Christopher M. Kramer

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Primary Appointment

George A. Beller MD/Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine- Cardiovascular Medicine

Education

  • AB, Biology, Harvard College
  • MD, Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Disciplines

Physiology, Translational Science

Research Interests

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, myocardial disease, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, peripheral arterial disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Research Description

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful technology that has evolved into a comprehensive imaging approach to cardiovascular disease. A major focus of our work is on developing clinical applications of cardiovascular MRI. Active clinical protocols include a multicenter study improving risk prediction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, developing a comprehensive MR exam for clinical trials in peripheral arterial disease including atherosclerotic plaque imaging and calf muscle perfusion and energetics at peak exercise, and assessing quantitative myocardial perfusion in microvascular coronary artery disease.
Other clinical studies include atherosclerotic plaque regression studies with PCSK9 inhibitors, quantitative myocardial functional imaging as a measure of dyssynchrony in heart failure, and T1 mapping of myocardial fibrosis in different myocardial disease states.

Personal Statement

After receiving his A.B. from Harvard and his M.D. from UCSF, Dr. Christopher Kramer completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His first faculty appointment was at Allegheny General Hospital, MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine where he directed the cardiology fellowship program. In 1999, he moved to the University of Virginia where he has recently been named the George A. Beller/Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division. Dr. Kramerâs principal research interest has been in the application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to the cardiovascular system in studies ranging from mice to large animals to man and he has published over 235 peer-reviewed publications, 4 books, and over 100 book chapters, editorials, and reviews in the area of left ventricular remodeling and myocardial viability, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In addition to NIH R01 funding in CMR of PAD, he is co-principal investigator of a 2755 patient, 44-site, NHLBI-funded U01 international registry study of HCM. He directs a NIBIB-funded cardiovascular imaging T32 fellowship training program. He is Treasurer-elect of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has served as President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), Chair of the Imaging Council of the ACC, and member and chair of the Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences NIH study section. He is presently Associate Editor for Imaging at JACC, a member of the editorial boards of Circulation, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, and Vascular Medicine, and was, until recently, Executive Editor of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. He is also member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of University Cardiologists and in 2015 won the Gold Medal of the SCMR.
Outside of his academic practice, Dr. Kramer enjoys a wide variety of sports including tennis, golf, swimming, and biking; music; and spending time with his family in the great outdoors.

Training

  • Basic Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Selected Publications

Zhou R, Huang W, Yang Y, Chen X, Weller DS, Kramer CM, Kozerke S, Salerno M, Simple motion correction strategy reduces respiratory-induced motion artifacts for k-t accelerated and compressed-sensing cardiovascular magnetic resonance perfusion imaging., 2018; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 20(1) 6. PMID: 29386056 | PMCID: PMC5793398

Ferreira VM, Schulz-Menger J, Holmvang G, Kramer CM, Carbone I, Sechtem U, Kindermann I, Gutberlet M, Cooper LT, Liu P, Friedrich MG, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Nonischemic Myocardial Inflammation: Expert Recommendations., 2018; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 72(24) 3158-3176. PMID: 30545455

Kramer CM, RESPONSE: Collaboration and Collegiality: The Dual Pillars of Cardiovascular Imaging Now and in the Future., 2018; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 72(20) 2537-2538. PMID: 30442297

Kramer CM, Potential for Rapid and Cost-Effective Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the Developing (and Developed) World., 2018; Journal of the American Heart Association. 7(17) e010435. PMID: 30371155 | PMCID: PMC6201413

Kwong RY, Kramer CM, Chandrashekhar Y, CMR Global Longitudinal Strain: A Better Tool for Unraveling the Links to Heart Failure Mortality., 2018; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 11(10) 1554-1555. PMID: 30286916

Kramer CM, Neubauer S, Further Refining Risk in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy With Late Gadolinium Enhancement by CMR., 2018; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 72(8) 871-873. PMID: 30115225 | PMCID: PMC6145095

Kim RJ, Simonetti OP, Westwood M, Kramer CM, Narang A, Friedrich MG, Powell AJ, Carr JC, Schulz-Menger J, Nagel E, Chan WS, Bremerich J, Ordovas KG, Rollings RC, Patel AR, Ferrari VA, Guidelines for training in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)., 2018; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 20(1) 57. PMID: 30111368 | PMCID: PMC6094559

