` Samer Arnous

Dr. Samer Arnous

Consultant General & Interventional Cardiologist




Cardiology Services,Cardiac Diagnostics,Cardiac Rehabilitation




Dr Samer Arnous is a Consultant Cardiologist in Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, University Hospital Limerick and Blackrock Clinic Dublin. He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MB BcH BAO) in 2001. Following cardiology specialist training in Ireland, he did 2 years of research with... read more

Areas of Interest

His clinical areas of interest include complex coronary and Structural Heart Interventions. His academic interests include stem cell research in dilated and ischaemic cardiomyopathy in which he was awarded MD thesis from University College London. He has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters in coronary and structural interventions, inherited cardiomyopathies and stem cell therapy. 




Fractional flow reserve in 2017: current data and everyday practice.

Coughlan JJ, MacDonnell C, Arnous S, Kiernan TJ.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Jun;15(6):457-472. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2017.1327810. Epub 2017 May 15.


An exploratory randomized control study of combination cytokine and adult autologous bone marrow progenitor cell administration in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: the REGENERATE-IHD clinical trial.

Choudhury T, Mozid A, Hamshere S, Yeo C, Pellaton C, Arnous S, Saunders N, Brookman P, Jain A, Locca D, Archbold A, Knight C, Wragg A, Davies C, Mills P, Parmar M, Rothman M, Choudry F, Jones DA, Agrawal S, Martin J, Mathur A.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Jan;19(1):138-147. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.676. Epub 2016 Oct 28.


Long-term outcome of FFR-guided PCI for stable coronary artery disease in daily clinical practice: a propensity score-matched landmark analysis.

De Backer O, Biasco L, Lønborg J, Pedersen F, Holmvang L, Kelbaek H, Arnous S, Saunamäki K, Helqvist S, Kastrup J, Jørgensen E, Engstrøm T.

EuroIntervention. 2016 Feb;11(11):e1257-66. doi: 10.4244/EIJV11I11A247.


Randomized trial of combination cytokine and adult autologous bone marrow progenitor cell administration in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: the REGENERATE-DCM clinical trial.

Hamshere S, Arnous S, Choudhury T, Choudry F, Mozid A, Yeo C, Barrett C, Saunders N, Gulati A, Knight C, Locca D, Davies C, Cowie MR, Prasad S, Parmar M, Agrawal S, Jones D, Martin J, McKenna W, Mathur A.

Eur Heart J. 2015 Nov 21;36(44):3061-9. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv390. Epub 2015 Sep 2.


Safety and efficacy of using the Viabahn endoprosthesis for percutaneous treatment of vascular access complications after transfemoral aortic valve implantation.

De Backer O, Arnous S, Sandholt B, Brooks M, Biasco L, Franzen O, Lönn L, Bech B, Søndergaard L.

Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 15;115(8):1123-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.01.547. Epub 2015 Feb 3.


Incidence, and mechanisms of longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) associated with Biomatrix, Resolute, Element and Xience stents: angiographic and case-by-case review of 1,800 PCIs

Samer Arnous, Nizar Shakhshir, Andrew Wiper, Farzin-Farth Ordoubadi, Paul Williams, Bernard Clarke, Vaikom Mahadavan, Magdi El-Omar, Mamas Mamas, Douglas Fraser.

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2014, Dec 22 (Epub ahead of print)


Recovery from anemia in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation – prevalence, predictors and clinical outcome

De Backer O, Arnous S, Lonberg J, Brooks M, Biasco L, Jonsson A, Franzen OW, Sondergaard L

PLoS One, 2014 Dec 1;9(12)


Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation – an update.

De Backer O, Arnous S, Ihlemann N, Vejlstrup N, Jorgensen E, Pehrson S, Krieger TD, Meier P, Sondergaard L, Franzen OW

Open Heart. 2014 Jun 6;1(1)


Samer Thrombus capture by withdrawal of an open filter device: a useful treatment for large non-occlusive coronary thrombusArnous, Maria Agelaki, Nizar Shakhshir, Damien Kelly, Farzin Fath Ordoubadi, Mamas Mamas, Douglas Fraser

Eurointervention. 2014 Oct; 10(6) :689-93.



