Kenneth McDonald

Kenneth McDonald

Founder and Medical Director of the Heart Failure Unit

St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Prof Ken McDonald is the founder and Medical Director of the Heart Failure Unit at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, and is presently the National Clinical Lead for Heart Failure in Ireland.

He is also the Principal Investigator of the Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Management Group. Prof McDonald has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. In addition to the clinical services provided to more than 4,000 patients with or at risk of heart failure, Prof McDonald has an active research programme that aims to unlock the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of a number of markers of fibrosis and inflammation in left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure.


Heart Failure in Sub-Saharan Africa

Joseph Gallagher, Kenneth McDonald, Mark Ledwidge, et al

Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2018;4(1):21–4.

Natriuretic Peptide-based Screening and Prevention of Heart Failure

Joe Gallagher, Chris Watson, Patricia Campbell, et al

Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2017;3(2):83–5.

Natriuretic Peptides - Addressing the Dilemma of Heart Failure Management

Kenneth McDonald, Ulf Dahlström,

Citation: European Cardiology 2011;7(2):104–7