Projects

Akershus Cardiac Examination (ACE) 1950 Study

A prospective, population-based, cohort study of the cardio- and cerebrovascular health of all men and women born in 1950 in Akershus County, Norway. A collaboration project between the Bærum Hospital and Akershus university Hospital. Several substudies ongoing.

Atrial Fibrillation and Lifestyle Factors in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT Study)

A substudy of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT Study)  investigating the associations between atrial fibrillation and lifestyle factors such as physical activity, obesity, alcohol intake and genetic variations.

Atrial fibrillation: A prospective population-based study of risk factors and consequences, focusing on echocardiographic measures, stroke and cognitive function in the Tromsø study.

A PhD project investigating diastolic dysfunction as a predictor of atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrillation as a predictor of stroke in relation to CHA2DS2-VASc score, and atrial fibrillation as a predictor of cognitive function in people who have not had a stroke.

Birkebeiner Ageing Study

The Birkebeiner Ageing Study is investigating ageing, disease and functional decline among the fittest elderly people in Norway. Substudies are investigating the associations between long-term endurance sport practice and risk of atrial fibrillation.

Birkebeiner II Study

Birkebeiner-II is clinical a follow-up study of the Birkebeiner Studies (The Birkebeiner Ageing Study and the Birkebeiner Atrial Fibrillation Study) at Diakonhjemmet Hospital. Data from the Birkebeiner Studies demonstrated that participation in endurance sports is associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation in men. Birkebeiner-II aims to assess biomarkers associated with AF in veteran endurance athletes.

Blood pressure, blood pressure trends and risk of atrial fibrillation in the Tromsø Study

A study of how blood pressure and blood pressure trends over time impact the incidence of atrial fibrillation in both genders and different age groups in the Tromsø study.

Body weight, BMI, atrial fibrillation and prognostic outcomes in the Tromsø Study

A study investigating how baseline body weight and BMI and changes in body weight and BMI impact the incidence and prognosis of AF and types of AF in The Tromsø Study.

Genetics in Atrial Fibrillation (GENAF)

A study investigating genetic factors in patients who had atrial fibrillation before the age of 50 years. A collaboration project between Bærum Hospital and Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms

A study investigating potential mechanisms behind atrial fibrillation symptoms. A collaboration study between Bærum Hospital, Oslo University Hospital and Lund University Hospital, Sweden.

OMega-3 fatty acids in Elderly patients with Myocardial Infarction (OMEMI)

A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study investigating the effects of 2 years supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids on major cardiovascular events in elderly patients after acute myocardial infarction. Atrial fibrillation is secondary outcome. A collaboration project between Oslo University Hospital, Akershus University Hospital and Bærum Hospital.

Physical activity and the heart during ageing

A study investigating the role of physical activity in age-related adverse cardiac changes in the Tromsø Study, with focus on atrial fibrillation and mechanisms underlying cardiac effects of physical activity.

Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation (RATAF II)

A randomized, prospective, parallel group study to compare the effects of 6 months’ rate control treatment with metoprolol or diltiazem on levels of NT-proBNP and exercise capacity in permanent atrial fibrillation. A collaboration project between Bærum Hospital, Ringerike Hospital and Drammen Hospital.

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

A randomized study investigating the effect of treatment for sleep apnea on atrial fibrillation burden in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation.

Troponins in Atrial Fibrillation (TROPAF)

A study investigating the role of high sensitivity troponin I in atrial fibrillation in different clinical settings. A collaboration study between Bærum Hospital and Center for Clinical Heart Research.

Use of warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation in Norway based on the nationwide prescription register (NorPD)

A study investigating trends in the use of oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation in Norway based on data from the nationwide prescription register.

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