B Belhassen

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias using adenosine compounds
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 7:64-71. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint QRS complexes with a left bundle branch block morphology during adenosine triphosphate test: what is the diagnosis?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:519-20. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The ECG of the month. A simple atrial extrasystole?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:835-6. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Escape rhythm from a partially disconnected pulmonary vein
    Yoav Michowitz
    The Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Europace 11:523-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Simplified "ATP test" for noninvasive diagnosis of dual AV nodal physiology and assessment of results of slow pathway ablation in patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 11:255-61. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint The Brugada syndrome: is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator the only therapeutic option?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1634-40. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint An "aggressive" protocol of programmed ventricular stimulation for selecting post-myocardial infarction patients with a low ejection fraction who may not require implantation of an automatic defibrillator
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:520-4, 526, 528. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Excellent long-term reproducibility of the electrophysiologic efficacy of quinidine in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and Brugada syndrome
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:294-301. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint ECG of the month. Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia with a left bundle branch block morphology and right axis deviation
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dept of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:679-80. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Wide QRS Rhythm in a Young Woman with Recurrent Palpitations: what is the diagnosis?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1376-8. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias using adenosine compounds
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 7:64-71. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint QRS complexes with a left bundle branch block morphology during adenosine triphosphate test: what is the diagnosis?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:519-20. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The ECG of the month. A simple atrial extrasystole?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:835-6. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Escape rhythm from a partially disconnected pulmonary vein
    Yoav Michowitz
    The Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Europace 11:523-6. 2009
    ..This report demonstrates the rare possibility of escape PV rhythm from only partially disconnected PV, highlighting that dissociated PV rhythm does not necessarily reflect complete PV isolation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Simplified "ATP test" for noninvasive diagnosis of dual AV nodal physiology and assessment of results of slow pathway ablation in patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 11:255-61. 2000
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The Brugada syndrome: is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator the only therapeutic option?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1634-40. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint An "aggressive" protocol of programmed ventricular stimulation for selecting post-myocardial infarction patients with a low ejection fraction who may not require implantation of an automatic defibrillator
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:520-4, 526, 528. 2009
    ..The predictive value of electrophysiologic studies depends on the aggressiveness of the programmed ventricular stimulation protocol...
  8. doi request reprint Excellent long-term reproducibility of the electrophysiologic efficacy of quinidine in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and Brugada syndrome
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:294-301. 2009
    ..However, there are no data on the long-term reproducibility of this EP efficacy...
  9. ncbi request reprint ECG of the month. Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia with a left bundle branch block morphology and right axis deviation
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dept of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:679-80. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Wide QRS Rhythm in a Young Woman with Recurrent Palpitations: what is the diagnosis?
    Bernard Belhassen
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1376-8. 2003
  11. ncbi request reprint Reentry in a pulmonary vein as a possible mechanism of focal atrial fibrillation
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:824-8. 2004
    ..A single radiofrequency pulse delivered at this site resulted in definite cure of the arrhythmia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of quinidine in high-risk patients with Brugada syndrome
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Weizman St 6, Tel Aviv 64239 Israel
    Circulation 110:1731-7. 2004
    ..Quinidine depresses I(to) current, which may play an important role in the arrhythmogenesis of this disease...
  13. doi request reprint Atrioventricular block during radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter: incidence, mechanism, and clinical implications
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Europace 13:1009-14. 2011
    ..Although RF ablation of atrial flutter is the most frequently performed ablation procedure, data on the incidence and significance of an AV block occurring during the procedure are scarce...
  14. ncbi request reprint A 25-year control of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation with electrophysiologic-guided antiarrhythmic drug therapy
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 1:352-4. 2004
    ..Similar results were found during a repeat electrophysiologic study performed 23.5 years later. During a 25-year period, the patient has remained arrhythmia-free on combined antiarrhythmic medication with quinidine and amiodarone...
  15. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of accessory pathways: a 14 year experience at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in 508 patients
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:265-70. 2007
    ..Radiofrequency ablation has been suggested as first-line therapy in the management of accessory pathways. There are limited data on the results of ablation over years of experience...
