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Walter Speidl
Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Walter Speidl

Department of Medicine II (Division of Cardiology)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-7267-3138


Atherosclerosis; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Critical Care; Inflammation; Thrombosis

Research interests

My main research focus is the role of the innate immune system in cardiovascular disease and in critical ill patients.

Selected publications

  1. Krychtiuk, K.A. et al., 2016. Monocyte subset distribution is associated with mortality in critically ill patients. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 116(5), pp.949-957. Available at:
  2. Krychtiuk, K.A. et al., 2015. Mitochondrial DNA and Toll-Like Receptor-9 Are Associated With Mortality in Critically Ill Patients. Critical Care Medicine, 43(12), pp.2633-2641. Available at:
  3. Krychtiuk, K.A. et al., 2014. Small high-density lipoprotein is associated with monocyte subsets in stable coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis, 237(2), pp.589-596. Available at:
  4. Speidl, W.S. et al., 2010. The complement component C5a is present in human coronary lesions in vivo and induces the expression of MMP-1 and MMP-9 in human macrophages in vitro. The FASEB Journal, 25(1), pp.35-44. Available at:
  5. Speidl, W.S. et al., 2005. An increase of C-reactive protein is associated with enhanced activation of endogenous fibrinolysis at baseline but an impaired endothelial fibrinolytic response after venous occlusion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 45(1), pp.30-34. Available at: