Research strategy

The Center for Heart Failure Research (CHFR) constitutes a network of cardiac research groups within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Since its foundation in 2002, CHFR has worked to promote and integrate high quality research from bench to bedside in the field of heart failure. Even though heart failure remains the main focus area, research groups in the Center cover a broad range of topics in the cardiovascular field. Truly, the Center represents the concerted action of basic scientists and clinical researchers: The basic research groups have complementary expertise combining state-of-the-art gene technology and capabilities to investigate protein function in experimental systems. The systems range from isolated cells and multicellular preparations to integrative physiology in pathophysiological models of heart failure. The clinical research groups of the Center allow for testing of hypotheses in prospective clinical studies. This results in more than 200 scientific articles each year from CHFR researchers. Much of this is shared as work in progress during the Annual CHFR Symposium, organized since 2003. CHFR is financially supported by the University of Oslo and the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst).


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