About me

Doc’s Opinion is written and edited by Axel F. Sigurdsson MD, Ph.D., FACC. The website was initiated in 2012.

Dr. Sigurdsson is a cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology at The Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik Iceland. He also practices cardiology at Hjartamidstodin (The Heart Center) which is a private heart clinic in the Reykjavik area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), The Icelandic Society of Cardiology and the Swedish Society of Cardiology.

Dr. Sigurdsson is also a licensed aeromedical examiner. He has held the position of Medical Director of Icelandair since 2005.


Dr. Sigurdsson is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology. He did his cardiology training at the Sahlgrenska/Östra University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden and at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC, Canada between 1988 – 1996. He is past president of the Icelandic Cardiac Society.

Dr. Sigurdsson main interest has been in the field of coronary heart disease and heart failure. He has published more than 100 scientific abstracts, articles and book chapters in international journals and textbooks.

“I have treated patients with heart disease for more than twenty years now. I am amazed by the great progress that has been made in the field of medicine during this time. Prognosis has improved dramatically and patients have a better quality of life. During all this time I have become increasingly aware of the importance of preventive measures to fight disease. It has become clear to me that healthy nutrition and lifestyle is the key to our health and well being. However, to be able to use lifestyle measures to improve health we need knowledge. The main purpose of this website is to provide up to date information on health and nutrition, focusing primarily on healthy lifestyle and prevention of disease. Although heart disease plays a central role, I will also focus on many other areas of medicine”

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