Center for Research on Cardiac Disease in Women

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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 the 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.

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

Picture from seminar Female Heart Workshop 2024

Female Heart Workshop 2024

A fantastic and inspirational workshop of high scientific quality with participants from all over Norway and invited international experts from Spain, Italy and Iceland

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Congratulations to PhD Annabel Ohldieck for very good performance at her midway evaluation!

Associate professors Tine Karlsen and Gerhard Sulo evaluated PhD fellow Annabel Ohldieck’s studies on sex differences in the association of blood pressure with organ damage

Ester Kringeland

Excellent lecture at the European Society of Hypertension by Ester Kringeland

She was invited to shear the results from her publications on sex differences in hypertension based on the Hordaland Health Study