Finn Gustafsson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of age on short and long-term mortality in patients admitted to hospital with congestive heart failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 25:1711-7. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Plasma NGAL and glomerular filtration rate in cardiac transplant recipients treated with standard or reduced calcineurin inhibitor levels
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biomark Med 8:239-45. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Targeting the aldosterone pathway in cardiovascular disease
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 26:135-45. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of obesity and being overweight on long-term mortality in congestive heart failure: influence of left ventricular systolic function
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology B, The Heart Centre 2142, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 26:58-64. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint [Normalisation of left ventricular function after 13 months of mechanical circulatory support]
    Finn Gustafsson
    Hjertecenteret og Patologiafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 København Ø, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 172:1463-4. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Maximizing scientific knowledge from randomized clinical trials
    Finn Gustafsson
    Rigshospitalet, Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 159:937-43. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint How should we manage heart failure developing in patients already treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers for hypertension, diabetes or coronary disease?
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark bHypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Rigshospitalet, Madrid, Spain
    J Hypertens 28:1595-8. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Heart failure clinics and outpatient management: review of the evidence and call for quality assurance
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 25:1596-604. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-based immunosuppression after cardiac transplantation: predictors of recovery from calcineurin inhibitor-induced renal dysfunction
    Finn Gustafsson
    University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:998-1003. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Treatment with beta-blockers in nurse-led heart failure clinics: titration efficacy and predictors of failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:910-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of age on short and long-term mortality in patients admitted to hospital with congestive heart failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 25:1711-7. 2004
    ..To describe the association between age and risk factors in patients hospitalised with congestive heart failure (CHF) and to determine the effect of age on mortality...
  2. doi request reprint Plasma NGAL and glomerular filtration rate in cardiac transplant recipients treated with standard or reduced calcineurin inhibitor levels
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biomark Med 8:239-45. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that plasma NGAL (P-NGAL) could predict improvement in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) after conversion to everolimus...
  3. doi request reprint Targeting the aldosterone pathway in cardiovascular disease
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 26:135-45. 2012
    ..The review is partly based on discussions between basic scientists and clinical trialists at the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Forum 2009 and subsequently updated to encompass the most recent developments...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of obesity and being overweight on long-term mortality in congestive heart failure: influence of left ventricular systolic function
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology B, The Heart Centre 2142, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 26:58-64. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate how BMI influences mortality in patients hospitalized with CHF, and to address in particular whether the effect of BMI is influenced by left ventricular (LV) systolic function...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Normalisation of left ventricular function after 13 months of mechanical circulatory support]
    Finn Gustafsson
    Hjertecenteret og Patologiafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 København Ø, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 172:1463-4. 2010
    ..Aggressive medical treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, beta blocker and aldosterone antagonist was used, and the patient remained stable without circulatory support several months after device removal...
  6. doi request reprint Maximizing scientific knowledge from randomized clinical trials
    Finn Gustafsson
    Rigshospitalet, Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 159:937-43. 2010
    ..The advantages of creating screening databases in conjunction with a given clinical trial are described; and finally, the potential for posttrial database studies to become a platform for training young scientists is outlined...
  7. ncbi request reprint How should we manage heart failure developing in patients already treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers for hypertension, diabetes or coronary disease?
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark bHypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Rigshospitalet, Madrid, Spain
    J Hypertens 28:1595-8. 2010
    ..In this review possible strategies are outlined and important areas for research are identified. It is suggested that trials are designed specifically to address prognosis and treatment in this growing population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Heart failure clinics and outpatient management: review of the evidence and call for quality assurance
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 25:1596-604. 2004
    ..One possible, practical method to apply such continuous quality assurance may be by means of electronic medical record databases...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-based immunosuppression after cardiac transplantation: predictors of recovery from calcineurin inhibitor-induced renal dysfunction
    Finn Gustafsson
    University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:998-1003. 2007
    ..Predictors of improvement in renal function after conversion to PSI-based treatment remain unknown...
