Division of cardiology

At the Division of Cardiology we conduct research in a broad spectrum of cardiology. The division consists of four research groups which in turn are subdivided into smaller scientifically independent groups. We conduct research in the major cardiovascular areas including ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis, heart failure, valvular disease, and cardiac arrhythmias as well as lifestyle style problems. The research is based on clinical problems investigated in the experimental laboratory-based projects and in clinical studies. Below you can read more about the groups and the specific projects conducted in these areas.

Research areas

Group leader Lars Rydén  

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Group leader John Pernow

Novel mechanisms and treatments for coronary artery disease and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury

Group leader Francesco Cosentino

Molecular cardiology

Group leader Mai-Lis Hellénius

Cardiovascular prevention (focusing lifestyle)

Team leader Cecilia Linde

Heart failure: device researchT

Team leader Lars H Lund

Heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction. Clinical
and translational aspects

Division leader

John Pernow

Professor/senior physician
K2 Department of Medicine, Solna