Gunnar Engström


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • epidemiology, biomarkers, cardiovascular disease


The epidemiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases is studied using well-examined population-based cohorts with extensive information about risk factors and long follow-up periods. Potential biomarkers for disease are analysed from blood samples stored in biobanks. The specific research projects include prospective studies with the purpose of identifying biomarkers for myocardial infarction and stroke, risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation and cardioembolic stroke, and the interrelationships between pulmonary function and cardiovascular disease.

Recent research outputs

C. Fernandez, Rysä, J., Almgren, P., J. Nilsson, G. Engström, M. Orho-Melander, Ruskoaho, H. & O. Melander, 2018 Oct 1, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 284, 4, p. 377-387 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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