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Ronald G. Schwartz, M.D., M.S.

Ronald G. Schwartz, M.D., M.S.

Cardiology

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Paul N. Yu Heart Center

601 Elmwood Avenue, Ground Floor
Rochester, NY 14626

About Me

Dr. Ronald Schwartz is an Attending Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Imaging Sciences. He serves as Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET CT at URMC. Dr. Schwartz is an active clinical cardiologist with expertise in cardiac imaging and special interests in nutrition, lip...
Dr. Ronald Schwartz is an Attending Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Imaging Sciences. He serves as Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET CT at URMC. Dr. Schwartz is an active clinical cardiologist with expertise in cardiac imaging and special interests in nutrition, lipid management and preventive cardiology. Dr. Schwartz takes care of patients with cardiovascular diseases who are outpatients and those admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schwartz serves as the director of the Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine Training Program. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine.

Professional Background

Dr. Schwartz completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. He earned the MS Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, and performed his Masters thesis research on diet and heart disease at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His residency training in internal...
Dr. Schwartz completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. He earned the MS Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, and performed his Masters thesis research on diet and heart disease at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His residency training in internal medicine was completed at the Hennepin County Medical Center of the University of Minnesota. His cardiology, nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine training were completed at Yale University. He is a Founding Member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is Past President of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. His research interests involve optimizing nutritional, lifestyle and medical treatments of coronary heart disease.

Certified Specialties

Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Nuclear Medicine - American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD)

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine. 1984 - 1985

Fellowship, Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine. 1981 - 1984

Residency, Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center. 1979 - 1981

Internship, Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center. 1978 - 1979

Education

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 1978

MS | Columbia University. 1975

Awards

Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (MASNC).

Founding Member, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Past President, Cardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Distinguished Teacher/Clinician.

Research

• MD with Distinction in Research 1978, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Thesis on diet and heart disease
• MS Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, Masters thesis research on diet and heart disease, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
• Cardiac imaging ...
• MD with Distinction in Research 1978, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Thesis on diet and heart disease
• MS Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, Masters thesis research on diet and heart disease, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
• Cardiac imaging and prognosis
• CZT SPECT and PET myocardial blood flow diagnosis, prognosis and management of ischemic heart disease
• Detection and monitoring of cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis
• Cardio-oncology: Cancer treatment related cardiotoxicity
• Radionuclide detection of sudden cardiac death risk

Publications

Journal Articles

Detection and quantification of myocardial scar and LVEF with high efficiency digital SPECT: The expanding value proposition for clinical cardiology.

Fitch JS, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2023 January 22 Epub 01/22/2023.

Buccal caffeine strips for reversal of adverse symptoms of vasodilator stress.

Elsadany M, Stringer B, Bote J, Abdulla KH, Doran JA, Schwartz RG, Duvall WL

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2022 July 6 Epub 07/06/2022.

LVEF reserve: State of the heart is a matter of time, jeopardy and ischemic memory.

Hannon MV, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2021 January 1 Epub 01/01/2021.

What Is This Image? 2020: Image 1 Result : Differential diagnosis of a photopenic defect.

Sadeghi C, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2020 August 27 (4):1098-1099. Epub 1900 01 01.

Appropriate Use Criteria for PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

Schindler TH, Bateman TM, Berman DS, Chareonthaitawee P, De Blanche LE, Dilsizian V, Dorbala S, Gropler RJ, Shaw L, Soman P, Winchester DE, Verberne H, Ahuja S, Beanlands RS, Di Carli MF, Murthy VL, Ruddy TD, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2020 August 61 (8):1221-1265. Epub 1900 01 01.

ISCHEMIA questions and MITNEC answers: Defining and standardizing clinical ischemic jeopardy with SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.

Armenia EM, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2020 July 1 Epub 07/01/2020.

Health-Status Outcomes with Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary Disease.

Spertus JA, Jones PG, Maron DJ, O'Brien SM, Reynolds HR, Rosenberg Y, Stone GW, Harrell FE, Boden WE, Weintraub WS, Baloch K, Mavromatis K, Diaz A, Gosselin G, Newman JD, Mavromichalis S, Alexander KP, Cohen DJ, Bangalore S, Hochman JS, Mark DB

The New England journal of medicine.. 2020 April 9382 (15):1408-1419. Epub 03/30/2020.

Initial Invasive or Conservative Strategy for Stable Coronary Disease.

