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Eva Gerdts

Professor, Professor of Cardiology
  • E-mailEva.Gerdts@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 22 20+47 920 86 505
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratoriebygget
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Heart disease in women is the main focus of all our research. The research involves international partnerships in Italy, Germany and USA. Different projects focus on heart disease due to high blood pressure, obesity, autoimmune diseases and aortic valve stenosis. Our research has so far contributed to the publication of European recommendations for treatment of high blood pressure in patients with aortic valve stenosis (2020) and a strong international focus on sex differences in heart disease through scientific publications, reviews and position papers in high-end journals including European Heart Journal, Nature Medicine and Hypertension. 

The third survey in the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK3) is being performed from June 2018 until June 2022. The main focus is to explore the impact of change in blood pressure and other health factors when the participants were in their forties for cardiovascular health 20 years later. The HUSK3 project is a collaboration between 4 research groups at UiB chaired by Eva Gerdts, Grethe S. Tell, Ottar Nygård and Jutta Dierkes, the BEVITAL academic laboratory and professor Marjolein Iversen at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Additional information may be found under: PhD student Ester A. Kringeland, UiB; PhD student Zoya Sabir, UiB

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a major health challenge in Norway and a focus area for my research, in particular related to sex differences in how high blood pressure promote damage to the heart. From 2019 we participate in a new research collaboration between the 4 Norwegian Medical Faculties in Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø focusing on mechanisms for uncontrolled high blood pressure among patients who use blood pressure lowering drug treatment. This IDA study is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. At campus, we have also developed a local collaboration with consultant PhD Marianne Grytaas, Section for endocrinology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, to study mechanisms of heart damage in patients with primary aldosteronism, a common cause of uncontrolled high blood pressure. In particular these studies will explore whether high blood pressure associated heart damage differs between women and men or depending on the etiology. See information on: PhD student Arleen Aune, UiB

Women with autoimmune diseases represent a high-risk group for development of premature heart disease. A research program on heart disease in autoimmune disorders have been developed in collaboration with national and international partners. From 2018 a research collaboration with Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital has focused on the cardiac benefit of modern immunomodulating therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.  See information on: Postdoctoral fellow PhD Helga Midtbø, Haukeland University Hospital

A program targeting preclinical heart disease in young patients with ischemic stroke was initiated in 2012 in collaboration with professor Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital. The follow-up examinations will be completed in 2021. The program also includes an engagement from the Helsinki University Hospital to serve as echocardiography core laboratory in an European multicenter study in patients who suffer a cryptogenic stroke before the age of 50 years. See information on: Professor Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, UiB 