  10. ncbi request reprint Treatment with beta-blockers in nurse-led heart failure clinics: titration efficacy and predictors of failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:910-6. 2007
    ..However, little information is available to describe if such programs are successful in initiating and up-titrating BBs in daily clinical practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Proliferation signal inhibitors in cardiac transplantation
    Finn Gustafsson
    Division of Cardiology and Transplant, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 22:111-6. 2007
    ..These agents have led to excellent outcomes but have shortcomings in terms of efficacy and toxicity. A new class of immunosuppressants, proliferation signal inhibitors, may meet some of these shortcomings...
  12. pmc A history of arterial hypertension does not affect mortality in patients hospitalised with congestive heart failure
    F Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology B, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Heart 92:1430-3. 2006
    ..To evaluate the importance of a history of hypertension on long-term mortality in a large cohort of patients hospitalised with congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of everolimus versus mycophenolate on blood and lymphocyte cyclosporine exposure in heart-transplant recipients
    Finn Gustafsson
    Heart Failure and Transplant, Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 65:659-65. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint [Ambulatory 24-hour blood pressure monitoring in a case of liquorice-induced hypertension]
    Finn Gustafsson
    kardiologisk endokrinologisk klinik E, H S Frederiksberg Hospital, DK 2000 Frederiksberg
    Ugeskr Laeger 164:4918-9. 2002
    ..Blood pressure monitoring provides objective documentation of the cardiovascular effects of liquorice, which may be useful in the management of this disorder...
  15. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of hospitalization or death in patients managed in multidisciplinary heart failure clinics
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology B, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 11:413-9. 2009
    ..A second aim was to identify risk factors for death or hospital admission...
  16. ncbi request reprint Female sex is associated with a better long-term survival in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology Y, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 25:129-35. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was determine whether mortality risk in women and men hospitalized with congestive heart failure is different...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic strategy in heart failure]
    Finn Gustafsson
    H S Frederiksberg Hospital, kardiologisk endokrinologisk klinik E
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:253-5. 2004
  18. doi request reprint Renal-sparing strategies in cardiac transplantation
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 14:566-70. 2009
    ..The aim of the article is to review the efficacy and safety of various renal sparing strategies in cardiac transplantation...
  19. doi request reprint Exercise hemodynamics in patients with and without diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction after myocardial infarction
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circ Heart Fail 5:444-51. 2012
    ..Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (DD) is common after myocardial infarction (MI) despite preservation of left ventricular ejection fraction, yet it remains unclear how or whether DD affects cardiac hemodynamics with stress...
  20. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction trial: rationale and design
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Cardiol 36:179-83. 2013
    ..Previous studies suggest that phosphordiesterase-5 inhibition has a favorable effect on the myocardium as well as on the pulmonary and systemic vasculature...
  21. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction in patients with preserved ejection fraction: the Sildenafil and Diastolic Dysfunction After Acute Myocardial Infarction (SIDAMI) trial
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circulation 127:1200-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that sildenafil would reduce filling pressure during exercise in patients with diastolic dysfunction after myocardial infarction...
  22. doi request reprint Central and peripheral blood flow during exercise with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: constant versus increasing pump speed: a pilot study
    Patrice Brassard
    Department of Anesthesia, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circ Heart Fail 4:554-60. 2011
    ....
  23. pmc Renal dysfunction, restrictive left ventricular filling pattern and mortality risk in patients admitted with heart failure: a 7-year follow-up study
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre and University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Nephrol 14:267. 2013
    ..This study was designed to evaluate whether severe diastolic dysfunction contribute to the increased mortality risk observed in HF patients with renal dysfunction...
  24. doi request reprint Plasma copeptin levels and prediction of outcome in heart failure outpatients: relation to hyponatremia and loop diuretic doses
    Louise Balling
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Card Fail 18:351-8. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Patient adherence to evidence-based pharmacotherapy in systolic heart failure and the transition of follow-up from specialized heart failure outpatient clinics to primary care
    Anne Gjesing
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Post 635, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 15:671-8. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine long-term adherence to and dosages of evidence-based pharmacotherapy during and after participation in specialized HFCs...
