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Östra Hospital / Emergency and Cardiovacular Medicine

Research and teaching within the department is mainly focused on cardiovascular disorders but also with diabetes, gastroenterology and hematology. The research is mainly housed within Östra hospital, within the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the largest hospital in northern Europe which provides emergency and basic care for the Göteborg region, and its 700,000 inhabitants, and highly specialised care for West Sweden, with 1.7 million inhabitants.

On January 1, 2012, former Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine was merged into the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine.

Our research

Within the cardiovascular area we conduct clinical studies, coupled to broad epidemiological research in population health. We have an extensive international network. Unselected and large patient groups facilitate broad clinical studies of common disorders. A profile area is GUCH – grown-up patients with congenital heart disease where a wide range of studies involving highly advanced interventional catheterizations to national registries, quality of life and physical activity. Additionally, we perform studies in acquired heart disease, from acute coronary syndromes to heart failure.

Clinical research is coupled to data from unique Swedish registries. Several researcher groups are active in extensive international networks. Thromboembolism, diabetes, hypertension and pain management are other important areas. Within gastroenterology, research is directed towards inflammatory bowel disease and liver diseases. A recent addition is sleep apnea.

Medical education

Teaching within the medical profession includes medical students, and doctors at all levels from basic to advanced specialist training.

Our research areas

  • GUCH
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Pain research
  • Sleep apnea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease


Contact information

Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
The Wallenberg Laboratory
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Phone: +46 (0)31-342 3017
Fax: +46 (0)31-82 37 62

Page Manager: Karin Allander|Last update: 7/5/2012

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