Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, FACC, FASE
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
MD, University of Minnesota
Residency, Washington University Medical Center
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, pp. 253. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.05.010
Museum of TMH Multimodality Imaging Center.
Kurrelmeyer, K & Little, SH 2011, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 7, no. 4.
Fungal mycotic vegetation in the ascending aorta.
Ramchandani, M, Motomura, T, David, E, Kurrelmeyer, K, Shah, D & Garami, Z 2011, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 7, no. 2, pp. 41-45.