Background and activities
Stig A. Slørdahl is CEO at The Central Norway Regional Health Authority and on leave from his position as professor at The Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Stig Arild Slørdahl (born 6 March 1959 in Kristiansund) was in the period October 2005 - June 2015 Dean at the Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.
Slørdahl graduated from medical school in 1985 and obtained a doctoral degree (dr.med.) in medicine in 1992. He became an associate professor at NTNU in 1995 and a professor of medicine in 2002. He was head of department at Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging 2002-2005.
Slørdahl’s research background is in cardiac ultrasound, stroke units and physical training of cardiac patients. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (from 2002) and a member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (from 2009).
Slørdahl is member of the board of UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (2017-)
Slørdahl was chair of The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) 2010-2012 (member 2005-2017) and member of European Medical Research Councils Core Group 2009-2012. He was chair of the Scientific Review Group for the Biomedical Sciences in European Science Foundation (2013-2015). He was a member of the board of Division for Science (2007-2015) at The Research Council of Norway. He was also member of the board of SINTEF (the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia) 2009-2015 andThe Cancer Registry of Norway 2010-2015.
As professor he was responsible for the first revision of our complete medical school curriculum and established also the most popular course at the university “Introduction to Medicine for non-medical students”.
In 2001-2003 Slørdahl and five colleagues established and operated a clinic for research based training for patients and healthy persons. He had a weekly blog on forskning.no (2009-2015).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Completeness and correctness of acute myocardial infarction diagnoses in a medical quality register and an administrative health register. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
- (2016) Interrater reliability of a national acute myocardial infarction register. Clinical Epidemiology. vol. 8.
- (2015) The MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire: a Scandinavian validation study. Social Indicators Research. vol. 122 (2).
- (2015) Physical therapy intervention in patients with non-cardiac chest pain following a recent cardiac event: A randomized controlled trial. SAGE Open Medicine. vol. 3.
- (2015) Disturbed adiponectin - AMPK system in skeletal muscle of patients with metabolic syndrome. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. vol. 22 (2).
- (2014) Hjerteinfarkt i Norge i 2013. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 134 (19).
- (2013) Disturbed adiponectin – AMPK system in skeletal muscle of patients with metabolic syndrome. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
- (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) Effect of Exercise Training on Inflammation Status Among People with Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. vol. 10 (4).
- (2012) Maternal left ventricular and endothelial functions in preeclampsia. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. vol. 91 (5).
- (2011) One-arm maximal strength training improves work economy and endurance capacity but not skeletal muscle blood flow. Journal of Sports Sciences. vol. 29 (2).
- (2011) Even low level of physical activity is associated with reduced mortality among people with metabolic syndrome, a population based study (the HUNT 2 study, Norway). BMC Medicine. vol. 9 (109).
- (2010) Psychometric properties of the Norwegian MacNew Heart Disease health-related quality of life inventory. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. vol. 9 (3).
- (2010) Group exercise versus aerobic interval training in myocardial infarction patients. A randomised controlled study with 30 months follow-up. European Heart Journal. vol. 31.
- (2010) Strength training versus aerobic interval training to modify risk factors of metabolic syndrome. Journal of applied physiology. vol. 108 (4).
- (2010) The association of metabolic clustering and physical activity with cardiovascular mortality: the HUNT study in Norway. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. vol. 64 (8).
- (2010) Pre-pregnancy physical activity and preeclampsia risk: a prospective population-based cohort study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. vol. 89 (3).
- (2009) Aerobic interval training reduces cardiovascular risk factors more than a multi treatment approach in overweight adolescents. Clinical Science. vol. 116 (3-4).
- (2009) Regional myocardial long-axis strain and strain rate measured by different tissue Doppler and speckle tracking echocardiography methods: a comparison with tagged magnetic resonance imaging. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging. vol. 10 (2).