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Khalid Sawalha MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
DepartmentMedicine at UMass Chan - Baystate
AddressBaystate Health Regional Campus
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA 01199
Phone413-794-0000
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    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, United StatesMPH
    College of Medicine - University of Sharjah, University City, , United Arab EmiratesMBBS

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    1. Sawalha K, Asad O, Tadisina S, Alalawi L, Mahmood M, Alkhatib D, Alexander T. Obesity-Induced Hyperglycemia and Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction: Uncharted Territories to Remission. Cureus. 2023 Nov; 15(11):e49178. PMID: 38130527.
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    2. Sawalha K, Tripathi V, Alkhatib D, Alalawi L, Mahmood A, Alexander T. Our Hidden Enemy: Ultra-Processed Foods, Inflammation, and the Battle for Heart Health. Cureus. 2023 Oct; 15(10):e47484. PMID: 38022349.
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    3. Lopez-Candales A, Asif T, Sawalha K, Norgard NB. Heart Failure with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: A Complex Conundrum Simply Not Limited to Diastolic Dysfunction. Cardiovasc Ther. 2023; 2023:1552826. PMID: 37496726.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Al-Khadra Y, Salih M, Al-Akchar M, Sawalha K, DeMartini T, Hafiz AM. National Trends of Percutaneous Mechanical Support Utilization During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Chronic Total Occlusion. Am J Cardiol. 2023 08 01; 200:215-222. PMID: 37390576.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Lopez-Candales A, Monte S, Sawalha K, Norgard NB. Time to revisit the true role of metformin in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Postgrad Med. 2023 08; 135(6):539-542. PMID: 37294638.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Sawalha K, Norgard NB, Drees BM, L?pez-Candales A. Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF-15), a New Biomarker in Heart Failure Management. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2023 08; 20(4):287-299. PMID: 37289373.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Sawalha K, Norgard N, L?pez-Candales A. Epigenetic Regulation and its Effects on Aging and Cardiovascular Disease. Cureus. 2023 May; 15(5):e39395. PMID: 37362531.
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    8. Sawalha K, Gupta S, L?pez-Candales A. Early repolarization: Electrocardiographic cues to distinguish benign from malignant variants. Am J Med Sci. 2023 08; 366(2):150-154. PMID: 37156459.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Sawalha K, Asad R, Habash F, L?pez-Candales A. Profiling Cardiometabolic Health in Jordan: A Call to Action to Improve Cardiovascular Health. Cureus. 2023 May; 15(5):e38488. PMID: 37273358.
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    10. L?pez-Candales A, Sawalha K, Vila LM. Inflammasomes as potential mediators of adverse cardiovascular events in diabetes and lupus: more questions than answers. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2023 05 01; 24(5):279-282. PMID: 37016797.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. L?pez-Candales A, Sawalha K. Improving diagnostic assessments in the ever-changing landscape of atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2023 04 01; 24(4):221-229. PMID: 36952387.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Lopez-Candales A, Sawalha K, Drees BM, Norgard NB. In search of mechanisms to explain the unquestionable benefit derived from sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors use in heart failure patients. Postgrad Med. 2023 05; 135(4):323-326. PMID: 36787777.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Battisha A, Sawalha K, Obeidat Y, Patel B. Role of Cardiac Biomarkers in Monitoring Cardiotoxicity in Chemotherapy Patients. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2023 09 01; 22(3):83-87. PMID: 37607037.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Chrisler O, Sawalha K, L?pez-Candales A. Vasospastic Angina With ST-Segment Elevation Seen During Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) Monitoring. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2023 Jan-Dec; 11:23247096231166677. PMID: 37056197.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Kadado AJ, Gobeil K, Pervaiz A, Pundlik S, Pritham R, Obeidat Y, Fatima A, Sawalha K, Chalhoub F. Same-Day Discharge After Left Bundle Area Pacing. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2023 03 01; 22(1):5-7. PMID: 36812337.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    16. Medling T, Gobeil K, Sawalha K, Abozenah M, Tavares P, Friedmann P, Naimi T, Pack Q. Relation of Patient's Opinion of Alcohol's Health Effects and Drinking Habits Among Hospitalized Patients With Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2022 09 15; 179:31-38. PMID: 35914974.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Sawalha K, Kamdar HA, Gullo T, Okere S, Hamed M, Hinduja A, Hussein O. Cardiovascular Predictors of Intracerebral Hematoma Expansion. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022 Jul; 31(7):106527. PMID: 35523053.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Garcia OEL, Sawalha K, Al-Akchar M. COVID-19: The Impact on Internal Medicine Resident Training. Avicenna J Med. 2022 Jan; 12(1):41-44. PMID: 35586387.
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    19. Battisha A, Sawalha K, Altibi AM, Madoukh B, Al-Akchar M, Patel B. Cardiogenic shock in autoimmune rheumatologic diseases: an insight on etiologies, management, and treatment outcomes. Heart Fail Rev. 2022 01; 27(1):93-101. PMID: 32562022.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Sawalha K, Desikan S, Kamoga GR. Oh wait ? It isn't MUDPILES! Acute toxic encephalopathy with an interesting anion gap metabolic acidosis resulting in prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021; 11(5):670-672. PMID: 34567461.
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    21. Sawalha K, Gondhalekar VB, Klammer N, Habash F, Paydak H. Utilizing the Cool-Down Phenomenon to Differentiate Supraventricular Tachycardias in a Patient with COVID-19 Infection. Clin Pract. 2021 Aug 17; 11(3):520-524. PMID: 34449565.
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    22. Al-Akchar M, Sawalha K, Al-Khadra Y, Kittleson M, Missula V, Sundararajan T, Koester C, Salih M, Bhattarai M, Ibrahim A, Chami Y, DeMartini T, Hafiz AM. Outcomes of Cardiogenic Shock With Autoimmune Rheumatological Disorders. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2022 05; 38:70-74. PMID: 34426085.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Sawalha K, Gupta K, Kadado AJ, Abozenah M, Battisha A, Salerno C, Khan A, Islam AM. In-hospital outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical mitral valve repair in patients with chronic liver disease. Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Oct; 75(10):e14660. PMID: 34322958.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Sawalha K, James R, Mazahreh F, Goraya H, Habash F. "Ain't She a Bute?": The Importance of Proper History Taking in a Case of Inappropriate Use of Horse NSAID in a Human. Clin Pract. 2021 Jul 08; 11(3):455-458. PMID: 34287244.
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    25. Gobeil K, Medling T, Tavares P, Sawalha K, Abozenah M, Friedmann PD, Naimi T, Pack QR. Frequency of Hazardous and Binge Drinking Alcohol Among Hospitalized Cardiovascular Patients. Am J Cardiol. 2021 08 15; 153:119-124. PMID: 34210505.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Sawalha K, Khan S, Suarez E, Beresic N, Kamoga GR. Is the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) score a reliable source in a rural hospital for the management of unstable angina/non-ST elevated myocardial infarctions (UA/NSTEMI)? J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Jun 21; 11(4):446-449. PMID: 34211646.
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    27. Sawalha K, Sobash PT, Kamoga GR. A Rare Cause of Drug-Induced Pancytopenia: Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole-Induced Pancytopenia. Clin Pract. 2021 Jun 03; 11(2):358-362. PMID: 34204861.
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    28. Sawalha K, Habash FJ, Vallurupalli S, Paydak H. Theophylline in Treatment of COVID-19 Induced Sinus Bradycardia. Clin Pract. 2021 Jun 01; 11(2):332-336. PMID: 34205865.
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    29. Sawalha K, Nair D. Doubly Blinded: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Visual Loss Due to Orbital Compartment Syndrome. Clin Pract. 2021 May 24; 11(2):327-331. PMID: 34073719.
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    30. Sawalha K, Kamoga GR. Extremely high high-density lipoprotein cholesterol with coronary artery disease: Case report. Clin Case Rep. 2021 May; 9(5):e04092. PMID: 34026136.
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    31. Bhardwaj PV, Rastegar V, Meka R, Sawalha K, Brennan M, Stefan MS. The Association Between Body Mass Index, Frailty and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized Older Adults. Am J Med Sci. 2021 09; 362(3):268-275. PMID: 33894183.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Sawalha K, Habash F, Vallurupalli S, Paydak H. Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Following Viral Illness. Clin Pract. 2021 Apr 09; 11(2):219-222. PMID: 33918562.
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    33. Ambesh P, Sawalha K, Groudan K, Lotfi A, Giugliano G. Coronary subclavian steal syndrome causing myocardial Infarction. Ann Card Anaesth. 2021 Apr-Jun; 24(2):256-259. PMID: 33884990.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Battisha A, Madoukh B, Sawalha K, Patel B. Iatrogenic Right Atrial Thrombus Complicated by Pulmonary Embolism: Management and Outcomes. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2021; 17(4):e230421188336. PMID: 33238847.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Sawalha K, Vedala K, Liu E. CK-MB Elevation in Mild Hypothermia: What We Did and We Should Have Done. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2021 Jan-Dec; 9:2324709621995335. PMID: 33583211.
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    36. Battisha A, Altibi AM, Madoukh B, Sheikh O, Sawalha K, Shaikh S, Al-Sadawi M. Spontaneous Biliary Pericardial Tamponade: A Case Report and Literature Review. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2021; 17(2):204-208. PMID: 32525780.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Sawalha K, Abd Elazim A, Hussein O. Ipsilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis After Acute Anterior Ischemic Stroke. Perm J. 2020 12; 25:1. PMID: 33635769.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Abozenah M, Kadado AJ, Aljamal A, Sawalha K, Salerno C, Battisha A, Hernandez-Montfort J, Lotfi A. Concurring hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Assessment and management. Heart Lung. 2021 Jul-Aug; 50(4):546-557. PMID: 33143911.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Kamdar HA, Hamed M, Smetana KS, Shanmugam K, Peters E, Yasin R, Thakur G, Gopal M, Sawalha K, Greene-Chandos D, Hussein O. Lorazepam timing for acute convulsive seizure control (LoTASC). Seizure. 2020 Dec; 83:41-47. PMID: 33080484.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Sawalha K, Abozenah M, Kadado AJ, Battisha A, Al-Akchar M, Salerno C, Hernandez-Montfort J, Islam AM. Systematic Review of COVID-19 Related Myocarditis: Insights on Management and Outcome. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 02; 23:107-113. PMID: 32847728.
      Citations: 97     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Sawalha K, Al-Akchar M, Ibrahim A, Buhnerkempe M, Koester C, Salih M, Bhattarai M, Tandan N, Bhatt DL, Hafiz AM. Impact of chronic kidney disease on in-hospital outcomes and readmission rate after edge-to-edge transcatheter mitral valve repair. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 03; 97(4):E569-E579. PMID: 32969155.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Sawalha K, Kadado AJ, Gupta K, Al-Akchar M, Battisha A, Abozenah M, Salerno C, Gupta M, Khan A, Islam AM. Outcomes of MitraClip Placement in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 08; 29:50-53. PMID: 32839129.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Groudan K, Sawalha K, Bhat AG, Eltanbedawi A, Ambesh P. Hemopericardium in a Sirolimus-Treated Renal Transplant Patient. Cureus. 2020 Aug 01; 12(8):e9508. PMID: 32879829.
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    44. Hussein O, Abd Elazim A, Sawalha K, Salam S, Saba K, Hamed M, Peng J, Hinduja A. Role of Non-Perfusion Factors in Mildly Symptomatic Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Oct; 29(10):105172. PMID: 32912550.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Gupta K, Khan A, Kumar M, Sawalha K, Abozenah M, Singhania R. Readmissions Rates After Myocardial Infarction for Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A National Perspective. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 03; 66(3):751-759. PMID: 32436123.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Atallah-Yunes SA, Kadado AJ, Haddadin F, Sawalha K, Hernandez-Montfort J, Ali SS. Impact of cardiovascular comorbidities on inpatient mortality in patients hospitalized with neutropenic fever. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Jan; 29(1):509-513. PMID: 32409990.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Al-Akchar M, Sawalha K, Mahmaljy H, Ibrahim AM, Salih M, Bhattarai M, Nandish S, Goel S, Goswami NJ, Goldstein JA, Fanari Z. Echocardiographic Derived Parameters Association With Long-Term Outcomes After Transcatheter Valve Replacement. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 08; 21(8):982-985. PMID: 31948846.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Wang S, Sawalha K, Khan A. An Unusual Case of Drug-Induced Thrombocytopenia. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620947891. PMID: 32755257.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Battisha A, Sawalha K, Madoukh B, Sheikh O, Doughem K, Al-Akchar M, Al-Sadawi M, Shaikh S. Acute Myocardial Infarction in Systemic Mastocytosis: Case Report With Literature Review on the Role of Inflammatory Process in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2020; 16(4):333-337. PMID: 32228426.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Sawalha K, Adeodokun S, Kamoga GR. COVID-19-Induced Acute Bilateral Optic Neuritis. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620976018. PMID: 33238757.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    51. Sawalha K, Kunnumpurath A, McCann R. An Unusual Cause of an Intraperitoneal Bleed: Bleeding Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Due to an Eroding Cholecystitis. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620982431. PMID: 33349046.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Sawalha K, Kunnumpurath A, Kamoga GR. The Efficacy of Intravenous Insulin Infusion in the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis in a Rural Community Hospital. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620940492. PMID: 32643965.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Sawalha K, Kunnumpurath A, Singh S, Kamoga GR. It Is Just a Rash They Said! Acute Skin Manifestation in a Patient With Vasculitis in Rural Hospitals. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620966446. PMID: 33090049.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Sawalha K, Kakkera K. Acute Respiratory Failure From Hypermagnesemia Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620984898. PMID: 33371745.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Hussein O, Sawalha K, Fritz J, Abd Elazim A, Hamed M, Wei L, Mainali S. The Significance of Contrast Density of the Computed Tomography-Angiographic Spot Sign and its Correlation with Hematoma Expansion. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jun; 28(6):1474-1482. PMID: 30948224.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Sawalha K, Gonzalez-Toledo E, Hussein O. Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease: Literature Review and Two Case Illustrations. Perm J. 2019; 23. PMID: 30939271.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Hussein O, Sawalha K, Hamed M, Abd ElAzim A, Wei L, Torbey MT, Hinduja A. The intraventricular-spot sign: prevalence, significance, and relation to hematoma expansion and outcomes. J Neurol. 2018 Oct; 265(10):2201-2210. PMID: 30014239.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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