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Johan Brandt

Knuten till universitetet, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Johan Brandt, M.D., Ph.D.,  born September 2, 1960 in Lund, Sweden


M.D., Lund University, 1984

Board license to practice medicine, 1987

Ph.D. (Thoracic Surgery), Lund University, 1991

Board certified specialist in Thoracic Surgery, 1992

Associate Professor in Thoracic Surgery, 2001



Assistant surgeon, Thoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, 1982, 1983, 1984-1985

Intern, Helsingborg General Hospital, 1985-1987

Resident in Thoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital/Trelleborg County

Hospital, 1987-1992

Senior Resident in Thoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, 1992-1994

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Malmö University Hospital,1994-1998

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Lund University Hospital, 1998-

Chief of Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, 2000-2004

Director, Arrhythmia Services, Lund University Hospital, 2005-2009

Director, Arrhythmia Department, Skåne University Hospital, 2010-2014



Doctoral Thesis: Permanent Atrial Pacing, Clinical Studies, 1991

Original papers: 42.

Book chapters, reviews: 19.

Abstracts: 60.

Books:  Lean in Swedish Healthcare (in Swedish), 2013.

Production Management in Healthcare (with Myrna Palmgren; in Swedish), 2015


Other assignments:

Former Chair, Swedish Association of Cardiology and Swedish Heart Association Working Group on Arrhythmias.

Former Chair, European Quality Improvement Programme in Pacing Group.

Invited speaker at a large number of national and international courses, meetings and congresses.


Management achievements: Creating one of Europe’s largest Cardiac Rhythm Device Units

  with predominant day-care-surgery, and leading quality indices.

 Structuring daily work-flow at a specialized, high-volume invasive Arrhythmia

 laboratory, increasing production by 88% with unchanged staff.


Working address:         Arrhythmia Section, Lund University Hospital, S-221 85 Lund, Sweden

Home address:              Per Henrik Lings väg 24, S-224 65 Lund, Sweden

Telephone:                  (+46)-46-13 13 03

Mobile phone:              (+46)-70-58 57 619







       Brandt J: Permanent atrial pacing. Clinical studies. Akademisk avhandling,                      Medicinska Fakulteten, Lunds Universitet. Bloms Boktryckeri AB, Lund, 1991.



ORIGINALARBETEN PUBLICERADE I REFEREEGRANSKADE TIDSKRIFTER (avhandlingsarbeten markerade med fetstil i numreringen)


 1.   Brandt J, Pahlm O, Schüller H. Esophageal ECG recording -  a valuable diagnostic tool in dual-chamber pacing. European Heart Journal 6:342-348, 1985.


 2.   Brandt J, Schüller H. Inverse relation between patient age and chronic         stimulation threshold in permanent endocardial ventricular pacing. American

       Heart Journal 109:816-820, 1985.


 3.   Brandt J, Jögi P. Lührs C. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm obstructing coronary

       arterial flow: Case report and collective review of the literature. European Heart

       Journal 6:1069-1073, 1985.


 4.   Rosenqvist M, Brandt J, Schüller H. Atrial versus ventricular pacing in sinus node disease: A treatment comparison study. American Heart Journal 111:292-297, 1986.


 5.   Brandt J, Hofvendahl S, Ljungdahl L, Dahlström JA, Ohlin P. Non-invasive

       recognition of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Acta Medica         Scandinavica 223:281-284, 1988.


 6.   Rosenqvist M, Brandt J, Schüller H. Long-term pacing in sinus node disease:                     Effects of stimulation mode on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. American                Heart Journal 116:16-22, 1988.


 7.   Schüller H, Brandt J, Fåhraeus T. A new "semi-bipolar" permanent atrial lead:

       Early experiences. Herzschrittmacher 8:73-75, 1988.


 8.   Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Far-field QRS complex sensing via the atrial

       pacemaker lead. 1. Mechanism, consequences, differential diagnosis and     countermeasures in AAI and VDD/DDD pacing. PACE 11:1432-1439, 1988.


 9.   Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Far-field QRS complex sensing via the atrial

pacemaker lead. 2. Prevalence, clinical significance and possibility of intraoperative prediction in DDD pacing. PACE 11:1540-1544, 1988.


10.  Brandt J, Attewell R, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Acute atrial endocardial P wave

amplitude and chronic pacemaker sensitivity requirements: Relation to patient age and presence of sinus node disease. PACE 13:417-424, 1990.


