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The Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women was established at Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen (UiB) in June 2020 under Department of Clinical Science.  The Center was established after an initiative from Hjertefondet at UiB which also contributes to funding of the Center together with Bergen Sanitetsforening/Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association and Grieg Foundation. Research on cardiac disease in women is the main activity in the Center, but the Center also supports teaching and dissemination. The Center is connected with a network of regional researchers and research groups, both within and outside the UiB.

The Center should be a driving force and meeting place that promotes research on cardiac disease in women through multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers, departments and institutions. The Center aims at increasing funding and visibility for research on cardiac disease in women, and to build competence on cardiac disease in women among researchers, health workers and health politicians, and in the society at large. 

The Center is based upon the considerable knowledge in the field that has emerged from clinical research, community-based studies and health registries at UiB and regional collaborating institutions, including Haukeland University Hospital and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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Slide of: Sex differences in hypertension. BP, blood pressure; CV, cardiovascular; T2D, type 2 diabetes; OSAS, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome; LVH, left ventricular hypertrophy; LV, left ventricular; LA left atrial; HFpEF, heart failure with preserved

High blood pressure develops differently in women and men and has different implications for the risk of organ damage and heart disease

Professor Eva Gerdts has together with international experts published an overview of current knowledge on sex differences in arterial hypertension.

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Eva Gerdts and HM King Harald

The Norwegian Health Association awarded the Heart Research Prize 2022 to professor Eva Gerdts

The prize was presented to her by His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo Thursday 28.04.22

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Helga Midtbø

Physical fitness is particularly important for women with obesity

Senior researcher PhD Helga Midtbø presented new data from the FATCOR study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona in August 2022. Her research demonstrates a higher level of inflammatory markers in the blood in obese women than their male counterparts

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Marit Sandberg

Center research presented at the NordicEPI

PhD student Marit Sandberg presented two posters from her research on pregnancy and complications in women with congenital heart research. Congratulations!

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Francisco Gomez Real

Research on Gender, Reproduction, and the Lungs - in one generation and across generations. Can we extrapolate this knowledge to the study of cardiovascular diseases?

Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women. Time: 31.10.22 at 12-13 local time. Meeting room 8.1-8.2, in the Laboratory building. The seminar is hybrid. Professor Francisco Gómez Real will first present evidence on gender differences in respiratory health with focus on asthma and lung function,...

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