Kramer CM, Chandrashekhar Y, Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion CMR: Is the Game Worth the Candle?, 2018; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 11(5) 784-786. PMID: 29747851

Arbustini E, Kramer CM, Narula J, Arrhythmogenic Potential of Border Zone After Myocardial Infarction: Scar Is More Than Just a Healed Woundâ¦., 2018; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 11(4) 573-576. PMID: 29622179

Chandrashekhar Y, Shaw LJ, Kramer CM, Veritas et Utilitas in Imaging., 2018; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 11(1) 156-158. PMID: 29301711

Gottbrecht M, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Native T1 and Extracellular Volume Measurements by Cardiac MRI in Healthy Adults: A Meta-Analysis., 2018; Radiology. () 180226. PMID: 30422092

Raman B, Ariga R, Spartera M, Sivalokanathan S, Chan K, Dass S, Petersen SE, Daniels MJ, Francis J, Smillie R, Lewandowski AJ, Ohuma EO, Rodgers C, Kramer CM, Mahmod M, Watkins H, Neubauer S, Progression of myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: mechanisms and clinical implications., 2018; European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging. () . PMID: 30358845

Yang Y, Meyer CH, Epstein FH, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Whole-heart spiral simultaneous multi-slice first-pass myocardial perfusion imaging., 2018; Magnetic resonance in medicine. 81(2) 852-862. PMID: 30311689 | PMCID: PMC6289615

Puntmann VO, Valbuena S, Hinojar R, Petersen SE, Greenwood JP, Kramer CM, Kwong RY, McCann GP, Berry C, Nagel E, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) expert consensus for CMR imaging endpoints in clinical research: part I - analytical validation and clinical qualification., 2018; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 20(1) 67. PMID: 30231886 | PMCID: PMC6147157

Pan JA, Michaëlsson E, Shaw PW, Kuruvilla S, Kramer CM, Gan LM, Keeley EC, Salerno M, Extracellular volume by cardiac magnetic resonance is associated with biomarkers of inflammation in hypertensive heart disease., 2018; Journal of hypertension. 37(1) 65-72. PMID: 30063646

Löffler AI, Kramer CM, Myocardial Viability Testing to Guide Coronary Revascularization., 2018; Interventional cardiology clinics. 7(3) 355-365. PMID: 29983147 | PMCID: PMC6044453

Hong N, Lee YH, Tsujita K, Gonzalez JA, Kramer CM, Kovarnik T, Kouvelos GN, Suzuki H, Han K, Lee CJ, Park SH, Lee BW, Cha BS, Kang ES, Comparison of the Effects of Ezetimibe-Statin Combination Therapy on Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients with and without Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis., 2018; Endocrinology and metabolism (Seoul, Korea). 33(2) 219-227. PMID: 29766679 | PMCID: PMC6021322

Mathew RC, Kramer CM, Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging for peripheral artery disease., 2018; Vascular medicine (London, England). 23(2) 143-152. PMID: 29633922 | PMCID: PMC5909975

Zorach B, Shaw PW, Bourque J, Kuruvilla S, Balfour PC, Yang Y, Mathew R, Pan J, Gonzalez JA, Taylor AM, Meyer CH, Epstein FH, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance perfusion imaging identifies reduced flow reserve in microvascular coronary artery disease., 2018; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 20(1) 14. PMID: 29471856 | PMCID: PMC5822618

Yang Y, Zhao L, Chen X, Shaw PW, Gonzalez JA, Epstein FH, Meyer CH, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Reduced field of view single-shot spiral perfusion imaging., 2017; Magnetic resonance in medicine. () . PMID: 28321908

Kwong RY, Kramer CM, Chandrashekhar Y, ECV for Patients With Aortic Stenosis: Which Patient Will Benefit?, 2017; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(11) 1408-1409. PMID: 29122141

Selvadurai BSN, Puntmann VO, Bluemke DA, Ferrari VA, Friedrich MG, Kramer CM, Kwong RY, Lombardi M, Prasad SK, Rademakers FE, Young AA, Kim RJ, Nagel E, Definition of Left Ventricular Segments for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging., 2017; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 11(6) 926-928. PMID: 29248663

