Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD

Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD is a cardiology specialist in Culver City, CA. He specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.Read his story

3831 Hughes Ave

Culver City, CA 90232

Contact Information

(310) 840-7089

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Dr. Schwarz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
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Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Shield of California
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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LACare
Molina Healthcare

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Cardiac Imaging
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz performs Cardiac Imaging more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Arrhythmias more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Schwarz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Professor Doctor Ernst von Schwarz, MD, Phd, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

Professor von Schwarz is a clinical and academic cardiologist.  He is triple board certified in Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology & Internal Medicine.  He is specialized in Interventional Cardiology, Geriatric Cardiology, Sexual Medicine & Stem Cell Treatment.

Dr.  von Schwarz has an international reputation as a clinical and academic cardiologist, he has extensively published more than 150 scientific articles as well as several books and book chapters in Clinical Cardiology.

Professor von Schwarz is Professor of Medicine at the world renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Professor of Medicine at UCLA and UC Riverside he serves as Director & Director of Cardiology at the Southern California Hospital Heart Institute In Los Angeles, Director of Pacific Heart Medical Group and Chairman of Heartstem.  He is an attending Cardiologist At Cedars Sinai, Southern California Hospital, Inland Valley Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, San Bernardino Hospital, Valley Presbyterian Hospital & Temecula Valley Hospital.

Professor von Schwarz is a sought after prolific speaker at international, scientific conferences as well as an expert witness in high ranked cases for both plaintiff and defense.

His areas of research and clinical interest include Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Acute and Chronic Myocardial Ischemia, Cardiac Disease,  Sexual Medicine & Stem Cell Research.
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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4.1

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Never heard of Dr Ernst von schwarz before today. Had an appt with him today post e.r. cedars Sinai. Post discharge. I was very, very impressed with Dr. Dchwarz because he treated me with respect, answered my questions and I felt as I did many years.ago, in Jerusalem, when our doctors really lived by the hypocratic oath. A very pleasant surprise in a difficult time both personally and the corvid 19 raging here in L.A. the Pandemic unwelcome visitor.
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Rebecca owen – Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Schwarz has been my favorite cardiologist by far. He has a way of treating me that I feel 100% comfortable and know that I'm in good hands. I can always trust that he is making the right decisions for my personal health. I don't want to imagine not having Dr Schwarz as my cardiologist.
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Mar 06, 2020
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I have always struggled with my blood pressure, doctors I've previously seen had not been able to get it under control. It was something that worried my family and me until Dr Schwarz started seeing me, he was able correct my medication and have me feeling well again.
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Jan 11, 2020
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Dr. Schwarz and his team are amazing in their line of work. I know I'm in the best care with them and I can't thank them enough for the incredible work they do consistently.
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is one of the best doctors of cardiology I've seen. I know I'm in great hands with him and would certainly recommend without hesitation.
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Nov 23, 2019
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I have so much appreciation for Dr Schwarz and everyone on his team. Dr Schwarz cares to take the time to listen to any concerns his patients may have and helps ease their worries. He is the best Cardiologist I've ever had.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 14, 2019
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I'm so grateful to have found Dr. Schwarz, he was able to correct my medication and get my blood pressure back on track.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is by far the most experienced and professional cardiology doctor I’ve ever met. He is highly qualified in his field and enjoys helping treat his patients. I highly recommend coming to get treated by him.
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May 24, 2019
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I’m so grateful to have found Dr. Schwarz and his team. They helped me get my condition treated properly. And their overall service was impeccable.
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Apr 20, 2019
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I accompanied my aunt to her appointment recently because she had not been feeling well and she wanted me to translate for her. After we checked her in, we were made aware of there being Spanish speaking staff members more than qualified to do the translating for us. It was really nice to have been able to be with my aunt for moral support and not worry about anything else that wasn't her.
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Apr 06, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz believes that his patients are everything. He does nothing more than care for their well being and makes sure that they're satisfied with the treatment that is provided from him and his team.
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Dr. Schwarz’s office is the best you can go to. Everyone that works there is only trying to treat you to the best of their ability. Dr. Schwarz is the best cardiologist I’ve ever been to and would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Mar 14, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Schwarz was fantastic. He took his time with my examination, listened to my concerns, and made sure I understood my medication regimen. He gave me clear and helpful instructions to follow. The office was cleanly kept and managed well by polite staff.
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Mar 06, 2019
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He saved my life what else can I say.
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Dr. James Keough – Mar 02, 2019
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I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Fries. He has always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Schwarz is very thorough and professional. He always allows time for questions or issues.
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Shawn K in Oceanside, CA – Feb 27, 2019
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World Class Doctor with A+++ Bedside Manner My father suffers several conditions including heart-failure, Diabetes and initial stages of Alzheimers. After I answered a few questions as care-giver, Dr Schwarz engaged my father as if they had been best of friends for years. I realized he was testing dads cognitive function while genuinely caring for the patient. Dr Schwarz is a World Class Cardiologist with the bedside manner of an old-fashioned Country doctor !!!
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W.E. Bogart in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Been a patient of Dr Schwarz's for years, he's helped me with various health issues along the way, some serious some not so. He's the best out there in my opinion, a very decent man and one of the most sought after Doctors in LA, even see him on TV these days!
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Elijah in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is the most professional, informative and courteous doctor I’ve had the pleasure of receiving treatment from. I highly recommend him!
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Pauline Tanaka in CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is a very rare physician scientist that is able to relate to and communicate effectively with his patients. As a top cardiologist, he also has a very caring and warm heart. I trust my family and friends to his care. His training as a physician scientist gives him a unique perspective on finding the basic contributors of cardiovascular disease rather than just prescribing a drug to mask the symptoms. We need more physicians like Dr. Schwarz
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Professional, personable, easy to understand as he gives you the pros and cons. Thumbs up!
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Southern California Hospital Heart Institute3831 Hughes Ave Culver City, CA 90232
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Oscar A Matthews M.d.25470 Medical Center Dr Ste 201 Murrieta, CA 92562
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta

Murrieta, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Rancho Springs Medical Center

Murrieta, CA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Southern California Hospital At Hollywood

Hollywood, CA

45% Patient experience rating, 24% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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