Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Ahmed came to UAB in November 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Interventional Endoscopy in the Basil I. Hirschowitz Center of Endoscopic Excellence.   He received his training in Advanced Endoscopy at Yale University after completing his Fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  He obtained his medical degree at SUNY. His interests are in ERCP, therapeutic EUS, EMR, cystgastrostomy, endoscopic suturing, luminal stenting, dilation, enteroscopy, optically enhanced endoscopy, endoscopic obesity management and general gastroenterology procedures.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Early Effects of Starting Doses of Enalapril in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in the SOLVD Treatment Trial 2020
    2020 Prior Heart Failure Hospitalization and Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction 2020
    2019 Reply: What Is Important for Digoxin Treatment in Patients With Heart Failure 2019
    2019 Digoxin Use and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction 2019
    2019 Digoxin Discontinuation and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction 2019
    2019 Cardiogenic shock during heart failure hospitalizations: Age-, sex-, and race-stratified trends in incidence and outcomes 2019
    2019 Systolic Blood Pressure and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction 2019
    2019 One- to 10-Day Versus 11- to 30-Day All-Cause Readmission and Mortality in Older Patients With Heart Failure 2019
    2019 Medication dosing for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction — opportunities and challenges 2019
    2019 Therapeutic advances in the management of acute decompensated heart failure 2019
    2019 Role of Geriatric Syndromes in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults: A Narrative Review 2019
    2019 Is there a potential association between spironolactone and the risk of new-onset diabetes in a cohort of older patients with heart failure? 2019
    2019 Safety and efficacy of the use of lumen-apposing metal stents in the management of postoperative fluid collections: A large, international, multicenter study 2019
    2019 Spironolactone and Outcomes in Older Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction 2019
    2018 Role of High-Dose Beta-Blockers in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and Elevated Heart Rate 2018
    2018 Systolic Blood Pressure and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction 2018
    2018 Digoxin use and lower risk of 30-day all-cause readmission in older patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction receiving β-blockers 2018
    2018 Similar clinical benefits from below-target and target dose enalapril in patients with heart failure in the SOLVD Treatment trial 2018
    2018 Discharge home health services referral and 30-day all-cause readmission in older adults with heart failure 2018
    2017 Fine-needle aspiration findings of a rare hematopoietic neoplasm presenting as obstructive jaundice 2017
    2017 Heart Rate and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction 2017
    2017 A rare finding of colonic malakoplakia 2017
    2017 Digoxin and 30-Day All-Cause Readmission in Long-Term Care Residents Hospitalized for Heart Failure 2017
    2017 Emphasis on abdominal obesity as a modifier of eplerenone effect in heart failure: hypothesis-generating signals from EMPHASIS-HF 2017
    2017 Treatment of systolic hypertension and low diastolic blood pressure in older adults: How low is too low?! 2017
    2017 Dose of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis 2017
    2017 Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Older Adults with Heart Failure 2017
    2017 Corrigendum to “Systolic–diastolic hypertension versus isolated systolic hypertension and incident heart failure in older adults: Insights from the cardiovascular health study” [Int. J. Cardiol. 235 (2017) 11–16] (S0167527317312901) (10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.02.139)) 2017
    2017 Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Older Adults 2017
    2017 Heart Failure in Older Adults 2017
    2017 Isolated diastolic hypertension and incident heart failure in community-dwelling older adults: Insights from the Cardiovascular Health Study 2017
    2017 Overtube-assisted EUS with FNA for esophageal stenosis 2017
    2017 The Role of Positive Inotropic Drugs in the Treatment of Older Adults with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction 2017
    2017 Overtube-assisted EUS with FNA for esophageal stenosis 2017
    2017 Systolic–diastolic hypertension versus isolated systolic hypertension and incident heart failure in older adults: Insights from the Cardiovascular Health Study 2017
    2017 Hydrophilic vs lipophilic statins in coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 2017
    2017 A cross-sectional study of cardiorespiratory fitness and gallbladder disease 2017
    2017 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography cannulation in the difficult duct: Which technique should you pull out of your bag? 2017
    2017 Lack of evidence of lower 30-day all-cause readmission in Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction discharged on spironolactone 2017
    2016 Complex relationship of obesity and obesity paradox in heart failure–higher risk of developing heart failure and better outcomes in established heart failure 2016
