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Catherine McGorrian

Senior Clinical Lecturer

School Of Medicine
Mater Hospital
Eccles Street
Dublin 7

Tel: 018032000
Email: catherine.mcgorrian@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Catherine McGorrian is a Consultant Cardiologist and Acute General Physician in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. After completing her Cardiology training in Ireland and Canada,  she undertook a MSc in Health Research Methodology in McMaster University, followed by a PhD though the School of Public Health and Population Sciences in UCD. Her current key research interests include inherited cardiac diseases, cardiovascular genetics, and the impacts of screening on cardiac health. She also maintains an interest in other aspects of population health including cardiac risk, chronic disease epidemiology, and minority health issues.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

McGorrian C, Anand SS; (2011) 'Peripheral arterial diseases' In: McGorrian C, Anand SS; (eds). McKean¿s Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. unk: McGraw Hill Professional Publishing. [Details]
McGorrian C, Anand SS; (2010) 'Peripheral areterial disease' In: McGorrian C, Anand SS; (eds). Evidence based cardiology 3rd Ed. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Scientific. [Details]
McGorrian C, Anand SS; (2009) 'Other antiplatelet agents' In: McGorrian C, Anand SS; (eds). New Therapeutic Agents in Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. New York: Informa Healthcare. [Details]
C McGorrian, T Leong, I Graham; (2008) 'Endpoints, mortality and morbidity' In: C McGorrian, T Leong, I Graham; (eds). Therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular risk. Oxford, UK: Clinical Publishing,an imprint of Atlas Medical Publishing Ltd. [Details]
T Leong, C McGorrian, I Graham; (2008) 'Cardiovascular epidemiology: background and principles of cardiovascular disease prevention' In: T Leong, C McGorrian, I Graham; (eds). Therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular risk. Oxford, UK: Clinical Publishing,an imprint of Atlas Medical Publishing Ltd. [Details]
C. McGorrian, T. Leong, R. B. D'Agostino, Sr, I. M. Graham. ; (2008) 'Risk estimation systems in clinical use: SCORE, HeartScore and the Framingham system' In: C. McGorrian, T. Leong, R. B. D'Agostino, Sr, I. M. Graham. ; (eds). Therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular risk. Oxford, UK: Clinical Publishing,an imprint of Atlas Medical Publishing Ltd. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hannon N, Arsava EM;Audebert HJ;Ay H;Crowe M;N¿¿ Chr¿¿in¿¿n D;Furie K;McGorrian C;Molshatzki N;Murphy S;Noone I;O'Donnell M;Schenkel J;Tan KM;Tanne D;Kelly PJ (2015) 'Antithrombotic treatment at onset of stroke with atrial fibrillation, functional outcome, and fatality: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. International Journal of Stroke, 10 (6):808-814. [DOI] [Details]
Mcgorrian C, Clare O' Hara M;Reid V;Minogue M;Fitzpatrick P;Kelleher C (2015) 'Erratum to 'BMI change in Australian cardiac rehabilitation patients: cookery skills intervention versus written information''. Health Promotion International, 30 (3). [DOI] [Details]
Roy AK; McCullagh BN; Segurado R; McGorrian C; Keane E; Keaney J; Fitzgibbon MN; Mahon NG; Murray PT; Gaine SP (2014) 'Detection of high-sensitivity troponin in outpatients with stable pulmonary hypertension identifies a subgroup at higher risk of adverse outcomes'. Journal of cardiac failure, 20 (1):31-37. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan JF, Neylon A;McGorrian C;Blake GJ (2014) 'MicroRNA Expression in Coronary Artery Disease'. MicroRNA, 2 (3):205-211. [Details]
McGorrian C, O' Hara MC, Reid V, Minogue M, Fitzpatrick P, Kelleher C (2013) 'A brief cookery skills intervention is no more effective than written information alone in reducing body mass index in overweight cardiac rehabilitation patients'. Health Promotion International, . [DOI] [Details]
McGorrian CM, Lyster S;Roy A;Tarrant H;Codd M;Doran P;Fitzgibbon M;Galvin J;Mahon NG (2013) 'Use of a highly-sensitive cardiac troponin I assay in a screening population for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case-referent study'. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 13 . [DOI] [Details]
Shortt, E,McGorrian, C,Kelleher, C (2013) 'A qualitative study of infant feeding decisions among low-income women in the Republic of Ireland'. Midwifery, 29 :453-460. [DOI] [Details]
McGorrian, C,McShane, C,McQuade, C,Keelan, T,Neill, JO,Galvin, J,Malone, K,Mahon, NG,Codd, M (2013) 'Family-based associations in measures of psychological distress and quality of life in a cardiac screening clinic for inheritable cardiac diseases: a cross-sectional study'. BMC Medical Genetics, 14 . [DOI] [Details]
Hamid NA, Fitzpatrick P, Rowan A, McGorrian C, Daly L, Kelleher CC for The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Team. (2013) 'Does the developmental plasticity hypothesis have application to Irish Travellers? Findings from the All Ireland Travellers Health Study birth cohort 2008-2011'. Journal Of Developmental Origins Of Health And Disease, . [Details]
McGorrian C, Constant O, Harper N, O'Donnell C, Codd M, Keelan E, Green A, O'Neill J, Galvin J, Mahon NG. (2013) 'Family-based cardiac screening in relatives of victims of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome'. Europace, . [Details]
McGorrian C, O' Hara MC, Reid V, Minogue M, Fitzpatrick P, Kelleher C. (2013) 'A brief cookery skills intervention is no more effective than written information alone in reducing body mass index in overweight cardiac rehabilitation patients'. Health Promotion International, . [Details]
Hamid NA, Fitzpatrick P, Rowan A, McGorrian C, Daly L, Kelleher CC (2013) 'Does the developmental plasticity hypothesis have application to Irish Travellers? Findings from the all Ireland Traveller Health Study birth cohort 2008-2011'. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 4 (4):307-316. [DOI] [Details]
McGorrian C, Blake GJ (2012) 'The risks in risk prediction'. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 344 :e4215. [Details]
McGorrian, C,Daly, L,Fitzpatrick, P,Moore, RG,Turner, J,Kelleher, CC (2012) 'Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in an indigenous minority population. The All-Ireland Traveller Health Study'. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 19 :1444-1453. [DOI] [Details]
McGorrian, C,Frazer, K,Daly, L,Moore, RG,Turner, J,Sweeney, MR,Staines, A,Fitzpatrick, P,Kelleher, CC (2012) 'The health care experiences of Travellers compared to the general population: the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study'. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 17 :173-180. [DOI] [Details]
Collier, P,Watson, CJ,van Es, MH,Phelan, D,McGorrian, C,Tolan, M,Ledwidge, MT,McDonald, KM,Baugh, JA (2012) 'Getting to the heart of cardiac remodeling; how collagen subtypes may contribute to phenotype'. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 52 :148-153. [DOI] [Details]
McGorrian C, Daly L, Fitzpatrick P, Kelleher CC. (2012) 'Cardiovascular disease and its association with measures of social disadvantage in an indigenous minority population. The All Ireland Traveller Health Study'. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, . [Details]
McGorrian C, Fitzpatrick P, Hamid NA, Daly L, Malone KM, Kelleher CC. (2012) 'Frequent mental distress (FMD) in indigenous minorities: discrimination and bereavement negatively influence mental health in the All Ireland Traveller Health Study'. TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHIATRY, . [Details]
