Cardiac Diagnostics

Our Cardiac Diagnostics department is staffed with a full compliment of highly skilled Cardiac Physiologists, led by our Chief Cardiac Physiologist.

We aim to provide an efficient and effective Diagnostic Service, for both inpatients and outpatients and in a manner that reflects the values of Bon Secours.

We aim to treat our patients in a caring environment using the skills and whole-hearted commitment of our staff, in keeping with the Bon Secours tradition.

At all times we recognise the dignity and uniqueness of each individual person in our care.


We regularly provide the following tests in our Cardiac Diagnostic Department:

  • ECG recording and interpretation
  • Holter, Blood Pressure, Event monitoring and reporting
  • Exercise Stress Testing and reporting
  • Adult and Paediatric Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pacemaker, Implantable Defibrillator and Loop Recorder follow-up




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Samer Arnous
Consultant General & Interventional Cardiologist
Cardiology Services, Cardiac Diagnostics, Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 7164569 Fax: 066 7164570

Dr. Samer Arnous

Consultant General & Interventional Cardiologist


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 University College London, followed by subspecialised intervention training in the UK and structural heart intervention in Copenhagen, Denmark. He also worked as a Consultant Cardiologist in Manchester.

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. 

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  • Dr. Samer Arnous
Louis Keary
Consultant Cardiologist
Cardiology Services, Cardiac Diagnostics Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9825 Fax: 066 714 9849

Dr. Louis Keary

Consultant Cardiologist


Dr Louis Keary has been with us as a Consultant Cardiologist in the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee for over a decade. Dr Keary graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1995 before completing his specialist training in well renowned hospitals throughout Ireland.  Dr Keary was a Renal Dialysis/ Transplant Registrar for two years in 1998 and 1999 before completing the SPR training scheme in Beaumont Hospital Dublin and the University Hospital Galway.

Dr Keary obtained his research MD at the Royal College of Physicians and completed a two year Interventional Fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. During this Fellowship, Dr Keary gained extensive experience in coronary angioplasties including complex interventions, intra-vascular ultrasound and rotablation. Dr Keary has participated in numerous publications, major research studies and presentations; which includes presenting for the Irish Cardiac Society  and the Asia-Pacific Interventional  Advances Conference in Australia.


Specialist Interest:

Dr Keary has a specialist interest in all aspects of cardiology; including comprehensive experience in non-invasive cardiac evaluation. Dr Keary’s areas of areas of expertise include complex interventional cardiology, implantible devices and the management of heart failure.



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  • Dr. Louis Keary

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