  26. doi request reprint Wall motion index, estimated glomerular filtration rate and mortality risk in patients with heart failure or myocardial infarction: a pooled analysis of 18,010 patients
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet University Hospital, DK 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:682-8. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction are elevated and related to prognosis in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes but not in those without diabetes
    Caroline Kistorp
    Department of Endocrinology, Herlev University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:380-7. 2008
    ..The impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on these biomarkers, and their relation to prognosis remains unknown...
  28. ncbi request reprint Unexplained week-to-week variation in BNP and NT-proBNP is low in chronic heart failure patients during steady state
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Clinic E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Ndr Fasanvej 57 59, DK 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:68-74. 2007
    ..The usefulness of brain-natriuretic-peptide (BNP) and N-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide (NT-proBNP) for monitoring of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients has been questioned because of high levels of unexplained variation...
  29. doi request reprint Adding serial N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide measurements to optimal clinical management in outpatients with systolic heart failure: a multicentre randomized clinical trial (NorthStar monitoring study)
    Morten Schou
    Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 Copenhagen E, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 15:818-27. 2013
    ..This study was designed to evaluate a new NT-proBNP monitoring concept in outpatients with systolic heart failure (HF)...
  30. doi request reprint Prognostic threshold levels of NT-proBNP testing in primary care
    Jens Rosenberg
    Department of Cardiology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 30:66-73. 2009
    ..We investigated whether a prognostic threshold level of the cardiac peptide, NT-proBNP, could be identified...
  31. doi request reprint Driveline infections in patients supported with a HeartMate II: incidence, aetiology and outcome
    Tobias Bomholt
    Rigshospitalet, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:273-8. 2011
    ..To investigate the incidence and outcome of driveline infections in patients supported with a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (HeartMate II (HMII)) and to study the microbiological aetiology...
  32. doi request reprint The prognostic importance of lung function in patients admitted with heart failure
    Kasper Karmark Iversen
    The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:685-91. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the prognostic importance for all-cause mortality of lung function variables obtained by spirometry in an unselected group of patients admitted with heart failure (HF)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin, body mass index, and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure
    Caroline Kistorp
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circulation 112:1756-62. 2005
    ..In a prospective study, we therefore evaluated the association between plasma adiponectin levels and mortality among patients with CHF...
  34. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of end-stage renal disease in outpatients with systolic heart failure
    Helle Bosselmann
    Departments of Cardio, Nephro, and Endocrinology, North Zealand Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hillerod, Denmark
    Circ Heart Fail 6:1124-31. 2013
    ..Renal dysfunction is an important prognostic factor in heart failure (HF), but whether this dysfunction progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is unknown. Therefore, we examined incidence and predictors of ESRD in outpatients with HF...
  35. doi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic significance of hyponatraemia in outpatients with chronic heart failure
    Louise Balling
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:968-73. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and prognostic significance of hyponatraemia in a large cohort of HF outpatients followed in clinics participating in the Danish Heart Failure Clinics Network...
  36. doi request reprint Everolimus but not mycophenolate mofetil therapy is associated with soluble HLA-G expression in heart transplant patients
    Rohit Sheshgiri
    Heart Transplant Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, 585 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:1193-7. 2009
    ..Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, immunosuppressive therapy has been reported to influence this expression...
  37. ncbi request reprint N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, C-reactive protein, and urinary albumin levels as predictors of mortality and cardiovascular events in older adults
    Caroline Kistorp
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    JAMA 293:1609-16. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic performance of N-terminal ProBNP in primary care patients with suspected heart failure
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Denmark
    J Card Fail 11:S15-20. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic performance of NT-proBNP in primary care patients with suspected CHF...
  39. ncbi request reprint Kidneys extract BNP and NT-proBNP in healthy young men
    Morten Schou
    Dept of Endocrinology and Cardiology, Frederiksberg Univ Hospital, Ndr Fasanvej 57 59, DK 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 99:1676-80. 2005
    ..15-0.20. There is no cerebral extraction, and short-term moderate exercise does not affect these values. Our findings suggest that the kidneys extract BNP and NT-proBNP to a similar extent in healthy young men...
