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Thomas Schlöglhofer Thomas Schlöglhofer, MSc

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Position: Technical Staff

ORCID: 0000-0003-4354-4860
T +43 1 40400 27280


Algorithms; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Cardiac surgery; Cardiovascular System; Outpatients; Patient Outcome Assessment

Research group(s)

Research interests

Mechanical Circulatory Suppport

  • Hemocompatibility, Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Human factors engineering of VAD peripheral components and eye tracking supported simulation studies
  • Development of a standardized telephone intervention algorithm for improved VAD outpatient survival
  • Outcomes research and non-invasive monitoring of VAD patients
  • Cold atmospheric plasma for the treatment of driveline infections

Cardiovascular Monitoring

  • Semi-Invasive cardiac output monitoring based on pulse contour analysis

Selected publications

  1. Schlöglhofer, T. et al. (2023) ‘HeartMate 3 Snoopy: Non-invasive cardiovascular diagnosis of patients with fully magnetically levitated blood pumps during echocardiographic speed ramp tests and Valsalva maneuvers’, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation [Preprint]. Available at:
  2. Widhalm, G. et al. (2023) ‘Human Factors Evaluation of HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Peripherals: An Eye Tracking Supported Simulation Study’, Journal of Medical Systems, 47(1). Available at:
  3. Schlöglhofer, T. et al. (2023) ‘It’s not only the pump: Assessment of human factors of wearable components and user experience of patients with left ventricular assist devices’, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 42(4), pp. 466–477. Available at:
  4. Schlöglhofer, T. et al. (2023) ‘Quality of Anticoagulation With Phenprocoumon and Warfarin in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Multicenter Study’, ASAIO Journal, 69(6), pp. 595–601. Available at:
  5. Schlöglhofer, T. et al. (2022) ‘Inflow cannula position as risk factor for stroke in patients with HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist devices’, Artificial Organs, 46(6), pp. 1149–1157. Available at: