Members of PROCARD

Patient-Reported Outcomes in CARDiology (PROCARD) og QUALity of care in CARDiology (QUALCARD) is a research group at Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital.

 Research group leader

Tone M Norekvål

Tone Norekvål

Tone M Norekvål’s main position is at the Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, were she chairs the PROCARD research group. She is a registered nurse with a masters degree in nursing science and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bergen. Norekvål holds a position as Professor II at the Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen and at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. In addition, she is a special advisor at the Center on Patient-reported Outcomes at Haukeland University Hospital.

Norekvål has extensive leadership and project management experience from various positions at the Department of Heart Disease, as former chair of the Norwegian Nurses Association Society of Cardiovascular Nurses (NSF-LKS), former chair of the Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, and member of the Education Committee and the Oversight Committee in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). In addition, Norekvål has participated in several ESC Task Forces and contributed on development of ESC Guidelines. Furthermore, Norekvål holds several national appointed positions, such as board member in the Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Disease and the Norwegian Heart Failure Registry. Norekvål is associated editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and editorial board member in Cardiology.

Teaching and supervision
Norekvål teaches at the Master Program in Clinical Nursing (Cardiovascular Nursing), at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She has been main supervisor for more than 20 completed master degrees in clinical nursing and radiography, and several more are ongoing. Norekvål has been main supervisor on four completed PhD-thesis, and is main supervisor for six ongoing PhD-candidates.

Research interest
Tone M Norekvål initiated and chairs the PROCARD research group at the Department of Heart Disease. Her research is mainly linked to patient-reported outcome measures (PRO) and cardiac patients and includes patients with coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, valvular disease and heart failure. In addition, Norekvål chairs the research programme on patient-reported data in the Helse-Bergen Health Trust.
E-mail: tone.merete.norekvål@helse-bergen.no  

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Senior Researchers

Bengt Fridlund, PhD

Bengt Fridlund

Occupation: Senior Professor
Education: Specialized in anaesthesia nursing
Field of research: Chronic and critically ill patients and their relatives within several disciplines. The research perspective may be summarized as epidemiological-, evaluation-, gender- and interventional studies with broad theoretical grounding/anchoring.
E-mail:beppe.fridlund@gmail.com

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Leslie Eide, MA, PhD

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen

Occupation:
Associate professor
Education: Bachelor in nursing, bachelor and MSc in gerontology, PhD
Field of research: Postoperative delirium in the elderly (CARDELIR)
E-mail: Leslie.Sofia.Pareja.Eide@hvl.no

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Nina Fålun, MSc   

Nina Fålun   

The Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic
Department of Heart Disease
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Nurse in research and development, General manager of the heart failure outpatient clinic, senior lecturer
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSc in Health Sciences
Field of research: In-hospital telemetry monitoring (TELMON-NOR)
E-mail: nina.falun@helse-bergen.no

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el Houcine Messaoudi, MSc, PhD

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen

Occupation: Associate professor
Education: Bachelor in nursing, MSc and PhD in physiology
E-mail: el.Houcine.Messaoudi@hvl.no

Kjersti Oterhals, MSc, PhD


Kjersti Oterhals    

Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Nurse in research and development, Associate professor
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSc in Health Sciences
Field of research: Patient reported outcomes (PRO), surgical treatment of aortic stenosis (FollowAVR)

E-mail: kjersti.oterhals@helse-bergen.no

Irene Valaker, MA, PhD

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Førde
Occupation: Associated professor
Education: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing, MSc in organization and management
Field of research: Continuity of care in patients undergoing PCI
(CONCARD)^
E-mail:
irene.valaker@hvl.no


Doctoral Research Fellow

Gunhild Brørs, MSc

Department of Heart Disease, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim

Occupation:
Quality Advisor, PhD student
Education: Specialized in in cardiovascular nursing, MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: e-Health and cardiac rehabilitation (CONCARD)

Marianne Holm, MSc

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen
Occupation: PhD student
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSc in Health Sciences
Field of research: In-hospital telemetry monitoring (TELMON-NOR)
E-mail:Marianne.Setrang.Holm@hvl.no

Irene Instenes, MSc

Irene Instenes

Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: PhD student
Education: Specialized in geriatric nursing, MSc in Health Sciences
Field of research: Health and disease management in octogenarians and nonagenarians after PCI (CONCARD), delirium.
E-mail: irene.instenes@helse-bergen.no  

Trond Røed Pettersen, MSc

Trond Røed Pettersen   

Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: PhD student
Education: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing, MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Medication adherence after PCI (CONCARD), arrhythmias
E-mail:trond.roed.pettersen@helse-bergen.no

Members

Mawahib Al-Azawy, MSc

Mawahib Al-Azawy, MSc

Cardiac Intervention Unit, Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Follow-up in patients undergoing radio-frequency ablation (RFA)
E-mail:mawahib.tahir.al-azawy@helse-bergen.no

Hege Andersen Amofah, MSc

Thoracic Surgical Unit
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital

Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing, Nurse in research and development
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Sleep and delirium in elderly patients undergoing heart/valve? surgery (CARDELIR)
E-mail: hege.andersen.amofah@helse-bergen.no  

