Damien Kenny

Damien Kenny

MD, FACC, FSCAI; Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology,

Damien is a Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. He graduated with an Honours degree from University College Dublin and following Internship spent 1 year working in Mongolia and Vietnam as Medical Director of a small Irish charity. He trained in Paediatric Cardiology in Bristol in the UK and following this, spent two years researching his Doctorate in pathophysiology of hypertension in coarctation of the aorta at the University of Bristol.

He completed a senior fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease in Chicago, USA and served there as Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Internal Medicine and Director of the Hybrid Catheterization Suite.

To date, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored 20 chapters in International textbooks.

Damien Kenny

MD, FACC, FSCAI; Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology,

Shiva Narang
Position: Clinical Research Coordinator, Children’s Clinical Research Unit

Shiva provides support to the Cardiology department by coordinating clinical studies.

Dr. Khalid Saif Sarhan AL-Alawi
Position: Cardiology Registrar


Angela Scullion
Position: Senior Clinical Trials Research Co-Ordinator

Angela is Senior Research Co-Ordinator within the Children’s Clinical Research Unit on the campus of Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, focussing on paediatric clinical trials in Dermatology, Allergy and Cardiology.

The list of publications below is automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed. As a result, there may be incorrect or missing publications.

Kenny DJ, Plichta DR, Shungin D, Koppel N, Hall AB, Fu B, Vasan RS, Shaw SY, Vlamakis H, Balskus EP, Xavier RJ, 2020 Aug 12, Cholesterol Metabolism by Uncultured Human Gut Bacteria Influences Host Cholesterol Level. Cell Host Microbe, DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.05.013
Shibbani K, De Lima E Silva Bagno L, Poulin MF, Matella T, Diab K, Kavinsky C, Ramesh N, Bhat V, Hijazi ZM, Kenny D, 2020 Apr 15, Preclinical comparative assessment of a dedicated pediatric poly-L-lactic-acid-based bioresorbable scaffold with a low-profile bare metal stent. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.28893
Kenny D, Morgan G, Hijazi ZM, 2020 Mar, New Horizons for Interventional Cardiology - A Plug for the Future. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-020-02304-3
Góreczny S, Krings G, Hijazi ZM, Fagan T, Berman D, Kenny D, Morgan GJ, 2019, Pros, cons and future perspectives - three questions on three dimensional guidance for cardiac catheterization in congenital heart disease. Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej, DOI: 10.5114/aic.2019.87688
Connellan C, Kelleher S, Islam M, Kenny D, James A, Prendiville T, Walsh K, 2019 Jun 17, Commotio Cordis Caused During Hurling Game Ir Med J, DOI: 10.5114/aic.2019.87688
Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Murphy M, AlAlwi K, Giugno L, Zablah J, Carminati M, Walsh K, 2019 Sep 1, Use of 65 cm large caliber Dryseal sheaths to facilitate delivery of the Edwards SAPIEN valve to dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.28409
McCrossan B, Nolke L, Kenny D, Oslizlok P, Crispino G, Walsh KP, McMahon CJ, 2019 Sep, Experience of stent implantation for recurrent aortic arch obstruction following Norwood or Damus-Kaye-Stansel operation over the last decade. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951119001549
Goreczny S, Hijazi ZM, Qureshi SA, Carminati M, Kenny D, Morgan GJ, 2019 Aug, Molding the shape of congenial and structural interventional cardiology: interviews with directors of major congresses. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S104795111900132X
Breatnach CR, Aggarwal V, Al-Alawi K, McMahon CJ, Franklin O, Prendiville T, Oslizlok P, Walsh K, Qureshi AM, Kenny D, 2019 Jun 1, Percutaneous axillary artery approach for ductal stenting in critical right ventricular outflow tract lesions in the neonatal period. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.28302
Kenny D, Eicken A, Dähnert I, Boudjemline Y, Sievert H, Schneider MB, Gori T, Hijazi ZM, Investigators., 2019 Feb 1, A randomized, controlled, multi-center trial of the efficacy and safety of the Occlutech Figulla Flex-II Occluder compared to the Amplatzer Septal Occluder for transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.27899
Dimopoulos K, Condliffe R, Tulloh RMR, Clift P, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Bedair R, Chung NAY, Coghlan G, Fitzsimmons S, Frigiola A, Howard LS, Jenkins P, Kenny D, Li W, MacDonald ST, McCabe C, Oliver JJ, Spence MS, Szantho GV, von Klemperer K, Wilson DG, Wort SJ, CHAMPION Steering Committee., 2018 Dec 4, Echocardiographic Screening for Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease: JACC Review Topic of the Week. J Am Coll Cardiol, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.2201
Kenny D, Rhodes JF, Fleming GA, Kar S, Zahn EM, Vincent J, Shirali GS, Gorelick J, Fogel MA, Fahey JT, Kim DW, Babaliaros VC, Armstrong AK, Hijazi ZM, 2018 Oct 8, 3-Year Outcomes of the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve for Conduit Failure in the Pulmonary Position From the COMPASSION Multicenter Clinical Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2018.06.001
Morgan G, Prachasilchai P, Promphan W, Rosenthal E, Sivakumar K, Kappanayil M, Sakidjan I, Walsh KP, Kenny D, Thomson J, Koneti NR, Awasthy N, Thanopoulos B, Roymanee S, Qureshi S, 2019 Jan 20, Medium-term results of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation using the Venus P-valve: international experience. EuroIntervention, DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-00299
