Research staff and students at the Department of Cardiology

​​Research is part of the job and an obligation for the medical staff. Most research is therefore headed by the cardiologists employed.

​Professors from the University of Copenhagen employed at the Department of Cardiology:

  • Jesper Hastrup Svendsen (electrophysiology and arrhythmias)
  • Lars Køber (cardiac insufficiency)
  • Jens Kastrup (stem cell and regenerative cardiology)
  • Henning Bundgaard (inherited cardiac diseases)
  • Lars Søndergaard (grown-ups with congenital heart disease)
  • Jacob Tfelt (forensic cardiology)
  • Finn Gustafsson (advanced Heart Failure and transplantation)
  • Christian Hassager (critical care)


Contact persons for the clinical research units:
Kirsten Arnaa, Secretary
Phone: +45 35 45 35 19

Ginette Wedel, Secretary
Phone: +45 35 45 26 64

Contact person for the DARC, arrhytmias and electrophysiology:
Karen Astrup, Secretary
Phone: + 45 35 45 21 42

Contact for the stem cell research and regenative therapy lab:
Heidi Sund, Secretary
Phone +45 35 45 20 17
Email: ​

In addition 23 PhD student programmes are on-going and 22 full-time research nurses and technicians are employed.​​​​

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