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New professor will strengthen treatment of coronary heart disease

Improved diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, also called atherosclerosis, is the focal point of Morten Böttchers's research. He is a new professor at Aarhus University.

2021.12.16 | Lene Halgaard

Morten Böttcher will be appointed professor on 1 April 2022.

More than 20,000 patients are examined for arteriosclerosis every year. Morten Böttcher conducts research into how best to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate them. He is a new professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Regional Hospital West Denmark’s Cardiac Research Clinic in Herning.

In his research, Morten Böttcher focuses on finding a better method for diagnosing patients, in part by avoiding wasting time for those patients who are examined, but who are not diagnosed with atherosclerosis. This is an area in which technological advances play an important role – not least in relation to better scanning methods.

The newly appointed professor collaborates with other cardiology departments in the Central Denmark Region and internationally in order to identify the best diagnostic processes. The mission is furthermore to prevent the development of atherosclerosis and to provide patients with the best possible quality of life despite the disease.


Consultant and Professor Morten Böttcher
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Regional Hospital West Jutland, The Cardiac Research Clinic
Tel.: (+45) 7843 6244
Email: morboett@rm.dk

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