Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammad

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer



Specialist Clinical Interests

Heart Failure
Infective Endocarditis
Cardiac Imaging

Research Interests

Heart Failure Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cardiac MRI
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Ischaemic Cardiomyopathy

Professional Profile

Lead Cardiologist for heart failure service at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Contributed to National Guidelines through work with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence on Chronic Heart Failure (CG108-2010), Acute Heart Failure (CG187-2014).

Currently working on National Guidelines through work with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence on Caring for the Dying Adult (2015) and Pre-operative Testing (2015).

Contributed into the work with NICE on the Quality Standards for Chronic Heart Failure in 2011 and now in 2015.

Regional Adviser for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2012-2017

Member of the UK Policy Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2015-2018
MRCP PACES examiner

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Member of the British Cardiovascular Society
Member of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
Member of the British Society of Heart Failure
Member of the British Medical Association


Peer-reviewed publications

Laura Styles, Sarah Soar, Philippe Wheeler, Abdallah Al-Mohammad.
FY1 in Heart Failure: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! Reflections by the FY1 doctors in Heart Failure and their Supervisor on the first year of a new post.
Br J Cardiol 2015(In press).

Yasir Parviz, Javaid Iqbal, Bertram Pitt, Sonal Mehra, David Adlam, Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Faiez Zannad. Emerging Cardiovascular Indications of Mineralocorticoid Receptors Antagonists
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015;pii: S1043-2760(15)00022-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2015.01.007. Review.
Ludman A, Roberts E, Dworzynski K, Al-Mohammad A, Cowie MR, McMurray J, Mant J.; NICE Guideline Development Group for Acute Heart Failure.
The diagnostic accuracy of the natriuretic peptides in heart failure: systematic review and diagnostic meta-analysis in the acute care setting
BMJ 2015;350:h910. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h910.
Warriner DR, Brown AG, Varma S, Sheridan PJ, Lawford P, Hose DR, Al-Mohammad A, Shi Y.
Closing the Loop: Modelling of Heart Failure Progression from Health to End-
Stage Using a Meta-Analysis of Left Ventricular Pressure-Volume Loops.
PLoS ONE 2014;9(12): e114153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114153
Campbell F, Thokala P, Uttley LC, Sutton A, Sutton AJ, Al-Mohammad A, Thomas SM.
Systematic review and modelling of the cost-effectiveness of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging compared with current existing testing pathways in ischaemic cardiomyopathy. NIHR 09/22/68.
Health Technology Assessment 2014 Sep;18(59):1-120. doi: 10.3310/hta18590.
Garg P, Hall IR, Al-Mohammad A.
Prosthetic mitral valve tamponade alternans.
Int. J. Cardiol. 2014;176:264–266.
Ebraheem Alskaf, Shadia Ahmed, Donna Barnett, Meg Warriner, Andrew Birchall, Victoria Watt, Abdallah Al-Mohammad.
What is the logic behind treating some heart failure patients without ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers?
Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics 2014;5:137. doi:10.4172/2153-0645.1000137
Pankaj Garg, Laurence O’Toole and Abdallah Al-Mohammad.
Valve in Valve: Three-Dimensional Transoesophageal echocardiogram and multi-slice CT images of bio-prosthetic aortic valve replaced by Medtronic CoreValve.
J of Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2014;22(4):230-1. doi: 10.4250/jcu.2014.22.4.230.
Santhi Chellamuthu, Alyson M Smith, Steven M Thomas, Catherine Hill, Peter W G Brown and Abdallah Al-Mohammad
(ESPS Manuscript NO: 10465)
Is cardiac MRI an effective test for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy diagnosis?
World J Cardiol 2014;6(7):675-681 ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.06.100)
Javaid Iqbal, Bertram Pitt, Yasir Parviz, John Newell-Price, Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Faiez Zannad
Selection of a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist for patients with hypertension or heart failure
European Journal of Heart Failure 2014;16(2):143-50.
Praveen Thokala, Hassan Baalbaki, Alan Brennan, Abdullah Pandor, John Stevens, Tim Gomersall, Jenny Wang, Ameet Bakhai, Abdallah Al-Mohammad, John Cleland, Martin Cowie, Ruth Wong
Telelmonitoring after discharge from hospital with heart failure – Cost-effectiveness modelling of alternative service designs
BMJ Open 2013;3(9):e003250.
Redgate, Shelley; Barber, David C.; Al-Mohammad, Abdallah; Tindale, Wendy B.
Using a registration-based motion correction algorithm to correct for respiratory motion during myocardial perfusion imaging
Nuclear Medicine Communications 2013;34(8):787-795.
Sonal Mehra, Yasir Parviz, Abdallah Al-Mohammad
Left Atrial Myxoma with Concurrent Saddle Pulmonary Embolism and Duke’s B Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.
Journal of Clinical Cases 2013;4(6):398-401
Abdullah Pandor, Tim Gomersall, John Stevens, Jenny Wang, Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Ameet Bakhai, John Cleland, Martin Cowie, Ruth Wong.
Remote monitoring after recent hospital discharge in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Heart 2013;99:1717-1726.
Mohamad Z Kanaan, Julie Bashforth, Abdallah Al-Mohammad.
Audit of the communicating with general practitioners regarding renal monitoring in patients with chronic heart failure, are we doing well?
