Arnljot Flaa

  • Consultant; MD, PhD
  •  2002: MD, University of Oslo
  •  2009: Ph.D, University of Oslo
Work record (selected)
  •  2008 - 2015 Resident internal medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal 
  •  2015 - Consultant cardiologist, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal
Member of the Norwegian Society of Cardiology (NCS).
Research Areas: 
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hemodynamics
  • Hypertension

Publications 2024

Baumann Melberg M, Flaa A, Øystein Andersen G, Sunde K, Bellomo R, Eastwood G, Mariero Olasveengen T, Qvigstad E (2024)
Effects of mild hypercapnia on myocardial injury after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A sub-study of the TAME trial
Resuscitation, 110295 (in press)
DOI 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2024.110295, PubMed 38936652

Publications 2023

Eastwood G, Nichol AD, Hodgson C, Parke RL, McGuinness S, Nielsen N, Bernard S, Skrifvars MB, Stub D, Taccone FS, Archer J, Kutsogiannis D, Dankiewicz J, Lilja G, Cronberg T, Kirkegaard H, Capellier G, Landoni G, Horn J, Olasveengen T, Arabi Y, Chia YW, Markota A, Hænggi M, Wise MP et al. (2023)
Mild Hypercapnia or Normocapnia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
N Engl J Med, 389 (1), 45-57
DOI 10.1056/NEJMoa2214552, PubMed 37318140

Melberg MB, Flaa A, Andersen GØ, Sunde K, Bellomo R, Eastwood G, Olasveengen TM, Qvigstad E (2023)
Cardiovascular changes induced by targeted mild hypercapnia after out of hospital cardiac arrest. A sub-study of the TAME cardiac arrest trial
Resuscitation, 193, 109970
DOI 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109970, PubMed 37716401

Publications 2022

Cwikiel J, Fagerland MW, Wachtell K, Arnesen H, Seljeflot I, Flaa A (2022)
Exercise-induced change in circulating NT-proBNP could not distinguish between patients with and without coronary artery disease: the CADENCE study
Scand Cardiovasc J, 56 (1), 107-113
DOI 10.1080/14017431.2022.2075562, PubMed 35593516

Hansen CH, Cwikiel J, Bratseth V, Arnesen H, Flaa A, Seljeflot I (2022)
Effect of Revascularization on Exercise-Induced Changes in Cardiac and Prothrombotic Biomarkers in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, 28, 10760296221094029
DOI 10.1177/10760296221094029, PubMed 35437054

Publications 2021

Aune SK, Cwikiel J, Flaa A, Arnesen H, Solheim S, Awoyemi A, Trøseid M, Seljeflot I, Helseth R (2021)
Gut Leakage Markers in Response to Strenuous Exercise in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease
Cells, 10 (9)
DOI 10.3390/cells10092193, PubMed 34571843

Publications 2020

Tveit SH, Cwikiel J, Myhre PL, Omland T, Berge E, Seljeflot I, Flaa A (2020)
Differential associations of cardiac troponin T and cardiac troponin I with coronary artery pathology and dynamics in response to short-duration exercise
Clin Biochem, 88, 23-29
DOI 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2020.11.005, PubMed 33245871

Åkra S, Aksnes TA, Flaa A, Eggesbø HB, Opstad TB, Njerve IU, Seljeflot I (2020)
Markers of remodeling in subcutaneous adipose tissue are strongly associated with overweight and insulin sensitivity in healthy non-obese men
Sci Rep, 10 (1), 14055
DOI 10.1038/s41598-020-71109-4, PubMed 32820223

Publications 2019

Cwikiel J, Seljeflot I, Fagerland MW, Wachtell K, Arnesen H, Berge E, Flaa A (2019)
High-sensitive cardiac Troponin T and exercise stress test for evaluation of angiographically significant coronary disease
Int J Cardiol, 287, 1-6
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.04.019, PubMed 31006595

