Kyohei Marume

Name: Kyohei Marume, M.D.


Phone number: (+43) 0512 507 45896

Office location: PT-010 (Pulverturm)

Address: Fürstenweg 189, 6020 Innsbruck

Faculty: Sports Science


Research group: Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Physiology (LEEP)

About the person - Research interests - Teaching - Publications    

About the person:

Kyohei Marume, born 1986 in Japan, studied medicine at the Kumamoto University. He trained as a resident at Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital from 2013 to 2014 and worked at hospitals as a cardiologist since 2014. He was in senior resident clinical training at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, which is the leading facility providing specialized cardiac care in Japan. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree (Cardiovascular Medicine) from Kumamoto University in 2018. After working as an assistant head cardiologist at Miyazaki Prefectural Nobeoka Hospital, he was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Sports Science at the University of Innsbruck in 2019.       

            His doctoral thesis focused on non-invasive prognostic factors in dilated cardiomyopathy. His research covers a wide range of fields within cardiovascular medicine, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart disease. He is also familiar with cardiac rehabilitation with a recent interest in the mechanisms of health promotion through exercise and immobility health disorders. He has conducted a population-based epidemiological study which reported a lower incidence of heart failure in the south of Japan compared to the north and he is currently performing experimental trials examining the effect of cold air exposure on cardiovascular function. He has been awarded several national prizes and has given several lectures at national conferences.

Research interests:

Environmental and exercise physiology

The effect of deconditioning (space flight/bedrest) on blood vessel, heart and brain function and developing effective countermeasures.

The mechanisms of health promotion through exercise

The effect of environmental factors (cold, hot, hypoxia, etc) on the cardiovascular system.


Cardiovascular medicine

Dr. Marume’s main area of clinical research has been in heart failure. His recent interests include pathogenesis and prevention of heart failure and the development of cardiac rehabilitation methods.


Teaching at the Institute for Sports Science in Innsbruck (ongoing):

  • VO Herzkreislauf, Atmung
  • UE Sportmedizinische Messmethoden (A)
  • UE Sportmedizinische Messmethoden (B)
  • SE Problemanalyse und Forschung im Gesundheitssport

Full publications:




Highlighted publications:

 Marume et al., Prognostic Impact of Multiple Fragmented QRS on Cardiac Events in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. (2020) Europace. In press.

 Marume et al., Prognostic Impact of the Presence of On-Duty Cardiologist on Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Admitted During Off-Hours. (2020) J Cardiol.

 Marume et al., Prognosis and Clinical Characteristics of Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Family History Via Pedigree Analysis. (2020) Circ J.

Usuku et al., Usefulness of Relative Apical Longitudinal Strain Index to Predict Positive 99mTc-Labeled Pyrophosphate Scintigraphy Findings in Advanced-age Patients with Suspected Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy. (2020) Echocardiography. In press

Marume et al., Combination of Commonly Examined Parameters Is a Useful Predictor of Positive 99 mTc-Labeled Pyrophosphate Scintigraphy Findings in Elderly Patients With Suspected Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis. (2019) Circ J.

Marume et al. Efficacy of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Low Body Mass Index Patients with Heart Failure. (2019) Circ J.

Marume et al., The Effect of Statins on Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction- A Report from the JASPER Study. (2019) Circ J.

Kurogi et al., Persistent Renal Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction. (2019) J Am Heart Assoc

Hirakawa et al., Non-Val30Met mutation, septal hypertrophy, and cardiac denervation in patients with mutant transthyretin amyloidosis. (2019) ESC Heart Fail.

Marume et al., Mortality and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Stratification Using the Noninvasive Combination of Wide QRS Duration and Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. (2018) Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol.

Takashio et al., Diagnostic utility of cardiac troponin T level in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. (2018) ESC Heart Fail

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