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Ingela Thylén

Adjunct Associate Professor

I am an adjunct senior lecturer and associate professor at the Division of Nursing and Reproductive Health. My research is within the area of cardiovascular nursing.


Educational assignments
I mainly work in the specialist nursing programs where I lecture, supervise, and examine projects at advanced level. In recent years, I have also been responsible for the master programme leading to an advanced nurse practitioner in surgical care.

I combine my adjunct at LiU with a position within Region Östergötland where I’m specialized in the pacemaker and ICD area and meet patients and family members who suffers from different rhythm disturbances.

I defended my doctoral thesis in 2006 in the field of pre-hospital behaviour in acute myocardial infarction and have since then continued to study how the actions of patients, family members and the healthcare organization can affect the outcome for the patient in different ways. I have a special focus on what it is like to suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest, and how to live and die with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Here, too, I am interested in the perspectives of the patient, family member, and healthcare professionals.

My research also include experiences of suffering from spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and how it affects physical and psychological wellbeing, and how the healthcare organization can organize rehabilitation in the best possible way. Together with other researchers and doctoral students, we also study various interventions to promote self-care, and improve and support the life situation in heart failure patients and their family members. Currently, I’m the main supervisor to three PhD students and co-supervisor to two PhD students.


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Michael Glikson, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Mads Brix Kronborg, Yoav Michowitz, Angelo Auricchio, Israel Moshe Barbash, Jose A. Barrabes, Giuseppe Boriani, Frieder Braunschweig, Michele Brignole, Haran Burri, Andrew J. S. Coats, Jean-Claude Deharo, Victoria Delgado, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Carsten W. Israel, Andre Keren, Reinoud E. Knops, Dipak Kotecha, Christophe Leclercq, Bela Merkely, Christoph Starck, Ingela Thylén, Maria Tolosana (2022)

Europace , Vol.24 , s.71-164 Continue to DOI

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Annette Waldemar, Anders Bremer, Anna Holm, Anna Strömberg, Ingela Thylén (2021)

Resuscitation , Vol.165 , s.23-30 Continue to DOI

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Maria Ericsson, Karin H. Angerud, Margareta Brannstrom, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Anna Strömberg, Ingela Thylén (2019)

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , Vol.18 , s.545-553 Continue to DOI


Loreena Hill, Lorna Cassidy, Lana Dixon, Donna Fitzsimons, Ingela Thylén, Tiny Jaarsma (2024) An insight into healthcare professionals' perspectives on discussing implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Continue to DOI
Annette Waldemar, Anders Bremer, Anna Strömberg, Ingela Thylén (2024) Family presence during in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation: effects of an educational online intervention on self-confidence and attitudes of healthcare professionals European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Continue to DOI


Towe Hedbom, Maria Liljeroos, Ingela Thylén, Lotti Orwelius, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg (2023) Correction: Expectations of Tele-Yoga in Persons With Long-Term Illness: Qualitative Content Analysis (vol 25, e36808, 2023) Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol. 25, Article e55077 Continue to DOI
Hanna Allemann, Frida Andreasson, Elizabeth Hanson, Lennart Magnusson, Tiny Jaarsma, Ingela Thylén, Anna Strömberg (2023) The co-design of an online support programme with and for informal carers of people with heart failure: A methodological paper Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 32, p. 7589-7604 Continue to DOI
Karin Hellstroem Aengerud, Maria Ericsson, Margareta Brannstrom, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Anna Strömberg, Ingela Thylén (2023) Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction as Described in Calls to Tele-Nurses and in Questionnaires A Mixed-Methods Study Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Vol. 38, p. 150-157 Continue to DOI