Education, Training, and Research





The Management of Education, Training, and Research was established to organize and supervise research and education and training programs conducted by the Center. The Management also ensures high standards in the above three domains in an integral strategy of PSCCQ, which is reflected in the high standard of patient care. This enforces the recognition of PSCCQ as a Center of excellence in the cardiovascular field, an institution that is one of the specialized training Centers in the Kingdom, particularly in using research as a tool to improve patient care and focused in its training programs to produce skilled and qualified medical professionals.


The following Programs have been accredited by Saudi

Commission for Health Specialists:


*      Saudi Board of Adult Cardiology

*      Saudi Board of Pediatric Cardiology

*      Saudi Board of Open Heart Anesthesiology

*       Non Invasive Echocardiography

*      Cardiovascular Nursing Diploma

*       Critical Care Nursing Diploma

During the year 2016, The academic programs at the Center had earned around 200 CME/PD Hours by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialist, in which two thousand (2000) healthcare professionals attended these programs.


Our department offers Short Courses, Workshops, and Conferences with the aim of providing a means for the ongoing education of professionals. In 2016, two hundred (200) CME/PD Credit Hours were offered with the total number of participating health care professionals was two thousand (2000).

Our research accomplishments can be summarized as follows:


*     Published Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals (see List 1)

*    Active participation in ten (10) National and International Scientific Programs (Scientific Papers and Posters).

*    Receiving National and International Prestigious Research Awards (see Table 1)
List 1. Published Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. Smettei O., Sayed, S., & Abazid, R. (2016). The prevalence of coronary artery anomalies in Qassim province detected by cardiac computed tomography angiography. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, 213 ,)3(28.


2. Abazid, R. M., Kattea, M. O., Smettei, O. A., Basher, Y., & Saker, H. (2016). Impact of Coronary Artery Calcification on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Post-Procedural Complications. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association.


3. Nasser, B. A., Mesned, A. R., Mohamad, T., & Kabbani, M. S. (2016). Late-presenting complete heart block after pediatric cardiac surgery. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, 62-59 ,)1(28.


4. Abazid, R., Al Saqqa, H., & Smettei, O. (2016). Analysis of three risk stratification systems in a Saudi population. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association.


5. Kattea, M. O., Smettei, O. A., Kattea, A., & Abazid, R. M. (2016). Interrupted aortic arch with isolated persistent left superior vena cava in patient with Turners syndrome. Avicenna Journal of Medicine, 117,) 4(6.


6. Abazid, R. M., Kattea, M. O., Sayed, S., Saqqah, H., Qintar, M., & Smettei, O. A. (2015). Visceral adipose tissue influences on coronary artery calcification at young and middle-age groups using computed tomography angiography. Avicenna journal of medicine, 83 ,)3(5.


7. Al Akhfash, A. A., Almesned, A. A., Al Harbi, B. F., Al Ghamdi, A., Hasson, M., & Al Habshan, F. M. (2015). Two-dimensional echocardiographic predictors of coarctation of the aorta. Cardiology in the Young, 94-87,) 01(25.


8. Abazid, R., Smettei, O. A., Saker, H., Sayed, S., Mohamed, M. Z., Kattea, M., ... & Bashir, Y. (34 .)2015. Radial artery ultrasound preceding transradial coronary angiography. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, 313 ,)4(27.


9. Abazid, R., Smettei, O., Sayed, S., Al Harby, F., Al Habeeb, A., Al Saqqa, H., ... & Selvanayagam, J. B. (2015). Objective and subjective image quality with prospectively gated versus ECG-controlled tube current modulation using -256slice computed tomographic angiography. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, 263-256 ,)4(27.


10. Smettei, O. A., & Abazid, R. M. (2015). A rare case of coronary artery fistula presented with acute myocardial infarction. Avicenna journal of medicine, 49 ,)2(5.


11. Nasser, B. A., Mesned, A., Moazamy, Y. E., & Kabbani, M. S. (2015). Horner›s syndrome after paediatric cardiac surgery: case report and review of the literature. Cardiology in the Young, 569 ,)3(25.


12. Nasser, B. A., Idris, J., Mesned, A. R., Mohamad, T., Kabbani, M. S., & Alakfash, A. (2015). Predictors of cardio pulmonary resuscitation outcome in postoperative cardiac children. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association.


13. Abazid, R. M. (2014). PM435 Fat volume measurements as predictor of image noise in coronary computed tomography angiography.  Global Heart, 9(1), e151.