Karla M. Kurrelmeyer, MD, FACC, FASE

Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Kurrelmeyer began her research activities while still a cardiology fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine where she won the Best Basic Research Award in 1998. That same year, she was also the recipient of the American Heart Association Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Science. Dr. Kurrelmeyer stayed at Baylor after completing her fellowship, and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Medicine there in 2000. She joined the Physician´s Organization at Methodist in 2005, and received her faculty appointment at the Weill Medical School the following year.

Description of Research

Dr. Kurrelmeyer´s research centers on the role of inflammatory cytokines on disease progression in heart failure. She also conducts investigations into new treatments for diastolic heart failure and aortic regurgitation.

Areas Of Expertise

Heart failure Inflammation Diastolic heart failure Cytokines Aortic regurgitation Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Washington University Medical Center
MD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Anticoagulant selection in relation to the SAMe-TT2R2 score in patients with atrial fibrillation: The GLORIA-AF registry
the GLORIA-AF Investigators 2021, , Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 152-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjc.2020.11.009

Incessant PVCs and Cardiomyopathy: Think Outside the Box
Senapati, A, Rojas, SF, Kurrelmeyer, K, Kassi, M, Valderrábano, M, Shah, DJ & Al-Mallah, MH 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. e1. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-2-e1

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?
Hannawi, B, Beg, F, Valderrábano, M & Kurrelmeyer, KM 2019, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 77-80. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-15-1-77

Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Kurrelmeyer, K 2017, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 183-184. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-4-183

Kudos to Karla Kurrelmeyer, M.D., for Guiding this Issue on Women and Cardiovascular Disease
Kurrelmeyer, KM 2017, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-4-182

Noninvasive Evaluation of Symptomatic Women with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease
Chamsi-Pasha, MA & Kurrelmeyer, KM 2017, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 193-200. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-13-4-193

Museum Image: Complications of Cardiac Contusion Diagnosed Using Multimodality Imaging
Chebrolu, L, McKay, J, Parker, J & Kurrelmeyer, K 2015, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 11, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-4-253

Case report: It wasn't cupid: multimodality imaging of inferior vena cava filter fracture with strut migration to the interventricular septum
Kassi, M, Lopez, J, Barker, C, Trerotola, S, Kleiman, N & Kurrelmeyer, K 2015, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 198-200. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-10-3-198

Effects of spironolactone treatment in elderly women with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
Kurrelmeyer, KM, Ashton, Y, Xu, JS, Nagueh, SF, Torre-Amione, G & Deswal, A 2014, , Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 560-568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.05.010

Fungal mycotic vegetation in the ascending aorta.
Ramchandani, M, Motomura, T, David, E, Kurrelmeyer, KM, Shah, DJ & Garami, Z 2011, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 41-45. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-7-2-41

Interesting echocardiogram in a cardiac transplant patient.
Kurrelmeyer, KM 2010, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 38-39. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-6-2-38

Assessment of Left Ventricular Relaxation by Untwisting Rate Based on Different Algorithms
Wang, J, Khoury, DS, Kurrelmeyer, K, Torre-Amione, G & Nagueh, SF 2009, , Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1040-1046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2009.05.013

Impact of Contrast Echocardiography on Evaluation of Ventricular Function and Clinical Management in a Large Prospective Cohort
Kurt, M, Shaikh, KA, Peterson, L, Kurrelmeyer, KM, Shah, G, Nagueh, SF, Fromm, R, Quinones, MA & Zoghbi, WA 2009, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 802-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2009.01.005

Noninvasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease: which test when?
Kurrelmeyer, K 2009, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 30-31. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-5-2-30

Safety of Contrast Administration for Endocardial Enhancement During Stress Echocardiography Compared With Noncontrast Stress
Shaikh, K, Chang, SM, Peterson, L, Rosendahl-Garcia, K, Quinones, MA, Nagueh, SF, Kurrelmeyer, K & Zoghbi, WA 2008, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 102, no. 11, pp. 1444-1450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.07.032

Systolic and Diastolic Dyssynchrony in Patients With Diastolic Heart Failure and the Effect of Medical Therapy
Wang, J, Kurrelmeyer, KM, Torre-Amione, G & Nagueh, SF 2007, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 88-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2006.10.023

Cardiac Angiosarcoma: An Unusual Presentation Simulating Mitral Stenosis and Constrictive-effusive Pericarditis
Plana, JC, Iskander, SS, Ostrowski, ML, Howell, JF, Kurrelmeyer, K, Raizner, AE & Zoghbi, WA 2003, , Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1331-1333. https://doi.org/10.1067/j.echo.2003.07.002

Platelet hyperreactivity in women from families with premature atherosclerosis.
Kurrelmeyer, KM, Becker, L, Becker, D, Yanek, L, Goldschmidt-Clermont, P & Bray, PF 2003, , Journal of the American Medical Womens Association (1972), vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 272-277.

Noninvasive evaluation of women with coronary artery disease
Kurrelmeyer, KM 2002, , Current Opinion in Cardiology, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 464-469. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001573-200209000-00004

Left ventricular remodeling in transgenic mice with cardiac restricted overexpression of tumor necrosis factor
Sivasubramanian, N, Coker, ML, Kurrelmeyer, KM, MacLellan, WR, DeMayo, FJ, Spinale, FG & Mann, DL 2001, , Circulation, vol. 104, no. 7, pp. 826-831. https://doi.org/10.1161/hc3401.093154