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Petter Dyverfeldt

Professor, Head of Unit

An overarching goal of my research is to develop and apply novel imaging methods to explore the complex interrelationship between abnormal blood flow and cardiovascular disease.


Imaging of the interrelationship between abnormal blood flow and cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death both in Sweden and globally. The main function of the cardiovascular system is to pump and distribute blood to the entire body. In healthy individuals, this happens in an efficient and well-organized manner, but age- and disease-related changes disrupt the basic conditions for this system and can result in abnormal blood flow. In addition to being a sign of cardiovascular disease, abnormal blood flow can also lead to worsened conditions in several cardiovascular diseases. This applies, for example, to atherosclerosis, which every year is behind a significant number of heart attacks and strokes.

My research focuses on exploring the complex relationship between abnormal blood flow and cardiovascular diseases. By developing and applying innovative methods for medical imaging, especially with the help of magnetic resonance imaging, I strive to be able to quantify and visualize blood flow, its impact on blood vessels, and the status of the vessel wall. By integrating technology and medicine in an interdisciplinary research environment, my research contributes to increasing the understanding of the cardiovascular system in both normal conditions and in disease, and opens doors for new diagnostic and treatment methods.

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2024- : Professor, LiU
2022-2023: Senior associate professor, LiU
2015-2022: Associate professor, LiU
2014 Guest researcher, University of Washington
2012-2015 Lecturer, LiU
2010-2012 Postdoc, University of California San Fransisco
2010 PhD Biomedical Engineering/Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, LiU
2005 MSc Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, LiU


Masterprogram i biomedical engineering
Supervision of master students in medicine and biomedical engineering
Supervision of PhD Students


Strength area in circulation and metabolic cardiovascular risk factors (CircM)
Center for medical image science and visualization (CMIV)



Filip Hammaréus, Chiara Trenti, Hanna M. Bjorck, Jan Engvall, Hanna Lekedal, Aleksandra Krzynska-Trzebiatowska, David Kylhammar, Marcus Lindenberger, Anna Lundberg, Fredrik Nilsson, Lennart Nilsson, Eva Swahn, Lena Jonasson, Petter Dyverfeldt (2024) Wall shear stress measured with 4D flow CMR correlates with biomarkers of inflammation and collagen synthesis in mild-to-moderate ascending aortic dilation and tricuspid aortic valves European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging Continue to DOI


Elin Good, Linda Bilos, Petter Dyverfeldt (2023) Investigating the Association of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque MRI Features and Silent Stroke After Carotid Endarterectomy Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Continue to DOI
Joao Filipe Fernandes, Harminder Gill, Amanda Nio, Alessandro Faraci, Valeria Galli, David Marlevi, Malenka Bissell, Hojin Ha, Ronak Rajani, Peter Mortier, Saul G. Myerson, Petter Dyverfeldt, Tino Ebbers, David A. Nordsletten, Pablo Lamata (2023) Non-invasive cardiovascular magnetic resonance assessment of pressure recovery distance after aortic valve stenosis Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Vol. 25, Article 5 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
Petter Dyverfeldt, Chiara Trenti, Magnus Ziegler, Niclas Bjarnegård, Marcus Lindenberger (2023) Helical flow in tortuous aortas and its relationship to turbulence: A whole-aorta 4D flow MRI study Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1124604 Continue to DOI



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