Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh

Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology

Professor Kevin Walsh is a Cardiology Consultant specializing in congenital heart disease, both adult and paediatric. He is Clinical lead for the National Adult Congenital Heart Service at the Mater Misericordia University Hospital, Dublin. His major interest is in interventional cardiology for both congenital and structural heart disease. He has special interest in device occlusion of septal defects with pioneering work on many of the current devices in clinical use today. He performed the First In Man implantation of Amplatzer Cardiac Plug for atrial fibrillation at the Beacon Hospital in 2008, the first licensed Melody pulmonic valve implantation in Europe in 2006 and first percutaneous reversed Potts shunt for Pulmonary hypertension in the British Isles in 2018.

Kevin Walsh

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


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

Ng LY, Al-Alawi K, Breatnach C, Nolke L, Redmond M, McCrossan B, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, McGuinness J, Kenny D, 2020 Dec 2, Hybrid Subxiphoid Perventricular Approach as an Alternative Access in Neonates and Small Children Undergoing Complex Congenital Heart Interventions. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-020-02510-z
Al Nasef M, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, 2020 Oct 6, Percutaneous transcatheter occlusion of left atrioventricular valve in a patient with single ventricle and severe atrioventricular valve regurgitation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.29301
Abumehdi M, Al Nasef M, Mehta C, Botha P, McMahon C, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, McCrossan B, Kenny D, Stümper O, 2020 Oct 6, Short to medium term outcomes of right ventricular outflow tract stenting as initial palliation for symptomatic infants with complete atrioventricular septal defect with associated tetralogy of Fallot. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.29306
Bassareo PP, Walsh KP, Murray JG, 2020 Sep, Cardiac MRI prior to liver biopsy in a Fontan patient: A case report. Clin Case Rep, DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.3016
Colberg RE, Jurado Vélez JA, Walsh KP, Fleisig G, 2020 Jul, Short-term outcomes after pure bone marrow aspirate injection for severe knee osteoarthritis: a case series. Regen Med, DOI: 10.2217/rme-2019-0113
Walsh KP, Durante EC, Moser BR, Coetzee JC, Stone McGaver R, 2020 Jul, Surgical Outcomes of Os Trigonum Syndrome in Dancers: A Case Series. Orthop J Sports Med, DOI: 10.1177/2325967120938767
Dunne L, Breatnach C, Walsh KP, 2020 May, Systemic ventricular implantation of a leadless pacemaker in a patient with a univentricular heart and atrioventricular node calcification. HeartRhythm Case Rep, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.01.008
Duignan S, Walsh KP, McMahon CJ, 2020 Mar, Decision-Making in the Catheter Laboratory: The Most Important Variable in Successful Outcomes. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-020-02295-1
Breatnach CR, Dunne L, Al-Alawi K, Oslizlok P, Kenny D, Walsh KP, 2020 Apr, Leadless Micra Pacemaker Use in the Pediatric Population: Device Implantation and Short-Term Outcomes. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-019-02277-y
Heskje J, Heslin K, De Corte BJ, Walsh KP, Kim Y, Han S, Carlson ES, Parker KL, 2020 Apr, Cerebellar D1DR-expressing neurons modulate the frontal cortex during timing tasks. Neurobiol Learn Mem, DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2019.107067
Liddy S, McQuade C, Walsh KP, Loo B, Buckley O, 2019 Jul 31, The Assessment of Cardiac Masses by Cardiac CT and CMR Including Pre-op 3D Reconstruction and Planning. Curr Cardiol Rep, DOI: 10.1007/s11886-019-1196-7
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
Alhawri KA, Mcmahon CJ, Alrih MM, Alzein Y, Khan AA, Mohammed SK, Alalwi KS, Walsh KP, Kenny DP, McGuinness JG, Nolke L, Redmond JM, 2019 May-Aug, Atrioventricular septal defect and tetralogy of Fallot - A single tertiary center experience: A retrospective review. Ann Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_87_18
Power BD, Walsh KP, Awan A, Waldron M, O'Grady MJ, 2019 May, Klippel-Feil syndrome as a novel feature of Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia. Am J Med Genet A, DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61087
Tanner RE, McCarthy J, Walsh KP, Blake G, Casserly IP, 2018 May 10, Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Ring Implantation. Ir Med J, DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61087
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
Breatnach CR, Walsh KP, 2018 Aug 20, Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm and Gerbode Defects: Patient and Procedural Selection: the Key to Optimising Outcomes. Curr Cardiol Rep, DOI: 10.1007/s11886-018-1038-z
