Cardiology

Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart.

Our Cardiology Department provides cardiac investigations, procedures and treatments for adult patients with heart disease.

We cater for all cardiac complaints including, the provision  of:

☛ pacemakers (small device that’s placed in the chest to help control heart rhythms), and

☛ implantable defibrillators (device put inside the body to help correct most life-threatening irregular  heartbeats).

 

CARDIOLOGY FAST TRACK SERVICE

Non Urgent Symptomatic Patients who require an expedited review, please call 021 4941942 - please click on flyer for further information contentFiles/TEMP_Bons_CardioFastTrack_Pop-up3.pdf

 

CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

We provide a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme where patients are referred via a consultant cardiologist. At the end of the programme, the patient will:

☛ have improved their fitness level,

☛ be leading a more active lifestyle,

☛ have developed more self-confidence, and

☛ have improved the knowledge of their condition.

 

Click here to view information on our Medical Assesment Unit (MAU)

 

 

 

24 hour Holter Monitoring

Holter monitoring involves the continuous recording of rate and rhythm of the heart for either 24 or 48 hours.

24 hour Holter Monitoring

A Holter monitor provides a continual recording of the hearts electrocardiogram (rate and rhythm) over a minimum 24 hr period. The test may be requested to check the heart’s activity for various symptoms such as irregular or fast heart rates, dizziness, fainting spells or chest pain and also to verify the effectiveness of medication.

A holter monitor with S-T analysis allows the physician to look in detail at the S-T segment deviant and operates in parallel with arrhythmia analysis. The S-T segment of the ECG provides information on ischemic status.

The test is a completely painless and involves wearing a small monitor about the size of a match box attached to the chest with 5 small wires connected to electrodes. The patient carries on their daily activities as normal whilst wearing the monitor over a 24 hour period or up to 5 days depending upon the requirement.

After the monitor is returned the results will be analysed and sent to your doctor within 24 hours.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring involves wearing a blood pressure cuff on the arm attached to a small monitor box worn on a belt around the waist for a 24 hour period.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring involves wearing a blood pressure cuff on the arm attached to a small monitor box worn on a belt around the waist for a 24 hour period.

Cardiac CT Scanning

Multislice CT scanning provides fast cross-sectional images through the body. CT investigations of all parts of the body are available.

Cardiac CT Scanning

Multislice CT scanning provides fast cross-sectional images through the body. A Cardiac CT is used to look for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries that can narrow the coronary arteries and increase the risk of a heart attack.

  • Test duration: The scan itself takes a couple of minutes to complete but expect to be in the department for up to an hour.The scan is completed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
  • Test prep: No prior preparation is necessary.
  • Referral: By Consultant

 

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

An ECG is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart. It is a painless non-invasive procedure.

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

An ECG is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart.  It is a painless non-invasive procedure.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a cardiac ultrasound meaning a picture of the heart is produced by using sound waves passed through the chest.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a cardiac ultrasound meaning a picture of the heart is produced by using sound waves passed through the chest.

Event Monitor

An event monitor is a non-invasive method of recording your heart-rhythm over longer periods of 1-4 weeks.  This test is used to screen for abnormal heart rhythms and may be ordered by your doctor if you have experienced palpitations, dizziness or episodes of fainting or weakness, which may occur occasionally & may not be experienced on a daily basis.

The test involves carrying a small, hand-held monitor with you, about the size of a mobile phone.  If you experience symptoms, a recording of your heartbeat is made by placing the monitor on your chest and pressing a record button. 

When the monitor is returned, the results are analysed by our team of physiologists.  Your doctor can learn if you are having irregular heartbeats, what kind they are, how long they last, what may cause them and if they require treatment.

 

Test duration: 1 – 4 weeks plus 15 minutes set-up in department
Test preparation: Please refrain from using moisturiser or cream on your skin and continue to take all medications as normal unless otherwise directed by your doctor  
Cost: €40 
Referral: By GP or Consultant 
Results:

Normally within 48 hours. Results are returned directly to referring doctor / consultant.

 

 

Event Recorders

Event recorders are very similar to Holter monitors. They are used for patients who do not get symptoms regularly.

Event Recorders

Event recorders are very similar to Holter monitors.  They are used for patients who do not get symptoms regularly.

Exercise Tolerance Test (Stress Test)

This non-invasive procedure is carried out to assess patients’ exercise tolerance and to evaluate and indicate coronary artery disease.

Exercise Tolerance Test (Stress Test)

This non-invasive procedure is carried out to assess patients’ exercise tolerance and to evaluate and indicate coronary artery disease.

