Leif Svensson

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Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Early identification and delay to treatment in myocardial infarction and stroke: differences and similarities
    Johan Herlitz
    Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 18:48. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of very early treatment with either fibrinolysis or percutaneous coronary intervention facilitated with abciximab with respect to ST recovery and infarct-related artery epicardial flow in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infa
    Leif Svensson
    Stockholm South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am Heart J 151:798.e1-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Compression-only CPR or standard CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Leif Svensson
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 363:434-42. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint [Mobile intensive care teams--a great deal remains to be proved]
    Leif Svensson
    Lakartidningen 104:252-3; discussion 253-5. 2007
  5. pmc Combining performance and outcome indicators can be used in a standardized way: a pilot study of two multidisciplinary, full-scale major aircraft exercises
    Monica Rådestad
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education and Section of Emergency Medicine, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:58. 2012
  6. pmc Out of hospital cardiac arrest outside home in Sweden, change in characteristics, outcome and availability for public access defibrillation
    Mattias Ringh
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 17:18. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Cost and health outcome of primary percutaneous coronary intervention versus thrombolysis in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction-Results of the Swedish Early Decision reperfusion Study (SWEDES) trial
    Mikael Aasa
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am Heart J 160:322-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Risk reduction for cardiac events after primary coronary intervention compared with thrombolysis for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (five-year results of the Swedish early decision reperfusion strategy [SWEDES] trial)
    Mikael Aasa
    Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Cardiol 106:1685-91. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Survival is similar after standard treatment and chest compression only in out-of-hospital bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Katarina Bohm
    Department of Cardiology and Stockholm Prehospital Centre, Karolinska Institute, South General Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Circulation 116:2908-12. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in TIMI myocardial perfusion grade in relation to epicardial flow, ST-resolution and left ventricular function after primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mikael Aasa
    South Stockholm General Hospital Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Coron Artery Dis 18:513-8. 2007

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  1. pmc Early identification and delay to treatment in myocardial infarction and stroke: differences and similarities
    Johan Herlitz
    Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 18:48. 2010
    ..This article aims to describe differences and similarities with regard to the way patients, bystanders and health care providers act in the acute phase of the two diseases with the emphasis on the pre-hospital phase...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of very early treatment with either fibrinolysis or percutaneous coronary intervention facilitated with abciximab with respect to ST recovery and infarct-related artery epicardial flow in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infa
    Leif Svensson
    Stockholm South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am Heart J 151:798.e1-7. 2006
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Compression-only CPR or standard CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Leif Svensson
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 363:434-42. 2010
    ..That study, however, was not powered to assess a possible difference in survival. The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to evaluate the possible superiority of compression-only CPR over standard CPR with respect to survival...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Mobile intensive care teams--a great deal remains to be proved]
    Leif Svensson
    Lakartidningen 104:252-3; discussion 253-5. 2007
  5. pmc Combining performance and outcome indicators can be used in a standardized way: a pilot study of two multidisciplinary, full-scale major aircraft exercises
    Monica Rådestad
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education and Section of Emergency Medicine, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:58. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using a combination of performance and outcome indicators so that results can be compared in standardized full-scale exercises...
  6. pmc Out of hospital cardiac arrest outside home in Sweden, change in characteristics, outcome and availability for public access defibrillation
    Mattias Ringh
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 17:18. 2009
    ..We describe the change in characteristics and outcome among these candidates in a 14 years perspective in Sweden...
  7. doi request reprint Cost and health outcome of primary percutaneous coronary intervention versus thrombolysis in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction-Results of the Swedish Early Decision reperfusion Study (SWEDES) trial
    Mikael Aasa
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am Heart J 160:322-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to compare costs, clinical outcome, and quality-adjusted survival between primary PCI and thrombolysis...
  8. doi request reprint Risk reduction for cardiac events after primary coronary intervention compared with thrombolysis for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (five-year results of the Swedish early decision reperfusion strategy [SWEDES] trial)
    Mikael Aasa
    Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Cardiol 106:1685-91. 2010
    ..Prehospital thrombolysis may, however, match PPCI in long-term outcome...
  9. ncbi request reprint Survival is similar after standard treatment and chest compression only in out-of-hospital bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Katarina Bohm
    Department of Cardiology and Stockholm Prehospital Centre, Karolinska Institute, South General Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Circulation 116:2908-12. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in TIMI myocardial perfusion grade in relation to epicardial flow, ST-resolution and left ventricular function after primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mikael Aasa
    South Stockholm General Hospital Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Coron Artery Dis 18:513-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this analysis was to study the evolution of TMPG within the first week following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and its association with ECG-derived ST-segment resolution (STRES) and recovery of LV function...
  11. doi request reprint Developing a decision support system for geriatric patients in prehospital care
    Veronica Vicente
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Section of Emergency Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Emerg Med 20:240-7. 2013
    ..To develop a feasible and safe prehospital decision support system (DSS) for the emergency medical services (EMS), facilitating safe steering of geriatric patients to an optimal level of healthcare...
  12. ncbi request reprint DETermination of the role of OXygen in suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction trial
    Robin Hofmann
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Division of Cardiology, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:322-8. 2014
    ..However, to date there is no conclusive evidence from adequately designed and powered trials supporting this practice. Existing data are conflicting and fail to clarify the role of supplemental oxygen in AMI...
  13. pmc Essential key indicators for disaster medical response suggested to be included in a national uniform protocol for documentation of major incidents: a Delphi study
    Monica Rådestad
    Department of Clinical Science and Education and Section of Emergency Medicine, Sodersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:68. 2013
    ..By this is meant nationally accepted processes involved, from the time of the emergency call to the emergency medical communication centre until medical care is provided at the emergency department...
  14. ncbi request reprint Higher prehospital priority level of stroke improves thrombolysis frequency and time to stroke unit: the Hyper Acute STroke Alarm (HASTA) study
    Annika Berglund
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Sodersjukhuset, 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Stroke 43:2666-70. 2012
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Implementation of prehospital thrombolysis in Sweden: components of delay until delivery of treatment and examination of treatment feasibility
    Leif Svensson
    Division of Cardiology, South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 88:247-56. 2003
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of prehospital thrombolysis in Sweden in terms of safety and to examine the various components of the delay between onset of symptoms and start of treatment...
  16. doi request reprint Dual dispatch early defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: the SALSA-pilot
    Jacob Hollenberg
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institute, South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 30:1781-9. 2009
    ..Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem. The objective of this study is to explore the effects of a dual dispatch early defibrillation programme...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dispatcher-assisted telephone-guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation: an underused lifesaving system
    Katarina Bohm
    Department of Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science and Education Karolinska Institutet, Södersjukhuset bSOS Alarm, Swedish
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:256-9. 2007
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Improved survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with an increase in proportion of emergency crew--witnessed cases and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Jacob Hollenberg
    Department of Cardiology, South Hospital, Karolinska Institute, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Circulation 118:389-96. 2008
    ..Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem. We sought to describe changes in 1-month survival after OHCA in patients given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during the last 14 years in Sweden...
  19. doi request reprint Face arm speech time test use in the prehospital setting, better in the ambulance than in the emergency medical communication center
    Annika Berglund
    Karolinska Institutet Stroke Research Network at Södersjukhuset, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 37:212-6. 2014
    ..This substudy aims to evaluate the implementation of the FAST test in the EMCC and the ambulance service...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of medical command and control using performance indicators in a full-scale, major aircraft accident exercise
    Dan Gryth
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Söderjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Prehospital Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
    Prehosp Disaster Med 25:118-23. 2010
    ..Command and control in disaster medicine organizations can benefit from objective results from disaster exercises to identify areas that must be improved...
  21. doi request reprint Intra-arrest transnasal evaporative cooling: a randomized, prehospital, multicenter study (PRINCE: Pre-ROSC IntraNasal Cooling Effectiveness)
    Maaret Castren
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Circulation 122:729-36. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the safety, feasibility, and cooling efficacy of prehospital transnasal cooling in humans and to explore its effects on neurologically intact survival to hospital discharge...
  22. doi request reprint Differentiating frailty in older people using the Swedish ambulance service: a retrospective audit
    Veronica Vicente
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int Emerg Nurs 20:228-35. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the concept of frailty ought to be included in "The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems" (ICD-10)...
  23. doi request reprint Tricuspid annular velocity assessed by doppler tissue imaging as a marker of right ventricular involvement in the acute and late phase after a first ST elevation myocardial infarction
    Nils Witt
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institute at South Hospital Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Echocardiography 27:139-45. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of tricuspid annular velocity assessed by Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) as a marker of RV involvement in patients with a first STEMI...
  24. pmc Parallel imaging: is GRAPPA a useful acquisition tool for MR imaging intended for volumetric brain analysis?
    Terri L Lindholm
    Department of Diagnostic Medical Physics, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Med Imaging 9:15. 2009
    ..The principle question is, "Can parallel imaging be used to acquire images at 1.5 T of sufficient quality to allow volumetric analysis of patient brains?"..
  25. ncbi request reprint Is female sex associated with increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 41345 Goteborg, Sweden
    Resuscitation 60:197-203. 2004
    ..To evaluate survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in relation to sex...
  26. ncbi request reprint Decrease in the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation as the initially observed arrhythmia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during 11 years in Sweden
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 41345 Goteborg, Sweden
    Resuscitation 60:283-90. 2004
    ..To describe the change in the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation as initially observed arrhythmia among patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden...
  27. ncbi request reprint Safety and delay time in prehospital thrombolysis of acute myocardial infarction in urban and rural areas in Sweden
    Leif Svensson
    Division of Cardiology, South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Emerg Med 21:263-70. 2003
    ..Patients in urban areas had a higher ejection fraction and fewer symptoms of heart failure after 30 days and a lower 1-year mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint A short delay from out of hospital cardiac arrest to call for ambulance increases survival
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, SU Sahlgrenska, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 24:1750-5. 2003
    ..To describe the relative impact on survival of the delay from estimated time of collapse to call for an ambulance among patients who suffer from a bystander witnessed out of hospital cardiac arrest of a cardiac aetiology...
  29. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of cardiac arrest and resuscitation by age group: an analysis from the Swedish Cardiac Arrest Registry
    Johan Herlitz
    Department of Metabolism and Cardiovascular Research, Institute of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Emerg Med 25:1025-31. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe patients who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by age group...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prehospital diagnosis and start of treatment reduces time delay and mortality in real-life patients with STEMI
    Erik Bjorklund
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Electrocardiol 38:186. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of bystander CPR: intervention by lay people and by health care professionals
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Resuscitation 66:291-5. 2005
    ..The aim of this survey was to evaluate the impact on survival of no bystander CPR, lay bystander CPR and professional bystander CPR...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pre-hospital thrombolysis delivered by paramedics is associated with reduced time delay and mortality in ambulance-transported real-life patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Erik Bjorklund
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Uppsala, 751 85 Uppsala Sweden
    Eur Heart J 27:1146-52. 2006
    ..We therefore evaluated treatment delays and outcome in a large cohort of ambulance-transported real-life patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) according to PHT delivered by paramedics or in-hospital thrombolysis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical consequences of the introduction of mechanical chest compression in the EMS system for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-a pilot study
    Christer Axelsson
    Gothenburg EMS system, SE 402 24 Göteborg, Sweden
    Resuscitation 71:47-55. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Prehospital identification of acute coronary syndrome/myocardial infarction in relation to ST elevation
    Leif Svensson
    Division of Cardiology, South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 98:237-44. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with an increased chance of survival among patients suffering from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a national perspective in Sweden
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am Heart J 149:61-6. 2005
    ..To describe factors associated with an increased chance of survival among patients suffering from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden...