British Journal of Cardiology 2013;20:113-16.
David Warriner, Paul Morris, Karan Saraf, Abdallah Al-Mohammad
Heart Failure with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.
British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2013;74(2):26-30
Philippe Laramée, David Wonderling, Sharon Swain, Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Jonathan Mant.
Cost-effectiveness analysis of serial measurement of circulating natriuretic peptide concentration in chronic heart failure.
Heart 2013;99:267-271
T.J. Cooper, M. Guazzi, A. Al-Mohammad, O. Amir, T. Bengal, J.G. Cleland, and K. Dickstein.
Sildenafil in Heart Failure (SilHF). An investigator-initiated multinational randomized
controlled clinical trial: rationale and design
European Journal of Heart Failure 2012;doi:10.1093/eurjhf/hfs152
K. Drewry, L. Yates, A. Birchall, D. Barnett, N. Buckley, M. Warriner, L. O’Toole, A. Al-Mohammad.
Sheffield’s nurse-led heart failure clinic: The patients’ opinion.
Br J Cardiol 2012;19:180-3
Lee DZ, Whittaker M, A. Al-Mohammad
An unusual presentation of pulmonary embolism
BMJ Case Reports 2012 Aug 8;2012. doi:pii: bcr2012006210. 10.1136/bcr-2012-006210.34.
S. Dhar, V. Varadharajan, A. Al-Mohammad, J. Sandoval, E. Grech.
Reminder of important clinical lesson.
Symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy- semi-supine bicycle ergometry as a useful provocative manoeuvre to elicit latent gradient.
BMJ Case Reports 2009 [doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2008.1044].
C. Malkin, A. Al-Mohammad, E.D. Grech.
The Commonest Complication of Coronary Angiography.
British Medical Journal, Case Reports 2009,doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2008. 0726.
Egred M, Waiter GD, Redpath TW, Semple SK, Al-Mohammad A, Walton S.
Blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) MRI: A novel technique for the assessment of myocardial ischemia as identified by nuclear imaging SPECT.
European Journal of Internal Medicine 2007;18(8):581-6.
M Egred, G D Waiter, S I K Semple, T W Redpath, A Al-Mohammad,
MY Norton, M J Metcalfe, S Walton.
Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent (BOLD) Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Dypiridamole Induced Ischemia; A PET Comparative Study.
International Journal of Cardiology 2007;115(1):36-41.
M W Khalil, E D Grech, A Al-Mohammed, G J Cooper, P K Sarkar.
Rapid development of fatal TB constrictive pericarditis after cardiac surgery.
J Card Surg 2006;21(4):417-8.
S S Chuah, A Al-Mohammad, A E Proctor, E D Grech.
Unexpected result of percutaneous coronary intervention-two for the price of one.
Acute Card Care 2006;8(2):119-21.
M Egred, G D Waiter, A Al-Mohammad, S K I Semple, T W Redpath, S Walton.
Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), A Novel Technique for the Detection of Myocardial Ischaemia.
European Journal of Internal Medicine 2006;17:551-555.
Beacock DJ, Watt VB, Oakley GD, Al-Mohammad A.
Paradoxical embolism with a patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm.
Eur J of Echocardiography 2006;7:171-174.
Walker AH, Locke TJ, Braidley PC, Al-Mohammed A.
The importance of 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring after thoracic organ transplantation.
Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2005;24(11):1770-3.
Chuah SS, Al-Mohammad A.
Large Eustachian valve and kyphoscoliosis.
Heart 2005;91: e17.
Egred M, Al-Mohammad A, Waiter GD, Redpath TW, Sample SK, Norton M, Welch A, Walton S.
Detection of Scarred and Viable Myocardium using a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging technique: blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) MRI.
Heart 2003;89:738-44.
KM English, A Al-Mohammad, GD Oakley.
Effect of coronary angioplasty on "stunned" myocardium.
Heart 2002;88:142.
Al-Mohammad A, Mahy I R, Buckley A, Cargill R I, Norton M Y, Welch A E, Walton S.
Does the presence of hibernating myocardium in patients with impaired left ventricular contraction affect QT dispersion?
Am Heart J 2001; 141(6):944-8
Waiter GD, Al-Mohammad A, Norton MY, Redpath T, Welch A, Walton S.
Regional myocardial wall thickening assessed at rest by ECG-gated 18F-FDG positron emission tomography and by magnetic resonance imaging.
Heart 2000;84(3):332-333.
Al-Mohammad A, Norton MY, Mahy IR, Patel JC, Welch AE, Mikecz P, Walton S.
Can the surface electrocardiogram be used to predict myocardial viability?
Heart 1999;82:663-667.
Al-Mohammad A, Mahy IR, Norton MY, Hillis G, Patel JC, Mikecz P, Walton S. Prevalence of hibernating myocardium in patients with severely impaired ischaemic left ventricles.
Heart 1998;80:559-564.
Al-Mohammad A, Pambakian H, Young C.
Fibroelastoma: Case report and review of the literature.
Heart 1998;79(3):301-4.
Mahy IR, Al-Mohammad A, Cargill RI.
Left atrial thrombus as an early consequence of blunt chest trauma. (Case report).
Heart 1998;79:198-199.
Hillis GS, Al-Mohammad A, McLeod S, Trent RJ, Jennings KP.
The management of hypercholesterolaemia following myocardial infarction: evidence of continued inadequacies in treatment.
Health Bulletin 1998;56(1):461-4.
Fath-Ordoubadi F, Huehns TY, Al-Mohammad A, Beatt KJ.
Significance of the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction scoring system in assessing infarct-related artery reperfusion and mortality rates after acute myocardial infarction.
Am. Heart J 1997;134:62-8.
Al-Mohammad A, Hillis GS, Trent R, Walton S.
Infective endocarditis despite antibiotic prophylaxis.
Br J of Cardiol 1997;4(8):343-344.
Hillis GS, Al-Mohammad A, Jennings KP.
Respiratory arrest during dipyridamole stress testing.
Postgrad Med J 1997;73:301-2.
Hillis GS, Al-Mohammad A, Wood M, Jennings KP.
Changing patterns of investigation and treatment of cardiac failure in hospital.
Heart 1996;76(5):427-429.

