Division of Cardiology

Hisham Dokainish

M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FASE

Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Cardiologist, Hamilton Health Sciences

 

 

 

 

Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Dokainish completed his Bachelor in the Special Arts and Sciences Programme followed by Medical School at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He subsequently completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology Residency programmes at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. After completing a one-year Echocardiography Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Dokainish was hired on faculty in 2002 in the Division of Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he remained until returning to Hamilton in 2009.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dokainish is currently Director of Medical Diagnostic Units, Echocardiography and Heart Failure Services at Hamilton health Sciences, and is currently a full-time clinical cardiologist specializing in heart failure and echocardiography.

Research Interests

Dr. Dokainish's research interests include global heart failure studies, observational studies and cardiac hemodynamic evaluation by echocardiography including diastolic function. His recent work has involved the echocardiographic assessment of myocardial mechanics using multivector myocardial strain imaging in patients with cardiac disease. Since returning to McMaster University, Dr. Dokainish has headed a core echocardiography laboratory for a large, international clinical study run by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), and has started research in knowledge translation as it applies to echocardiographic reporting.

Selected Publications

  1. Dokainish H, Zoghbi WA, Lakkis NM, Al-Bakshy F, Dhir M, Quinones MA, Nagueh SF. Optimal Noninvasive Assessment of Left Ventricular Filling Pressures. A Comparison of Tissue Doppler Echocardiography and B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Patients with Pulmonary Artery Catheters. Circulation 2004;109: 2432-2439.
  2. Dokainish H, Pillai M, Murphy S, Dibattiste P, Schweiger M, Lotfi A, Morrow D, Cannon C, Braunwald E, Lakkis N. Prognostic Implications of Elevated Troponin in Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome but No Critical Epicardial Coronary Disease: A TACTICS TIMI-18 Substudy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;45:19-24.
  3. Dokainish H, Zoghbi WA, Lakkis NM, Ambriz E, Patel R, Quiñones MA, Nagueh SF. Incremental Predictive Power of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Tissue Doppler Echocardiography in the Prognosis of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;45:1223-6.
  4. Mcculloch M, Zoghbi WA, Davis R, Thomas C, Dokainish H. Color Tissue Doppler Myocardial Velocities Consistently Underestimate Spectral Tissue Doppler Velocities. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2006;19:744-8.
  5. Dokainish H, Sengupta R, Patel R, Lakkis N. Usefulness of right ventricular tissue Doppler imaging to predict outcome in left ventricular heart failure independent of left ventricular diastolic function. Am J Cardiol 2007;99:961-5.
  6. Dokainish H, Sengupta R, Pillai M, Bobek J, Lakkis N. Usefulness of New Diastolic Strain and Strain Rate Indexes for the Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:1504-9.
  7. Dokainish H, Sengupta R, Pillai M, Bobek J, Lakkis N. Assessment of left ventricular systolic function using echocardiography in patients with preserved ejection fraction and elevated diastolic pressures. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:1766-71
  8. Dokainish H, Sengupta R, Pillai M, Bobek J, Lakkis N. Correlation of Tissue Doppler and Two-Dimensional Speckle Myocardial Velocities and Comparison of Derived Ratios with Invasively Measured Left Ventricular Filling Pressures. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2009;22:284-9.
  9. Dokainish H, Nguyen JS, Sengupta R, Pillai M, Alam M, Bobek J, Lakkis N. Do additional echocardiographic variables increase the accuracy of E/e' for predicting left ventricular filling pressure in normal ejection fraction? An echocardiographic and invasive hemodynamic study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010;23:156-61.
  10. Nguyen JS, Lakkis NM, Bobek J, Goswami R, Dokainish H. Systolic and Diastolic Myocardial Mechanics in Patients with Cardiac Disease and Preserved Ejection Fraction: Impact of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010;23: 1273-80.
  11. Leong DP, Pizzale S, Haroun MJ, Yazdan-Ashoori P, Ladak K, Sun YY, Dalak F, Al-Maashani S, Elbarasi EA, Masiero S, Ghazal S, Dokainish H. Factors Associated with Low Flow in Aortic Valve Stenosis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Feb;29(2):158-65. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
  12. Dokainish H, Teo K, Zhu J, Roy A, AlHabib KF, ElSayed A, Palileo-Villaneuva L, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Karaye K, Yusoff K, Orlandini A, Sliwa K, Mondo C, Lanas F, Prabhakaran D, Badr A, Elmaghawry M, Damasceno A, Tibazarwa K, Belley-Cote E, Balasubramanian K, Yacoub MH, Huffman MD, Harkness K, Grinvalds A, McKelvie R, Yusuf S; INTER-CHF Investigators. Heart Failure in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America: The INTER-CHF study. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Feb 1;204:133-41. Epub 2015 Dec 2.
  13. Nagueh SF, Smiseth OA, Appleton CP, Byrd BF 3rd, Dokainish H, Edvardsen T, Flachskampf FA, Gillebert TC, Klein AL, Lancellotti P, Marino P, Oh JK, Popescu BA, Waggoner AD. Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Apr;29(4):277-314.
  14. Dokainish H. Assessing hemodynamics noninvasively in patients with heart failure. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 Sep;31(5):493-500.
  15. Nagueh SF, Smiseth OA, Appleton CP, Byrd BF 3rd, Dokainish H, Edvardsen T, Flachskampf FA, Gillebert TC, Klein AL, Lancellotti P, Marino P, Oh JK, Alexandru Popescu B, Waggoner AD; Houston, Texas; Oslo, Norway; Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Uppsala, Sweden; Ghent and Liège, Belgium; Cleveland, Ohio; Novara, Italy; Rochester, Minnesota; Bucharest, Romania; and St. Louis, Missouri. Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Dec;17(12):1321-1360. Epub 2016 Jul 15.
  16. Yamada D, Dokainish HM, Iwata T, Yamamoto J, Ishikawa T, Todo T, Iwai S, Getzoff ED, Kitao A, Kandori H. Functional Conversion of CPD and (6-4) Photolyases by Mutation. Biochemistry. 2016 Aug 2;55(30):4173-83. Epub 2016 Jul 19.
  17. Teo KK, Dokainish H. Effective Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors-Are We Doing Enough? Can J Cardiol. 2017 Mar;33(3):300-302. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
  18. Teo KK, Dokainish H. The Emerging Epidemic of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Atherosclerotic Disease in Developing Countries. Can J Cardiol. 2017 Mar;33(3):358-365. Epub 2016 Dec 24. Review.
  19. Andersen OS, Smiseth OA, Dokainish H, Abudiab MM, Schutt RC, Kumar A, Sato K, Harb S, Gude E, Remme EW, Andreassen AK, Ha JW, Xu J, Klein AL, Nagueh SF. Estimating Left Ventricular Filling Pressure by Echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 18;69(15):1937-1948.
  20. Dokainish H, Teo K, Zhu J, Roy A, AlHabib KF, ElSayed A, Palileo-Villaneuva L, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Karaye K, Yusoff K, Orlandini A, Sliwa K, Mondo C, Lanas F, Prabhakaran D, Badr A, Elmaghawry M, Damasceno A, Tibazarwa K, Belley-Cote E, Balasubramanian K, Islam S, Yacoub MH, Huffman MD, Harkness K, Grinvalds A, McKelvie R, Bangdiwala SI, Yusuf S; INTER-CHF Investigators. Global mortality variations in patients with heart failure: results from the International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) prospective cohort study. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Jul;5(7):e665-e672. Epub 2017 May 3.