Marvin W. Kronenberg, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
M.D., MEDICINE, Ohio State University, Columbus, OhioB.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Office Address
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Sutie 5209 Medical Center East
Nashville, PA 8802
Research Description
Dr. Kronenberg uses advanced imaging with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography to study patients with heart failure. Recent studies have shown beneficial left ventricular remodeling, enhanced subendocardial myocardial perfusion with improved left ventricular oxidative metabolism and pump efficiency after treatment with anti-failure medications including mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists.
Other work includes the use of radionuclide techniques to study vasoreactivity of the abdominal vasculature in patients with hypertension (Italo Biaggioni, PI).
Dr. Kronenberg is also the institutional principal investigator for the study, ISCHEMIA, NHLBI, an evaluation of treatment strategies for patients with stable ischemic heart disease.
Clinical Description
Dr. Kronenberg has a practice of general cardiology and heart failure. He is Director, Nuclear Cardiology and Heart Station, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
Research Keywords
heart failure cardiac magnetic resonance imaging positron emission tomography
Bradham WS, Bell SP, Adkisson DW, Smith HM, Harrell FE, Lawson MA, Ooi H, Sawyer DB, Kronenberg MW. Myocardial T1 Measurement Predicts Beneficial LV Remodeling After Long-Term Heart Failure Therapy. J. Card. Fail [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 23(3): 262-5. PMID: 27940336, PMCID: PMC5350022, PII: S1071-9164(16)31238-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.11.008, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Richardson TD, Kronenberg MW. Reversible myocardial perfusion abnormalities in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 23(5): 1183-5. PMID: 26601669, PII: 10.1007/s12350-015-0330-1, DOI: 10.1007/s12350-015-0330-1, ISSN: 1532-6551.

Lawson MA, Bell SP, Adkisson DW, Wang L, Ooi H, Sawyer DB, Kronenberg MW. High reproducibility of adenosine stress cardiac MR myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy. BMJ Open. 2014 Dec 12/16/2014; 4(12): e005984. PMID: 25515841, PMCID: PMC4275661, PII: bmjopen-2014-005984, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005984, ISSN: 2044-6055.

Bell SP, Adkisson DW, Lawson MA, Wang L, Ooi H, Sawyer DB, Kronenberg MW. Antifailure therapy including spironolactone improves left ventricular energy supply-demand relations in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Aug 8/27/2014; 3(4): PMID: 25164945, PMCID: PMC4310370, PII: jah3665, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000883, ISSN: 2047-9980.

Bell SP, Adkisson DW, Ooi H, Sawyer DB, Lawson MA, Kronenberg MW. Impairment of subendocardial perfusion reserve and oxidative metabolism in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. J. Card. Fail [print-electronic]. 2013 Dec; 19(12): 802-10. PMID: 24331202, PMCID: PMC3945036, PII: S1071-9164(13)01226-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.10.010, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Malkerneker D, Brenner R, Martin WH, Sampson UK, Feurer ID, Kronenberg MW, Delbeke D. CT-based attenuation correction versus prone imaging to decrease equivocal interpretations of rest/stress Tc-99m tetrofosmin SPECT MPI. J Nucl Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2007 May; 14(3): 314-23. PMID: 17556165, PII: S1071-3581(07)00116-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclcard.2007.02.005, ISSN: 1532-6551.

Kronenberg MW, Cohen GI, Leonen MF, Mladsi TA, Di Carli MF. Myocardial oxidative metabolic supply-demand relationships in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Cardiol. 2006 Jul; 13(4): 544-53. PMID: 16919578, PII: S1071-3581(06)00240-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclcard.2006.04.002, ISSN: 1532-6551.

Kronenberg MW, Konstam MA, Edens TR, Howe DM, Dolan N, Udelson JE, Benedict C, Stewart D, Yusuf S. Factors influencing exercise performance in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. SOLVD Investigators. Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction. J. Card. Fail. 1998 Sep; 4(3): 159-67. PMID: 9754586, PII: S107191649800013X, ISSN: 1071-9164.