Lars Rydén is Senior Professor of Cardiology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He is Dr h.c. at Katowice University, Poland, and Honorary Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK and of several European Cardiac Societies.
Prof. Rydén was the President of the Swedish Cardiac Society and chaired the Scientific Board of the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation. He was the President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and served on the board of the World Heart Federation. He chaired ‘Alert’ (a system for identification and early assessment of new methods in healthcare) for the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care.
He specializes in internal medicine and cardiology, focusing on arrhythmias, cardiac pacing, heart failure and diabetes-related cardiovascular disease. He has published around 700 scientific papers.
Prof. Rydén has chaired numerous expert groups in collaboration with the ESC and European Commission and, on their behalf, he chaired the group that produced the European Heart Health Charter and The Chronic Disease Alliance – A Unified Prevention Approach. Prof. Rydén chaired the Task Forces of the 2007 and 2013 ESC/European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Guidelines for Diabetes, Prediabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.