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Ghassan Musleh

Ghassan Suleiman Musleh, FRCS, FRCS(CTh), CCT

Al Mouwasat Hospital
Al Mouwasat Hospital
Riyadh  
Saudi Arabia
00966 597232600
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Role: 
Surgeon

Background

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon since 2008
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Jordan University of Science and Technology 2010-2012
Fellow of Cardiac Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary 2007
Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery (National Training Number in UK) 1999-2006 in Manches
Registrar Cardiothoracic Surgery at Blackpool Victoria Hospital 1996-1998,UK
H Registrar in Vascular Surgery at South Manchester University Hospitals 1995
Residency in General Surgery 1987-1992 Jordan University Hospital
FRCS(CTh) Intercollegiate fellowship of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006
CCT (Completion Certificate of Training) in Cardithoracic Surgery 2006
FRCS (Glasgow) 1996
MSc General Surgery-Jordan university 1992
Jordan Board in Cardiac Surgery 2009
Palestine Board in Cardiac Surgery 2010
Jordan Borad in General Surgery 1992
MB ChB Al-Mustansereyah University -Baghdad 1986

Interests

Coronary Artery Surgery both on pump and off pump
Mitral valve repair
Valve Replacement Surgery

Research

 

2002-2004

 

Hemofiltration During Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass in Coronary Artery Surgery

Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester Royal infirmary (Prof Ian Hutchinson and Mr N Yonan)

 

§  The study was designed to find out the potential benefits of Hemofilter on the outcome of coronary bypass patients in adults, and what is the mechanism of such potential effects.

 

§  It was a prospective randomized trial in which 79 first time CABG patients were recruited.  They were randomized into 2 groups’, group A with Hemofilter attached to the arterial side of the heart lung machine and group B as a control group.

 

§  Leader in this project, I was responsible for recruiting and consenting patients, collecting all the relevant data, taking blood samples and processing them, conducting the lab work, entering the data on a computer spread sheet and carrying out the statistical analysis of the results.  I collected all the relevant clinical preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative data.

 

§  It was proved that Hemofilter use during cardiopulmonary bypass improves the outcome of heart surgery in children.  This improvement was found to be mediated through affecting the levels of the cytokines.

 

§  Papers generated out of the research:

 

Ø  Renal Injury after Cardiopulmonary Bypass is Associated with Elevated Levels of Cytokines IL6 And IL10 and Hemofilter Use Has No Effect on Post Operative Kidney Function.

 

This paper was presented at the 21st European meeting in Geneva in September 2007 and published by the European Journal of Cardiothoracic surgery in March 2009.

 

Ø  Use of Hemofiltration During Cardiopulmonary Bypass has No Effects on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery

 

Presented at the 18th Congress of the world society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons meeting in Greece, May 2008. 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

Innovative Use of octopus stabilizer in the excision of a cardiac hydatid cyst.

Musleh M, Abuhussein N, Musleh G , Waterworth P.

J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Feb 26;2016(2).

 

Clopidogrel Within Few Hours of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Does Significantly Increase the risk of Bleeding

Emad M. Hijazia, b, Ghassan S Musleha

Cardiol Res • 2012;3(5):209-213

 

Syphilitic aneurysm, Case Report.

P-A Gowland RGN MSc , G Musleh MD, I Koukis MD and K E McLaughlin FRCS

Int J STD AIDS 2010 ;21:222-223

 

 

2010

Which is the best statin for the postoperative coronary artery bypass graft patient?

Allan M. Conway, Ghassan Musleh

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 2010

 

2009

Association of IL6 and IL10 with renal dysfunction and the use of

haemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass.

Ghassan S. Musleh , Subir S. Datta , Nizar N. Yonan , Geir J. Grotte ,

Brian A. Prendergast , Ragheb I. Hasan , Abdul K. Deyrania

EJCTS 2009;35:511-514

 

 

2005

Innovative Use of Octopus IV Stabilizer in Cardiac Trauma.  Paul D. Waterworth, Ghassan Musleh, Donna Greenhalgh and Andrew Tsang.  Ann Thorac Surg 2005; 80, 3:1108-1110

 

 

2005

Psoriasis-Induced Postoperative Cardiac Failure.  Pankaj K. Jha, Satish R. Das, Ghassan Musleh, Suresh Lakshmanan, Timothy P. Kingston and Abdul K. Deiraniya.  Ann Thorac Surg 2005; 79, 4: 1390-1391

 

 

2004

Coronary Surgery in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease: Effect of Avoiding Cardiopulmonary Bypass.  Shishir Karthik, Ghassan Musleh, Antony D. Grayson, Daniel J.M. Keenan, D. Mark Pullan, Walid C. Dihmis, Ragheb Hasan and Brian M. Fabri. Ann Thorac Surg 2004; 77,4: 1245-1249

 

 

2004

Is There a Role for the Use of Radical Lymph Node Dissection in the Surgical Management of Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer? James Barnard, Joel Dunning, Ghassan Musleh, Nick Odom.  Interactive Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2004; 3, 2: 294-299

 

 

