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Joseph E. Schwartz

Director, Transfusion Medicine, Hemotherapy and Celullar Therapy

Columbia University

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Columbia University

161 Fort Washington Avenue

New York City, New York,10032

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Member, Department of Psychiatry

State University of New York at Stony Brook


Professor, Psychiatry

SUNY-Stony Brook


Director, Transfusion Medicine

New York Presbyterian Hosp./Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.


Assistant Director, Mobile Apheresis Service

New York Blood Center Inc


Affiliations

American Society for Apheresis

Board Member


University of Pennsylvania

Treasurer


University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Treasurer


Education

MPH


PhD


Web References(44 Total References)


2009 AABB Audioconferences

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Director/Moderator: Joseph Schwartz, MD, Director, Hemotherapy and Cellular Therapy Division of Transfusion Medicine,


2009 AABB Audioconferences

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Director/Moderator: Joseph Schwartz, MD, Director, Hemotherapy and Cellular Therapy Division of Transfusion Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center


Futurity.org | www.jeffkendall.org

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"These findings debunk the widely held belief that ambulatory blood pressure is usually lower than clinic blood pressure," says lead author Joseph E. Schwartz, professor of psychiatry and sociology at Stony Brook University and lecturer at Columbia University.
"It is important for healthcare providers to know that there is a systematic tendency for ambulatory blood pressure to exceed clinic blood pressure in healthy, untreated individuals evaluated for hypertension during well-patient visits," says Schwartz.


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Joseph Schwartz, right, with a collaborator, Daichi Shimbo, the director of the Translational Lab at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center, in front of a poster they presented at an annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in New York City in 2013.Photo by John Booth, III
That's the finding in a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology led by Joseph Schwartz, a professor of psychiatry and sociology at Stony Brook University and a lecturer of medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center. Schwartz said his research suggests that some people may need closer monitoring to pick up the kinds of warning signs that might lead to serious conditions. "The literature clearly shows that those with masked hypertension are more likely to have subclinical disease and are at an increased risk of a future heart attack or stroke," Schwartz explained in an email. Tyla Yurgel, Schwartz's lab manager from 2005 to 2016 who is now working in the Department of Psychiatry, wears the ambulatory blood pressure cuff that was a part of the study. Schwartz and his colleagues measured ambulatory blood pressure, in which test subjects wore a device that records blood pressure about every half hour, collecting a set of readings as a person goes about the ordinary tasks involved in his or her life. Through this reading, he was able, with some statistical monitoring, to determine that about 17 million Americans have masked hypertension, a term he coined in 2002. Schwartz, who started studying ambulatory blood pressure in the late 1980s, has been actively exploring masked hypertension for over a decade. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is more effective at predicting subclinical disease such as left ventricular hypertrophy and the risk of future cardiovascular events, said Schwartz. "There was some rapidly growing evidence it was a better predictor of who would have a heart attack or stroke than in the clinic, even when the blood pressure in the clinic was properly measured," he said. To be sure, the expense of 24-hour monitoring of ambulatory blood pressure for everyone is unwieldy and unrealistic, Schwartz said. The list price for having an ambulatory blood pressure recording is $200 to $400, he said. Wearing the device is also a nuisance, which most people wouldn't accept unless it was likely to be clinically useful or, as he suggested, they were paid as a research participant. Schwartz said he used a model similar to one an economist might employ. Economists, he said, develop simulation models all the time. He said over 900 people visited the clinic three times as a part of the study. "You don't have that far to go to cross that boundary," Schwartz said. After analyzing the information, he came up with a rate of about 12.3 percent for masked hypertension of those with a normal clinic blood pressure. "They are excellent," said White, who has known Schwartz for about a decade. Schwartz himself has a family history that includes cardiovascular challenges. Joseph Schwartz


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Director/Moderator: Joseph (Yossi) Schwartz, MD, MPH, Director, Transfusion Medicine & Cellular Therapy, Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


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