Duignan S, Ryan A, Burns B, Kenny D, McMahon CJ, 2018 Oct, Complex Decision Making in the Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory: Catheterizer, Know Thyself and the Data. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-018-1949-x
Kevane B, Allen S, Walsh K, Egan K, Maguire PB, Galligan MC, Kenny D, Savage R, Doran E, Lennon Á, Neary E, Ní Áinle F, 2018 May 26, Dual endothelin-1 receptor antagonism attenuates platelet-mediated derangements of blood coagulation in Eisenmenger syndrome. J Thromb Haemost, DOI: 10.1111/jth.14159
Duignan S, Ryan A, O'Keeffe D, Kenny D, McMahon CJ, 2018 Oct, Prospective Analysis of Decision Making During Joint Cardiology Cardiothoracic Conference in Treatment of 107 Consecutive Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-018-1899-3
Kenny D, 2018 May, Interventional Cardiology for Congenital Heart Disease. Korean Circ J, DOI: 10.4070/kcj.2018.0064
Kenny D, Prendiville T, Walsh KP, McGuinness J, 2018 Mar, Sequential Melody Valve Insertion After Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Ann Thorac Surg, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.09.044
Kenny DP, Hijazi ZM, 2017 Dec, The 2017 Seventh World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery: week in review - interventional cardiology. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951117002177
Hijazi ZM, Kenny D, 2017 Dec, Landmark lecture on interventional cardiology: interventional cardiac catheterisation for CHD: the past, present, and the future. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951117002141
Rapetto F, Kenny D, Caputo M, 2017, Editorial: The Developments of Hybrid Surgical Strategies for Congenital Heart Disease. Front Surg, DOI: 10.3389/fsurg.2017.00055
Agrawal H, Petit CJ, Miro J, Miranda CD, Kenny D, Justino H, 2018 Jan, Contralateral Pulmonary Hypertension Following Resuscitation of Unilateral Ductal Origin of a Pulmonary Artery: A Multi-institutional Review. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-017-1729-z
Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Duke C, Walsh KP, Qureshi SA, 2017 Oct, Initial assessment of a novel delivery system (NuDEL™ ®) for the covered Cheatham-Platinum stent. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951117000488
Gray RG, Menon SC, Johnson JT, Armstrong AK, Bingler MA, Breinholt JP, Kenny D, Lozier J, Murphy JJ, Sathanandam SK, Taggart NW, Trucco SM, Goldstein BH, Gordon BM, 2017 Aug 1, Acute and midterm results following perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects: A multicenter PICES investigation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.27121
Glackin S, Mayne P, Kenny D, McMahon CJ, Cody D, 2017 Mar 10, Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to vitamin D deficiency and hypocalcaemia in the Irish paediatric population: A case report. Ir Med J, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.27121
Wadia SK, Accavitti MJ Jr, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Jones TK, Cabalka AK, McElhinney DB, Kavinsky CJ, 2017 Sep 1, Transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease: Surveys from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to identify current patterns of care and perception on training requirements. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.27151
Kenny DP, Hijazi ZM, 2017 Mar 17, Current Status and Future Potential of Transcatheter Interventions in Congenital Heart Disease. Circ Res, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309185
Mohammad Nijres B, Kenny D, Kazmouz S, Hijazi ZM, 2017 Dec 1, Transcatheter closure of unroofed coronary sinus using covered stents in an adult with drainage of the coronary sinus to the right ventricle after supra-annular tricuspid valve replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.26996
Agrawal H, Alkashkari W, Kenny D, 2017 Apr, Evolution of hybrid interventions for congenital heart disease. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther, DOI: 10.1080/14779072.2017.1307733
Rapetto F, Kenny D, Turner M, Parry A, Stoica S, Uzun O, Caputo M, 2017, Hybrid Surgery Options for Complex Clinical Scenarios in Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Three Case Reports. Front Surg, DOI: 10.3389/fsurg.2017.00007
Gupta A, Kenny D, Caputo M, Amin Z, 2017 Mar, Initial Experience with Elective Perventricular Melody Valve Placement in Small Patients. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-016-1550-0
Taqatqa AS, Caputo M, Kenny DP, Diab KA, 2016 Nov, Surgical repair of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm following perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defect. J Card Surg, DOI: 10.1111/jocs.12840
Sosnowski C, Matella T, Fogg L, Ilbawi M, Nagaraj H, Kavinsky C, Wolf AR, Diab K, Caputo M, Kenny D, 2016 Nov, Hybrid pulmonary artery plication followed by transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement: Comparison with surgical PVR. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.26620
Taqatqa A, Bokowski J, Al-Kubaisi M, Khalil A, Miranda C, Alaksham H, Fughhi I, Kenny D, Diab KA, 2016 Dec, The Use of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for Early Detection of Myocardial Dysfunction in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-016-1451-2
Shibbani K, Kenny D, McElhinney D, Hijazi ZM, Moran T, 2016 Jun, Identifying Gaps in Technology for Congenital Interventions: Analysis of a Needs Survey from Congenital Interventional Cardiologists. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-016-1372-0
McElhinney DB, Quartermain MD, Kenny D, Alboliras E, Amin Z, 2016 May 3, Relative Risk Factors for Cardiac Erosion Following Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defects: A Case-Control Study. Circulation, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019987