2004

Mitral Valve Repair in a 55 Year Old Patient with Left Lung a Genesis (Case Report).  Ghassan Musleh, Fernandez, Pankaj K. Jha and Ragheb Hasan.  Ann Thorac Surg 2004; 77, 5: 1810-11

 

 

2003

Does Aspirin 6H After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Optimize Graft Patency?  Ghassan Musleh and Joel Dunning.  Interactive Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2003; 2: 413-415

 

 

2003

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery does not Reduce Gastrointestinal Complications.  Ghassan Musleh, Nirav C. Patel, Antony D. Grayson, D. Mark Pullan, Daniel J. M. Keenan, Brian M. Fabri and Ragheb Hasan.  EJCTS 2003; 23:170-174

 

 

2003

Effects of Avoiding Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Non Elective Coronary Bypass Surgery, a Propensity Score Analysis.  Shishir Karthick, Ghassan Musleh, Antony D. Grayson, Daniel J.M. Keenan, Ragheb Hasan, D. Mark Pullan, Walid C. Dihmis, Brian Fabri: EJCTS 2003; 24:66-71

 

 

2001

Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Left Internal Mammary Artery to Pulmonary Artery Fistula: a 6 Year Follow-Up Following Successful Surgical Division.  Ghassan Musleh, Anjum Jalal and Abdul K. Deiraniya: EJCTS 2001; 20:1258-1260

 

                                   

                 

 

 

 

 

REVWING OF PAPERS

 

 

Since 2004

I am a visiting reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery Journal and The European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

I presented  in local and international meetings

 

2016     Dec

 

 

 

2012     Mar

 

 

 

2008     May

Coronary Artery Disease Study Day, I organized this study day at Al

Mouwasat Hospital (6CPD points). Included presentations by consultants about various aspects of CAD.

 

Stent or Surgery in Coronary Artery disease, What is the evidence?

Lecture given to the Palestinian Third Medical Annual Conference held

In Jericho, Palestine

 

Hemofiltration During Cardiopulmonary Bypass has no Effects on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery

The 18th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Greece (International)

 

 

2007     Sep

Hemofilter During Cardiopulmonary Bypass has no Protective Effect on Kidney Function

European Society of Cardiothoracic Meeting, Geneva (International)

 

 

2002     Mar

GI Complications in Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery

British Cardiothoracic Society Conference, Bournemouth (National)

 

2016     Dec

 

 

 

2012     Mar

 

 

 

2008     May

Coronary Artery Disease Study Day, I organized this study day at Al

Mouwasat Hospital (6CPD points). Included presentations by consultants about various aspects of CAD.

 

Stent or Surgery in Coronary Artery disease, What is the evidence?

Lecture given to the Palestinian Third Medical Annual Conference held

In Jericho, Palestine

 

Hemofiltration During Cardiopulmonary Bypass has no Effects on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery

The 18th World Congress, World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Greece (International)

 

 

2007     Sep

Hemofilter During Cardiopulmonary Bypass has no Protective Effect on Kidney Function

European Society of Cardiothoracic Meeting, Geneva (International)

 

 

2002     Mar

GI Complications in Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery

British Cardiothoracic Society Conference, Bournemouth (National)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

§  I worked as assistant professor of cardiac surgery at the medical school of Jordan University for Science and Technology where teaching of medical students and surgical residents was an essential part of my duties as well as attending the post graduate teaching activities of junior doctors.

§  During my training I organized the postgraduate teaching activities in.  Also I prepared and presented the following topics:  Timing of CABG after Acute MI, Timing of Valve operations, Anticoagulation after Cardiac Surgery; How to minimize bleeding after Cardiac Surgery, Conduits for CABG, Prophylactic Antibiotics in Cardiac Surgery; HITT after CABG, and Management of Cardiothoracic Emergencies. The audience consisted of consultants, junior doctors, nursing staff and physiotherapists.

 

§  I have supervised three wet labs in our department [coronary anastomosis, mitral valve repair and aortic valve replacement].

 

§  I introduced the CALS course to our unit at Manchester Heart Centre and I was a member of the Faculty of this course.

 

§  Responsible for teaching of SHOs and the surgical assistants on Thursdays following the ward round in Manchester Royal Infirmary.

 

§  Retain a good collection of teaching materials as x- rays, CT scans, ECGs, PFT and angiograms that I use in my teaching.  In fact, all my training was in teaching university hospitals, and teaching of medical students was always an essential part of my job.

 

§  In the theatre, I have supervised and trained registrars to do CABG cases.  I also trained the juniors to perform sternotomy, thoracotomy incisions, dissection of LIMA, cannulation, constructing top ends and bottom ends, and closing of sternotomy and thoracotomy wounds, re-exploration for bleeding, how to insert a chest drain and how to harvest a vein.

 

§  I enjoy teaching during ward rounds.  I explain symptoms, show signs, read x rays and other investigations, discuss the cases and plan the management in an interactive.

 

§   I attended a “Teaching the Teachers” course at Manchester University. This greatly

      Improved my presentation skills.  I also constantly seek to improve my technique by

      Observing other presenters and by obtaining feedback from my audience.

 

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Aorta
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diaphragm
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Mediastinum
  • Mediastinum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pericardium
  • Pleura
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Trachea and Bronchi
  • Tricuspid
  • Valve Disease