Dr. med. Jan Novak


Facharzt FMH Allgemeine Innere Medizin
Facharzt FMH Kardiologie

Work experience

since 2015 Head of Cardiology, Head of Electrophysiology, Solothurn Hospitals AG
since 2014 Affiliated physician electrophysiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel
2014-2015 Senior Physician Electrophysiology, Solothurn Hospitals AG
2013-2014 EP Fellowship, The Heart Hospital, UCLH, London UK
2013 EHRA Certification "Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology"
2012 Assistenzarzt Kardiologie, Schwerpunkt EP, Insel/Sonnenhof
2011 Oberarzt Kardiologie, Bürgerspital Solothurn
2009-2010 Assistant doctor cardiology, Inselspital Bern
2008 Deputy Senior Physician Medicine, Solothurn Community Hospital
2006-2008 Assistant physician for internal medicine, Bürgerspital Solothurn
2005-2006 Assistant physician heart surgery, Inselspital Bern


2013 EHRA Certification "Cardiac Pacing and ICDs"
2012 Specialist FMH Cardiology
2011 Specialist FMH general internal medicine
2004 Federal Exam, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Association of Senior Hospital Doctors in Switzerland (VLSS)
  • Swiss Association of Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
  • Swiss Society of Cardiology (SGK)
  • Pacemaker and Electrophysiology Research Group of the SGK
  • European Heart Rhythm Association (European Society of Cardiology)

Focus and interests
Electrophysiology, especially catheter ablation, pacemakers and ICD/CRT therapy, congenital arrhythmias (e.g. Brugada Syndrome, Long QT Syndrome etc.) and sudden cardiac death

Certificates and certificates of competence
06/2008 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course (ACLS)


Validity of EUROSCORE in young patients? (2006, Universität Bern)

Prevention of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm, Savolainen H, Novak J, Dick F, Widmer MK, Carrel T, Schmidli J, Meier B, Scand
J Surgery, 2010;99(4):217-20

Aktueller Stellenwert: Vorhofflimmern und Ablation, Delacrétaz E, Novak J, info@herz+gefäss 06/2012

Treatment of Electrical Storm with Amiodarone in Brugada Syndrome- an Unexpected Protective Effect, Novak J, Lambiase
PD, J Genet Syndr Gene Ther 4: 176, 2013

Acute respiratory distress syndrome following straightforward pulmonary vein isolation, Novak J; Segal O Europace 2013;
doi: 10.1093/europace/eut287

Repetitive narrow and broad beats causing mild LV impairment: what is the mechanism?, Novak J, Sepahpour A, Segal OR,
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Nov;37(11):1565-7. doi: 10.1111/pace.12436

A rare presentation of a rare complication of ruptured AAA … how cardiology comes into play, K Mülchi, J Novak, G Hellige,
M K Widmer, Rolf Vogel, Cardiovascular Medicine 2014;17(7–8):232–235

Short-term high altitude exposure at 3454 m is well tolerated in patients with stable heart failure, Schmid JP, Nobel D,
Brugger N, Novak J, Palau P, Trepp A, Wilhelm M, Saner H, Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Feb;17(2):182-6. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.227.
Epub 2015 Jan 19

Transvenous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies,
Providência R, Kramer DB, Pimenta D, Babu GG, Hatfield LA, Ioannou A, Novak J, Hauser RG, Lambiase P, J Am Heart Assoc.
2015 Oct 30;4(11). pii: e002418. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002418.

