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Ivar Sjaastad

Head of Department, Group Leader, Professor & Senior Consultant

Sjaastad group

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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Sadredini M, Manotheepan R, Lehnart SE, Anderson ME, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
The oxidation-resistant CaMKII-MM281/282VV mutation does not prevent arrhythmias in CPVT1
Physiol Rep, 9 (18), e15030
PubMed 34558218 DOI 10.14814/phy2.15030
Sadredini M, Haugsten Hansen M, Frisk M, Louch WE, Lehnart SE, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
CaMKII inhibition has dual effects on spontaneous Ca2+ release and Ca2+ alternans in ventricular cardiomyocytes from mice with a gain-of-function RyR2 mutation
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 321 (2), H446-H460
PubMed 34270372 DOI 10.1152/ajpheart.00011.2021
Wanichawan P, Skogestad J, Lunde M, Støle TP, Stensland M, Nyman TA, Sjaastad I, Sejersted OM, Aronsen JM, Carlson CR (2021)
Design of a Proteolytically Stable Sodium-Calcium Exchanger 1 Activator Peptide for In Vivo Studies
Front Pharmacol, 12, 638646
PubMed 34163352 DOI 10.3389/fphar.2021.638646
Marstein HS, Godang K, Flatø B, Sjaastad I, Bollerslev J, Sanner H (2021)
Bone mineral density and explanatory factors in children and adults with juvenile dermatomyositis at long term follow-up; a cross sectional study
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 19 (1), 56
PubMed 33902632 DOI 10.1186/s12969-021-00543-z
Berger SG, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
Right ventricular involvement in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: evidence and implications from current literature
Scand Cardiovasc J, 55 (4), 195-204
PubMed 33759664 DOI 10.1080/14017431.2021.1901979
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