Mustafa M Ahmed

Mustafa M Ahmed, MD

Professor; Medical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Section Chief Heart Failure

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

About Mustafa M Ahmed

I am passionate about helping heart failure patients author their own story and am honored to be part of such an amazing team at UF Health. I am an associate professor for the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. I specialize 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. I wear many hats, including the program director of the cardiovascular disease fellowship at UF. I returned to UF in 2013 after serving on faculty at Temple University.

I attended Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate and obtained my medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine, where I was awarded the Van Liere Research Scholarship and the Harak V Dedhia Medical Student Award. Thereafter, I completed my internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University. I started my training in cardiovascular medicine at UF, followed by an additional fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplantation while serving as the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) training scholar.

I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease as well as advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. My current research interests include stem cell therapy in heart failure, ideal strategies for pacemakers and defibrillators in LVAD recipients, interventions to reduce bleeding in LVAD patients and the role of spirituality in medical care. I also stay engaged as a member of the Heart Failure Society of America as well as the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Within Gainesville, I am actively engaged in the community, having founded an expense-free medical clinic that received recognition by the Annual Spirit of Gainesville Award in Medicine. In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction, grilling, playing and watching sports, and riding my bicycle.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2024-2025
BMS6633 The Cv System

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart pacemaker
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-2781-7873

Publications

2024
A new opportunity for patient selection and optimization: Systematic review of cognitive frailty in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation
Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 24(2):204-210 [DOI] 10.1111/ggi.14798.
2024
Left Ventricular Assist Device Use in Minorities: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 70(1):14-21 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000002046. [PMID] 37788482.
2024
Outcome of Patients With Systolic Heart Failure Who Underwent Sympathectomy for Ventricular Arrhythmia.
The American journal of cardiology. 225:37-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2024.05.035. [PMID] 38866354.
2024
Reconsidering FDA Guidelines: A Single-Center Experience of Prolonged Impella 5.5 Support.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 19(1):46-53 [DOI] 10.1177/15569845231212157. [PMID] 38013250.
2024
Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Disguised as Light Chain Amyloidosis or Multiple Myeloma?
The American journal of cardiology. 210:85-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.10.031. [PMID] 37852567.
2024
When RVAD Isn’t a Four-Letter Word.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 70(7) [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000002248. [PMID] 38833526.
2023
A study of generative large language model for medical research and healthcare.
NPJ digital medicine. 6(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41746-023-00958-w. [PMID] 37973919.
2023
Artificial intelligence guidance of advanced heart failure therapies: A systematic scoping review.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1127716. [PMID] 36910520.
2023
Durable biventricular assist device support for 1212 days as a bridge to heart transplantation.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2023(7) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/rjad372. [PMID] 37416492.
2023
Pharmacological Therapy Optimization for Heart Failure: A Practical Guide for the Internist.
The American journal of medicine. 136(8):745-752 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.04.033. [PMID] 37148990.
2023
Prognostic Value of Frailty for Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Systematic Review.
Cardiology in review. [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000541. [PMID] 36881614.
2023
Recurrent Cardiac Sarcoidosis and Giant Cell Myocarditis After Heart Transplant: A Case Report and Systematic Literature Review.
The American journal of cardiology. 207:271-279 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.005. [PMID] 37769570.
2023
Severe cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest due to fulminant cardiac sarcoidosis: a case report.
BMC cardiovascular disorders. 23(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12872-023-03238-3. [PMID] 37127559.
2023
Successful extended use of Impella 5.5 as a bridge to heart transplantation.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2023(6) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/rjad262. [PMID] 37293331.
2023
Timing and Outcomes of Concurrent and Sequential Biventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Analysis
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 116(2):383-390 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.02.058.
2023
Utility of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Cureus. 15(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.42291. [PMID] 37609102.
2023
Utilization of the percutaneous left ventricular support as bridge to heart transplantation across the United States: In-depth UNOS database analysis.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 42(11):1597-1607 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2023.06.002. [PMID] 37307906.
2022
Amiodarone Use and All‐Cause Mortality in Patients With a Continuous‐Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device
Journal of the American Heart Association. 11(11) [DOI] 10.1161/jaha.121.023762.
2022
Contemporary Mechanical Circulatory Support With Continuous-Flow Biventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review.
Cardiology in review. 30(4):197-205 [DOI] 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000421. [PMID] 34636808.
2022
Effect of Angiotensin II Antagonism on Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
ASAIO Journal. 68(12):1470-1474 [DOI] 10.1097/mat.0000000000001688.
2022
Fixed‐dose aspirin monotherapy compared with thromboelastography directed antiplatelet therapy in long‐term management of left ventricular assist devices
Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 37(9):2621-2628 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.16637. [PMID] 35610463.
2022
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
2022
Intravenous administration of umbilical cord lining stem cells in left ventricular assist device recipient: Rationale and design of the uSTOP LVAD BLEED pilot study.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2022.100142. [PMID] 38559284.
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
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
From Mentor to MENTOR: What we’ve learned about advising trainees.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100034. [PMID] 38550654.
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
Predictors of perioperative bleeding in left ventricular assist device implantation.
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100006. [PMID] 38560584.
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.
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.
2021
What happens when a disruptive technology gets disrupted?
American heart journal plus : cardiology research and practice. 6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahjo.2021.100031. [PMID] 38560557.
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
Early versus standard renal replacement therapy after left ventricular assist device implantation
Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 35(10):2529-2538 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14873.
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.
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.
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 q10 and creatine in heart failure: micronutrients, macrobenefit?
Clinical cardiology. 34(4):196-7 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20892. [PMID] 21462213.

