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Dr. Hisham Ahamed

Asst. Professor

Dr. Hisham Ahamed currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi.

Bio

Dr. Hisham Ahamed currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi.

Well respected consultant cardiologist with 7 years’ experience in treating patients for a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions. Fellowship trained in interventional cardiology ( 2013 ) and has performed a wide array of interventional procedures. Areas of special interest include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and is currently the Project Lead for the Amrita Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic and Registry which is the first and largest dedicated center of excellence for HCM in India.

Cardiovascular genomics is a key area of research and is the Clinical Lead for Amrita cardiovascular genomics. Co-guide for the Amrita Cardio-Oncology Clinic and established the very first cardio-oncology service in the region. Clinical focus on advanced heart failure management and heart failure epidemiology along with genetics of heart failure. Additional focus areas include advanced cardiovascular imaging including advanced echocardiography and cardiac MRI protocols.

 

Publications

Book Chapter

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Authors : Dr. Praveen Varma, Dr. Hisham Ahamed, Raman, S.P.; Neema, P.K.; Shekar, P.S.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Journal Article

Posterior mitral leaflet plication with extended septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Authors : Dr. Kirun Gopal, Dr. Hisham Ahamed, Dr. Praveen Varma; Sudheer Babu Vanga

Publisher : ndian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Familial restrictive cardiomyopathy: A novel troponin mutation

Authors : Dr. Hisham Ahamed, M. Subramanian; N. Mathew

Publisher : Indian Heart Journal

1025PIndependent predictors of one year mortality in patients with primary systemic immunoglobulin light chain cardiac amyloidosis

Authors : Dr. Hisham Ahamed, Srinivasalu V.; M. Subramaniam; A. Shanmugam; A. Philip; A. Susan; R. Prabhu; M. Unni; N. Sidharthan; W. Jose; S. N. V.; Dr. N. Mathew; P. Keechilat

Publisher : Annals of Oncology

Left Atrial Approach to Septal Myectomy: Word of Caution.

Authors : Dr. Hisham Ahamed, Dr. Praveen Varma

Publisher : Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and sick sinus syndrome : a potential overlap syndrome

Authors : Dr. Navin Mathew, Dr. Hisham Ahamed, M. Subramanian; S. Peravali;

Publisher : European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging

Education
  • DM CardiologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi
    Dissertation: “Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in A Post MI Cohort in a tertiary care hospital 
    August 2012
  • MD Internal MedicineSri Ramachandra University and Hospital, Chennai
    Thesis: “Prevalence of Secondary Bacterial Infection in Newly Diagnosed Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    May 2008
  • MBBS J.S.S Medical College, Mysore.
    April 2003
  • Fellowship in Interventional CardiologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
    August 2013
Honors and Awards
  • Awarded Gold Medal for “Best aggregate score in Pathology”  during the MBBS IInd year University Examination 1999  ( Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore ).
  • Awarded the Gold Medal for “The Best Outgoing Candidate – Academic Performance” in the MD university examination in 2008 ( Internal Medicine – Sri Ramachandra University and Hospital , Chennai ).
  • Awarded the best-case presentation for “A case of reactive thrombocytosis ” during monthly hospital multi-speciality meet ( 2005 ) at Department of Internal Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University and Hospital.
  • Awarded the Gold Medal for “The best academic performance in DM Cardiology” during the university examinations conducted in 2012 (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research).
Achievements

1. Amrita Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Registry and Clinic

Project Lead, Amrita Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Registry and Clinic

Founded the Amrita Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Registry and Clinic in 2013. This was the first comprehensive center of excellence for HCM care in India. This was established with mentorship under Dr Barry.J.Maron and Dr Martin.S. Maron from Tuft’s HCM Center, Boston.

(References : Importance and feasibility of creating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy centers in developing countries: the experience in India. Maron BJ. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jul 15;116(2):332-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.04.027. Epub 2015 Apr 18. )

 

2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Summit VI, Boston, USA

Speaker: ” HCM in the Developing World”

Was an invited speaker : International Summit VI: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – A Contemporary and Treatable Genetic Disease: Diagnosis, Heart Failure Management, and Prevention of Sudden Death, held in Boston, MA, October 27-29, 2017, at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. Spoke on “HCM in the Developing World” and was the only invited speaker from the South Asian region.