Maron DJ, Hochman JS, Reynolds HR, Bangalore S, O'Brien SM, Boden WE, Chaitman BR, Senior R, López-Sendón J, Alexander KP, Lopes RD, Shaw LJ, Berger JS, Newman JD, Sidhu MS, Goodman SG, Ruzyllo W, Gosselin G, Maggioni AP, White HD, Bhargava B, Min JK, Mancini GBJ, Berman DS, Picard MH, Kwong RY, Ali ZA, Mark DB, Spertus JA, Krishnan MN, Elghamaz A, Moorthy N, Hueb WA, Demkow M, Mavromatis K, Bockeria O, Peteiro J, Miller TD, Szwed H, Doerr R, Keltai M, Selvanayagam JB, Steg PG, Held C, Kohsaka S, Mavromichalis S, Kirby R, Jeffries NO, Harrell FE, Rockhold FW, Broderick S, Ferguson TB, Williams DO, Harrington RA, Stone GW, Rosenberg Y,

The New England journal of medicine.. 2020 April 9382 (15):1395-1407. Epub 03/30/2020.

Optimizing cardiac sarcoid imaging with FDG PET: Lessons from studies of physiologic regulation of myocardial fuel substrate utilization.

Schwartz RG, Malhotra S

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2020 April 27 (2):490-493. Epub 09/17/2018.

2020 vision: New insights on hypoxia imaging to assess cardiac and extra-cardiac active inflammatory sarcoidosis.

Schwartz RG, Vidula H

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2020 February 7 Epub 02/07/2020.

Heart Rate Expenditure Correlates with Right Ventricular Function.

Lachant DJ, Light AN, Mackin ML, Schwartz RG, White RJ

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2019 November 4 Epub 11/04/2019.

Aminophylline shortage and current recommendations for reversal of vasodilator stress: An ASNC information statement endorsed by SCMR.

Abidov A, Dilsizian V, Doukky R, Duvall WL, Dyke C, Elliott MD, Hage FG, Henzlova MJ, Johnson NP, Schwartz RG, Thomas GS, Einstein AJ

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2019 June 26 (3):1007-1014. Epub 12/20/2018.

Expert protocol teams enhance patient centered cardiac testing and care.

Schwartz RG, Sculli L, Reinhardt L, Lacagnina J, Scheg J, Mackin ML

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2019 April 26 (2):541-542. Epub 09/01/2017.

Aminophylline shortage and current recommendations for reversal of vasodilator stress: an ASNC information statement endorsed by SCMR.

Abidov A, Dilsizian V, Doukky R, Duvall WL, Dyke C, Elliott MD, Hage FG, Henzlova MJ, Johnson NP, Schwartz RG, Thomas GS, Einstein AJ

Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.. 2018 December 2020 (1):87. Epub 12/20/2018.

Correction to: Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET: Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council and the ASNC.

Murthy VL, Bateman TM, Beanlands RS, Berman DS, Borges-Neto S, Chareonthaitawee P, Cerqueira MD, deKemp RA, DePuey EG, Dilsizian V, Dorbala S, Ficaro EP, Garcia EV, Gewirtz H, Heller GV, Lewin HC, Malhotra S, Mann A, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Schwartz RG, Slomka PJ, Soman P, Di Carli MF

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2018 December 25 (6):2189-2190. Epub 1900 01 01.

Refining risk in diabetes and CAD with SPECT MPI: New insights and future challenges.

Naqvi SY, Wittlin SD, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2018 February 5 Epub 02/05/2018.

A joint procedural position statement on imaging in cardiac sarcoidosis: from the Cardiovascular and Inflammation & Infection Committees of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Slart RHJA, Glaudemans AWJM, Lancellotti P, Hyafil F, Blankstein R, Schwartz RG, Jaber WA, Russell R, Gimelli A, Rouzet F, Hacker M, Gheysens O, Plein S, Miller EJ, Dorbala S, Donal E

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2018 February 25 (1):298-319. Epub 1900 01 01.

What is this image? 2017: Image 4 result : Improvement of ischemia with statin therapy.

Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2018 February 25 (1):22-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET: Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council and the ASNC.

Murthy VL, Bateman TM, Beanlands RS, Berman DS, Borges-Neto S, Chareonthaitawee P, Cerqueira MD, deKemp RA, DePuey EG, Dilsizian V, Dorbala S, Ficaro EP, Garcia EV, Gewirtz H, Heller GV, Lewin HC, Malhotra S, Mann A, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Schwartz RG, Slomka PJ, Soman P, Di Carli MF

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2018 February 59 (2):273-293. Epub 12/14/2017.

Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET: Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council and the ASNC.

Murthy VL, Bateman TM, Beanlands RS, Berman DS, Borges-Neto S, Chareonthaitawee P, Cerqueira MD, deKemp RA, DePuey EG, Dilsizian V, Dorbala S, Ficaro EP, Garcia EV, Gewirtz H, Heller GV, Lewin HC, Malhotra S, Mann A, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Schwartz RG, Slomka PJ, Soman P, Di Carli MF, Einstein A, Russell R, Corbett JR

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2018 February 25 (1):269-297. Epub 1900 01 01.

Risk of Coronary Events 55 Years after Thymic Irradiation in the Hempelmann Cohort.

Adams MJ, Fisher SG, Lipshultz SE, Shore RE, Constine LS, Stovall M, Dozier A, Thevenet-Morrison K, Block R, Schwartz RG, Pearson TA

Cardio-oncology.. 2018 4 Epub 02/17/2018.

Frequent MUGA testing in a myeloma patient: A case-based ethics discussion.

Bhatti S, Hendel RC, Lopez-Mattei J, Schwartz RG, Raff G, Einstein AJ

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2017 August 24 (4):1350-1354. Epub 06/06/2016.

Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy: Pathophysiology, Identification, Prevention, Treatment, and Future Directions.

Jain D, Russell RR, Schwartz RG, Panjrath GS, Aronow W

Current cardiology reports.. 2017 May 19 (5):36. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cardiovascular risk assessment with regadenoson SPECT MPI in patients with end-stage renal disease is safe, effective, and well tolerated: Does it matter?

Miller EO, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2017 February 24 (1):119-121. Epub 12/01/2015.

Promoting Appropriate Use of Cardiac Imaging: No Longer an Academic Exercise.

Doukky R, Diemer G, Medina A, Winchester D, Murthy V, Phillips LM, Flood K, Giering L, Schwartz RG, Russell R, Wolinsky D.

Ann Intern Med. 2017; 166(6): 438-440.

Quantitative Radionuclide Assessment of Cardiac Dyssynchrony: Breakthrough in Patient Selection for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Refractory Heart Failure?

Miller EO, Malhotra S, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2016 December 57 (12):1840-1842. Epub 10/06/2016.

Can serial changes of diastolic dysfunction signal incremental risk of chemotherapy-induced heart failure missed by the timing of declining LV ejection fraction?

Schwartz RG, Venci N

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2016 August 23 (4):833-6. Epub 07/24/2015.

The role and clinical effectiveness of multimodality imaging in the management of cardiac complications of cancer and cancer therapy.

Russell RR, Alexander J, Jain D, Poornima IG, Srivastava AV, Storozynsky E, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2016 August 23 (4):856-84. Epub 06/01/2016.

Serious and potentially life threatening complications of cardiac stress testing: Physiological mechanisms and management strategies.

Dilsizian V, Gewirtz H, Paivanas N, Kitsiou AN, Hage FG, Crone NE, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2015 December 22 (6):1198-213; quiz 1195-7. Epub 05/15/2015.

Quantitative high-efficiency cadmium-zinc-telluride SPECT with dedicated parallel-hole collimation system in obese patients: results of a multi-center study.

Nakazato R, Slomka PJ, Fish M, Schwartz RG, Hayes SW, Thomson LE, Friedman JD, Lemley M, Mackin ML, Peterson B, Schwartz AM, Doran JA, Germano G, Berman DS

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2015 April 22 (2):266-75. Epub 11/12/2014.

Expert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Lancellotti P, Nkomo VT, Badano LP, Bergler-Klein J, Bergler J, Bogaert J, Davin L, Cosyns B, Coucke P, Dulgheru R, Edvardsen T, Gaemperli O, Galderisi M, Griffin B, Heidenreich PA, Nieman K, Plana JC, Port SC, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Schwartz RG, Sebag IA, Voigt JU, Wann S, Yang PC

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography.. 2013 September 26 (9):1013-32. Epub 1900 01 01.

Expert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Lancellotti P, Nkomo VT, Badano LP, Bergler-Klein J, Bogaert J, Davin L, Cosyns B, Coucke P, Dulgheru R, Edvardsen T, Gaemperli O, Galderisi M, Griffin B, Heidenreich PA, Nieman K, Plana JC, Port SC, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Schwartz RG, Sebag IA, Voigt JU, Wann S, Yang PC

European heart journal. Cardiovascular Imaging.. 2013 August 14 (8):721-40. Epub 1900 01 01.

