Sana Mustapha Al-Khatib, MD

Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 7521 N Pavilion Bldg, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 668-8649
Email address alkha001@duke.edu

Dr. Sana M. Al-Khatib is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, a board-certified clinical electrophysiologist and an experienced clinical researcher in cardiac arrhythmias.  As a graduate of the NIH-funded Clinical Research Training Program, she is one of a few electrophysiologists nationwide with expertise in quantitative research methods. Her clinical expertise is in sudden cardiac death prevention, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, and implantable cardiac devices. Her research expertise lies in the design and conduct of clinical trials, outcomes research, and cost-effectiveness analyses. She is a recipient of a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s R-01 grant titled “Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure” (2009-2013) and of an American Heart Association Career Development Award (2002-2006). She is a Co-Principal Investigator on an NHLBI-funded T-32 Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and on several Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored R-01 grants including the “Duke Cardiovascular Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics.” She has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has established several collaborative research efforts both within and outside her institution. The goals of these collaborations are to synergize efforts aimed at improving the survival and quality of life of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and those with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias through clinical trials and outcomes-based research and to evaluate study design and data analysis in order to improve the quality of research done in these arenas. Dr. Al-Khatib is an Associate Editor for the American Heart Journal and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Dr. Al-Khatib serves on multiple national committees including the Heart Rhythm Society Board of Trustees, the Heart Rhythm Society Health Policy committee, the Heart Rhythm Society Legislative subcommittee, the Heart Rhythm Society Program Planning committee, the American College of Cardiology ICD Registry Steering committee, and the National Quality Forum Cardiovascular Steering committee.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • M.D., American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1993

Publications

Goldstein, Sarah, Di Lu, Roland Matsouaka, Tracy Wang, Jennifer Rymer, Sean Pokorney, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD) UTILIZATION AMONG OLDER PATIENTS WITH LOW EJECTION FRACTION FOLLOWING CORONARY REVASCULARIZATION FOR MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75:379–379. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias: executive summary.” Europace 22, no. 3 (March 1, 2020): 450–95. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euz332.

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31995197
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Zeitler, Emily P., Daniel J. Friedman, Zak Loring, Kristen B. Campbell, Sarah A. Goldstein, Zachary K. Wegermann, Jane Schutz, et al. “Complications involving the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Lessons learned from MAUDE.” Heart Rhythm 17, no. 3 (March 2020): 447–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.09.024.

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Al-Khatib, Sana M., Emelia J. Benjamin, Alfred E. Buxton, Hugh Calkins, Mina K. Chung, Anne B. Curtis, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, et al. “Research Needs and Priorities for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Report From a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Virtual Workshop.” Circulation 141, no. 6 (February 11, 2020): 482–92. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.042706.

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Ali-Ahmed, Fatima, Frederik Dalgaard, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Sudden cardiac death in patients with myocarditis: Evaluation, risk stratification, and management.” Am Heart J 220 (February 2020): 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.08.007.

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31765933
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Thomas, Kevin L., Lonnie T. Sullivan, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Sam Sears, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Larry R. Jackson, Valentina Kutyifa, and Eric D. Peterson. “Videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy Via Innovative Designs (VIVID) trial: Rational, design and methodology.” Am Heart J 220 (February 2020): 59–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.10.011.

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31785550
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Hess, Paul L., Daniel D. Matlock, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Decision-making regarding primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators among older adults.” Clinical Cardiology 43, no. 2 (February 2020): 187–95. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.23315.

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31867773
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Black-Maier, Eric, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Kevin M. Trulock, Frances Wang, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Wanda O’Neal, Sana Al-Khatib, et al. “Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation according to heart failure etiology.” J Arrhythm 36, no. 1 (February 2020): 84–92. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12291.

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32071625
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Dalgaard, Frederik, Hillary Mulder, Daniel M. Wojdyla, Renato D. Lopes, Claes Held, John H. Alexander, Raffaele De Caterina, et al. “Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Oral Anticoagulants in the ARISTOTLE Trial.” Circulation 141, no. 1 (January 7, 2020): 10–20. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.041296.

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31747786
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Cronin, Edmond M., Frank M. Bogun, Philippe Maury, Petr Peichl, Minglong Chen, Narayanan Namboodiri, Luis Aguinaga, et al. “2019 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS expert consensus statement on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias.” Heart Rhythm 17, no. 1 (January 2020): e2–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.03.002.

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31085023
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