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Thomas Schlöglhofer
Thomas Schlöglhofer, BSc

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

ORCID: 0000-0003-4354-4860
T +43 1 40400 20010


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

Research group(s)

  • Cardiovascular Dynamics and Artificial Organs
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster for Cardiovascular Research

Research interests

Mechanical Circulatory Suppport

  • Human Factors engineering of VAD peripheral components (single and multicenter study)
  • Standardized Telephone Intervention Algorithm for improved VAD outpatient survival
  • Retrospective study on clinical course and readmissions rates of VAD patients
  • Study on aortic valve opening status during speed changes in VAD patients
  • Evaluation of forces on different thorax spreader types on corpse

Cardiovascular Monitoring

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

Selected publications

  1. Andreas, M. et al., 2017. Increased Thromboembolic Events With Dabigatran Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism in Left Ventricular Assist Device PatientsCLINICAL PERSPECTIVE. Circulation: Heart Failure, 10(5), p.e003709. Available at:
  2. Wiedemann, D. et al., 2017. Interventional Treatment of LVAD Outflow Graft Stenosis by Introduction of Bare Metal Stents. ASAIO Journal, p.1. Available at:
  3. Schlöglhofer, T. et al., 2016. International Coordinator Survey Results on the Outpatient Management of Patients with the Heartware� Ventricular Assist System. The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 39(11), pp.553-557. Available at:
  4. Jorde, U.P. et al., 2015. Identification and Management of Pump Thrombus in the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device System. JACC: Heart Failure, 3(11), pp.849-856. Available at:
  5. Schlöglhofer, T., Gilly, H. & Schima, H., 2014. Semi-invasive measurement of cardiac output based on pulse contour: a review and analysis. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d�anesthesie, 61(5), pp.452-479. Available at: