Bo Gregers Winkel
Bo Gregers Winkel says: “Each year in Denmark, 5,000 individuals suffer a cardiac arrest (CA). Presently up to 16% of the individuals survive. This project aims to identify causes and risk factors of ventricular arrhythmias, improve treatment, and strengthen rehabilitation of CA survivors. Three large randomized trials will be conducted: 1) the RIME-IVF trial will investigate the effect of adding medical treatment in unexplained cardiac arrest survivors, 2) the ATP trial will examine how implantable cardioverter defibrillators best treat ventricular arrhythmias, 3) the ROCK trial will investigate how to best rehabilitate CA survivors, to effectively return to their work and life after the CA. Additionally, the project collects data on all SCD cases and CA survivors to increase knowledge of the causes of SCD, to construct a risk prediction model to optimize treatment, and to offer preventive care to the families.”
Bo Gregers Winkel is consultant cardiologist in non-invasive electrophysiology at Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet – specialized in inherited cardiac diseases and cardiac arrest survivors.