Offer Amir

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Implications of Cheyne-Stokes breathing in advanced systolic heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Lin Medical Center and Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Yocheced 10 street, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 33:E8-12. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Ineffectiveness of precordial thump for cardioversion of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:153-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Circulating interleukin-10: association with higher mortality in systolic heart failure patients with elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Failure Center, Carmel, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:158-62. 2010
  4. doi request reprint A novel approach to monitoring pulmonary congestion in heart failure: initial animal and clinical experiences using remote dielectric sensing technology
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Congest Heart Fail 19:149-55. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Absence of the α(2c)-adrenoceptor Del322-325 allele is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic systolic heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Card Fail 18:925-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Photoplethysmography as a single source for analysis of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with severe cardiovascular disease
    Offer Amir
    Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ, USA
    J Sleep Res 21:94-100. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Long-term assessment of nocturnal Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center Division of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep Breath 15:855-60. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Risk score model for predicting mortality in advanced heart failure patients followed in a heart failure clinic
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Congest Heart Fail 18:254-61. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Usefulness and predictive value of circulating NT-proBNP levels to stratify patients for referral and priority treatment in a specialized outpatient heart failure center
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel and Lin Medical Centers, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:109-12. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Serum oxidative stress level correlates with clinical parameters in chronic systolic heart failure patients
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 32:199-203. 2009

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Implications of Cheyne-Stokes breathing in advanced systolic heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Lin Medical Center and Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Yocheced 10 street, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 33:E8-12. 2010
    ..Cheyne-Stokes breathing (CSB) has been associated with heart failure (HF) patients for many years; however, its true prevalence and its prognostic implications are still obscure...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ineffectiveness of precordial thump for cardioversion of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:153-6. 2007
    ..However, the support for its efficiency relies mainly on sporadic cases. In this current prospective large study, we tested the effectiveness and safety of PT in a wide range of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
  3. ncbi request reprint Circulating interleukin-10: association with higher mortality in systolic heart failure patients with elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Failure Center, Carmel, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:158-62. 2010
    ..Interleukin-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and consequently is considered by many to have a protective role in heart failure, as opposed to the notorious tumor necrosis factor-alpha...
  4. doi request reprint A novel approach to monitoring pulmonary congestion in heart failure: initial animal and clinical experiences using remote dielectric sensing technology
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Congest Heart Fail 19:149-55. 2013
    ..86; 95% confidence interval, 0.68-0.94; R(2) =0.74). These findings suggest that ReDS technology accurately quantifies lung fluid concentration and has potential for monitoring HF patients through hospitalization and possibly at home...
  5. doi request reprint Absence of the α(2c)-adrenoceptor Del322-325 allele is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic systolic heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Card Fail 18:925-9. 2012
    ..We investigated the possible clinical association between the presence or absence of the deletion allele and mortality...
  6. doi request reprint Photoplethysmography as a single source for analysis of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with severe cardiovascular disease
    Offer Amir
    Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ, USA
    J Sleep Res 21:94-100. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint Long-term assessment of nocturnal Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center Division of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep Breath 15:855-60. 2011
    ..Little is known, moreover, about the development and progress of CSR in such patients. The CSR progress over time may be indicative for clinical deterioration in patients with HF disease..
  8. doi request reprint Risk score model for predicting mortality in advanced heart failure patients followed in a heart failure clinic
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Congest Heart Fail 18:254-61. 2012
    ..69). Simple noninvasive characteristics examined during the initial admission to the HF clinic can serve as prognostic markers for mortality and may help in the process of therapeutic decision-making in patients with HF...
  9. ncbi request reprint Usefulness and predictive value of circulating NT-proBNP levels to stratify patients for referral and priority treatment in a specialized outpatient heart failure center
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel and Lin Medical Centers, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:109-12. 2008
    ..Serum natriuretic peptide levels are useful diagnostic and prognostic markers in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, but have been little used to stratify urgency of treatment in the outpatient situation...
  10. doi request reprint Serum oxidative stress level correlates with clinical parameters in chronic systolic heart failure patients
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 32:199-203. 2009
    ..Serum oxidative stress (OS) level has an important role in the inflammatory process of heart failure...
  11. doi request reprint The response of circulating brain natriuretic peptide to academic stress in college students
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Stress 13:83-90. 2010
    ..These data may indicate that mental stress entails an interface between the HPA axis and the peripheral natriuretic peptide system, leading to reciprocating changes in circulating levels of the corresponding hormones...
