Johanna Andreassen

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The new high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) assay seems to provide important prognostic information in patients with stable cardiovascular disease. To understand the merit of hs-cTnT more closely in stable cardiovascular disease, we performed extensive echocardiographic characterization of 57 patients with aortic stenosis and myocardial(More)
The efficacy of a single intraperitoneal injection of oxolinic acid to control an outbreak of atypical Aeromonas salmonicida infection in goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris) and in the treatment of systemic vibriosis in corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops) was examined. In addition a field study was performed to examine the effect of medication on the(More)
BACKGROUND Dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction. Inflammation and adverse remodeling of the extracellular matrix may be involved in the pathogenesis. Statins reduce levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol, but may also attenuate inflammation and affect matrix remodeling. We hypothesized that treatment(More)
A technically simple method for performing gastric vagotomy is described. The principle is to omit free dissection of the individual nerve fibers and, instead, to divide the lesser omentum transversely from a point opposite the angular notch in toward the lesser curvature and, then, working from below upward, to dissect the lesser omentum free from the(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating micro-RNAs have been proposed as a novel class of cardiovascular (CV) biomarkers, but whether they meet analytical requirements and provide additional information to establish risk indices have not been established. miR-210 levels are increased in subjects with low VO2 max, which is a recognized risk factor in patients with aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) induces right ventricular (RV) adaptive changes but often results in RV failure and death. Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is a treatment option in patients in whom pulmonary endarterectomy is contraindicated and in patients with residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with mild to moderate operative risk, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is still the preferred treatment for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). Aiming to broaden the knowledge of postsurgical outcomes, this study reports a broad set of morbidity outcomes following surgical intervention. METHODS Our cohort(More)
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