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Carl-Johan Carlhäll

Professor

My research spans from pre-clinical application and implementation of the next generation of imaging methods for assessment of cardiovascular function.

Cardiovascular physiology and imaging in health and disease

My research area is translational approaches of cardiovascular physiology and imaging. Primarily magnetic resonance imaging based methods are utilised to assess cardiovascular function and remodelling in health and disease. A main field is multidimensional blood flow specific assessment of cardiac function in acquired and congenital heart disease.

My research deals with translational approaches of cardiovascular physiology and imaging in health and disease.

The overall aim is to evaluate and apply new imaging methods in order to provide novel aspects of assessment of cardiovascular function and remodelling in health, athletes as well as in acquired and congenital heart disease. The ultimate goal is to implement these new methods into clinical practice.

Magnetic resonance imaging

Primarily magnetic resonance imaging based methods are utilised, and a main field is multidimensional blood flow specific assessment of cardiac function.
The blood flow within the heart and vascular system is a fundamental aspect of cardiovascular function. In medical diagnostics detailed information based on morphology are widely used, but we still have limited investigative tools to focus on the blood flow itself. 

In the field of flow specific assessment of cardiac function I have several international collaborations, and I have been and am member of international working groups working on consensus statements and upcoming multicenter studies.

Publications

2023

Z. Ashkir, S. Johnson, A. J. Lewandowski, A. Hess, E. Wicks, M. Mahmod, S. Myerson, Tino Ebbers, H. Watkins, S. Neubauer, Carljohan Carlhäll, B. Raman (2023) Novel insights into diminished cardiac reserve in non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from four-dimensional flow cardiac magnetic resonance component analysis European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, Vol. 24, p. 1192-1200 Continue to DOI
Alessandra Riva, Jonatan Eriksson, Federica Viola, Francesco Sturla, Emiliano Votta, Tino Ebbers, Carljohan Carlhäll, Petter Dyverfeldt (2023) Impact of dobutamine stress on diastolic energetic efficiency of healthy left ventricle: an in vivo kinetic energy analysis Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1103751 Continue to DOI
Kajsa Tunedal, Federica Viola, Belén Casas Garcia, Ann Bolger, Fredrik H Nyström, Carl Johan Östgren, Jan Engvall, Peter Lundberg, Petter Dyverfeldt, Carljohan Carlhäll, Gunnar Cedersund, Tino Ebbers (2023) Haemodynamic effects of hypertension and type 2 diabetes: Insights from a 4D flow MRI-based personalized cardiovascular mathematical model Journal of Physiology, Vol. 601, p. 3765-3787 Continue to DOI
Linus Ohlsson, André Da Luz Moreira, Sophia Bäck, Jonas Lantz, Carljohan Carlhäll, Anders Persson, Kristofer Hedman, Michelle Chew, Nils Dahlström, Tino Ebbers (2023) Enhancing students understanding of cardiac physiology by using 4D visualization Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y. Print), Vol. 36, p. 542-549 Continue to DOI
Sophia Bäck, Iulia Skoda, Jonas Lantz, Lilian Henriksson, Lars Karlsson, Anders Persson, Carljohan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers (2023) Elevated atrial blood stasis in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation during sinus rhythm: a patient-specific computational fluid dynamics study Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1219021 Continue to DOI

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Field of Teaching

I primarily teach at the Medical Programme in the field of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. I am also course examiner at the Medical Programme.

Other assignments

  • I am a senior consultant at the dept. of Clinical physiology, Linköping University Hospital, where I am head of the clinical cardiac magnetic resonance imaging unit. 
  • I am deputy principal for postgraduate studies at the Department of Medicine and Health, and also member of the scientific council of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). 
  • I am the former scientific secretary of the Swedish Society for Clinical Physiology
  • and also former member of the Swedish Heart Association.

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Publications

2023

Z. Ashkir, S. Johnson, A. J. Lewandowski, A. Hess, E. Wicks, M. Mahmod, S. Myerson, Tino Ebbers, H. Watkins, S. Neubauer, Carljohan Carlhäll, B. Raman (2023) Novel insights into diminished cardiac reserve in non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from four-dimensional flow cardiac magnetic resonance component analysis European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, Vol. 24, p. 1192-1200 Continue to DOI
Alessandra Riva, Jonatan Eriksson, Federica Viola, Francesco Sturla, Emiliano Votta, Tino Ebbers, Carljohan Carlhäll, Petter Dyverfeldt (2023) Impact of dobutamine stress on diastolic energetic efficiency of healthy left ventricle: an in vivo kinetic energy analysis Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1103751 Continue to DOI
Kajsa Tunedal, Federica Viola, Belén Casas Garcia, Ann Bolger, Fredrik H Nyström, Carl Johan Östgren, Jan Engvall, Peter Lundberg, Petter Dyverfeldt, Carljohan Carlhäll, Gunnar Cedersund, Tino Ebbers (2023) Haemodynamic effects of hypertension and type 2 diabetes: Insights from a 4D flow MRI-based personalized cardiovascular mathematical model Journal of Physiology, Vol. 601, p. 3765-3787 Continue to DOI
Linus Ohlsson, André Da Luz Moreira, Sophia Bäck, Jonas Lantz, Carljohan Carlhäll, Anders Persson, Kristofer Hedman, Michelle Chew, Nils Dahlström, Tino Ebbers (2023) Enhancing students understanding of cardiac physiology by using 4D visualization Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y. Print), Vol. 36, p. 542-549 Continue to DOI
Sophia Bäck, Iulia Skoda, Jonas Lantz, Lilian Henriksson, Lars Karlsson, Anders Persson, Carljohan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers (2023) Elevated atrial blood stasis in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation during sinus rhythm: a patient-specific computational fluid dynamics study Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1219021 Continue to DOI

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