Dr. Abdullah Shehab       
Associate Professor and Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Pharmacologist
Department of Internal Medicine
Phone: 971 3 7137 491
Fax: 971 3 7672995
Email: a.shehab@uaeu.ac.ae

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
MBChBDundee, UK1995
Dip MEdDundee, UK2001
MMEdDundee, UK2002
Doctorate in CardiologyDundee, UK2003
Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates, and FellowshipsYear
Membership Royal College of Physician (MRCP)1998
CCST in Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and Cardiology2005
Fellow royal College of Physician(FRCP)2007
Fellow Europian Society of Cardiology(FESC)2008
Fellow American College of Physician(FACP)2009
Fellow Ameirican College of Cardiology(FACC)2009
Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography2012
Associate Professor and Consultant Cardiovascular Medicine2011-present
Assistant Professor and Consultant Cardiovascular Medicine2002-2011
Felloship in interventional cardiology, St Marys2005-2006
Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine, Univesrity of Birmingham2004-2005
Lecturer Cardiovascular Medicine, Univesrity of Birmingham2002-2004
Chairman of Arab Board Examination for Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship for the Arab Countries2010-till now
Chairman of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee in AlAin hospital2007-now
Research Interest
Coronary Artery Disease Heart Failure Hypertension Dyslipidemia Atrial fibrillations Medication Interactions and Adherence Medical Educations  
Selected Publications
1. Shehab A. Clinical Teachers' Opinions about Bedside-based Clinical Teaching. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2013 Feb;13(1):121-6. Epub 2013 Feb 27. 2. Apostolakis S, Zubaid M, Rashed WA, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Almahmeed W, Shehab A, Sulaiman K, Alqudaimi A, Asaad N, Amin H, Lane DA, Lip GY; On behalf of the Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events (Gulf SAFE) Investigators. Assessment of stroke risk in Middle Eastern patients with atrial fibrillation: The Gulf SAFE registry. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 4. doi:pii: S0167-5273(13)00359-8 3. Shehab A, Al-Dabbagh B, Alhabib KF, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Almahmeed W, Sulaiman K, Al-Motarreb A, Nagelkerke N, Suwaidi JA, Hersi A, Faleh HA, Asaad N, Saif SA, Amin H.Gender Disparities in the Presentation, Management and Outcomes of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Data from the 2nd Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE-2). PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55508 4. Shehab A, Yasin J, Hashim MJ, Al-Dabbagh B, Mahmeed WA, Bustani N, Agrawal A, Yusufali A, Wassef A, Alnaeemi A. Gender differences in acute coronary syndrome in Arab Emirati women--implications for clinical management. Angiology. 2013 Jan;64(1):9-14. 5. Shehab A, Elnour A, Abdulle A..A clinical audit on diabetes care in patients with type 2 diabetes in Al-ain, United arab emirates. Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012;6:126-32 6. Shehab A, Abdulle A, El Issa A, Al Suwaidi J, Nagelkerke N..Favorable changes in lipid profile: the effects of fasting after ramadan. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47615 7. Shehab A, Elnour A, Al Sowaidi S, Abdulle A.Continuing professional development evaluation: two rapid review courses in nephrology and rheumatology. Oman Med J. 2012 Sep;27(5):402-7 8. Shehab A, Al-Dabbagh B, Almahmeed W, Bustani N, Nagelkerke N, Yusufali A, Wassef A, Ibrahim M, Bin Brek A. Characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes and heart failure in the United Arab Emirates. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Sep 26;5(1):534 9. Shehab A, Al-Dabbagh B, Almahmeed W, Bustani N, Nagelkerke N, Alnaeemi A, Alsheikh-Ali AA. Prevalence, Characteristics, and In-Hospital Outcomes of Metabolic Syndrome among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome in the United Arab Emirates. Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012;6:81-7. 10. Shehab A, Al-Dabbagh B, Almahmeed W, Bustani N, Agrawal A, Yusufali A, Wassef A, Alnaeemi A, Alsheikh-Ali AA. Characteristics, management, and in-hospital outcomes of diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome in the United Arab Emirates. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:698597 11. Shehab A, Elnour A, Abdulle A, Souid AK. A prospective study on the use of warfarin in the United arab emirates. Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2012;6:72-5. Epub 2012 Jun 12. 