    2016 Association of 30-Day All-Cause Readmission with Long-Term Outcomes in Hospitalized Older Medicare Beneficiaries with Heart Failure 2016
    2016 Cognitive decline in heart failure 2016
    2016 Differences in biochemical and genetic biomarkers in patients with heart failure of various etiologies 2016
    2016 Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition and Lower 30-Day All-Cause Readmission in Medicare Beneficiaries with Heart Failure 2016
    2016 The Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels on the Risk of Developing Atherogenic Dyslipidemia 2016
    2016 Use and Interpretation of Propensity Scores in Aging Research: A Guide for Clinical Researchers 2016
    2016 Endoscopic removal of a mesh penetrating into the esophagus using overtube-assisted endoscopy, fully covered metal stent, and over-the-scope clip 2016
    2016 Mediterranean diet score and left ventricular structure and function: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis 2016
    2016 Effects of Quercetin on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials 2016
    2016 Relation of serum uric acid to cardiovascular disease 2016
    2016 Effects of pentoxifylline on inflammatorymarkers and blood pressure: A systematic reviewandmeta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 2016
    2016 Higher risk for incident heart failure and cardiovascular mortality among community-dwelling octogenarians without pneumococcal vaccination 2016
    2016 Smoker's paradox in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention 2016
    2015 Complete Heart Block Complicating ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Temporal Trends and Association with In-Hospital Outcomes 2015
    2015 Association of chronic renal insufficiency with in-hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention 2015
    2015 Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors improve mortality after aspiration thrombectomy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction 2015
    2015 Pretransplant coagulopathy and in-hospital outcomes among heart transplant recipients: A propensity-matched nationwide inpatient sample study 2015
    2015 Heart failure management in skilled nursing facilities: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America 2015
    2015 Beta-blocker use and 30-day all-cause readmission in medicare beneficiaries with systolic heart failure 2015
    2015 Biomarkers and echocardiographic predictors of myocardial dysfunction in patients with hypertension 2015
    2015 Characteristics and outcomes of patients with advanced chronic systolic heart failure receiving care at the veterans affairs versus other hospitals insights from the Beta-blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial (BEST) 2015
    2015 Discharge hospice referral and lower 30-day all-cause readmission in medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure 2015
    2015 Heart Failure Management in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America 2015
    2015 Impact of gait speed and instrumental activities of daily living on all-cause mortality in adults ≤65 years with heart failure 2015
    2015 Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 2015
    2015 Regional variation in the incidence and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States 2015
    2015 Relationship of physical activity and healthy eating with mortality and incident heart failure among community-dwelling older adults with normal body mass index 2015
    2015 Reply 2015
    2015 Risk of heart failure and death after prolonged smoking cessation: Role of amount and duration of prior smoking 2015
    2015 The reply 2015
    2015 Trends in management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction in patients with end-stage renal disease in the United States 2015
    2014 Catheter ablation of postinfarction ventricular tachycardia: Ten-year trends in utilization, in-hospital complications, and in-hospital mortality in the United States 2014
    2014 Impact of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, independent of each other and in combination, on mortality in community-dwelling older adults 2014
    2014 Spironolactone use and higher hospital readmission for medicare beneficiaries with heart failure, left ventricular ejection fraction <45%, and estimated glomerular filtration rate <45 ml/min/1.73 m2 2014
    2014 Beta-blockers in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: Class, dosage, and outcomes 2014
    2014 The use of digoxin in patients with worsening chronic heart failure: Reconsidering an old drug to reduce hospital admissions 2014
    2014 Orthostatic hypotension and incident heart failure in community-dwelling older adults 2014
    2014 Predictors and outcomes of resistant hypertension among patients with coronary artery disease and hypertension 2014
    2014 The reply 2014
    2014 Digoxin and 30-day all-cause hospital admission in older patients with chronic diastolic heart failure 2014
    2014 Magnesium sulphate and postoperative agitation in children: An analgesic effect?: A reply 2014
    2014 Adverse left ventricular remodeling incommunity-dwelling older adults predicts incident heart failure and mortality 2014
    2014 Association of systolic blood pressure levels with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality among older adults taking antihypertensive medication 2014
    2014 Calcium channel blockers and outcomes in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction 2014
    2014 Developing therapies for heart failure withpreservedejection fraction. Current state and future directions 2014
    2014 Digoxin use and lower 30-day all-cause readmission for medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure 2014
    2014 Heart failure with systolic dysfunction complicating acute myocardial infarction - Differential outcomes but similar eplerenone efficacy by ST-segment or non-ST-segment elevation: A post hoc substudy of the EPHESUS trial 2014
    2014 Management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction in nursing home versus community-dwelling older patients: A propensity matched study 2014
    2014 N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and stroke risk: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke cohort 2014
    2014 Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the United States: Contemporary trends in incidence, utilization of the early invasive strategy, and in-hospital outcomes 2014
    2014 Racial differences in mortality in patients with advanced systolic heart failure: Potential role of right ventricular ejection fraction 2014
    2014 Regional variation across the united states in management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Analysis of the 2003 to 2010 nationwide inpatient sample database 2014
    2014 Residential relocation by older adults in response to incident cardiovascular health events: A case-crossover analysis 2014
    2014 Systolic blood pressure and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure: Insights from the AFFIRM and AF-CHF studies 2014
    2014 Temporal trends in incidence and outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy in the United States: A nationwide population-based study 2014
    2014 The relationship of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony and cardiac sympathetic denervation to potential sudden cardiac death events in systolic heart failure 2014
    2014 Translating and testing the ENABLE: CHF-PC concurrent palliative care model for older adults with heart failure and their family caregivers 2014
    2014 Trends in incidence, management, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock complicating ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the United States. 2014
    2013 Heart failure in very old adults 2013
    2013 Trends in acute kidney injury and outcomes after early percutaneous coronary intervention in patients ≥75 years of age with acute myocardial infarction 2013
    2013 Prediabetes is not an independent risk factor for incident heart failure, other cardiovascular events or mortality in older adults: Findings from a population-based cohort study 2013
    2013 Prevention of heart failure in older adults may require higher levels of physical activity than needed for other cardiovascular events 2013
    2013 Medication management of chronic heart failure in older adults 2013
    2013 Rate-control versus Rhythm-control Strategies and Outcomes in Septuagenarians with Atrial Fibrillation 2013
    2013 The effect of magnesium sulphate infusion on the incidence and severity of emergence agitation in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy using sevoflurane anaesthesia 2013
    2013 Digoxin reduces 30-day all-cause hospital admission in older patients with chronic systolic heart failure 2013
    2013 Effects of enalapril in systolic heart failure patients with and without chronic kidney disease: Insights from the SOLVD Treatment trial 2013
    2013 Calcium, magnesium and potassium intake and mortality in women with heart failure: The Women's Health Initiative 2013
    2013 Design and rationale of studies of neurohormonal blockade and outcomes in diastolic heart failure using OPTIMIZE-HF registry linked to Medicare data 2013
    2013 Digoxin for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure: Paradise lost or not? 2013
    2013 Lack of evidence of increased mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation taking digoxin: Findings from post hoc propensity-matched analysis of the AFFIRM trial 2013
    2013 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and outcomes in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction 2013
    2013 Effect of oral digoxin in high-risk heart failure patients: A pre-specified subgroup analysis of the DIG trial 2013
    2013 Renin-angiotensin system antagonists and mortality in patients with heart failure 2013
    2013 Reduced right ventricular ejection fraction and increased mortality in chronic systolic heart failure patients receiving beta-blockers: Insights from the BEST trial 2013
    2013 Renin-angiotensin inhibition in diastolic heart failure and chronic kidney disease 2013
    2013 Update on diastolic heart failure or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in the older adults 2013
    2013 Aldosterone antagonists and outcomes in real-world older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction 2013
    2013 Early invasive versus initial conservative treatment strategies in octogenarians with UA/NSTEMI 2013
    2013 Mediterranean and DASH diet scores and mortality in women with heart failure the women s health initiative 2013
    2012 Baseline characteristics, quality of care, and outcomes of younger and older Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with heart failure: Findings from the Alabama Heart Failure Project 2012
    2012 Angiotensin receptor blockers and outcomes in real-world older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: A propensity-matched inception cohort clinical effectiveness study 2012
