Postal addressDepartment of Circulation and Medical Imaging Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7491 Trondheim
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Øyvind Ellingsen is a Professor of Cellular Cardiology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Consultant Physician at the Department of Cardiology, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. He received his MD and PhD at the University of Oslo, Norway, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Dr. Ellingsen founded the Laboratory of Cellular Cardiology at NTNU in 1996. The focus of the lab is Exercise in Medicine. Its long-term goals are to understand the mechanisms of the beneficial effects of exercise in cardiovascular disease, to translate them into better programs for prevention and rehabilitation, and to identify new targets for medical therapy.
Ellingsen is a partner of the HUNT-3 survey of physical activity, aerobic capacity, and endothelial function in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, is the Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Chairperson of the SMARTEX-HF multicenter trial and is a collaborating partner of Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG). He has been involved in scientific research on biomedical effects of meditation since 2006.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2014) Nondirective meditation activates default mode network and areas associated with memory retrieval and emotional processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. volum 8 (86).
- (2013) Exercise training and losartan improve endothelial function in heart failure rats by different mechanisms. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. volum 47 (3).
- (2013) Age and gender differences of endothelial function in 4739 healthy adults: the HUNT3 Fitness Study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. volum 20 (4).
- (2012) Exercise Training Corrects Control of Spontaneous Calcium Waves in Hearts From Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Rats. Journal of Cellular Physiology. volum 227 (1).
- (2012) Increased heart rate variability during nondirective meditation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. volum 19 (4).
- (2012) Insomnia and Endothelial Function - The HUNT 3 Fitness Study. PLoS ONE. volum 7 (12).
- (2012) Controlled study of myocardial recovery after interval training in heart failure: SMARTEX-HF - rationale and design. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. volum 19 (4).
- (2011) A comparison of retrospectively self-gated magnetic resonance imaging and high-frequency echocardiography for characterization of left ventricular function in mice. Laboratory Animals. Journal of the Laboratory Animal Science Association. volum 45 (1).
- (2011) Peak Oxygen Uptake and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in 4631 Healthy Women and Men. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. volum 43 (8).
- (2011) The Effect of Exercise Training on Transverse Tubules in Normal, Remodeled, and Reverse Remodeled Hearts. Journal of Cellular Physiology. volum 226 (9).
- (2011) Intrinsic Aerobic Capacity Sets a Divide for Aging and Longevity. Circulation Research. volum 109 (10).
- (2011) Slowed relaxation and preserved maximal force in soleus muscles of mice with targeted disruption of the Serca2 gene in skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology. volum 589 (24).
- (2010) Meditation-specific prefrontal cortical activation during Acem meditation: An fMRI study. Perceptual and Motor Skills. volum 111 (1).
- (2010) High-intensity exercise training in mice with cardiomyocyte-specific disruption of Serca2. Journal of applied physiology. volum 108 (5).
- (2010) Exercise training before cardiac-specific Serca2 disruption attenuates the decline in cardiac function in mice. Journal of applied physiology. volum 109 (6).
- (2010) Smoking tobacco versus snuff; impact on endothelial function in a healthy norwegian population. European Heart Journal. volum 31.
- (2009) Pathological and physiological hypertrophies are regulated by distinct gene programs. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. volum 16 (6).
- (2009) Exercise training preserves running capacity in mice after excision of cardiac SERCA2 gene. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. volum 41 (5).
- (2009) Increased Theta and Alpha EEG Activity During Nondirective Meditation. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. volum 15 (11).
- (2009) High-Intensity Interval Training to Maximize Cardiac Benefits of Exercise Training?. Exercise and sport sciences reviews. volum 37 (3).