Sønneva Bergtun, MSc

Sønneva Bergtun

Cardiac Unit
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Assistant ward manager, Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Patient experience undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation
E-mail: sonneva.bergtun@helse-bergen.no  

Camilla Brochs-Haukedal, MSc

Camilla Brochs-Haukedal

Thoracic Surgical Unit
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Nurse
Education: MSc Art history
E-mail: camilla.christin.nedreaas.brochs-haukedal@helse-bergen.no

Rønnaug Dahlviken, MSc

Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases
Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital
Occupation: Nurse in research and development, Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and heart failure
E-mail: dahlviken@gmail.com  

Torgeir Eilertsen, MSc

Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Specialized in intensive care nursing
Education: MSc in knowledge-based practice
E-mail: torgeir.eilertsen@helse-bergen.no 

Astri Tafjord Frantzen, MSc

Thoracic Surgery Unit
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Frailty og pasientrapportert helse hjå eldre som gjennomgår avansert hjertebehandling
E-mail: astri.tafjord.frantzen@helse-bergen.no  

Anne Åshild Herdlevær, MSc

Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Ward manager
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSC in organization and management
E-mail: anne.ashild.frantzen.herdlever@helse-bergen.no

Karianne Dale Jensen, MSc

Karianne Dale Jensen, MSc

Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Assistant ward manager
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSc in health management, quality improvement and health economics
E-mail: karianne.dale.jensen@helse-bergen.no


Isabel Lechner Krohn, MSc

Isabel Lechner Krohn, MSc

Cardiac Intervention Unit
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Radiograph
Education: Specialised in radiography, MSc in Health Sciences,
E-mail: isabel.lechner.krohn@helse-bergen.no

Ken Åge Kårstad, MSc


Ken Åge Kårstad, MSc   

Ken Åge Kårstad, MSc
Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital

Occupation: Nurse in research and development, Specialized in intensive care nursing
Education: MSc in knowledge-based practice
E-mail: ken.age.karstad@helse-bergen.no

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Lene Markhus, MSc

Lene Markhus, MSc   

The Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic and the Cardiac Unit
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Heart failure (women and sexuality)
E-mail: lene.soyland.markhus@helse-bergen.no

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Ewy KF Moen, MSc

Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
Field of research: Follow-up in PM patients
E-mail: ewy.katrin.forde.moen@helse-forde.no

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Emma Mølmshaug Midtun, MSc

Emma Mølmshaug Midtun, MSc   
Emma Mølmshaug Midtun, MSc
Anaesthesia and Surgical Services
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Perfusionist
Education: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing, MSC in cardiovascular technology
E-mail: emma.molmshaug.midthun@helse-bergen.no

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Geir Atle Myrmoen, MSc

Geir Atle Myrmoen   
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital

Occupation: Assistant Department Director
Education: Bachelor in nursing, MSc in i organization and management

E-mail: geir.atle.myrmoen@helse-bergen.no

Iril Naustdal, MSc

Faculty of Health Sciences
VID Scientific College
Occupation: Lecturer
Education: Bachelor in nursing, specialised in global health, MSc in health promotion
Field of research: Competencies in heart surgery in Ethiopia
E-mail: iril.naustdal@vid.no

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Janne Nilsen, MSc

Janne Nilsen   

Thoracic Surgical Unit
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital

Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing

E-mail: janne.kristin.nilsen@helse-bergen.no


Kaija H Olsen, MSc

Kaja H Olsen

The heart failure outpatient clinic and the Cardiac Intervention Unit
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Specialized in cardiovascular nursing
Education: MSc in cardiovascular nursing
E-mail: kaija.hole.olsen@helse-bergen.no

Clare Tompsett, MSc

Clare Tompsett, MSc   
Thoracic Surgical Unit
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital
Occupation: Nurse
Education: MSc in Art history
E-mail: clare.tompsett@helse-bergen.no

Eva Torsvik , MSc

Eva Torsvik   

Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Department of Heart Disease,
Haukeland University Hospital

Occupation: Intensive care nurse and nurse in research and development
Education: Specialized in intensive care nursing, MSc in knowledge-based practice
Field of research: Health care management in patients undergoing radio-frequency ablation (RFA)
E-mail: eva.torsvik@helse-bergen.no

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Elfrid H Staveland, MSc

Elfrid H Staveland, MSc

The Cardiac Rehabilitation centre, Thoracic surgery and Medical Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital.
Occupation: Specialized physical therapist.
Education: MSc in clinical physiotherapy, specialization in heart and lung diseases.
Research: Effect on cardiovascular capacity, body composition and health-related quality of life after cardiac rehabilitation.
E- mail: elfrid.herre.staveland@helse-bergen.no


International Partners  

Overview

Heather Allore
Britt Borregaard
Christi Deaton
Barbara Drew
Bengt Fridlund
Heather Hadjistavropoulos
Tina Birgitte Hansen
Sandra Lauck
Phillip Moons
Pernille Palm
Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen
James Rudolph
Rikke Søgaard
David Thompson
Ann Dorthe Zwisler

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