Blankstein R, Kramer CM, Chandrashekhar Y, The Challenges of Diagnosing Cardiac Sarcoidosis., 2017; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(12) 1534-1536. PMID: 29216980

Sengupta PP, Kramer CM, Narula J, Dilsizian V, The Potential of Clinical Phenotyping of Heart Failure With Imaging Biomarkers for Guiding Therapies: A Focused Update., 2017; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(9) 1056-1071. PMID: 28882290

Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Amin Z, Bashore TM, Boyle A, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Cerqueira MD, Conte J, Desai M, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Nazarian S, Reece TB, Tamarappoo B, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Mehrotra P, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ, Allen JM, ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons., 2017; Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. () . PMID: 29066081

Lopez D, Pan JA, Pollak PM, Clarke S, Kramer CM, Yeager M, Salerno M, Multiparametric CMR imaging of infarct remodeling in a percutaneous reperfused Yucatan mini-pig model., 2017; NMR in biomedicine. 30(5) . PMID: 28164391 | PMCID: PMC5488275

Auger DA, Bilchick KC, Gonzalez JA, Cui SX, Holmes JW, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Epstein FH, Imaging left-ventricular mechanical activation in heart failure patients using cine DENSE MRI: Validation and implications for cardiac resynchronization therapy., 2017; Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. 46(3) 887-896. PMID: 28067978 | PMCID: PMC5502204

Patel AR, Kramer CM, Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy., 2017; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(10) 1180-1193. PMID: 28982571

McDermott MM, Carroll T, Carr J, Yuan C, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kibbe M, Criqui MH, Tian L, Polonsky T, Zhao L, Gao Y, Hippe DS, Xu D, McCarthy W, Kramer CM, Femoral artery plaque characteristics, lower extremity collaterals, and mobility loss in peripheral artery disease., 2017; Vascular medicine (London, England). () 1358863X17729030. PMID: 28965473

Kraitchman DL, Kramer CM, Interventions in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: The Exciting Potential of Magnetic Resonance Imaging., 2016; JACC. Cardiovascular interventions. 9(9) 971-2. PMID: 27085577

Salerno M, Kramer CM, Myocardial Extracellular Volume: Unifying Form and Function in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction., 2016; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 67(15) 1826-8. PMID: 27081023

Chandrashekhar Y, Dilsizian V, Kramer CM, Marwick T, Min JK, Shaw L, Zoghbi WA, Narula J, Implementing Multimodality Imaging in the Future., 2016; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 9(2) 91-8. PMID: 26846936

Hoyt WJ, Dean PN, Schneider DS, Conaway MR, Kramer CM, Battle RW, Coronary Artery Evaluation by Screening Echocardiogram in Intercollegiate Athletes., 2016; Medicine and science in sports and exercise. () . PMID: 27926615

McDermott MM, Kramer CM, Tian L, Carr J, Guralnik JM, Polonsky T, Carroll T, Kibbe M, Criqui MH, Ferrucci L, Zhao L, Hippe DS, Wilkins J, Xu D, Liao Y, McCarthy W, Yuan C, Plaque Composition in the Proximal Superficial Femoral Artery and Peripheral Artery Disease Events., 2016; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(9) 1003-1012. PMID: 27838307

Balfour PC, Gonzalez JA, Kramer CM, Non-invasive assessment of low- and intermediate-risk patients with chest pain., 2016; Trends in cardiovascular medicine. 27(3) 182-189. PMID: 27717538 | PMCID: PMC5346457

Naresh NK, Butcher JT, Lye RJ, Chen X, Isakson BE, Gan LM, Kramer CM, Annex BH, Epstein FH, Cardiovascular magnetic resonance detects the progression of impaired myocardial perfusion reserve and increased left-ventricular mass in mice fed a high-fat diet., 2016; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 18(1) 53. PMID: 27609091 | PMCID: PMC5016874

Chow K, Yang Y, Shaw P, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Robust free-breathing SASHA T1 mapping with high-contrast image registration., 2016; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 18(1) 47. PMID: 27535744 | PMCID: PMC4989502

