Background and activities
As the head of the Exercise, Cardiometabolic Health and Reproduction (EXCAR) research group, my main research interests are within exercise training as a therapeutic tool for preventing and treating cardiometabolic diseases, and for improved fertility or pregnancy outcome.
PhD thesis: Aerobic exercise in coronary heart disease (2010). The PhD thesis contains three papers assessing the impact of exercise, especially exercise intensity, on improvement in aerobic capacity and survival in subjects with coronary heart disease.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2014) Peak oxygen uptake after cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial of a 12-month maintenance program versus usual care. PLoS ONE. vol. 9 (9).
- (2014) Coronary Atheroma Regression and Plaque Characteristics Assessed by Grayscale and Radiofrequency Intravascular Ultrasound After Aerobic Exercise. American Journal of Cardiology. vol. 114.
- (2014) Current physical activity guidelines for health are insufficient to mitigate long-term weight gain: More data in the fitness versus fatness debate (The HUNT study, Norway). British Journal of Sports Medicine. vol. 48 (20).
- (2014) The higher the better? Interval training intensity in coronary heart disease. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. vol. 17 (5).
- (2013) Reduced fetal cardiac function in obese pregnant women. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. vol. 42.
- (2013) Aerobic exercise intensity assessment and prescription in cardiac rehabilitation: a joint position statement of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. vol. 20 (3).
- (2012) Aerobic Exercise Intensity Assessment and Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A joint position statement of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (JCR).
- (2012) Aerobic interval training increases peak oxygen uptake more than usual care exercise training in myocardial infarction patients: a randomised, controlled study. Clinical Rehabilitation. vol. 26 (1).
- (2012) Home-Based Aerobic Interval Training Improves Peak Oxygen Uptake Equal to Residential Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE. vol. 7 (7).
- (2012) Cardiovascular Risk of High- Versus Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Coronary Heart Disease Patients. Circulation. vol. 126 (12).
- (2011) Long-term follow-up after cardiac rehabilitation A randomized study of usual care exercise training versus aerobic interval training after myocardial infarction. International Journal of Cardiology. vol. 152 (3).
- (2009) Aerobic interval training versus continuous moderate exercise after coronary artery bypass surgery: A randomized study of cardiovascular effects and quality of life. American Heart Journal. vol. 158 (6).
- (2008) Physical activity and mortality in men and women with coronary heart disease: a prospective population-based cohort study in Norway (the HUNT study). European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. vol. 15 (6).
- (2008) Injuries in Norwegian female elite soccer: a prospective one-season cohort study. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. vol. 16 (2).
- (2007) High Versus Moderate Intensity Exercise Training after Coronary Bypass Surgery: 6 Months Follow-up. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 39 (5).
Part of book/report
- (2009) Hjertesvikt. Aktivitetshåndboken - fysisk aktivitet i forebygging og behandling.
- (2010) Aerobic exercise in coronary heart disease. 2010.