Therese Djärv

Therese Djärv

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Visiting address: A3:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Kli med Djärv T, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct Professor of Emergency Care at the Department of Medicine, Solna, as
    of 1 November 2021.
    Primary position:* *Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital.


  • Therese Djärv is an emergency physician and researches in-hospital cardiac
    arrest, with the aim of decreasing the number of patients who suffer cardiac
    arrest, primarily through preventive measures. Some 1, 500 cardiac arrests
    occur in Swedish hospitals every year, with a survival ratio of about one in
    Although her clinical epidemiological research on the patients that suffer a
    cardiac arrest paints a very heterogeneous picture, she has found that
    abnormal vital values such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation and pulse are
    associated with a serious increase in risk. Such markers could therefore be
    used as an early warning system leading to preventative intervention.
    Therese Djärv’s group also researches ethical healthcare decisions about
    when cardiopulmonary resuscitation should and should not be given in the
    event of cardiac arrest. A fundamental premise for these decisions is
    awareness of the patients’ values, which is of particular relevance when
    the prognosis is poor. Their ethics research therefore covers both prediction
    and patient dialogue.


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2007


  • Emma Bendz, Pulmonary embolism as the cause of out of hospital cardiac arrest in women - A Swedish population-based register study, 2021

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