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Ivar Sjaastad

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, 2017-2021

Research area

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

Latest publications

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Blom KB, Kro GB, Midtvedt K, Jenssen TG, Reisæter AV, Rollag H, Hartmann A, Sagedal S, Sjaastad I, Tylden G, Njølstad G, Nilsen E, Birkeland JA, Åsberg A (2024)
Cellular immunity against cytomegalovirus and risk of infection after kidney transplantation
Front Immunol, 15, 1414830
PubMed 39007131 DOI 10.3389/fimmu.2024.1414830
Ruud M, Frisk M, Melleby AO, Norseng PA, Mohamed BA, Li J, Aronsen JM, Setterberg IE, Jakubiczka J, van Hout I, Coffey S, Shen X, Nygård S, Lunde IG, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Sjaastad I, Gullestad L, Toischer K, Dahl CP, Christensen G, Louch WE (2024)
Regulation of cardiomyocyte t-tubule structure by preload and afterload: Roles in cardiac compensation and decompensation
J Physiol
PubMed 38686538 DOI 10.1113/JP284566
Sasi A, Romaine A, Erusappan PM, Melleby AO, Hasic A, Dahl CP, Broch K, Almaas VM, Puertas RD, Roderick HL, Lunde IG, Sjaastad I, Vistnes M, Christensen G (2023)
Temporal expression and spatial distribution of the proteoglycan versican during cardiac fibrosis development
Matrix Biol Plus, 19-20, 100135
PubMed 38076279 DOI 10.1016/j.mbplus.2023.100135
Nordén ES, Veras I, Yadav P, Løken K, Dishington H, Thorstensen C, Sjaastad I, Rasmussen H (2023)
Clinical efficacy of buprenorphine after oral dosing in rats undergoing major surgery
Lab Anim, 58 (1), 34-43
PubMed 37669442 DOI 10.1177/00236772231178417
Vistnes M, Erusappan PM, Sasi A, Nordén ES, Bergo KK, Romaine A, Lunde IG, Zhang L, Olsen MB, Øgaard J, Carlson CR, Wang CH, Riise J, Dahl CP, Fiane AE, Hauge-Iversen IM, Espe E, Melleby AO, Tønnessen T, Aronsen JM, Sjaastad I, Christensen G (2023)
Inhibition of the extracellular enzyme A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motif 4 prevents cardiac fibrosis and dysfunction
Cardiovasc Res, 119 (10), 1915-1927
PubMed 37216909 DOI 10.1093/cvr/cvad078
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