Tilt Table Testing

A tilt table test is performed when patients are experiencing syncope (passing out/fainting,) dizziness or unexplained loss of consciousness.

For the test you will be required to lie down, face up on the tilt table bed. ECG electrodes and blood pressure monitoring equipment will be attached by one of our team of cardiac physiologists. The bed is then gently tilted in a heads up position and monitored closely. Any changes in blood pressure and heart rate are monitored which may be the cause of the fainting / dizziness episodes. The bed is returned to the horizontal position and monitored closely until your heart rate and blood pressure return to their initial values.

 

Test duration: 90 minutes
Test preparation: Please refrain from using moisturiser or cream on your skin on the day of the test and continue to take all medications as normal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Before attend for the test, you are advised to have a light breakfast or light lunch. Please avoid caffeine on the day of the test.
Cost: €366
Insurance cover: All insurance companies excl. GMA / POMAS
Referral: By GP or Consultant
Results: Normally within 48 hours. Results are returned directly to referring doctor / consultant.

 

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Heiko Kindler
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr. Heiko Kindler

Consultant Cardiologist

Biography

Dr Kindler graduated from Hanover Medical School, Germany in 1996. After qualifying he worked in the United Kingdom and completed his Cardiology Specialist Training in London. He worked at the Royal Brompton, Guy's & St Thomas', King's College and the Heart Hospital, University College London. He completed a three-year Fellowship with the Medical Research Council in Cardiovascular Imaging using Positron Emission Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Imperial College London and the Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Kindler gained extensive clinical experience in interventional and non-interventional Cardiology including Coronary Angiography, Pacemaker Insertion, Heart Failure, 3D Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital London where he worked with Professor Dudley Pennell. He completed a Fellowship in advanced cardiovascular MRI leading to level 3 certification. He completed a fellowship at UCLA Harbour, California, leading to level 3 certification in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 

He has a special interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and inherited cardiac conditions. He has a strong interest in aortic valve disease, aortic stenosis, catheter treatments of coronary artery disease and aortic stenosis and interests in the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders and the identification and prevention of stroke from heart rhythm abnormalities.

Before he joined the Bon Secours, Cork, in 2015, he spent two years working across 3 of Irelands high-tech hospitals: the Blackrock Clinic and Hermitage Clinic, Dublin, and the Galway Clinic.

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries Email:

corkcardio@bonsecours.ie / Info@corkheart.com

Contact Details

  • Dr. Heiko Kindler
  • Suite 24,The Cork Clinic,Western Road,Cork
Keith Morrice
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Pacing
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr. Keith Morrice

Consultant Cardiologist

Biography

Dr Morrice brings a significant amount of Cardiology and Electrophysiology expertise and experience to the hospital and his most recent appointment was as an Electrophysiology Fellow at the renowned OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium.  Dr Morrice attained his MB BCh BAO at Queens University Belfast, RCPE Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and MD at Queens University Belfast.

 Prior to his appointment at the OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium Dr Morrice worked for many years in the specialty of cardiology in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital and Mater Hospital Dublin. Dr Morrice's MD research project looked into cardiac biomarkers in myocardial infarction and in percutaneous coronary intervention. Dr Morrice has published widely including the areas of pacing and STEMI and he has a keen interest in audit, research and education.  Dr Morrice will also be attached to UCC in the capacity of Senior Clinical lecturer.
 
Dr Morrice will accept referrals from patients displaying symptoms of various cardiac arrhythmias; atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia etc. In addition Dr Morrice will undertake cardiac interventions such as ablation, insertion of pacemakers and insertion of ICDs in the specially commissioned catheterisation laboratory at the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries Email:

info@morrice.ie

Contact Details

  • Dr. Keith Morrice
  • Suite 24, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork
Cróchán O'Sullivan
Consultant Cardiologist
Cardiology Interventional Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4544424

Dr Cróchán O'Sullivan

Consultant Cardiologist

Biography

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Cróchán graduated from NUI Galway in 2004 and underwent basic medical training in the Mater Hospital in Dublin and Mayo Clinic, Rochester.  He then underwent Cardiology specialist training in the Mater Hospital and St. Vincents Hospital, Dublin. In 2011 he was awarded the Dr. Richard Steeven's Scholarship by the HSE to undertake subspeciality training in Interventional Cardiology and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implanatation (TAVI) in Bern University Hospital, Switzerland. 

