TP, Lunde M, Shen X, Martinsen M, Lunde PK, Li J, Lockwood F, Sjaastad I, Louch WE, Aronsen JM, Christensen G, Carlson CR (2022)
The female syndecan-4-/- heart has smaller cardiomyocytes, augmented insulin/pSer473-Akt/pSer9-GSK-3β signaling, and lowered SCOP, pThr308-Akt/Akt and GLUT4 levels
Front Cell Dev Biol, 10, 908126
PubMed 36092718 DOI 10.3389/fcell.2022.908126
Shen X, van den Brink J, Bergan-Dahl A, Kolstad TR, Norden ES, Hou Y, Laasmaa M, Aguilar-Sanchez Y, Quick AP, Espe EKS, Sjaastad I, Wehrens XHT, Edwards AG, Soeller C, Louch WE (2022)
Prolonged β-adrenergic stimulation disperses ryanodine receptor clusters in cardiomyocytes and has implications for heart failure
Elife, 11
PubMed 35913125 DOI 10.7554/eLife.77725
Witczak BN, Bollerslev J, Godang K, Schwartz T, Flatø B, Molberg Ø, Sjaastad I, Sanner H (2022)
Body composition in long-standing juvenile dermatomyositis: associations with disease activity, muscle strength and cardiometabolic measures
Rheumatology (Oxford), 61 (7), 2959-2968
PubMed 34718443 DOI 10.1093/rheumatology/keab805
Smith L, Skulberg V, Zhang L, Sjaastad I, Espe E (2022)
The effects of geometry on stiffness measurements in high-field magnetic resonance elastography: A study on rodent cardiac phantoms
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 133, 105302
PubMed 35688038 DOI 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105302
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