  16. ncbi request reprint Close look at ECG tracing after termination of supraventricular tachycardia with adenosine
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:361-2. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic use of adenosine triphosphate in cardiac arrhythmias]
    B Belhassen
    Service de cardiologie, centre m├ędical Tel Aviv Sourasky, 6, rue Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 95:57-63. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Adenosine-5'-triphosphate test for the noninvasive diagnosis of concealed accessory pathway
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 36:803-10. 2000
    ..This study assessed the use of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the noninvasive diagnosis of concealed accessory pathway (AP) and dual atrioventricular (AV) node physiology in patients with inducible AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adenosine triphosphate in cardiac arrhythmias: from therapeutic to diagnostic use
    Bernard Belhassen
    Electrophysiology Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Weizman Street 6, Tel Aviv 64239 Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:98-102. 2002
  20. doi request reprint Successful ablation of right atriofascicular pathway guided by pathway potential recording despite catheter-induced mechanical pathway trauma
    Bernard Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:e118-21. 2011
    ..Despite long-lasting catheter trauma to the RAFP, mapping of the tricuspid annulus showed persistent recording of an AP potential that enabled us to continue the procedure and successfully abolish the AP...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of electrophysiologic-guided therapy with Class IA antiarrhythmic drugs on the long-term outcome of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation with or without the Brugada syndrome
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 10:1301-12. 1999
    ..We sought to study the long-term value of electrophysiologic (EP)-guided therapy with Class IA antiarrhythmic drugs in patients with idiopathic VF with or without the Brugada syndrome...
  22. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of dual AV node physiology in patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia by administration of adenosine-5'-triphosphate during sinus rhythm
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
    Circulation 98:47-53. 1998
    ..This study determined whether administration of adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) during sinus rhythm may be useful in the noninvasive diagnosis of dual AV nodal pathways...
  23. pmc Prevalence of the Brugada sign in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and healthy controls
    S Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Weizman 6, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Heart 84:31-6. 2000
    ..To determine the prevalence of the Brugada sign (right bundle branch block with ST elevation in V1-V3) in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and in an age matched healthy population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mode of onset of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation
    S Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 8:1115-20. 1997
    ..Less is known about the mode of onset of VF in patients with out-of-hospital VF who have no evidence of organic heart disease or identifiable etiology...
  25. ncbi request reprint The adenosine triphosphate test: a bedside diagnostic tool for identifying the mechanism of supraventricular tachycardia in patients with palpitations
    S Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:173-7. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Catheter-induced mechanical trauma to accessory pathways during radiofrequency ablation: incidence, predictors and clinical implications
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 33:767-74. 1999
    ..To evaluate the incidence, predictors and clinical implications of nonintentionally catheter-induced mechanical trauma to accessory pathways during radiofrequency ablation procedures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Failure of corticosteroid therapy to prevent induction of ventricular tachycardia in sarcoidosis
    B Belhassen
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Israel
    Chest 95:918-20. 1989
    ..In contrast, only four repetitive ventricular complexes were induced during combined therapy with quinidine, mexiletine and amiodarone. While receiving the latter regimen, the patient has been asymptomatic during 28 months of follow-up...
  28. pmc Arrhythmias in the congenital long QT syndrome: how often is torsade de pointes pause dependent?
    S Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart 83:661-6. 2000
    ..To determine the frequency and predictors of pause dependent torsade de pointes among patients with the congenital long QT syndrome and spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
  29. ncbi request reprint The morphology of the QT interval predicts torsade de pointes during acquired bradyarrhythmias
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:320-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the electrocardiographic (ECG) predictors of torsade de pointes (TdP) during acquired bradyarrhythmias...
  30. ncbi request reprint Frequency of spontaneous and inducible atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia in patients with idiopathic outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:21-8. 2006
    ..We sought to assess the frequency of spontaneous or inducible atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) in patients referred for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of idiopathic outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias...