He was awarded a research grant by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to perform clinical research in TAVI from which he generated over 60 peer reviewed publications and was awarded his PhD in 2015. 

In 2014 he was appointed Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Triemli City Hospital, Zurich and Assistant Professor in Bern University, Switzerland where he worked for 4 years from July 2014 until March 2018.  He subsequently spent 3 months performing advanced structural heart interventions at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm (minimally invasive TAVI, MitraClip, PFO and ASD Closure, and Cardioband).  He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and his practice involves both General and Interventional Cardiology with a special interest in structural heart disease interventions.

Education, Diplomas and Specialization

2017 Assistant Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland (Habilitation)

2016 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

2015 PhD (Medicine), National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

2014 MD (Doctor of Medicine), University of Bern

2011 – 2014 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland

2013 Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) Cardiology

2006 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland

2005 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) (Steps 1,2 & 3)

2004 Final Medical Exam, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

2003 Thesis: Thrombin and PAR1-activating peptide: effects on human uterine contractility in vitro.

2002 BSc (Anatomy) – graduated with first class honours

1997 2004 Studied Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

 

Work Experience

Advanced Structural Heart Disease Fellow, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden:

04/18-06/18: Performed TAVI with newer generation transcatheter heart valves (Accurate Neo using ultrasound guided transfemoral puncture), MitraClip (including NTR and XTR newer generation devices) and Cardioband.

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Triemli City Hospital, Zürich

07/14-03/18: Triemli City Hospital, Zürich is the highest volume primary PCI centre in Zürich and the second highest volume centre in Switzerland. Performed an average of 500 PCIs per year and was also involved in the structural heart programme including TAVI, LAA Closure and PFO Closure.

Specialisation in Interventional Cardiology (2011 - 2014)

07/13-06/14: Structural heart disease, Inselspital, Bern, Prof. Dr. P. Wenaweser, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker.

09/12-06/13: Invasive cardiology, Inselspital, Bern, 50% catheterization laboratory, 50% clinical research on percutaneous aortic valve replacement, Prof. Dr. P. Wenaweser, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker.

09/11-08/12: Invasive cardiology, Inselspital, Bern, 100% in the catheterization laboratory, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker, Prof. Dr. B. Meier.

General Cardiology Rotations (2007 – 2011)

07/10-08/11 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

07/09-06/10 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

07/08-06/09 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

07/07-06/08 Specialist Registrar, Internal Medicine, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford, Ireland.

Internal Medicine Rotations (2004 – 2007)

01/07-06/07 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

07/06-12/06 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

07/05-06/06 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

07/04-06/05 Intern, Medicine and Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Grants and Awards

2012 European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI) clinical research grant (€ 25’000).

2011 Dr. Richard Steevens Travelling Scholarship from the Department of Health, Ireland (€ 62’000).

2004 Gold medal in medicine.

2003 Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) und Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceutical Presidents Presenter Award for the best scientific abstract at the 50th anniversary of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in  Washington, DC, USA, March 25–30, 2003

2000 Pharmacia and Upjohn Gold Medal in Pharmacology Award.

Reviewer Activities

Circulation

Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions

Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Imaging

EuroIntervention

Catheter Cardiovascular Interventions

Editorial Board Membership

Interventional Cardiology Review, Radcliffe Cardiology, UK, Editorial Board

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Associate Editor

Memberships

European Society of Cardiology

European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Irish Cardiac Society

FMH

Swiss Cardiac Society

Zürich Cardiac Society

Publications

Original articles:

Meyer MR, Bernheim AM, Kurz DJ, O’Sullivan CJ, Tuller D, Zbinden R, Rosemann T, Eberli FR. Gender differences in patient and system delay for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: current trends in a Swiss ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction population. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2019;8(3):283-290. PMID 30406673.

O’Sullivan CJ, Montalbetti M, Zbinden R, Kurz DJ, Bernheim AM, Liew A, Meyer MR, Tüller D, Eberli FR. Screening for pulmonary hypertension with multidetector computed tomography among patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2018.5;5:63. PMID:29951486.

Pilgrim T, Lee JKT, O'Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Ariotti S, Franzone A, Lanz J, Heg D, Asami M, Praz F, Siontis GCM, Vollenbroich R, Räber L, Valgimigli M, Roost E, Windecker S. Early versus newer generation devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation in routine clinical practice: a propensity score matched analysis. Open Heart. 2018 Jan 20;5(1):e000695. PMID 29387427.

