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Linda Mellbin

Associate Professor of Cardiology

Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE


Linda Mellbin is Associate Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Coronary Artery Disease Patient Area at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

Her research focus is on the field of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at Karolinska Institutet.

Associate Professor Mellbin has authored several original papers, review articles and book chapters she was project leader for the EAPC (European Association of Preventive Cardiology) Educational Programme on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and she was a member of the European Society of Cardiology Task Force updating the 2013 and 2019 guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. 

Featured Courses

CVD and Type 2 Diabetes: Navigating Therapeutic Boundaries in GLP-1 RA Use
  • 2.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Describe the burden of ASCVD in type 2 diabetes
  • Assign risk of future CV events to individuals with type 2 diabetes
  • Identify appropriate patients for GLP-1 RA therapy based on clinical trial outcome data to reduce ASCVD risk
  • Recall trial data of anti-diabetes medications that reduce ASCVD risk
  • Recall the pleiotropic effects of GLP-1 RAs and how these may impact CV outcomes
  • Describe how early adoption of anti-diabetes therapies with proven CV benefit can positively influence QOL
  • Adopt anti-diabetic therapies with proven ASCVD benefit
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