    2012 Comparison of the prognostic value of normal regadenoson with normal adenosine myocardial perfusion imaging with propensity score matching 2012
    2012 Association between smoking and outcomes in older adults with atrial fibrillation 2012
    2012 Impairment of activities of daily living and incident heart failure in community-dwelling older adults 2012
    2012 Bucindolol, Systolic Blood Pressure, and Outcomes in Systolic Heart Failure: A Prespecified Post Hoc Analysis of BEST 2012
    2012 Rheumatic heart disease and risk of incident heart failure among community-dwelling older adults: A prospective cohort study 2012
    2012 Renin-angiotensin inhibition in systolic heart failure and chronic kidney disease 2012
    2012 Right ventricular ejection fraction b20% is an independent predictor of mortality but not of hospitalization in older systolic heart failure patients 2012
    2012 Effect of warfarin on outcomes in septuagenarian patients with atrial fibrillation 2012
    2012 Outcomes in younger and older adults with chronic advanced systolic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2012
    2012 In-Hospital Cardiology Consultation and Evidence-Based Care for Nursing Home Residents With Heart Failure 2012
    2012 Prediabetes and the risk of diabetes 2012
    2011 A propensity-matched study of the association of diabetes mellitus with incident heart failure and mortality among community-dwelling older adults 2011
    2011 Heart failure is a risk factor for incident driving cessation among community-dwelling older adults: Findings from a prospective population study 2011
    2011 Intrinsic association of widowhood with mortality in community-dwelling older women and men: Findings from a prospective propensity-matched population study 2011
    2011 A propensity-matched study of the comparative effectiveness of angiotensin receptor blockers versus angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure patients age <65 years 2011
    2011 Isolated diastolic hypotension and incident heart failure in older adults 2011
    2011 Hypoalbuminaemia and incident heart failure in older adults 2011
    2011 Left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in community-dwelling adults ≥65 years of age without heart failure 2011
    2011 Coronary artery disease, coronary revascularization, and outcomes in chronic advanced systolic heart failure 2011
    2011 Relationship between stage of kidney disease and incident heart failure in older adults 2011
    2011 Self-reported teenage body size and heart failure in adults ≥ 65 years of age 2011
    2011 Impact of chronic kidney disease on activities of daily living in community-dwelling older adults 2011
    2011 Chronic Heart Failure in Older Adults 2011
    2011 Impact of diabetes mellitus on outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction and systolic heart failure 2011
    2011 Relation of baseline systolic blood pressure and long-term outcomes in ambulatory patients with chronic mild to moderate heart failure 2011
    2011 Gender-related dissociation in outcomes in chronic heart failure: Reduced mortality but similar hospitalization in women 2011
    2011 Relationship between left and right ventricular ejection fractions in chronic advanced systolic heart failure: Insights from the BEST trial 2011
    2011 Evidence of a "heart failure belt" in the southeastern United States 2011
    2011 Hyperuricaemia, chronic kidney disease, and outcomes in heart failure: Potential mechanistic insights from epidemiological data 2011
    2011 Warfarin use and outcomes in patients with advanced chronic systolic heart failure without atrial fibrillation, prior thromboembolic events, or prosthetic valves 2011
    2011 Absence of obesity paradox in patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes mellitus: A propensity-matched study 2011
    2011 History of cancer and mortality in community-dwelling older adults 2011
    2011 Natural history of concentric left ventricular geometry in community-dwelling older adults without heart failure during seven years of follow-up 2011
    2010 Erratum: A propensity-matched study of low serum potassium and mortality in older adults with chronic heart failure (Int. J. Cardiol. (2009) 137 (1-8)) 2010
    2010 Epidemiology of stroke in chronic heart failure patients with normal sinus rhythm: Findings from the DIG stroke sub-study 2010
    2010 Mild hyperkalemia and outcomes in chronic heart failure: A propensity matched study 2010
    2010 Effect of serum Insulin on the association between hyperuricemia and incident heart failure 2010
    2010 Prospective population studies of incident heart failure without data on baseline left ventricular ejection fraction 2010
    2010 Higher levels of education may be a marker of higher disease-specific knowledge in patients with chronic heart failure 2010
    2010 Transatlantic similarities and differences in major natural history endpoints of heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: A propensity-matched study of the EPHESUS trial 2010
    2010 Association between hyperuricemia and incident heart failure among older adults: A propensity-matched study 2010
    2010 Impact of baseline systolic blood pressure on long-term outcomes in patients with advanced chronic systolic heart failure (Insights from the BEST Trial) 2010
    2010 Association of obesity and survival in systolic heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: Potential confounding by age 2010
