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Thomas H. Schindler, MD

Associate Professor, Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine

Specialty Areas

Radiology
Nuclear Radiology
Cardiothoracic Imaging
PET Imaging

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Languages

German
French

Areas of Clinical Interest

PET and SPECT in cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiac viability, myocarditis, vascular Inflammation, chest pain, microvascular angina,  heart failure, cardiac sarcoidosis, syndrome X, microvascular dysfunction.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Education

Education

Fellowship, Nuclear Cardiology and PET: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2006
Fellowship, Cardiovascular: University Hospitals of Basel, Basel, Switzerland 2002
Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Freiburg, Freibrug, Germany 2000
Residency, Pathology: Saint Vincentius Hospital, Karlsruhe, Germany 1996
Medical Degree: University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany 1995

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: A Preferred Risk Marker in Obesity?
Schindler TH
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 14; 72(7)718-720. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.05.050.

PMID:
    30092947
    [PubMed - in process]
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PCSK-9: Entering a new era of cardiovascular risk prediction.
Schindler TH, Leucker TM
Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 15; 263152-153. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.03.138.

PMID:
    29754911
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stress Myocardial Blood Flow Heterogeneity Is a Positron Emission Tomography Biomarker of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Lu DY, Yalçin H, Yalçin F, Zhao M, Sivalokanathan S, Valenta I, Tahari A, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Schindler TH, Abraham MR
Am J Cardiol. 2018 May 1; 121(9)1081-1089. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.01.022.

PMID:
    29678336
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Apr 10; doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-1259-y.

PMID:
    29637524
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Correction to: Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Abraham MR
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb 8; doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-1228-5.

PMID:
    29423907
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Feasibility Evaluation of Myocardial Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptor Imaging in Obesity: A Translational Approach.
Valenta I, Varga ZV, Valentine H, Cinar R, Horti A, Mathews WB, Dannals RF, Steele K, Kunos G, Wahl RL, Pomper MG, Wong DF, Pacher P, Schindler TH
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Feb; 11(2 Pt 2)320-332. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.11.019.

PMID:
    29413441
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of two software systems for quantification of myocardial blood flow in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Yalcin H, Valenta I, Zhao M, Tahari A, Lu DY, Higuchi T, Yalcin F, Kucukler N, Soleimanifard Y, Zhou Y, Pomper MG, Abraham TP, Tsui B, Lodge MA, Schindler TH, Roselle Abraham M
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Jan 22; doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1155-x.

PMID:
    29359273
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Role of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in octogenarians: Time for reappraisal?
Schindler TH
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Aug; 25(4)1350-1352. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1162-y.

PMID:
    29340990
    [PubMed - in process]
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Isolated cardiac sarcoidosis - A rare disease entity?
Schindler TH, Valenta I
Int J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 15; 253194-195. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.11.005.

PMID:
    29306463
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb; 25(1)269-297. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1110-x.

PMID:
    29243073
    [PubMed - in process]
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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, SNMMI Cardiovascular Council Board of Directors., ASNC Board of Directors.
J Nucl Med. 2018 Feb; 59(2)273-293. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.201368.

PMID:
    29242396
    [PubMed - in process]
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Psoriasis-Related Visceral Adiposity and Arterial Inflammation: A New Adiposity Disease Entity?
Schindler TH, Pacher P
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Feb; 11(2 Pt 2)358-360. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.09.004.

PMID:
    29055627
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cardiovascular effects of marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Pacher P, Steffens S, Haskó G, Schindler TH, Kunos G
Nat Rev Cardiol. 2018 Mar; 15(3)151-166. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2017.130.

PMID:
    28905873
    [PubMed - in process]
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Joint SNMMI-ASNC expert consensus document on the role of <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT in cardiac sarcoid detection and therapy monitoring.
Chareonthaitawee P, Beanlands RS, Chen W, Dorbala S, Miller EJ, Murthy VL, Birnie DH, Chen ES, Cooper LT, Tung RH, White ES, Borges-Neto S, Di Carli MF, Gropler RJ, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Blankstein R
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Oct; 24(5)1741-1758. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-0978-9.

PMID:
    28770463
    [PubMed - in process]
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Joint SNMMI-ASNC Expert Consensus Document on the Role of <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT in Cardiac Sarcoid Detection and Therapy Monitoring.
Chareonthaitawee P, Beanlands RS, Chen W, Dorbala S, Miller EJ, Murthy VL, Birnie DH, Chen ES, Cooper LT, Tung RH, White ES, Borges-Neto S, Di Carli MF, Gropler RJ, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Blankstein R, NAME OF COLLAB GROUP.
J Nucl Med. 2017 Aug; 58(8)1341-1353. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.196287.

PMID:
    28765228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Emergence of Integrated Cardiac Magnetic Resonance/Positron Emission Tomography Imaging as the Preferred Imaging Modality in Cardiac Sarcoidosis.
Schindler TH
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jan; 11(1)108-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.02.022.

PMID:
    28624409
    [PubMed - in process]
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Another potential step to improve prosthetic heart valve endocarditis imaging with <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT.
Schindler TH
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jun 5; doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-0935-7.

PMID:
    28585029
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Myocardial Blood Flow and Inflammatory Cardiac Sarcoidosis.
Kruse MJ, Kovell L, Kasper EK, Pomper MG, Moller DR, Solnes L, Chen ES, Schindler TH
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb; 10(2)157-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.09.023.

PMID:
    28109920
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Plasma palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) as a potential biomarker for impaired coronary function.
Quercioli A, Carbone F, Bonaventura A, Liberale L, Pataky Z, Thomas A, Lenglet S, Lauer E, Golay A, Dallegri F, Di Marzo V, Schindler TH, Montecucco F
Int J Cardiol. 2017 Mar 15; 2311-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.12.023.

PMID:
    27989579
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Diffuse Subendocardial Hypoperfusion on Left Ventricular Cavity Size by <sup>13</sup>N-Ammonia Perfusion PET in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Yalçin H, Valenta I, Yalçin F, Corona-Villalobos C, Vasquez N, Ra J, Kucukler N, Tahari A, Pozios I, Zhou Y, Pomper M, Abraham TP, Schindler TH, Abraham MR
Am J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 15; 118(12)1908-1915. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.085.

PMID:
    27771003
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Coronary circulatory dysfunction, cardiac sarcoidosis, endocannabinoid system in obesity, myocardial cannabinoid type 1 receptor, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, myocardial angiotensin II type 1 receptor, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.