Frederick Spencer, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Sergio Belmont-Montoya, Catherine McGorrian, Sonia Anand, Randolph Guzman, Michael Criqui, Elie Akl, Per Vandvik, Maarten Lansberg, Gordon Guyatt. ; (2012) 'Antithrombotic Therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): ACCP Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (Ninth Edition)'. Chest, 141 (2). [Details]
Cooney MT, Vartiainen E, Laatikainen T, De Bacquer D, McGorrian C, Dudina A, Graham I; on behalf of the SCORE and FINRISK investigators. (2012) 'Cardiovascular Risk age: concepts and practicalities'. Heart, 98 (12):941-946. [Details]
Catherine McGorrian, Leslie Daly, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Ronnie G Moore, Jill Turner and Cecily Kelleher.; (2011) 'Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in an indigenous minority population: The All Ireland Traveller Health Study'. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, . Available Online [Details]
McGorrian C, L Daly, R.G. Moore, Jill Turner, MR Sweeney, A Staines, P. Fitzpatrick, C Kelleher. ; (2011) 'The Healthcare experiences of Travellers compared with the General population. The All-Ireland Traveller Health Study'. Health Services Research, . [Details]
McGorrian C, Lonergan M, Kelleher C, Daly L, Fitzpatrick P.; (2011) 'Predictors of successful smoking cessation in family practice-based cardiovascular risk factor intervention programme. 'Real world' experience from the Heartwatch programme'. Journal of Smoking Cessation, . [Details]
McGorrian C.M., S. Abdalla, L. Daly, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kelly, R.G. Moore, R. Nic Cárthaigh, B. Quirke, J. Turner, C.C. Kelleher, ; (2011) 'Cardiovascular disease and its association with measures of social disadvantage in an indigenous minority population. The All-Ireland Traveller Health Study'. Circulation, . [Details]
McGorrian C, Yusuf S, Islam S, Jung H, Rangarajan S, Avezum A, Prabhakaran D, Almahmeed W, Rumboldt Z, Budaj A, Dans AL, Gerstein HC, Teo K, Anand SS; (2011) 'Estimating modifiable coronary heart disease risk in multiple regions of the world: the INTERHEART Modifiable Risk Score'. European Heart Journal, 32 (5):581-589. [DOI] [Details]
Patrick Collier, Chris Watson, Maarten H van Es, Dermot Phelan, Catherine McGorrian, Michael Tolan, Mark Ledwidge, Kenneth McDonald, John A Baugh; (2011) 'Getting to the heart of cardiac remodelling: how collagen subtypes may contribute to phenotype'. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, . [Details]
Margey R, Roy A, Tobin S, O¿Keane C., McGorrian C, Jennings S, Galvin J.; (2011) 'Sudden cardiac death in Ireland 2005-2007 ¿ the first report of the Irish Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young Registry'. EP-Europace, . [Details]
Roy, A. and Margey, R. and Mcgorrian, C. and O'donnell, C. and Nertney, L. and Mahon, N. and O'neill, J. and Keelan, T. and Galvin, J.; (2010) 'Sudden cardiac death in the young: a national registry study of the incidence and the aetiology in the republic of ireland'. EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 31 (Suppl. 1):842. [Details]
Mcgorrian C.M, S. Abdalla, L. Daly, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kelly, R.G. Moore, R. Niccarthaigh, B. Quirke, J. Turner, C.C. Kelleher; (2010) 'Adverse cardiovascular risk profile in a disadvantaged minority community consistent with the thrifty phenotype hypothesis. Findings from the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study'. European Heart Journal, 31 :238-239. [Details]
Abraham KA, McGorrian C, O'Kelly P, Neligan M, Woods AE, Conlon PJ, Donohoe J; (2002) 'The effect of pre-existing ischaemic heart disease on renal dysfunction in cardiac transplant recipients'. American Journal of Transplantation, 2 (4):355. [Details]

