Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FACC Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Sweitzer is the director of the Heart Failure Program. She is a clinician-scientist whose research focuses on the physiology of heart failure with preserved systolic function, with a particular focus on the role of vascular stiffening in impairing ventricular relaxation and cardiac performance. She is also interested in abnormalities of the cardiovascular system associated with aging, non-invasive assessment of age-related pathology, and targeted interventions aimed at slowing the vascular stiffening seen in age, hypertension, diabetes and obesity, in an effort to prevent heart failure. In addition, as Director of the Heart Failure Program she is involved in several multicenter trials of therapy or interventions in heart failure.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
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Professional Certifications and Education
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Chapman CB Allana S Sweitzer NK Kohmoto T Murray M Murray D Johnson M Rahko PS .
Effects of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as observed by serial echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2013 May;30(5):513-20
[PubMed ID: 23311405]
Van Ermen A Hermanson MP Moran JM Sweitzer NK Johnson MR Vardeny O .
Double dose vs. standard dose influenza vaccination in patients with heart failure: a pilot study. Eur J Heart Fail. 2013 May;15(5):560-4
[PubMed ID: 23291729]
Sweitzer NK Hetzel SJ Skalski J Velez M Eggleston K Mitchell GF .
Left Ventricular Responses to Acute Changes in Late Systolic Pressure Augmentation in Older Adults. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Mar 28;
[PubMed ID: 23537892]
Norman HS Oujiri J Larue SJ Chapman CB Margulies KB Sweitzer NK .
Decreased cardiac functional reserve in heart failure with preserved systolic function. J Card Fail. 2011 Apr;17(4):301-8
[PubMed ID: 21440868]
Vardeny O Moran JJ Sweitzer NK Johnson MR Hayney MS .
Decreased T-cell responses to influenza vaccination in patients with heart failure. Pharmacotherapy. 2010 Jan;30(1):10-6
[PubMed ID: 20030468]
Garster NC Palta M Sweitzer NK Kaplan RM Fryback DG .
Measuring health-related quality of life in population-based studies of coronary heart disease: comparing six generic indexes and a disease-specific proxy score. Qual Life Res. 2009 Nov;18(9):1239-47
[PubMed ID: 19760103]
Vardeny O Sweitzer NK Detry MA Moran JM Johnson MR Hayney MS .
Decreased immune responses to influenza vaccination in patients with heart failure. J Card Fail. 2009 May;15(4):368-73
[PubMed ID: 19398087]
Osaki S Sweitzer NK Rahko PS Murray MA Hoffmann JA Johnson MR Edwards NM Kohmoto T .
To explant or not to explant: an invasive and noninvasive monitoring protocol to determine the need of continued ventricular assist device support. Congest Heart Fail. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):58-62
[PubMed ID: 19385118]
Vardeny O Detry MA Moran JJ Johnson MR Sweitzer NK .
The beta2 adrenergic receptor Gln27Glu polymorphism affects insulin resistance in patients with heart failure: possible modulation by choice of beta blocker. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2008 Dec;52(6):500-6
[PubMed ID: 19034036]
Sweitzer NK Lopatin M Yancy CW Mills RM Stevenson LW .
Comparison of clinical features and outcomes of patients hospitalized with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (> or =55%) versus those with mildly reduced (40% to 55%) and moderately to severely reduced (<40%) fractions. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 15;101(8):1151-6
[PubMed ID: 18394450]
Sweitzer NK Shenoy M Stein JH Keles S Palta M LeCaire T Mitchell GF .
Increases in central aortic impedance precede alterations in arterial stiffness measures in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Nov;30(11):2886-91
[PubMed ID: 17686834]
Shenoy M Chapman CB Nawaz MZ Sweitzer NK .
Diagnosis and management of stage a heart failure. Congest Heart Fail. 2006 May-Jun;12(3):146-52
[PubMed ID: 16760700]
Sweitzer NK .
Cardiology patient page. What is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor? Circulation. 2003 Jul 22;108(3):e16-8
[PubMed ID: 12876137]