Cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease includes heart attacks (myocardial infarction), angina pectoris, heart failure, stroke and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Contact information Les på norsk: Hjerte- og karsykdommer Articles Article Updated 01.06.2016 About the Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry The Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry is a registry of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is the data controller for the registry. Public Health Report Updated 18.04.2016 Cardiovascular disease in Norway Cardiovascular disease is a term that covers several diseases, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke. Show more News and research findings Research findings Published 12.05.2016 Excess abdominal fat is associated with heart attack A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. Show more Reports Systematic review Published 15.10.2018 Very early mobilization of patients with stroke: a systematic review Patients with stroke should be mobilized early, but how early? We were asked to identify and review studies that have evaluated this. Systematic reference list Published 31.08.2017 Prehospital emergency thoracotomy in traumatic cardiac arrest: systematic literature search with sorting We were commissioned to make a systematic literature search followed by sorting of relevant research on "Prehospital emergency thoracotomy in traumatic cardiac arrest". Health technology assessment Published 25.08.2017 Sutureless aortic valve replacement for treatment of severe aortic stenosis: A single technology assessment of Perceval sutureless aortic valve We were commissioned to perform a single technology assessment on the use of sutureless aortic valve replacement in treatment of aortic stenosis. Systematic review Updated 16.01.2017 Interventions for visual field defects after stroke: a systematic review After a stroke, many patients lose parts of their visual field. We searched for randomised controlled trials on interventions given to persons with visual field defects after stroke. Health technology assessment Published 12.01.2017 Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke, part 2. Health economic evaluation We have performed a cost-utility analysis (CUA) of mechanical thrombectomy plus standard treatment with thrombolysis compared with thrombolysis alone, in acute large vessel ischaemic stroke Research overview Published 19.12.2016 Intermittent pneumatic compression to prevent venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients We were commissioned to prepare a systematic scoping review on the use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients admitted to hospital. Research overview Published 14.12.2016 Continuous monitoring of pulmonary artery pressure via an implanted leadless and battery-less pressure sensor for the management of patients with moderate to severe heart failure (New York Heart Association class III) This single technology assessment was commissioned by the National System for Managed Introduction of New Health Technologies within the Specialist Health Service in Norway. Research overview Updated 15.12.2016 Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on physical activity summarizing studies involving different patient groups and persons at risk of heart disease. Research overview Updated 15.12.2016 Effect of thrombolytic treatment 3 to 4,5 hours after onset of stroke We were commissioned to update the evidence on effect of intravenous thrombolytic treatment administered 3 to 4.5 hours after stroke. Show more See also: Theme Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry The Cardiovascular Disease Registry is a registry of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.