The cardiology department at Skåne University Hospital treats patients with arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure and heart valve disease. A comprehensive outpatient clinic and two inpatient units are available at Skåne University Hospital for patients with arrhythmia. We also have a specialised clinic for the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from recurrent fainting spells.

We are one of Europe’s biggest hospitals for treatment involving pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and cardioversion therapy (CRT). We offer cardiac ablation for patients who have recurrent episodes of rapid heart rhythm or heart murmurs. This involves burning or freezing the points in the heart that cause the arrhythmia.

Most of our patients come from the south of Sweden, but we also accept patients from the rest of the country with regard to certain specialised types of arrhythmias.

Skåne University Hospital also provides high-quality and specialised care for patients with severe heart failure or heart valve disease.

Lund has a cardiac clinic with laboratories for haemodynamics (the balance between blood pressure and blood flow in the body) and echocardiography (a method for examining the heart using ultrasound). In Malmö, we have an outpatient unit with a doctor and nurse clinic and an echocardiography laboratory. Both sites also have inpatient departments.

Four areas within the framework of national specialised medical care are included in our mandate:

  • Removal of pacemaker devices
  • Cardiac surgery in adults with congenital heart defects
  • Cardiac surgery in children and adolescents
  • Heart transplantation

We also have experts in myocardial infarction, angina and other coronary artery diseases. The most complex patients are treated in Lund, where we maintain a close partnership with the hospital’s leading cardiac surgeons. In Malmö, we work with acute cases from the local area, as well as a large number of planned procedures and investigations. Patients see teams of doctors, nurses, welfare officers, physiotherapists and dieticians for follow-up care at both sites.


We conduct extensive research with partners on a local, national and international level.