McElhinney DB, Cabalka AK, Aboulhosn JA, Eicken A, Boudjemline Y, Schubert S, Himbert D, Asnes JD, Salizzoni S, Bocks ML, Cheatham JP, Momenah TS, Kim DW, Schranz D, Meadows J, Thomson JD, Goldstein BH, Crittendon I 3rd, Fagan TE, Webb JG, Horlick E, Delaney JW, Jones TK, Shahanavaz S, Moretti C, Hainstock MR, Kenny DP, Berger F, Rihal CS, Dvir D, Valve-in-Valve International Database (VIVID) Registry., 2016 Apr 19, Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Implantation for the Treatment of Dysfunctional Surgical Bioprosthetic Valves: An International, Multicenter Registry Study. Circulation, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019353
McGovern E, Morgan CT, Oslizlok P, Kenny D, Walsh KP, McMahon CJ, 2016 Oct, Transcatheter stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract augments pulmonary arterial growth in symptomatic infants with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction and hypercyanotic spells. Cardiol Young, DOI: 10.1017/S1047951115002231
Miranda CD, Kenny D, 2016 May, Bilateral ductal stenting in a neonate with right isolated pulmonary artery of ductal origin and differential pulmonary vascular resistances. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.26282
Taqatqa A, Diab KA, Stuart C, Fogg L, Ilbawi M, Awad S, Caputo M, Amin Z, Abdulla RI, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2016 Mar, Extended Application of the Hybrid Procedure in Neonates with Left-Sided Obstructive Lesions in an Evolving Cardiac Program. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-015-1301-7
Keogh K, Waters SM, Kelly AK, Wylie AR, Sauerwein H, Sweeney T, Kenny DA, 2015 Jul, Feed restriction and realimentation in Holstein-Friesian bulls: II. Effect on blood pressure and systemic concentrations of metabolites and metabolic hormones. J Anim Sci, DOI: 10.2527/jas.2014-8471
Kenny DP, Hijazi ZM, 2015 Aug 24, Overcoming Complexity: Stenting for Aortic Coarctation Comes of Age. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2015.06.004
Muller B, Ghawi H, Heitschmidt MG, Fogg L, Hibbeln J, Hijazi ZM, Kenny D, 2016 Feb 15, Medium-term CT evaluation of stent geometry, integrity, and valve function of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve in the pulmonary position. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.26074
Suleiman T, Kavinsky CJ, Skerritt C, Kenny D, Ilbawi MN, Caputo M, 2015, Recent Development in Pulmonary Valve Replacement after Tetralogy of Fallot Repair: The Emergence of Hybrid Approaches. Front Surg, DOI: 10.3389/fsurg.2015.00022
Masood SA, Kazmouz S, Heydemann P, Li H, Kenny D, 2015 Oct, Under-recognition of Low Blood Pressure Readings in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-015-1191-8
Sidoti F, Hibbeln J, Ilbawi M, Kenny D, 2014 Oct, Tracheal compression following hybrid procedure in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.03.013
Holoshitz N, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2014 Apr-Jun, Hybrid interventional procedures in congenital heart disease. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J, DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-10-2-93
Cao QL, Kenny D, Zhou D, Pan W, Guan L, Ge J, Hijazi ZM, 2014 Dec 1, Early clinical experience with a novel self-expanding percutaneous stent-valve in the native right ventricular outflow tract. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25544
Fitzsimons C, Kenny DA, McGee M, 2014 Jun, Visceral organ weights, digestion and carcass characteristics of beef bulls differing in residual feed intake offered a high concentrate diet. Animal, DOI: 10.1017/S1751731114000652
Mallula KK, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2015 Feb 1, Transjugular melody valve placement in a small child with protein losing enteropathy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25487
Hijazi ZM, Kenny DP, 2014 Apr, Covered stents for coarctation of the aorta: treating the interventionalist or the patient? JACC Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2013.12.200
Kenny D, Holoshitz N, Turner D, Hijazi ZM, 2013 Dec, Aortopulmonary fistula after transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. Circ Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.113.000654
Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2013 Dec 1, The shifting price tag of pulmonary valve replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25258
Patel ND, Kenny D, Gonzalez I, Amin Z, Ilbawi MN, Hijazi ZM, 2014 Mar, Single-center outcome analysis comparing reintervention rates of surgical arterioplasty with stenting for branch pulmonary artery stenosis in a pediatric population. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-013-0795-0
Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2013 Jul, The evolution of transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther, DOI: 10.1586/14779072.2013.811970
Lilly SM, Rome J, Anwaruddin S, Shreenivas S, Desai N, Silvestry FE, Herrmann HC, Fassa A, Himbert D, Brochet E, Labbé JP, Depoix JP, Hvass U, Vahanian A, Holoshitz N, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, 2013 Jul, How should I treat prosthetic tricuspid stenosis in an extreme surgical risk patient? EuroIntervention, DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I3A64
Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Bentham JR, Wilson N, Martin R, Tometzki A, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, 2013 Jun 29, Early clinical experience with a modified amplatzer ductal occluder for transcatheter arterial duct occlusion in infants and small children. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.
Kazmouz S, Kenny D, Cao QL, Kavinsky CJ, Hijazi ZM, 2013 May, Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects. J Invasive Cardiol, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.
Gendi SM, Kenny D, Hibbeln J, Hijazi ZM, 2013 Apr, Closure of ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm to right atrium fistula. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2012.09.020