Coleman GC, Shaw PW, Balfour PC, Gonzalez JA, Kramer CM, Patel AR, Salerno M, Prognostic Value of Myocardial Scarring on CMR in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis., 2016; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 10(4) 411-420. PMID: 27450877 | PMCID: PMC5237422

Hamirani Y, Fanous I, Kramer CM, Wong A, Salerno M, Dillon P, Anthracycline- and trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity: a retrospective study., 2016; Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England). 33(7) 82. PMID: 27334792 | PMCID: PMC5253226

Eskandari M, Kramer CM, Hecht HS, Jaber WA, Marwick TH, Evidence Base for Quality Control Activities in Cardiovascular Imaging., 2016; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 9(3) 294-305. PMID: 26965731

Patel MB, Mor-Avi V, Kawaji K, Nathan S, Kramer CM, Lang RM, Patel AR, Role of Perfusion at Rest in the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction Using Vasodilator Stress Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance., 2016; The American journal of cardiology. 117(7) 1072-7. PMID: 26830261

Marinescu MA, Löffler AI, Ouellette M, Smith L, Kramer CM, Bourque JM, Coronary microvascular dysfunction, microvascular angina, and treatment strategies., 2015; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 8(2) 210-20. PMID: 25677893 | PMCID: PMC4384521

Friedrich MG, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, White JA, Plein S, Moon JC, Almeida AG, Kramer CM, Neubauer S, Pennell DJ, Petersen SE, Kwong RY, Ferrari VA, Schulz-Menger J, Sakuma H, Schelbert EB, Larose Ã, Eitel I, Carbone I, Taylor AJ, Young A, de Roos A, Nagel E, Simplifying cardiovascular magnetic resonance pulse sequence terminology., 2015; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 16() 3960. PMID: 25551695 | PMCID: PMC4280685

Kuruvilla S, Janardhanan R, Antkowiak P, Keeley EC, Adenaw N, Brooks J, Epstein FH, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Increased extracellular volume and altered mechanics are associated with LVH in hypertensive heart disease, not hypertension alone., 2015; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 8(2) 172-80. PMID: 25577446 | PMCID: PMC4418794

Ramachandran R, Chen X, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Bilchick KC, Singular Value Decomposition Applied to Cardiac Strain from MR Imaging for Selection of Optimal Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Candidates., 2015; Radiology. 275(2) 413-20. PMID: 25581423 | PMCID: PMC4456179

Lopez D, Pollak AW, Meyer CH, Epstein FH, Zhao L, Pesch AJ, Jiji R, Kay JR, DiMaria JM, Christopher JM, Kramer CM, Arterial spin labeling perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance of the calf in peripheral arterial disease: cuff occlusion hyperemia vs exercise., 2015; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 17() 23. PMID: 25890198 | PMCID: PMC4336689

Kramer CM, Role of Cardiac MR Imaging in Cardiomyopathies., 2015; Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 56() 39S-45S. PMID: 26033902 | PMCID: PMC4465292

Gonzalez JA, Kramer CM, Role of Imaging Techniques for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management of Heart Failure Patients: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance., 2015; Current heart failure reports. 12(4) 276-83. PMID: 26041670 | PMCID: PMC4496303

Suinesiaputra A, Bluemke DA, Cowan BR, Friedrich MG, Kramer CM, Kwong R, Plein S, Schulz-Menger J, Westenberg JJ, Young AA, Nagel E, Quantification of LV function and mass by cardiovascular magnetic resonance: multi-center variability and consensus contours., 2015; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 17() 63. PMID: 26215273 | PMCID: PMC4517503

Kramer CM, Appelbaum E, Desai MY, Desvigne-Nickens P, DiMarco JP, Friedrich MG, Geller N, Heckler S, Ho CY, Jerosch-Herold M, Ivey EA, Keleti J, Kim DY, Kolm P, Kwong RY, Maron MS, Schulz-Menger J, Piechnik S, Watkins H, Weintraub WS, Wu P, Neubauer S, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Registry: The rationale and design of an international, observational study of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy., 2015; American heart journal. 170(2) 223-30. PMID: 26299218 | PMCID: PMC4548277

