Mustafa M Ahmed

Mustafa M Ahmed,

Associate Professor

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9065

About Mustafa M Ahmed

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed is an Associate Professor for the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He specializes in advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices, and transplantation, while serving as the Section Chief of Heart Failure and Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UF Health. He is also the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at UF. He attended the Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate and obtained his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine where he received the Van Liere Research Scholarship and the Harak V Dedhia Medical Student Award. He completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ahmed then trained in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida, followed by an additional fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation while also serving as the Cardiology Cell Therapy Research Network Training Scholar. After serving on faculty at Temple University, Dr. Ahmed returned to Florida in 2013. Dr. Ahmed is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. His current research interests include cell therapy in heart failure, ideal strategies for CIEDs in LVAD recipients, interventions to reduce bleeding in LVAD patients, and the role of spirituality in medical care. He is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America as well as the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He also serves on the Board of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology as the Education Chair. Within Gainesville, Dr. Ahmed is active in the community, having founded a free medical clinic, and in recognition of this work he received the Annual Spirit of Gainesville Award in Medicine.

Publications

2021
A varied approach to left ventricular assist device follow-up improves cost-effectiveness.
Current medical research and opinion. 37(9):1501-1505 [DOI] 10.1080/03007995.2021.1948395. [PMID] 34181489.
2021
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
2021
Contemporary Mechanical Circulatory Support with Continuous Flow Biventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review.
Cardiology in review. [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000421. [PMID] 34636808.
2021
Erratum to “Cardiovascular Considerations for the Internist and Hospitalist in the COVID-19 Era” AmJMed, 133(11); 1254-1261.
The American journal of medicine. 134(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.01.001. [PMID] 33461734.
2021
Hemodynamic effects of ivabradine use in combination with intravenous inotropic therapy in advanced heart failure.
Heart failure reviews. 26(2):355-361 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-020-10029-x. [PMID] 32997214.
2021
Pericardial release for early LVAD malalignment a less invasive approach.
Clinical case reports. 9(3):1155-1157 [DOI] 10.1002/ccr3.3702. [PMID] 33768800.
2021
Pregnancy With a Ventricular Assist Device: A Systematic Review of the Existing Literature.
Journal of cardiac failure. 27(2):185-187 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.08.014. [PMID] 33573759.
2021
Transaxillary Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Promotes Physical Rehabilitation in Patients Requiring Long-term Mechanical Circulatory Support.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 35(4):1255-1256 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2020.08.050. [PMID] 32928649.
2021
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
2020
Acute right ventricular failure: a novel presentation of methadone-induced cardiotoxicity.
BMJ case reports. 13(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-237168. [PMID] 33139369.
2020
Axillary Artery Hemostasis Post-Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Failure.
JACC. Case reports. 2(2):305-308 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.11.084. [PMID] 34317229.
2020
Cardiovascular Considerations for the Internist and Hospitalist in the COVID-19 Era.
The American journal of medicine. 133(11):1254-1261 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.06.005. [PMID] 32653420.
2020
Continued versus Suspended Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Scientific reports. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-020-59117-w. [PMID] 32054868.
2020
High-Grade Atrioventricular Block Associated With Acute Influenza.
Texas Heart Institute journal. 47(3):220-223 [DOI] 10.14503/THIJ-18-6658. [PMID] 32997780.
2020
Leadless pacemaker use in a patient with a durable left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(9):1048-1050 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13937. [PMID] 32394443.
2020
Outpatient Intravenous Diuretic Therapy for Acute Heart Failure: A Simplified Solution to a Formidable Problem.
Journal of cardiac failure. 26(9):800-801 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.08.008. [PMID] 31449962.
2020
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
2020
Reply: Advantage of leadless pacemaker over the conventional pacemaker in patients with left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(10) [DOI] 10.1111/pace.14057. [PMID] 32895989.
2020