Academic article
  • Fromm, Annette; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Meijer, Rudy; Eide, Geir Egil; Kråkenes, Jostein; Vedeler, Christian A.; Gerdts, Eva; Larsen, Terje H; Kuiper, Karel Kier-Jan; Laxdal, Elin Hanna; Russell, David; Tatlisumak, Turgut; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike. 2013. The Norwegian stroke in the young study (NOR-SYS): rationale and design. BMC Neurology. 12 pages.
  • Bahlmann, Edda; Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; Gohlke-Baerwolf, Christa; Nienaber, Christoph A.; Wachtell, Kristian; Seifert, Reinhard; Chambers, John Boyd; Kuck, Karl Heinz; Ray, Simon. 2013. Prognostic Value of Energy Loss Index in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis. Circulation. 1149-1156.
  • Cioffi, Giovanni; Cramariuc, Dana; Dalsgaard, Morten; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Egstrup, Kenneth; Rossebø, Anne Bjørhovde; de Simone, Giovanni; Gerdts, Eva. 2012. Left Atrial Systolic Force and Outcome in Asymptomatic Mild to Moderate Aortic Stenosis. Echocardiography. 1038-1044.
  • Chillo, Pilly Mussa; lwakatare, johnson; Lutale, Janet Joy Kachuchuru; Gerdts, Eva. 2012. Increased relative wall thickness is a marker of subclinical cardiac target-organ damage in African diabetic patients. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa. 435-441.
  • Rieck, Åshild Elseth; Gerdts, Eva; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Bahlmann, Edda; Cioffi, Giovanni; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Ray, Simon; Cramariuc, Dana. 2012. Global left ventricular load in asymptomatic aortic stenosis: covariates and prognostic implication (the SEAS trial). Cardiovascular Ultrasound.
  • Greve, Anders M.; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Bella, Jonathan N.; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Gerdts, Eva; Okin, Peter M.; Palmieri, Vittorio; Boman, Kurt; Nieminen, Markku S.; Omvik, Per; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B.; Wachtell, Kristian. 2012. Contrasting hemodynamic mechanisms of losartan- vs. atenolol-based antihypertensive treatment: A LIFE study. American Journal of Hypertension. 1017-1023.
  • Cioffi, Giovanni; Faggiano, Pompilio; Vizzardi, Enrico; Tarantini, Luigi; Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; de Simone, Giovanni. 2011. Prognostic effect of inappropriately high left ventricular mass in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Heart. 301-307.
  • Cioffi, Giovanni; Russo, Tiziano Edoardo; Stefenelli, Carlo; Selmi, Alessandro; Furlanello, Francesco; Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; de Simone, Giovanni. 2010. Severe obstructive sleep apnea elicits concentric left ventricular geometry. Journal of Hypertension. 1074-1082.
  • Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristiana; Oikarinen, Lasse; Nieminen, Markku S; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Devereux, Richard B. 2010. Relationship of left atrial enlargement to persistence or development of ECG left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients: implications for the development of new atrial fibrillation. Journal of Hypertension. 1534-1540.
  • Wachtell, Kristian; Palmieri, Vittorio; Gerdts, Eva; Bella, Jonathan N.; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahlöf, Björn; Aalto, Tapio; Ibsen, Hans; Rokkedal, Jens E.; Devereux, Richard B. 2010. Prognostic Significance of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients With Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Systemic Hypertension (the LIFE Study). American Journal of Cardiology. 999-1005.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Segadal, Leidulf; Matre, Knut. 2010. Myocardial deformation in aortic valve stenosis – relation to left ventricular geometry. Heart. 106-112.
  • Cioffi, Giovanni; Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; Tarantini, L; Di Lenarda, A; Pulignano, G; Del Sindaco, D; Stefenelli, C; De Simone, G. 2010. Left atrial size and force in patients with systolic chronic heart failure: Comparison with healthy controls and different cardiac diseases. Experimental and clinical cardiology. e45-e51.
  • Wachtell, K; Gerdts, Eva; Palmieri, V; Olsen, MH; Nieminen, M S; Papademetriou, V; Boman, K; Dahløf, B; Aurigemma, GP; Rokkedal, Jens E.; Devereux, RB. 2010. In-treatment midwall and endocardial fractional shortening predict cardiovascular outcome in hypertensive patients with preserved baseline systolic ventricular function: the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction study. Journal of Hypertension. 1541-1546.
  • Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Cramariuc, Dana; Staal, Eva Marianne; Rossebø, Anne B.; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. Impact of hypertension on left ventricular structure in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (a SEAS substudy). Journal of Hypertension. 377-383.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Rossebø, Anne Bjørhovde; Pedersen, Terje Rolf; Boman, Kurt; Brudi, Philippe; Chambers, John Boyd; Egstrup, Kenneth; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Kesäniemi, Y Antero; Malbecq, William; Nienaber, Christoph A.; Ray, Simon; Skjærpe, Terje; Wachtell, Kristian; Willenheimer, Ronnie. 2010. Impact of Baseline Severity of Aortic Valve Stenosis on Effect of Intensive Lipid Lowering Therapy (from the SEAS Study). American Journal of Cardiology. 1634-1639.
  • Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Cramariuc, Dana; Rossebø, Anne B.; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Gerdts, Eva; Lund, Barbara Patricia. 2010. Effect of obesity on left ventricular mass and systolic function in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (a Simvastatin Ezetimibe in aortic stenosis [SEAS] substudy). American Journal of Cardiology. 1456-1460.
  • Tuseth, Nora; Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. Asymmetric septal hypertrophy - a marker of hypertension in aortic stenosis (a SEAS substudy). Blood Pressure. 140-144.
  • Cicala, Silvana; de Simone, Giovanni; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlöf, Björn S.; Lindholm, Lars H.; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Devereux, Richard B. 2010. Are coronary revascularization and myocardial infarction a homogeneous combined endpoint in hypertension trials? The Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension study. Journal of Hypertension. 1134-1140.
  • Frølich, Marcus Lund; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. An unusual location of a papillary fibroelastoma. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Gerdts, Eva; Wirsching, Jan; Pedersen, Ole Martin. 2009. Ultrasound in evaluation of post-interventional femoral vein obstruction: a case report. Cardiovascular Ultrasound. 14.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Staal, Marianne; Bleie, Øyvind; Strand, Elin; Nygård, Ottar; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Quantitative contrast stress echocardiography in assessment of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention in stable coronary artery disease. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. 858-864.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Franklin, Stanley; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Wachtell, Kristian; Nieminen, Markku; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Pulse pressure, left ventricular function and cardiovascular events during antihypertensive treatment (the LIFE study). Blood Pressure. 180-186.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Bleie, Øyvind; Strand, Elin; Staal, Marianne; Nygård, Ottar; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Assessment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease at Intermediate Dobutamine-Induced Stress Level. Echocardiography. 52-60.
  • Chinali, Marcello; Aurigemma, Gerard P; de Simone, Giovanni; Mishra, Rakesh K.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Dahløf, Bjørn; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Mitral E Wave Deceleration Time to Peak E Velocity Ratio and Cardiovascular Outcome in Hypertensive Patients During Antihypertensive Treatment (from the LIFE Echo-Substudy). American Journal of Cardiology. 1098-1104.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Cioffi, Giovanni; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Devereux, Richard B; Staal, Eva M; Ray, Simon; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Low-flow aortic stenosis in asymptomatic patients: valvular-arterial impedance and systolic function from the SEAS Substudy. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. 390-399.
  • Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Hervig, Tor; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Left ventricular long-axis function in treated haemochromatosis. The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging. 237-247.
  • Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Omvik, Per; Hervig, Tor; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Left ventricular diastolic function in patients with treated haemochromatosis. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 32-38.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Okin, Peter M.; Omvik, Per; Wachtell, Kristian; Dahlöf, Björn; Hildebrandt, Per R.; Nieminen, Markku S.; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Impact of diabetes on treatment-induced changes in left ventricular structure and function in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. The LIFE study. NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 306-312.
  • Boman, Kurt; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Dahlöf, Björn S.; Nieminen, Markku S.; Olofsson, Mona; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Exercise and cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive patients in relation to structure and function of left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. 242-248.
  • de Simone, Giovanni; Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Wachtell, Kristian; Hille, Darcy A.; Dahlöf, Björn; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Clustered metabolic abnormalities blunt regression of hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 634-640.
  • De Simone, G; Okin, PM; Gerdts, E; Olsen, MH; Wachtell, K; Hille, DA; Dahlof, B; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Devereux, RB. 2009. Clustered metabolic abnormalities blunt regression of hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 634-640.
  • Lutale, Janet Joy Kachuchuru; Thordarson, Hrafnkell; Gulam-Abbas, Zulfiqarali ; Vetvik, Kåre Ragnar; Gerdts, Eva. 2008. Prevalence and covariates of electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in diabetic patients in Tanzania. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa. 8-14.
  • Gerdts, Eva. 2008. Left ventricular structure in different types of chronic pressure overload. European Heart Journal, Supplement. E23-E30.
  • Dalsgaard, Morten; Egstrup, Kenneth; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; Kjærgaard, Jesper; Hassager, Christian. 2008. Left atrial volume in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (the simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis study). American Journal of Cardiology. 1030-1034.
  • Chinali, Marcello; de Simone, Giovanni; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Gardin, Julius M.; Boman, Kurt; Nieminen, Markku S.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Left atrial systolic force in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Journal of Hypertension. 1472-1476.
  • Rossebo, AB; Pedersen, Terje R.; Boman, Kurt; Brudi, Philippe; Chambers, John B; Egstrup, Kenneth; Gerdts, Eva; Gohlke-Barwolf, C; Holme, Ingar; Kesaniemi, YA; Malbecq, William ; Nienaber, Christoph; Ray, Simon; Skjaerpe, T; Wachtell, Kristian; Willenheimer, Ronnie. 2008. Intensive lipid lowering with simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine. 1343-1356.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; de Simone, Giovanni; Wachtell, Kristian; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Impact of left ventricular geometry on prognosis in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE study). European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. 809-815.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Okin, Peter M.; de Simone, Giovanni; Cramariuc, Dana; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Gender differences in left ventricular structure and function during antihypertensive treatment - The Losartan intervention for Endpoint reduction in hypertension study. Hypertension. 1109-1114.
  • Okin, PM; Gerdts, E; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Julius, S; Edelman, JM; Dahlöf, B.; Devereux, RB. 2008. Gender Differences in Regression of Electrocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Response to Antihypertensive Therapy. Hypertension. 100-106.
  • Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Julius, Stevo; Edelman, Jonathan M.; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Gender Differences in Regression of Electrocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy During Antihypertensive Therapy. Hypertension. 100-106.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Staal, Eva Marianne; Wachtell, Kristian; Eriksen, Erlend; Rossebø, Anne B.; Gerdts, Eva. 2008. Factors influencing left ventricular structure and stress-corrected systolic function in men and women with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (a SEAS substudy). American Journal of Cardiology. 510-515.
  • Os, Ingrid; Franco, Veronica; Kjeldsen, Sverre E.; Manhem, Karin; Devereux, Richard B.; Gerdts, Eva; Hille, Darcy A.; Lyle, Paulette A.; Okin, Peter M.; Dahlof, B; Oparil, Suzanne. 2008. Effects of Losartan in women with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy results from the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in hypertension study. Hypertension. 1103-1108.
  • Cicala, Silvana; de Simone, Giovanni; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, Kurt; Nieminen, Markku S.; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Clinical impact of ' in-treatment' wall motion abnormalities in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Journal of Hypertension. 806-812.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Greve, Gottfried; Leirgul, Elisabeth; Gerdts, Eva. 2008. Brain abscess caused by paradoxical embolization in Ebstein's anomaly. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. 105-106.
  • Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Liseth, Knut; Omvik, Per; Hervig, Tor; Gerdts, Eva. 2007. Reduced exercise capacity in genetic haemochromatosis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. 470-475.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Omvik, Per; Otterstad, Jan Erik; Oikarinen, Lasse; Boman, Kurt; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Left atrial size and risk of major cardiovascular events during antihypertensive treatment - Losartan intervention for endpoint reduction in hypertension trial. Hypertension. 311-316.
  • Cicala, Silvana; Devereux, Richard B.; de Simone, Giovanni; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, Kurt; Nieminen, Markku S.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahlöf, Björn; Okin, Peter M. 2007. Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic detection of myocardial infarction in patients with left-ventricular hypertrophy. American Journal of Hypertension. 771-776.
  • Rossebø, Anne B.; Pedersen, Terje R.; Allen, Christopher; Boman, Kurt; Chambers, John C.; Egstrup, Kenneth; Gerdts, Eva; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Holme, Ingar; Kesäiemi, V. Antero Y.; Malbecq, William ; Nienaber, Christoph; Ray, Simon; Skjærpe, Terje; Wachtell, Kristian; Willenheimer, Ronnie. 2007. Design and baseline characteristics of the simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis (SEAS) study. American Journal of Cardiology. 970-973.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; Segadal, Leidulf. 2006. Impact of hypertension on left ventricular hypertrophy regression and exercise capacity in patients operated for aortic valve stenosis. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 167-174.
  • Okin, Peter M.; Devereux, Richard B.; Gerdts, Eva; Snapinn, Steven M.; Harris, Katherine E.; Jern, Sverker; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Julius, Stevo; Edelman, Jonathan M.; Lindholm, Lars H.; Dahlöf, Björn. 2006. Impact of diabetes mellitus on regression of electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy and the prediction of outcome during antihypertensive therapy - The Losartan Intervention for Endpoint (LIFE) Reduction in Hypertension Study. Circulation. 1588-1596.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Bjørnstad, Hans; Devereux, Richard B.; Lund-Johansen, Per; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Omvik, Per. 2006. Exercise performance during losartan- or atenolol-based treatment in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (a LIFE substudy). Blood Pressure. 220-226.
  • Wachtell, K; Hornestam, B; Lehto, M; Slotwiner, DJ; Gerdts, E; Olsen, MH; Aurup, P; Dahlof, B; Ibsen, H; Julius, S; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Lindholm, LH; Nieminen, MS; Rokkedal, J; Devereux, RB. 2005. Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensive patients with a history of atrial fibrillation: The Losartan Intervention For End Point Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 705-711.