Yamaji K, Ueki Y, Souteyrand G, Daemen J, Wiebe J, Nef H, Adriaenssens T, Loh JP, Lattuca B, Wykrzykowska JJ, Gomez-Lara J, Timmers L, Motreff P, Hoppmann P, Abdel-Wahab M, Byrne RA, Meincke F, Boeder N, Honton B, O’Sullivan CJ, Lelasi A, Delarche N, Christ G, Lee JKT, Lee M, Amabile N, Karagiannis A, Windecker S, Räber L. Mechanisms of Very Late Bioresorbable Scaffold Thrombosis: The INVEST Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70(19):2330-2344. PMID: 29096803.

Franzone A, O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Lanz J, Vollenbroich R, Praz F, Piccolo R, Asami M, Roost E, Räber L, Vlalgimigli M, Windecker S, Pilgrim T. Prognostic impact of invasive haemodynamic measurements in combination ith clinical and echocardiographic characteristics on two-year clinical outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. EuroIntervention 2017;12(18):e2186-e2193. PMID:28117283.

Vollenbroich R, Stortecky S, Praz F, Lanz J, Franzone A, Zuk K, Heg D, Valgimigli M, O’Sullivan CJ, Heinisch C, Roost E, Wenaweser P, Windecker S, Pilgrim T. The impact of functional vs degererative mitral regurgitation on clinical outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Am Heart J. 2017;184:71-80. PMID:27892889.

O’Sullivan CJ, Spitzer E, Heg D, Praz F, Stortecky S, Huber C, Carrel T, Pilgrim T, Windecker S. Effect of resting heart rate on two-year clinical outcomes of high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. EuroIntervention 2016;12(4):490-8. PMID:27436601.

Koskinas KC, Stortecky S, Franzone A, O’Sullivan CJ, Praz F, Zuk K, Räber L, Pilgrim T, Moschovitis A, Fiedler GM, Jüni P, Heg D, Wenaweser P, Windecker S. Post-procedural troponin elevation and clinical outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(2):e002430. PMID:26896474.

Räber L, Brugaletta S, Yamaji K, O’Sullivan CJ, Otsuki S, Kopara T, Taniwaki M, Onuma Y, Freixa X, Eberli FR, Serruys PW, Joner M, Sabatè M, Windecker S. Very late scaffold thrombosis: intracoronary imaging and histopathological and spectroscopic findings. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;66(17):1901-14. PMID:26493663.

Koskinas KC, O’Sullivan CJ, Heg D, Praz F, Stortecky S, Pilgrim T, Buellesfeld L, Jüni P, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Effect of B-type natriuretic peptides on long-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2015;116(10):1560-5. PMID:26428025.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P, Ceylan O, Rat-Wirtzler J, Stortecky S, Heg D, Spitzer E, Zanchin T, Praz F, Tüller D, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Nietlispach F, Khattab AA, Carrel T, Meier B, Windecker S, Buellesfeld L. Effect of pulmonary hypertension hemodynamic presentation on clinical outcomes in patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: insights from the new proposed pulmonary hypertension classification. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(7):e002358. PMID:26156149.

O’Sullivan CJ, Englberger L, Hosek N, Heg D, Cao D, Stefanini GG, Stortecky S, Gloekler S, Spitzer E, Tüller D, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Praz F, Buellesfeld L, Khattab AA, Carrel T, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical outcomes and revascularization strategies in patients with low-flow, low-gradient severe aortic valve stenosis according to the assigned treatment modality. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 201;8(5):704-17. PMID:25946444.

Huber C, Praz F, O’Sullivan CJ, Langhammer B, Gloekler S, Stortecky S, von Allmen RS, Meier B, Carrel T, Englberger L, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Transcarotid aortic valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated stentless aortic root conduits with severe regurgitation: a case series. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015;20(6):694-700. PMID:25776924.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Bütikofer A, Heg D, Zanchin T, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Praz F, Buellesfeld L, Khattab AA, Blöchlinger S, Carrel T, Meier B, Zbinden S, Wenaweser P, Windecker S. Impact of mitral regurgitation on clinical outcomes of patients with low-ejection fraction, low-gradient severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(2):e001895. PMID:25657315.

Mylotte D, Lefevre T, Sondergaard L, Wantanabe Y, Modine T, Dvir D, Bosmans J, Tchetche D, Kornowski R, Sinning JM, Thèriault-Lauzier P, O’Sullivan CJ, Barbanti M, Debry N, Buithieu J, Codner P, Dorfmeister M, Martucci G, Nickenig G, Wenaweser P, Tamburino C, Grube E, Webb JG, Windecker S, Lange R, Piazza N. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(22):2330-9. PMID:5465419.

