• The alternative complement pathway is dysregulated in patients with chronic heart failure 

      Shahini, Negar; Michelsen, Annika; Nilsson, Per; Ekholt, Karin; Gullestad, Lars; Broch, Kaspar; Dahl, Christen Peder; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Yndestad, Arne; Louwe, Maria Cornelia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The complement system, an important arm of the innate immune system, is activated in heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that HF patients are characterized by an imbalance of alternative amplification loop components; ...
    • Tocilizumab increases citrullinated histone 3 in non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction 

      Helseth, Ragnhild; Kleveland, Ola; Ueland, Thor; Wiseth, Rune; Damås, Jan Kristian; Broch, Kaspar; Michelsen, Annika Elisabet; Bendz, Bjørn; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Objective Beyond reducing inflammation and troponin T (TnT) release, the interleukin-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab reduces neutrophil counts in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It ...
    • Treatment of sleep apnea in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial 

      Traaen, Gunn Marit; Aakerøy, Lars; Hunt, Tove Elisabeth F.; Øverland, Britt; Lyseggen, Erik; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Helle-Valle, Thomas Michael; Steinshamn, Sigurd Loe; Edvardsen, Thor; Zare, Hasse Khiabani; Aakhus, Svend; Akre, Harriet; Anfinsen, Ole-Gunnar; Loennechen, Jan Pål; Gullestad, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Rationale. Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased mortality as well as morbidity. There is strong evidence for an association between atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. It is not known whether treatment of sleep ...
    • Wnt5a is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and adverse outcome in dilated cardiomyopathy 

      Abraityte, Judita Aurelija; Lunde, Ida Gjervold; Askevold, Erik Tandberg; Michelsen, Annika; Christensen, Geir Arve; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne; Fiane, Arnt E; Andreassen, Arne K.; Aakhus, Svend; Dahl, Christen Peder; Gullestad, Lars; Broch, Kaspar; Ueland, Thor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The Wingless (Wnt) pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). To explore the role of Wnt modulators Wnt5a and sFRP3 in DCM patients we analyzed the expression of Wnt5a and sFRP3 in ...
    • YKL-40 (Chitinase-3-Like Protein 1) Serum Levels in Aortic Stenosis 

      Arain, Fizza Kanwal; Abraityte, Judita Aurelija; Bogdanova, Mariia; Solberg, Ole Geir; Michelsen, Annika; Lekva, Tove; Aakhus, Svend; Holm, Sverre; Halvorsen, Bente; Finsen, Alexandra; Vinge, Leif Erik; Nymo, Ståle Haugset; Espeland, Torvald; Ranheim, Trine; Aukrust, Pål; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Auensen, Andreas; Gullestad, Lars; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      BACKGROUND: Identification of novel biomarkers could provide prognostic information and improve risk stratification in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). YKL-40 (chitinase-3-like protein 1), a protein involved in ...
    • β-Blocker Doses and Heart Rate in Patients with Heart Failure: Results from the National Norwegian Heart Failure Registry 

      Eriksen-Volnes, Torfinn; Westheim, Arne; Gullestad, Lars; Slind, Eva Kjøl; Grundtvig, Morten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Use of β-blockers and titration to the highest tolerated dose are highly recommended by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for treatment of chronic heart failure (HF) with a reduced ejection ...