  40. doi request reprint Immunosuppressive T-cell antibody induction for heart transplant recipients
    Luit Penninga
    Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Department 7812, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, Copenhagen, Denmark, DK 2100
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD008842. 2013
    ..To date, there is no consensus on the use of immunosuppressive antibodies against T-cells for induction after heart transplantation...
  41. doi request reprint Exercise-induced changes in left ventricular filling pressure after myocardial infarction assessed with simultaneous right heart catheterization and Doppler echocardiography
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet and Copenhagen University, Denmark Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:2803-10. 2013
    ..In the intermediate range of E/e´ guidelines suggest additional measurements during exercise in order to determine filling pressures...
  42. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic and neuroendocrine responses to changes in sodium intake in compensated heart failure
    Morten Damgaard
    Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, DK 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 290:R1294-301. 2006
    ..The observation that high sodium intake improves cardiac performance, induces peripheral vasodilatation, and suppresses the release of vasoconstrictor hormones does not support the advice for HF patients to restrict dietary sodium...
  43. pmc Renal function at the time of a myocardial infarction maintains prognostic value for more than 10 years
    Thomas Kümler
    Dept of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:37. 2011
    ..We examined the importance of renal function by estimated GFR (eGFR) and se-creatinine as an independent long-term prognostic factor...
  44. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and major comorbidities in heart failure patients more than 85 years of age compared with younger age groups
    Ulrik Madvig Mogensen
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1216-23. 2011
    ..Heart failure (HF) is increasingly prevalent among the growing number of elderly people, but not well studied. We sought to evaluate disease pattern and importance of prognostic factors among very elderly patients with HF...
  45. doi request reprint Plasma sodium and mortality risk in patients with myocardial infarction and a low LVEF
    Morten Schou
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, Righospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:1237-44. 2011
    ..This study was, therefore, designed to evaluate whether plasma sodium and hyponatremia (< 135 mM) are associated with mortality risk in patients with MI...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Establishment of a nurse-led heart failure clinic. Design and baseline data from the first two years]
    Søren Galatius
    H S Frederiksberg Hospital, kardiologisk endokrinologisk klinik E
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:686-90. 2003
    ..Previous studies on the effect of heart failure clinics have shown a reduction in hospitalizations, reduced cost and improved quality of life...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of diabetic patients in a chronic heart failure population
    Caroline Kistorp
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 100:281-7. 2005
    ..A second aim was to characterize patients with DM with respect to severity of CHF...
  48. doi request reprint Hemodynamic stress echocardiography in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device
    Mads Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Center, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:854-9. 2010
    ..These findings emphasize the potential role of exercise echocardiography in studying exercise hemodynamics in LVAD patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical variation of NT-proBNP in stable chronic heart failure patients
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Clinic E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Ndr Fasanvej 57 59, DK 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 28:177-82. 2007
    ..The proposed use of NT-proBNP for monitoring of CHF patients will require accurate information about long-term CV of the peptide...
  50. doi request reprint Tacrolimus versus cyclosporine as primary immunosuppression after heart transplantation: systematic review with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses of randomised trials
    Luit Penninga
    Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Cochrane Hepato Biliary Group, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 66:1177-87. 2010
    ..We conducted a systematic review of randomized trials to compare the benefits and harms of tacrolimus versus cyclosporine as primary immunosuppression after heart transplantation...
  51. doi request reprint Plasma insulin-like growth factor I as predictor of progression and all cause mortality in chronic heart failure
    Mikkel Andreassen
    Department of Endocrinology J, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
    Growth Horm IGF Res 19:486-90. 2009
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Severely impaired von Willebrand factor-dependent platelet aggregation in patients with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (HeartMate II)
    Jolanta Klovaite
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:2162-7. 2009
    ..This study investigated the influence of the mechanical blood pump HeartMate II (HMII) (Thoratec Corporation, Pleasanton, California) on blood coagulation and platelet function...