Publications 2018

Cwikiel J, Seljeflot I, Berge E, Njerve IU, Ulsaker H, Arnesen H, Flaa A (2018)
Effect of strenuous exercise on mediators of inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease
Cytokine, 105, 17-22
DOI 10.1016/j.cyto.2018.02.006, PubMed 29433015

Åkra S, Aksnes TA, Flaa A, Eggesbø HB, Opstad TB, Njerve IU, Seljeflot I (2018)
Interleukin-18 and the NLR family pyrin domain containing-3 inflammasome in adipose tissue are strongly associated with glucometabolic variables in a cohort of middle-aged men
Diab Vasc Dis Res, 15 (5), 458-464
DOI 10.1177/1479164118785307, PubMed 29972041

Publications 2017

Cwikiel J, Seljeflot I, Berge E, Arnesen H, Wachtell K, Ulsaker H, Flaa A (2017)
Pro-coagulant activity during exercise testing in patients with coronary artery disease
Thromb J, 15, 3
DOI 10.1186/s12959-016-0127-8, PubMed 28115916

Publications 2015

Skårn SN, Eggesbø HB, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M, Brunborg C, Reims HM, Aksnes TA (2015)
Predictors of abdominal adipose tissue compartments: 18-year follow-up of young men with and without family history of diabetes
Eur J Intern Med, 29, 26-31
DOI 10.1016/j.ejim.2015.11.027, PubMed 26712453

Skårn SN, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M, Brunborg C, Reims HM, Fossum E, Høieggen A, Aksnes TA (2015)
High screening blood pressure at young age predicts future masked hypertension: A 17 year follow-up study
Blood Press, 24 (3), 131-8
DOI 10.3109/21695717.2015.1030889, PubMed 25901999

Skårn SN, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M, Brunborg C, Reims HM, Fossum E, Høieggen A, Aksnes TA (2015)
Family history of hypertension and serum triglycerides predict future insulin sensitivity: a 17-year follow-up study of young men
J Hypertens, 33 (9), 1845-51; discussion 1852
DOI 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000632, PubMed 26103130

Publications 2012

Flaa A, Rostrup M, Kjeldsen SE (2012)
Sympathoadrenal Reactivity to Stress as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
J. Hyperton., 16 (2), 13-18

Hassellund SS, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE, Seljeflot I, Karlsen A, Erlund I, Rostrup M (2012)
Effects of anthocyanins on cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation in pre-hypertensive men: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover study
J Hum Hypertens, 27 (2), 100-6
DOI 10.1038/jhh.2012.4, PubMed 22336903

Publications 2011

Hassellund SS, Flaa A, Sandvik L, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M (2011)
Effects of anthocyanins on blood pressure and stress reactivity: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover study
J Hum Hypertens, 26 (6), 396-404
DOI 10.1038/jhh.2011.41, PubMed 21544087

Publications 2010

Tjugen TB, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE (2010)
The prognostic significance of heart rate for cardiovascular disease and hypertension
Curr Hypertens Rep, 12 (3), 162-9
DOI 10.1007/s11906-010-0104-8, PubMed 20431967

Zouhal H, Jabbour G, Youssef H, Flaa A, Moussa E, Groussard C, Jacob C (2010)
Obesity and catecholamine responses to maximal exercise in adolescent girls
Eur J Appl Physiol, 110 (2), 247-54
DOI 10.1007/s00421-010-1492-9, PubMed 20454801

Publications 2009

Flaa A (2009)
Sympathoadrenal reactivity to stress as a predictor of cardiovascular risk factors
In Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Unipub, Oslo, no. 715, 1 b. (flere pag.)
BIBSYS 090175468, ISBN 978-82-8072-915-6

Hassellund SS, Flaa A, Sandvik L, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M (2009)
Long-term stability of cardiovascular and catecholamine responses to stress tests: an 18-year follow-up study
Hypertension, 55 (1), 131-6
DOI 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.109.143164, PubMed 19948985

