Dr. med. M.Sc. Psych. Kevin Willy
© Kevin Willy
Dr. med. M.Sc. Psych. Kevin Willy
PhD student

Consultation hours: by arrangement
  • Research Topics and Interests

    • Mental health consequences of cardiac device therapy
    • Mental Health in patients with cardiac arrythmia
    • The application of subcutaneous defillibrators among various coronary diseases
    • Interventional Therapy for cardiac arrythmia

  • Curriculum Vitae

    since 2020
    Associated Research Member, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,
    WWU Münster

    since 02/2018
    Assistant Doctor at Medical Department, Division of Cardiology II – Rhythmology, University Medical Center Münster, Director: Prof. Dr. med. Lars Eckardt

    2019-2021
    Masters Degree Psychology (M.Sc.), Health and sports psychology, extra-occupational education, PFH Göttingen

    2014-2018
    Experimental doctoral thesis at the Medical Department, Division of Nephrology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Charité Campus Virchow
    „Vaskuläre Kalzifikation bei Patienten mit chronischer Nierenerkrankung“ (magna cum laude)

    2014-2018
    Bachelors Degree Psychology (B.Sc.), Distance Learning University Hagen

    2011-2017
    Study of Human Medicine, Charité Medical-School Berlin

    2008-2009
    Junior Student of Philosophy, University of Bielefeld

  • Publications


    Willy K, Reinke F, Bögeholz N, Ellermann C, Rath B, Köbe J, Eckardt L, Frommeyer G. The role of entirely subcutaneous ICDTM systems in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. J Cardiol. 2019 Nov 16. pii: S0914-5087(19)30335-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2019.10.005.

    Willy K, Reinke F, Bögeholz N, Ellermann C, Rath B, Leitz P, Köbe J, Eckardt L, Frommeyer G. Outcome differences and device performance of the subcutaneous ICD in patients with and without structural heart disease. Clin Res Cardiol. 2019 Oct 31. doi: 10.1007/s00392-019-01564-1.

    Willy K, Reinke F, Bögeholz N, Köbe J, Eckardt L, Frommeyer G. Performance of the entirely subcuteaneous ICD in borderline indications. Clin Res Cardiol. 2019 Oct 4. doi: 10.1007/s00392-019-01558-z.

    Willy K, Dechering DG, Wasmer K, Köbe J, Bögeholz N, Ellermann C, Leitz P, Reinke F, Frommeyer G, Eckardt L. Outcome of catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardias in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Clin Cardiol. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1002/clc.23263.

    Willy K, Reinke F, Bögeholz N, Köbe J, Eckardt L, Frommeyer G. The entirely subcutaneous ICDTM system in patients with congenital heart disease: experience from a large single-centre analysis.
    Europace. 2019 Oct 1;21(10):1537-1542. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz190.

    Willy K, Bettin M, Reinke F, Bögeholz N, Ellermann C, Rath B, Leitz P, Köbe J, Eckardt L, Frommeyer G. Feasibility of entirely subcutaneous ICD™ systems in patients with coronary artery disease. Clin Res Cardiol. 2019 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s00392-019-01455-5.

    Bögeholz N, Willy K, Niehues P, Rath B, Dechering DG, Frommeyer G, Kochhäuser S, Löher A, Köbe J, Reinke F, Eckardt L. Spotlight on S-ICD™ therapy: 10 years of clinical experience and innovation.
    Europace. 2019 Mar 18. pii: euz029. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz029.

    Engelke HH, Willy K, Eckardt L Akut lebensbedrohliche Herzrhythmusstörungen. Intensivmedizin up2date 2019; 15(04): 399-410. doi: 10.1055/a-0759-7033

    Willy K, Dechering DG, Eckard L. Therapie von Vorhofflimmern bei Herzinsuffizienz – sind die Leitlinien noch aktuell? Aktuelle Kardiologie 2018; 7(06): 476-480. doi: 10.1055/a-0681-6521

    Willy K, Girndt M, Voelkl J, Fiedler R, Martus P, Storr M, Schindler R, Zickler D. Expanded Hemodialysis Therapy of Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Prevents Calcification and Apoptosis of VSMC In Vitro. Blood Purif 2018;45:131–138. doi:10.1159/000484925.

    Zickler D, Luecht C, Willy K, Chen L, Witowski J, Girndt M, Fiedler R, Storr M, Kamhieh-Milz J, Schoon J, Geissler S, Ringdén O, Schindler R, Moll G, Dragun D, Catar R. TNF-alpha in uraemic serum promotes osteoblastic transformation and calcification of vascular smooth muscle cells via ERK and AP-1/c-FOS-mediated induction of IL-6 expression. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Dec 8. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfx316.

    Trojanowicz B, Ulrich C, Fiedler R, Martus P, Storr M, Boehler T, Werner K, Hulko M, Zickler D, Willy K, Schindler R, Girndt M. Modulation of leucocytic angiotensin-converting enzymes expression in patients maintained on high-permeable haemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Jul 19. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfx206.

    Willy K, Hulko M, Storr M, Speidel R, Gauss J, Schindler R, Zickler D. In Vitro Dialysis of Cytokine Rich Plasma With High and Medium Cut-Off Membranes Reduces Its Procalcific Activity, Artif Organs. 2017 May 19. doi:10.1111/aor.12884.

    Zickler D, Schindler R, Willy K, Martus P, Pawlak M, Storr M, Hulko M, Boehler T, Glomb MA, Liehr K, Henning C, Templin M, Trojanowicz B, Ulrich C, Werner K, Fiedler R, Girndt M. Medium Cut-Off (MCO) Membranes Reduce Inflammation in Chronic Dialysis Patients – A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, PLoS One. 2017 Jan13; 12(1). doi:10/1371/journal.pone.0169024.

    Trojanowicz B, Ulrich C, Fiedler R, Storr M, Boehler T, Martus P, Pawlak M, Glomb MA, Henning C, Templin M, Werner K, Zickler D, Willy K, Schindler R, Girndt M. Impact of serum and dialysates from chronic hemodialysis patients maintained on high cut-off membranes on inflammation profile in human THP-1 monocytes. Hemodial Int. 2016 Sep 26. doi:10.1111/hdi.12494.

    Zickler D, Willy K, Girndt M, Fiedler R, Martus P, Storr M, Schindler R. High cut-off dialysis in chronic haemodialysis patients reduces serum procalcific activity. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016, Oct; 31(10):1706-12. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfw293