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Victoria Heldestad

PhD in Clinical Neurophysiology

Associate professor in Biomedical Laboratory Science

Assistant Head of Department

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Associate professor at Department of Clinical Microbiology Section: Biomedical Laboratory Science Role: Assistant head of department
KBC huset, Linneus väg 6 , Biomedicinsk analytikerprogrammet BML Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå

I am an Associate professor, as well as assistant head of department and program manager/program council chairman for the Biomedical laboratory science program. In 2012, I became a PhD in medicine (subject area: Clinical Neurophysiology). The thesis showed, among other things, the importance of early testing thin nerve fibres in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRv) by using quantitative sensory testing (QST). This because elevated cold- and warm temperature thresholds could be seen early in the course of the disease and especially in patients with an early onset age.

My current research is also focused on ATTRv, but how the use of ultrasound of peripheral nerves potentially can clinically improve the possibility of early diagnosis of ATTRv. Can various ultrasound-nerve findings differ between other parameters such as early and late age of onset, as well as fibril type. The project also intends to produce a solid reference material.

Annals of Medicine, Taylor & Francis Group 2023, Vol. 55, (2)
Arvidsson, Sandra; Eriksson, Robert; Anan, Intissar; et al.
International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (IFBLS) 2021, Vol. 10, (1) : 28-35
Quttineh, M.; Heldestad, Victoria; Wijkmark, T.; et al.
Clinical Neurophysiology Practice, Vol. 3 : 134-140
Heldestad Lilliesköld, Victoria; Nordh, Erik
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Vol. 73
Carlsson, Daniel; Burström, Lage; Heldestad Lilliesköld, Victoria; et al.
Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease, Dove Press 2012, Vol. 2012:2 : 93-106
Suhr, Ole B.; Gustavsson, Sandra; Heldestad, Victoria; et al.
Amyloid: Journal of Protein Folding Disorders, Pearl River, NY: Parthenon Pub. 2011, Vol. 18, (4) : 183-190
Heldestad, Victoria; Wiklund, Urban; Hörnsten, Rolf; et al.
Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol. 121, (11) : 1878-1885
Heldestad, Victoria; Linder, Jan; Sellersjö, Lisa; et al.
Toxicology, Elsevier 2008, Vol. 250, (1) : 32-38
Rocksén, David; Elfsmark, Daniel; Heldestad, Victoria; et al.
Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 35, (2) : 189-195
Heldestad, Victoria; Nordh, Erik

I mainly teach in areas such as clinical neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology, but also ethics, and laws and regulations in the Swedish healthcare system. I am also a trained CPR instructor (adult CPR in the community and CPR for healthcare professionals).