Dr. Anders Sahlen

Qualification MD (Uppsala), PHD (Sweden), MRCP (Lond), FESC (Europe), FASE (USA)
Subspecialty Echocardiography
Clinical Interests Dr. Sahlen is a senior consultant cardiologist with a special interest in cardiac imaging by echocardiography, including cardiac adaptation to exercise.
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Education and Training:

Dr. Sahlén studied medicine at Uppsala University in Sweden and graduated in 2001. He was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2004 after post-graduate clinical training in the U.K. He moved back to his native Sweden the following year and pursued higher specialist training in cardiology at the prestigious Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Northern Europe. He subspecialised in cardiac imaging and echocardiography, including techniques such as contrast imaging for left ventricular opacification and perfusion, 3-dimensional imaging, and trans-oesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Sahlén was awarded European accreditation in trans-oesophageal echocardiography in 2014. He has extensive training in various types of stress echocardiography, both in relation to coronary artery disease, and also for valve and heart muscle disorders.
Dr. Sahlén relocated to Singapore in 2014 after being appointed consultant cardiologist at the National Heart Centre Singapore, where he was also accepted as Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. He holds fellowships with the European Society of Cardiology since 2012, and the American Society of Echocardiography since 2017.

Research and teaching:

Dr. Sahlén is an experienced clinical and academic researcher. He has published extensively on athletes, studying both the acute response of the heart to endurance exercise, as well as cardiac adaptations that occur over time in athletes. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Sports Cardiology in 2009, and has subsequently acted as supervisor to other Ph.D. students, as well as medical students involved in research. Other areas of interest include methodology in clinical echocardiography, basic circulatory physiology, as well as clinical outcome research in coronary artery disease and studies of environmental determinants of cardiac disease. He still works actively with the national Swedish cardiac registry (Swedeheart) and is an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden since 2014. He has been invited to present his work at a large number of international conferences, and was awarded the Young Investigator Award in clinical cardiology by the European Society of Cardiology in 2007. Dr. Sahlén is a reviewer for a number of high-impact journals, and has published more than 150 papers and abstracts.

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