Topsy-turvy ventricular tachycardia, F Moccettia, J Novak, A Mühl, M Kühne, Cardiovascular Medicine 2016;19(4):132–133

Entrapment of a diagnostic catheter in a novel multipolar basket catheter (Orion™) during right atrial mapping, Knecht S,
Novak J, Kühne M, Europace. 2016 May 18. pii: euw114

Electrocardiographic differentiation of idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract ectopy from early arrhythmogenic right
ventricular cardiomyopathy
, Novak J, Zorzi A, Castelletti S, Pantasis A, Rigato I, Corrado D, Mckenna W, Lambiase PD,
Europace. 2016 Jun 23. pii: euw018

Was ist Ihre Diagnose? Herzrasen, L Glutz von Blotzheim, R Vogel, J Novak, DOI: 10.4414/smf.2017.02951, Schweiz Med
Forum 2017;17(1516):356-360

Design of the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study (Swiss-AF): structural brain damage and cognitive decline among patients
with atrial fibrillation
, D Conen, N Rodondi, A Mueller, J Beer, A Auricchio, P Ammann, D Hayoz, R Kobza, G Moschovitis, D
Shah, J Schlaepfer, J Novak, M Valentino, P Erne, C Sticherling, L Bonati, G Ehret, L Roten, U Fischer, A Monsch, C Stippich, J
Wuerfel, M Schwenkglenks, M Kuehne, S Osswald, DOI: 10.4414/smw.2017.14467, Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14467

Positional pseudo-alternating bundle-branch-block on implantable loop recorder electrogram. Perrin T, Kühne M, Novak J.
Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2018 Sep 28. pii: S0972-6292(18)30160-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ipej.2018.09.001

Relationships of Overt and Silent Brain Lesions With Cognitive Function in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, Conen D, Rodondi
N, Müller A, Beer JH, Ammann P, Moschovitis G, Auricchio A, Hayoz D, Kobza R, Shah D, Novak J, Schläpfer J, Di Valentino
M, Aeschbacher S, Blum S, Meyre P, Sticherling C, Bonati LH, Ehret G, Moutzouri E, Fischer U, Monsch AU, Stippich C,
Wuerfel J, Sinnecker T, Coslovsky M, Schwenkglenks M, Kühne M, Osswald S; Swiss-AF Study Investigators, J Am Coll
Cardiol. 2019 Mar 12;73(9):989-999. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.12.039.

Poster presentations/lectures:
Differential diagnosis between early/minor arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and idiopathic right-ventricular
outflow tract tachycardia based on ectopic beats QRS morphology
, A Zorzi, J Novak, S Castelletti, A Pantazis, D Corrado W
McKenna, P Lambiase, ESC 2014

X-ray free implantation of a permanent pacemaker during pregancy using a 3d electro-anatomic mapping system, A Mühl*,
T Reichlin, B Schaer, S Knecht, C Ramazzina, J Novak, S Osswald, C Sticherling, Kühne, SGK 2015, Best Abstract “Clinical

Symptoms and Health Perception in Atrial Fibrillation Patients from the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study (Swiss-AF), S
Aeschbacher, A Reusser, D Shah, G Moschovitis, R Kobza, P Erne, J Novak, N Arenja, S Osswald, Laurent Roten, P Ammann, J
Schläpfer, M Schwenkglenks, A Auricchio, D Conen on behalf of the Swiss-AF cohort investigators, Congress of the
European Society of Cardiology 2017, Barcelona

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing ablation for typical atrial flutter in Switzerland, J Novak, N Pavlovic, P
Ammann, D Altmann, M Kühne, T Reichlin, S Knecht, C Sticherling, SGK 2018

Relationship between structural brain damage and cognitive function in patients with atrial fibrillation, S Aeschbacher, D
Conen, N Rodondi, J H Beer, A Auricchio, D Hayoz, D Shah, J Novak, M Di Valentino, E Moutzouri, A U Monsch, C Stippich, J
Würfel, M Kühne, S Osswald on behalf of the Swiss-AF investigators, Congress of the European Society of Cardiology 2018,

Dr. med. Jan Novak neu in der Privatklinik Obach
Mit neuen Fachärzten baut die Privatklinik Obach ihre medizinische Kompetenz laufend aus. Neu ist der Kardiologie Dr. med. Jan Novak für die Solothurner Privatklinik tätig.

Dr. med. Jan Novak neu in der Privatklinik Obach
Mit neuen Fachärzten baut die Privatklinik Obach ihre medizinische Kompetenz laufend aus. Neu ist der Kardiologie Dr. med. Jan Novak für die Solothurner Privatklinik tätig.