Studies

Consensus clinical recommendations for the management of plasma lipid disorders in the Middle East

Nasreen Al Sayed, Khalid Al Waili, Fatheya Alawadi, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Wael Al Mahmeed, Fahad Al-Nouri, Mona Al Rukhaimi, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Zuhier Awan, Mohamed Farghaly, Mohamed Hassanein, Hani Sabbour, Mohammad Zubaid, Philip Barter
Plasma lipid disorders are key risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and are prevalent in the Middle East, with rates increasing in…

Validation of the GRACE Risk score for hospital mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the Arab Middle East.

Yusufali A, Zubaid M, Al-Zakwani I, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Al-Mallah MH, Al Suwaidi J, AlMahmeed W, Rashed W, Sulaiman K, Amin H.
Our objective was to validate the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score for in-hospital mortality in a Middle Eastern acute coronary syndrome (ACS) population enrolled in the Gulf Registry of…

Prevalence and impact of cardiovascular risk factors among patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome in the middle East.

El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, Shehab A, Bulbanat B, Albustani N, Alenezi F, Al-Motarreb A, Singh R, Asaad N, Al Suwaidi J.
The authors explored the prevalence and impact of the cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). During a five-month period in 2007, six adjacent …

Atypical presentation of acute coronary syndrome: a significant independent predictor of in-hospital mortality.

El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, Sulaiman K, AlMahmeed W, Singh R, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Al Suwaidi J; Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE) Investigators.
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) frequently present with typical chest pain; however a considerable proportion may present with atypical symptoms…

Killip classification in patients with acute coronary syndrome: insight from a multicenter registry.

El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, AlMahmeed W, Sulaiman K, AlNabti A, Singh R, Al Suwaidi J.
The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic value of the Killip classification at the presentation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In 2007 and over 5 months, 6704 consecutive patients with…

Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with acute coronary syndrome in six middle eastern countries.

Al Suwaidi J, Zubaid M, El-Menyar AA, Singh R, Rashed W, Ridha M, Shehab A, Al-Lawati J, Amin H, Al-Mottareb A.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and effect of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) on patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in six Middle Eastern countries using the new definition of …

Association of khat chewing with increased risk of stroke and death in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.

Ali WM, Zubaid M, Al-Motarreb A, Singh R, Al-Shereiqi SZ, Shehab A, Rashed W, Al-Sagheer NQ, Saleh AH, Al Suwaidi J.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence and significance of khat chewing in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)…

Impact of diabetic status on the hyperglycemia-induced adverse risk of short term outcomes in hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes in the Middle East: findings from the Gulf registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE)

Thalib L, Zubaid M, Rashed W, Suwaidi JA, Almahmeed W, Alozairi E, Alanbaei M, Sulaiman K, Amin H, Al-Motarreb A.
BACKGROUND: While glucose levels on admission are clearly a much stronger predictor of short term adverse outcomes than diabetes status, there is a paucity of data on how diabetes status impacts the hyperglycemia-induced …

The prevalence and outcome of hypertension in patients with acute coronary syndrome in six Middle-Eastern countries.

Ali WM, Zubaid M, El-Menyar A, Al Mahmeed W, Al-Lawati J, Singh R, Ridha M, Al-Hamdan R, Alhabib K, Al Suwaidi J.
AIMS: The aim was to report the prevalence and significance of hypertension (HTN) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)…

Missed opportunities in the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the Arab Middle East: patient and physician impediments.

Al-Mallah MH, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Almahmeed W, Sulaiman K, Al Suwaidi J, Ridha M, Al-Motarreb A, Alenezi F, Zubaid M.
BACKGROUND: Lack of timely reperfusion therapy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been associated with worse outcomes. The aim of this study is to identify the frequency and…

Utilization of emergency medical services by patients with acute coronary syndromes in the Arab Gulf States.

Fares S, Zubaid M, Al-Mahmeed W, Ciottone G, Sayah A, Al Suwaidi J, Amin H, Al-Atawna F, Ridha M, Sulaiman K, Alsheikh-Ali AA.
BACKGROUND: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a central role in caring for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). To date, no data exist on utilization of EMS systems in the Arab Gulf States…

Utilization and determinants of in-hospital cardiac catheterization in patients with acute coronary syndrome from the Middle East.

Panduranga P, Sulaiman K, Al-Zakwani I, Zubaid M, Rashed W, Al-Mahmeed W, Al-Lawati J, Al-Motarreb A, Haitham A, Suwaidi J, Al-Habib K.
We assessed the use and determinants of cardiac catheterization during index admissions, among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the Middle East. Data were analyzed from 8150 consecutive ACS patients…

Prevalence and prognosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among 8167 Middle Eastern patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Hadi HA, Zubaid M, Al Mahmeed W, El-Menyar AA, Ridha M, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Singh R, Assad N, Al Habib K, Al Suwaidi J.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence and the significance of clinically recognized chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during acute coronary syndrome (ACS)…

In-hospital major clinical outcomes in patients with chronic renal insufficiency presenting with acute coronary syndrome: data from a Registry of 8176 patients.

El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, Sulaiman K, Singh R, Al Thani H, Akbar M, Bulbanat B, Al-Hamdan R, Almahmmed W, Al Suwaidi J.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) on in-hospital major adverse cardiac events across the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) spectrum…

The prevalence and outcome of excess body weight among Middle Eastern patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.

Hadi HA, Zubaid M, Al Mahmeed W, El-Menyar AA, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Singh R, Al-Nabti A, Assad N, Sulaiman K, Al-Mallah MH, Amin H, Al-Motarreb A, Mahmoud H, Al Suwaidi J.
We evaluated the effect of body weight on the outcome of Middle Eastern patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Analysis of the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE) survey that included 7843 consecutive patients…

Heart failure in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes: observations from the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE).

Alsheikh-Ali AA, Al-Mallah MH, Al-Mahmeed W, Albustani N, Al Suwaidi J, Sulaiman K, Zubaid M; Gulf RACE Investigators.
AIMS: We describe the prevalence and prognostic significance of heart failure (HF) complicating acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in patients enrolled in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE)…

Comparison of men and women with acute coronary syndrome in six Middle Eastern countries.

El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, Rashed W, Almahmeed W, Al-Lawati J, Sulaiman K, Al-Motarreb A, Amin H, R S, Al Suwaidi J.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the gender differences in baseline characteristics, therapy, and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes in 6 Middle Eastern countries. Over a 6-month period in 2007, 8,169 consecutive patients…

Management and outcomes of Middle Eastern patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE).

Zubaid M, Rashed WA, Almahmeed W, Al-Lawati J, Sulaiman K, Al-Motarreb A, Amin H, Al Suwaidi J, Alhabib K.
OBJECTIVES: To identify the characteristics, management and hospital outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in the Gulf region of the Middle East…

Clinical presentation and outcomes of acute coronary syndromes in the gulf registry of acute coronary events (Gulf RACE).

Zubaid M, Rashed WA, Al-Khaja N, Almahmeed W, Al-Lawati J, Sulaiman K, Al-Motarreb A, Amin H, Al-Suwaidi J, Al-Habib K.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics, treatments and hospital outcomes for patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the Gulf area.

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