Invited publications

A Al-Mohammad.
Ask the Expert: Heart Failure. Learning module.
BMJ 2015 (In Press).
A Al-Mohammad.
Heart Failure in 2015- An update. Learning module.
BMJ 2015 (In Press).
A Al-Mohammad.
Heart Failure beyond 50 years of age. A review paper.
GM/2 (peer reviewed Medicine for the 50+ patient) 2015;45:21-24.
A Al-Mohammad, J Mant
Re-published technology and guidelines: The diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure: review following the publication of the NICE guidelines
Postgrad Med J 2011;87:841-846 doi:10.1136/pgmj.2010.214999rep
J Mant, A Al-Mohammad, S Swain, P Laramee.
Management of Chronic Heart Failure in Adults: Synopsis of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline.
Annals of Internal Medicine 2011;155:252-259.
A Al-Mohammad, J Mant
The diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure: review following the publication of the NICE guidelines
Heart 2011;97:411-416 doi:10.1136/hrt.2010.214999
A Al-Mohammad, J Mant, P Laramee, S Swain, on behalf of the Chronic Heart Failure Guideline Development Group
Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis and management of adults with chronic heart failure: summary of updated NICE guidance
BMJ 2010;341:doi:10.1136/bmj.c4130 (Published 25 August 2010)
SR Underwood, LJ Shaw, C Anagnostopoulos, M Cerqueira, PJ Ell, J Flint, M Harbinson, A Kelion, A Al Mohammad, EM Prvulovich.
Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy and cost effectiveness of diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease.
Heart 2004;90(Suppl 5):v34-6. Review.
SR Underwood, C Anagnostopoulos, M Cerqueira, PJ Ell, J Flint, M Harbinson, A Kelion, A Al Mohammad, EM Prvulovich, LJ Shaw, AC Tweddel.
Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy: the Evidence. A consensus conference organised by the British Cardiac Society, the British Nuclear Cardiology Society and the British Nuclear Medicine Society, endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Radiologists.
Eur J Nucl Med & Mol Imag 2004;31:261-291.
Metcalfe MJ, Al-Mohammad A.
Hibernating myocardium, detection and clinical importance. (Special Feature) Cardiology News 1998;1:10-12.
Al-Mohammad A.
A physiology classic re-visited 60 years later; Goldblatt's "one kidney, one clipped" model of renovascular hypertension in a human. Grand Rounds - Hammersmith Hospital.
Br Med J 1996;312:1029-31.
Al-Mohammad A, Wright DJM.
Lyme carditis: A review paper.
The European Journal of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Eur JCPE 1993;2:158-163.

