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Lars H. Lund


Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Lars H. Lund is Professor of Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and Senior Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital, in Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads the heart failure research program. He trained in medicine, cardiology and heart failure (HF) at Duke University and Columbia University. His expertise is in advanced HF prognostication and selection for advanced HF therapy, HF clinical and registry-based phenotyping and comparative outcome studies, as well as pragmatic registry-based trials. He has developed or validated a series of prognostic and risk stratification tools that are used to characterize patients and select appropriate therapy. He is active in programs to improve utilization of existing evidence-based interventions in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and advanced HF, such as devices and transplantation, as well as in novel interventions and pragmatic trials of new use applications of existing drugs in HFrEF.

Prof. Lund has leadership positions in heart failure registries and organizations, such as the Swedish Heart Failure Registry (SwedeHF), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Heart Failure Registry and the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. He was previously Associate Director of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Registry and on the Steering Committee of the ISHLT International Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (IMACS). He is on steering committees for several trials and observational studies.

Prof. Lund is or has been associate editor for or on the editorial boards of numerous journals including Circulation, European Journal of Heart Failure, Circulation: Heart Failure, JACC: Heart Failure, and Journal of Cardiac Failure. He has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 8,000 citations and an H-index of 45.

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