  • Wachtell, K; Lehto, M; Gerdts, E; Olsen, MH; Hornestam, B; Dahlof, B; Ibsen, H; Julius, S; Kjeldsen, SE; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Lindholm, LH; Nieminen, MS; Devereux, RB. 2005. Angiotensin II receptor blockade reduces new-onset atrial fibrillation and subsequent stroke compared to atenolol: the Losartan Intervention For End Point Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 712-719.
  • Palmieri, V; Wachtell, K.; Bella, J.N.; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V.; Nieminen, M.S.; Dahlof, B.; Roman, M.J.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Usefulness of the assessment of the appropriateness of left ventricular mass to detect left ventricular systolic and diastolic abnormalities in absence of echocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Journal of Human Hypertension. 423-430.
  • Bella, J.N.; Palmieri, V.; Wachtell, K.; Liu, J.E.; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, M.S.; Koren, M.J.; Zabalgoitia, M.; Wright, J.T.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Sex-related difference in regression of left ventricular hypertrophy with antihypertensive treatment: the LIFE study. Journal of Human Hypertension. 411-416.
  • Wachtell, K.; Papademetriou, V.; Smith, G.; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlof, B.; Engblom, E.; Aurigemma, G.P.; Bella, J.N.; Ibsen, H.; Rokkedal, J.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Relation of impaired left ventricular filling to systolic midwall mechanics in hypertensive patients with normal left ventricular systolic chamber function: the Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study. American Heart Journal. 538-544.
  • Devereux, R.B.; Dahlof, B.; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K.; Nieminen, M.S.; Papademetriou, V.; Rokkedal, J.; Harris, K.E.; Edelman, J.M.; Wachtell, K. 2004. Regression of hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy by losartan compared with atenolol - The Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) trial. Circulation. 1456-1462.
  • Devereux, R.B.; Wachtell, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K.; Nieminen, M.S.; Papademetriou, V.; Rokkedal, J.; Harris, A.; Aurup, P.; Dahlof, B. 2004. Prognostic significance of left ventricular mass change during treatment of hypertension. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 2350-2356.
  • Kontos, J.; Papademetriou, V.; Wachtell, K.; Palmieri, V.; Liu, J.E.; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K.; Nieminen, M.S.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Impact of valvular regurgitation on left ventricular geometry and function in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Journal of Human Hypertension. 411-416.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Roman, M.J.; Palmieri, V.; Wachtell, K.; Smith, G.; Nieminen, M.S.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Impact of age on left ventricular hypertrophy regression during antihypertensive treatment with losartan or atenolol (the LIFE study). Journal of Human Hypertension. 417-422.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Omvik, Per; Mo, Rune; Kjeldsen, S.E. 2004. Hypertensjon og hjertesykdom. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 802-805.
  • Os, I.; Oparil, S.; Gerdts, Eva; Høieggen, A. 2004. Essential hypertension in women. Blood Pressure. 272-278.
  • Olsen, M.H.; Wachtell, K.; Bella, J.N.; Liu, J.E.; Boman, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V.; Nieminen, M.S.; Rokkedal, J.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Effect of losartan versus atenolol on aortic valve sclerosis (a LIFE substudy). American Journal of Cardiology. 1076-1080.
  • Staal, E.M.; Nygård, Ottar; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2004. Blood pressure measurements by the Keito machine. Evaluation versus office blood pressure by physicians. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 167-172.
  • Li, Z.B.; Wachtell, K.; Okin, P.M.; Gerdts, Eva; Liu, J.E.; Nieminen, M.S.; Jern, S.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Association of left bundle branch block with left ventricular structure and function in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Journal of Human Hypertension. 397-402.
  • Olsen, M.H.; Wachtell, K.; Bella, J.N.; Palmieri, V.; Gerdts, Eva; Smith, G.; Nieminen, M.S.; Dahlof, B.; Ibsen, H.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Albuminuria predicts cardiovascular events independently of left ventricular mass in hypertension: a LIFE substudy. Journal of Human Hypertension. 453-459.
  • Palmieri, Vittorio; Bella, Jonathan N.; Roman, Mary J; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Wachtell, Kristian; Nieminen, Markku S.; Dahlof, Bjorn; Devereux, Richard B. 2003. Pulse pressure/stroke index and left ventricular geometry and function:the Life Study. Journal of Hypertension. 781-787.
  • Aurigemma, Gerard P; Devereux, Richard B.; Wachtell, Kristian; Palmieri, Vittorio; Boman, Kurt; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, Markku S.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahlof, Bjorn. 2003. Left ventricular mass regression in the life study: effect of previous antihypertensive treatment. American Journal of Hypertension. 180-186.
  • Davidsen, Einar S; Gerdts, Eva. 2003. Hjertesykdom ved genetisk hemokromatose. Hjerteforum. 16-20.
  • Palmieri, Vittorio; Okin, Peter M.; Bella, Jonathan N.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Gardin, Julius; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Nieminen, Markku S.; Dahlof, Bjorn; Devereux, Richard B. 2003. Echocardiographic wall motion abnormalities in hypertensive patients with electrocardiograaphhic left ventricular hypertrophy The life study. Hypertension. 75-82.
  • Wachtell, Kristian; Palmieri, Vittorio; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Bella, Jonathan N.; Aalto, Tapio; Dahløf, Bjørn; Gerdts, Eva; Wright Jr, Jackson T.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Mogensen, Carl E.; Borch-Johnsen, Knut; Ibsen, Hans; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Urine albumin/creatinine ratio and echocardiographic left ventricular structure and function in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study. Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction. American Heart Journal. 319-326.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Sex differences in left ventricular systolic function. Cardiology Review. 29-32.
  • Bella, Jonathan N.; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Palmieri, Vittorio; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Gerdts, Eva; Aalto, Tapio; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Olofsson, Mona; Dahløf, Bjørn; Roman, Mary J.; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Relation of left ventricular geometry and function to aortic root dilatation in patients with systemic hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE study). American Journal of Cardiology. 337-341.
  • Devereux, Richard B.; Palmieri, Vittorio; Liu, Jennifer E.; Wachtell, Kristian; Bella, Jonathan N.; Boman, Kurt; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, Markku S.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahløf, Bjørn. 2002. Progressive hypertrophy regression with sustained pressure reduction in hypertension: the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction study. Journal of Hypertension. 1445-1450.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Bjørnstad, Hans; Toft, Sigurd; Devereux, Richard B.; Omvik, Per. 2002. Impact of diastolic Doppler indices on exercise capacity in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (a LIFE substudy). Journal of Hypertension. 1223-1229.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Palmieri, Vittorio; Boman, Kurt; Bjørnstad, Hans; Wachtell, Kristian; Giles, Thomas D.; Dahløf, Bjørn; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Correlates of pulse pressure reduction during antihypertensive treatment (losartan or atenolol) in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE study). American Journal of Cardiology. 399-402.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Oikarinen, Lasse; Palmieri, Vittorio; Otterstad, Jan Erik; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Dahløf, Bjørn; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Correlates of left atrial size in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) Study. Hypertension. 739-743.