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Funding Agency:NCRC
Project Title:Development of a flow reducer for the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract.
Funding Agency:NCRC
Project Title:MIDAS-TECH- Minimally invasive devices using advanced scaffold technology for correction of Congenital Heart Valve Defects.
Name:Dr. Kevin Walsh
DepartmentChildren’s Heart Centre
Institution:Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
Name:Professor Massimo Caputo
DepartmentBristol Heart Institute
Institution:University of Bristol

Current Trials & Studies

Study NameStudy TitleStudy TypeSponsorSponsor Type
Venus P-Valve(TM)Implantation of the Venus P-Valve(TM) in the Pulmonic Position in Patients with Native Outflow TractsMedical Device InvestigationVenus MedTechIndustry Sponsored
Lifetech CeraFlex™ Post-Market Surveillance StudyPost-market, prospective, multi-center, non-interventional clinical study to collect data regarding procedural success, clinical performance and cost-effectiveness of the Lifetech CeraFlex™ occluders in patients with secundum ASD, PFO and PDANon-Interventional StudyLifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., MedtronicIndustry Sponsored
Lambre™ Post Marketing SurveillanceLambre™ Post Marketing Surveillance StudyNon-Interventional StudyLifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., MedtronicIndustry Sponsored

Previous Trials & Studies

Study NameStudy TitleStudy TypeSponsorSponsor Type
TPVR RegistryEndocarditis After Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Multicenter RegistryRegistryStanford UniversityAcademic - Collaborative Group