Name Mohammed Al-Hijji
Primary Specialty Interventional & Structural Cardiology Consultant
Languages Arabic, English & French
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Phone +974 4400 4400

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  1. El-Sabawi B, Al-Hijji MA, Eleid MF, Cabalka AK, Ammash NM, Dearani JA, Bjarnason H, Holmes DR, Rihal CS. Transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistula:A 21-year experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Jan 10. doi:10.1002/ccd.28721.
  2. Al-Hijji MA, Gulati R, Bell M, Kaplan RJ, Feind JL, Lewis BR, Borah BJ, Moriarty JP, Yoon Park J, El Sabbagh A, Kanwar A, Barsness G, Munger T, Asirvatham S,Lerman A, Singh M. Routine Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Jan;13(1):e00829. doi:10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008290
  3. Al-Hijji MA, Heidari B, Moynagh MR, Takahashi N, Welle G, Eleid M, Singh M, Gulati R, Rihal CS, Lerman A. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes in Patients with Sarcopenia. EuroIntervention. 2019 May 7. doi:10.4244/eij-d-19-00110
  4. Al-Hijji MA, Lennon RJ, Gulati R, El Sabbagh A, Park JY, Crusan D, Kanwar A, Behfar A, Lerman A, Holmes DR, Bell M, Singh M. Safety and Risk of Major Complications With Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization. Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions 2019 Jul;12(7):e007791.
  5. Heidari B, Al-Hijji MA, Alkhouli MA, Egbe A, Welle G, Eleid MF, Singh M, Gulati R, Rihal C, Lerman A. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes in mixed aortic valve disease compared to predominant aortic stenosis. International Journal of Cardiology. 2019 Aug 1. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.07.099
  6. Fender EA, El Sabbagh A, Al-Hijji M, Holmes DR, Jr. Left Atrial Appendage Peridevice Leak Presenting With Stroke. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jul 22;12(14):e123-e5.
  7. Zhang D, Guo W, Al-Hijji MA, El Sabbagh A, Lewis BR, Greason K, Sandhu GS, Eleid MF, Holmes DR, Herrmann J. Outcomes of Patients With Severe Symptomatic  Aortic Valve Stenosis After Chest Radiation: Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Journal of American Heart Association Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2019 May 21;8(10):e012110.
  8. Al-Hijji M, Narula N, Go JL, Khosla S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Loeffler D, Lennon R, Lerman LO, Lerman A. Circulating Osteogenic Progenitor Cells in Mild, Moderate, and Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2019 Apr;94(4):652-9.
  9. Al-Hijji MA, Guerrero M, Rihal CS, Eleid MF. Transapical percutaneous closure of rapidly expanding post-surgical left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2019 Feb 21. doi:10.1002/ccd.28154.
  10. Al-Hijji MA, El Sabbagh A, Guerrero ME, Rihal CS, Eleid MF. Paravalvular leak repair after balloon-expandable transcatheter mitral valve implantation in mitral annular calcification: Early experience and lessons learned. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2019 Feb 9. doi:10.1002/ccd.28131.
  11. Al-Hijji MA, Zack CJ, Nkomo VT, Pislaru SV, Pellikka PA, Reeder GS, Greason KL, Rihal CS, Eleid MF. “Left ventricular remodeling and function after transapical versus transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement”. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
  12. El Sabbagh A, Reddy G, Al-Hijji M, Bois MC, Bresnahan JF. Transseptal Biopsy of Left Atrial Mass Using Side-Cutting Biopsy Needle. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jun 24;12(12):e103-e5.
  13. Go JL, Prem K, Al-Hijji MA, Qin Q, Noble C, Young MD, Lerman LO, Lerman A. Experimental Metabolic Syndrome Model Associated with Mechanical and Structural Degenerative Changes of the Aortic Valve. Scientific Reports. 2018 Dec 13;8(1):17835.
  14. Al-Hijji M, Alkhouli M, Alqahtani F, Nkomo VT, Greason KL, Holmes DR. Prognostic
  15. Park JY, Guo W, Al-Hijji M, El Sabbagh A, Begna KH, Habermann TM, Witzig TE, Lewis BR, Lerman A, Herrmann J. Acute coronary syndromes in patients with active hematologic malignancies – Incidence, management, and outcomes. International Journal of Cardiology. 2019 Jan 15;275:6-12.
  16. Al-Hijji MA, Gulati R, Lennon RJ, Bell M, El Sabbagh A, Park JY, Slusser J, Sandhu GS, Reeder GS, Rihal CS, Singh M. Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Patients With Anemia Presenting With Acute Coronary Syndrome. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2018 Oct;93(10):1448-61.
  17. Bhatia S, Arora S, Bhatia SM, Al-Hijji M, Reddy YNV, Patel P, Rihal CS, Gersh BJ, Deshmukh A. Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Propensity Score-Matched Comparison of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Conservative Management. Journal of American Heart Association Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2018 Mar 10;7(6).
