City Hospital Cardiologist achieves international acclaim

25th Apr 2013

City Hospital expert has won international recognition for his work to help treat heart patients.

Consultant Cardiologist, Professor Gregory Lip, has been given an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University in Denmark.

The doctorate was awarded in recognition of the significant contribution Professor Lip has made to the University and the field of cardiovascular medicine.

For a number of years, Professor Lip has worked closely with Professor Lars H Rasmussen from Aalborg University’s Faculty of Medicine, where he also teaches and supervises research students.

The honorary doctorate particularly acknowledges the extensive research Professor Lip has carried out into the management of patients with atrial fibrillation. His internationally recognised research has had a major impact on national and international guidelines for the treatment of this condition.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heartbeat affecting people over the age of 65. The successful management of this is critical because it dramatically increases a patient’s risk of stroke.

As an international authority on atrial fibrillation, Professor Lip’s research and recommendations have changed the way patients with this common type of irregular heartbeat are assessed and treated, in order to reduce their overall risk.

The honorary doctorate was presented to Professor Lip by Finn Kjærsdam, Rector of Aalborg University, at a formal graduation ceremony in Aalborg on 12 April 2013.

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