Rothenbühler M, O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Stefanini GG, Spitzer E, Estill J, Shrestha NR, Keiser O, Jüni P, Pilgrim T. Active surveillance for rheumatic heart disease in endemic regions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence among children and adolescents. Lancet Glob Health. 2014;2(12):e717-26. PMID:25433627.

Pilgrim T, Englberger L, Rothenbühler M, Stortecky S, Ceylan O, O’Sullivan CJ, Huber C, Praz F, Buellesfeld L, Langhammer B, Meier B, Jüni P, Carrel T, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Long-term outcome of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis as a function of treatment modality. Heart 2015;101(1):30-6. PMID:25163691.  

Khattab AA, Gloekler S, Sprecher B, Shakir S, Guerios E, Stortecky S, O’Sullivan CJ, Nietlispach F, Moschovitis A, Pilgrim T, Buelesfeld L, Wenaweser P, Windecker S, Meier B. Feasibility and outcomes of combined transcatheter aortic valve replacement with other structural heart interventions in a single session: a matched cohort study. Open Heart 2014;1(1):e000014. PMID:25332781.  

Stefanini GG, Stortecky S, Cao D, Rat-Wirtzler J, O’Sullivan CJ, Gloekler S, Buellesfeld L, Khattab AA, Nietlispach F, Pilgrim T, Huber C, Carrel T, Meier B, Jüni P, Wenaweser P, Windecker S. Coronary artery disease severity and aortic stenosis: clinical outcomes according to SYNTAX score in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Eur Heart J. 2014;35(37):2530-40. PMID:24682843.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Jüni P, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Impact of B-type natriuretic peptide on short-term clinical outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation. EuroIntervention. 2015;10(10):e1-8. PMID:24429160.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical Outcomes Of Patients with Low Flow, Low Gradient, Severe Aortic Stenosis and Either Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Eur Heart J. 2013;Nov;34(44):3437-50. PMID:24096324

O’Sullivan CJ, Stefanini GG, Räber L, Heg D, Taniwaki M, Kalesan B, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Moschovitis A, Büllesfeld L, Khattab AA, Meier B, Wenaweser P, Jüni P, Windecker S. Impact of stent overlap on long-term clinical outcomes in patients treated with newer-generation drug eluting stents. EuroIntervention 2014;9(9):1076-84. PMID:24064474.

Wenaweser P, Stortecky S, Schwander S, Heg D, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Gloekler S, O'Sullivan CJ, Meier B, Jüni P, Carrel T, Windecker S. Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Estimated Low or Intermediate Surgical Risk Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Eur Heart J. 2013 Jul;34(25):1894-905. PMID:23487519.

Khattab AA, O'Sullivan CJ, Stefanini GG, Räber L, Paquin M, Windecker S, Meier B. New Approach to Direct Stenting using a Novel 'All-In-One' Coronary Stent System via 5 French Diagnostic Catheters: A Pilot Study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013;82(4):E403-10.  PMID:23378279.

Doyle BJ, Rihal CS, O’Sullivan CJ, Lennon RJ, Wiste HJ, Bell M, Bresnahan J, Holmes DR. Outcomes of Stent Thrombosis and Restenosis during Extended Follow Up of Patients Treated with Bare-Metal Coronary Stents. Circulation. 2007;116:2391-2398. PMID:17984377.

O’Sullivan CJ, Hynes N, Mahendran M, Andrews EJ, Avalos G, Tawfik S, Sultan S. Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in Non-diabetic and Diabetic Vascular Patients. Is HbA1c an Independent Risk Factor and Predictor of Adverse Outcome? European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2006 Aug;32(2):188-197. PMID:16580235.

O’Loughlin AJ, O’Sullivan CJ, Ravikumar N, Friel AM, Elliott JT, Morrison JJ. Effects of Thrombin, PAR-1 Activating Peptide and a PAR-1 Antagonist on Umbilical Artery Resistance in vitro. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2005 Feb 24;3(1):8. PMID:15730558.

O’Sullivan CJ, Allen NM, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Morrison JJ. Thrombin and PAR1-Activating Peptide: Effects on Human Uterine Contractility in vitro.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2004 Apr;190(4):1098-105. PMID:15118649

Review articles

De Palma R, O’Sullivan CJ, Settergren M. Is there currently a place for combined mitral and aortic transcatheter interventions? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019;21(10):129. PMID: 31520150.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. A glimpse into the future: In 2020, which patients will undergo TAVI or SAVR? Interventional Cardiology Review. 2017;12(1):44-50.