Traditional and novel methods to assess and prevent chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction noninvasively.

Schwartz RG, Jain D, Storozynsky E

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2013 June 20 (3):443-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cadmium-zinc-telluride SPECT in very morbidly obese patients routinely provides high-diagnostic-quality myocardial perfusion imaging.

Schwartz RG, Wexler O, Peterson B, Schwartz AM, Mis FJ, Mackin M

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2013 April 54 (4):661. Epub 01/31/2013.

Cardiovascular nuclear imaging: balancing proven clinical value and potential radiation risk.

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2011 July 52 (7):1162-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Five-Year Outcomes in High-Risk Participants in the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics (DIAD) Study: A Post-Hoc Analysis.

Bansal S, Wackers FJTh, Inzucchi SE, et al.

Diabetes Care. 2011; 34: 204-209.

Early insights of cardiac risk and treatment response with quantitative PET monitoring of coronary-specific endothelial dysfunction and myocardial perfusion reserve.

Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2010 December 17 (6):985-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Breast Cancer Risk 55+ Years after Irradiation for an Enlarged Thymus and Its Implications for Early Childhood Medical Irradiation Today.

Adams MJ, Dozier A, Shore RE, Lipshultz SE, Schwartz RG, Constine LS, Pearson TA , Stovall M, Winters P, Fisher SG.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010; 19(1): 48-58.

Thyroid Cancer Risk 40+ Years after Irradiation for an Enlarged Thymus: An Update of the Hempelmann Cohort.

Adams MJ, Shore RE, Dozier A, Lipshultz SE, Schwartz RG, Constine LS, Pearson TA, Stovall M, Thevenent-Morrison K, Fisher SG.

Rad Research. 2010; 174: 753–762.

Early identification and monitoring progression of Chagas' cardiomyopathy with SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.

Schwartz RG, Wexler O

JACC. Cardiovascular imaging.. 2009 February 2 (2):173-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of gender on cardiovascular risk stratification with ECG gated SPECT left ventricular volume indices and ejection fraction.

Wexler O, Yoder SR, Elder JL, Mackin ML, Chen L, Mixon L, Schwartz RG.

Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2009; 16: 28-37.

Cardiac outcomes after screening for asymptomatic coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes: The DIAD Study: A randomized controlled trial.

Young LH, Wackers FJTh, Chyun DA et al.

JAMA. 2009; 301: 1547-1555.

Post-infarction risk is higher with low LDL? Pondering global risk, treatment bias and the nature of outcome events.

Wexler O, Schwartz RG

Cardiology journal.. 2009 16 (3):195-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Optimal medical therapy with or without percutaneous intervention to reduce ischemic burden: Results from the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial nuclear substudy.

Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Maron DJ, Mancini GBJ, Hayes SW, Hartigan PM, Weintraub WS, O'Rourke RA, Dada M, Spertus JA, Chaitman BR, Friedman J, Slomka P, Heller GV, Germano G, Gosselin G, Berger P, Kostuk WJ, Schwartz RG, Knudtson M, Veledar E, Bates ER, McCallister B, Teo KK, Boden WE for the COURAGE Investigators.

Circulation. 2008; 117: 1283-1291.

Clinical imaging for prevention: directed strategies for improved detection of presymptomatic patients with undetected atherosclerosis--Part I: Clinical imaging for prevention.

Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Faber TL, Goraya T, Halliburton SS, Hecht H, Kiat H, Koenig W, Malik S, Merhige M, Nasir K, Min JK, O'Keefe J, Polk DM, Raggi P, Rosenblatt JA, Schwartz RG, Taylor AJ, Thomas GS, Wijns W

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2008 15 (1):e6-19. Epub 1900 01 01.

Encouragement to optimize medical therapy for coronary heart disease.

Vorobiof G, Schwartz RG

Cardiology journal.. 2007 14 (3):217-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography in the clinical outcomes utilizing revascularization and aggressive drug evaluation (COURAGE) trial, Veterans Administration Cooperative study no. 424.

Shaw LJ, Heller GV, Casperson P, Miranda-Peats R, Slomka P, Friedman J, Hayes SW, Schwartz RG, Weintraub WS, Maron DJ, Dada M, King S, Teo K, Hartigan P, Boden WE, O'Rourke RA, Berman DS for the COURAGE investigators.

J Nuclear Cardiology. 2006; 13: 685-698.

Monitoring effectiveness of medical therapy in 2006.

Schwartz RG, Kudes MA

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2006 13 (2):184-90. Epub 1900 01 01.