  • Wachtell, Kristian; Palmieri, Vittorio; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Nieminen, Markku S.; Smith, Gunnar; Dahløf, Bjørn; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Change in systolic left ventricular performance after 3 years of antihypertensive treatment: the Losartan Intervention for Endpoint (LIFE) Study. Circulation. 227-232.
  • Wachtell, Kristian; Bella, Jonathan N.; Rokkedal, Jens; Palmieri, Vittorio; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Dahløf, Bjørn; Aalto, Tapio; Gerdts, Eva; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Change in diastolic left ventricular filling after one year of antihypertensive treatment: The Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) Study. Circulation. 1071-1076.
  • Gerdts, Eva. 2002. Bruk av ekkokardiografi i hypertensjonsstudier. Hjerteforum. 77-83.
  • Papademetriou, V.; Devereux, R. B.; Narayan, P.; Wachtell, K.; Bella, J. N.; Gerdts, Eva; Chrysant, S.; Dahlöf, B. 2001. Similar effects of isolated systolic and combined hypertension on left ventricular geometry and function: the LIFE Study. American Journal of Hypertension. 768-774.
  • Svarstad, Einar; Gerdts, Eva; Omvik, Per; Ofstad, Jarle; Iversen, Bjarne Magnus. 2001. Renal hemodynamic effects of captopril and doxazosin during slight physical activity in hypertensive patients with type-1 diabetes mellitus. Kidney and Blood Pressure Research. 64-70.
  • Bella, J. N.; Wachtell, K.; Palmieri, V.; Liebson, P. R.; Gerdts, Eva; Ylitalo, A.; Koren, M. J.; Pedersen, O. L.; Rokkedal, J.; Dahlöf, B.; Roman, M. J.; Devereux, R. B. 2001. Relation of left ventricular geometry and function to systemic hemodynamics in hypertension: the LIFE Study. Journal of Hypertension. 127-134.
  • Palmieri, V.; Wachtell, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Bella, J. N.; Papademetriou, V.; Nieminen, M. S.; de Simone, G.; Dahlöf, B.; Devereux, R. B. 2001. Left ventricular function and hemodynamic features of inappropriate left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with systemic hypertension: the LIFE study. American Heart Journal. 784-791.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Zabalgoitia, M.; Björnstad, H.; Lysbo Svendsen, T.; Devereux, R. B. 2001. Gender differences in systolic left ventricular function in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE study). American Journal of Cardiology. 980-983.
  • Devereux, R. B.; Bella, J. N.; Boman, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, M.; Rokkedal, J.; Papademetriou, V.; Wachtell, K.; Wright, J.; Paranicas, M.; Okin, P. M.; Roman, M. J.; Dahlöf, B. 2001. Echocardiographic left ventricular geometry in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. Blood Pressure. 74-82.
  • Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole L.; Lund-Johansen, Per. 2000. Long-term central hemodynamic effects at rest and during exercise of losartan in essential hypertension. American Heart Journal. 624-630.
  • Devereux, RB; Roman, MJ; Palmieri, V; Okin, PM; Boman, K; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, MS; Papademetriou, V; Wachtell, K; Dahlöf, B. 2000. Left ventricular wall stresses and stress-mass products in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy. Journal of Hypertension. 1129-1138.
  • Devereux, RB; Roman, MJ; Palmieri, V; Okin, PM; Boman, K; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, MS; Papademetriou, V; Wachtell, K; Dahlöf, Bjørn. 2000. Left ventricular wall stresses and stress-mass products in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy. Journal of Hypertension. 1129-1138.
  • Wachtell, K; Smith, G; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Nieminen, M; Papademetriou, V; Bella, JN; Ibsen, H; Rokkedal, J; Devereux, RB. 2000. Left ventricular diastolic filling patterns in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. American Journal of Cardiology. 466-472.
  • Wachtell, K; Smith, G; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlöf, B; Nieminen, M; Papademetriou, V; Bella, JN; Ibsen, H; Rokkedal, J; Devereux, RB. 2000. Left ventricular diastolic filling patterns in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. American Journal of Cardiology. 466-472.
  • Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Liebson, PR; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlöf, B; Alto, T; Roman, MJ; Ibsen, H; Rokkedal, J; Devereux, RB. 2000. Impact of different partition values on prevalences of left ventricular hypertrophy and concentric geometry in a large hypertensive population: the LIFE Study. Hypertension. 6-12.
  • Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Liebson, PR; Gerdts, Eva; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Alto, T; Roman, MJ; Ibsen, H; Rokkedal, J; Devereux, RB. 2000. Impact of different partition values on prevalences of left ventricular hypertrophy and concentric geometry in a large hypertensive population: the LIFE Study. Hypertension. 6-12.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Otterstad, JE. 2000. HOPE ett år senere. Hjerteforum. 31-35.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Otterstad, JE. 2000. HOPE ett år senere. Hjerteforum. 31-35.
  • Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva; Myking, O; Lund-Johansen, Per. 1999. Similar central hemodynamics in salt sensitive and salt resistant hypertensive patients. Blood Pressure. 233-241.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Omvik, Per; Lund-Johansen, Per. 1999. Reproducibility of salt sensitivity testing using a dictary approach in essential hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension. 375-384.
  • Melberg, T; Kuiper, Karel; Gerdts, Eva; Pettersen, S; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik. 1999. Early complications and long-term mortality after urgent or routine coronary angioplasty. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 33.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Kvam, Gunnar; Mo, R; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. The Bergen Blood pressure Study: changes in cardiac structure and function in offspring of hypertensive families. European Heart Journal. 474-474.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. Is salt sensitivity a temporary phenomenon? Journal of Hypertension. 150-150.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Zabalgoitia, Z; Bjornstad, H; Devereux, RB. 1998. Gender differences in systolic left ventricular function in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy. The LIFE. Circulation. 1-205.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, Einar; Aanderud, Sylvi; Myking, O.L; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. Factors influencing reduction in blood pressure and left ventricular mass in hypertensive type-1 diabetic patients using captopril or doxazosin for months months. American Journal of Hypertension. 1178-1187.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, E.; Aanderud, Sylvi; Myking, Ole; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. Factors influencing reduction in blood pressure and left ventricular mass in hypertensive type-1 diabetic patients using Captopril or Doxazosin for months. American Journal of Hypertension. 1178-1187.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, Einar; Aanderud, Sylvi; Myking, O.L.; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. Factors influencing reduction in blood pressure and left ventricular mass in hypertensive type-1 diabetic patients using Captopril or Doxazosin for months. American Journal of Hypertension. 1178-1187.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1998. Factors Influencing Left Ventricular Mass in Salt Sensitive and Salt Resistant Essential Hypertensive Patients. Blood Pressure. 223-230.
