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Markus Borge Harbo

Medical Research Curriculum Student

Sjaastad group

Academic interests

Clinical cardiac research with a particular focus on:

• Refinement and utilization of beyond state-of-the-art imaging techniques capable of quantifying regional myocardial function and structure.

• Development and exploitation of new and sensitive parameters with a strong coupling to underlying myocardial physiology.

• Combining imaging with molecular biology. Specifically, investigating the link between transcriptional alterations and changes in myocardial function and structure.

Research area

  • Clinical research
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • MRI
  • PET/MRI

Latest publications

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