Bilchick KC, Mealor A, Gonzalez J, Norton P, Zhuo D, Mason P, Ferguson JD, Malhotra R, Michael Mangrum J, Darby AE, DiMarco J, Hagspiel K, Dent J, Kramer CM, Stukenborg GJ, Salerno M, Effectiveness of integrating delayed computed tomography angiography imaging for left atrial appendage thrombus exclusion into the care of patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation., 2015; Heart rhythm. 13(1) 12-9. PMID: 26341605 | PMCID: PMC4858349

Gonzalez JA, Lipinski MJ, Flors L, Shaw PW, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography, Computed Tomography Perfusion, and Computed Tomography-Fractional Flow Reserve in Functional Myocardial Ischemia Assessment Versus Invasive Fractional Flow Reserve., 2015; The American journal of cardiology. () . PMID: 26347004 | PMCID: PMC4851492

Yang Y, Kramer CM, Shaw PW, Meyer CH, Salerno M, First-pass myocardial perfusion imaging with whole-heart coverage using L1-SPIRiT accelerated variable density spiral trajectories., 2015; Magnetic resonance in medicine. 76(5) 1375-1387. PMID: 26538511 | PMCID: PMC4860174

Mehta BB, Auger DA, Gonzalez JA, Workman V, Chen X, Chow K, Stump CJ, Mazimba S, Kennedy JL, Gay E, Salerno M, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Bilchick KC, Detection of elevated right ventricular extracellular volume in pulmonary hypertension using Accelerated and Navigator-Gated Look-Locker Imaging for Cardiac T1 Estimation (ANGIE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance., 2015; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 17() 110. PMID: 26692265 | PMCID: PMC4687111

Kramer CM, Chandrashekhar Y, Narula J, Is it T1me for tissue characterization in myocarditis?, 2015; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 8(1) 115-7. PMID: 25592704

Kramer CM, Cardiovascular imaging and outcomes--PROMISEs to keep., 2015; The New England journal of medicine. 372(14) 1366-7. PMID: 25773508

Kramer CM, Novel magnetic resonance imaging end points for physiologic studies in peripheral arterial disease: elegance versus practicality., 2015; Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 8(4) . PMID: 25873725 | PMCID: PMC4400834

Feng X, Salerno M, Kramer CM, Meyer CH, Non-Cartesian balanced steady-state free precession pulse sequences for real-time cardiac MRI., 2015; Magnetic resonance in medicine. 75(4) 1546-55. PMID: 25960254 | PMCID: PMC4637255

Polonsky TS, Liu K, Tian L, Carr J, Carroll TJ, Berry J, Criqui MH, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kibbe MR, Kramer CM, Li F, Xu D, Zhao X, Yuan C, McDermott MM, High-risk plaque in the superficial femoral artery of people with peripheral artery disease: Prevalence and associated clinical characteristics., 2014; Atherosclerosis. 237(1) 169-176. PMID: 25240112

Hamirani YS, Wong A, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Effect of Microvascular Obstruction and Intramyocardial Hemorrhage by CMR on LV Remodeling and Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis., 2014; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 7(9) 940-952. PMID: 25212800

Salerno M, Taylor A, Yang Y, Kuruvilla S, Ragosta M, Meyer CH, Kramer CM, Adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance with variable-density spiral pulse sequences accurately detects coronary artery disease: initial clinical evaluation., 2014; Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 7(4) 639-46. PMID: 24759900 | PMCID: PMC4102611

Mieres JH, Gulati M, Bairey Merz N, Berman DS, Gerber TC, Hayes SN, Kramer CM, Min JK, Newby LK, Nixon JV, Srichai MB, Pellikka PA, Redberg RF, Wenger NK, Shaw LJ, Role of noninvasive testing in the clinical evaluation of women with suspected ischemic heart disease: a consensus statement from the American Heart Association., 2014; Circulation. 130(4) 350-79. PMID: 25047587

Hamirani YS, Kramer CM, Cardiac MRI assessment of myocardial perfusion., 2014; Future cardiology. 10(3) 349-58. PMID: 24976472 | PMCID: PMC4152773