11.  Brandt J, Attewell R, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Atrial and ventricular stimulation

       threshold development: A comparative study in patients with a DDD pacemaker                 and two identical carbon-tip leads. PACE 13:859-866, 1990.


12.  Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Ogawa T, Schüller H. Practical aspects of rate adaptive                    atrial (AAI,R) pacing: Clinical experiences in 44 patients. PACE 14:1258-1264,     1991.


13.  Arlock P, Wohlfart B, Mörner SEJN, Brandt J. Force production in voltage-   clamped human atrial muscle. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica 146:31-39, 1992.


14.  Brandt J, Anderson H, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Natural history of sinus node                     disease treated with atrial pacing in 213 patients: Implications for stimulation        mode selection. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 20:633-639, 1992.


15.  Holm M, Johansson R, Olsson SB, Brandt J, Lührs C. A new method for analysis               of atrial activation during chronic atrial fibrillation in man. IEEE Transactions on             Biomedical Engineering 43:198-210, 1996.


16.  Holm M, Johansson R, Brandt J, Lührs C, Olsson SB. Epicardial right atrial free               wall mapping in chronic atrial fibrillation. Documentation of repetitive activation with a focal spread – a hitherto unrecognised phenomenon in man. European             Heart Journal 18:290-310, 1997.


17.  Hansson A, Holm M, Blomström P, Johansson R, Lührs C, Brandt J, Olsson SB.

       Right atrial free wall conduction velocity and degree of anisotropy in patients with

       stable sinus rhythm studied during open heart surgery. European Heart Journal              19:293-300, 1998.


18.  Johansson R, Holm M, Olsson SB, Brandt J, Lührs C. System identification of                    atrial activation during chronic atrial fibrillation in man. IEEE Transactions on             Automatic Control 43:790-799, 1998.


19.  Brandt J, Höijer CJ, Wierup P, Juul-Möller S, Boström P-Å. Upgrade to dual chamber pacing after long-term ventricular stimulation: Feasibility and               intermediate term follow-up. Europace 1:168-173, 1999.


20.  Ásgrimsson HJ, Wohlfart B, Brandt J, Jóhannsson M. Effects of [Na+]o, [Ca+]o                   and cyclopiazonic acid on decline of post-extrasystolic potentiation and twitch            kinetics in guinea-pig and human myocardial preparations. Acta Physiol Scand 166:195-201, 1999.


21.  Brandt J, Worzewski W. Far-field QRS complex sensing: Prevalence and timing                  with bipolar atrial leads. PACE 23:315-320, 2000.


22.  Höijer CJ, Brandt J, Willenheimer R, Wierup P, Juul-Möller S, Boström P-Å. Improved cardiac function and quality of life following upgrade to dual chamber pacing after long-term ventricular stimulation. European Heart Journal 23:490-497, 2002.


23.  Nilsson J, Algotsson L, Höglund P, Lührs C, Brandt J. Early mortality in coronary bypass surgery: the EuroSCORE versus The Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk algorithm. Ann Thorac Surg 77:1235-1239, 2004.


24.  Nilsson J, Algotsson L, Höglund P, Lührs C, Brandt J. EuroScore predicts intensive care unit stay and costs of open heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 78:1528-1534, 2004.


25.  Andersson B, Nilsson J, Brandt J, Höglund P, Andersson R. Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery. Br J Surg 92:326-333, 2005.


26.  Holmqvist F, Stridh M, Waktare JE, Brandt J, Sörnmo L, Roijer A, Meurling CJ. Rapid fluctuations in atrial fibrillatory electrophysiology detected during controlled respiration. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 289:H754-760, 2005.


27.  Sperzel J, Milanosevic G, Smith TW, Mead H, Brandt J, Haisty WK, Bailey JR, Roelke M, Simonson J, Englund J, Farges E, Compton S. Automatic measurement of atrial pacing thresholds in dual-chamber pacemakers: clinical experiencee with atrial capture management. Heart Rhythm 2:1203-1210, 2005.

28.  Kimblad PO, Harnek J, Roijer A, Meurling C, Brandt J, Solem JO. Percutaneous transvenous mitral annuloplasty (PTMA) with the Viking device reduces pacing-induced mitral regurgitation. Eurointervention 1:346-351, 2005.


29.  Höijer CJ, Meurling C, Brandt J. Upgrade to biventricular pacing in patients with conventional pacemakers and heart failure: a double-blind, randomized crossover study. Europace 8:51-55, 2006.