  • Timmermann, Bernd; Mo, Rune; Luft, Friederich C; Gerdts, Eva; Busjahn, Andreas; Omvik, Per; Li, Guo-Hua; Schuster, Herbert; Wienker, Thomas F; Hoehe, Margret R; Lund-Johansen, Per. 1998. Beta-2 adrenoceptor genetic variation is associated with genetic predisposition to essential hypertension: The Bergen Blood Pressure Study. Kidney International. 1455-1460.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, O. L.; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1997. Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in type-1 diabetic patients using doxazosin as antihypertensive therapy @<abstract@>. Journal of Hypertension. 40.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1997. Factors influencing LVM in hypertensitive type-1 diabetic patients. Blood Pressure. 197-202.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1997. Factors influencing LVM in hypertensitive type-1 diabetic patients. Blood Pressure. 197-202.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole Langeland; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1997. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition and alpha<SUB>1</SUB>-receptor blockade as antihypertensive therapy in type-1 diabetic patients. American Journal of Hypertension. 121A.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, Einar; Myking, Ole Langeland; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1996. Salt sensitivity in hypertensive type-1 diabetes mellitus. Blood Pressure. 78-85.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, Einar; Myking, Ole Landmark; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1996. Salt sensitivity in hypertensive type-1 diabetes mellitus. Blood Pressure. 78-85.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole Langeland; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1996. Factors influencing left ventricular mass in hypertensive type-1 diabetic patients. American Journal of Hypertension. 65A.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole L.; Omvik, Per. 1994. Salt sensitive essential hyperdension evaluated by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure. Blood Pressure. 375-380.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole Langeland; Omvik, Per. 1994. Salt sensitive essential hyperdension evaluated by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure. Blood Pressure. 375-380.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Stangeland, Lodve; Engedal, H.; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik. 1994. Postoperative Doppler echocardiograpic evaluation in different sizes of Medtronic-Hall, Biocor and Carpentier-Edwards s.a.v. prosthetic-aortic valves. Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 25-29.
Academic lecture
  • Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Omvik, Per; Otterstad, Jan Erik; Oikarinen, Lasse; Boman, Kurt; Devereux, Richard B. 2003. Left atrial size and risk of major cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE trial).
  • Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Liu, Jennifer E.; Boman, Kurt; Aalto, Tapio; Omvik, Per. 2002. The impact of concomitant diabtes on changes in left ventricular structure and function during antihypertensive treatment (the LIFE study).
  • Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Palmieri, Vittorio; Olsen, Michael Hecht; Nieminen, Markku S.; Papademetriou, Vasilios; Rokkedal, Jens; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Devereux, Richard B. 2002. Endocardial as well as midwll fractional shortening predict cardiovascular outcome in hypertension: The LIFE study.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Palmieri, V.; Otterstad, J. E.; Wachtell, K.; Boman, K.; Oikarinen, L.; Devereux, R. B. 2001. Correlates of left atrial size in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE study.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 2000. The effect of losartan treatment on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 2000. The effect of losartan treatment on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension.
  • Björnstad, H; Devereux, RB; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2000. Reduction in left ventricular mass and blood pressure is not accompanied by improved exercise performance in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Björnstad, H; Devereux, RB; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2000. Reduction in left ventricular mass and blood pressure is not accompanied by improved exercise performance in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Wachtell, K; Palmieri, V; Olsen, MH; Bella, JN; Aalato, T; Dahlöf, B; Gerdts, Eva; Borch-Johnsen, K; Rokkedal, J; Ibsen, H; Devereux, RB. 2000. Parallel cardiac and renal damage in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Wachtell, K; Palmieri, V; Olsen, MH; Bella, JN; Aalto, T; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Gerdts, Eva; Borch-Johnsen, K; Rokkedal, J; Ibsen, H; Devereux, RB. 2000. Parallel cardiac and renal damage in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Palmieri, V; Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V; Nieminen, MS; Paranicas, M; Dahlöf, B; Devereux, RB. 2000. Inappropriate left ventricular mass is associated with high cardiovascular risk profile in hypertensive subjects.
  • Palmieri, V; Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V; Nieminen, MS; Paranicas, M; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Devereux, RB. 2000. Inappropriate left ventricular mass is associated with high cardiovascular risk profile in hypertensive subjects.
  • Palmieri, V; Bella, JN; Wachtell, K; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V; Nieminen, MS; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Devereux, RB. 2000. In hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy inappropriate left ventricular mass identifies high risk phenotypes.
  • Palmieri, V; Bella, JN; Wachtell, K; Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V; Nieminen, MS; Dahlöf, B; Devereux, RB. 2000. In hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy inappropriate left ventricular mass identifies high risk phenotypes.
  • Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Rokkedal, J; Papademetriou, V; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Aalto, T; Gerdts, Eva; Devereux, RB. 2000. Change in diastolic left ventricular function after one year of antihypertensive treatment.
  • Wachtell, K; Bella, JN; Rokkedal, J; Papademetriou, V; Dahlöf, B; Aalto, T; Gerdts, Eva; Devereux, RB. 2000. Change in diastolic left ventricular function after one year of antihypertensive treatment.
  • Bella, JN; Palmieri, V; Wachtell, K; Liu, JN; Liebson, PR; Wright, J; Gerdts, Eva; Koren, B; Dahlöf, Bjørn; Devereux, RB. 2000. Antihypertensive therapy has greater impact on left ventrular hypertrophy reduction in women than men.
  • Bella, JN; Palmieri, V; Wachtell, K; Liu, JN; Liebson, PR; Wright, J; Gerdts, Eva; Koren, B; Dahlöf, B; Devereux, RB. 2000. Antihypertensive therapy has greater impact on left ventrular hypertrophy reduction in women than men.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Bjørnstad, H.; Toft, S.; Omvik, Per. 1997. Hypertensive women with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy have Doppler echocardiographic indications of more impaired diastolic left ventricular function compared to men, at rest and during exercise.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Svarstad, Einar; Myking, Ole Langeland; Lund-Johansen, Per; Omvik, Per. 1996. Salt sensitivity in hypertensive type-1 diabetes mellitus.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole Langeland; Omvik, Per. 1996. Factors influencing left ventricular mass in hypertense type-1 diabetic patients.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Engedal, Hogne; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik. 1995. Factors influencing the regression of left ventricular mass in men and women operated for aortic stenosis.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Myking, Ole Langeland; Omvik, Per. 1994. Plasma atial natriuretic peptide in salt sensitive hypertensive patients.
Abstract
  • Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Kuiper, Karel Kier-Jan; Matre, Knut; Gerdts, Eva. 2014. Determinants of left ventricular systolic function after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • Minners, Jan; Jander, Nikolaus; Gerdts, Eva; Pedersen, Terje Rolf; Ray, Simon; Chambers, John B.; Wachtell, Kristian; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Neumann, Franz-Josef; Gohlke-Baerwolf, Christa. 2013. Outcome in 1763 asymptomatic patients with mild or moderate calcific aortic stenosis followed prospectively with annual echocardiography. European Heart Journal. 334-334.
  • Mancusi, Costantino; Gerdts, Eva; de Simone, Giovanni; Abdelhai, Yessain M.; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Boman, Kurt; Wachtell, Kristian; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2013. Impact of isolated systolic hypertension on normalization of left ventricular structure during antihypertensive treatment in patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LIFE). European Heart Journal. 597-597.
  • Izzo, Raffaele; de Simone, Giovanni; Trimarco, Valentina; Gerdts, Eva; Giudice, Renata; Vaccaro, Olga; De Luca, Nicola; Trimarco, Bruno. 2013. Hypertensive target organ damage predicts incident diabetes mellitus. European Heart Journal. 3419-3426.
  • Midtboe, H; Gerdts, Eva; Olsen, IC; Kvien, Tore Kristian; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Semb, Anne Grete. 2013. Does rheumatoid arthritis predispose to abnormal left ventricular geometry independent of hypertension? European Heart Journal. 754-754.
