Gisle Frøland

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AIMS To investigate whether metoprolol controlled release/extended release (CR/XL) once daily would improve diastolic and systolic left ventricular function in patients with chronic heart failure and decreased ejection fraction. METHODS In an echocardiographic substudy to the Metoprolol CR/XL Randomized Intervention Trial in Heart Failure (MERIT-HF), 66(More)
UNLABELLED In a population-based study including 35,218 infants born alive during the 15-y period 1982-96, 360 (1%) were diagnosed as having a congenital heart defect (CHD). At a follow-up 3-18 y after birth (median 9.5 y) 154 patients (42.8%) were spontaneously cured; of these, 142 (92.2%) had ventricular septal defects (VSDs). Forty-two patients (11.7%)(More)
In a population-based study of 35,218 infants born alive during the 15 years from 1982 to 1996, 353 (1%) were diagnosed as having a congenital heart defect, of whom 84 (24%) were diagnosed subsequent to discharge from hospital after birth (2.4/1000). Of these, 40 (48%) had a ventricular septal defect, 14 (17%) an atrial septal defect, 9 (11%) a patent(More)
In a multicenter double-blind study, 227 patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were randomized within 12 hr from onset of symptoms to treatment with nifedipine (112 patients) or placebo (115 patients). AMI was confirmed in 74 patients on nifedipine and in 83 on placebo. Patients with AMI received nifedipine 5.5 +/- 2.9 hr (mean +/- SD)(More)
In the population of live born children in the County of Vestfold, Norway, during the seven-year period 1982-88 (N = 15,307), 138 cases of congenital heart defects were diagnosed (patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants excluded), an incidence of 0.9%. In 114 infants (83%) the defect was diagnosed before discharge from hospital after birth (nursery,(More)
AIMS To examine differences in measurements of left ventricular dimensions and function, and prognostic value between local investigators and a core laboratory in a multicentre serial echocardiographic study. METHODS AND RESULTS Seven hundred and fifty-six patients with acute myocardial infarction and preserved left ventricular function were examined at(More)
AIMS Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography has been widely applied to measure left ventricular volumes with the biplane Simpson's method in the assessment of left ventricular remodelling following an acute myocardial infarction. This volume formula is based upon tracings of endocardium and measurement of long axis on left ventricular images. In the present(More)
We describe two patients suffering from bacterial endocarditis with tricuspid valve envolvement. Both had pulmonary embolism, revealed by scintigraphic lung perfusion examination. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic echocardiography in one patient and transoesophageal echocardiography in the other. Both received therapy with antibiotics and heparin(More)
The hypothesis that early diagnosis of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with spontaneous closure later on may impair the parental-infant bonding process, with consequences for the child's quality of life in the longer term, was tested in 51 children born in 1986-1991 (gestational age > or = 37-42 weeks) with VSDs diagnosed in the early neonatal period and(More)
In a population-based study in children born alive during the 10-year period from 1982 to 1991 (n = 22,810), ventricular septal defects (VSDs) were diagnosed in 127 cases, an incidence of 5.6 per 1000. The incidence was significantly higher in the cohort of children born during the 6-year period from 1986 to 1991 than among those born in the preceding(More)