12. Hersi A, Alhabib KF, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Sulaiman K, Alfaleh HF, Alsaif S, Mahmeed WA, Asaad N, Haitham A, Al-Motarreb A, Suwaidi J, Shehab A. Prognostic Significance of Prevalent and Incident Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Findings from the Gulf RACE-2 Registry. Angiology. 2012 Aug;63(6):466-71. Epub 2011 Dec 5. 13. Alanbaei M, Zubaid M, Al-Mallah MH, Rashed WA, Shehab A, Al-Lawati J, Chb M, Amin H, Al Suwaidi J, Al-Hamdan R, Zubair S. Impact of diabetes and smoking epidemic in the Middle East on the presentation with acute coronary syndrome in very young patients. Angiology. 2012 Jan;63(1):48-54. Epub 2011 May 8. 14. Zubaid M, Rashed WA, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Almahmeed W, Shehab A, Sulaiman K, Al-Zakwani I, Alqudaimi A, Asaad N, Amin H; Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events (Gulf SAFE) Investigators. Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events (Gulf SAFE): design and baseline characteristics of patients with atrial fibrillation in the Arab Middle East.Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Jul;4(4):477-82. 15. Panduranga P, Al-Mukhaini M, Al-Muslahi M, Haque MA, Shehab A. Management dilemmas in patients with mechanical heart valves and warfarin-induced major bleeding. World J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 26;4(3):54-9. 16. El-Menyar A, Zubaid M, Shehab A, Bulbanat B, Albustani N, Alenezi F, Al-Motarreb A, Singh R, Asaad N, Al Suwaidi J. Prevalence and impact of cardiovascular risk factors among patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome in the middle East. Clin Cardiol. 2011 Jan;34(1):51-8. doi: 10.1002/clc.20873. 17. Shehab A, Abdulle A. Cognitive and autonomic dysfunction measures in normal controls, white coat and borderline hypertension. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2011 Jan 11;11:3. 18. Al Suwaidi J, Zubaid M, El-Menyar AA, Singh R, Rashed W, Ridha M, Shehab A, Al-Lawati J, Amin H, Al-Mottareb A. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with acute coronary syndrome in six middle eastern countries. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Nov;12(11):890-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2010.00371.x. Epub 2010 Aug 30. 19. Ali WM, Zubaid M, Al-Motarreb A, Singh R, Al-Shereiqi SZ, Shehab A, Rashed W, Al-Sagheer NQ, Saleh AH, Al Suwaidi J. Association of khat chewing with increased risk of stroke and death in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010 Nov;85(11):974-80. Epub 2010 Oct 6. 20. Shehab AM, Strohm O. Advanced tissue characterization in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Saudi Med J. 2010 Feb;31(2):115-22. Review. PMID:20174724[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 21. Shehab A, Elnour AA, Struthers AD. Heart rate variability as an indicator of left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2009 Sep-Oct;20(5):278-83. 22. Alsowaidi S, Abdulle A, Shehab A, Zuberbier T, Bernsen R. Allergic rhinitis: prevalence and possible risk factors in a Gulf Arab population. Allergy. 2010 Feb;65(2):208-12. Epub 2009 Sep 7. 23. Elnour AA, Ahmed AD, Yousif MA, Shehab A. Awareness and reporting of adverse drug reactions among health care professionals in Sudan. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Jun;35(6):324-9. 24. Shehab A, Elnour AA, Struthers AD. A randomised, controlled, double-blind, cross-over pilot study assessing the effects of spironolactone, losartan and their combination on heart rate variability and QT dispersion in patients with chronic heart failure. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2008 Nov-Dec;19(6):292-6. 25. Nazir Z, Razaq S, Mir S, Anwar M, Al Mawlawi G, Sajad M, Shehab A, Taylor RS. Revisiting the accuracy of peak flow meters: a double-blind study using formal methods of agreement. Respir Med. 2005 May;99(5):592-5. Epub 2004 Nov 23. 26. Shehab AM, MacFadyen RJ, McLaren M, Tavendale R, Belch JJ, Struthers AD. Sudden unexpected death in heart failure may be preceded by short term, intraindividual increases in inflammation and in autonomic dysfunction: a pilot study. Heart. 2004 Nov;90(11):1263-8. 27. Shehab AM, Kendall MJ. Cardiac arrest: a role for vasopressin. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2004 Aug;29(4):299-306. Review. No abstract available. 28. Shehab AM, Kendall MJ. Blood pressure - lower targets, greater challenges. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2003 Dec;28(6):441-3. No abstract available. 29. Shehab AM, Butler R, MacFadyen RJ, Struthers AD. A placebo-controlled study examining the effect of allopurinol on heart rate variability and dysrhythmia counts in chronic heart failure. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2001 Apr;51(4):329-34.  
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