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Grant

DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for a research project on mechanical circulatory support for patients after heart attacks

The grant will be used to initiate several experiments. Both experimental, register-based, patient- and relative-centred - and randomised clinical studies across OUH and Rigshospitalet will form the basis for the study of how heart patients can get help for weak hearts.

Professor Jacob Eifer Møller from the Cardiology Research Unit at Department of Cardiology B at OUH and the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, as well as chief physician at the Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet, has just received the donation from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The project will focus on improving the use of mechanical circulatory support for the heart and ensuring an understanding of its use and assessing which patients will benefit most from these advanced treatments.

"And there is a great need for such a project," assesses Jacob Eifer Møller; - "In Denmark, almost 10,000 people are affected by a heart attack every year. And for about 5-10% of these patients, the heart is so included that it cannot pump blood properly around the body, after which the patient goes into shock. Here, a mechanical circuit support can be crucial. But it is also a treatment with the risk of serious complications, therefore it is important to gain an understanding of how we use circulatory support most appropriately.
Meet the researcher

Jacob Eifer Møller is professor from the Cardiology Research Unit at Department of Cardiology B at OUH and the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, as well as chief physician at the Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet.

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In Denmark, almost 10,000 people are affected by a heart attack every year. And for about 5-10% of these patients, the heart is so included that it cannot pump blood properly around the body, after which the patient goes into shock. Here, a mechanical circuit support can be crucial.

Jacob Eifer Møller, professor

Patients from both OUH and Rigshospitalet will be included in these studies. The studies are therefore carried out in close collaboration between the Department of Heart Disease Rigshospitalet, the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care V (VITA) and the Department of Cardiology OUH.

"I am very grateful and proud of the fine recognition from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and I look forward to the research projects giving us a greater understanding of the use of mechanical circulatory support," concludes Jacob Eifer Møller.
Editing was completed: 07.06.2023