Meyer Lab

Markus MeyerMarkus Meyer, MDThe Meyer lab is investigating the interaction of heart rate and calcium cycling in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). A main goal is the development of chronotherapy to improve symptoms and outcomes in HFpEF. In a bench-to-bedside approach we study disease models, human heart tissue samples and conduct clinical studies.

Markus Meyer Faculty Profile

Current Lab Projects

  • Mechanisms and dosing of chronotherapy
  • Effects of heart rate on hemodynamics and myocardium
  • Detrimental effects of bradycardia
  • Novel pharmacologic targets and approaches in HFpEF
  • Novel biosensor for sarcoplasmic reticulum function

Selected Publications

Full list of publications at Experts@Minnesota.

  1. Silverman DN, Rambod M, Lustgarten DL, Lobel R, LeWinter MM, Meyer M. Heart Rate-Induced Myocardial Calcium Retention and Left Ventricular Volume Loss in Patients with HFpEF. Accepted for publication JAHA 2020
  2. Nambiar L, Silverman D, Vanburen P, LeWinter M, Meyer M. Beta-Blocker Cessation in Stable Outpatients With Heart Failure With a Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Card Fail. 2019 Aug 31. pii: S1071-9164(19)30616-5.
  3. Silverman DN, Plante TB, Infeld M, Callas PW, Juraschek SP, Dougherty GB, M Meyer. Beta-blocker Use and Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Patients with Preserved Ejection Fractions: A Secondary Analysis of the TOPCAT trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Dec 2;2(12):e1916598.
  4. Meyer M, LeWinter MM. Heart Rate and Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Time to Slow β-Blocker Use? Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Aug;12(8):e006213. 
  5. Wahlberg K, Arnold ME, Lustgarten D, Meyer M. Effects of a Higher Heart Rate on Quality of Life and Functional Capacity in Patients with Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Oct 1;124(7):1069-1075.

Contact Info


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Office Address:
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