V H Hansteen

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to elucidate right ventricular (RV) function and structure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) without pulmonary hypertension (PH). BACKGROUND There is little knowledge of RV function and remodeling in COPD without PH. METHODS Thirty-four controls and 98 patients with COPD were(More)
Alfvén waves have been invoked as a possible mechanism for the heating of the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, to millions of degrees and for the acceleration of the solar wind to hundreds of kilometers per second. However, Alfvén waves of sufficient strength have not been unambiguously observed in the solar atmosphere. We used images of high temporal and(More)
We use high-resolution observations of the Sun in Ca II H (3968Å) from the Solar Optical Telescope on Hinode to show that there are at least two types of spicules that dominate the structure of the magnetic solar chromosphere. Both types are tied to the relentless magnetoconvective driving in the photosphere, but have very different dynamic properties.(More)
The present study aimed to explore the prevalence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) and characterise haemodynamic vascular responses to physical exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outpatients, where left ventricular dysfunction and comorbidities were excluded. 98 patients with COPD underwent right heart catheterisation at(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence of corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) and to investigate mortality potentially attributable to QTc prolongation in the Norwegian OMT programme. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Two hundred OMT patients in Oslo were recruited to the QTc assessment study between October 2006(More)
The physical processes causing energy exchange between the Sun's hot corona and its cool lower atmosphere remain poorly understood. The chromosphere and transition region (TR) form an interface region between the surface and the corona that is highly sensitive to the coronal heating mechanism. High-resolution observations with the Interface Region Imaging(More)
As the interface between the Sun's photosphere and corona, the chromosphere and transition region play a key role in the formation and acceleration of the solar wind. Observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph reveal the prevalence of intermittent small-scale jets with speeds of 80 to 250 kilometers per second from the narrow bright network(More)
We have modeled numerically the propagation of waves through magnetic structures in a stratiÐed atmosphere. We Ðrst simulate the propagation of waves through a number of simple, exemplary Ðeld geometries in order to obtain a better insight into the e†ect of di†ering Ðeld structures on the wave speeds, amplitudes, polarizations, direction of propagation,(More)
During a 5-year period, 1969-1973, 451 patients with acute severe pulmonary diseases were admitted to the three medical intensive care units (MICU) at Ullevaal Hospital. In 39% of the patients a major cardiac arrhythmia was recorded in the units during a mean observation time of 24 h. The subsequent mortality in the hospital was 31% in patients with(More)