O’Sullivan CJ, Tüller D, Zbinden R, Eberli FR. Impact of mitral regurgitation on clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Interventional Cardiology Review. 2016;11(1):54-8.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. Optimizing clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation patients with comorbidities. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015;13(12):1419-32. PMID:26479904.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stefanini GG, Stortecky S, Tüller D, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Coronary revascularization and TAVI: before, during, after or never? Minerva Med. 2014;105(6):475-85. PMID:25274461.

O’Sullivan CJ, Praz F, Stortecky S, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Assessment of low-flow, low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis: an invasive evaluation is required for decision making. EuroIntervention. 2014;10 Suppl U:U61-8. PMID:25256333.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Buellesfeld L, Wenaweser P, Windecker S. Preinterventional Screening of the TAVI Patient: How to Choose the Suitable Patient and the Best Procedure. Clinical Research in Cardiology. 2014:103(4):259-74. PMID 24515650.

Stortecky S, O’Sullivan CJ, Buellesfeld L, Wenaweser P, Windecker S. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Patient Selection.
Minerva Cardioangiologica. 2013 Oct;61(5):487-497. PMID: 24096244

Stortecky S, O’Sullivan CJ, Buellesfeld L, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: The Transfemoral Access Route is the Default Access. EuroIntervention. 2013 Sep 10;9 Suppl:S14-8. PMID:24025952

Editorials

O'Sullivan CJ, Spitzer E. Transaortic flow rate versus stroke volume index in low-gradient aortic stenosis. JACC:Cardiovascular Imaging 2019;12(9):1725-1727. PMID 29550325. 

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. Can we predict quality of life and survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(12):e003347. PMID:26643742.

O’Sullivan CJ, Eberli FR. Left ventricular thrombus formation after acute myocardial infarction. Vigilance still required in the modern era. Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14158. PMID:26099039.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. Reclassification of low-gradient aortic stenosis severity in patients with preserved ejection fraction: when is severe truly severe? Eur Heart J.2015;36(31):2039-2041. PMID:26040798.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. Low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis: should TAVI be the default therapeutic option? EuroIntervention. 2014;10(7):775-7. PMID:25414144.

Windecker S, O’Sullivan CJ. Mitigating the risk of early stent thrombosis.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(23):2521-4. PMID:24768885.

O’Sullivan CJ, Windecker S. Implications of Bicuspid Aortic Valves for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013;6(3):204-6. PMID:23780294.

O’Sullivan CJ, Windecker S. Peri-procedural myocardial infarction: time for re-evaluation of its definition and use as an endpoint in coronary stent trials.
Heart. 2012;98(19):1397-1399. PMID:22965793.

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P. Aortic stenosis and the right heart at risk: Is transcatheter aortic valve implantation the better option? Heart. 2012;98(17):1265-6. PMID:22875821.

Case reports

O’Sullivan CJ, Groza D, Eberli FR. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation in a patient presenting with a subacute myocardial infarction. BMJ Case Report. 2017;pii: bcr-2017-222481. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222481. PMID 29246934

O’Sullivan CJ, Kurz DJ. An unusual cause of cardiac tamponade following pericardial window formation. Acta Cardiologica. 2017

O’Sullivan CJ, Magarzo JG, Bernheim AM, Eberli FR. Paradoxical embolism via a sinus venosus atrial septal defect causing an inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a 23-year-old woman. BMJ Case Rep. 2016;pii:bcr2016215184. PMID: 27130557.

O’Sullivan CJ, Bühlmann Lerjen E, Pellegrini D, Eberli FR. Sudden cardiac arrest during emergency caesarean delivery in a 31-year-old woman, due to accelerated structural valve degeneration of an aortic valve bioprosthesis. BMJ Case Rep. 2015. Pii:bcr2015212575. PMID:26568057.

O’Sullivan CJ, Sprenger M, Tueller D, Eberli FR. Coronary thromboembolic acute myocardial infarction due to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation occurring after non-cardiac surgery. BMJ Case Rep. 2015;2015.pii:bcr2014208329. PMID:25814175.

O’Sullivan CJ, Meier B. Left Main Coronary Stent Positioning using Rapid Transcoronary Pacing. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2013 Jan;25(1):E4-7.PMID:23293185.

