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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science
Dublin Academic Medical Centre - Pediatrics
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, England - Pediatric Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center - Interventional Cardiology
Congenital heart defects
Congenital heart defects, adult
Heart failure, pediatric
Interventional cardiology for congenital and structural heart disease
Tetralogy of Fallot
Rush Center for Congenital & Structural Heart Disease 1650 W. Harrison St. 708 Kellogg Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 942-6800 Fax: (312) 942-6801
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Medium and long-term outcomes after bilateral pulmonary artery stenting in children and adults with congenital heart disease. Gonzalez I, Kenny D, Slyder S, Hijazi ZM. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 2013 Jan 34(1):179-84. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0439-9. Epub 2012 Jul 28. Closure of ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm to right atrium fistula. Gendi SM, Kenny D, Hibbeln J, Hijazi ZM. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 2013 Apr 6(4):418-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2012.09.020. No abstract available. Single-center comparative outcomes of the edwards SAPIEN and medtronic melody transcatheter heart valves in the pulmonary position. Faza N, Kenny D, Kavinsky C, Amin Z, Heitschmidt M, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Sep 25. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24680. [Epub ahead of print] State-of-the-art percutaneous pulmonary valve therapy. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2012 2012 May 10(5):589-97. doi: 10.1586/erc.11.141. Review. Bail out use of the gore excluder following pulmonary conduit rupture during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. Sosnowski CR, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Jun 28. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24546. [Epub ahead of print] Variable approaches to arterial ductal stenting in infants with complex congenital heart disease. Kenny D, Berman D, Zahn E, Amin Z. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Jan 1 79(1):125-30. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22979. Epub 2011 Jul 21. Erosions, erosions, and erosions! Device closure of atrial septal defects: how safe is safe? Diab K, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 2012 Aug 1 80(2):168-74. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24517. Review. No abstract available. To inhale or to nebulize: treating the pulmonary vascular bed post-operatively in children with congenital heart disease. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Cardiol J. 2012 2012 19(4):335-6. No abstract available. Innovative resource utilization to fashion individualized covered stents in the setting of aortic coarctation. Kenny D, Cao QL, Kavinsky C, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Sep 1 78(3):413-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22999. Fenestration of a Gore Helex Septal Occluder device in a patient with diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. Kenny D, Cao QL, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Oct 1 78(4):594-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23009. Epub 2011 Mar 7. Percutaneous implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve for conduit failure in the pulmonary position: early phase 1 results from an international multicenter clinical trial. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Kar S, Rhodes J, Mullen M, Makkar R, Shirali G, Fogel M, Fahey J, Heitschmidt MG, Cain C. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 2011 Nov 15 58(21):2248-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.07.040. Approaching the aortic valve: still some legwork to do! Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Jul 1 78(1):91-2. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23234. No abstract available. Transcatheter approaches to non-valvar structural heart disease. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 2011 Dec 27(8):1133-41. doi: 10.1007/s10554-011-9806-5. Epub 2011 Feb 18. Review. Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement with the Edwards SAPIEN valve. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Walsh KP. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 2011 Aug 1 78(2):267-70. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23016. Epub 2011 Jul 15. Medium-term outcomes for peripheral pulmonary artery stenting in adults with congenital heart disease. Kenny D, Amin Z, Slyder S, Hijazi ZM. J Interv Cardiol. 2011 2011 Aug 24(4):373-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2011.00638.x. Epub 2011 Mar 17. Partial occlusion of a Blalock-Taussig shunt in a 3-month-old with systemic fungal infection. Ghawi H, Kenny D, Amin Z, Abdulla RI. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 2011 Aug 32(6):859-61. doi: 10.1007/s00246-011-9993-9. Epub 2011 May 4. No abstract available. Coarctation of the aorta: from fetal life to adulthood. Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Cardiol J. 2011 2011 18(5):487-95. Review.
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With the group of patients that we deal with, patients with congenital heart disease, my aspiration has always been to allow them to grow up as normally as possible. And, if you have five or six open-heart surgeries, or if you have multiple procedures, it’s tough. It’s tough coming in to have those procedures and it’s tough waiting for them, going through them and recovering from them. If we can provide newer technologies that minimize the stress both on the body, physically, and on the mind, mentally, so that children and adolescents and then adults can aspire to achieve what they always hoped they would, then I don’t think we could do any better than that.
It’s extraordinarily nice for me to be able to see patients from when they’ve been unwell, through to maybe a procedure I’ve been involved with, through to seeing them get better, and then to seeing them grow up and do the things that normal people do.