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Doctor John Aalen

Oslo University Hospital, Oslo (Norway)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology

Targeting septal work and viability identifies responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy

Event: EuroEcho 2019

Topic: Imaging of Systolic and Diastolic Function

Session: Imaging: systolic and diastolic function

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Septal dysfunction is driving development of heart failure in left bundle branch block

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2018

Topic: Tissue Doppler, Speckle Tracking and Strain Imaging

Session: Cardiac mechanics: from healthy to disease

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Reduced left ventricular lateral wall contractility leads to recovery of septal function in left bundle branch block

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Systolic Ventricular Dysfunction

Session: Chronic heart failure – pathophysiology and mechanisms

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Septal rebound stretch is a tug of war between septum and left ventricular lateral wall

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Haemodynamics of Heart Failure

Session: Chronic heart failure – pathophysiology and mechanisms

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Septal work is a more sensitive marker of myocardial dysfunction in dyssynchrony than strain

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Systolic and Diastolic Function

Session: Left ventricular mechanics

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Pressure-strain loops in the evaluation of left bundle branch block: septal function is aggravated by increased afterload

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

Topic: Regional left ventricular systolic function

Session: Assessment of LV performance

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Negative crosstalk between left ventricular lateral wall and septum in left bundle branch block: "the lateral wall paradox"

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

Topic: Regional left ventricular systolic function

Session: Young Investigator Award session - Basic Science

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Patients with left bundle branch block are hypersensitive to afterload: moderate elevation of systolic pressure caused marked depression of left ventricular function

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2017

Topic: Ventricular function / haemodynamics

Session: Devices and multidisciplinary interventions in heart failure

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Early diastolic mitral flow velocity/ annular velocity ratio is a sensitive marker of elevated filling pressure in left ventricular dyssynchrony

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

Topic: Assessment of diastolic function

Session: Assessment of morphology and function

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Load sensitivity in left bundle branch block: septal contribution to left ventricular stroke work is abolished with elevated afterload

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2016

Topic: Ventricular function / haemodynamics

Session: Heart failure LV dysfunction

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