John M. Aalen

  • PhD fellow MD
  • +47 23071405

John Aalen graduated as MD from University of Oslo in 2012. Since then he has been working at Vestfold Hospital Trust (Sentralsykehuset i Vestfold), first as a part of his internship and the last year as resident in internal medicine. He joined our research group in April 2014.

His PhD work "Contractile Reserve in Dyssynchrony (CRID): A novel principle to identify candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy" focuses on identifying candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy and the effect of increased afterload on the left ventricle during left bundle branch block.

Aalen has presented several abstracts at international and national conferences and has also won several prizes for his work, including the Young Investigator Award for Basic Science at EuroEcho-Imaging Congress in Lisboa in 2017.

 

Publications 2019

Boe E, Smiseth OA, Storsten P, Andersen OS, Aalen J, Eriksen M, Krogh MR, Kongsgaard E, Remme EW, Skulstad H (2019)
Left ventricular end-systolic volume is a more sensitive marker of acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy than contractility indices: insights from an experimental study
Europace, 21 (2), 347-355
DOI 10.1093/europace/euy221, PubMed 30418572

Kvale KF, Bersvendsen J, Remme EW, Salles S, Aalen JM, Brekke PH, Edvardsen T, Samset E (2019)
Detection of Regional Mechanical Activation of the Left Ventricular Myocardium using High Frame Rate Ultrasound Imaging
IEEE Trans Med Imaging (in press)
DOI 10.1109/TMI.2019.2909358, PubMed 30969919

Stensrud MJ, Aalen JM, Aalen OO, Valberg M (2019)
Limitations of hazard ratios in clinical trials
Eur Heart J, 40 (17), 1378-1383
DOI 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy770, PubMed 30500891

Aalen JM, Remme EW, Larsen CK, Andersen OS, Krogh M, Duchenne J, Hopp E, Ross S, Beela AS, Kongsgaard E, Bergsland J, Odland HH, Skulstad H, Opdahl A, Voigt JU, Smiseth OA (2019)
Mechanism of Abnormal Septal Motion in Left Bundle Branch Block: Role of Left Ventricular Wall Interactions and Myocardial Scar
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging (in press)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.11.030, PubMed 30772230

Aalen JM, Smiseth OA (2019)
Editorial commentary: Septal flash - what is behind the flashy name?
Trends Cardiovasc Med (in press)
DOI 10.1016/j.tcm.2019.04.003, PubMed 31010721

Publications 2018

Smiseth OA, Aalen JM (2018)
Mechanism of harm from left bundle branch block
Trends Cardiovasc Med, 29 (6), 335-342
DOI 10.1016/j.tcm.2018.10.012, PubMed 30401603

Aalen J, Storsten P, Remme EW, Sirnes PA, Gjesdal O, Larsen CK, Kongsgaard E, Boe E, Skulstad H, Hisdal J, Smiseth OA (2018)
Afterload Hypersensitivity in Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 12 (6), 967-977
DOI 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.11.025, PubMed 29361486

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