Fielden SW, Mugler JP, Hagspiel KD, Norton PT, Kramer CM, Meyer CH, Noncontrast peripheral MRA with spiral echo train imaging., 2014; Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. () . PMID: 24753164

Bilchick KC, Kuruvilla S, Hamirani YS, Ramachandran R, Clarke SA, Parker KM, Stukenborg GJ, Mason P, Ferguson JD, Moorman JR, Malhotra R, Mangrum JM, Darby AE, Dimarco J, Holmes JW, Salerno M, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Impact of mechanical activation, scar, and electrical timing on cardiac resynchronization therapy response and clinical outcomes., 2014; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 63(16) 1657-66. PMID: 24583155 | PMCID: PMC4427624

de Haas HJ, Arbustini E, Fuster V, Kramer CM, Narula J, Molecular imaging of the cardiac extracellular matrix., 2014; Circulation research. 114(5) 903-15. PMID: 24577969

McDermott MM, Carr J, Liu K, Kramer CM, Yuan C, Tian L, Criqui MH, Guralnik JM, Ferrucci L, Zhao L, Xu D, Kibbe M, Berry J, Carroll TJ, Collateral vessel number, plaque burden, and functional decline in peripheral artery disease., 2014; Vascular medicine (London, England). 19(4) 281-288. PMID: 25047855

Kuruvilla S, Kramer CM, Coronary microvascular dysfunction in women: an overview of diagnostic strategies., 2013; Expert review of cardiovascular therapy. 11(11) 1515-25. PMID: 24160578 | PMCID: PMC3909446

Lipinski MJ, McVey CM, Berger JS, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Prognostic value of stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis., 2013; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 62(9) 826-38. PMID: 23727209 | PMCID: PMC3863376

Salerno M, Kramer CM, Advances in parametric mapping with CMR imaging., 2013; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 6(7) 806-22. PMID: 23845576 | PMCID: PMC4073213

Kuruvilla S, Adenaw N, Katwal AB, Lipinski MJ, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance predicts adverse cardiovascular outcomes in nonischemic cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis., 2013; Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 7(2) 250-8. PMID: 24363358 | PMCID: PMC4007583

Kramer CM, Barkhausen J, Flamm SD, Kim RJ, Nagel E, Standardized cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) protocols 2013 update., 2013; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 15() 91. PMID: 24103764 | PMCID: PMC3851953

Jiji RS, Pollak AW, Epstein FH, Antkowiak PF, Meyer CH, Weltman AL, Lopez D, Dimaria JM, Hunter JR, Christopher JM, Kramer CM, Reproducibility of rest and exercise stress contrast-enhanced calf perfusion magnetic resonance imaging in peripheral arterial disease., 2013; Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 15() 14. PMID: 23343398 | PMCID: PMC3562222

Wolk MJ, Bailey SR, Doherty JU, Douglas PS, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Min JK, Patel MR, Rosenbaum L, Shaw LJ, Stainback RF, Allen JM, ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 multimodality appropriate use criteria for the detection and risk assessment of stable ischemic heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons., 2013; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 63(4) 380-406. PMID: 24355759

Moyer CB, Helm PA, Clarke CJ, Budge LP, Kramer CM, Ferguson JD, Norton PT, Holmes JW, Wall-motion based analysis of global and regional left atrial mechanics., 2013; IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 32(10) 1765-76. PMID: 23708788

Lopez D, Kramer CM, Oxygenation and flow in the limbs: Novel methods to characterize peripheral artery disease., 2013; Current cardiovascular imaging reports. 6(2) 150-157. PMID: 23504569 | PMCID: PMC3597748

Brooks J, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Markedly increased volume of distribution of gadolinium in cardiac amyloidosis demonstrated by T1 mapping., 2013; Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. 38(6) 1591-5. PMID: 23450747 | PMCID: PMC3855558

Salerno M, Sica C, Kramer CM, Meyer CH, Improved first-pass spiral myocardial perfusion imaging with variable density trajectories., 2013; Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 70(5) 1369-79. PMID: 23280884 | PMCID: PMC3929110

West AM, Anderson JD, Epstein FH, Meyer CH, Hagspiel KD, Berr SS, Harthun NL, Weltman AL, Annex BH, Kramer CM, Percutaneous intervention in peripheral artery disease improves calf muscle phosphocreatine recovery kinetics: a pilot study., 2012; Vascular medicine (London, England). 17(1) 3-9. PMID: 22363013 | PMCID: PMC3306608