3. Chapter Author : “Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy” in Tandon’s Textbook of Cardiology ( 2018 )

Co-authors : Dr. Barry J. Maron and Dr. Martin S. Maron

4. National Cardio-Oncology Summit, 2017

  1. Co-Founded India’s first National Cardio- Oncology Society in 2017 (Secretary of the NCOS)
  2. Co-Founded India’s first National Cardio-Oncology Summit in 2017 (Ramada Hotel, 2017) under the auspices of Canadian Cardio Oncology Society and International Cardio-Oncology Society
  3. Co-Director of the very first dedicated Cardio-Oncology service at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi
  4. Organizing Secretary of India’s first National Cardio-Oncology Summit at Ramada Hotel and Resorts, 2017 under the auspices of Canadian Cardio Oncology Society and International Cardio-Oncology Society

5. International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics (ICCG) , Brisbane Australia 2018

Presented 3 cardiovascular genomics papers at the ICCG, 2018 held at Brisbane :

  1. Clinical outcome and phenotypic expression of PRKAG2 Cardiomyopathy
  2. Familial Non- Syndromic Thoracic Aortic Dissection and Thoracic Aneurysm with an MYH 11 mutation
  3. Clinical Profile of a Large Family with Familial HCM and Sudden Cardiac Death with an Alpha- Tropomyosin mutation

6. Annual Kerala State Echocardiography Meet , 2017

Organizing secretary of the Kerala Chapter of the Annual Indian Academy of Echocardiography Meet in 2017 ( Ramada Hotel, Kochi )

7. Annual Indian Academy of Echocardiography (2016) at Madurai

Best Case presentation – Award session

Won the award for best case presentation at Annual Indian Academy of Echocardiography meeting at Madurai ( 2016 ) for “Carcinoid Heart Disease : Flushing out the diagnosis”

8. Case Presentation : Awards Session ( CSI HFCON 2019 )

PRKAG2 Cardiomyopathy : A South Asian Cohort

Presented the paper : PRKAG2 Cardiomyopathy : A South Asian Cohort at National CSI HFCON, 2019 during the Awards Session.

9. Amrita Cardiovascular Genomics Service, 2015

Founded the Amrita Cardiovascular Genomics Service, the first dedicated cardiovascular genomics service in the region. The service addresses all aspects of evaluation of inherited cardiovascular disease of patients and family screening along with advanced next generation sequencing and genetic counseling.

 

 

