Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular MedicineDepartment of Medicine
Dr. Tischler's research has focused on the natural history and pathophysiology of mitral regurgitation with particular emphasis on the implications of mitral valve repair compared with valve replacement surgery. He has studied the effects of alteration in ventricular geometry on exercise performance and ventricular filling in patients with congestive heart failure. Dr. Tischler has collaborated with Dr. Ades in the study of the effects of resistance training in elderly patients with coronary disease and with Dr. LeWinter in his studies of left ventricular restoring forces. He is currently studying the effects of mesenchymal stem cells on left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction.
Representative Publications from a total of 91:
Tischler M, Gentchos G, White G. Complex congenital heart disease: A 3T CMR Perspective. Congenital Cardiol Today 2006; 4:1-8.
Gentchos GE, Tischler MD, Christian TF. Imaging and quantifying valvular heart disease using magnetic resonsnce techniques. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2006; 8:453-460.
Toth MJ, Ades PA, Tischler MD, Tracy RP, LeWinter MM. Immune activation is associated with reduced skeletal muscle mass and physical function in chronic heart failure. Int J Cardiol 2006; 109:179-187.
For a complete list of publications go to http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e41TxJoAAAAJ&hl=en