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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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Berger SG, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
Right ventricular involvement in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: evidence and implications from current literature
Scand Cardiovasc J
PubMed 33759664 DOI 10.1080/14017431.2021.1901979
Bendiksen BA, McGinley G, Sjaastad I, Zhang L, Espe EKS (2021)
A 4D continuous representation of myocardial velocity fields from tissue phase mapping magnetic resonance imaging
PLoS One, 16 (3), e0247826
PubMed 33647070 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0247826
Frisk M, Le C, Shen X, Røe ÅT, Hou Y, Manfra O, Silva GJJ, van Hout I, Norden ES, Aronsen JM, Laasmaa M, Espe EKS, Zouein FA, Lambert RR, Dahl CP, Sjaastad I, Lunde IG, Coffey S, Cataliotti A, Gullestad L, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Altara R, Louch WE (2021)
Etiology-Dependent Impairment of Diastolic Cardiomyocyte Calcium Homeostasis in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
J Am Coll Cardiol, 77 (4), 405-419
PubMed 33509397 DOI 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.044
Nordén ES, Bendiksen BA, Andresen H, Bergo KK, Espe EK, Hasic A, Hauge-Iversen IM, Veras I, Hussain RI, Sjaastad I, Christensen G, Cataliotti A (2021)
Sacubitril/valsartan ameliorates cardiac hypertrophy and preserves diastolic function in cardiac pressure overload
ESC Heart Fail, 8 (2), 918-927
PubMed 33497525 DOI 10.1002/ehf2.13177
Danielsen TK, Sadredini M, Manotheepan R, Aronsen JM, Frisk M, Hansen MH, Andressen KW, Hougen K, Levy FO, Louch WE, Sejersted OM, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
Exercise Training Stabilizes RyR2-Dependent Ca2+ Release in Post-infarction Heart Failure
Front Cardiovasc Med, 7, 623922
PubMed 33569394 DOI 10.3389/fcvm.2020.623922
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