Presentations and Invited Lectures
Year Title
2019 Presentation : “Managing hypertension and heart failure in COPD patients” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Thodupuzha (2019) (Invited Lecture)
2019 Presentation : “Nitrates – Evolving usage and current clinical indications” at Cardiology Monthly CME Webinar at Karothukuzhi Hospital, Kochi (2019)
2019 Presentation : “Evolving trends in standard of care in ACS management” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Cherthala (2019) (Invited Lecture)
2019 Presentation : “Chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity” at CSI HFCON, Kochi (2019) (Invited Lecture)
2019 Presentation : “Role of SGLT2 inhibitors in modulating cardiovascular outcomes  in diabetes mellitus” at Diabetes Today Symposium, Trivandrum (2019) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Ivabradine : Early is better in heart failure” at Society for Heart Failure and Transplantation, 2018 (Coimbatore) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Genetic testing in HCM : Practical Considerations” at Cardiovascular Genomics Update, 2018 (Chennai) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Inotropes : Clinical indications and limitations” at AIMS Heart Failure Update for Clinicians, 2018 (Kochi) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “ARNI – newer paradigms in cardiovascular and renal outcomes” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Tirur (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “10 essential lessons from heart failure guidelines” at Heart Failure Symposium at AIMS, Kochi (2018)
2018 Presentation : “The concept of ARNI in heart failure management” at Heart Failure Symposium at Karothukuzhi Hospital, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “SGLT2 inhibitors and cardiovascular outcomes” at Diabetes Update, Palghat (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Advances in Diabetes Management : Cardiovascular outcome data” at Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease CME Update, Holiday Inn Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Ticagrelor : Role in ACS and stable ischemic heart disease” : CAD Symposium at Karothukuzhi Hospital, Aluva (2018)
2018 Presentation : “Updates in ACS management” at ACS Symposium at AIMS, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Human beings – Prisoners of lifestyle diseases” at InQ, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “10 lessons in lipid management” at Cochin Lives CME Update, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “HCM – A contemporary treatable disease” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Kollam (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “HCM – A contemporary treatable disease” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Kodungalur (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “HCM – A contemporary treatable disease” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Thiruvalla (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “HCM – Evolving trends and contemporary management” at Amrita HCM Conclave, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “Highlights of preventive aspects of non-communicable diseases” at Amrita Community Medicine CME Update, Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2018 Presentation : “DPP-4 inhibitors : Current indications and cardiovascular outcome data” at Diabetes Care Symposium, Holiday Inn Kochi (2018) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Summit VI, Boston, USA
He was an invited speaker at International Summit VI: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – A Contemporary and Treatable Genetic Disease: Diagnosis, Heart Failure Management, and Prevention of Sudden Death, being held in Boston, MA, October 27-29, 2017, at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. Spoke on “HCM in the Developing World“and was the only invited speaker from the South Asian region
2017 Presentation : “SGLT2 inhibitors : Role in diabetes and heart failure” at Holiday Inn Diabetes Care Symposia, Kochi (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Introduction to Cardio-Oncology : A New Sub-specialty” at National Cardio-Oncology Society, Kochi (2017)
2017 Presentation : “Unmet needs of current heart failure management” at Heart Failure Symposium, Marriott Kochi (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “ARNI – A new era in medical management of heart failure” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Aluva (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Updates in diabetes management – Role of SGLT2 inhibitors in modulating cardiovascular risk” at Diabetes and Heart Failure Update, Gokulam Hotel, Kochi (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Pharmacoinvasive strategy for STEMI” at STEMI symposium, at Marriott Hotel, Kochi (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Standards of ambulance care in STEMI and STEMI Network models” at STEMI Update at Marriott Hotel, Kochi (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Newer P2Y12 inhibitors in clinical practice” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Angamaly (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Madhya Kerala IMA, Kochi (2017)
2017 Presentation : “HCM – A contemporary treatable disease” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Kottayam (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2017 Presentation : “HCM – A contemporary treatable disease” at Indian Medical Association CME Update, Thodupuzha (2017) (Invited Lecture)
2016 Presentation : “Advances in antiplatelets : Focus on ACS management” Webinar at Holiday Inn, Kochi (2016) (Invited Lecture)
2016 Presentation : “Ticagrelor : Newer antiplatelet inhibition in ACS” at Physician Club Symposium Update, Thodupuzha (2016) (Invited Lecture)
2016 Presentation : “Indications and utility of vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation in the era of NOAC” at Anticoagulation Symposium at Karothukuzhi Hospital, Kochi (2016)
2016 Presentation : “Carcinoid heart disease” at Indian Academy of Echocardiography, 2016 (Madurai)
2016 Presentation : “Echo in the Emergency Room” at Annual Emergency Medicine update, AIMS, 2016 (Kochi) (Invited Lecture)
2016 Presentation : “Cost-effectiveness analysis of heart failure therapies” at Society for Heart Failure and Transplantation, 2016 (Kozhikode) (Invited Lecture)
2015 Presentation : “FFR guided intervention for side branch in bifurcation lesions” at CSI Kerala,2015 (Kochi) (Invited Lecture)
2015 Presentation : “A Right atrial surprise” at Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Kerala Chapter, 2015 ( Kozhikode )
2014 Presentation : “Aortic valve anatomy in the TAVR Era” at AIMS TAVR Symposium at Crowne Plaza, Kochi (2017)
2014 Presentation : “Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation by Echo” at CSI Kerala Meeting, 2014 ( Kozhikode ) (Invited Lecture)
2013 Presentation : “Flushing out the diagnosis” at CSI National CPC session, 2013 (Bangalore)

 

Professional Training
  • ACLS certified
  • ACLS instructor course – Certified ACLS instructor
Professional Affiliations
  • Cardiology Society of India (CSI)
  • Interventional Council Kerala (ICCK)
  • International Cardio-oncology Society (ICOS)
  • Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
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