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Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, Cardiology, Sarasota, FL

MahfouzEl ShahawyMD

Cardiology Sarasota, FL

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Preventive Cardiology

Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota, FL, USA; President international Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Florida and South Florida

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  • Office

    Cardiovascular Center Of Sarasota
    1950 Arlington Str, Suite 300
    Sarasota, FL 34239
    Phone+1 941-366-9800
    Fax+1 941-366-2781
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  • Dr. Mahfouz El Shahawy is a cardiologist in Sarasota, FL and is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. He received his medical degree from University of Vienna Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 55 years. He specializes in adult congenital heart disease, echocardiography, cardiothoracic imaging, and preventive cardiology and is experienced in general cardiology, hypertension, valvular heart disease, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology.

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical College of GeorgiaFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1971 - 1973
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1968 - 1971
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaM.S., Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1971
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
    Flushing Hospital Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1967 - 1968
  • University of Vienna Faculty of Medicine
    University of Vienna Faculty of MedicineClass of 1962

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1973 - 2024
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1973 - 1977
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • "Doctors of Philanthropy" Sarasota Memorial Hospital health care Foundation Board of Directors of Sarasota Memorial, 2009
  • Fourth Annual Cobb Health Institute Award National Medical Association (NMA), 2010
  • Proclamation of Sarasota County Commissioner for Establishing a Successful Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center Commissioner Carolyn Mason, 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Efficacy and Safety of Alirocumab in Reducing Lipids and Cardiovascular Events  
    J.G. Robinson, M. El Shahawy, for the ODYSSEY LONG TERM Investigators, NEJM, 1/15/2015
  • Efficacy and Safety of Darusentan in Patients With Resistant Hypertension: Results From a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Dose-Ranging Study  
    Henry R Black, George L Bakris, Michael A Weber, Robert Weiss, Mahfouz El Shahawy, Richard Marple, Georges Tannoury, Stuart Linas, Brian L Wiens, Jennifer V Linseman, ..., J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich), 1/9/2007
  • Achieving Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Goals in High-Risk Patients in Managed Care: Comparison of Rosuvastatin, Atorvastatin, and Simvastatin in the SOLAR trial  
    William Insull, Jr, MD, Jalal K. Ghali, MD, David R. Hassman, DO, Joseph W. Ycas, PhD, Sanjay K. Gandhi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 1/1/2007
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  • "L' Effet De L' Administration Acute De L' Hormone Thyroidizue sur la Transmission Intra-Cardiac"
    M. E1 Shahawy, et. al., World Congress of Cardiology, 1/1/1974
  • "Effect of Acute Thyroid Hormone"
    M. E1 Shahawy, et. al., Circulation, Administration on Intracardiac Conduction, 1/1/1974
  • "The Effect of Hyperkalemia on Intracardiac Conduction in Hyperthyroid Dogs"
    M. El Shahawy, et. al., Clin. Res., 1/1/1973
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  • "Obesity is a disease even without Comorbidities" 
    Cairo, Egypt - 1/24/2015
  • "Management of dyslipidemia beyond statins" 
    Cairo, Egypt - 1/24/2015
  • "Abnormal Rise in Blood Pressure Post Mild Exercise as a Novel Tool for CV Risk Stratification in Asymptomatic Subjects" 
    New York, NY - 1/16/2015
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  • Effect of Niacin Extended Release and Lovastatin tablets. 
    Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, Your Integrative Health and Wellness Resource for Walking Success Stories
  • Metabolic Effects of Carvedilol vs Metoprolol in Patients. 
    Mahfouz El Shahawy, M.D., National Institutes of Health JAMA
  • "Magnesium Deficiency and the Hyperthyroid Heart" 
    M. El Shahawy, M.D., R.D. Smith, D.A. Scholz, and K.G. Wakim, Communication of the First International Symposium on Magnesium in Human Pathology, Pages 485-489
    Amelot, France - 1/1/1973
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Press Mentions

  • Mahfouz El Shahawy, M.D.: About Those Statin Guidelines
    Mahfouz El Shahawy, M.D.: About Those Statin GuidelinesOctober 2nd, 2017
  • Cardiologists Say Obesity Should Be Treated Aggressively as a Disease
    Cardiologists Say Obesity Should Be Treated Aggressively as a DiseaseMarch 16th, 2011

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