Jørg Saberniak

  • Associated researcher; MD, PhD

Jørg Saberniak, MD, PhD, Certified Cpecialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist, Akershus University Hospital

Doctor and researcher Saberniak defended his PhD thesis "Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) - Impact of exercise on cardiac outcome, differential diagnoses and risk stratification of arrhythmic events" in October 2017.

He focused on investigating arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and  right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia (RVOT-VT), together with his fellow researchers with main results:

- Too much exercise may accelerate and aggravate cardiac dysfunction in patients and mutation-positive family members with ARVC.
- Electric parameters, echocardiography and cardiac MR are useful tools to improve the diagnosis of early ARVC, distinguishing ARVC from the benign condition RVOT-VT.
- Identification of early ARVC patients with severe arrhythmias can be improved by combining electrical and echocardiographic parameters.

Dr. Saberniak won the Oslo University Hospital prize for an outstanding research article in 2014 for the publication of the first study which was also featured on unikard.org. Dr. Saberniak has also been interviewed by Unikard in regards ARVC and RVOT-VT and the research around these diseases. He won two prizes for high quality poster presentations at EuroEcho-Imaging congress in Istanbul in 2013 and in Wien in 2014. Furthermore he had oral presentations at the Heart Rhythm congress in Denver, USA in 2013, at the ACC congress in Washington, USA in 2014 and at the EuroEcho-Imaging congress in Sevilla, Spain in 2015.

His supervisors were Associate Professor Kristina Hermann Haugaa, MD, PhD and Professor Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD.

 

Publications 2018

Bjerring AW, Landgraff HE, Leirstein S, Aaeng A, Ansari HZ, Saberniak J, Murbræch K, Bruun H, Stokke TM, Haugaa KH, Hallén J, Edvardsen T, Sarvari SI (2018)
Morphological changes and myocardial function assessed by traditional and novel echocardiographic methods in preadolescent athlete's heart
Eur J Prev Cardiol, 25 (9), 1000-1007
DOI 10.1177/2047487318776079, PubMed 29785884

Hasselberg NE, Haland TF, Saberniak J, Brekke PH, Berge KE, Leren TP, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2018)
Lamin A/C cardiomyopathy: young onset, high penetrance, and frequent need for heart transplantation
Eur Heart J, 39 (10), 853-860
DOI 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx596, PubMed 29095976

Lie ØH, Dejgaard LA, Saberniak J, Rootwelt C, Stokke MK, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2018)
Harmful Effects of Exercise Intensity and Exercise Duration in Patients With Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
JACC Clin Electrophysiol, 4 (6), 744-753
DOI 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.01.010, PubMed 29929667

Saberniak J (2018)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 138 (6), 540

Saberniak J (2018)
Arytmogen høyre ventrikkel-kardiomyopati
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 138 (6)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.17.1066, PubMed 29557132

Publications 2017

Broch K, Leren IS, Saberniak J, Ueland T, Edvardsen T, Gullestad L, Haugaa KH (2017)
Soluble ST2 is associated with disease severity in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
Biomarkers, 22 (3-4), 367-371
DOI 10.1080/1354750X.2016.1278266, PubMed 28067540

Haland TF, Hasselberg NE, Almaas VM, Dejgaard LA, Saberniak J, Leren IS, Berge KE, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T (2017)
The systolic paradox in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Open Heart, 4 (1), e000571
DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2016-000571, PubMed 28674623

Leren IS, Saberniak J, Haland TF, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2017)
Combination of ECG and Echocardiography for Identification of Arrhythmic Events in Early ARVC
JACC-Cardiovasc. Imag., 10 (5), 504-513

Lie ØH, Saberniak J, Dejgaard LA, Stokke MK, Hegbom F, Anfinsen OG, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2017)
Lower than expected burden of premature ventricular contractions impairs myocardial function
ESC Heart Fail, 4 (4), 585-594
DOI 10.1002/ehf2.12180, PubMed 29154430

