16th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure

Wednesday September 19th at 17:30 NORHEART Cardiac Café
- the place to meet and be inspired! Lecture by Valentin Fuster, Editor in Chief of JACC.

Thursday September 20th to Friday September 21st 16th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure. Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway. The symposium arranged by Center for heart failure research is open to all clinical and basic researchers, and provides a unique meeting place for regional, national and international interaction.

Submission of abstracts before Monday 4th of June.
Registration before Monday 20th of August.
Submission of presentation before Wednesday 12th of September.

All seminar attendees must register. There is no registration fee.

Click here for more information and registration.


Latest publication (September 2018)

Andenæs,K.; Lunde,I.G.; Mohammadzadeh,N.; Dahl,C.P.; Aronsen,J.M.; Strand,M.E.; Palmero,S.; Sjaastad,I.; Christensen,G.; Engebretsen,K.V.T.; Tønnessen,T.

The extracellular matrix proteoglycan fibromodulin is upregulated in clinical and experimental heart failure and affects cardiac remodeling

PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201422


Latest publication (August 2018)

Raffaele Altara,Rana Ghali,Ziad Mallat, Alessandro Cataliotti,George W Booz,Fouad A Zouein

Conflicting vascular and metabolic impact of the IL-33/sST2 axis

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research

doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy166


Latest publication (July 2018)

Barth,Z.; Schwartz,T.; Flatø,B.; Aaløkken,T.M.; Koller,A.; Lund,M.B.; Sjaastad,I.; Sanner,H.

The association between nailfold capillary density and pulmonary and cardiac involvement in medium- to long-standing juvenile dermatomyositis

Read the article in Athritis Care Research

Cardiovascular Research

Latest publication (June 2018)

Melleby,A.O.; Romaine,A.; Magnus,Aronsen J.; Veras,I.; Zhang,L.; Sjaastad,I.; Lunde,I.G. & Christensen,G.

A novel method for high precision aortic constriction that allows for generation of specific cardiac phenotypes in mice

Cardiovascular Research
doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy141. [Epub ahead of print]

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research

Ravinea Manotheepan

Doctoral Thesis: May 28, 2018

Ravinea Manotheepan will defend her thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): “Arrhythmia-preventive effects of exercise training in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia type 1. From experimental models to patients”

Trial lecture: 10:15 am, May 28, 2018
"Therapeutic strategies aimed at pro-arrhythmic calcium (dys)regulation"

Dissertation: 13:15 pm, May 28, 2018

Auditoriet 1.etg Kreftsenteret, OUS Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166, Oslo

Supervisor: Mathis Korseberg Stokke


Medalje kommandør av St. Olavs Orden

The Royal Norwegian St.Olav's Order

We congratulate our former Head of Department with appointment as Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.
Professor emeritus Ole M. Sejersted receive this honorary medal for his outstanding contribution to medicine.

The decoration award ceremony took place at Tøyen Hovedgård in Oslo 7th May 2018.

See photos from the award ceremony

Read also the article "St. Olavs Orden til Ole M. Sejersted".

Biography Ole M. Sejersted

Magnus Aronsen 5x7

Doctoral Thesis: 8. mars 2018

Cand.med. Jan Magnus Aronsen will defend his thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): "Molecular mediators of chronic heart disease - A search for novel, specific cardioprotective therapies"

Trial lecture: "Treatment modalities and prognosis in heart failure patients with and without preserved left ventricular ejection fraction"

Trial lecture: 8. mars 2018 10:30,
Seminarrom A3.3067, Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (A), Sognsvannsveien 20

Dissertation: 8. mars 2018 13:15,
Blått auditorium (3), Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (B), Sognsvannsveien 20

Supervisor: Professor Ivar Sjaastad


LOGO Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Latest publication (February 2018)

Raffaele Altara, Fouad A. Zouein, Rita Dias Brandão, Saeed N. Bajestani, Alessandro Cataliotti and George W. Booz

In Silico Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Three Common Rat Models of Diastolic Dysfunction

Read the article in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 21 February 2018

doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00011

Matrix Biology

Latest publication (January 2018)

Geir Christensen, Kate M. Herum, Ida G. Lunde

Sweet, yet underappreciated:
Proteoglycans and extracellular matrix remodeling in heart disease

Read the article in Matrix Biology

PMID: 29337052
DOI: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.01.001

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) logo

NCMM Young Associate Investigator (YAI )

Ida Gjervold Lunde is newly appointed as NCMM Young Associate Investigator (YAI).

The final candidates were chosen on the basis of their scientific excellence, translational merit and/or the ability to build networks that bridge from basic science to clinical medicine. The standard and quality of candidates was very competitive, with excellent applications.

Young Associate Investigators continue working at their host institutions, and are credited with an affiliation to NCMM. Nominations are made for three years.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) is an international biomedical research centre, with the overall objective of translating basic medical research into clinical practice, and is a part of UiO's interdiciplinary focus on life sciences.

Current Heart Failure Reports 2017

Latest publication

Anett H. Ottesen,A.H, Geir Christensen, Torbjørn Omland and Helge Røsjø

Glycosylated Chromogranin A: Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of Heart Failure

Read the article published in Current Heart Failure Reports

doi: 10.1007/s11897-017-0360-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Arthritis Care cover 2017

Latest publication

Zoltan Barth, Birgit N Witczak, Berit Flatø, Akos Koller, Ivar Sjaastad and Helga Sanner

Microvascular Abnormalities Assessed by Nailfold Capillaroscopy In Juvenile Dermatomyositis After Medium to Long-Term Follow-Up

Read the article published in Arthritis Care & Research

DOI: 10.1002/acr.23338
Online ISSN: 2151-4658


K. G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research at University of Oslo

K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research is directed by Professor Ivar Sjaastad: "Our primary objective is to better understand the mechanisms of heart failure. Specifically, we will identify mechanisms regulating myocardial stiffness, and new therapeutic targets of diastolic dysfunction."

The centre comprises six research groups at University of Oslo; of which three are located at Ullevål Hospital, two at Rikshospitalet and one at Radiumhospitalet.

Group leaders: Ivar Sjaastad (Centre leader), Geir Christensen, (Deputy leader), William E. Louch, Camilla Raiborg, Thor Edvardsen and Lars Gullestad
Associated partners: Alessandro Cataliotti, Llewelyn Roderick (University of Cambridge), Joakim Sundnes (Simula) and Kjetil Taskén
Administrative coordinator: Emil Espe

Read more about the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research


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