Letters to the editor

O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P, Ceylan O, Stortecky S, Spitzer E, Zanchin T, Praz F, Pilgrim T, Khattab AA, Meier B, Windecker S, Buellesfeld L, Tüller D, Rat-Wirtzler J, Heg D, Huber C, Carrel T, Nietlispach F. Response to letter regarding article, „Effect of pulmonary hypertension hemodynamic presentation on clinical outcomes in patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Insights from the new proposed pulmonary hypertension classification“. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(9):e003064. PMID:26330389.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Wenaweser P. Invasive Hemodynamic Characteristics of Paradoxical Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 Oct 15;62(16):1492-1493. PMID:23892253

Book chapters

O’Sullivan CJ, Meier B. Transcoronary Pacing. Urgent Interventional Therapies. Kipshidze N, Fareed J, Rosen RT, Serruys P. October 2014, Wiley-Blackhall. ISBN: 978-0-470-67202-0.

Abstracts (Selected)

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical outcomes among patients with low flow, low gradient, severe aortic stenosis according to treatment modality. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;62(18_S1):B217-B217

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical Outcomes among patients with low-flow, low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis with either preserved or reduced ejection fraction undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Ir J Med Sci 2013;182(Suppl 8):S359-S392.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical outcomes among patients with low flow, low gradient, severe aortic stenosis according to treatment modality. EuroIntervention Supplement 2013;9 London abstracts.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Hosek N, Ceylan O, Gloekler S, Büllesfeld L, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Impact of B-type natriuretic peptide on clinical outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. European Heart Journal 2013;34(Suppl 1):993

O’Sullivan C, Stortecky S, Hosek N, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Khattab A, Gloekler S, Nietlispach F, Buellesfeld L, Meier B, Carrel T, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Prevalence, invasive haemodynamic characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with “paradoxical” low flow, low gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction undergoing TAVI. EuroIntervention Supplement 2013:139.

Steffanini GG, Taniwaki M, Räber L, Cao D, Pilgrim T, Stortecky S, O’Sullivan CJ, Wenaweser P, Meier B, Jüni P, Windecker S. Stent thrombosis with zotarolimus-eluting resolute stents compared with everolimus-eluting stents: an updated meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. EuroIntervention Supplement 2013:98.

O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical Outcomes among patients with low-flow, low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis with either preserved or reduced ejection fraction undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: An invasive hemodynamic study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10):A495

O’Sullivan CJ, Stefanini G, Räber L, Heg D, Taniwaki M, Kalesan B, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Moschovitis A, Büllesfeld L, Khattab AA, Wanaweser P, Meier B, Jüni P, Windecker S. Impact of stent overlap on long-term clinical outcomes in patients treated with newer-generation drug-eluting stents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(17):B175

O’Sullivan CJ, Moschovitis A, Zanchin T, Stortecky S, Stefanini G, Pilgrim T, Räber L, Taniwaki M, Büllesfeld L, Khattab A, Nietlispach F, Wenaweser PM, Meier B, Windecker S. Long-term clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents in patients with mechanical heart valves. Cardiovascular Medicine 2012;15(5):Suppl 21:43

O’Sullivan CJ, Andrews EJ, Mahendran B, Hynes N, Avalos G, Tawfik S, Lowery A, Sultan S. Is HbA1c an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome in diabetic and non-diabetic vascular patients? Irish Journal of Medical Science January, February, March 2006:175(1)S2:34

O’Sullivan CJ, Hynes N, Mahendran M, Tawfik S, Tawfik W, Courtney D, Sultan S. HbA1c as an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome in diabetic and non-diabetic vascular patients: A prospective cross-over study with primary composite end-point. Irish Journal of Medical Science January, February, March 2006:175(1)S1:16.

O’Sullivan CJ, Sultan S, Andrews E, Hynes N, Mahendran M, Ishtiaq A, Courtney D. Haemoglobin A1C (HBA1C) in nondiabetic vascular patients. Is HBA1C an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome? European Society for Vascular Surgery, Programme and Abstract Book, September 2005: page 94.

O’Sullivan CJ, Andrews E, Mahendran M, Hynes N, Ishtiaq A, Sultan S. Haemaoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in nondiabetic vascular patients. Is HbA1c an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome? Irish Journal of Medical Science September 2005:174(3)S1:49.

O’Sullivan CJ,  Andrews E, Mahendran M, Hynes N, Ishtiaq A, Sultan S. Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) in nondiabetic vascular patients is an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome. A cohort study. Vascular Annual Meeting Chicago, IL, Scientific Program, June 2005: page 74.