30.  Nilsson J, Algotsson L, Höglund P, Lührs C, Brandt J. Comparison of 19 pre-operative risk stratification models in open-heart surgery. Eur Heart J 27:867-874, 2006.


31.  Nilsson J, Ohlsson M, Thulin L, Höglund P, Nashef SA, Brandt J. Risk factor identification and mortality prediction in cardiac surgery using artificial neural networks. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:12-19, 2006.


32.  Milasinovic G, Sperzel J, Smith TW, Mead H, Brandt J, Haisty WK, Bailey JR, Roelke M, Simonson J, Gerritse B, Englund J, Compton SJ: Worldwide EnPulse Investigators. Reduction of RV pacing by continous optimization of the AV interval. PACE 29:406-412, 2006.


33.  Höijer CJ, Höglund P, Schüller H, Brandt J. Single chamber atrial pacing: a realistic option in sinus node disease. A long-term follow-up study of 213 patients. PACE 30:740-747, 2007.


34.  Milasinovic G, Tscheliessnigg K, Boehmer A, Vancura V, Schuchert A, Brandt J, Wiggenhorn C, Hofman M, Sperzel J. Percent ventricular pacing with managed ventricular pacing in standard pacemaker population. Europace 10:151-155, 2008.


35.  Pürerfellner H, Brandt J, Israel C, Sheldon T, Johnson J, Tscheliessnigg K, Sperzel J, Boriani G, Puglisi A, Milasinovic G. Comparison of two strategies to reduce ventricular pacing in pacemaker patients. PACE 31:167-176, 2008.


36.  Pürerfellner H, Urban L, de Weerd G, Ruiter J, Brandt J, Havlicek A, Hügl B, Widdershoven J, Kornet L, Kessels R. Reduction of atrial fibrillation burden by atrial overdrive pacing: Experiences with an Improved algorithm to reduce early recurrences of atrial fibrillation. Europace 11:62-69, 2009.


37.  Andersson B, Andersson R, Brandt J, Höglund P, Algotsson L, Nilsson J. Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery - improved risk stratification using a new scoring model. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:366-370, 2010.


38.  Wang L, Yuan S, Borgquist R, Höijer CJ, Brandt J. Coronary sinus cannulation with a steerable catheter during biventricular device implantation. Scand Cardiovasc J 48:41-46, 2014.


39.  Reitan C, Bakos Z, Platonov PG, Höijer CJ, Brandt J, Wang L, Borgquist R. Patient-assessed short-term positive response to cardiac resynchronization therapy is an independent predictor of long-term mortality. Europace 16:1603-1609, 2014.


40. Bänsch D, Bonnemeier H, Brandt J, Bode F, Svendsen JH, Felk A, Hauser T, Wegscheider K. The no regular defibrillation testing in cardioverter defibrillator Implantation (NORDIC-ICD) trial: Concept and design of a randomized, controlled trial of intra-operative defibrillation testing during de novo defibrillator implantation. Europace 17:142-147, 2015.


41.  Reitan C, Chaudry U, Bakos Z, Brandt J, Wang L, Platonov PG, Borgquist R. Long-term results of cardiac resynchronization therapy: A comparison between CRT-pacemakers versus primary prophylactic CRT-defibrillators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 38:758-767, 2015.

42.  Bänsch D, Bonnemeier H, Brandt J, Bode F, Svendsen JH, Táborský M, Kuster S, Blomström-Lundqvist C, Felk A, Hauser T, Suling A, Wegscheider K. Intra-operative defibrillation testing and clinical shock efficacy in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: The NORDIC ICD randomized clinical trial. Eur Heart J 36:2500-2507, 2015.






 1.  Schüller H, Brandt J. Klinische Erfahrungen mit der Kohlenstoffelektrode SE                      412 S in Kammer- und Vorhofposition (465 Patienten). I: Physiologische        Stimulation mit Herzschrittmachern: Grundlagen, Indikationen und Ergebnisse.

      Stuttgart-New York, Georg Thieme Verlag, 1983, s. 68-80.


 2.   Fåhraeus T, Brandt J, Schüller H, Sonnhag C, Walfridsson H. Occurrence of atrial

       fibrillation in WPW patients with tachycardia terminating pacemakers. I: Cardiac

       pacing and electrophysiology. Proceedings of the VIIIth world symposium on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, Jerusalem, 1987, s.421-424.


