Presentation

The Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS) is a national population-based study with approx. 30 000 randomly selected participants aged 50-64 years. The participants underwent a comprehensive investigation including imaging by computed tomography of the heart, coronary arteries and thorax, ultrasound of the carotid arteries and pulmonary function tests. They also provided blood samples and filled out extensive questionnaires. The around 5000 participants in Linköping additionally underwent an echocardiographic examination and I, together with Professor Jan Engvall, co-ordinate the SCAPIS Linköping echocardiographic study.

The principal aim of SCAPIS is to find new and in our time better ways to predict the risk of cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The risk factor distribution in the population is not the same today as it was some decades ago and the development of new technologies has brought new diagnostic possibilities. When we can better predict who is at high risk of a disease, the possibilities for successful preventive measures will improve.

Besides my engagement in SCAPIS, I also conduct research that aim to better understand the rare, but serious disease pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and I am involved in research projects concerning cardiac involvement in the chronic rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the assessment of diastolic cardiac function.

About me

CV

  • Medical Doctor, Lund University, 2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science (Clinical Medicine, Cardiology), Lund University, 2016
  • Resident Physician at Linköping University Hospital, 2016-
  • Associate Clinical Research Fellow, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), 2023-
  • Secretary in the Scientific Committee of the Swedish Society for Clinical Physiology, 2021-
  • Chair in the Scholarship Committee of the Swedish Society for Pulmonary Hypertension, 2021-
  • Member of the Nomination Committee of the Swedish Society for Pulmonary Hypertension, 2016-
 

Publications

2021

Kjell Toren, Linus Schioler, Anne Lindberg, Anders Andersson, Annelie F. Behndig, Goran Bergstrom, Anders Blomberg, Kenneth Caidahl, Jan Engvall, Maria J. Eriksson, Viktor Hamrefors, Christer Janson, David Kylhammar, Eva Lindberg, Anders Linden, Andrei Malinovschi, Lennart Persson, Martin Sandelin, Jonas Eriksson Strom, Hanan Tanash, Jenny Vikgren, Carl Johan Östgren, Per Wollmer, C. Magnus Skold (2021) The ratio FEV1/FVC and its association to respiratory symptoms-A Swedish general population study Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, Vol. 41, p. 181-191 Continue to DOI

2020

Kjell Toren, Linus Schioler, Anne Lindberg, Anders Andersson, Annelie F. Behndig, Goran Bergstrom, Anders Blomberg, Kenneth Caidahl, Jan Engvall, Maria Eriksson, Viktor Hamrefors, Christer Janson, David Kylhammar, Eva Lindberg, Anders Linden, Andrei Malinovschi, Lennart Persson, Martin Sandelin, Jonas Eriksson Strom, Hanan A. Tanash, Jenny Vikgren, Carl Johan Östgren, Per Wollmer, C. Magnus Skold (2020) Chronic airflow limitation and its relation to respiratory symptoms among ever-smokers and never-smokers: a cross-sectional study BMJ OPEN RESPIRATORY RESEARCH, Vol. 7 Continue to DOI

Research

Research projects

SCAPIS, co-ordinates the echocardiography study in Linköping
Risk assessment in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Cardiac affection in systemic lupus erythematosus

Assistant supervisor

Assistant supervisor to doctoral student Lina Hult Left ventricular deformation and mechanical dispersion, main supervisor is associate professor Peter Blomstrand
Assistant supervisor to doctoral student Katrin Salman Mechanistic evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function, main supervisor is associate professor Eva Tamas

 

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