  18. Alqahtani F, Aljohani S, Amin AH, Al-Hijji M, Ali OO, Holmes DR, Alkhouli M. Effect of Race on the Incidence of Aortic Stenosis and Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2018 May;93(5):60717.
  19. El Sabbagh A, Eleid MF, Matsumoto JM, Anavekar NS, Al-Hijji MA, Said SM, Nkomo VT, Holmes DR, Rihal CS, Foley TA. Three-dimensional prototyping for procedural simulation of transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with mitral annular calcification. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2018 Dec 1;92(7):E537-e49.
  20. Chandrashekar P, Fender EA, Zack CJ, Reddy YNV, Bennett CE, Prasad M, Al-Hijji MA, Stulak JM, Miller VM. Sex-stratified analysis of national trends and outcomes in isolated tricuspid valve surgery. Open Heart. 2018;5(1):e000719.
  21. Alqahtani F, Aljohani S, Almustafa A, Alhijji M, Ali O, Holmes DR, Alkhouli M. Comparative outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in African American and Caucasian patients with severe aortic stenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interventions. 2018 Apr 1;91(5):932-7.
  22. El Sabbagh A, Eleid MF, Foley TA, Al-Hijji MA, Daly RC, Rihal CS, Said SM. Direct transatrial implantation of balloon-expandable valve for mitral stenosis with severe annular calcifications: early experience and lessons learned. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2018 Jan 1;53(1):162-9.Hennessy RS, Go JL, Hennessy RR, Tefft BJ, Jana S, Stoyles NJ, Al-Hijji MA, Thaden JJ, Pislaru SV, Simari RD, Stulak JM, Young MD, Lerman A.
  23. Recellularization of a novel off-the-shelf valve following xenogenic implantation into the right ventricular outflow tract. PLoS One. 2017;12(8):e0181614.
  24. Wang G, Zhou H, Strulovici-Barel Y, Al-Hijji M, Ou X, Salit J, Walters MS, Staudt MR, Kaner RJ, Crystal RG. Role of OSGIN1 in mediating smoking-induced autophagy in the human airway epithelium. Autophagy. 2017 Jul 3;13(7):1205-20.
  25. Al-Hijji MA, Alkhouli M, Sarraf M, Zack CJ, Malouf JF, Nkomo VT, Cabalka AK, Reeder GS, Rihal CS, Eleid MF. Characteristics and outcomes of re-do percutaneous paravalvular leak closure. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017 Oct 1;90(4):680-9.
  26. Zack CJ, Al-Qahtani F, Kawsara A, Al-Hijji M, Amin AH, Alkhouli M. Comparative Outcomes of Surgical and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in Nonagenarians. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2017 Mar 15;119(6):893-9.
  27. Al-Hijji MA, Killu AM, Yousefian O, Hodge DO, Park JY, Hebsur S, El Sabbagh A, Pretorius VG, Ackerman MJ, Friedman PA, Birgersdotter-Green U, Cha YM.Outcomes of lead extraction without subsequent device reimplantation. Europace.2017 Sep 1;19(9):1527-34.
  28. Killu AM, Siva KM, Al-Hijji MA, Sugrue AM, Munger TM, Hodge DO, McLeod CJ, Packer DL, Kapa S, Asirvatham SJ, Friedman PA. Outcomes of Combined Endocardial-Epicardial ablation Compared with Endocardial Ablation Alone in Patients Who Undergo Epicardial Access. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Sep 15;118(6):842-848.
  29. Al-Hijji MA, Deshmukh AJ, Yao X, Mwangi R, Sangaralingham LR, Friedman PA, Asirvatham SJ, Packer DL, Shah ND, Noseworthy PA. Trends and predictors of repeat catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. American Heart Journal. 2016 Jan;171(1):48-55.
  30. Quispe R, Al-Hijji M, Swiger KJ, Martin SS, Elshazly MB, Blaha MJ, Joshi PH, Blumenthal RS, Sniderman AD, Toth PP, Jones SR. Lipid phenotypes at the extremes of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: The very large database of lipids-9. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(4):511-8.e1-5.
  31. Elshazly MB, Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Joshi PH, Toth PP, McEvoy JW, Al-Hijji MA, Kulkarni KR, Kwiterovich PO, Blumenthal RS, Jones SR. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, guideline targets, and population percentiles for secondary prevention in 1.3 million adults: the VLDL-2 study (very large database of lipids). Journal of American College of Cardiology. 2013 Nov 19;62(21):1960-5.
  32. Wang G, Xu Z, Wang R, Al-Hijji M, Salit J, Strulovici-Barel Y, Tilley AE, Mezey JG, Crystal RG. Genes associated with MUC5AC expression in small airway epithelium of human smokers and non-smokers. BMC Medical Genomics. 2012 Jun 7;5:21.