I am currently part-time research assistant at the Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz Austria. My research covers three main topics, evaluating different aspects of atrial fibrillation:

  • Pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (preclinical studies)
  • Atrial fibrillation and cardiac procedures (especially transcatheter aortic valve implantation)
  • Treatment of atrial fibrillation (cardiac ablation, left atrial appendage closure)

Top 5 publications

  1. Egger F*, Zweiker D*, Freynhofer MK, Loffler V, Rohla M, Geppert A, et al. Impact of On-Site Cardiac Surgery on Clinical Outcomes After Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. 2018;11:2160-7. * contributed equally
  2. Zweiker D, Maier R, Lamm G, Maurer E, Heigert M, Neunteufl T, et al. The Austrian transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) Registry–3 years’ data. International Journal of Cardiology. 2014;177:114-6.
  3. Zweiker D, Lambert T, Steinwender C, Weber T, Suppan M, Brussee H, et al. Effects of Renal Denervation Documented in the Austrian National Multicentre Renal Denervation Registry. PloS One. 2016;11:e0161250.
  4. Manninger M, Zweiker D, van Hunnik A, Alogna A, Prassl AJ, Schipke J, et al. Arterial hypertension drives arrhythmia progression via specific structural remodeling in a porcine model of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm : the official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. 2018;15:1328-36.
  5. Alogna A, Manninger M, Schwarzl M, Zirngast B, Steendijk P, Verderber J, Zweiker D et al. Inotropic Effects of Experimental Hyperthermia and Hypothermia on Left Ventricular Function in Pigs-Comparison With Dobutamine. Critical Care Medicine. 2016;44:e158-67.


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top 20% publications13
other publications with impact factor46
international abstracts336
national abstracts1734

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  • EuroPCR abstract award (Working Group on Interventional Cardiology, Austrian Society of Cardiology, 2018)
  • Abstract in Featured Poster Session (Annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Cardiology, 2018)
  • Study Grant Support for the dissertation (Medical University of Graz, 2016)
  • Poster award (Austrian Society of Hypertension, 2016)
  • Resident’s award (Austrian Medical Council, 2015)
  • Poster award (Austrian Society of Hypertension, 2015)
  • Diploma thesis awards (Scientific Society of Doctors in Styria, 2015)
  • Study Grant support for the thesis (Medical University of Graz, 2013)
  • Abstract selected for the Best Abstract Session (Annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Cardiology, 2012)
  • Merit scholarship (Medical University of Graz, 2011)

Member of Societies

  • Young Electrophysiologists – European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Cardiologists of Tomorrow – Austrian Society of Cardiology
  • Working Group on Electrophysiology – Austrian Society of Cardiology


  • Medicina (2019)
  • Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care (2018)
  • Circulation – Cardiovascular Interventions (2015-2017)
  • Journal of the American Heart Association (2017)
  • PLoS ONE (2017)
  • American Heart Journal (2017)