Otto Smiseth group

Group strategy

Integrated Cardiovascular Function

Strategy and general objectives

  • To investigate mechanisms of LV diastolic dysfunction.
  • To develop better diagnostic methods to differentiate between viable and necrotic myocardium in acute coronary occlusion.
  • To investigate mechanisms of LV dyssynchrony and develop better methods for selecting patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy.
  • To investigate LV mechanical-electrical interactions and their impact on risk for ventricular arrhythmias.

Head of group



Otto Smiseth

Professor, MD, PhD



Thor Edvardsen

Professor, MD, PhD

Group members

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