Adjunct Professor of Clinical Physiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery as of 1 April 2021. Primary position: Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital.
As a researcher and clinical physiologist, Maria J Eriksson uses ultrasound technology to describe heart and blood vessel function in different types of cardiovascular disease, inclu- ding heart failure and valve disease. Much of her research concerns how the rapid technical developments of recent years, with improved hardware and more powerful software, can help in the understanding of cardiovascular disease and how it can be put to clinical use. The emphasis of her work is on developing methods of diagnosis and prognosis, and evaluating treatment efficacy. One area of study is the factors that can predict the normalisation of myo-
cardial structure and function after surgery for different types of aortic valve disease. Eriksson is also collaborating with preclinical and clinical researchers to identify disease mechanisms and potential targets for new therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.