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
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
Hussain M, Borcard L, Walsh KP, Pena Rodriguez M, Mueller C, Kim BS, Kubo M, Artis D, Noti M, 2018 Jan, Basophil-derived IL-4 promotes epicutaneous antigen sensitization concomitant with the development of food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.02.035
Calvert PA, Northridge DB, Malik IS, Shapiro L, Ludman P, Qureshi SA, Mullen M, Henderson R, Turner M, Been M, Walsh KP, Casserly I, Morrison L, Walker NL, Thomson J, Spence MS, Mahadevan VS, Hoye A, MacCarthy PA, Daniels MJ, Clift P, Davies WR, Adamson PD, Morgan G, Aggarwal SK, Ismail Y, Ormerod JO, Khan HR, Chandran SS, de Giovanni J, Rana BS, Ormerod O, Hildick-Smith D, 2016 Sep 27, Percutaneous Device Closure of Paravalvular Leak: Combined Experience From the United Kingdom and Ireland. Circulation, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.022684
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
Finlay CM, Stefanska AM, Walsh KP, Kelly PJ, Boon L, Lavelle EC, Walsh PT, Mills KH, 2016 Jan 15, Helminth Products Protect against Autoimmunity via Innate Type 2 Cytokines IL-5 and IL-33, Which Promote Eosinophilia. J Immunol, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501820
Wilmshurst PT, Morrison WL, Walsh KP, 2015 Jun, Comparison of the size of persistent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects in divers with shunt-related decompression illness and in the general population. Diving Hyperb Med, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501820
Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, McFadden D, 2015 May, Changes in otoacoustic emissions during selective auditory and visual attention. J Acoust Soc Am, DOI: 10.1121/1.4919350
McCrossan BA, McMahon CJ, Walsh KP, 2016 Feb 1, First reported use of drug-eluting bioabsorbable vascular scaffold in congenital heart disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25768
McCrossan BA, Walsh KP, 2016 Feb 1, Device closure of secundum atrial septal defect in a 4.5 kilogram infant: Novel use of the Amplatzer DuctOccluder II device. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25767
McCrossan BA, Walsh KP, 2015 Apr, Fontan fenestration closure with Amplatzer Duct Occluder II device. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25770
Walsh KP, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR, 2014, Cellular prion protein: A co-receptor mediating neuronal cofilin-actin rod formation induced by β-amyloid and proinflammatory cytokines. Prion, DOI: 10.4161/pri.35504
Walsh KP, Minamide LS, Kane SJ, Shaw AE, Brown DR, Pulford B, Zabel MD, Lambeth JD, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR, 2014, Amyloid-β and proinflammatory cytokines utilize a prion protein-dependent pathway to activate NADPH oxidase and induce cofilin-actin rods in hippocampal neurons. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095995
Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, McFadden D, 2014 Jun, Selective attention reduces physiological noise in the external ear canals of humans. II: visual attention. Hear Res, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2014.03.013
Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, McFadden D, 2014 Jun, Selective attention reduces physiological noise in the external ear canals of humans. I: auditory attention. Hear Res, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2014.03.012
Finlay CM, Walsh KP, Mills KH, 2014 May, Induction of regulatory cells by helminth parasites: exploitation for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Immunol Rev, DOI: 10.1111/imr.12164
Walsh KP, Rehman S, Goldhirsh J, 2014 Feb, Disparities in internet use among orthopedic outpatients. Orthopedics, DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20140124-14
Walsh KP, Fowler JR, Chen O, Gaughan JP, Ali S, Rehman M, Rehman S, 2013 Jul, The validity and reliability of preoperative radiographic canal diameter measurements of the femur. HSS J, DOI: 10.1007/s11420-013-9334-z
Mi J, Shaw AE, Pak CW, Walsh KP, Minamide LS, Bernstein BW, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR, 2013, A genetically encoded reporter for real-time imaging of cofilin-actin rods in living neurons. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083609
McMahon CJ, Franklin O, Walsh KP, 2013 Dec, Stenting of central aortopulmonary shunt in a child with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and severely hypoplastic pulmonary arteries. J Invasive Cardiol, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083609
Walsh KP, Mills KH, 2013 Nov, Dendritic cells and other innate determinants of T helper cell polarisation. Trends Immunol, DOI: 10.1016/
McMahon CJ, Morgan CT, Walsh KP, 2014 Jan 1, Transcatheter left ventricular outflow tract stent placement in a low birth weight child with hypoplastic left ventricle, mitral atresia, transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary stenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25119
