Dominik Linz

Academic Staff

Dr Dominik Linz is a clinician-scientist who received his PhD from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, in 2013 (Prof. U. Schotten) and completed his Cardiology training in Homburg/Saar, Germany, in 2017 (Prof. M. Böhm). In 2017, he was recruited as an Associate Professor and clinical EP-fellow to Adelaide to initiate and drive a translational research programme focussing on atrial fibrillation and sleep disordered breathing at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide (Prof. P. Sanders). Since 2019, Dr Dominik Linz is a Staff member and consultant clinician at the Haart en Vaatcentrum, Maastricht UMC+.

Over the past years Dr Dominik Linz has developed a National and International reputation in the field of cardiac arrhythmia research. The focus of this work has been to understand the pathophysiology and mechanisms underlying atrial arrhythmias and the development of treatment approaches. This research has broadly included: (i) Work describing sleep apnoea associated electrophysiological changes in the atria increasing atrial fibrillation susceptibility. (ii) Description of antiarrhythmic effects of autonomic modulation by renal sympathetic denervation under different pathophysiological conditions. (iii) Work describing the role of the lysosomal carboxypeptidase cathepsin A in the development of an atrial arrhythmogenic substrates. Ongoing research is mainly focused on risk factor modification and preventive interventions for AF.

Department of Cardiology


  • 2021
    • Mueller, P., Weijs, B., Bemelmans, N. M. A. A., Muegge, A., Eckardt, L., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Bax, J. J., Linz, D., & den Uijl, D. W. (2021). Echocardiography-derived total atrial conduction time (PA-TDI duration): risk stratification and guidance in atrial fibrillation management. Clinical research in cardiology, 110(11), 1734-1742.
    • Starczynski, M., Krzowski, B., Gawalko, M., Linz-, D., & Lodzinski, P. (2021). Impact of photoplethysmography on therapeutic decisions in atrial fibrillation. Kardiologia Polska, 79(10), 1155-1156.
    • Elliott, A. D., Middeldorp, M. E., & Linz, D. K. (2021). The ins and outs of physical activity monitoring: implications for atrial fibrillation management. European Heart Journal, 42(38), 3989-3991.
    • Hermans, A. N. L., Pluymaekers, N. A. H. A., Lankveld, T. A. R., van Mourik, M. J. W., Zeemering, S., Dinh, T., den Uijl, D. W., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Vernooy, K., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Schotten, U., & Linz, D. (2021). Clinical utility of rhythm control by electrical cardioversion to assess the association between self-reported symptoms and rhythm status in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. IJC Heart and Vasculature, 36, [100870].
    • Chaldoupi, S. M., Luermans, J., Vernooy, K., & Linz, D. (2021). High-power short-duration ablation: The new standard for pulmonary vein isolation?IJC Heart and Vasculature, 36, [100865].
    • Desteghe, L., Hendriks, J. M. L., Heidbuchel, H., Potpara, T. S., Lee, G. A., & Linz, D. (2021). Obstructive sleep apnoea testing and management in atrial fibrillation patients: a joint survey by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professions (ACNAP). EP Europace, 23(10), 1677-1684.
    • Hermans, A. N. L., Gawalko, M., Dohmen, L., van der Velden, R. M. J., Betz, K., Duncker, D., Verhaert, D. V. M., Heidbuchel, H., Svennberg, E., Neubeck, L., Eckstein, J., Lane, D. A., Lip, G. Y. H., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Sanders, P., Hendriks, J. M., Pluymaekers, N. A. H. A., & Linz, D. (2021). Mobile health solutions for atrial fibrillation detection and management: a systematic review. Clinical research in cardiology.
    • Gruwez, H., Evens, S., Proesmans, T., Duncker, D., Linz, D., Heidbuchel, H., Manninger, M., Vandervoort, P., Haemers, P., & Pison, L. (2021). Accuracy of Physicians Interpreting Photoplethysmography and Electrocardiography Tracings to Detect Atrial Fibrillation: INTERPRET-AF. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 8, [734737].
    • Fox, H., Arzt, M., Bergmann, M. W., Bitter, T., Linz, D., Oldenburg, O., Penzel, T., Rillig, A., Schobel, C., Sinha, A. M., Sommer, P., Spiesshofer, J., Stadler, S., & Skobel, C. E. (2021). Positionspapier „Schlafmedizin in der Kardiologie“, Update 2021. Der Kardiologe, 15(5), 429-461.
    • Cowie, M. R., Linz, D., Redline, S., Somers, V. K., & Simonds, A. K. (2021). Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 78(6), 608-624.