About Björn Redfors Group
Björn Redfors is a consultant cardiologist at Sahlgrenska university hospital and assistant professor at Sahlgrenska academy, University of Gothenburg. The research group belongs to the Institute of Medicine, and became a part of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine in September 2020.
The goal of the research is to elucidate how to improve survival for patients with acute ischemic heart failure (AIHF) by optimizing cardiac function through manipulation of myocardial stunning. Despite therapeutic advancements over recent decades, acute myocardial infarction (MI) remains one of the most common causes of death. Among patients admitted to hospital with an acute MI, 10% will develop acute ischemic heart failure (AIHF) and account for 50% of those who die within 30 days. Mortality is as high as 50% for patients who develop cardiogenic shock, the most severe form of AIHF. The prognosis for patients with AIHF has not improved over the past decade. Women appear to be at higher risk of AIHF than men are.