Reidar Bjørnerheim and Geir Øystein Andersens group

Group strategy

The research is divided into two main projects:

  1. Clinical research with special focus on echoccardiographic methods in heart failure, hypertension and myocardial infarction.
  2. Clinical research targeting patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by PCI. Projects are focusing on (in patients with STEMI):

a) Undiagnosed impaired glucose tolerance
b) Acute heart failure following STEMI.
c) Reperfusion damage, stunning, infarct size.
d) Mechanical postconditiong.
e) Biobanking in STEMI-patients. Identification of new prognostic factors.
3) NORCAST- prognostication after cardiac and/or respiratory arrest
- an observation study at Oslo University Hospital - Ullevaal

Additional resarch projects on:
Treatment of chronic heart failure. Training of patients with heart failure.

Head of group

Reidar Bjørnerheim


Reidar Bjørnerheim

Senior Cardiologist, MD, PhD

Andersen, Geir Øystein


Geir Øystein Andersen

Senior Cardiologist, MD, PhD

Group members

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