‘I hope that I will be able to tell my patients that we have a curative therapy’

Paediatric cardiologist Karin Tran Lundmark treats patients with pulmonary hypertension, a condition that means high blood pressure in the lung. Karin Tran Lundmark’s research is focused on finding ways to treat what is causing the high blood pressure.

“Currently, we can reduce symptoms and prolong survival, but there is no cure. What if we could dissolve the blockages and restore the normal blood flow in the lung?”

Karin Tran Lundmark is a consultant in paediatric cardiology at Skåne University Hospital and a researcher at Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM). In 2022, every week a researcher working at WCMM at Lund University and Skåne University Hospital is presented. In the video, Karin Tran Lundmark shares more about her research.

About Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine

  • Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) is a research centre focused on Regenerative and Translational Medicine.
  • Through integrated research environments and excellent infrastructure, conditions are created for world-leading molecular and translational research.
  • The research at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine was made possible by generous funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Region Skåne and the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is making a nationwide effort to ensure that Sweden regains a world-leading position in medical research.
  • Read more about Wallenberg Centre mor Molecular Medicine (lu.se)