Marit Kristine Smedsrud

Marit Kristine Smedsrud, MD, PhD at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

Smedsrud defended her PhD thesis titled "Assessment of incipient global myocardial dysfunction by speckle tracking echocardiography. Clinical studies with emphasis on patients with stable coronary artery disease and patients with chronic aortic regurgitation." in April 2013.
Her supervisor was Center Director Professor Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD.
The study focused on the identification of patients with viable dysfunctional myocardium with the potential for recovery of function.

A viable dysfunctional myocardium has important implications regarding the selection of patients for myocardial revascularization

Smedsrud's interests are myocardial dysfunction, coronary artery disease, left ventricular function, strain, speckle tracking and echocardiography.

She is currently under specialization to become a pediatric cardiologist.


Sensitive cardiac troponins and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in stable coronary artery disease: correlation with left ventricular function as assessed by myocardial strain.
Smedsrud MK, Gravning J, Omland T, Eek C, Mørkrid L, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Edvardsen T.
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jun;31(5):967-73.
doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0646-6.
Epub 2015 Mar 19.
PMID: 25788439

Mitral annular displacement by Doppler tissue imaging may identify coronary occlusion and predict mortality in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
Zahid W, Johnson J, Westholm C, Eek CH, Haugaa KH, Smedsrud MK, Skulstad H, Fosse E, Winter R, Edvardsen T.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Aug;26(8):875-84.
doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2013.05.011.
Epub 2013 Jun 19.
PMID: 23791116

Sensitive troponin assays and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in acute coronary syndrome: prediction of significant coronary lesions and long-term prognosis.
Gravning J, Smedsrud MK, Omland T, Eek C, Skulstad H, Aaberge L, Bendz B, Kjekshus J, Mørkrid L, Edvardsen T.
Am Heart J. 2013 May;165(5):716-24.
doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.02.008.
Epub 2013 Mar 26.
PMID: 23622908

Duration of myocardial early systolic lengthening predicts the presence of significant coronary artery disease.
Smedsrud MK, Sarvari S, Haugaa KH, Gjesdal O, Ørn S, Aaberge L, Smiseth OA, Edvardsen T.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 18;60(12):1086-93.
doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.06.022.
Epub 2012 Aug 29.
PMID: 22939559

Detection of left ventricular dysfunction by global longitudinal systolic strain in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation.
Smedsrud MK, Pettersen E, Gjesdal O, Svennevig JL, Andersen K, Ihlen H, Edvardsen T.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Nov;24(11):1253-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2011.08.003.
Epub 2011 Sep 10.
PMID: 21908174

Mechanical dispersion assessed by myocardial strain in patients after myocardial infarction for risk prediction of ventricular arrhythmia.
Haugaa KH, Smedsrud MK, Steen T, Kongsgaard E, Loennechen JP, Skjaerpe T, Voigt JU, Willems R, Smith G, Smiseth OA, Amlie JP, Edvardsen T.
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Mar;3(3):247-56.
doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2009.11.012.
PMID: 20223421

[Psychological intervention after trauma--does it work?].
Smedsrud MK, Hem E, Ekeberg Ø.
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Jun 30;125(13):1828-30. Norwegian.
PMID: 16012553


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