Jacob Tfelt-Hansen

Clinical Research Associate Professor

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen


An estimated 10% of all deaths in Europe result from sudden heart attacks. Depending on the country and the emergency services, only 5% to 20% survive a heart attack. Jacob Tfelt-Hansen was instrumental in producing previous Danish results showing that heart disease causes about two thirds of sudden deaths. The research project hopes to improve how to predict who has higher risk of a heart attack and sudden death.

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