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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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Marstein HS, Witczak BN, Godang K, Schwartz T, Flatø B, Bollerslev J, Sjaastad I, Sanner H (2022)
Adipose tissue distribution is associated with cardio-metabolic alterations in adult patients with juvenile-onset dermatomyositis
Rheumatology (Oxford)
PubMed 35575380 DOI 10.1093/rheumatology/keac293
Romaine A, Melleby AO, Alam J, Lobert VH, Lu N, Lockwood FE, Hasic A, Lunde IG, Sjaastad I, Stenmark H, Herum KM, Gullberg D, Christensen G (2022)
Integrin α11β1 and syndecan-4 dual receptor ablation attenuates cardiac hypertrophy in the pressure overloaded heart
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol
PubMed 35522553 DOI 10.1152/ajpheart.00635.2021
Robinson EL, Drawnel FM, Mehdi S, Archer CR, Liu W, Okkenhaug H, Alkass K, Aronsen JM, Nagaraju CK, Sjaastad I, Sipido KR, Bergmann O, Arthur JSC, Wang X, Roderick HL (2022)
MSK-Mediated Phosphorylation of Histone H3 Ser28 Couples MAPK Signalling with Early Gene Induction and Cardiac Hypertrophy
Cells, 11 (4)
PubMed 35203255 DOI 10.3390/cells11040604
Udjus C, Sjaastad I, Hjørnholm U, Tunestveit TK, Hoffmann P, Hinojosa A, Espe EKS, Christensen G, Skjønsberg OH, Larsen KO, Rostrup M (2022)
Extreme altitude induces divergent mass reduction of right and left ventricle in mountain climbers
Physiol Rep, 10 (3), e15184
PubMed 35146955 DOI 10.14814/phy2.15184
Tønnessen TC, Melleby AO, Hauge-Iversen IM, Espe EKS, Ahmed MS, Ueland T, Haavardsholm EA, Atkinson SM, Melum E, Attramadal H, Sjaastad I, Vinge LE (2022)
Impact of delayed type hypersensitivity arthritis on development of heart failure by aortic constriction in mice
PLoS One, 17 (1), e0262821
PubMed 35077491 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0262821
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