Dr Carina Blomström-Lundqvist is Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology, Institution of Medical Science, Uppsala, SE and Senior Consultant and Professor at the Department of Cardiology and Medical Science, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, SE.
Dr Blomström-Lundqvist graduated in medicine in 1976, she went on to specialise in cardiology and internal medicine, and started research on haemodynamics and myocardial metabolism in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. With the developments in electrophysiology she switched her research interest towards arrhythmias and after 3 years she defended her PhD thesis on the diagnostic and prognostic implications of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia in 1987 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
At Uppsala, Dr Blomström-Lundqvist has become research leader for the arrhythmia unit, mainly focusing on research related to atrial fibrillation (AF). In collaboration with the Department of Thoracic Surgery, procedures for Maze surgery followed by thoracoscopy epicardial atrial fibrillation ablations were initiated.
Dr Blomström-Lundqvist has also served as scientific secretary to the Swedish Society of Medicine and is presently chair of the Heart Rhythm Group of the Swedish Society of Cardiology. She is presently coordinating the Arrhythmia section of ESC Congress Programme Committee and the Councillor of the ESC Board.
Dr Blomström-Lundqvist is a member of the AER editorial board.