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New professor will attempt to solve the riddle of unexpected cardiac arrest

Consultant, DMSc Henrik Kjærulf Jensen has just been appointed professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. He conducts research into how sudden and unexpected heart failure can be averted.

At least 50,000 Danes are living with a form of hereditary heart disease – many of them without knowing. Every year, heart conditions cost lives which could have been saved if these people had known about their condition and were receiving treatment. Cardiologist Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, who has just been appointed professor of cardiology at Aarhus University, will conduct research into how these tragic deaths can be detected and treated in time. One method is to utilise genetic engineering technology that makes it possible to gain better insight into the causes of a heart condition, why it develops and whether it is hereditary. The goal of the research is to ensure more precise diagnostics and to utilise personalised medicine in treatment.

The professorship is for a five-year period and is financially supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Borregaard Clinical Scientist Fellowships.


Professor Henrik Kjærulf Jensen
Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital
Email: hkjensen@clin.au.dk 
Tel.: (+45) 7845 2033