Funding for investigating psychosocial stress as a risk factor for myocardial infarction


A grant of SEK 250 000 has been approved for a project that will investigate psychosocial stress as a risk factor for younger and older patients who suffer a myocardial infarction. The funding has been approved by the Swedish funding association Riksförbundet HjärtLung.

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Associate Professor Erik Olsson. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Erik Olsson is principal investigator for the project:

– This funding enables us to investigate the particular situation for younger patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction, says Erik Olsson. We will compare patients who are 55 years old or younger with patients who are older than 55 years old. Our aim is to investigate if there are any differences betweenLogo Riksförbundet HjärtLung the two age groups when it comes to correlations between psychosocial risk factors and myocardial infarction.

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Last modified: 2023-03-24