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Leila Louise Benhassen


MD, PhD, MD, PhD

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Leila Louise Benhassen

Areas of expertise

  • Heart and circulation
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Aortic valve

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Senior resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital, PhD from Aarhus University. Senior researcher and associate professor in experimental cardiac surgery. Graduated from Aarhus University and trained at Aarhus University Hospital and Odense University Hospital.
Certified in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).
Chairman of Foreningen af Yngre Dansk Thoraxkirurger (FYDT) and board member of Dansk Thoraxkirurgisk Selskab (DTS).
Special interest in cardiac surgery, aortic surgery, valve-sparing aortic root procedures, valve repairs and TAVI.


My primary field of interest is experimental cardiac surgery and heart valves. The aortic valve has been the focus, and for many years, we have tested different valve-sparing aortic root procedures in both in vitro and in vivo models. Testing involves comparisons of different surgical techniques to test of different rings and materials used for these procedures. Furthermore, I also specialize in development of medical devices for cardiac surgery.

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