Title: Atrial fibrillation: A prospective population study of risk factors and complications. The Tromsø Study. Funding: A 4 year grant from UiT The Arctic University of Norway Main supervisor: Maja-Lisa Løchen Co supervisors: Henrik Schirmer, Laila A. Hopstock, Bjarne K…. Read More ›
Vagard Malmo defended his thesis on Atrial fibrillation and exercise March 1. Read more about his work and results from the project here. (Norwegian site)
New article from the AFGen consortium: A Causal Relationship Between Thyroid Function and Atrial Fibrillation | JAMA Cardiology
Assessment of the Relationship Between Genetic Determinants of Thyroid Function and Atrial Fibrillation – A Mendelian Randomization Study “This mendelian randomization study of 55 114 individuals with AF and 482 295 referents found that genetically increased FT3:FT4 ratio and hyperthyroidism were associated with increased risk of AF,… Read More ›
Network members reaching top 10 read articles in EJPC 2018!Haven’t read it yet? The ambiguity of physical activity, exercise and atrial fibrillation by Morseth, Løchen, Ariansen, Myrstad, Thelle.
Co-leader of the afib.no network, Ingrid E. Christophersen, was awarded the “Young Research Talent” grant from the Research Council of Norway. The grant will enable four years of research, establishing a national initiative to investigate genetic causes of atrial fibrillation,… Read More ›
High-Sensitivity Troponin I in Atrial Fibrillation: Impact of rate and rhythm control and associations with biomarkers related to atrial fibrillation pathophysiology Novel, highly sensitive troponin assays have revealed low levels of circulating troponins in individuals with atrial fibrillation that have… Read More ›
In a recently published paper, Myrstad and other members of the afib.no network, review studies that have investigated effects of exercise intervention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Observational data suggest that regular physical activity is associated with reduced mortality –… Read More ›
Over the recent years, several studies – including studies conducted by afib.no-network members – have demonstrated that prolonged endurance exercise is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. At the same time more moderate physical activity reduces the risk… Read More ›
High-sensitivity troponin I in persistent atrial fibrillation – relation to NT-proBNP and markers of inflammation and haemostasis.
High-sensitivitiy troponin I correlated significantly, although weakly, with biomarkers representing myocardial wall tension, inflammation, endothelial activation and haemostasis in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, network member Anja W. Horjen and co-authors conclude in an article published in Scandinavian Journal… Read More ›