  53. doi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients admitted with heart failure
    K K Iversen
    Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Intern Med 264:361-9. 2008
    ..Secondary aims were to study a possible relationship between right and left ventricular function and pulmonary function...
  54. doi request reprint Incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in patients on long-term support with a continuous-flow assist device (HeartMate II)
    Mads Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:733-5. 2009
    ..There were no clear predictors of VT/VF, and it is argued that prophylactic ICD implantation should be considered in patients supported with a continuous-flow LVAD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Tolerability of beta-blocker initiation and titration with bisoprolol and carvedilol in congestive heart failure -- a randomized comparison
    Søren Galatius
    Department of Cardiology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Cardiology 102:160-5. 2004
    ..The present data reveal no clear difference with respect to tolerability of carvedilol and bisoprolol, and no parameter predicts tolerability...
  56. doi request reprint Impact of fixed pulmonary hypertension on post-heart transplant outcomes in bridge-to-transplant patients
    Ana Carolina Alba
    Division of Cardiology and Heart Transplantation, University Health Network, 585 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:1253-8. 2010
    ..Our aim was to assess post-transplant outcomes and survival in patients with and without FPH undergoing VAD implantation as bridge to transplant...
  57. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and hyponatremia
    Louise Balling
    Heart Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Electronic address
    J Card Fail 19:725-30. 2013
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Long-term outcome in patients treated with combined heart and liver transplantation for familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy
    Laerke M Nelson
    Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Transplant 27:203-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of CHLTx in patients with FAC...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Hyperkalemia and impaired renal function in patients taking spironolactone for congestive heart failure. A retrospective analysis of 125 consecutive cases]
    Morten Svensson
    H S Frederiksberg Hospital, kardiologisk endokrinologisk klinik E, og Aker Universitetshospital, Kardiologisk Afdeling, Oslo
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:3201-3. 2004
  60. doi request reprint Decreased mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation capacity in the human heart with left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Nis Stride
    Xlab, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3b, DK 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 15:150-7. 2013
    ..The study aim was to test mitochondrial OXPHOS capacity in LVSD myocardium compared with OXPHOS capacity in a comparable patient group without LVSD...
  61. doi request reprint Left ventricular assist device as bridge to recovery for anthracycline-induced terminal heart failure
    Jon M Appel
    Departments of CardiologyThoracic Surgery Thoracic Anesthesiology Oncology, Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Congest Heart Fail 18:291-4. 2012
    ..Heart transplantation is often contraindicated in the first years after treatment for cancers, and LVAD as "bridge to recovery" may be warranted in similar patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint An integrated approach to diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with systolic heart failure in the Copenhagen metropolitan area
    Søren Galatius
    Department of Cardiology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 144:E2. 2002
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, but not high sensitivity C-reactive protein, improves cardiovascular risk prediction in the general population
    Michael H Olsen
    Research Center for Prevention and Health, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Glostrup University Hospital, DK 2600 Glostrup, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 28:1374-81. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether they predicted CV events independently of established CV risk factors and whether they did so in an additive fashion...
  64. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation in outpatients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Pernille Corell
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:258-65. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence and incidence of AF in patients with HF and to determine the prognostic impact of baseline AF and the development of new onset AF...
  65. doi request reprint Effect of beta-blockade and ACE inhibition on B-type natriuretic peptides in stable patients with systolic heart failure
    Jens Rosenberg
    Cardiology Department, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej 57, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 22:305-11. 2008
    ..The long-term effect of beta-blockade on the plasma levels of natriuretic peptides BNP and its N-terminal counterpart, NT-proBNP, as risk markers in heart failure (HF) is obscure...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial fibrillation on plasma NT-proBNP in chronic heart failure
    Pernille Corell
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Ndr Fasanvej 57, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 117:395-402. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to examine the levels of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with HF and AF versus HF and sinus rhythm (SR) and if NT-proBNP has prognostic influence in patients with AF...