O’Sullivan CJ, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. PAR function in the human pregnant myometrium: Effects of Thrombin and Specific PAR-1 Agonist and Antagonist. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation March 2003:10(2)299A.

O’Loughlin AJ, O’Sullivan CJ, Ravikumar N, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. Effects of Thrombin, PAR-1 Agonist, and PAR-1 Antagonist on Umbilical Artery Resistance in vitro. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation March 2003:10(2)299A.

O’Sullivan CJ, Allen NM, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. PAR Function in Human Pregnant Myometrium: Effects of Thrombin and Specific PAR-1 Agonist and Antagonist. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2003 Oct;110(10):962.

O’Sullivan CJ, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. PAR function in the human pregnant myometrium: Effects of Thrombin and Specific PAR-1 Agonist and Antagonist. Galway Medical Annual 2003.

Presentations (Selected)

London, United Kingdom. PCR London Valves 2013. O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical outcomes among patients with low flow, low gradient, severe aortic stenosis according to treatment modality (Oral presentation).

Amsterdam, Netherlands. European Society of Cardiology 2013. O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Hosek N, Ceylan O, Gloekler S, Büllesfeld L, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Impact of B-type natriuretic peptide on clinical outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (Poster presentation)

Paris, France. EuroPCR 2013. O’Sullivan C, Stortecky S, Hosek N, Huber C, Pilgrim T, Khattab A, Gloekler S, Nietlispach F, Buellesfeld L, Meier B, Carrel T, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Prevalence, invasive haemodynamic characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with “paradoxical” low flow, low gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction undergoing TAVI (Oral Presentation).

San Francisco, USA (March 9-11, 2013) American College of Cardiology 2013 annual meeting. O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Heg D, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Hosek N, Gloekler S, Meier B, Windecker S, Wenaweser P. Clinical Outcomes among patients with low-flow, low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis with either preserved or reduced ejection fraction undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: An invasive hemodynamic study (Oral presentation).

Miami, USA (October 22-26, 2012) Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting: O’Sullivan CJ, Stefanini G, Räber L, Heg D, Taniwaki M, Kalesan B, Pilgrim T, Zanchin T, Moschovitis A, Büllesfeld L, Khattab AA, Wanaweser P, Meier B, Jüni P, Windecker S. Impact of stent overlap on long-term clinical outcomes in patients treated with newer-generation drug-eluting stents (TCT-605) (Poster)

Lausanne, Switzerland (June 2012) Swiss Cardiology Society: . Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves (Oral presentation)

San Francisco, USA (November 7-11, 2011) Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting: O’Sullivan CJ et al. Which is the Culprit? Complex Revascularization in a 63-Year-Old Male with Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Presenting with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (TCT-1012) (presented in the Challenging Cases Video Abstracts section)

Paris, France (May 17-20, 2011) EuroPCR: O’Sullivan CJ et al. The Coronary Guide Wire Won’t Come Back. (Presented in the Interactive Case Corner Section).

Helsinki, Finland (September 16-19, 2005): European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 19th Annual Meeting. O’Sullivan CJ, Sultan S, Andrews E, Hynes N, Mahendran M, Ishtiaq A, Courtney D. Haemoglobin A1C (HBA1C) in nondiabetic vascular patients. Is HBA1C an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome? (Short-listed for Prize)

Chicago, Illinois, US (June 16-19, 2005): Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) 2005 Annual Meeting. O’Sullivan CJ, Andrews E, Mahendran M, Hynes N, Istiaq A, Sultan S. Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in nondiabetic and diabetic vascular patients is an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome. A cohort study.

Berlin, Germany (June 3-4, 2005): Vascular Biology Working Group European Chapter Meeting. O’Sullivan CJ, Mahendran M, Sultan S. Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in non-diabetic and diabetic vascular patients. Is HbA1c an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse outcome?

Glasgow, Scotland, UK (June 4-5, 2003): Combined Blair Bell/Munro-Kerr Society Meeting, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. O’Sullivan CJ, Allen NM, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. PAR Function in the Human Pregnant Myometrium: Effects of Thrombin and Specific PAR-1 Agonist and Antagonist.

Washington DC, US (March 25-30, 2003): 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI). O’Sullivan CJ, O’Loughlin AJ, Friel AM, Elliot JT, Morrison JJ. PAR function in the human pregnant myometrium: Effects of Thrombin and Specific PAR-1 Agonist and Antagonist.

Areas of Interest

Special Interests Include:

  • Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • Chronic Total Occlusions

  • Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect closure

  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implanation

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