• Interleukin-6 receptor inhibition with tocilizumab induces a selective and substantial increase in plasma IP-10 and MIP-1β in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction 

      Kleveland, Ola; Ueland, Thor; Kunszt, Gabor; Bratlie, Marte; Yndestad, Arne; Broch, Kaspar; Holte, Espen; Ryan, Liv; Amundsen, Brage H.; Bendz, Bjørn; Aakhus, Svend; Espevik, Terje; Halvorsen, Bente; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Wiseth, Rune; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Damås, Jan Kristian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Aim To evaluate the effect of interleukin-6 inhibition with tocilizumab on the cytokine network in patients with acute non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Methods 117 patients with acute NSTEMI were randomised ...
    • Predictors of early mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation 

      Kjønås, Didrik; Dahle, Gry; Schirmer, Henrik; Malm, Siri; Eidet, Jo; Aaberge, Lars; Steigen, Terje; Aakhus, Svend; Busund, Rolf; Rösner, Assami (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Objectives To investigate whether preoperative echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular function, especially right ventricular systolic and diastolic parameters including speckle-tracking analysis, could aid in the ...
    • Prevalence, risk factors, and type of sleep apnea in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 

      Traaen, Gunn Marit; Øverland, Britt; Aakerøy, Lars; Hunt, Tove Elizabeth Frances; Bendz, Christina; Leif Magne, Sande; Aakhus, Svend; Zare, Hasse Khiabani; Steinshamn, Sigurd Loe; Anfinsen, Ole-Gunnar; Loennechen, Jan Pål; Gullestad, Lars; Akre, Harriet (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep apnea (SA) and atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to study the prevalence, characteristics, risk factors and type of sleep apnea (SA) in ablation ...
    • 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 ...