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Mats Jensen-Urstad group

Research area is within electrophysiology. The group is responsible for Scandinavia's largest electrophysiological unit, which together with an extensive database offers excellent possibilities for research in the field. The main focus of the research is currently on techniques in catheter ablation.

An important clinical outcome of the present research is the development of cryoablation, ie ablation through freezing, where the group is now internationally the frontline in the field. The result of which has led to that more patients are now being able to receive curative treatment of their heart rhythm disorders parallel to minimal risk of complications.

The research group further studies how structural changes of the myocardium affect treatment outcome and prognosis in patients with arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias.

Another area of research is on how genetic factors may play a role in changes in the myocardium and the results of treatment for arrhythmias.

Keywords: Electrophysiology


Mats Jensen-Urstad, group leader, professor
Göran Kennebäck, ass prof, specialist in cardiology
Per Insulander, PhD, specialist in cardiology
Bita Sadigh, PhD, specialist in cardiology
Hamid Bastani, PhD, specialist in cardiology
Carina Carnlöf, nurse, PhD student
Nikola Drca, specialist in cardiology, PhD student


  • Optimization of kryotermisk ablation of atrial arrhythmias - Hamid Bastani, PhD, specialist in cardiology
  • The significance of gene mutations at different cardiac arrhythmias with special focus on atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias - Bite Sadigh, PhD, specialist in cardiology
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Mechanistic studies and the development of new treatment options - Nikola Drca, specialist in cardiology PhD student
  • Ablation and pacemaker treatment of atrial arrhythmias. How do they affect health care utilization, quality of life and life situation. From a gender perspective - Carina Carnlöf, nurse, PhD student