Panel 4: Evidenced Based Strategies for Optimizing Management of Cardiovascular Risk and Therapy. In Cerquiera M, Udelson J, Conference Proceedings: Seventh Nuclear Cardiology Invitational Conference. (Symposium Panel directed by Schwartz RG, July 2004, Park City, Utah.)

Schwartz RG, Greenland P, Berman DS, Shaw LJ, Wilson PWF.

J Nuclear Cardiology. 2005; 12: 480-509.

Detection of Silent Myocardial Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetic

Wackers FJTh, Young LH, Inzucchi SE, Chyun DA, Davey JA, Barrett EJ, Taillefer R, Wittlin SD, Heller GV, Filipchuk N, Engel S, Ratner R, Iskandrian AE, et al.

Diabetes Care. 2004; 27: 1954–1961.

Prospective serial evaluation of myocardial perfusion and lipids during the first six months of pravastatin therapy: coronary artery disease regression single photon emission computed tomography monitoring trial.

Schwartz RG, Pearson TA, Kalaria VG, Mackin ML, Williford DJ, Awasthi A, Shah A, Rains A, Guido JJ

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2003 August 2042 (4):600-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Abnormal heart rate recovery and risk of death.

Yoder S, Schwartz RG

JAMA.. 2001 February 21285 (7):879-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

Beyond the cholesterol profile: monitoring therapeutic effectiveness of statin therapy.

Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2001 8 (4):528-32. Epub 1900 01 01.

Panel VII: Monitoring aggressive therapy for CAD. In Wintergreen Panel Review and Recommendations.

22. Zaret BL, Beller GA, Cerqueira MD, Mahmarian JJ, Borer JS, Botvinick EH, Gibbons R, Maddahi J, Miller DD, Pieri P, Schwartz RG.

Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 1999; 6: 93-155.

Cardiac function, perfusion and morbidity in irradiated long-term survivors of Hodgkin's disease

Constine LS, Schwartz RG, Savage DE, King V, Muhs A.

Int J. Radiation Onc. 1997; 39: 897-906.

Can single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging monitor the potential benefit of aggressive treatment of hyperlipidemia?

Schwartz RG, Pearson TA

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 1997 4 (6):555-68. Epub 1900 01 01.

Symptomatic coronary artery disease after mantle irradiation for Hodgkin's disease.

King V, Constine LS, Clark D, Schwartz RG, Muhs AG, Henzler M, Hutson A, Rubin P

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1996 November 136 (4):881-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Persistent thallium-201 defect: can clinical, electrocardiographic and exercise hemodynamic variables predict defect normalization with reinjection?

Shammas NW, Schwartz RG, Pomerantz RM, Murphy GW, Hall WJ

Cardiology.. 1996 87 (3):235-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Limited usefulness of exercise testing and thallium scintigraphy in evaluation of ambulatory patients several months after recovery from an acute coronary event: implications for management of stable coronary heart disease. Multicenter Myocardial Ischemia Research Group.

Krone RJ, Gregory JJ, Freedland KE, Kleiger RE, Wackers FJ, Bodenheimer MM, Benhorin J, Schwartz RG, Parker JO, Van Voorhees L

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 1994 November 124 (5):1274-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Guidelines for monitoring of anthracycline cardiomyopathy: a rebuttal.

Steinherz LJ, Graham T, Hurwitz R, Sondheimer HM, Schaffer EM, Schwartz RG, Sandor G, Benson L, Williams R

Pediatrics.. 1994 November 94 (5):782-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Prognostic significance of a fixed thallium defect one to six months after onset of acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina. Multicenter Myocardial Ischemia Research Group.

Bodenheimer MM, Wackers FJTh, Schwartz RG, Brown M. et al.

American Journal of Cardiology. 1994; 74(12): 1196-2000.

Infective endocarditis due to Fusobacterium Nucleatum: Case report and review of the literature.

Shammas NW, Murphy GW, Eichelberger J, Klee D, Schwartz RG, Bachman W.

Clin Card. 1993; 16: 72-75.

The persistent thallium-201 defect: Can arteriographic or other clinical variables predict late redistribution?

Chess M, Schwartz RG, Greenspan BS, Cunningham M.

American Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology. 1993; 7: 14-18.

Guidelines for cardiac monitoring of children during and after anthracycline therapy: Report of the Cardiology Committee of the Children's Cancer Study Group.

Steinherz LJ, Graham T, Hurwitz R, Sandor G, Schwartz RG, Shaffer E, Sondheimer H, Williams R.