  • Midtbo, H; Gerdts, Eva; Olsen, IC; Kvien, TK; Davidsen, E; Semb, AG. 2013. Disease Activity In Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated With Abnormal Left Ventricular Geometry. Arthritis and Rheumatism. S182-S182.
  • Eskerud, I; Gerdts, Eva; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone. 2013. Coronary artery plaque burden is a predictor of myocardial ischemia in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in both genders. European Heart Journal. 74-75.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Gerdts, E; Olsen, IC; Kvien, TK; Davidsen, E; Semb, AG. 2013. Arterial Stiffness Is Associated With Abnormal Left Ventricular Geometry In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism. S174-S175.
  • Cramariuc, D; Lonnebakken, MT; Gohlke-Barwolf, C; Egstrup, K; Pedersen, Terje Rolf; Rossebø, Anne Bjørhovde; Wachtell, K; Ray, S; Kesaniemi, A; Gerdts, Eva. 2012. Midwall left ventricular systolic function in asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis: is it prognostically important? The SEAS study. European Heart Journal. 97-98.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Botta, I; Cioffi, G; Mureddu, GF; Tarantini, L; Faggiano, P; Lucci, D; De Simone, G. 2012. Covariates of global longitudinal strain and displacement in type 2 diabetes: a speckle tracking echocardiography study. European Heart Journal. 454-454.
  • Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Cramariuc, Dana; Bleie, Øyvind; Gerdts, Eva; Matre, Knut. 2011. Increased systolic strain rate early after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. ii37-ii37.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild Elseth; Cioffi, Giovanni; Rossebø, Anne Bjørhovde; Gohlke-Baerwolf, Christa; Ray, Simon; Gerdts, Eva. 2011. Impact of valvuloarterial impedance on cardiovascular outcome in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis. The SEAS study. Circulation.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Hjertaas, Johannes Just; Segadal, Leidulf; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Matre, Knut; Gerdts, Eva. 2011. Impact of aortic valve stenosis and hypertension on radial strain in multiple layers. European Heart Journal, Supplement. 1008-1009.
  • Rossebo, A; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Boman, K; Chambers, John Boyd; Gerdts, Eva; Holme, I; Ray, S; Wachtell, K; Willenheimer, R; Pedersen, Terje Rolf. 2010. Risk factors for unexpected sudden death in patients with non-symptomatic aortic stenosis (the SEAS study). European Heart Journal. 886-887.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Rieck, AE; Lund, Barbara Patricia; Devereux, Richard B. 2010. Left ventricular mass, an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality in aortic valve stenosis. European Heart Journal. 887-887.
  • Chillo, P.; Lwakatare, J.; Lutale, Janet Joy Kachuchuru; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. Increased Relative Wall Thickness - A Frequent Marker of Subclinical Cardiac Target Organ Damage in African Diabetic Patients. Journal of Hypertension. E357-E357.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik; Staal, Eva Marianne; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. Hypoperfusion by contrast echocardiography predicts coronary artery disease severity in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. European Heart Journal. 914-914.
  • Chinali, Marcello; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Julius, Stevo; Dalhöf, Björn; de Simone, Giovanni; Devereux, Richard B. 2010. Hypokalemi blunts left ventricular mass regression in hypertensive patients during losartan- or atenolol-based treatmend: The LIFE echo-substudy. Journal of Hypertension. E442-E443.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Okin, P.; Wachtell, K.; Boman, K.; Nieminen, M. S.; Dahlöf, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2010. COMBINED USE OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAM AND ECHOCARDIOGRAM TO BETTER IDENTIFY HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK FOR HEART FAILURE. Journal of Hypertension. E214-E214.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Cioffi, Giovanni; Golke-Bärwolf, Christa; Chambers, John B; Pedersen, Terje R.; Willenheimer, Ronnie; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Relation of degree of aortic valve calcification to left ventricular geometry and systolic function in asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis: A SEAS substudy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A410-A410.
  • Jander, N; Minners, J; Holme, I; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K; Brudi, Philippe; Chambers, J; Egstrup, K; Kesaniemi, A; Mahlbecq, W; Nienaber, C; Ray, S; Rossebo, A; Pedersen, T.; Skjærpe, Terje; Willenheimer, R; Wachtell, K; Gohlke-Baerwolf, C. 2009. Outcome of Asymptomatic Patients With Low Gradient "Severe" Aortic Valve Stenosis and Preserved Ejection Fraction - Results From the Prospective SEAS Study. Circulation. S371-S371.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Rossebø, Anne B.; Pedersen, Terje R.; Boman, Kurt; Chambers, John B; Egstrup, Kenneth; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Holme, Ingar M.; Kesäniemi, Y Antero; Nienaber, Christoph; Ray, Simon; Skjærpe, Terje; Wachtell, Kristian; Willenheimer, Ronnie. 2009. Impact of severity of aortic valve stenosis on effect of intensive lipid-lowering therapy: The SEAS study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A415-A415.
  • Rieck, AE; Cramariuc, Dana; Staal, Eva M; Lund, BR; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. ISOLATED SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH ASYMPTOMATIC AORTIC STENOSIS (A SEAS SUBSTUDY). Journal of Hypertension. S248-S248.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K; Wachtell, K; Dahlof, B; Devereux, RB. 2009. IMPACT OF STROKE VOLUME ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS WITH ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY (A LIFE SUBSTUDY). Journal of Hypertension. S319-S320.
  • Okin, PM; Gerdts, Eva; Hille, DA; Kjeldsen, SE; Edelman, JM; Dahlof, B; Devereux, RB. 2009. Gender Differences in Outcome During Antihypertensive Therapy in Relation to Regression of Electrocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. Circulation. S1111-S1111.
  • Chinali, Marcello; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Julius, Stevo; Dahlöf, Björn S.; de Simone, Giovanni; Devereux, Richard B. 2009. Development of Systolic Dysfunction Not Related to Myocardial Infarction in Treated Hypertensive Patients With Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: The LIFE Echo Substudy. Circulation. S1164-S1165.
  • Cioffi, Giovanni; de Simone, Giovanni; Cramariuc, Dana; Mureddu, Gian Francesco; Gerdts, Eva. 2009. Compensatory or inappropriate left ventricular mass in asymptomatic aortic stenosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A408-A409.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Segadal, Leidulf; Matre, Knut. 2009. 2D Longitudinal Myocardial Strain: A More Sensitive Parameter of Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Aortic Valve Stenosis? Circulation. S372-S373.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; Davidsen, Einar Skulstad; Matre, Knut. 2008. The differential impact of static and pulsatile blood pressure components on regional myocardial deformation in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis. A SEAS substudy. Journal of Hypertension. S255-S256.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Ciotti, Giovanni; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Devereux, Richard B.; Staal, Marianne; Ray, Simon; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2008. Impact of global afterload on left ventricular myocardial contractility in asymptomatic aortic stenosis: A SEAS substudy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A380-A380.
  • Bahlmann, Edda; Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Nienaber, Christoph; Kuck, Karl Heinz; Ray, Simon. 2008. Impact of Pressure Recovery on Diagnosis of Severe Aortic Stenosis In Asymptomatic Patients. (A SEAS Substudy). Circulation. S931-S931.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Okin, Peter M.; de Simone, Giovanni; Cramariuc, Dana; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Devereux, Richard B. 2008. Gender differences in left ventricular structure and function during antihypertensive treatment (the LIFE study). Journal of Hypertension. S275-S275.