  67. ncbi request reprint High-sensitivity C-reactive protein is only weakly related to cardiovascular damage after adjustment for traditional cardiovascular risk factors
    Michael H Olsen
    Research Center for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University, Denmark
    J Hypertens 24:655-61. 2006
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide is inversely related to metabolic cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome
    Michael H Olsen
    Research Center for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital, DK 2600 Glostrup, Denmark
    Hypertension 46:660-6. 2005
    ..The metabolic syndrome was associated with lower Nt-proBNP levels and shifted the positive relationship between Nt-proBNP and pulse pressure to the right, creating a possible link between the metabolic syndrome and hypertension...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effects of body mass index and age on N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide are associated with glomerular filtration rate in chronic heart failure patients
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Clinic E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Clin Chem 53:1928-35. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the effects of BMI and age on plasma concentrations of NT-proBNP are associated with GFR...
  70. ncbi request reprint Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is uncommon in outpatients with chronic heart failure
    Pernille Corell
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Scand Cardiovasc J 42:202-7. 2008
    ..The objective was to evaluate the prevalence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in patients with heart failure (HF) due to systolic dysfunction...
  71. ncbi request reprint Design and methodology of the NorthStar Study: NT-proBNP stratified follow-up in outpatient heart failure clinics -- a randomized Danish multicenter study
    Morten Schou
    The Danish Heart Failure Clinics Network, C O Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Am Heart J 156:649-55. 2008
    ..Furthermore, data on the use of natriuretic peptides for monitoring of stable patients with CHF are sparse...
  72. ncbi request reprint Bisoprolol for congestive heart failure
    Jens Rosenberg
    Research Fellow Frederiksberg University Hospital, Cardiology Department, Nordre Fasanvej 57 59, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:293-300. 2008
    ..beta-Blockers are a cornerstone in the treatment of systolic heart failure treatment, but not all beta-blockers are effective or in this setting...
  73. doi request reprint Age-dependent values of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide are superior to a single cut-point for ruling out suspected systolic dysfunction in primary care
    Per Hildebrandt
    Department of Cardiology and Medicine, Glostrup University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 31:1881-9. 2010
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Prognostic usefulness of anemia and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in outpatients with systolic heart failure
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Am J Cardiol 100:1571-6. 2007
    ..Patients with anemia and high levels of NT-pro-BNP have a markedly increased mortality risk...
  75. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk prediction by N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide and high sensitivity C-reactive protein is affected by age and sex
    Michael H Olsen
    Research Center for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark
    J Hypertens 26:26-34. 2008
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Plasma YKL-40 levels are elevated in patients with chronic heart failure
    Camilla Noelle Rathcke
    Department of Endocrinology, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
    Scand Cardiovasc J 44:92-9. 2010
    ..We investigated plasma YKL-40 levels in patients with CHF and evaluated the possible predictive value with respect to overall mortality and recurrent cardiovascular outcomes...
  77. pmc Hereditary hemochromatosis (HFE) genotypes in heart failure: relation to etiology and prognosis
    Daniel V Møller
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Med Genet 11:117. 2010
    ..Mutations within several genes are HH-associated, the most common being the HFE gene. In a large cohort of HF patients, we sought to determine the etiological role and the prognostic significance of HFE genotypes...
  78. doi request reprint High mortality among heart failure patients treated with antidepressants
    Karsten T Veien
    Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Sdr Boulevard 29, DK 5000 Odense, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 146:64-7. 2011
    ..This study was designed to assess whether pharmacologically treated depression was associated with increased mortality risk in systolic heart failure (SHF) patients...
  79. doi request reprint Interleukin-2 receptor antagonists as induction therapy after heart transplantation: systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Christian H Møller
    Copenhagen Trial Unit, Center for Clinical Intervention Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:835-42. 2008
    ..Interleukin-2 receptor antagonists (IL-2Ras) are used increasingly for induction therapy. We conducted a systematic review of randomized trials assessing IL-2Ras...
  80. ncbi request reprint Good long-term survival after paediatric heart transplantation
    Charlotte Duhn Kruse
    Department of Paediatrics, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
    Dan Med J 59:A4367. 2012
    ..The first Danish paediatric heart transplantation (HTx) was performed at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen in 1991. We describe our experiences during the first 20 years with paediatric HTx...