Tjugen TB, Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE (2009)
High heart rate as predictor of essential hypertension: the hyperkinetic state, evidence of prediction of hypertension, and hemodynamic transition to full hypertension
Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 52 (1), 20-5
DOI 10.1016/j.pcad.2009.05.008, PubMed 19615489

Publications 2008

Aksnes TA, Flaa A, Sevre K, Mundal HH, Rostrup M, Kjeldsen SE (2008)
Effects on plasma noradrenaline may explain some of the improved insulin sensitivity seen by AT-1 receptor blockade
Blood Press, 17 (3), 156-63
DOI 10.1080/08037050802162847, PubMed 18608197

Aksnes TA, Flaa A, Strand A, Kjeldsen SE (2008)
Prevention of atrial fibrillation in hypertension
Curr Hypertens Rep, 10 (3), 175-81
DOI 10.1007/s11906-008-0034-x, PubMed 18765086

Flaa A, Aksnes TA, Kjeldsen SE, Eide I, Rostrup M (2008)
Increased sympathetic reactivity may predict insulin resistance: an 18-year follow-up study
Metabolism, 57 (10), 1422-7
DOI 10.1016/j.metabol.2008.05.012, PubMed 18803948

Flaa A, Eide IK, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M (2008)
Sympathoadrenal stress reactivity is a predictor of future blood pressure: an 18-year follow-up study
Hypertension, 52 (2), 336-41
DOI 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.108.111625, PubMed 18574074

Flaa A, Sandvik L, Kjeldsen SE, Eide IK, Rostrup M (2008)
Does sympathoadrenal activity predict changes in body fat? An 18-y follow-up study
Am J Clin Nutr, 87 (6), 1596-601
DOI 10.1093/ajcn/87.6.1596, PubMed 18541545

Publications 2007

Aksnes TA, Flaa A, Strand A, Kjeldsen SE (2007)
Prevention of new-onset atrial fibrillation and its predictors with angiotensin II-receptor blockers in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure
J Hypertens, 25 (1), 15-23
DOI 10.1097/01.hjh.0000254378.26607.1f, PubMed 17143167

Flaa A, Aksnes TA, Strand A, Kjeldsen SE (2007)
Complications of hypertension and the role of angiotensin receptor blockers in hypertension trials
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther, 5 (3), 451-61
DOI 10.1586/14779072.5.3.451, PubMed 17489670

Flaa A, Ekeberg O, Kjeldsen SE, Rostrup M (2007)
Personality may influence reactivity to stress
Biopsychosoc Med, 1, 5
DOI 10.1186/1751-0759-1-5, PubMed 17371575

Smebye ML, Iversen EK, Høieggen A, Flaa A, Os I, Kjeldsen SE, Olsen MH, Chattopadhyay A, Hille DA, Lyle PA, Devereux RB, Dahlöf B (2007)
Effect of hemoglobin levels on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with isolated systolic hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy (from the LIFE study)
Am J Cardiol, 100 (5), 855-9
DOI 10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.03.109, PubMed 17719333

Publications 2006

Flaa A, Kjeldsen SE (2006)
Are all the hypertensives made equal?
Herz, 31 (4), 323-30
DOI 10.1007/s00059-006-2782-1, PubMed 16810472

Flaa A, Mundal HH, Eide I, Kjeldsen S, Rostrup M (2006)
Sympathetic activity and cardiovascular risk factors in young men in the low, normal, and high blood pressure ranges
Hypertension, 47 (3), 396-402
DOI 10.1161/01.HYP.0000203952.27988.79, PubMed 16446389

Publications 2001

Ross AE, Flaa A, Høieggen A, Reims H, Eide IK, Kjeldsen SE (2001)
Gender specific sympathetic and hemorrheological responses to mental stress in healthy young subjects
Scand Cardiovasc J, 35 (5), 307-12
DOI 10.1080/140174301317116271, PubMed 11771821

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