About us


” The Saudi Heart Failure Group (SHFG) will represent the first organized effort by heart failure experts from Saudi Arabia to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care. “

A group dedicated to heart failure in Saudi Arabia would bring together health care professionals, with interest in heart failure, to learn more, discuss treatment options, and bring new ideas to help improve care and reduce disease burden on the community. is The objective is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.


  • Promoting research related to all aspects of heart failure and to provide a forum for presentation of basic, clinical, and population-based research. Educating health care professionals through programs, publications, and other media in the areas of basic science, clinical medicine, patient management, and social, ethical and economic issues to enable them to diagnose and treat heart failure and concomitant medical conditions more effectively. Educating the public, through brochures, media, and awareness meetings. Encourage primary and secondary preventive measures to reduce the incidence of heart failure; to serve as a resource for government, private industry, and health care providers to facilitate the establishment of programs and policies that will better serve the patient. Enhance quality and duration of life in those with heart failure. Promote and facilitate the formal training of physicians, scientists, and allied health care providers in the field of heart failure. Introduction of the concept of “Advanced heart failure” and its specific management, including assist devices and transplantation.Collaboration with international HF societies in research, and joint symposia.


  • Journal Club ( PARADIGM) in Holiday Inn RIyadh on 09-May-15,  

    Public Aeareness day at King Fahad Military Hospital in April-2016,

  • Public Aeareness day at King Fahad Military Hospital in Jun-2016)
  • 1st Journal club May 1st 2012
  • 1st Saudi Heart Failure Group Conference Dec 5-6, 2012
  • 2nd Saudi Heart Failure Group Conference Dec 4-5, 2013 
  • 3rd Saudi Heart Failure Group Conference Nov 12-13,2014.
1) Heart Failure Journal Clubs: 2-3 meetings will be conducted annually to discuss recent articles and breaking news.
2) Heart failure case presentation: Interesting and difficult controversial cases in heart failure.
3) Heart Failure Annual Conference: Once a year with updates and reviews.
4) A fixed session in the annual Saudi Heart Association meeting, and to consult on the heart failure topics and plans
5) Heart Failure training courses: Directed to different levels of professionals interested in heart failure care
6) Heart failure awareness day: Directed to the public for introduction, definition and better awareness of heart failure prevention and management.


Waleed Al Habeeb

Consultant Heart Failure & Transplantation

Assistant Professor at King Saud University


Vice President:

Abdelfatah El Asfar

Consultant Heart Failure Cardiologist

Secretary General:

Dr. Feras Khaliel

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Associate Secretary:

Hanan Al Backer

Consultant Cardiologist


Meshal Al Mutairi

Clinical Pharmacist

Ali Al Masood

Consultant Heart Failure & Transplantation


Abdullah Al Wadai

Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist and intensive