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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.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Molecular imaging of active coronary micro-calcification with <sup>18</sup>F-NaF and PET: emergence of a new biomarker of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque?
Schindler TH, Varney B, Jain S
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020 Mar 17; 2047487320912627. doi: 10.1177/2047487320912627.

PMID:
    32183559
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Emergence of endocardium/epicardium flow gradient as novel risk biomarker in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Schindler TH, Valenta I, Jain S
Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020 Feb; 26100467. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100467.

PMID:
    32142065
    [PubMed]
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A Genetic Polymorphism in the <i>Pannexin1</i> Gene Predisposes for The Development of Endothelial Dysfunction with Increasing BMI.
Molica F, Quercioli A, Montecucco F, Schindler TH, Kwak BR, Morel S
Biomolecules. 2020 Jan 31; 10(2)pii: E208. doi: 10.3390/biom10020208.

PMID:
    32023876
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cardiac PET/CT-Determined Amyloid Light Chain Depositions: A New Risk Biomarker?
Schindler TH, Gropler RJ, Lenihan DJ
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Feb 4; 75(4)391-394. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.11.038.

PMID:
    32000950
    [PubMed - in process]
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<sup>123</sup>I-MIBG cardiac sympathetic imaging provides further insight into cardiorenal interactions in systolic heart failure patients.
Schindler TH, Jain S
J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Dec 24; doi: 10.1007/s12350-019-01993-5.

PMID:
    31875284
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Alcohol Binge-Induced Cardiovascular Dysfunction Involves Endocannabinoid-CB1-R Signaling.
Paloczi J, Matyas C, Cinar R, Varga ZV, Hasko G, Schindler TH, Kunos G, Pacher P
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Sep; 4(5)625-637. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2019.05.007.

PMID:
    31768478
    [PubMed]
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PET/CMR: One More Step Toward Noninvasive Morphofunctional Diagnosis of Cardiac Malignancies.
El Ghannudi S, Germain P, Averous G, Gangi A, Schindler TH, Imperiale A
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Oct 11; pii: S1936-878X(19)30853-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.09.002.

PMID:
    31607659
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Relationship between HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity, Calcium Coronary Artery Content, and Antibodies against ApolipoproteinA-1 in Obese and Healthy Subjects.
Vuilleumier N, Pagano S, Montecucco F, Quercioli A, Schindler TH, Mach F, Cipollari E, Ronda N, Favari E
J Clin Med. 2019 Aug 15; 8(8)pii: E1225. doi: 10.3390/jcm8081225.

PMID:
    31443207
    [PubMed]
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Cardiac metastasis from medullary thyroid carcinoma: insights from multimodal molecular imaging and magnetic resonance imaging.
El Ghannudi S, Germain P, Schneegans O, Schindler TH, Imperiale A
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Feb 1; 21(2)231-232. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jez132.

PMID:
    31397474
    [PubMed - in process]
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Novel Myocardial PET/CT Receptor Imaging and Potential Therapeutic Targets.
Valenta I, Pacher P, Dilsizian V, Schindler TH
Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019 May 18; 21(7)55. doi: 10.1007/s11886-019-1148-2.

PMID:
    31104205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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PET/CT Imaging of Cardiac Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptors in Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Valenta I, Szabo Z, Mathews WB, Abraham TP, Abraham MR, Schindler TH
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Sep; 12(9)1895-1896. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.03.022.

PMID:
    31103588
    [PubMed - in process]
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Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: Clinical Considerations and Noninvasive Diagnosis.
Schindler TH, Dilsizian V
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jan; 13(1 Pt 1)140-155. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.11.036.

PMID:
    30982670
    [PubMed - in process]
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Relative disagreement among different software packages in PET-flow quantitation: An appeal for consistency.
Schindler TH, Valenta I
J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Mar 22; doi: 10.1007/s12350-019-01633-y.

PMID:
    30903607
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Epicardial adipose tissue: A new cardiovascular risk marker?
Schindler TH
Int J Cardiol. 2019 Mar 1; 278263-264. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.12.028.

PMID:
    30573282
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Revival of an old stressor: Dobutamine-stimulation for PET myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with end-stage liver disease?
Schindler TH, Leucker T
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Dec 4; doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-01543-5.

PMID:
    30515744
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Higher incidence of vasodilator-induced left ventricular cavity dilation by PET when compared to treadmill exercise-ECHO in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Lu DY, Yalçin H, Sivalokanathan S, Greenland GV, Vasquez N, Yalçin F, Zhao M, Valenta I, Ganz P, Pampaloni MH, Zimmerman S, Schindler TH, Abraham TP, Abraham MR
J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Nov 19; doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-01521-x.

PMID:
    30456498
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Dec; 25(6)2189-2190. doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-1259-y.

PMID:
    29637524
    [PubMed]
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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.