    2010 Oral potassium supplement use and outcomes in chronic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2010
    2010 Incident coronary revascularization and subsequent mortality in chronic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2010
    2010 Hypokalemia and outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease findings from propensity-matched studies 2010
    2010 Erratum to "Effects of diabetes mellitus in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: A propensity-matched study of multimorbidity in chronic heart failure" [Int. J. Cardiol. 134 (2009) 330-335] (DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.12.089) 2010
    2010 Effects of peripheral arterial disease on outcomes in advanced chronic systolic heart failure a propensity-matched study 2010
    2010 Effects of right ventricular ejection fraction on outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure 2010
    2010 Hip fractures and heart failure: Findings from the Cardiovascular Health Study 2010
    2010 Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality Among Hospitalized Nursing Home Residents: An Analysis of the National Hospital Discharge Surveys 2005-2006 2010
    2010 Statin therapy in the elderly: A review 2010
    2010 Uncontrolled hypertension and increased risk for incident heart failure in older adults with hypertension: findings from a propensity-matched prospective population study 2010
    2010 Understanding the reasons for the underuse of pneumococcal vaccination by community-dwelling older African Americans 2010
    2009 Blood pressure and stroke in heart failure in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (regards) study 2009
    2009 Timing of eplerenone initiation and outcomes in patients with heart failure after acute myocardial infarction complicated by left ventricular systolic dysfunction: Insights from the EPHESUS trial 2009
    2009 A propensity-matched study of low serum potassium and mortality in older adults with chronic heart failure 2009
    2009 Low serum magnesium and cardiovascular mortality in chronic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2009
    2009 A history of atrial fibrillation and outcomes in chronic advanced systolic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2009
    2009 Low-dose digoxin and reduction in mortality and morbidity in heart failure 2009
    2009 Value of Orthopnea, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea, and Medications in Prospective Population Studies of Incident Heart Failure 2009
    2009 A propensity-matched study of outcomes of chronic heart failure (HF) in younger and older adults 2009
    2009 Association of diuretic use and overactive bladder syndrome in older adults: A propensity score analysis 2009
    2009 Effects of diabetes mellitus in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: A propensity-matched study of multimorbidity in chronic heart failure 2009
    2009 A History of Systemic Hypertension and Incident Heart Failure Hospitalization in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction 2009
    2009 A Propensity-Matched Study of Elevated Jugular Venous Pressure and Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure 2009
    2009 Isolated systolic hypertension and incident heart failure in older adults: A propensity-matched study 2009
    2009 DEFEAT - Heart failure: A guide to management of geriatric heart failure by generalist physicians 2009
    2009 A Propensity-Matched Study of the Association of Peripheral Arterial Disease With Cardiovascular Outcomes in Community-Dwelling Older Adults 2009
    2009 Association of chronic kidney disease with outcomes in chronic heart failure: A propensity-matched study 2009
    2009 Cardiovascular Disease Care in the Nursing Home: The Need for Better Evidence for Outcomes of Care and Better Quality for Processes of Care 2009
    2009 Effectiveness of Digoxin in Reducing One-Year Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure in the Digitalis Investigation Group Trial 2009
    2009 Multimorbidity Due to Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease and Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure 2009
    2008 Digoxin and Reduction of Heart Failure Hospitalization in Chronic Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure 2008
    2008 Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease in Heart Failure 2008
    2008 A propensity matched study of the association of education and outcomes in chronic heart failure 2008
    2008 History of hypertension and eplerenone in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure 2008
    2008 A Propensity-Matched Study of Hypertension and Increased Stroke-Related Hospitalization in Chronic Heart Failure 2008
    2008 Race and the Natural History of Chronic Heart Failure: A Propensity-Matched Study 2008
    2008 Factors Contributing to Global Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure: Results From a Population-Based Cohort 2008
    2008 A propensity-matched study of the effects of chronic diuretic therapy on mortality and hospitalization in older adults with heart failure 2008
    2008 Incident Heart Failure Hospitalization and Subsequent Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure: A Propensity-Matched Study* 2008
    2008 A propensity-matched study of the association of physical function and outcomes in geriatric heart failure 2008