  36. ncbi request reprint Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Lars Wik
    National Competence Center for Emergency Medicine, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    JAMA 293:299-304. 2005
    ..There is little information on adherence to these guidelines during advanced cardiac life support in the field...
  37. ncbi request reprint [The Swedish Resuscitation Council's guidelines to increase survival after cardiac arrest]
    Johan Herlitz
    Lakartidningen 104:588-90. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Changes in demographic factors and mortality after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Coron Artery Dis 16:51-7. 2005
    ..To describe changes between 1992 and 2003 in age, sex, factors at resuscitation and survival among patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation with real time automated feedback: a prospective interventional study
    Jo Kramer-Johansen
    Institute for Experimental Medical Research, University of Oslo, N 0407 Oslo, Norway
    Resuscitation 71:283-92. 2006
    ..To compare quality of CPR during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with and without automated feedback...
  40. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and outcome among patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to drowning
    Andreas Claesson
    Kungälv Ambulance Service, Kungälv, Sweden
    Resuscitation 76:381-7. 2008
    ..To describe the characteristics and outcome among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) caused by drowning as compared with OHCA caused by a cardiac etiology (outside home)...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Chest pain unit--viable option when risk of cardiac etiology is modest. Multitudinous patient population brought together for structured survey and care at appropriate level]
    Ake Ohlsson-Onerud
    Kardiologiska kliniken, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 99:4848-53. 2002
    ..During the first year 1424 patients were admitted and spent in median 24 hours at the unit. The main diagnosis at discharge were unspecified chest pain in 36% of the patients, ischemic heart disease (35%) and an other diagnosis (29%)...
  42. doi request reprint Factors that influence the use of ambulance in acute coronary syndrome
    Marie Thuresson
    Division of Cardiology, Orebro University Hospital, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro, Sweden
    Am Heart J 156:170-6. 2008
    ..In spite of this, only 50% to 60% of persons with myocardial infarction initiate care by using the emergency medical service. The aim of this study was to define factors influencing the use of ambulance in ACS...
  43. ncbi request reprint [National quality registry for in-hospital cardiac arrest now started]
    Hohan Herlitz
    Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 104:3361-4. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint Thoughts, actions, and factors associated with prehospital delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Marie Thuresson
    Division of Cardiology, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Heart Lung 36:398-409. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Prehospital evaluation and treatment of a presumed acute coronary syndrome: what are the options?
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur J Emerg Med 13:308-12. 2006
    ..We need further studies, however, for most of these treatments including cost-benefit analysis, analysis of various logistic aspects and safety in order to confirm their value...
  46. ncbi request reprint Chest-compression-only or full cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
    Leif Svensson
    Lancet 369:1924-5; author reply 1925. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint Health before and after adoption from Eastern Europe
    Magnus Landgren
    Department of Paediatrics, Skaraborg Hospital, Skovde, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 95:720-5. 2006
    ..A population-based study of pre-adoption, arrival and post-adoption health...
  48. ncbi request reprint Early versus periprocedural administration of abciximab for primary angioplasty: a pooled analysis of 6 studies
    Jochen Gödicke
    Eli Lilly and Company, Critical Care Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am Heart J 150:1015. 2005
    ..We investigated the potential benefit of early use of abciximab by pooling data from all the available studies...
  49. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and type of symptom onset in acute coronary syndrome in relation to ST elevation, sex, age, and a history of diabetes
    Marie Thuresson
    Division of Cardiology, Orebro University Hospital, SE 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    Am Heart J 150:234-42. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was therefore to explore the characteristics and severity of symptoms among patients with an ACS in overall terms and in relation to the type of ACS, sex, age, and diabetes...
  50. ncbi request reprint Predictors of myocardial damage prior to hospital admission among patients with acute chest pain or other symptoms raising a suspicion of acute coronary syndrome
    Leif Svensson
    Division of Cardiology, South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
    Coron Artery Dis 14:225-31. 2003
    ..To evaluate factors which, prior to hospital admission, predict the development of acute coronary syndrome or acute myocardial infarction among patients who call for an ambulance due to suspected acute coronary syndrome...