The Center for Heart Failure Research (CHFR) was established in 2002 and has since then promoted the integration of high quality research from bench to bedside. Center members have a broad range of expertise, covering state-of-the-art gene technology, protein function, integrative physiology in pathophysiological models and clinical studies. This collective knowledge and active research collaboration has resulted in more than 200 scientific publications each year.
The Annual Symposiums that began in 2003 have constituted an important platform for networking, introduction of up-and-coming academic talents, along with impressive research results, not to mention the presence of important international speakers shedding light on recent advancements in cardiovascular research.
GE Vingmed Ultrasound together with Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo, KU Leuven, University of Maastrich, Jessa Hospital in Belgium and Medaphor were recently awarded 1.6 million euros for a Marie Curie project that will utilize artificial intelligence to diagnose a number of heart disorders. Several of the international partners in the new project have previously been central to CCI's international research collaboration. Over the years, the network and the exchange of skills have been strengthened through joint workshops, studies presented at both national and international conferences and, not least, the exchange of students and professionals.
Several researchers presented their latest studies at the annual Congress of European Society for Cardiology, the largest get-together of its kind. Elevating the Congress further this year was its conjunction with the World Congress of Cardiology, putting the spotlight on global cardiovascular health, highlighting differences in prevalence, clinical manifestations, prevention strategies, diagnostic modalities and management of cardiovascular diseases around the world, as stated on the ESC webpage.
Opstad TB, Alexander J, Aaseth J, Larsson A, Seljeflot I, Alehagen U(2023) Increased SIRT1 Concentration Following Four Years of Selenium and Q10 Intervention Associated with Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality at 10-Year Follow-Up-Sub-Study of a Previous Prospective Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial Antioxidants (Basel), 12(3) DOI 10.3390/antiox12030759, PubMed 36979007
Eldhagen P, Lehtonen J, Gude E, Gustafsson F, Bagger-Bahnsen A, Vakevainen M, Pilgaard T, Wedell-Wedellsborg D, Poulsen SH, Nordic PROACT study group(2023) Health-related quality of life among transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy patients ESC Heart Fail(in press) DOI 10.1002/ehf2.14350, PubMed 36946241
Salte IM, Østvik A, Olaisen SH, Karlsen S, Dahlslett T, Smistad E, Eriksen-Volnes TK, Brunvand H, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T, Dalen H, Lovstakken L, Grenne B(2023) Deep Learning for Improved Precision and Reproducibility of Left Ventricular Strain in Echocardiography: A Test-Retest Study J Am Soc Echocardiogr(in press) DOI 10.1016/j.echo.2023.02.017, PubMed 36933849