The arrhythmia research in the Department of Cardiology ranges from clinical studies to multidisciplinary and innovative basic scientific projects.
In a unique interventional, randomized study (EXAF), we examine the effects of physical exercise in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
From digitally transmitted heart rhythm signals we estimate the burden of atrial fibrillation during and after the twelve weeks long exercise period.
Moreover, we evaluate the effect on the patients’ quality of life, the role of fibrosis in the heart, and the cardiac function from cardiac magnetic resonans scanning.
The DANISH study
In close collaboration with all Danish Heart Centers we perform the ongoing DANISH study, without comparison the largest trial ever to study the effect of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.
As Core Laboratory of Holter recordings we will be able to evaluate the prognostic effect of electrophysiological parameters and to pinpoint high-risk patients who will benefit from an ICD and avoid cardiac arrest.
The Cardiology Research Group has a national and international network performing projects with the leading Danish Heart Centers, the comprehensive epidemiological Copenhagen City Heart Study, and highly esteemed research groups in Rochester, USA, and Sydney, Australia.