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Prof. MD Jan Bělohlávek, PhD., is a graduate of the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. In 2002, he successfully certified in the extension field of cardiology, then in the field of angiology and intensive care medicine. In 2013, he completed his habilitation in the field of Internal Medicine, in 2020 he was appointed professor of internal medicine. In his medical practice, he is a specialist in the field of invasive cardiology

and intensive care.


He currently works as the headmaster and deputy chief II. Internal Clinic of Cardiology and Angiology, 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, he is a member of the Dean's College of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, UK.


In his scientific work, he primarily focuses on critical conditions - cardiac arrest, extracorporeal resuscitation, ECMO reperfusion, cardiogenic shock, mechanical heart support, left ventricular unloading, microcirculation, but he also deals with chronic heart failure and preventive cardiology.

He is the author or co-author of more than 200 professional scientific articles, two monographs and a number of chapters in other monographs (H-index: 36).

Membership in professional societies:

  • Member of the committee of the Czech Cardiology Society

  • Past chairman, member of the committee of the Czech Association of Acute Cardiology CKS

  • Member of the committee of the Czech Society of Intensive Care Medicine

  • Past president, committee member of the European Society for Extracorporeal Circulation, EuroELSO

  • Chairman of the Working Group for Extracorporeal Resuscitation, EuroELSO

Recent publications:

  • Bělohlávek J., Yannopoulos D., Smalcova J., Rob D., Bartos J., Huptych M., Kavalkova P., Kalra R., Grunau B., Taccone FS., Aufderheide TP. Intraarrest transport, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and early invasive management in refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: an individual patient data pooled analysis of two randomized trials. EClinicalMedicine. 2023 May 5; 59:101988. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm IF: 15 Q1/D1

  • Bělohlávek J., Smalcova J., Rob D. et al. for the Prague OHCA Study Group. Effect of Intra-arrest Transport, Extracorporeal

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Immediate Invasive Assessment and Treatment on Functional Neurological Outcome in Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial. PIT. 2022;327(8):737-747. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.1025 IF: 157 Q1/D1

  • Ostadal P., Rokyta R., Karasek J., Kruger A., Vondrakova D., Janotka M., Naar J., Smalcova J., Hubatova M., Hromadka M., Volovar S., Seyfrydova M., Jarkovsky J., Svoboda M., Linhart A., Bělohlávek J.; ECMO-CS Investigators. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Therapy of Cardiogenic Shock: Results of the ECMO-CS Randomized Clinical Trial. Circulation. 2023 Feb 7;147(6):454-464. IF: 40 Q1/D1

  • Rob, D., Smalcova, J., Smid, O...Belohlavek J. et al. Extracorporeal versus conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory OHCA: a secondary analysis of the Prague OHCA trial. Crit Care 26, 330 (2022). IF: 18 Q1/D1

  • Lorusso R., De Piero ME, Mariani S., ...Belohlavek J. et al.; EuroECMO-COVID Study Group. Lancet Respir Med. 2023 Feb;11(2):151-162. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00403-9. Epub 2022 Nov 16. IF: 102 Q1/D1P


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