  31. ncbi request reprint Catheter-induced mechanical trauma to fast and slow pathways during radiofrequency ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia: incidence, predictors, and clinical implications
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1233-41. 2007
    ..Data on the incidence and significance of catheter-induced trauma to fast and slow pathways are scarce...
  32. pmc The response of the QT interval to the brief tachycardia provoked by standing: a bedside test for diagnosing long QT syndrome
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1955-61. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether the short-lived sinus tachycardia that occurs during standing will expose changes in the QT interval that are of diagnostic value...
  33. pmc Provocation of sudden heart rate oscillation with adenosine exposes abnormal QT responses in patients with long QT syndrome: a bedside test for diagnosing long QT syndrome
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Weizman 6, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Eur Heart J 27:469-75. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Flumazenil is innocuous in a paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and radiofrequency ablation: a paediatric case report and review of the literature
    Avi A Weinbroum
    Post Anaesthesia Care Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Paediatr Anaesth 13:349-54. 2003
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia with a right bundle branch block morphology and left axis deviation ("Belhassen type"): results of radiofrequency ablation in 18 patients
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:195-200. 2004
    ..is a rare electrocardiographic-electrophysiologic entity. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has been proposed as a good therapeutic option, but the best criteria for determining the optimal site of ablation are still under debate...
  36. ncbi request reprint Ventricular flutter induced during electrophysiologic studies in patients with old myocardial infarction: clinical and electrophysiologic predictors, and prognostic significance
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Weizman 6, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:913-9. 2003
    ..However, data supporting this dogma originate from patients without previously documented ventricular tachyarrhythmias. We examined the significance of ventricular flutter in patients with and without spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias...
  37. ncbi request reprint Is idiopathic ventricular fibrillation a short QT syndrome? Comparison of QT intervals of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and healthy controls
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 1:587-91. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) have shorter QT intervals than comparable healthy controls...
  38. ncbi request reprint The "short-coupled" variant of right ventricular outflow ventricular tachycardia: a not-so-benign form of benign ventricular tachycardia?
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:912-6. 2005
    ..The unusual aspect of their RVOT-extrasystoles was their coupling interval, which appears to be intermediate between the ultra-short coupling interval of idiopathic VF and the long coupling interval seen in the truly benign RVOT-VT...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pause-dependent torsade de pointes following acute myocardial infarction: a variant of the acquired long QT syndrome
    A Halkin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:1168-74. 2001
    ..An acquired long QT syndrome should be considered in patients recovering from MI who experience polymorphic VT as specific therapeutic measures are mandatory...
  40. doi request reprint J-point elevation in survivors of primary ventricular fibrillation and matched control subjects: incidence and clinical significance
    Raphael Rosso
    Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1231-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether J-point elevation is a marker of arrhythmic risk...
  41. ncbi request reprint Calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers versus beta-blockers alone for preventing exercise-induced arrhythmias in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
    Rafael Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 4:1149-54. 2007
    ..However, although beta-blockers prevent exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia (VT), most patients continue to have ventricular ectopy during exercise, and some studies report high mortality rates despite beta-blockade...
  42. ncbi request reprint Please take a moment to study this electrocardiogram: it may help you prevent a sudden death
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:393-4. 2002
  43. ncbi request reprint Outcome after implantation of cardioverter defibrillator [corrected] in patients with Brugada syndrome: a multicenter Israeli study (ISRABRU)
    Raphael Rosso
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:435-9. 2008
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia: a 14 year experience with 901 patients at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:455-9. 2006
    ..Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia is the most frequent cause of regular, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Radiofrequency ablation of the slow pathway has been recommended as first-line therapy for curing AVNRT...
  45. ncbi request reprint Site-specific arrhythmogenesis in Brugada syndrome?
    Bernard Belhassen
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:380-2. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Quinidine: a valuable medication joins the list of 'endangered species'
    Sami Viskin
    Europace 9:1105-6. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of "benign" right ventricular outflow tract extrasystoles: a therapy that has found its disease?
    Bernard Belhassen
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1266-8. 2005