Atrial Fibrillation in Middle Eastern Patients Who have Heart Failure; Do They have Worse Clinical Profiles and Outcomes? An Analysis from the Jordan Atrial Fibrillation Study

2Mohammed A. Al-Hiari, 1Ayman Hammoudeh, 2Ramzi Tabbalat, 1Yahya Badaineh, 3Imad A. Alhaddad 1Istishari Hospital, Amman, Jordan; 2Abdali Hospital, Amman, Jordan; 3Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are some of the most common medical conditions worldwide. These conditions commonly coexist and share similar risk factors profiles. Studies have shown that…

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The Clinical Spectrum and Management of Patients with Coronary In-Stent Restenosis

1Abdelmomen Mahmoud Aboborda, 1Mohammed Mahmoud Abdelghany, 1Reham Mohammed Darwish, 1Ahmed Mohammed Kotb 1Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Background: The aim of this study is to detect the Prevalence of ISR in a tertiary referral center Material(s) and Method(s): This was a retrospective- prospective study carried out on patients reporting to AL-Nahda General Hospitals from November 2018…

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Indications for Echocardiography and left Ventricular Function in Critically ill Patients with COVID-19

1Rajkumar Rajendram, 3Arif Hussain, 4Noor Syed, 3Maryam Bukhamseen, 3Mohammad Al Ghamdi 1Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Cardiac Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King…

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Improving Outcomes of Systolic Heart Failure: The Feasibility of using a Pre-Discharge Checklist in a Tertiary Centre

1Arwa Balharth, 2Maha Al Ammari, 3Mohammed Alqahtani, 4Rajkumar Rajendram 1Department of Pharmacy, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2College of Pharmacy, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah International Medical…

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Acute STEMI Resulting from Extensive Coronary Artery Thrombosis in the Course of Severe COVID-19 Infection. Invasive Therapy.

1Majd Rustom 1Mediclinic Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Introduction: Thromboembolic complications are recognized major complications of severe forms of COVID-19 infection.  We are presenting hereafter a case of extensive coronary artery thrombosis in the course of COVID-19 pneumonia resulting in acute STEMI with cardiogenic shock treated invasively. Material(s) and Method(s): A 58 yrs old…

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The Initial Experience and Clinical Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Permanent Pacemaker Implantations at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital Mombasa, Kenya

Kieran Mwasha Mwazo, 1Boniface Nandwa, 1Harun Otieno, 1Vinesh Vaghela, 1Abdalla Bajaber, 1Vickie Mumbo, 1Iqbal Khandwalla 1Coast General Teaching and Refferal Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya Background: Pacemakers are electronic impulse generators that are implanted to restore a regular heart rhythm in patients with symptomatic bradycardia or as part of heart failure treatment. In an ideal situation the…

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Initial Experience at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital (CGTRH) Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Mombasa in Kenya

2Nabil Chaudhry, 1Harun Otieno, 1Vinesh Vaghela, 1Abdalla Bajaber, 1Bakari Mwashambi, 1Iqbal Khandwalla, 1Nabil Chaudhry, 1Vickie Mumbo, 1Boniface Nandwa, 3Brian Nduati 1Coast General Teaching and Refferal Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya; 2Heart and Lung Centre, Mombasa, Kenya; 3Bicross Heart Solutions Limited, Mombasa, Kenya Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally accounting to 32% of all…

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Improvement of Severe Cardiomyopathy after Initiation of Dialysis in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

1Fatima Alkindi, 1Mohamad Al Hakim, 1Ahmad Chaaban, 1Andrea Badics, 1Sadek El Mokahal, 1Gohar Jamil, 1Yousef Boobes 1Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates Background: Treatment of benign thyroid nodules may be performed due to compressive symptoms, cosmetic problems, malignant transformation risk, and/or anxiety. In recent years, minimally invasive percutaneous ablation methods are increasingly used instead…

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Revealed the Etiology of Severely Dilated Cardiomyopathy : Cardiac Sarcoidosis

1Fatima Alkindi, 1Mohamad Fahd, 1Muhammad Rab, 1Gohar Jamil 1Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, granulomatous disease of unknown etiology and affecting patients (especially women) between 25 to 60 years of age. Lung is the predominant organ affected by sarcoidosis (>90%).  Cardiac sarcoidosis might be asymptomatic in 20-25% and clinical…

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