Christine Rootwelt-Norberg, MD, PhD fellow at Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet and University of Oslo.
Christine Rootwelt-Norberg got her medical degree at University of Oslo in 2017. She performed her internship period at Akershus University Hospital, before joining the Department of Cardiology Rikshospitalet as a PhD fellowin 2019. Her research focus is on genetic cardiac diseases, and in particular risk prediction of life threatening arrhythmic events. Her main supervisor is associate professor Kristina H. Haugaa and her co-supervisor is dr. Øyvind H. Lie. Dr. Rootwelt-Norberg is part of a multicenter collaboration with the Medical Universities of Maastricht and Milan. The overall aim of the project is to improve evaluation of risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with cardiomyopathies and channelopathies. The main focus is the effect of exercise habits and patient sex on disease progression and outcome, and the end goal is to create virtual patient models for computer simulation of the pro-arrhythmic mechanisms related to exercise and gender. Dr. Rootwelt-Norberg is currently working on a study describing similarities and differences between male and female patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. She has previously published a paper describing the clinical presentation of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy before and after the introduction of genetic testing.