Christian Eek

  • Head physician MD, PhD
  • (230) 74139

Project:

Echocardiographic stratification of patients with acute coronary syndrome

Supervisors:

Helge Skulstad, Thor Edvardsen (co-supervisor)

Collaborators:

Svend Aakhus, Otto A. Smiseth

Aim:

Assessment of echocardiographic techniques for stratification of patients with NSTEMI/UAP with regards to extent of coronary pathology and effect of revascularisation

Methods:

Echocardiographic examination pre and post PCI, after 3 months and 1 years, MRI after 3 months

 

Publications 2019

Kvisvik B, Aagaard EN, Mørkrid L, Røsjø H, Lyngbakken M, Smedsrud MK, Eek C, Bendz B, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T, Gravning J (2019)
Mechanical dispersion as a marker of left ventricular dysfunction and prognosis in stable coronary artery disease
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s10554-019-01583-z, PubMed 31165941

Publications 2018

Eek C, Jortveit J, Jakobsen OJ (2018)
Acute myocardial infarction without ST elevation- can patients wait?
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 138 (2), 107

Eek C, Jortveit J, Jakobsen OJ (2018)
Akutt hjerteinfarkt uten ST-elevasjon - kan pasientene vente?
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 138 (2)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0003, PubMed 29357629

Holm NR, Andreasen LN, Walsh S, Kajander OA, Witt N, Eek C, Knaapen P, Koltowski L, Gutiérrez-Chico JL, Burzotta F, Kockman J, Ormiston J, Santos-Pardo I, Laanmets P, Mylotte D, Madsen M, Hjort J, Kumsars I, Råmunddal T, Christiansen EH (2018)
Rational and design of the European randomized Optical Coherence Tomography Optimized Bifurcation Event Reduction Trial (OCTOBER)
Am Heart J, 205, 97-109
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.08.003, PubMed 30205242

Publications 2017

Kvisvik B, Morkrid L, Rosjo H, Cvancarova M, Rowe AD, Eek C, Bendz B, Edvardsen T, Gravning J (2017)
High-Sensitivity Troponin T vs I in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Prediction of Significant Coronary Lesions and Long-term Prognosis
Acta Bioquim. Clin. Latinoam., 51 (3), 395-407

Publications 2016

Kvisvik B, Mørkrid L, Røsjø H, Cvancarova M, Rowe AD, Eek C, Bendz B, Edvardsen T, Gravning J (2016)
High-Sensitivity Troponin T vs I in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Prediction of Significant Coronary Lesions and Long-term Prognosis
Clin Chem, 63 (2), 552-562
DOI 10.1373/clinchem.2016.261107, PubMed 27974383

Publications 2015

Boe E, Russell K, Eek C, Eriksen M, Remme EW, Smiseth OA, Skulstad H (2015)
Non-invasive myocardial work index identifies acute coronary occlusion in patients with non-ST-segment elevation-acute coronary syndrome
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 16 (11), 1247-55
DOI 10.1093/ehjci/jev078, PubMed 25851329

Smedsrud MK, Gravning J, Omland T, Eek C, Mørkrid L, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Edvardsen T (2015)
Sensitive cardiac troponins and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in stable coronary artery disease: correlation with left ventricular function as assessed by myocardial strain
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, 31 (5), 967-73
DOI 10.1007/s10554-015-0646-6, PubMed 25788439

Publications 2014

Dahlslett T, Karlsen S, Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2014)
Early assessment of strain echocardiography can accurately exclude significant coronary artery stenosis in suspected non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 27 (5), 512-9
DOI 10.1016/j.echo.2014.01.019, PubMed 24612899

Publications 2013

Gravning J, Smedsrud MK, Omland T, Eek C, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Mørkrid L, Edvardsen T (2013)
Sensitive troponin assays and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in acute coronary syndrome: prediction of significant coronary lesions and long-term prognosis
Am Heart J, 165 (5), 716-24
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.02.008, PubMed 23622908

Publications 2012

Broch K, Eek C, Wergeland R, Ueland T, Skårdal R, Aukrust P, Skulstad H, Gullestad L (2012)
NT-proBNP predicts myocardial recovery after non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome
Scand Cardiovasc J, 46 (2), 65-71
DOI 10.3109/14017431.2011.652981, PubMed 22191851

Gullestad L, Orn S, Dickstein K, Eek C, Edvardsen T, Aakhus S, Askevold ET, Michelsen A, Bendz B, Skårdal R, Smith HJ, Yndestad A, Ueland T, Aukrust P (2012)
Intravenous immunoglobulin does not reduce left ventricular remodeling in patients with myocardial dysfunction during hospitalization after acute myocardial infarction
Int J Cardiol, 168 (1), 212-8
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.09.092, PubMed 23046599

Publications 2011

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2011)
Postsystolic shortening is a strong predictor of recovery of systolic function in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Eur J Echocardiogr, 12 (7), 483-9
DOI 10.1093/ejechocard/jer055, PubMed 21609975

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Dahlslett T, Hol PK, Orn S, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2011)
Mean strain throughout the heart cycle by longitudinal two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography enables early prediction of infarct size
J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 24 (10), 1118-25
DOI 10.1016/j.echo.2011.06.002, PubMed 21764553

Publications 2010

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Hol PK, Smith HJ, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2010)
Strain echocardiography and wall motion score index predicts final infarct size in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 3 (2), 187-94
DOI 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.109.910521, PubMed 20075142

Eek C, Grenne B, Brunvand H, Aakhus S, Endresen K, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Skulstad H (2010)
Strain echocardiography predicts acute coronary occlusion in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
Eur J Echocardiogr, 11 (6), 501-8
DOI 10.1093/ejechocard/jeq008, PubMed 20185525

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Dahlslett T, Uchto M, Hol PK, Skulstad H, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2010)
Acute coronary occlusion in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: outcome and early identification by strain echocardiography
Heart, 96 (19), 1550-6
DOI 10.1136/hrt.2009.188391, PubMed 20643662

Grenne B, Eek C, Sjøli B, Skulstad H, Aakhus S, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Brunvand H (2010)
Changes of myocardial function in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome awaiting coronary angiography
Am J Cardiol, 105 (9), 1212-8
DOI 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.12.036, PubMed 20403468

Nakstad AR, Eek C, Aarhus D, Larsen A, Haugaa KH (2010)
Survival after prolonged resuscitation with 99 defibrillations due to Torsade De Pointes cardiac electrical storm: a case report
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med, 18, 7
DOI 10.1186/1757-7241-18-7, PubMed 20137096

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