Kevin M. Mulhern, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Director, Adult Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory
Medical School, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (Clinical and Research Fellow)


Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pregnancy and the Heart
  • Inherited Heart Diseases

Selected Publications

  • Carroll JD, Saver JL, Thaler DE, Smalling RW, Berry S, MacDonald LA, Marks DS, Tirschwell DL; RESPECT Investigators(Tadros P, Mulhern K). Closure of patent foramen ovale versus medical therapy after cryptogenic stroke.N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 21;368(12):1092-100. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1301440.
  • Weiford B, Subbarao V, Mulhern K. Clinician Update: Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium. Circulation. 2004;109:2965-2971.
  • Skorton D, Mulhern K. Editorial: Recertification - mandatory or voluntary? Teaching an old doc new tricks. Am Heart J. 2002;143:945.

Selected Abstracts Presented at National Meetings

  • Mulhern KM, Mehlman DJ, O'Rourke RA, and Zabalgoitia M:  Value and limitations of transesophageal echocardiography for evaluation of prosthetic valve dysfunction.  J Am Coll Cardiol 1992;19(Suppl A):182A.   
  • Norris LP, Jain A, Mulhern KM, Bailey SR, Hennecken JF, Hibner C, O'Rourke RA, and Zabalgoitia M:Transesophageal stress echo in assessing functional results of coronary angioplasty.  Presented at Interamerican Congress of Cardiology 1992.   
  • Zabalgoitia M, Norris LP, Jain A, Mulhern KM, Bailey SR, Hennecken JF, Hibner C, and O'Rourke RA:Biplane transesophageal stress echo in detecting location and extent of coronary artery disease.  Presented at Interamerican Congress of Cardiology 1992.  
  • Mulhern KM, Patel PP, Fleagle S, Ayres RW, Kerber RE, Skorton DJ, and Vandenberg BF:  Tissue characterization using transesophageal echo:  reproducibility of quantitative texture analysis.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr 1993;5:S20.   
  • Bednarz J, Marcus R, Lupovitch S, Piccione W, Abruzzo J, Vandenberg BF, Mulhern KM, Borok R, Kerber RE, and Lang R:  Dobutamine-induced flow augmentation for assessment of small diameter aortic prostheses: Comparative study of bileaflet and pivoting disk valves.  Circulation 1993;88(Suppl I):I-539. 
  • Marcus R, Bednarz J, Abruzzo J, Lupovitch S, Feldman T, Mulhern K, and Vandenberg B:  Mechanism underlying flow-dependency of valve orifice area determined by the Gorlin formula in patients with aortic valve obstruction.  Circulation 1993;88(Suppl I):I-103.  
  • Mulhern KM, Ayres RW, Kerber RE, Skorton DJ, and Vandenberg BF:  Automated border detection in transesophageal echocardiography:  left ventricular cavity area measurements are reproducible despite transesophageal echo probe repositioning.  Clin Res 1993;41:638A.   
  • Raxwal VK, Porter I, Wilson D, Mulhern K, and Tadros P:  Patent foramen ovale closure:  comparison of Amplatzer PFO and ASD occluder devices.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2006;67:785-786.   
  • Nath J, Heidenreich P, Raxwal V, Mulhern K, Genton R, Vacek J, and Wilson D:  Gender and severity of left ventricular hypertrophy predict long-term survival.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;49(Suppl A):152A.   
  • Baryun E, Biria M, Berenbom LD, Mulhern KM, Rosamond TL, Pimentel R, Emert MP, Ray W, Murray CW, Staley J, and Lakkireddy D:  Remote magnetic navigation and ablation of intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia via a retrograde approach in a patient with post Mustard D-TGA.  Heart Rhythm 2008;5(Suppl):S403.   
  • Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Annapureddy C, Baryun E, Berenbom L, Pimentel R, Vanga S, Vacek J, Emert M, Nath J, Raxwal V, Mulhern K, Gupta K, Newton D, Kreighbaum K, Staley J, Murray C, and Lakkireddy D:  Cardiac resynchronization therapy alters progression of diastolic dysfunction.  Heart Rhythm 2008;5(Suppl):S283.   
  • Nath J, Lakkireddy DR, Mulhern K, Rosamond T, Vacek JL, and Wilson D:  Gender and severity of left atrial enlargement predict long-term survival.  Heart Rhythm 2008;5(Suppl):S249. 
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Kevin M. Mulhern, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Director, Adult Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory

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