  81. ncbi request reprint A model of physical factors in the structural adaptation of microvascular networks in normotension and hypertension
    Jens Christian Brings Jacobsen
    Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Physiol Meas 24:891-912. 2003
    ..The model points to an altered endothelial function as a key factor in the development of vascular changes characteristic of hypertension...
  82. ncbi request reprint Expression of connexin 37, 40 and 43 in rat mesenteric arterioles and resistance arteries
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Copenhagen, The Panum Institute 10 5, Blegdamsvej 3, Denmark
    Histochem Cell Biol 119:139-48. 2003
    ..The findings suggest that smooth muscle cells in mesenteric arterioles may not be well coupled and favour that conducted vasomotor responses in these vessels are propagated through the endothelial cell layer...
  83. ncbi request reprint How prevalent is hyperkalemia and renal dysfunction during treatment with spironolactone in patients with congestive heart failure?
    Morten Svensson
    Frederiksberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology Frederiksberg Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Card Fail 10:297-303. 2004
    ....
  84. doi request reprint Influence of atrial fibrillation on plasma von willebrand factor, soluble E-selectin, and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide levels in systolic heart failure
    Bethan Freestone
    Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Unit, University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Chest 133:1203-8. 2008
    ..It is unknown whether AF influences the degree of endothelial dysfunction in patients with systolic HF...
  85. ncbi request reprint The relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and risk for hospitalization and mortality is curvilinear in patients with chronic heart failure
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Clinic E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Am Heart J 154:123-9. 2007
    ..We therefore evaluated NT-proBNP as a risk marker for mortality and hospitalization and developed a simple algorithm for risk stratification based on NT-proBNP as a continuous variable...
  86. ncbi request reprint [The Mechanical Heart--HeartMate 1--Danish results]
    Kare Sander
    Rigshospitalet, Hjertecentret, Thoraxkirurgisk afdeling, Kardiologisk Afdeling, København Ø
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:3290-4. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study is to describe the results of this new treatment in Denmark...
  87. ncbi request reprint Combination therapy with metolazone and loop diuretics in outpatients with refractory heart failure: an observational study and review of the literature
    Jens Rosenberg
    Cardiology Department, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej 57, 2000, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 19:301-6. 2005
    ..The aim was to evaluate the effects of metolazone in combination with a loop diuretic in contemporary HF patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Plasma von Willebrand factor and soluble E-selectin levels in stable outpatients with systolic heart failure: the Frederiksberg heart failure study
    Aun Yeong Chong
    Haemostasis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Unit, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH United Kingdom
    Int J Cardiol 119:80-2. 2007
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Effects of a nurse-based heart failure clinic on drug utilization and admissions in a community hospital setting
    Mogens K Andersen
    Department of Medicine, Fredericia Hospital, Fredericia, Denmark
    Scand Cardiovasc J 39:199-205. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect of a nurse-led heart failure clinic on drug therapy and hospitalization in a community hospital setting...
  90. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure: relation to preserved and reduced left ventricular systolic function
    Finn Gustafsson
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology E, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Eur Heart J 24:863-70. 2003
    ....
  91. pmc Hyperkalaemia and impaired renal function in patients taking spironolactone for congestive heart failure: retrospective study
    Morten Svensson
    Frederiksberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Copenhagen, Denmark DK 2000
    BMJ 327:1141-2. 2003
  92. ncbi request reprint "Sausage-string" appearance of arteries and arterioles can be caused by an instability of the blood vessel wall
    Jens Christian Brings Jacobsen
    Department of Medical Physiology, The University of Copenhagen, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 283:R1118-30. 2002
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint [Destination therapy in end-stage heart failure. A possible alternative to heart transplantation?]
    Peter Skov Olsen
    Rigshospitalet, Hjertecentret, Thoraxkirurgisk Klinisk, København
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:3287-9. 2007
    ..This review discusses the current state of knowledge and indications for destination therapy in end-stage heart failure...
  94. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of heart failure clinics in Denmark--design of the Danish heart failure clinics network
    Finn Gustafsson
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:283-4. 2005