Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital since 2001.
Internal medicine and cardiology encompass a number of different specialties that deal predominantly with coronary arteriosclerosis. The origin of this disease is multifactorial, but there are a number of dominating factors, including disorders of circulating lipid metabolism, coagulation and platelet function. The disease appears much later in women than in men, which suggests a possible sex hormone influence.
Peter Henriksson has developed an interest in the mechanisms underlying, and the possibilities of delaying, the onset of cardiovascular disease. With this aim in mind, he has carried out research into the links between hormonal treatment and cardiovascular risk, as well as into different ways of influencing the onset of disease using pharmacological as well as educational interventions at both physician and patient level.