  • Okin, Peter M.; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, Kurt; Nieminen, Markku S.; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Relationship of left ventricular Systolic function to persistence or development,of Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients: Implications for the development of new heart failure. Circulation. 473-473.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Boman, Kurt; Nienaber, Christoph; Ray, Simon; Wachtell, Kristian. 2007. Pulse pressure - An independent predictor of left ventricular hyperthrophy in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis. A SEAS substudy. Circulation. 671-671.
  • Chinali, Marcello; Mishra, Rakesh K.; de Simone, Giovanni; Aurigemma, Gerard P.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Boman, Kurt; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Mitral E wave deceleration time to peak E velocity ratio and cardiovascular outcome in hypertensive patients during anti-hypertensive treatment: The LIFE echo-substudy. Circulation. 498-498.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Staal, Eva; Eriksen, Erlend; Wachtell, Kristian; Rossebø, Anne B.; Gerdts, Eva. 2007. Impact of left ventricular geometry on stress-corrected left ventricular systolic function in asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis. A SEAS substudy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 298A-299A.
  • Li, Zhibin; Wachtell, Kristian; Kjeldsen, Sverre E.; Julius, Stevo; Olsen, Michael H; Ibsen, Hans; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, Markku S.; Jern, Sverker; Okin, Peter M.; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Gender difference in the association of aortic valve sclerosis and cardiovascular events in hypertensive adults with left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE study. Circulation. 735-735.
  • de Simone, Giovanni; Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Olsen, M; Wachtell, Kristian; Hille, D; Lyle, P; Kjeldsen, Sverre Erik; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Does metabolic syndrome influence reduction of ECG left ventricular hypertrophy? The LIFE study. Journal of Hypertension. S78-S78.
  • Li, Zhibin; Wachtell, Kristian; Kjeldsen, Sverre E.; Julius, Stevo; Olsen, Michael H; Gerdts, Eva; Nieminen, Markku S.; Jern, Sverker; Okin, Peter M.; Dahlöf, Björn S.; Devereux, Richard B. 2007. Association of aortic regurgitation with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensive patients with left ventricle hypertrophy: The LIFE study. Circulation. 735-735.
  • Okin, Peter M.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, Kristian; Oikarinen, Lasse; Nieminen, Markku S.; Dahlöf, Björn; Devereux, Richard B. 2006. Relationship of left atrial enlargement to persistence or development of electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients: implications for the development of new atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 366-366.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Staal, Eva Marianne; Eriksen, Erlend; Wachtell, Kristian; Gerdts, Eva. 2006. Prevalence and covariates of low left ventricular midwall shortening in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis. A SEAS substudy. Circulation. 656-657.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Rieck, Åshild E.Eidheim Elseth; Staal, Marianne; Eriksen, Erlend; Rossebø, Anne B.; Gerdts, Eva. 2006. Impact of gender on left atrial and ventricular response to asymptornatic aortic valve stenosis. The SEAS study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 285A-286A.
  • Palmieri, V.; Okin, PM; Wachtell, K.; Bella, J.N.; Gerdts, Eva; Boman, K.; Nieminen, M.S.; Devereux, R.B. 2005. Relationship of electrocardiographic strain pattern to left ventricular diastolic function in hypertensive patients: The LIFE study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Staal, Eva M; Nygard, Ottar K; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2005. Influence of hypertension on angiographic findings in patients with angina pectoris. American Journal of Hypertension. 175A.
  • Rieck, AE; Cramariuc, D; Staal, E.M.; Rossebo, A; Wachtell, K.; Gerdts, Eva. 2005. Impact of concomitant hypertension on left ventricular structure in patients with aortic valve stenosis. The SEAS study. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. S76.
  • Wachtell, K.; Palmieri, V.; Gerdts, Eva; Olsen, M.H.; Nieminen, M.S.; Boman, K.; Papademetriou, V.; Rokkedal, J.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2005. Echocardiographic determinants of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension and electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Davidsen, E.S.; Gerdts, Eva. 2004. Tissue Doppler findings in patients with genetic hemochromatosis. Hjerteforum. 101.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Papademetriou, V.; Wachtell, K.; Nieminen, M.S.; Björnstad, H. 2004. Pulse pressure as cardiovascular risk marker during losartan or atenolol based therapy in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE Trial). Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 448A.
  • Wachtell, K.; Palmieri, V.; Gerdts, Eva; Bella, J.N.; Nieminen, M.S. 2004. Myocardial performance index independently predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 227A.
  • Chinalli, M.; Simone, G.; Gardin, J.M.; Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, K. 2004. Left atrial systolic force in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 357A.
  • Devereux, R.B.; Wachtell, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Wright, J.T.; Nieminen, M.S. 2004. Ethnicity, left ventricular hypertrophy regressio and cardiovascular events in the LIFE echocardiography substudy. American Journal of Hypertension. A195.
  • Wachtell, K.; Gerdts, Eva; Palmieri, V.; Bella, J.N.; Olsen, M.H. 2004. Does losartan improve diastolic left ventricular function beetter than atenolol during more then four years of antihypertensive treatment? The LIFE Study. Circulation. 637.
  • Gerdts, Eva; Wachtell, K.; Os, Ingrid; Nieminen, M.S.; Dahlof, B.; Devereux, R.B. 2004. Clinical and echocardiographic risk factors for congestive heart failure in controlled hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (the LIFE Study). Circulation. 682-682.
  • Donkor, S.; Gordon, S.; Omvik, Per; Gerdts, Eva. 2004. Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors in hypertensive patients referred to a regional hospital in Ghana. American Journal of Hypertension. A196.
Academic literature review
  • Gerdts, Eva; Regitz-Zagrosek, Vera. 2019. Sex differences in cardiometabolic disorders. 1657-1666.
  • Saeed, Sahrai; Gerdts, Eva. 2018. Managing complications of hypertension in aortic valve stenosis patients. 897-907.
  • Cramariuc, Dana; Gerdts, Eva. 2016. Epidemiology of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension: implications for the clinic. 915-926.
  • Valim, Valeria; Gerdts, Eva; Jonsson, Roland; Ferreira, Gilda Aparecida; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Brun, Johan G; Midtbø, Helga Bergljot; Mydel, Piotr Mateusz. 2016. Atherosclerosis in Sjögren's syndrome: Evidence, possible mechanisms and knowledge gaps. 133-142.
  • de Simone, Giovanni; Izzo, Raffaele; De Luca, Nicola; Gerdts, Eva. 2013. Left ventricular geometry in obesity: Is it what we expect? 905-912.
  • Lønnebakken, Mai Tone; Gerdts, Eva. 2010. Impact of ultrasound contrast agents in echocardiographic assessment of ischemic heart disease. 103-112.
  • Os, Ingrid; Oparil, S; Gerdts, E; Høieggen, Aud. 2004. Essential hypertension in women. 272-278.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

FEMALE HEART project

International collaboration from 2012 with researchers at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and federico II University of Naples, Italy. Translational project involving experimental animal studies and clinical studies. The project aim to identify mechanisms for why high blood pressure is more damaging to the heart in women than in men. An annual Female Heart workshop is organized at UiB based on this collaboration. 

Hordaland Health Study - 3rd survey (HUSK3)

Focus on how blood pressure in 40 years old women and men predicts their cardiovascular health 20 years later. Follow up of 3000 individuals.

FAT associated cardiovascular dysfunction (FATCOR)

Focus on how obesity influences cardiac and arterial function in women and men. Crossectional study of 620 individuals.

The IDA study

Focuses on mechanisms for uncontrolled high blood pressure in patients who are perscribed antihypertensive drugs. Estimated 1000 participants. National Norwegian research project.

Sex differences and hypertension in aortic stenosis

Based upon 1873 patients with aortic valve stenosis who participated in the Simvastatin Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis (SEAS) study.