Orstavik K, Garfelt B, Leren TP, Saberniak J, Haugaa K, Jonsrud C (2017)
A 50 year old man with proximal power failure and heart disease
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 137 (16), 1206-1209

Ørstavik K, Garfelt B, Leren TP, Saberniak J, Haugaa K, Jonsrud C (2017)
[A 50-year-old man with proximal pareses and heart disease]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 137 (16)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0789, PubMed 28871726

Publications 2016

Haland TF, Almaas VM, Hasselberg NE, Saberniak J, Leren IS, Hopp E, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2016)
Strain echocardiography is related to fibrosis and ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 17 (6), 613-21
DOI 10.1093/ehjci/jew005, PubMed 26873460

Haland TF, Saberniak J, Leren IS, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2016)
Echocardiographic comparison between left ventricular non-compaction and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Int J Cardiol, 228, 900-905
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.11.162, PubMed 27894062

Leren IS, Saberniak J, Haland TF, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2016)
Combination of ECG and Echocardiography for Identification of Arrhythmic Events in Early ARVC
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 10 (5), 503-513
DOI 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.06.011, PubMed 27771401

McLeod K, Wall S, Leren IS, Saberniak J, Haugaa KH (2016)
Ventricular structure in ARVC: going beyond volumes as a measure of risk
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson, 18 (1), 73
DOI 10.1186/s12968-016-0291-9, PubMed 27756409

Saberniak J, Leren IS, Haland TF, Beitnes JO, Hopp E, Borgquist R, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2016)
Comparison of patients with early-phase arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 18 (1), 62-69
DOI 10.1093/ehjci/jew014, PubMed 26903598

Publications 2015

Haugaa KH, Haland TF, Leren IS, Saberniak J, Edvardsen T (2015)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis
Europace, 18 (7), 965-72
DOI 10.1093/europace/euv340, PubMed 26498164

Kallhovd S, Gjerald SU, Wall ST, Saberniak J, Haugaa K, Maleckar MM (2015)
Localization and not Extent of Fibrofatty Infiltration is the Primary Factor Determining Conduction Disturbance in a Computational Model of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
E-HEALTH BIOENG CONF

Leren IS, Hasselberg NE, Saberniak J, Håland TF, Kongsgård E, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2015)
Cardiac Mechanical Alterations and Genotype Specific Differences in Subjects With Long QT Syndrome
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 8 (5), 501-510
DOI 10.1016/j.jcmg.2014.12.023, PubMed 25890583

Leren IS, Saberniak J, Majid E, Haland TF, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2015)
Nadolol decreases the incidence and severity of ventricular arrhythmias during exercise stress testing compared with β1-selective β-blockers in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
Heart Rhythm, 13 (2), 433-40
DOI 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.09.029, PubMed 26432584

McLeod K, Noack M, Saberniak J, Haugaa K (2015)
Structural Abnormality Detection of ARVC Patients via Localised Distance-to-Average Mapping
LECT NOTES COMPUT SC, 8896, 177-186

Publications 2014

Manotheepan R, Saberniak J, Danielsen TK, Edvardsen T, Sjaastad I, Haugaa KH, Stokke MK (2014)
Effects of individualized exercise training in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia type 1
Am J Cardiol, 113 (11), 1829-33
DOI 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.03.012, PubMed 24837260

Saberniak J, Hasselberg NE, Borgquist R, Platonov PG, Sarvari SI, Smith HJ, Ribe M, Holst AG, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH (2014)
Vigorous physical activity impairs myocardial function in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and in mutation positive family members
Eur J Heart Fail, 16 (12), 1337-44
DOI 10.1002/ejhf.181, PubMed 25319773

Publications 2013

Hetland A, Haugaa KH, Olseng M, Gjesdal O, Ross S, Saberniak J, Jacobsen MB, Edvardsen T (2013)
Three-month treatment with adaptive servoventilation improves cardiac function and physical activity in patients with chronic heart failure and cheyne-stokes respiration: a prospective randomized controlled trial
Cardiology, 126 (2), 81-90
DOI 10.1159/000350826, PubMed 23941739

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