 3.   Schüller H, Brandt J, Fåhraeus T. Determination of atrial depolarization during

       dual-chamber pacing. I: Barold SS och Mugica J (red). New perspectives in cardiac

       pacing. Mount Kisco, New York, Futura Publishing Company, 1988, s. 319-333.


 4.   Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Rate adaptive cardiac pacing (AAI-R): Clinical                aspects. I: Barold SS och Mugica J (red). New perspectives in cardiac pacing. 2.                    Mount Kisco, New York, Futura Publishing company, 1990, s. 303-312.


 5.   Ljungström E, Brandt J, Blomström-Lundqvist C. Hjärtstopp som debutsymptom

       hos ung kvinna med lång QT-tid och mitralklaffprolaps (fallbeskrivning, belönad                med första pris i Svenska Cardiologföreningens kasuistikpristävling 1990).              Läkartidningen 88:1783-1785, 1991.


 6.   Schüller H, Brandt J. The pacemaker syndrome: Old and new causes. Clinical                   Cardiology 14:336-340, 1991.


 7.   Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Aspects Cliniques de la Stimulation Auriculaire

       Asservie (AAIR). I: Mugica J, Barold SS och Ripart A (red). La Stimulation      Cardiaque: Nouvelles Perspectives. Paris, Masson, 1992, s. 271-279.


 8.   Brandt J, Blomström P. Förmaksflimmer vid sick sinus syndrome. Information från läkemedelsverket 3:44-45, 1992.


 9.   Brandt J, Rosenqvist M. Hemodynamic and anti-tachyarrhythmic effects of atrial              and dual chamber rate adaptive pacing. I: Santini M, Pistolese M och Alliegro A                  (red).  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Progress in Clinical Pacing,

       1992. Mount Kisco, New York, Futura Media Services, Inc., 1992, s. 179-192.


10.  Schüller H, Brandt J, Fåhraeus T. AAI and AAI-R pacing: Clinical and technical

       aspects. I: Alt A, Barold SS och Stangl K (red). Rate Adaptive Cardiac Pacing.                     Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1993, s. 235-240.


11.  Brandt J, Schüller H. Considerations for the selection of rate-adaptive single lead

       atrial (AAIR) pacing. I: Barold SS och Mugica J (red). New Perspectives in Cardiac

       Pacing. 3. Mount Kisco, New York, Futura Publishing Company, 1993, s. 349-358.


12.  Brandt J. Kirurgisk behandling av ischemisk hjärtsjukdom. Medicinskt Magasin

       3:21-22, 1993.


13.  Brandt J, Schüller H. Pacing for sinus node disease: A therapeutic rationale.                     Clinical Cardiology 17:495-498, 1994.


14.  Holm M, Blomström P, Brandt J, Johansson R, Lührs C, Olsson SB.              Determination of preferable directions of impulse propagation during atrial     fibrillation by time averaging of multiple electrogram vectors. I: Olsson SB, Allessie MA och Campbell RWF (red). Atrial fibrillation: Mechanisms and therapeutic strategies. Armonk, New York, Futura Publishing Company, 1994, s. 67-80.


15.  Olsson SB, Holm M, Hansson A, Pehrson S, Hedin E, Brandt J, Lührs C. Kirurgisk behandling av förmaksflimmer. Experimentell klinisk verksamhet under         utveckling. Läkartidningen 92:143-147, 1995.


16.  Brandt J, Schüller H. Schrittmacherwahl bei Sinusknotendysfunktion.         Therapeutische Erwägungen. Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie         7:76-80, 1996.


17.  Brandt J, Fåhraeus T, Schüller H. Long-term rate adaptive atrial (AAI-R) pacing:

       Is it feasible? I: Oto AM (red). Practice and Progress in Cardiac Pacing and    Electrophysiology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Nederländerna, 1996, s. 113-117.


18.  Brandt J, Schüller H. Minimizing complications in pacemaker surgery. I:      Rosenqvist M (red). Cardiac Pacing: New Advances. London, WB Saunders             Company Limited, 1997, s. 287-292.


19.  Bergfeldt L, Brandt J, Schwieler J. Hjärtrytmrubbningar - arytmier. I: Dahlström

       U, Jonasson L, Nyström F (red). Kardiovaskulär medicin. Liber, 2010, s. 188-232.







Brandt J: Lean i svensk sjukvård. Bakgrund, praktik och reflektioner. Liber 2013.


Brandt J, Palmgren M: Produktionsstyrning i sjukvård. 2015.


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