Bourque JM, Schietinger BJ, Kennedy JL, Pearce EA, Christopher JM, Taylor AM, McNamara CA, Kramer CM, Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of the superficial femoral artery for screening patients with diabetes mellitus for atherosclerosis., 2012; The American journal of cardiology. 110(1) 50-6. PMID: 22459304 | PMCID: PMC3377855

Green JJ, Berger JS, Kramer CM, Salerno M, Prognostic value of late gadolinium enhancement in clinical outcomes for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy., 2012; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 5(4) 370-7. PMID: 22498326

Keeley EC, Mehrad B, Janardhanan R, Salerno M, Hunter JR, Burdick MM, Field JJ, Strieter RM, Kramer CM, Elevated circulating fibrocyte levels in patients with hypertensive heart disease., 2012; Journal of hypertension. () . PMID: 22796709 | PMCID: PMC3643814

Tarroni G, Corsi C, Antkowiak PF, Veronesi F, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Walter J, Lamberti C, Lang RM, Mor-Avi V, Patel AR, Myocardial perfusion: near-automated evaluation from contrast-enhanced MR images obtained at rest and during vasodilator stress., 2012; Radiology. 265(2) 576-83. PMID: 22893711 | PMCID: PMC3480816

Budge LP, Helms AS, Salerno M, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Bilchick KC, MR cine DENSE dyssynchrony parameters for the evaluation of heart failure: comparison with myocardial tissue tagging., 2012; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 5(8) 789-97. PMID: 22897992 | PMCID: PMC3680367

Pollak AW, Meyer CH, Epstein FH, Jiji RS, Hunter JR, Dimaria JM, Christopher JM, Kramer CM, Arterial spin labeling MR imaging reproducibly measures peak-exercise calf muscle perfusion: a study in patients with peripheral arterial disease and healthy volunteers., 2012; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 5(12) 1224-30. PMID: 23236972 | PMCID: PMC3531823

Naresh NK, Xu Y, Klibanov AL, Vandsburger MH, Meyer CH, Leor J, Kramer CM, French BA, Epstein FH, Monocyte and/or macrophage infiltration of heart after myocardial infarction: MR imaging by using T1-shortening liposomes., 2012; Radiology. 264(2) 428-35. PMID: 22723500 | PMCID: PMC3401349

Salerno M, Janardhanan R, Jiji RS, Brooks J, Adenaw N, Mehta B, Yang Y, Antkowiak P, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Comparison of methods for determining the partition coefficient of gadolinium in the myocardium using T(1) mapping., 2012; Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. () . PMID: 23197434 | PMCID: PMC3899916

Pollak AW, Norton PT, Kramer CM, Multimodality imaging of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease: current role and future directions., 2012; Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 5(6) 797-807. PMID: 23169982 | PMCID: PMC3504350

West AM, Anderson JD, Meyer CH, Epstein FH, Wang H, Hagspiel KD, Berr SS, Harthun NL, DiMaria JM, Hunter JR, Christopher JM, Chew JD, Winberry GB, Kramer CM, The effect of ezetimibe on peripheral arterial atherosclerosis depends upon statin use at baseline., 2011; Atherosclerosis. 218(1) 156-62. PMID: 21570685 | PMCID: PMC3157540

Kramer CM, Myocardial salvage determined by cardiac magnetic resonance is the most important prognostic imaging indicator in acute myocardial infarction., 2010; Current cardiology reports. 13(1) 3-5. PMID: 20878369

Kramer CM, Sinusas AJ, Sosnovik DE, French BA, Bengel FM, Multimodality imaging of myocardial injury and remodeling., 2010; Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 51() 107S-121S. PMID: 20395347 | PMCID: PMC3078824

Schietinger BJ, Brammer GM, Wang H, Christopher JM, Kwon KW, Mangrum AJ, Mangrum JM, Kramer CM, Patterns of late gadolinium enhancement in chronic hemodialysis patients., 2009; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 1(4) 450-6. PMID: 19356466 | PMCID: PMC2933143