Research project Sports-related heart arrests

Research group
Active research
Project owner
Center for Health and Performance, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Short description

This research project uses the Swedish Heart and Lung Resuscitation Register in order to investigate sports-related heart arrests compared to non-sports-related heart arrests and where the heart arrests occur. The goal is to achieve better tools and preconditions to identify indviduals at risk and risk stratify participants in running races but also to give advices on physical activity to patients from their conditions and underlying diseases. The results may also affect the acute care of heart arrests in connection to physical activity and contribute to increased awareness in the general population in order to improve survival.


  • Professor Mats Börjesson
  • Professor Johan Herlitz (University of Borås)
  • PhD student matilda Frisk Torell
  • Andreas Claesson (Karolinska Institutet)
  • Anneli Strömsöe (Uppsala University)