Published National Documents

Shared Learning Databases on the NICE.org Website:
Sheffield’s Heart Failure MDT (Outreach service into non-cardiology wards).

Dr A. Al-Mohammad
Published on 05/12/2014: http://www.nice.org.uk/savingsandproductivityandlocalpracticeresource?ci=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.nice.org.uk%2Fsl_808
Acute Heart Failure. Diagnosing and Managing Acute Heart Failure in Adults, October 2014. CG187
a. NICE Clinical Guideline 187: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187/resources/guidance-acute-heart-failure-pdf
b. Acute Heart Failure Pathways:
1. http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/acute-heart-failure
2. http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/acute-heart-failure#path=view%3A/pathways/acute-heart-failure/diagnosis-and-assessment-of-acute-heart-failure.xml&content=view-index
3. http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/acute-heart-failure#path=view%3A/pathways/acute-heart-failure/management-of-acute-heart-failure.xml&content=view-index
c. The full guideline: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187/evidence/cg187-acute-heart-failure-full-guideline3
d. The full guideline, appendices: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187/evidence/cg187-acute-heart-failure-full-guideline-appendices2
e. Information for the Public: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187/informationforpublic
Chronic Heart Failure. Quality Standards. June 2011. http://www.nice.org.uk/media/D6F/93/CHFQualityStandard.pdf
Chronic Heart Failure. National clinical guideline for diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care, August 2010. CG 108
a. Full guideline: http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13099/50514/50514.pdf
b. Full guideline appendices: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG108/Guidance/Appendices
c. Quick reference guide: http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13099/50526/50526.pdf
d. Understanding NICE guidance: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG108/PublicInfo
e. NICE guidance:
1. Chronic heart failure: NICE guideline: http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13099/50517/50517.pdf
2. Chronic heart failure: NICE guideline appendix D (practical notes): http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13099/50519/50519.pdf

Al-Mohammad A.
Comment on: Troponin T concentrations 72 hours after myocardial infarction as a serological estimate of infarct size.
(Licka et al. Heart. 2002;87:520-524); eHeart 2002;August.
Al-Mohammad A, Walton S.
Prevalence of myocardial viability as detected by positron emission tomography in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Circulation 2000 Jul 25;102(4):E31
Al-Mohammad A.
Prevalence of hibernating myocardium in patients with severely impaired ischaemic left ventricles.
Heart 1999;82:535.
Hillis G, Al-Mohammad A, Jennings K.
Angiotensin-converting-enzyme genotype and ischaemic heart disease.
New Engl. J. of Med 1995:333;458-60.
Book Chapters
1. Chapter 3: Cardiovascular Imaging. Abdallah Al-Mohammad and Peter Brown. Cardiovasvcular Pathology: Essentials and Current Practice. Kim Suvarna, Editor. 2012. [Springer]
2. Chapter 15: Heart Failure, Dys-synchrony and Resynchronisation Therapy. Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Ever D. Grech and Jonathan Sahu. ABC of Interventional Cardiology, Second Edition. Ever D Grech, Editor. 2011. [Wiley-Blackwell: BMJ Books]


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