Ragab Abdelsalam Mahfouz, MD

Department of Cardiology
Faculty of Medicine
Zagazig University
Al Modir Street, Markaz El-Zakazik
Ash Sharqia Governorate 44516, Egypt



• MBBCH: December 1985
• Master Degree in Cardiology: December 1989
• MD degree in Cardiology: November 1994

Professional Experience

• Resident of cardiology in cardiology department Zagazig University Hospital: 11/3/1987-30/9/1990
• Assistant lecturer of cardiology: 31/8/1991-17/4/1995
• Lecturer of cardiology: 18/4/1995- 29/5/2000
• Assistant professor of cardiology: 29/5/2000-2/5/2005
• Professor of cardiology: 3/5/2005-Present

Research Interest

His research interests include: Structural heart disease (congenital heart disease and Balloon valvuloplasrty), in addition to basics and research.

Scientific Activities

• Member of the Permanent Egyptian universities Promotion committees (EUPC)
• Highly qualified in Echocardiography with introduction of specific maneuvers and scores in some cardiac diseases
• Introduction of different lectures in cardiology in different cardiac conferences in Egypt
• Introduction of teaching programs in clinical cardiology and echocardiography in several hospitals related to the Ministry of Health
• Introduction of all cardiology subjects for under and post-gradient students in a simplified power point data show lectures
• Reviewer of more than 400 scientific papers
• Supervision of more than 95 MD and master thesis
• Discussion of more than 120 MD and master thesis
• The founder and chief of congenital unite in cardiology department, zagazig University hospital
• The founder and the academic leader of congenital unite in Al-ahrar teaching hospital (Ministry of health) in Zagazig

Cardiac Catheterization:

• Diagnostic catheterization
• Interventional catheterization for coronary artery diseases, congenital heart diseases and valvuloplasty
• High experience in performing PBMV (More than 2700 percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty)
• The most interest on: Structural heart disease (congenital heart disease and Balloon valvuloplasrty), in addition to `basics and research


Some Recent Publications

1. Mahfouz RA, El Zayat A, Yousry A. Left ventricular restrictive filling pattern and the presence of contractile reserve in patients with low-flow/low-gradient severe aortic stenosis. Echocardiography. 2015; 32(1): 65-70. doi: 10.1111/echo.12586
2. Mahfouz RA, Alzaiat A, Yousry A. Relationship of epicardial fat thickness with endothelial and cardiac functions in children with family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Echocardiography. 2015; 32: 28-33. doi: 10.1111/echo.12595
3. Mahfouz RA. Relation of left atrial stiffness to insulin resistance in obese children: doppler strain imaging study. Echocardiography. 2015.
4. Mahfouz RA, Alzaiat A, Gad M. Association of aortic stiffness to brain natriuretic peptide in children before and after device closure of patent ductus arteriosus. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association. 2015; 27(1): 23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jsha.2014.06.001
5. Mahfouz RA, Dewedar A, Elzayat A, Elawady W. Usefulness of the global echo-doppler score (GEDS) in selection of patients with mitral stenosis for percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty. Cardiology Journal. 2014. doi: 10.5603/CJ.a2013.0086
6. Mahfouz RA, Mostafa T, Fahmy DS. Impact of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on coronary flow reserve and incipient myocardial dysfunction in patients with psoriatic arthritis. J Arthritis. 2014; 3: 119.
7. Mahfouz RA, Elawady W, Abdu M, Salem A. Associations of fractional pulse pressure to aortic stiffness and their impact on diastolic function and coronary flow reserve in asymptomatic diabetic patients with normal coronary angiography. Cardiol J. 2013; 20(6): 605-611. doi: 10.5603/CJ.2013.0160
8. Mahfouz RA, Elawady W, HosseinE, Yosri A. Impact of atrioventricular compliance on clinical outcome of patients undergoing successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty. Echocardiography. 2013; 30: 1187-1193. doi: 10.1111/echo.12256
9. Mahfouz RA. Relation of coronary flow reserve and diastolic function to fractional pulse pressure in hypertensive patients. Echocardiography. 2013; 30: 1084-1090. doi: 10.1111/echo.12241
10. Mahfouz RA, Abdulmoneim A, Abduo M, Elawady W. The relation of aortic stiffness and in-stent restenosis in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary stenting. Echocardiography. 2013; 30(5): 582-587. doi: 10.1111/echo.12078
11. Mahfouz RA, Dewedar AE. The prognostic impact of P wave dispersion in prediction of clinical outcome after percutaneous balloon mitarl valvuloplasty in patients with mitral stenosis and sinus rhythm. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases. 2013; 3: 82-89. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2013.31014
12. Mahfouz RA, Eldawei K, Elawady W, Dewedar A. Biomarkers score for patients with mitral stenosis: a useful conjunction with Wilkins’s score for early intervention. Heart Res Open J. 2015; 2(4): 118-125. doi: 10.17140/HROJ-2-121