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Karl Swedberg

Senior Professor

Karl Swedberg
Senior Professor

Room number: 1319
Postal Address: SU Sahlgrenska, 41345 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Wallenberglab/su , Göteborg

Institute of Medicine (More Information)
Box 428
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31823925
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 3, plan 5 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Karl Swedberg

Karl Swedberg, MD, PhD, FESC, is Senior Professor of Cardiology and Care Science, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a Scientific Advisor to the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person Centred Care (GPCC).

He was the first to report on survival benefits of a beta-blocker (1979), an ACE-inhibitor (1987), an angiotensinreceptor blocker (2003) and recently an ARNI (angiotensin receptor antagonist and neprilysin inhibitor 2014) in chronic heart failure. He has published widely in international journals with more than 600 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 340 original research papers and > 65000 citations.

He was Chairman of the Task Force on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure that updated the ESC Guidelines 2005. He has participated in Steering Committees in numerous outcome trials in myocardial infarction and heart failure.

Rewards and distinctions

  • Recipient of the 2004 Kaufman Award of heart failure research from Cleveland Clinics, USA.
  • Awarded European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Gold medal 2007 for outstanding contributions to the cardiovascular field.
  • He gave the Paul Dudley White international lecture, AHA annual meeting in Orlando 2009.
  • "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Heart Failure Association (HFA) of ESC in 2016.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of several international journals.
  • 2005-2009 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Heart Failure.
  • He is Associate Editor in European Heart Journal since 2012.
  • Among Highly cited 2017-2019 https://publons.com/researcher/2889721/karl-swedberg/


Latest publications

Beneficial effects of ivabradine in patients with heart failure, low ejection fraction, and heart rate above 77 b.p.m.
Nadia Bouabdallaoui, Eileen O'Meara, Virginie Bernier, Michel Komajda, Karl Swedberg et al.
ESC heart failure, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Relationship between heart rate and outcomes in patients in sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.
Kieran F Docherty, Li Shen, Davide Castagno, Mark C Petrie, William T Abraham et al.
European journal of heart failure, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Sex-Related Differences in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Pooja Dewan, Rasmus Rørth, Valeria Raparelli, Ross T Campbell, Li Shen et al.
Circulation. Heart failure, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Sacubitril/Valsartan Across the Spectrum of Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure.
Scott D Solomon, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Brian L Claggett, Milton Packer, Michael Zile et al.
Circulation, Journal article 2019
Journal article

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide During Treatment With Sacubitril/Valsartan: The PARADIGM-HF Trial.
Peder Langeland Myhre, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Brian Claggett, Milton Packer, Akshay S Desai et al.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Prognostic Implications of Congestion on Physical Examination Among Contemporary Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction PARADIGM-HF
S. Selvaraj, B. Claggett, A. Pozzi, J. J. V. McMurray, P. S. Jhund et al.
Circulation, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Insulin treatment and clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
L. Shen, R. Rorth, D. Cosmi, S. L. Kristensen, M. C. Petrie et al.
European Journal of Heart Failure, Journal article 2019
Journal article

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ST variability during the first 4 hours of acute myocardial infarction predicts 1-year mortality.
Per Johanson, Karl Swedberg, Mikael Dellborg
Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc, Journal article 2001
Journal article


Adrenergic ß-blockade and heart failure: From endangerment to conquest
Bert Andersson, Åke Hjalmarson, Karl Swedberg, A. John Camm, Thomas Felix Lüscher et al.
ESC textbook of cardiovascular medicine, Chapter in book 1999
Chapter in book


Management of overt heart failure
Bert Andersson, Karl Swedberg, Salim Yusuf
Evidence-based cardiology, London, BMJ Books, Chapter in book 1998
Chapter in book


ß-adrenoceptor antagonists
Bert Andersson, Karl Swedberg
Heart failure: Scientific Principles and Clinical Practice, New York, Churchill Livingstone, Chapter in book 1997
Chapter in book


Neurohormonal activation in patients with mild or moderately severe congestive heart failure and effects of ramipril. The Ramipril Trial Study Group
A. Sigurdsson, O. Amtorp, T. Gundersen, B. Nilsson, J. Remes et al.
British heart journal, Journal article 1994
Journal article




Plasma levels of platelet factor 4 in patients admitted to a coronary care unit.
Jack Kutti, S Safai-Kutti, K Svärdsudd, Karl Swedberg, Hans Wadenvik
Scandinavian journal of haematology, Journal article 1981
Journal article

Plasma concentrations of platelet factor 4 in acute myocardial infarction.
Hans Wadenvik, K A Eriksson, S Safai-Kutti, Karl Swedberg, Jack Kutti
Scandinavian journal of haematology, Journal article 1981
Journal article

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