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Brian O'Murchu, MD


Brian O'Murchu, MD


Professor, Clinical Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-3346

FAX: 215-707-3946

Email: brian.omurchu@temple.edu



Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology


Educational Background:

BS, University College Dublin, Ireland


MD, University College Dublin, Ireland

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clinical Interests:


Invasive and interventional cardiology

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board certification(s):


Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology

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professional experience:


Consultant cardiologist, Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital, Cork, Ireland

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25948349. Alkhouli M, Gagel A, Mathur M, O'Murchu B, Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome: an unusual complication of partial liver resection. Intern Med 54:9(1067-9)2015

25873799. Nikolaidis L, Memon N, O'Murchu B, Exercise-induced pulmonary artery hypertension in a patient with compensated cardiac disease: hemodynamic and functional response to sildenafil therapy. Tex Heart Inst J 42:1(50-4)2015 Feb

25038264. Alkhouli M, Solaiman AY, Zhao H, Morad A, Escarcega RO, O'Murchu B, Bove AA, Clinical utility of central venous saturation for the calculation of cardiac index in cardiac patients. J Card Fail 20:10(716-22)2014 Oct

24955058. Franco JJ, Brown M, Bashir R, O'Murchu B, Acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction and electrical storm secondary to nondominant right coronary artery occlusion. Tex Heart Inst J 41:3(335-7)2014 Jun

24751338. Alkhouli M, Huda N, Bashir R, Patil P, O'Murchu B, Left main coronary artery compression syndrome and spontaneous coronary artery dissection: coincidence or pathologic association? Heart Lung 43:4(284-5)2014 Jul-Aug

20412270. Georgakis A, Radtke WA, Lopez C, Fiss D, Moser C, VanDecker W, O'Murchu B, Complex atrial septal defect: percutaneous repair guided by three-dimensional echocardiography. Echocardiography 27:5(590-3)2010 May

17476040. Ener RA, Palermo J, O'Murchu B, Burke JA, Wolf NM, Van Decker WA, HIV disease in thrombocardiology. J Invasive Cardiol 19:5(235-9)2007 May

8679244. Veinot JP, O'Murchu B, Tazelaar HD, Orszulak TA, Seward JB, Cardiac fibroma mimicking apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report and differential diagnosis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 9:1(94-9)1996 Jan-Feb

8521581. O'Murchu B, Seward JB, Images in cardiovascular medicine. Adult congenital heart disease. Obstructive and nonobstructive cor triatriatum. Circulation 92:12(3574)1995 Dec 15

7594042. O'Murchu B, Foreman RD, Shaw RE, Brown DL, Peterson KL, Buchbinder M, Role of intraaortic balloon pump counterpulsation in high risk coronary rotational atherectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol 26:5(1270-5)1995 Nov 1

7661087. Foster-Smith K, Edwards WD, O'Murchu B, Tajik AJ, Schaff HV, Schwartz RS, Severe tricuspid stenosis: an unusual and unique cause. Am Heart J 130:3 Pt 1(621-4)1995 Sep

8282783. O'Murchu B, Miller VM, Perrella MA, Burnett JC Jr, Increased production of nitric oxide in coronary arteries during congestive heart failure. J Clin Invest 93:1(165-71)1994 Jan

8249836. O'Murchu B, Gersh BJ, Reeder GS, Bailey KR, Holmes DR Jr, Late outcome after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty during acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 72:9(634-9)1993 Sep 15

1373574. Perrella MA, Schwab TR, O'Murchu B, Redfield MM, Wei CM, Edwards BS, Burnett JC Jr, Cardiac atrial natriuretic factor during evolution of congestive heart failure. Am J Physiol 262:4 Pt 2(H1248-55)1992 Apr

2232899. Lerman A, Hildebrand FL Jr, Margulies KB, O'Murchu B, Perrella MA, Heublein DM, Schwab TR, Burnett JC Jr, Endothelin: a new cardiovascular regulatory peptide. Mayo Clin Proc 65:11(1441-55)1990 Nov

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