Grant recipient

Fredrik Folke

Addressing the societal health burden of sudden cardiac arrest – a translational approach
Grant amount: DKK 9,955,000

Frederik Folke says: “Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest continues to present a major medical and societal challenge worldwide, constituting a societal burden greater than most other leading causes of death in the western world. As no single intervention is likely to change cardiac arrest survival significantly, the current research project offers a bundle of novel and innovative strategies to improve cardiac arrest survival including studies on: how to improve citizen guidance in cardiopulmonary resuscitation during emergency 1-1-2 calls; how to use crowdsourcing as a novel method to engage citizens in registering un-identified and non-functional Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) already deployed in the society; how engagement of local, volunteer citizens through the HeartRunner app affect cardiac arrest survival and whether there a need for focused interventions in areas with low socioeconomic status and how a strategy of equipping private vehicles with mobile AEDs can improve AED use in rural areas?”

Fredrik Folke is Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital and Head of department, Department of Research, Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services. Frederik Folke has been Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, since 2020.

Fredrik Folke
Senior Consultant
Department of Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital