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Peder af Geijerstam

My research is focused on cardiovascular disease, and in particular blood pressure measurements and hypertension.


Does home blood pressure measurements improve management of hypertension?

High blood pressure is the primary cause of premature mortality, primarily through cardiovascular disease such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Most patients with hypertension are managed in primary care settings, and blood pressure has historically been measured at the clinic. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that home blood pressure measurements, performed by patients themselves, provide a more accurate prediction of cardiovascular risk. Additional benefits of this method include enhanced patient engagement and the opportunity to manage hypertension remotely. My research focuses on enhancing our understanding of home blood pressure monitoring and identify contexts in which it is more beneficial.

About me


  • 2016 Graduated Medical Doctor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
  • 2018 – GP registrar, Region Östergötland
  • 2021 – PhD student


  • The Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine (SVM)



Peder af Geijerstam (2024) Home Blood Pressure in Health and Disease
Peder af Geijerstam, Michael O Falster, John Chalmers, Andrew J McLachlan, Anthony Rodgers, Aletta E. Schutte (2024) Prescription and dispensing duration of medicines for hypertension and other chronic conditions: a review of international policies and evidence to inform the Australian setting Hypertension Research Continue to DOI
Peder af Geijerstam, Karin Rådholm, Lena Jonasson, Tomas Lindahl, Jan Engvall, Fredrik H. Nyström, Joakim Alfredsson (2024) P-selectin and C-reactive protein in relation to home blood pressure and coronary calcification: a SCAPIS substudy Journal of Hypertension Continue to DOI
Peder af Geijerstam, Karin Rådholm, Fredrik Nyström (2024) Liten mängd lakrits ökar hemblodtrycket Vaskulär Medicin, Vol. 40, p. -24
Peder af Geijerstam, Katie Harris, Maria M. Johansson, John Chalmers, Katarina Nägga, Karin Rådholm (2024) Orthostatic Hypotension and Cognitive Function in Individuals 85 Years of Age: A Longitudinal Cohort Study in Sweden Aging and Disease Continue to DOI