Epidemiological studies on complications after cardiac implantable electronic devices in high-risk patients
The overall aim is to examine the nature and extent of complications including predictors related to CIED treatment in Denmark in patients with an expected high risk of complications in order to improve their clinical outcome. The investigated cohorts include 1) patients who undergo CIED re-intervention, 2) patients who undergo open heart surgery before CIED implantation, 3) patients who undergo open heart surgery after CIED implantation or 4) patients treated with a temporary pacemaker prior to receiving a permanent CIED. Information about Danish CIED patients derives from three nationwide registries: The Danish Civil Registration System, the National Patient Registry and DPIR.
ARMIE – ARrhytmia, Myocardial Infarction & the Environment
The overarching goal of the project is to prevent the environmental effects of the causation of and negative consequence for the prognosis of ventricular arrhythmia and myocardial infarction. The main objective is to investigate if transitory fluctuations in air pollution is a risk factor for cardiovascular patients. A specific focus will be on 2000 patients with ventricular arrhytmias having an ICD implanted in the heart after surviving the first arrhythmic event, and on 14000 AMI patients from the West Danish AMI database followed for the first hospitalisation for Acute Myocardial Infarction. In collaboration with BERTHA: Big Data Centre for Environment and Health