Peter J. Schwartz MDHead, Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin, and Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy; Professor of Cardiology, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Chair of Sudden Death, Department of Family and Community Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Peter J. Schwartz is the Head of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano in Milan, Italy. He is Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, and Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a member of the Board of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa of the University of Capetown, South Africa, and Chair of Sudden Death, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Schwartz’s main area of research is the pathophysiology, risk stratification, therapeutic approaches, and genetic mechanisms of sudden cardiac death. He is particularly involved in the study of the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and life-threatening arrhythmias.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Effectiveness of ICDs to Reduce Mortality in Patients With Long QT Syndrome
- Echocardiography-Guided Risk Stratification for Long QT Syndrome
- Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias
- Sympathetic Denervation for Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
- A Little Common Sense in Choice of Beta Blockers in Long QT Syndrome
- Beta Blockers Show Varying Efficacy in Long QT Syndrome
- My Approach to the Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
- Genetic Characteristics of Long QT Syndrome Patients Diagnosed by School-Based Screening