Claudio Schuger, MD

Claudio Schuger, MD

Cardiology Detroit, MI

Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University

Office Address

  • 2799 W Grand Blvd
    Department Of Cardiology
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 916-2417

Claudio Schuger, MD

Cardiology Detroit, MI

Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Interests: Electrocardiography; Implantable Defibrillators; Artificial Cardiac Pacing; Myocardial Infarction; Heart Conduction System; Catheter Ablation; Ventricular Tachycardia; Tachycardia

Education & Training

  • Wayne State University School of MedicineWayne State University School of Medicine
  • University of Buenos AiresUniversity of Buenos Aires

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1991 - 2016
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License1989 - 2017
  • WI State Medical LicenseWI State Medical License1988 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineClinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top DocsCastle & Connolly, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Fellow (FHRS)Heart Rhythm Society, 2011
    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

    Clinical Trials

    • S-ICD® System Post Approval Study Start of enrollment: 2013 Mar 01
      Rashtian, M.,Mirro, M.J.,Weiss, R.,Belott, P.H.,Saleem, M.A.,Niebauer, M.J.,Lessmeier, T.J.,Mattioni, T.A.,Burke, M.C.,Pelini, M.A.,Herre, J.M.,Swenson, R.,Dinerman, J.L.,Knight, B.P.,Drucker, M.,Friehlin...
    • Ranolazine Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Trial Start of enrollment: 2011 Sep 01
      Budzikowski, A.,Shalaby, A.,Mazur, A.,Job, A.,Natale, A.,Alonge, A.,Greenspon, A.,Gallagher, B.,Atwater, B.,Faulknier, B.,WIlliamson, B.,Mahoney, C.,Gottlieb, C.,Hedgepeth, C.,Perzanowski, C.,Musgrave-Bet...
    • Left Atrial Pressure Monitoring to Optimize Heart Failure Therapy Study Start of enrollment: 2010 Apr 01
      Adamson, P.B.,Alharethi, R.,Alvarez, R.,Bailin, S.,Bank, A.,Berman, A.,Boehmer, J.,Boyle, A.,Byrne, J.,Cannom, D.,Cannom, D.S.,Chen, L.,Chikowski, A.M.,Coffeen, P.,Costanzo, M.R.,Craig, M.,Czer, L.,Delurg...
    • Catheter Ablation vs Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial Start of enrollment: 2009 Aug 01
      Cheema, A.,Berman, A.,McLean, A.,Shalaby, A.,Borrelli, A.,Costea, A.,Skanes, A.,Kincaid, A.,Revishvili, A.,Sheldon, A.,Sharygina, A.,Hoehn, A.,Natale, A.,Russo, A.,Cohen, A.,Ardashev, A.,Tran, A.,Bhandari...

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Effect of defibrillation threshold testing on heart failure hospitalization or death in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial—Cardiac Resynchroniz...  Aktas MK, Huang DT, Daubert JP, Schuger CD, Heart Rhythm, 1/1/2013
    • A clinical trial of ICD programming  Moss AJ, Schuger C, Daubert JP, N Engl J Med, 1/1/2013
    • Multicenter automatic defibrillator implantation trial: reduce inappropriate therapy (MADIT-RIT): background, rationale, and clinical protocol  Schuger C, Daubert JP, Brown MW, Cannom D, Estes NA 3rd, Hall WJ, Kayser T, Klein H, Oshansky B, Power KA, Wilber D, Zareba W, Moss AJ, Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol, 1/1/2012

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy: The Engineering-Clinical Interface. Chapter: Sudden death despite ICD therapy. Page 501 - 524
      Lehmann MH, Pires LA, Olson WH, Ivan V, Steinman RT, Baga JJ, and Schuger CD
      Editors: Kroll MW, Lehmann MH.Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA
    • Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography and Intervention, Chapter: Implantable devices for the treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbances. Page 481 - 532
      Schuger CD, Cohen S
      Editors: Bain D, Grossman W.Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD
      Edition 5th,1995
    • Clinical Electrophysiology. Chapter: Clinical electrophysiology. Technical aspects and general concepts (translated to Spanish). 
      Schuger CD, Josephson ME
      Editors: Gonzalez-Zuelgaray JT.Buenos Aires


    • Shocks and ATPs on Anxiety and Quality of Life: A MADIT-RIT sub-study. Perini Paoletti P, Kutyifa V, Veazie P, Schuger CD, Zareba W, McNitt S, Padeletti L, Moss AJ, Cardiostim, Nice, France, 1/1/2014
    • Reduction in Appropriate ICD Therapy with Prolonged Detection for Ventricular Tachycardia in the 200-250 BPM Range: Results from MADIT-RIT. Medina A, Kutyifa V, Goldenberg I, Schuger CD, Daubert J, McNitt S, Zareba W, Moss AJ, Heart Rhythm, 1/1/2014
    • High rate of ventricular arrhythmias in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy and implanted cardioverter defibrillator. Zunino MEDB, Schuger C, Lahiri M, J Am Coll Cardiol, 1/1/2014


    • Session: Predicting and Avoiding VT/VF (Invited Speaker) Invited Speaker - 6/18/2014
    • ICD Leads: Performance and Reliability (Abstract Commentator) San Francisco, CA - 5/7/2014
    • Session: How to Identify ICD Leads and Systems That Will Not Deliver Shocks (Lecturer) San Francisco, CA - 5/7/2014


    • Method for Transvenous Ablation of Cardiac Electrically Conductive Tissue by Laser Photocoagulation. Schuger CD, U.S. Patent #5,140,987

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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