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.
Fitzmaurice GJ, Coleman DM, Walsh KP, Oslizlok P, Russell JD, McGuinness JG, 2013 Jun, Extrinsic bronchial compression due to patent ductus arteriosus closure device. Ann Thorac Surg, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.035
Galvin KC, Dyck L, Marshall NA, Stefanska AM, Walsh KP, Moran B, Higgins SC, Dungan LS, Mills KH, 2013 Jul, Blocking retinoic acid receptor-α enhances the efficacy of a dendritic cell vaccine against tumours by suppressing the induction of regulatory T cells. Cancer Immunol Immunother, DOI: 10.1007/s00262-013-1432-8
Liddy S, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, 2013 Aug 1, Comparison of the results of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus with newer Amplatzer devices. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24768
McMahon CJ, Lambert I, Walsh KP, 2013 Oct 1, Transcatheter double stent implantation for treatment of middle aortic coarctation syndrome. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24857
McMahon CJ, Walsh KP, 2013 Dec 1, Transcatheter right ventricular outflow tract stent implantation in a child with pentalogy of Cantrell, double outlet right ventricle, and severe pulmonary stenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24852
Roy AK, Gaine SP, Walsh KP, 2013 Aug, Percutaneous atrial septostomy with modified butterfly stent and intracardiac echocardiographic guidance in a patient with syncope and refractory pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart Lung Circ, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.01.005
Giacomin PR, Siracusa MC, Walsh KP, Grencis RK, Kubo M, Comeau MR, Artis D, 2012 Nov 1, Thymic stromal lymphopoietin-dependent basophils promote Th2 cytokine responses following intestinal helminth infection. J Immunol, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200691
Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Bentham JR, Wilson N, Martin R, Tometzki A, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP, 2013 Oct 1, 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.24522
Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Walsh KP, 2011 Aug 1, Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement with the Edwards SAPIEN valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, DOI: 10.1002/ccd.23016
Allen NM, Azam M, Dunne KP, Walsh KP, 2011 Jun, Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia in a newborn: immediate response to lidocaine. Pediatr Cardiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00246-011-9947-2
Kenny D, McMahon C, Walsh KP, 2011 May-Jun, Transhepatic approach for extracardiac inferior cavopulmonary connection stent fenestration. Congenit Heart Dis, DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2011.00488.x
Cronin EM, Walsh KP, Blake GJ, 2011 Jan, Ruptured noncoronary sinus of valsalva aneurysm: an unusual cause of chronic right-sided heart failure. Circ Heart Fail, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.110.959221
Walsh KP, 2010 Dec, Abortion: rights, responsibilities, obligations. Am J Bioeth, DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2010.530914
McFadden D, Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, Grenwelge EM, 2010 Oct, Overshoot using very short signal delays. J Acoust Soc Am, DOI: 10.1121/1.3480568
Murphy DT, Moynagh MR, Walsh KP, Nölke L, Murray JG, 2011 Feb, Percutaneous transthoracic computed tomography-guided AICD insertion in a patient with extracardiac Fontan conduit. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, DOI: 10.1007/s00270-010-9990-z
Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, McFadden D, 2010 Sep 1, Overshoot measured physiologically and psychophysically in the same human ears. Hear Res, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2010.04.007
Walsh KP, Pasanen EG, McFadden D, 2010 Feb, Properties of a nonlinear version of the stimulus-frequency otoacoustic emission. J Acoust Soc Am, DOI: 10.1121/1.3279832
Chakrabarti S, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Walsh KP, Oslizlok P, Martin RP, Turner MS, Stuart AG, 2009 Nov, Initial experience of pacing with a lumenless lead system in patients with congenital heart disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02487.x
Walsh KP, Brady MT, Finlay CM, Boon L, Mills KH, 2009 Aug 1, Infection with a helminth parasite attenuates autoimmunity through TGF-beta-mediated suppression of Th17 and Th1 responses. J Immunol, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.0803803

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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
TPV OutcomesRetrospective evaluation of factors influencing outcomes in transcatheter pulmonary valve outcomesNon-Interventional StudySt. Louis Children's HospitalAcademic - Collaborative Group
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