Peter Selmer Rønningen defended his thesis 05.05.23- Congratulations!
Peter Selmer Rønningen, Department of Medical Research, Bærum Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, defended his thesis “Left Atrial Volumes in the Akershus Cardiac Examination 1950 Study – Relation to antecedent blood pressure and prediction of incident atrial fibrillation” Read more… Read More ›
Publication from AFstudien: Fully digital self-screening for atrial fibrillation with patch electrocardiogram
Edvard Liljedahl Sandberg. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of a fully digitalized self-screening procedure for AF, i.e., the proportion of the included participants who managed to perform an interpretable ECG self-screening test (The Norwegian ECG247 Smart Heart Sensor)…. Read More ›
Cardiac adaptations to exercise in the general population are normal and harmless
Afib.no member Kim Arne Heitmann has defended his PhD thesis “Physical activity and the structure and function of the left side of the heart”. The defence was held on March 16th, 2023, at the University of Tromsø. Heitmann has explored… Read More ›
KLINBEFORSK grants 19,7 mill NOK to large Norwegian AF screening study!
Afib.no network members Sigrun Halvorsen and Jarle Jortveit, and collaborators, receive a major grant of 19,7 million NOK from the Norwegian regional health authorities (KLINBEFORSK), for the project The NORwegian atrial fibrillation self-SCREENing trial (NORSCREEN). The project is a randomized… Read More ›
Prediction of incident atrial fibrillation with cardiac biomarkers and left atrial volumes
Magnus Nakrem Lyngbakken, Peter Selmer Rønningen and coworkers investigated the value of echocardiographic left atrial volumes and cardiac biomarkers for prediction of incident atrial fibrillation. Volumetric indices of the left atrium, established biomarkers (NT-proBNP and cardiac troponin T), and a… Read More ›
Successful 6 th annual meeting!
It is time for a belated look back on this year’s annual meeting in afib.no. This delayed post is a sign of things turning back to normal after the pandemic. We have all been busy traveling to physical meetings, which… Read More ›
The second NEXAF workshop
Researchers in the Norwegian Exercise and Atrial Fibrillation Initiative recently met for the second NEXAF workshop. With support from afib.no, NEXAF took the opportunity to arrange this workshop at Lysebu, Oslo, in connection with the 6th annual meeting of the… Read More ›
The Research Council of Norway grants 12,5 mill NOK to afib research!
Afib.no network members Inger Ariansen and Trygve Berge, and collaborators, receive a major NFR (Research Council of Norway) grant of 12,5 million NOK, in a project aiming at innovative use of registry data to solve important clinical questions in the… Read More ›
Afib.no sixth annual meeting
We are pleased to invite you to the sixth annual meeting of afib.no – the Norwegian Atrial Fibrillation Research Network. We are finally back at Lysebu!!We look forward to a couple of exciting days in September, with presentations of great… Read More ›
Associations between blood pressure in the early forties and left atrial volumes two decades later
Network member Peter Selmer Rønningen and coworkers investigated the long-term impact of blood pressure on left atrial volumes. The study was performed as part of the Akershus Cardiac Examination (ACE) 1950 Study where 74% of the participants also had data… Read More ›