Mohammed Ruzieh

Mohammed Ruzieh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9065

About Mohammed Ruzieh

Mohammed Ruzieh, M.D., is an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ruzieh received his doctorate degree from An-Najah National University in Palestine. During medical school, he completed cardiology and emergency medicine clerkships at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. After Medical school, he completed internal medicine residency at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He then moved to Pennsylvania where he completed his fellowship in cardiology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical center, Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. During his time there, Dr. Ruzieh served as the Chief Cardiology Fellow for the academic year, 2019-2020.

Dr. Ruzieh has special interests in syncope and arrhythmias. He has authored over 40 manuscripts and wrote many book chapters. He has presented his work at many national and international meetings. He also serves as a peer reviewer for multiple American and international journals.

In 2015 and 2017, Dr. Ruzieh was awarded the Students’ Teacher of the Year at The University of Toledo and he received the honor of the “Top Physicians Under 40” list in Pennsylvania in 2019. Additionally, he was recognized with multiple educational awards throughout his training. Dr. Ruzieh is a member of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Cardiology.


Exceptional Teacher Recognition
2019 · Penn State University
Top Physicians Under 40
2019 · Pennsylvania
Exceptional Teacher Recognition
2018 · Penn State University
Jerry Luck excellence in ECG reading award
2018 · Penn State University
Peter White Research Award
2016 · University of Toledo
William Sodeman PBL Award for quality improvement
2014-2017 · University of Toledo

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular
  • Heart disease
  • Preventive health care

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation using claims data – bigger is not always better.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 66(3):511-512 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-022-01267-0. [PMID] 35902509.
Association between statin exposure and diabetes incidence among privately-insured patients before and after applying a novel technique to control for selection bias.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 365(1):26-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjms.2022.08.018. [PMID] 36096188.
Beta-blocker use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review: A systematic review of βB in COPD.
Trends in cardiovascular medicine. 33(1):53-61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcm.2021.11.004. [PMID] 34856338.
Resource Utilization Following Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Stress Echocardiography in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Chest Pain.
The American journal of cardiology. 163:8-12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.09.043. [PMID] 34785035.
Resting heart rate and outcomes: Risk marker or risk factor?
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcm.2022.05.011.
The Slower, the Better: Wide Complex Tachycardia Triggered by Flecainide in an Elderly Female
Case Reports in Cardiology. 2022:1-4 [DOI] 10.1155/2022/1409498. [PMID] 36284751.
Association Between Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure and the Efficacy of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure-Lowering Therapy.
JAMA network open. 4(10) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28980. [PMID] 34668944.
Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Bioprosthetic Valves-A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
The Journal of innovations in cardiac rhythm management. 12(12):4797-4805 [DOI] 10.19102/icrm.2021.121202. [PMID] 34970469.
Oral Anticoagulation Use in High-Risk Patients Is Improved by Elimination of False-Positive and Inactive Atrial Fibrillation Cases.
The American journal of medicine. 134(6):e366-e373 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.11.024. [PMID] 33359273.
Risks of adverse events in patients with orthostatic intolerance undergoing surgery with general anesthesia
Clinical Autonomic Research. 31(2):231-237 [DOI] 10.1007/s10286-020-00697-y.
A Multimorbidity-Based, Risk-Stratified Reanalysis of the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-Up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) Trial.
Drugs & aging. 37(11):839-844 [DOI] 10.1007/s40266-020-00797-4. [PMID] 32936416.
Aspirin for Primary Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Prevention as Baseline Risk Increases: A Meta-Regression Analysis.
The American journal of medicine. 133(9):1056-1064 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.04.028. [PMID] 32445718.
Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Very Elderly Patients: A Single-center Experience.
The Journal of innovations in cardiac rhythm management. 11(2):3990-3995 [DOI] 10.19102/icrm.2020.110202. [PMID] 32368371.
Bupropion in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): a single-center experience.
Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research. 68(6):1156-1158 [DOI] 10.1136/jim-2020-001272. [PMID] 32606041.
Dataset for amiodarone adverse events compared to placebo using data from randomized controlled trials
Data in Brief. 28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104835. [PMID] 31871983.
Long-term mortality after massive, submassive, and low-risk pulmonary embolism.
Vascular medicine (London, England). 25(2):141-149 [DOI] 10.1177/1358863X19886374. [PMID] 31845835.
Polypill for prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Lancet (London, England). 395(10222) [DOI] 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32993-9. [PMID] 32035548.
Safety of bariatric surgery in patients with coronary artery disease.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 16(12):2031-2037 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2020.07.015. [PMID] 32830056.
Syndrome of Supine Hypertension with Orthostatic Hypotension: Pathophysiology and Clinical Approach.
Current cardiology reviews. 16(1):48-54 [DOI] 10.2174/1573403X15666190617095032. [PMID] 31215392.
Thiazide-Associated Hyponatremia: Clinical Manifestations and Pathophysiology.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 75(2):256-264 [DOI] 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.07.011. [PMID] 31606239.
Time to Rethink Surveillance Testing Prior to Kidney Transplant: A Teachable Moment.
JAMA internal medicine. 180(10):1365-1366 [DOI] 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2668. [PMID] 32776999.
Vitamin D supplementation, cardiac events and stroke: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100537. [PMID] 32462077.
A Meta-Regression Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure.
Journal of atrial fibrillation. 12(3) [DOI] 10.4022/jafib.2180. [PMID] 32435332.
Gas in the Liver.
Gastroenterology. 157(2):313-314 [DOI] 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.04.007. [PMID] 30981787.
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in the Elderly.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 357(1):67-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.07.004. [PMID] 30278875.
Meta-Analysis Comparing the Relative Risk of Adverse Events for Amiodarone Versus Placebo
The American Journal of Cardiology. 124(12):1889-1893 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.09.008.
Meta-Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Therapeutics. 2019:1-10 [DOI] 10.1155/2019/8181657. [PMID] 31772616.
Oxygen Administration Does Not Influence the Prognosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis.
American journal of therapeutics. 26(1):e151-e160 [DOI] 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000475. [PMID] 27846023.
Reply: Disseminated Tuberculosis in the Differential Diagnosis of Hemophagocytic Syndrome.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 357(4):354-355 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.09.012. [PMID] 30413246.
Response to Letter to Editor: Effect of Transradial Catheterisation on Patency Rates of Radial Arteries Used as a Conduit for Coronary Bypass.
Heart, lung & circulation. 28(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.04.015. [PMID] 30654945.
Response to Letter to the Editor.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 56(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.02.001. [PMID] 31229260.
SpO2 /FIO2 on Presentation as a Predictor for Early Hemodynamic Deterioration in Intermediate Risk Acute Pulmonary Embolism.
Respiratory care. 64(10):1279-1285 [DOI] 10.4187/respcare.06797. [PMID] 31064801.
The benefit of closed loop stimulation in patients with cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope confirmed by head-up tilt table testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 55(1):105-113 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-019-00531-0.
Avicenna and Tremor of the Heart.
Journal of atrial fibrillation. 11(2) [DOI] 10.4022/jafib.2103. [PMID] 30505388.
Challenges in Treatment of Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia.
Current cardiology reviews. 14(1):42-44 [DOI] 10.2174/1573403X13666171129183826. [PMID] 29189171.
It’s a ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), or Is It? Massive Pulmonary Embolism Presenting as STEMI
The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 55(1):125-127 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.04.002.
Orthostatic intolerance and postural tachycardia syndrome: new insights into pathophysiology and treatment.
Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie. 29(2):183-186 [DOI] 10.1007/s00399-018-0563-1. [PMID] 29696346.
Overview of the management of postural tachycardia syndrome in pregnant patients.
Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 215:102-105 [DOI] 10.1016/j.autneu.2018.02.002. [PMID] 29472161.
Posttransplant Tacrolimus-Induced Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Review of the Literature
Case Reports in Endocrinology. 2018:1-6 [DOI] 10.1155/2018/4606491. [PMID] 29854487.
Role of implantable loop recorders in patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 41(9):1201-1203 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13441. [PMID] 29989177.
Surgical and dental considerations in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome.
Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 215:119-120 [DOI] 10.1016/j.autneu.2018.04.003. [PMID] 29678416.
Vasovagal syncope–role of closed loop stimulation pacing
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 28(8):534-538 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcm.2018.05.003.
Droxidopa in the Treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.
American journal of therapeutics. 24(2):e157-e161 [DOI] 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000468. [PMID] 27563801.
Effect of Transradial Catheterisation on Patency Rates of Radial Arteries Used as a Conduit for Coronary Bypass.
Heart, lung & circulation. 26(3):296-300 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.07.012. [PMID] 27670584.
Effects of intermittent intravenous saline infusions in patients with medication-refractory postural tachycardia syndrome.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 48(3):255-260 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-017-0225-y. [PMID] 28185102.
Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator as Provocateur of Myocardial Infarction.
American journal of therapeutics. 24(4):e489-e490 [DOI] 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000494. [PMID] 27574925.
Ivabradine in the treatment of postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a single center experience
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 40(11):1242-1245 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13182.
Patient Factors But Not the Use of Novel Anticoagulants or Warfarin Are Associated With Internal Jugular Vein Access-Site Hematoma After Right Heart Catheterization.
The Journal of invasive cardiology. 29(12):401-403 [PMID] 29207361.
Role of closed loop stimulation pacing (CLS) in vasovagal syncope
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 40(11):1302-1307 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13194.
The role of autoantibodies in the syndromes of orthostatic intolerance: a systematic review
Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 51(5):243-247 [DOI] 10.1080/14017431.2017.1355068.
Embolic Stroke Due to Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Thrombus.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 352(3):333-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.05.033. [PMID] 27650243.
Endobronchial Cartilage Rupture: A Rare Cause of Lobar Collapse
Case Reports in Pulmonology. 2016:1-2 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/8178129. [PMID] 27525149.
Successful Treatment of Life-Threatening Interstitial Lung Disease Secondary to Antisynthetase Syndrome Using Rituximab: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
American journal of therapeutics. 23(2):e639-45 [DOI] 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000245. [PMID] 25830868.


Fellowship, Cardiology
2017-2020 · Penn State University
Residency, Internal Medicine
2014-2017 · University of Toledo
Clerkship, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine
2011 · University of Toledo
Medical Degree
2006-2012 · An-Najah National University

Contact Details

(352) 273-9065
Business Mailing:
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PO Box 100288
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine