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Kameel Kassab, M.D.

Specialties: Interventional Cardiology
Languages: Arabic, English, Russian
Areas of Expertise: Coronary artery disease and interventions, Peripheral artery disease, Valvular heart disease, Multimodality cardiac imaging, Heart failure

(928) 336-1675

Accepts New Patients

Reputation Summary

Location

Yuma Regional Medical Center
Cardiology
2460 S. Parkview Loop, Suite 204
Yuma, AZ 85364

Care Philosophy

It is always a privilege to listen to a patient’s story, their narratives, fears, and goals of care. This is crucial to helping understand the disease and arriving at the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Kassab attended medical school at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon and completed his internal medicine residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. He completed his first fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL. He capstoned his education with the Michigan State University Interventional Cardiology Fellowship.

In his free time, Dr. Kassab enjoys soccer, kayaking, archery, hiking, camping, cycling and playing the piano.
Medical Degree - American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon
Internal Medicine Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL
Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship - Michigan State University / Borgess Heart Center in Kalamazoo, MI
Peer reviewed publications
Kassab K, Kaul S, Gomez J, Delafontaine JL, Sawaqed R, Saini A. Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm: Use of Multimodality Imaging in Delineating Structure and Function. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2021;9:23247096211020684.

Kassab K, Doukky R. Cardiac Imaging for the Assessment of Patients Being Evaluated for Liver Transplantation. J Nucl Cardiol. 2021.

Vij A, Kassab K, Chawla H, Kaur A, Kodumuri V, Jolly N, et al. Invasive therapy versus conservative therapy for patients with stable coronary artery disease: An updated meta-analysis. Clin Cardiol. 2021

Kassab K, Doukky R. Cardiac imaging for the assessment of patients being evaluated for kidney transplantation. J Nucl Cardiol. 2021.

Kassab K, Al-Ogaili A, Malhotra S. Abnormal vasodilator stress electrocardiogram with normal myocardial perfusion: Clinical decision-making and review of literature. J Nucl Cardiol. 2021. Kassab K, Jolly N, Vij A. Middle-Aged Man with Unstable Angina and an Inaccessible Right Coronary Artery. Cureus 12(10): e11156. doi:10.7759/cureus.11156

Kassab K, Hussain K, Torres A, Iskander F, Iskander M, Khan R, et al. The diagnostic and prognostic value of near- normal perfusion or borderline ischemia on stress myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2020.

Kassab K, Kattoor AJ, Doukky R. Ischemia and Viability Testing in New-Onset Heart Failure. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020;22(8):76.

Kassab K, Iskander M, Malhotra S, Pyslar N. Delineating anatomy and function with multimodality imaging: a case report of giant right coronary artery aneurysms. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2020;4(3):1-5.

Asif T, Kassab K, Iskander F, Alyousef T. Acute Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with COVID-19: A Therapeutic Challenge. Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2020;7(6):001701.

Kassab K, Matar R, Alyousef T, Malhotra S. Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Woman: Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Establishing the Diagnosis. Cureus. 2020;12(4):e7526

Kanuri SH, Ipe J, Kassab K, Gao H, Liu Y, Skaar TC, et al. Next generation MicroRNA sequencing to identify coronary artery disease patients at risk of recurrent myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis. 2018;278:232-9.

Kassab K, Karnib M, Bou-Khalil PK, Bizri AR. 2015. Pulmonary actinomycosis presenting as post- obstructive pneumonia. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Jul; 48:29-31

Kassab K, Hariri H, Fahed A, El-Rassi I, Bitar F, Nemer G. 2015. GATA5 mutation homozygosity linked to a double outlet right ventricle phenotype in a Lebanese patient. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015 Dec 20; 4(2):160-71.
 
Publications in review

Vij A, Kassab K, Ravi V, Siddamsetti S, Kodumuri K. An Updated Meta-Analysis Comparing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement For Severe Aortic Stenosis Encompassing All Patient Risk. Manuscript submitted to Texas Heart Institute Journal.

Kassab K, Attanasio S, Vij V. Mortality after Paclitaxel-Coated Device Use in Patients with Lower Limb Ischemia: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Manuscript submitted to Vascular.
 
Book Chapters
Kassab K, Yadav, N. Axillary/Subclavian Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Insertion. Section 3, chapter 13. SCAI E-Book on mechanical circulatory support.
 
Published peer reviewed abstracts
 
Kassab, K, Vij Aviral. Mortality after Paclitaxel-Coated Device Use in Patients with Lower Limb Ischemia: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Abstract presented at SCAI21.

Kassab K, Doukky R, Malhotra S. Outcomes of Abnormal SPECT-MPI In Elderly Based on Appropriate Use Criteria. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2021): 1352

Kassab K, Lee-Chuy K, Malhotra S. Use OF Colchicine for Secondary prevention Of Cardiovascular Events: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2021): 24

Poudyal A, Kassab K, Sawaqed R, Pyslar N. Venous Missile Embolization to the Right Ventricle. . Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2021): 1951

Vij A, M.D, Kassab K, Ravi V, Siddamsetti S, Kodumuri V. An Updated Meta-Analysis Comparing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement For Severe Aortic Stenosis Encompassing All Patient Risk (Low, Intermediate, High-Prohibitive) Groups. Poster presented at SCAI, May 2020.

Kassab, K. et al. Giant Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm: Delineating Anatomy And Function Using Multi-Modality Imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 75 (2020): 3136.

Kassab, K. et al. Prognostic Value Of Near Normal Regadenoson SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 75 (2020): 1579.

Kassab, K. et al. “Acute Myocardial Infarction In A Young Woman: Role of Cardiac MRI in Establishing The Diagnosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 75 (2020): 2439.

Kassab, K. Cardiac tamponade concealed under large pleural effusion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019. 73 (9 Supplement 1): p. 2735.

Kassab K, Hariri H, Fahed A, El-Rassi I, Bitar F, Nemer G. 2014. P329GATA5: a key player in congenital heart diseases. Cardiovasc Res. 2014 July 15.
 
Oral presentations

Kassab, K, Vij Aviral. Mortality after Paclitaxel-Coated Device Use in Patients with Lower Limb Ischemia: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Abstract presented at SCAI21.

Kassab, K. Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Don’t Forget About the Shunt. Oral presentation. EPIC-SEC, August 2020.

Kassab, K. Anterior STEMI complicated by complete heart block. Illinois Medical District Interventional Conference. September 2019.

Kassab, K. Right coronary artery perforation after orbital atherectomy. Illinois Medical District Interventional Conference. March 2019.

Kassab K, Fahed A, El Rassi I, Nemer G. GATA5: A Key Player in Congenital Heart Diseases. Annual research day at the American university of Beirut. April 2014.

Yamout R, Ghantous Z, Dgheili H, Kassab K, Adib S. The primary health care for Syrian refugees, have we chosen the optimal formula? Annual Lebanese epidemiological association conference. November 2013
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.