    2008 Management of syncope in older adults may require thorough evaluation: a conversation with Dr. Mathew Maurer. 2008
    2008 A Propensity-Matched Study of the Association of Cardiothoracic Ratio With Morbidity and Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure 2008
    2008 Effects of digoxin at low serum concentrations on mortality and hospitalization in heart failure: A propensity-matched study of the DIG trial 2008
    2008 An update on the role of digoxin in older adults with chronic heart failure 2008
    2008 DEFEAT Heart Failure: Assessment and Management of Heart Failure in Nursing Homes Made Easy 2008
    2008 Diabetes-related poor outcomes in chronic heart failure: Complex interactions with sex and age 2008
    2008 Increased heart rate: An emerging cardiovascular risk factor in older adults 2008
    2007 A propensity-matched study of the effect of diabetes on the natural history of heart failure: Variations by sex and age 2007
    2007 High blood pressure in older adults: A Conversation with Dr David calhoun 2007
    2007 DEFEAT Heart Failure: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Assessment, and Etiology of Geriatric Heart Failure 2007
    2007 Cholesterol and heart disease in older adults: A conversation with Dr wilbert s. aronow 2007
    2007 Effects of Discontinuation of Digoxin Versus Continuation at Low Serum Digoxin Concentrations in Chronic Heart Failure 2007
    2007 Heart failure in older adults: A conversation with Dr Michael Rich 2007
    2007 VALIDD should not invalidate angiotensin-receptor blockers 2007
    2007 A propensity-matched study of the association of low serum potassium levels and mortality in chronic heart failure 2007
    2007 Disease-specific depression and outcomes in chronic heart failure: A propensity score analysis 2007
    2007 Chronic diuretic use and increased mortality and hospitalization in heart failure 2007
    2007 Depression and nursing home admission among hospitalized older adults with coronary artery disease: A propensity score analysis 2007
    2007 The underuse of digoxin in heart failure, and approaches to appropriate use 2007
    2007 A Propensity Matched Study of New York Heart Association Class and Natural History End Points in Heart Failure 2007
    2007 Hospitalizations Due to Unstable Angina Pectoris in Diastolic and Systolic Heart Failure 2007
    2007 Chronic Kidney Disease Associated Mortality in Diastolic Versus Systolic Heart Failure: A Propensity Matched Study†The Digitalis Investigation Group study was conducted and supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the Digitalis Investigation Group Investigators ... 2007
    2007 Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Assessment, and Etiology of Heart Failure in Older Adults 2007
    2007 Digoxin and reduction in mortality and hospitalization in geriatric heart failure:Importance of low doses and low serum concentrations 2007
    2007 Self-reported health and driving cessation in community-dwelling older drivers 2007
    2006 1 year mortality after first hospital admission for heart failure was similar in patients with preserved or reduced ejection fraction 2006
    2006 Outcomes in ambulatory chronic systolic and diastolic heart failure: A propensity score analysis 2006
    2006 Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction [4] 2006
    2006 Effects of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Systolic Heart Failure Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Propensity Score Analysis 2006
    2006 Effects of digoxin on morbidity and mortality in diastolic heart failure: The ancillary digitalis investigation group trial 2006
    2006 Predictors of mortality and hospitalization in women with heart failure in the Digitalis Investigation Group trial 2006
    2006 Heart failure, chronic diuretic use, and increase in mortality and hospitalization: An observational study using propensity score methods 2006
    2006 Serum digoxin concentration and outcomes in women with heart failure: A bi-directional effect and a possible effect modification by ejection fraction 2006
    2006 Higher New York Heart Association classes and increased mortality and hospitalization in patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular function 2006
    2006 Depression in older adults: The case of an 82-year-old woman with dizziness [16] 2006
    2006 Digoxin and reduction in mortality and hospitalization in heart failure: A comprehensive post hoc analysis of the DIG trial 2006
    2006 Geriatric heart failure, depression, and nursing home admission: An observational study using propensity score analysis 2006
    2005 Incident atrial fibrillation and mortality in older adults with heart failure 2005
    2005 Heart failure training: Care for older adults with chronic heart failure [3] (multiple letters) 2005
    2005 ACE inhibitors improve exercise duration slightly in people with systolic heart failure 2005
    2005 A propensity score analysis of the impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on long-term survival of older adults with heart failure and perceived contraindications 2005
    2005 Association of diastolic dysfunction and outcomes in ambulatory older adults with chronic heart failure 2005
    2005 Cerebrovascular diseases as primary hospital discharge diagnoses: National trend (1970-2000) among older adults 2005
    2004 Depression in older adults with heart failure [5] 2004
    2004 Impact of ALLHAT on the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in the primary prevention of heart failure. 2004
