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Carl Johan Östgren


My wish is to find better risk markers for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes than is available today. Another aim with my research is to better be able to individualize treatment to counter complications from diabetes.

Improved tools for assessing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes and in the general population

My research is primarily confined to two studies; Cardiovascular Risk factors in type 2 Diabetes - a Prospective cohort in primary care (CARDIPP) and the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Study (SCAPIS) where I have the role of principal investigator (PI) at Linköping University. In the CARDIPP cohort study the collection of data is completed and in SCAPIS the data collection is currently starting.

About me

Other assignments

I am Medical Editor with the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association where I represent General Practice



Max Olsson, Anders J. Bjorkelund, Jacob Sandberg, Anders Blomberg, Mats Borjesson, David Currow, Andrei Malinovschi, Magnus Skold, Per Wollmer, Kjell Toren, Carl Johan Östgren, Gunnar Engstrom, Magnus Ekstrom (2024) Factors most strongly associated with breathlessness in a population aged 50-64 years ERJ Open Research, Vol. 10 Continue to DOI
Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Kristofer Hedman, Emil Hagstrom, Melony Fortuin- de Smidt, Bledar Daka, Cecilia Lenander, Daniel Berglind, Carl Johan Östgren, Karin Rådholm, Francisco B. Ortega, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Physical fitness in male adolescents and atherosclerosis in middle age: a population-based cohort study British Journal of Sports Medicine Continue to DOI
Sara Bergstrand, Hanna Jonasson, Ingemar Fredriksson, Marcus Larsson, Carl Johan Östgren, Tomas Strömberg (2024) Association between cardiovascular risk profile and impaired microvascular function in a Swedish middle-aged cohort (the SCAPIS study) European Journal of Preventive Cardiology Continue to DOI
Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Daniel Berglind, Maria B. Syrjälä, Bledar Daka, Cecilia Lenander, Johan Sundström, Francisco B. Ortega, Carl Johan Östgren, Karin Rådholm, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Life's Essential 8 and Life's Simple 7 in Relation to Coronary Atherosclerosis: Results From the Population-Based SCAPIS Project Mayo Clinic proceedings, Vol. 99, p. 69-80 Continue to DOI
Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Bledar Daka, Josefin Wångdahl, Patrik Wennberg, Jakob Carlsson, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Cecilia Lenander, Carl Johan Östgren, Daniel Berglind, Karin Rådholm, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Life's Essential 8 in relation to self-rated health and health-related quality of life in a large population-based sample: the SCAPIS project Quality of Life Research Continue to DOI