Grants

Nov 2024 ACTIVE
HVAD Patient & Provider Summit: Sharing Success to Ensure Success
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Apr 2024 ACTIVE
A Phase 1, Adaptive, Open-Label, Single Ascending Dose to SingleBlind, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple Ascending Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of mRNA-0184 in Participants with Chronic Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MODERNA THERAPEUTICS via PPD INVESTIGATOR SERVICES LLC
Oct 2023 ACTIVE
Human/Machine Interface: What the HeartMate 3 ? Device Tells Us About the Future
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL CONSORT OF CIRCULATORY ASSIST CLINI
Nov 2022 – Jun 2024
AuXillary OUTpatient management of VED BLEEDing: The AX-OUT VAD Bleed Pilot Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EVAHEART INC
Nov 2021 ACTIVE
An Evaluation of the Safety and Performance of the Aortix System for Intra-Aortic Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients with Cardiorenal Syndrome
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROCYRION
Aug 2021 ACTIVE
A Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label, Controlled Study Evaluating the Effectiveness and Safety of Furoscix On-Body Infusor vs Continued Medical Therapy for Worsening Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CARDIOVASCULAR CLINICAL SCIENCE FOU CORP via SCPHARMACEUTICALS
Feb 2021 ACTIVE
AUTONOMIC REGULATION THERAPY TO ENHANCE MYOCARDIAL FUNCTION AND REDUCE PROGRESSION OF HEART FAILURE WITH REDUCED EJECTION FRACTION (ANTHEM-HFrEF)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CARDIOVASCULAR CLINICAL SCIENCE FOU CORP via LIVANOVA PLC
Oct 2020 ACTIVE
Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Study for Evaluating the EVAHEART 2 Left Ventricular Assist System: the COMPETENCE Trial (COMPETENCE)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EVAHEART INC
Jun 2020 – May 2022
A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of AG1O in Subjects with Symptomatic Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTRIBUTE-CM Trial)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PRA HEALTH SCIENCES via EIDOS THERAPEUTICS
Nov 2019 – Oct 2022
Product Surveillance Registry – DT PAS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Dec 2018 ACTIVE
Ahmed Payroll Operating Account
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Nov 2018 – Aug 2023
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging, Phase 2b Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Continuous 48-Hour Intravenous Infusions of BMS-986231 in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure and Impaired Systolic Function
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PPD INVESTIGATOR SERVICES LLC via BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO
Jun 2017 – Nov 2022
PREVENT II PREVENTion of Non-Surgical Bleeding by Management of HeartMate II Patients without Antiplatelet Therapy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ST JUDE BUSINESS SERVICES INC
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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