Pediatrics. 1992; 89: 942-949.

Leucine as a regulator of whole body and skeletal muscle protein metabolism in humans.

Nair KS, Schwartz RG, Welle SL.

American Journal of Physiology. 1992; 263: E928-934.

Reduced metabolic rate during beta adrenergic blockade in humans.

Welle S, Schwartz RG, Statt M.

Metabolism. 1991; 40(6): 619-22.

Radiation effects on left ventricular function and myocardial perfusion in long term survivors of Hodgkin's disease.

Savage DE, Constine LS, Schwartz RG, Rubin P

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1990 September 19 (3):721-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Superiority of visual versus computerized echocardiographic estimation of radionuclide left ventricular ejection fraction.

Amico AF, Lichtenberg GS, Reisner SA, Stone CK, Schwartz RG, Meltzer RS

American heart journal.. 1989 December 118 (6):1259-65. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of chronic diabetes on myocardial fuel metabolism and insulin sensitivity.

Barrett EJ; Schwartz RG; Young LH; Jacob R; Zaret BL..

Diabetes. 1988; 37: 943-948.

Congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction complicating doxorubicin therapy: A seven year experience using serial radionuclide angiocardiography.

Schwartz RG; McKenzie WB; Alexander J; Sager P; D'Souza A; Manatunga A; Schwartz PE; Surkin LA; Setaro J; Wackers FJ Th; Zaret BL.

American J. Med. 1987; 82: 1109-1118.

Dilated cardiomyopathy and cocaine abuse. Report of two cases.

Wiener RS, Lockhart JT, Schwartz RG

The American journal of medicine.. 1986 October 81 (4):699-701. Epub 1900 01 01.

Regulation of myocardial amino acid balance in the conscious dog.

Schwartz RG, Barrett EJ, Francis CK, Jacob R, Zaret BL

The Journal of clinical investigation.. 1985 April 75 (4):1204-11. Epub 1900 01 01.

Regulation by insulin of myocardial glucose and fatty acid metabolism in the conscious dog.

Barrett EJ; Schwartz RG; Francis CK; Zaret BL.

Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1985; 75: 1204-1211.

Evaluation of doxorubicin cardiotoxicity with radionuclide angiography at rest.

Zaret BL; Schwartz PE; Berger HJ; Schwartz RG.

Cancer Treatment Symposia. 1985; 3: 61-66.

Fatty acid saturation in subcutaneous fat of young Americans and Israelis.

Schwartz RG, Horne T, Blondheim SH

Israel journal of medical sciences.. 1979 September 15 (9):778-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Calcification and fibrosis of mitral valves: In vitro ultrasonic studies and clinical correlations.

Schwartz RG; Nanda NC; Gramiak R.

Ultrasound in Medicine. 1978; 4: 55-6.

Books

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, 1st Edition (2022)

Chapter: Patient with Prior Revascularization.

Authors: Small GR, Wilber M, , Brenande J, Schwartz RG, Ruddy TD.

Publisher: Elsevier, Philadelphia 2022

Medical Radiology (2008)

Chapter: Cardiotoxic Effects of Radiation Therapy in Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Breast Cancer Survivors and the Potential Mitigating Effects of Exercise. Medical Radiology, 2008, 103-115.

Authors: Mustian KM; Adams MJ; Schwartz RG; Lipshultz SE; Constine LS.

Publisher: Medical Radiology 2008

Current Cardiology Reports 2006; 8: 139-146. (2006)

Chapter: Noninvasive Monitoring of Medical Therapy. Gerald M. Pohost, MD, Academic Editor, Section: Nuclear Cardiology, Section Editor: Vasken Dilsizian, MD

Authors: Kudes M, Schwartz RG.

Publisher: Current Cardiology Reports 2006

Nuclear Cardiology and Correlative Imaging: A Teaching File (2004)

Chapter: Nuclear Cardiology for Imaging the Effects of Therapy

Authors: Shaw LJ, Heller GV, Schwartz RG; Pereira Neto CC, Ludwig V, Vitola JV, Delbeke D, Berman DS

Publisher: Springer-Verlag 2004

Lipid Letter 2003; 2(3):4-5. (2003)

Chapter: The Metabolic Syndrome: A Quick Primer.

Authors: Schwartz RG

Publisher: Lipid Letter 2003

Cancer Treatment and the Heart (1993)

Chapter: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Induced Myocardial Disease"

Authors: Schwartz RG; Zaret BL.

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 1993

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