Mats Jensen-Urstad group - Electrophysiology

The group's 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

Group leader

Mats Jensen-Urstad

Professor Emeritus/Emerita
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Group members

Hamid Bastani

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Carina Carnlöf

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Nikola Drca

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Göran Kennebäck

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Projects

  • 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