    2004 Management of diastolic heart failure in older adults: Author's reply 2004
    2004 Impact of atrial fibrillation on mortality and readmission in older adults hospitalized with heart failure 2004
    2004 Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure and renal insufficiency [2] (multiple letters) 2004
    2004 10-Minute consultation: Management of diastolic heart failure in older adults 2004
    2004 Management of diastolic heart failure in older adults 2004
    2004 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, and mortality in systolic heart failure [3] (multiple letters) 2004
    2004 Pharmacological management of systolic heart failure in older adults 2004
    2004 Demographics and payment characteristics of nursing home residents in the United States: A 23-year trend 2004
    2004 Diagnosis of heart failure in older adults: Predictive value of dyspnea at rest 2004
    2004 Use of beta-blockers in older adults with chronic heart failure 2004
    2003 Myocardial beta-1 adrenoceptor down-regulation in aging and heart failure: Implications for beta-blocker use in older adults with heart failure 2003
    2003 Telomerase, Telomerase Inhibition, and Cancer 2003
    2003 Letter to the editor [3] (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 Sex-related difference in long-term mortality in elderly heart failure patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function [1] (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 Association of consultation between generalists and cardiologists with quality and outcomes of heart failure care 2003
    2003 Use of spironolactone in heart failure patients receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers [5] 2003
    2003 Erratum: Heart failure mortality among older Medicare beneficiaries: Association with left ventricular function evaluation and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use. (Southern Medical Journal (February 2003) 96:2 (124-129)) 2003
    2003 Clinical correlates of isolated left ventricular diastolic dysfunction among hospitalized older heart failure patients 2003
    2003 Effect of terazosin on clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia in older adults 2003
    2003 Predictors of nursing home admission for older adults hospitalized with heart failure 2003
    2003 Gender differences in resistance-training-induced myofiber hypertrophy among older adults 2003
    2003 Heart failure mortality among older medicare beneficiaries: Association with left ventricular function evaluation and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use 2003
    2003 Alcohol and congestive heart failure [1] (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Chronic Heart Failure Evaluation and Management guidelines: relevance to the geriatric practice. 2003
    2003 Racial variations in cardiology care among hospitalized older heart failure patients 2003
    2003 Telomeres, telomerase, and telomerase inhibition: Clinical implications for cancer 2003
    2003 Treatment of chronic heart failure in long-term care facilities: Implications of recent heart failure guidelines recommendations 2003
    2002 Quality of care of nursing home residents hospitalized with heart failure 2002
    2002 Survival benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older heart failure patients with perceived contraindications 2002
    2002 Quality and outcomes of heart failure care in older adults: Role of multidisciplinary disease-management programs 2002
    2002 Age-related underutilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older hospitalized heart failure patients 2002
    2002 Age-related underutilization of left ventricular function evaluation in older heart failure patients 2002
    2002 Interaction between aspirin and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: Should they be used together in older adults with heart failure? 2002
    2002 Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with heart failure and renal insufficiency: How concerned should we be by the rise in serum creatinine? 2002
    2002 Clinical characteristics of nursing home residents hospitalized with heart failure 2002
    2002 Correlates and outcomes of preserved left ventricular systolic function among older adults hospitalized with heart failure 2002
    2002 Inappropriate use of digoxin in older hospitalized heart failure patients 2002
    2002 Neutropenia associated with mirtazapine use: Is a drop in the neutrophil count in asymptomatic older adults a cause for concern? [2] 2002
    2002 Sertraline-related night sweats [2] 2002
    2001 Telomeres and telomerase: Basic science implications for aging 2001
    2001 Proximal Renal Tubular Acidosis Associated with Osteomalacia 2001
    2000 Demographic characteristics of U.S. nursing homes and their residents: Highlights of the national nursing home survey, 1995 2000

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population.  35-45. 2014
    2012 Chronic kidney disease and heart failure: Epidemiology and outcomes.  3-11. 2012
    2012 Chronic kidney disease and heart failure: Epidemiology and outcomes.  1-9. 2012

    Research Overview

  • Therapeutic endoscopy
    Healthcare economics
    Ergonomics
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York System : Buffalo 2008
  • North Shore University Hospital, Internship 2009
  • NYP/Columbia University Medical Center, Residency 2011
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
  • Full Name

  • Ali Ahmed