Anna Norhammar

Anna Norhammar

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Telephone: 08-517 761 78
Visiting address: Norrbacka S1:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Kardio Pernow J, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Research area: Diabetes, prediabetes and cardiovascular complications. Foucs
    on undiscovered diabetes, AMI and heart failure complications, cardiovascular
    preventive treatment and registry research.
    Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Medicine, Solna from
    October 1, 2019.
    Primary position: Senior physician at Capio S:t Göran’s Hospital.


  • Anna Norhammar is a cardiologist and clinical physiologist who researches
    cardiovascular complications of diabetes and prediabetes. Her finding that
    people with diabetes, due to a lack of application of evidence-based
    treatment, have twice the risk of mortality after a myocardial infarction led
    to improved treatment in Sweden and globally – and to significantly higher
    survival rates. Her research has further shown that patients with diabetes
    continue to have an increased risk of heart failure and a worse prognosis
    than other patients with heart failure.
    Other findings from Norhammar’s research include that new heart-protecting
    diabetes drugs are indeed effective outside clinical studies (in real-life)
    but too rarely used, and that about a third of myocardial infarction patients
    without known diabetes, have undetected diabetes, and another third have
    precursors of the disease. Norhammar is now engaged in planning for a
    randomised study on whether the drug Metformin can improve the cardiovascular
    prognosis for patients with prediabetes.
    /Text: From Cell to Society, 2020/


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-2027

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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