Prof. Ernst Ruediger von Schwar

Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA



1989 M.D., Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

1987 Ph.D., University of Vienna, Austria

Publications (Selected)

  1. Uretsky BF, Birnbaum Y, Osman A, Gupta R, Paniagua O, Chamoun A, Pohwani A, Lui C, Lev E, McGehee T, Kumar D, Akhtar A, Anzuini A, Schwarz ER, Wang FW. Distal myocardial protection with intracoronary beta blocker when added to a Gp IIb/IIIa platelet receptor blocker during percutaneous coronary intervention improves clinical outcome. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2008; 72: 488-97.
  2. Schwarz ER, Shen BJ. Sexual dysfunction in cardiac rehabilitation patients is much more than simply an epiphenomenon and needs more study. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2008; 61: 907-10.
  3. Simsir SA, Fontana GP, Czer LS, Schwarz ER. Heart allograft transplanted twice. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008; 34: 918-9.
  4. Wertman BM, Gura V, Schwarz ER. Ultrafiltration for the management of acute decompensated heart failure. J Card Fail 2008; 14: 754-9.
  5. Schwarz ER. Gupta R, vom Dahl J, Minartz J, Klues HG, Uretsky BF. Myocardial bridging in absence of coronary artery disease: proposal of a new classification based on clinical-angiographic data and long-term follow-up. Cardiology. 2009; 112: 13-21.
  6. Tehrani F, Phan A, Chien CV, Morrissey RP, Rafique AM, Schwarz ER. Value of medical therapy in patients >80 years of age with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol 2009; 103: 829-33. Erratum in: Am J Cardiol 2009; 104: 744.
  7. Dhesi P, Tehrani F, Fuess J, Schwarz ER. How does the heart (not) die? The role of autophagy in cardiomyocyte homeostasis and cell death. Heart Fail Rev 2009 Feb 25.
  8. DomaniskiD, Rosanio S, Schwarz ER. Improved erectile function after cardiac resynchronization therapy in a patient with heart failure – a case report. J Sex Med 2009 J Sex Med. 2009 Oct; 6(10): 2910-4.
  9. Tehrani F, Phan A, Morrissey R, Chien C, Rafique A, Schwarz ER. The prognostic vlaue of anemia in patients with diastolic heart failure. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2009 Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(3): 220-5.
  10. TehraniF, Morrisey R, Phan A, Chien C, Schwarz ER. Statin therapy in patients with diastolic heart failure. Clinical Cardiology 2009.
  11. KunjuSU, Badarudeen S, Schwarz ER. Impact of obesity in patients with congestive heart failure. Rev Cardiovasc Med 2009 Summer; 10: 142-51.
  12. Simsir SA, Schwarz ER, Czer LS, Hamburg SI. Heart transplantation using bivalirudin as anticoagulant.Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct 1.
  13. Schwarz ER, Rosanio S. Religion and the Catholic Church's View on (Heart) Transplantation: A Recent Statement of Pope Benedict XVI and its Practical Impact. J Relig Health 2009 Sep 26.
  14. DomanskiD, Schwarz ER. Clinical Review: Is the Perioperative Use of {beta}-Blockers Still Recommended? A Critical Review of Recent Controversies. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2009; 14: 258-68.
  15. Fieno DS, Czer LS, Schwarz ER, Simsir S.Left ventricular assist device placement in a patient with end-stage heart failure and human immunodeficiency virus. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2009; 9: 919-20. Epub 2009 Aug 25.
  16. Unes Kunju S, Naim HJ, Czer L, Simsir, S, Schwarz ER. Acute cellular transplant rejection following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in a morbidly obese patient post heart transplantation. Acute cellular transplant rejection following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in a morbidly obese patient post heart transplantation. Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2009 Nov 11.
  17. ThompsonKA, Philip KJ, Simsir S, Schwarz ERThe New Concept of "Interventional Heart Failure Therapy": Part 2--Inotropes, Valvular Disease, Pumps, and Transplantation. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Jul 1.
  18. MorrisseyRP, Philip KJ, Schwarz ER. Reconciling Q waves and late gadolinium enhancement with no angiographic evidence of coronary disease: cardiac sarcoidosis presenting as decompensated heart failure. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2010 May-Jun; 21(3): 158-63.
  19. Schwarz ER, Czer LS, Simsir SA, Kass RM, Trento A. Amiodarone-induced QT prolongation in a newly transplanted heart associated with recurrent ventricular fibrillation. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2): 109-12.
  20. Phan A, Ishak WW, Shen BJ, Fuess J, Philip K, Bresee C, Czer L, Schwarz ER Persistent Sexual Dysfunction Impairs Quality of Life after Cardiac Transplantation. J Sex Med. 2010 May 19.
  21. Agarwal M, Naghi J, Philip K, Phan A, Willix RD Jr, Schwarz ER. Growth hormone and testosterone in heart failure therapy. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2010 Aug; 11(11): 1835-44.
  22. Falk JA, Philip KJ, Schwarz ER.The emergence of oral tadalafil as a once-daily treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2010 May 6; 6: 273-80.
  23. ThompsonKA, Philip KJ, Barbagelata A, Schwarz ER. Review article: the new concept of interventional heart failure therapy--part 1: electrical therapy, treatment of CAD, fluid removal, and ventricular support. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Jun; 15(2): 102-11.
  24. Schwarz ER, Philip KJ, Simsir SA, Czer L, Trento A, Finder SG, Cleenewerck LA. Maximal care considerations when treating patients with end-stage heart failure: ethical and procedural quandaries in management of the very sick. J Relig Health. 2010 Feb 27.
  25. TehraniF, Morrissey R, Phan A, Chien C, Schwarz ER. Statin therapy in patients with diastolic heart failure. Clin Cardiol. 2010 Apr; 33(4): E1-5.

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