Research Profile

Annemarie O'Flynn

Biography

My background is in clinical cardiology and general internal medicine. I am presently working on a Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals. My PhD thesis examines nocturnal blood pressure and subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Research Interests

My main research interest is cardiovascular disease. My PhD work has focused on nocturnal hypertension and subclinical cardiovascular disease. I am particularly interested in the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in the diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension and in the use of newer risk factors to help further risk stratify individuals. I have focused on CIMT and echocardiography and in particular speckle tracking echocardiography.
I am also interested in the traditional cardiovascular risk factors and how we can maximise existing prevention strategies.I am also keen to develop my research interest in health service use and quality of care.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Hypertension to Cardiovascular Disesase: Can we Map the Course and Prevent the Endpoints?Irish Heart Foundation€5,000.00
Hypertension to Cardiovascular Disease: Can we Map the Course and Prevent the EndpointsHealth Research Board30-JUL-1230-JUN-16€237,737.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'The association of night-time systolic blood pressure with ultrasound markers of subclinical cardiac and vascular disease'
O'Flynn AM, Ho E, Dolan E, Curtin RJ, Kearney PM (2017) 'The association of night-time systolic blood pressure with ultrasound markers of subclinical cardiac and vascular disease'. Blood Pressure Monitoring, [Details]
(2017)'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'
Stott DJ, Rodondi N, Kearney PM, Ford I, Westendorp RG, Mooijaart SP, Sattar N, Aubert CE, Aujesky D, Bauer DC, Baumgartner C, Blum MR, Browne JP, Byrne S, Collet TH, Dekkers OM, den Elzen WP, Du Puy RS, Ellis G, Feller M, Floriani C, Hendry K, Hurley C, Jukema JW, Kean S, Kelly M, Krebs D, Langhorne P, McCarthy G, McCarthy V, McConnachie A, McDade M, Messow M, O'Flynn A, O'Riordan D, Poortvliet RK, Quinn TJ, Russell A, Sinnott C, Smit JW, Van Dorland HA, Walsh KA, Walsh EK, Watt T, Wilson R, Gussekloo J; TRUST Study Group (2017) 'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'. New England Journal of Medicine, [Details]
(2016)'Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control. Should 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring be the Tool of Choice?'
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2016) 'Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control. Should 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring be the Tool of Choice?'. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, [Details]
(2016)'Correlation between Short-Term Blood Pressure Variability and Left Ventricular Mass Index: A Meta-Analysis'
Madden JM, O'Flynn AM, Fitzgerald, AP, Kearney PM. (2016) 'Correlation between Short-Term Blood Pressure Variability and Left Ventricular Mass Index: A Meta-Analysis'. Hypertension Research, [Details]
(2015)'Night-time blood pressure and target organ damage: A comparative analysis of absolute blood pressure and dipping status'
O'Flynn AM, Dolan E, Curtin RJ, O’Brien E, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2015) 'Night-time blood pressure and target organ damage: A comparative analysis of absolute blood pressure and dipping status'. Journal of Hypertension, [Details]
(2015)'Short-term blood pressure variability over 24 h and target organ damage in middle-aged men and women'
J M Madden, A M O'Flynn, E Dolan, A P Fitzgerald, P M Kearney (2015) 'Short-term blood pressure variability over 24 h and target organ damage in middle-aged men and women'. Journal of Human Hypertension, [Details]
(2015)'Isolated nocturnal hypertension and subclinical target organ damage: a systematic review of the literature'
O'Flynn AM, Madden JM, Russell AJ, Curtin RJ, Kearney PM (2015) 'Isolated nocturnal hypertension and subclinical target organ damage: a systematic review of the literature'. Hypertension Research, [Details]
(2015)'Applying the ideal cardiovascular health metrics to couples: a cross-sectional study in primary care'
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM. (2015) 'Applying the ideal cardiovascular health metrics to couples: a cross-sectional study in primary care'. Clinical Cardiology, [Details]
(2013)'Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Thromboembolism. Is Inflammation at the Centre of the Clot?'
O’Flynn AM, Watts M, Wall D, Molefe C, O’Keeffe D, Finucane P (2013) 'Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Thromboembolism. Is Inflammation at the Centre of the Clot?'. Irish Medical Journal, [Details]
(2006)'Coronary embolism causing myocardial infarction in a patient with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis'
Kiernan TJ, Flynn AM, Kearney P. (2006) 'Coronary embolism causing myocardial infarction in a patient with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis'. International Journal of Cardiology, [Details]
(2006)'Primary hyperparathyroidism and the cardiovascular system'
Kiernan TJ, O’Flynn AM, McDermott JH, Kearney P. (2006) 'Primary hyperparathyroidism and the cardiovascular system'. International Journal of Cardiology, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Complexity of Hypertension Diagnosis'
O’Flynn AM, Kearney PM (2013) 'The Complexity of Hypertension Diagnosis' Modern Medicine, . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)Irish Cardiac Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: the impact of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2014)Irish Cardiac Society
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2014)European Society of Hypertension
O'Flynn AM, Madden JM, Russell AJ, Curtin RJ, Kearney PM (2014) Isolated nocturnal hypertension and subclinical target organ damage: a systematic review of the literature European Society of Hypertension [Details]
(2014)European Society of Hypertension
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM. (2014) Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: the impact of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring European Society of Hypertension [Details]
(2014)European Society of Cardiology
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample European Society of Cardiology [Details]
(2013)British Hypertension Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from a Primary Care Based Population Sample British Hypertension Society [Details]
(2013)Irish Cardiac Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from a Primary Care Based Population Sample Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2011)Irish Cardiac Society
O’Flynn AM, Moore DP. (2011) Atrial Septal Pouches: Can they be Identified on Transoesophagel Echocardiogram? Irish Cardiac Society [Details]

Web Page

 YearPublication
(2013)Echocardiography in Systemic Hypertension.
O'Flynn AM (2013) Echocardiography in Systemic Hypertension. Web Page [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013Michael C Berndt Gold Medal for Research Innovation College of Medicine and Health University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging Member/
European Society of Cardiology Member/
Irish Cardiac Society Member/
European Society of Hypertension Member/
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2015)SPHeRE Network 1st Annual Conference,
Madden, J.M., O’Flynn, A.M., Dolan, E., Fitzgerald, A., Kearney, P.M (2015) Short-term Blood Pressure Variability over 24 hours and Target Organ Damage in Middle-Aged Men and Women. [Poster Presentation], SPHeRE Network 1st Annual Conference, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland . [Details]
(2015)Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland,
Madden, J.M., O’Flynn, A.M., Dolan, E., Fitzgerald, A., Kearney, P.M. (2015) Short-term Blood Pressure Variability over 24 hours and Target Organ Damage in Middle-Aged Men and Women. [Poster Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)College of Medicine and Health Research Day, University College Cork,
Clarke Ú, Keane E, O’Flynn AM, Kearney PM. (2014) Hypertension prevalence in Irish school children: findings from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS). [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health Research Day, University College Cork, Universitty College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2014) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,,
O'Flynn AM, Dolan E, Curtin RJ, O'Brien E, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control: The Impact of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample. [Poster Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P. (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)The College of Medicine and Health and Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility Conference,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The College of Medicine and Health and Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland . [Details]
(2013)The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2013) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2010)The Irish Atherosclerosis Society,
O'Flynn AM (2010) Patient Perceptions regarding Prescription Medications. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Atherosclerosis Society, Sligo . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2003University College Cork MB BAO BCHMedicine

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Cardiovascular disease 
Cardiovascular disease prevention
The application of epidemiological data to the clinical setting
Quantitative methods in epidemiological research

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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