WCSM Speaker – Vibeke Hjortdal

Vibeke Hjortdal

Vibeke is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon from Denmark. She became the first female
professor of cardiothoracic surgery in the world in 2004.

She was Head of the Paediatric Congenital Heart Surgery at the University Hosipital in Aarhus 2007-2016. She often goes on surgical missions to developing countries to train surgeons and help patients.

Vibeke will teach us more about cardiovascular events during extreme sports and how to handle them.


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