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Veronica Jackson - publication in journal Chest

New study, led by Veronica Jackson, shows that the day of the week on which a patient has a lung cancer operation has no significance for their survival.  News article at

Magnus Dalén awarded research scholarship 

Magnus Dalén has received SEK 100.000 from Stiftelsen Kvinnor och Hälsa for the research project "Gender differences in young adults undergoing coronary artery surgery". 

New Associate Professor

Christian Olsson has been appointed Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery as from February 15, 2018. 

Ulrik Sartipy - Awared a grant from The Swedish Society of Medicine

Ulrik Sartipy has received 200 000 SEK from The Swedish Society of Medicine for project related to screening for depression associated with cardiac surgery.

Ulrik Sartipy - Awarded the grant of Ulf Stenstrand's memory of the year

Ulrik Sartipy at the group Thoracic Surgery group is awarded a research grant to Ulf Stenestrand's memory in 2016.
The grant is 100 000 SEK and the motivation: "excellent quality-based research in the cardiovascular area" of SWEDEHEART, Swedish Heart Association and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR).

KI Discovers with Ulrik Sartipy

On Wednesday 6 April Senior Lecturer Ulrik Sartipy will present the research behind his recent publications. Time and venue 12:00-13:00 Lecture Hall Novum, Huddinge. KI Calendar

Mechanical heart valve prosthesis superior to biological

A mechanical valve prosthesis has a better survival record than a biological valve prosthesis. The finding can be highly significant, since the use of biological valve prostheses has increased in all age groups in recent years.

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Transfusion with stored blood safe in heart surgery

Associate Professor Ulrik Sartipy is the lead study-author of the publication Red Blood Cell Concentrate Storage and Survival After Cardiac Surgery published in the journal  JAMA.

Strong correlation between income and survival after cardiac surgery

Associate Professor Ulrik Sartipy and PhD student Magnus Dalén has written the publication Household Disposable Income and Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Surgery published in JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

New Associate Professor

Associate professor

Karl-Henrik Grinnemo

Organizational unit: Thoracic Surgery

Publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Associate Professor Ulrik Sartipy is one of the authors to the publication Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes and long-term risk of cardiovascular events or death after coronary artery bypass grafting published in JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Study: CABG in patients 50 years or younger

In the OpenHeart blog you can find an interview with PhD student Magnus Dalén and Associate Professor Ulrik Sartipy regarding their publication Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients 50 years or younger: a Swedish nationwide cohort study.


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