Severe COVID-19 After Recent Heart Transplantation Complicated by Allograft Dysfunction.
JACC. Case reports. 2(9):1347-1350 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.066. [PMID] 32835277.
2020
Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14486. [PMID] 32115823.
2019
Impact of QRS Duration and Ventricular Pacing on Clinical and Arrhythmic Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: A Multicenter Study
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 25(5):355-363 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.02.013. [PMID] 30797964.
2019
Pharmacological management of cardiac cachexia: a review of potential therapy options.
Heart failure reviews. 24(5):617-623 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-019-09784-3. [PMID] 30923991.
2019
Questionable utility of digoxin in left-ventricular assist device recipients: A multicenter, retrospective analysis.
PloS one. 14(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0225628. [PMID] 31765397.
2018
American Muslim Physician Attitudes Toward Organ Donation.
Journal of religion and health. 57(5):1717-1730 [DOI] 10.1007/s10943-018-0683-2. [PMID] 30076496.
2018
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Clinical Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 7(12) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.118.009091. [PMID] 29907652.
2018
Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology. 41(11):1463-1467 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23070. [PMID] 30225924.
2018
Ventricular Assist Device Patients Have Different Clinical Outcomes and Altered Patterns of Bleeding with Intracranial Hemorrhage.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 64(4):e55-e60 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000744. [PMID] 29432298.
2017
Constrictive pericarditis from an endocardial pacemaker lead.
BMJ case reports. 2017 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2016-218365. [PMID] 28710300.
2017
Gastrointestinal Bleeding During the Index Hospitalization for Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices Implantation, a Nationwide Perspective.
Digestive diseases and sciences. 62(1):161-174 [DOI] 10.1007/s10620-016-4271-6. [PMID] 27510753.
2016
Left Ventricular Assist Device and Bariatric Surgery: A Bridge to Heart Transplant by Weight and Waiting Time Reduction.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(2):120-2 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12688. [PMID] 26749254.
2016
Muslims and Medical Ethics: Time to Move Forward by Going Back.
Journal of religion and health. 55(2):367-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s10943-016-0197-8. [PMID] 26847032.
2015
Effects of Perioperative Acetyl Salicylic Acid on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Craniotomy for Brain Tumor.
World neurosurgery. 84(1):41-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.02.016. [PMID] 25727304.
2015
The Incidence, Predictors and Outcomes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
Digestive diseases and sciences. 60(12):3697-706 [DOI] 10.1007/s10620-015-3743-4. [PMID] 26072320.
2014
A training program in cardiovascular cell-based therapy: from the NHLBI Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network.
Regenerative medicine. 9(6):793-7 [DOI] 10.2217/rme.14.57. [PMID] 25431915.
2014
Incidence and Outcomes of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Lvad Patients
American Journal of Gastroenterology. 109(2)
2014
Predictors of Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Incidence of Recurrence After Endoscopic Intervention Among Recipients of Left Ventricular Assist Device
American Journal of Gastroenterology. 109(2)
2013
The use of left ventricular assist devices in the treatment of class IV heart failure patients: what the non-heart failure specialist needs to know.
Cardiology in review. 21(1):37-41 [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0b013e3182614f69. [PMID] 22643346.
2012
A rational approach to assess volume status in patients with decompensated heart failure.
Current heart failure reports. 9(2):139-47 [DOI] 10.1007/s11897-012-0084-x. [PMID] 22367349.
2012
Elective noncardiac surgery in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 27(5):639-42 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2012.01515.x. [PMID] 22978844.
2011
Coenzyme Q(10) and Creatine in Heart Failure: Micronutrients, Macrobenefit?
Clinical Cardiology. 34(4):196-197 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20892. [PMID] 21462213.

Grants

Sep 2016 – Aug 2017
Smarter Management and Resource Use for Today's Complex Cardiac Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF CARDIOLOGY via CTRS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
Feb 2016 – Sep 2019
INfluenza Vaccine to Effectively Stop Cardio Thoracic Events and Decompensated heart failure (INVESTED)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Sep 2015 – Aug 2019
Brain and cognition effects of cardio resynchronization therapy in heart failure
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Sep 2014 – Aug 2016
Smarter Management and Resource Use for Today's Complex Cardiac Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF CARDIOLOGY via CTRS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

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