Other Journals

McGorrian C.M., S. Abdalla, L. Daly, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kelly, R.G. Moore, R. Nic Cárthaigh, B. Quirke, J. Turner, C.C. Kelleher, ; (2010) 'Adverse cardiovascular risk profile in a disadvantaged minority community consistent with the thrifty phenotype hypothesis.¿ Findings from the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study' European Heart Journal . [Details]

Conference Publications

McGorrian C, Fitzpatrick P, Hamid NA, Quirke B, Daly L, Malone K, Kelleher CC (2011) Poor mental health is associated with experiences of discrimination and recent bereavement in Irish Travellers: findings from the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting [Details]
McGorrian, C; O'Donnell, C; Roy, A, et al. ; (2010) Family heart screening of relatives of victims of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome Irish Cardiac Society Meeting, published in IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE [Details]
Roy, AK; Margey, R; McGorrian, C, et al. ; (2010) Sudden cardiac death in the young: a national registry study of the incidence and aetiology in the Republic of Ireland Irish Cardiac Society, published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
C McGorrian, P Fitzpatrick , S Abdalla, F Cronin, A Drummond, L Daly, K Frazier, NA Hamid, C Kelly, RG Moore, R NicCharthaigh, B O¿Shea, D O¿Mahony, B Quirke, A Staines, D Staines, MR Sweeney, JTurner, CC Kelleher. ; (2010) Risk factors for CVD are more prevalent in the Traveller population than in a comparable general Irish population Irish Cardiac Society, published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science vol. 179 (10) , pp.S410 [Details]
McGorrian C., Frazer K., Kelleher C. (on behalf of AITHS Study Team); (2010) Do Irish Travellers Pose A Paradox In Terms Of Healthcare Access And Engagement? Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Winter Scientific Meeting Dublin, , 08-DEC-10 - 08-DEC-10 [Details]
CM. McGorrian, S. Abdalla, L. Daly, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kelly, RG. Moore, R. Niccarthaigh, B. Quirke, J. Turner, CC. Kelleher. ; (2010) A CVD risk profile in an ethnic minority consistent with the thrifty phenotype hypothesis: Findings from the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study European Society of Cardiology Congress, published in European Heart Journal [Details]
C.M. McGorrian, A.P. Fitzgerald , M.T. Cooney, A. Dudina, P. Whincup , E. Vartiainen, P. Jousilahti, R.M. Conroy, K. Pyorala, I.M. Graham. ; (2010) Estimation of ten-year risk of combined fatal and non fatal cardiovascular events: the SCOREplus study European Society of Cardiology Congress, published in European Heart Journal [Details]
McGorrian C, Frazer K & Kelleher CC for the All Ireland Traveller Health Study Team. ; (2010) Do Irish Travellers Pose A Paradox In Terms Of Healthcare Access And Engagement? RCPI Winter Scientific meeting , 08-DEC-10 - 08-DEC-10 [Details]
Roy, AK; Nertney, L; McGorrian, C, et al. ; (2010) Ajmaline provocation testing for diagnosis of the Brugada syndrome Irish Cardiac Society Meeting, published in IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE [Details]
Cooney, MT; Mc Gorrian, CM; Dudina, A, et al. ; (2010) Risk age: a new concept for SCORE Irish Cardiac Society, published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]

Published Reports

The All-Ireland Traveller Health Study Team; (2010) All ireland Traveller Health Study Executive summary: Summary of findings. The Stationary Office, Department of Health and Children. Available Online [Details]
The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Team; (2010) All ireland Traveller Health Study: Health Survey findings. The Stationary Office, Dublin, Department of Health and Children. Available Online [Details]
AK Roy, R Margey, C McGorrian, C O'Donnell, A Fabre, C O'Keane, J Galvin (2010) Sudden cardiac death in the Young: National incidence and figures 2005-2007. HSE, Ireland. [Details]
Doyle O, McGorrian C, Shortt E, Kilroe J, Kelleher C. ; (2009) An assessment of the barriers to breastfeeding and the service needs of families and communities in Ireland with low breastfeeding rates. Dublin. [Details]
                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

My role is in Acute Medicine, with my specialty interest in Cardiology, specifically inherited Cardiac Diseases.