Safety and feasibility of intramyocardial versus intracoronary delivery of autologous cell therapy in advanced heart failure: the REGENERATE-IHD pilot study.

Mozid A, Yeo C, Arnous S, Ako E, Saunders N, Locca D, Brookman P, Archbold RA, Rothman M, Mills P, Agrawal S, Martin J, Mathur A.

Regen Med. 2014 May;9(3):269-78


Infective endocarditis following percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement: Diagnostic challenges and application of intra-cardiac echocardiography.

Cheung G, Vejlstrup N, Ihlemann N, Arnous S, Franzen O, Bundgaard H, Søndergaard L

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Nov 30;169(6):425-9


Transradial intervention via large bore guide catheters: a study of coronary bifurcation disease treatment using the crush technique

Paul Williams, Jonas Eichhofer, Mamas A. Mamas, Samer Arnous, Farzin Fath-Ordoubadi, Douglas Fraser 

Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2013 Sep;25(9):455-9                  


The Effects of age, disease state and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor on progenitor cell count and function in patients undergoing cell therapy for cardiac disease.                                                                                        

Mozid A, Jones D, Arnous S, Saunders N, Wragg A, Martin J,

Agrawal S, Mathur A.

Stem Cells and Development. 2013 Jan 15;22(2):216-23


Bone marrow mononuclear cells and acute myocardial infarction

Arnous S, Mozid A, Martin J, Mathur A.

Stem Cell Research and Therapy. 2012 Jan 17;3(1):2.

The long-term survival and the risks and benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

O'Mahony C, Lambiase PD, Quarta G, Cardona M, Calcagnino M, Tsovolas K, Al-Shaikh S, Rahman SM, Arnous S, Jones S, McKenna W, Elliott P.

Heart. 2012 Jan;98(2):116-25.

The Bone Marrow Derived Adult Stem Cells for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (REGENERATE-DCM) trial: study design.

Arnous S, Mozid A, Mathur A.

Regenerative Medicine. 2011 Jul;6(4):525-33.

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Diseases

Mozid AM, Arnous S, Sammut EC, Mathur A

British Medical Bulletin, 2011;98:143-59


Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation on Cardiac CT: Comparison with Semi quantitative and Quantitative Echocardiographic Parameters

Arnous S, Killeen RP, Martos R, Quinn M, Dodd JD

Journal of Computer Assist Tomography. 2011 Sep-Oct;35(5):625-30

Clinical and Psychological impact of prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in a community heart failure population

Arnous S, Murphy NF, Pyne-Daly P, Nawoor Z, Kean D, Ledwidge M, McDonald K

Irish Journal of Medical Science 2011 Jun; 180(2):369-74

Chronic mitral regurgitation detected on cardiac MDCT: differentiation between functional and valvular etiologies

Killeen RP, Arnous S, Martos R, Abbara S, Quinn M, Dodd JD

European Radiology 2010 Aug; 20(8):1886-95


Cardiac valve disease: spectrum of findings on cardiac 64-MDCT.

Ryan S, Abbara S, Colen RR, Arnous S, Quinn M, Cury RC, Dodd JD.

American Journal of Roentgenology 2008 May; 190 (5):W294-303.

Effect of carnitine on diaphragm and Sternohyoid muscle contractile properties

Arnous S, Cantillon D, Bradford A

Journal of the Irish Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons (1998) Vol 27, No.4, 251-256.


Patterns of total parenteral nutrition usage in a university teaching hospital over a 10-year period 

 S. Arnous, M. J. O’Sullivan, A. Brannigan, N. Keane, F. Murray

Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2002 (171), Suppl( 2) , 41


Book chapters

Genetics of dilated cardiomyopathy: Risk of conduction defects and sudden cardiac death

Samer Arnous, Petros Syrris, Srijita Sen-Chowdhry, William J.McKenna

Cardiac Electrophysiology clinics 2(2010) 599-609


Cell base regenerative therapy 

Mozid A, Arnous S, Lovell M, Mathur A.

EuroPCR Textbook of Interventional Cardiology 2012 : Chapter 3.49

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