  12. ncbi request reprint Brachial reactivity and extent of coronary artery disease in patients with first ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction
    Offer Amir
    The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 98:754-7. 2006
    ..Patients with localized coronary disease had relatively normal brachial reactivity, whereas those with diffuse coronary disease had more severe abnormal brachial artery reactivity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Joint impact of body mass index and physical capacity on mortality in patients with systolic heart failure
    Barak Zafrir
    Heart Failure Unit, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and Heart Failure Clinic, Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1217-21. 2014
    ..Therefore, the combined parameter of BMI × SMWD product is more reliable in predicting long-term mortality risk in patients with systolic HF...
  14. doi request reprint Relation between AT1R gene polymorphism and long-term outcome in patients with heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel and Lin Medical Centers, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiology 112:151-7. 2009
    ..This study examined the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) polymorphism in patients with systolic HF and its relation to clinical manifestations and patient outcome...
  15. doi request reprint Mortality rates and modes of death in heart failure patients with reduced versus preserved systolic function
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 22:53-6. 2011
    ..There are conflicting reports regarding the characteristics and mortality rates of heart failure patients with preserved (HFPSF) vs. reduced systolic left ventricular function (SHF)...
  16. doi request reprint Aldosterone synthase gene polymorphism as a determinant of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel and Lin Medical Centers, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 102:326-9. 2008
    ..35, 95% confidence interval 1.57 to 3.51, p = 0.03). In conclusion, CYP11B2 T-344C promoter polymorphism predisposes to clinical AF in patients with HF...
  17. doi request reprint Out-of-proportion pulmonary hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    Yochai Adir
    Pulmonary Division, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Respiration 85:471-7. 2013
    ..A subset of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) will have a marked increase in pulmonary artery pressure (PAP)...
  18. doi request reprint The association between obesity, mortality and filling pressures in pulmonary hypertension patients; the "obesity paradox"
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Respir Med 107:139-46. 2013
    ..There is however, only scarce data regarding the clinical implication of obesity and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Therefore, in the current study, we evaluated the possible prognostic implications of obesity in PH patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Permanent left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure: first successful implantation of the axial flow HeartMate II rotary pump as destination therapy for heart failure in Israel
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:887-8. 2007
  20. pmc An automated sleep-analysis system operated through a standard hospital monitor
    Offer Amir
    Division of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Sleep Med 6:59-63. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and accuracy of routine overnight sleep testing for SDB detection by an automated analysis system that operates by analyzing signals derived from standard hospital monitors...
  21. doi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease
    Yochai Adir
    Division of Pulmonary, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 34:665-80. 2013
    ..However, recent studies suggest the usefulness of sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. This review addresses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, and treatment controversies of PH due to LHDs. ..
  22. pmc Changes in the monocytic subsets CD14(dim)CD16(+) and CD14(++)CD16(-) in chronic systolic heart failure patients
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Center, Division of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 34362 Haifa, Israel
    Mediators Inflamm 2012:616384. 2012
    ..We suggest that the inverse association between EDD values and the expansion of CD14(dim)CD16(+) monocytes that can produce IL-13 could be explained as a measure to counterbalance adverse remodelling, which is a central process in HF...
  23. doi request reprint Severe pulmonary hypertension associated with emphysema: a new phenotype?
    Yochai Adir
    Pulmonary Division, Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Chest 142:1654-8. 2012
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  24. ncbi request reprint Beta blocker therapy, decompensated heart failure, and inotropic interactions: current perspectives
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Carmel Medical Center and Heart Failure Center, Lin Medical Center, affiliated with Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:184-9. 2012
    ..We also discuss the various positive inotrope regimens (phosphodiesterase inhibitors, levosimendan, dobutamine) and their interactions with beta blockers in decompensated HF...
  25. pmc Unprotected left main stent placement in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis: an unusual solution for an unusual disease
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:253-5. 2006
    ..We conclude that the use of drug-eluting stents may be an important treatment option for Takayasu's arteritis patients with life-threatening coronary artery disease for whom coronary artery bypass grafting is not an option...
  26. ncbi request reprint Single measurement of serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide: the best predictor of long-term mortality in patients with chronic systolic heart failure
    Roni Berin
    The Bruce and Ruth Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 25:458-62. 2014
    ..Here we evaluated, at the first clinic visit of chronic systolic HF patients, the usefulness of a single serum NP assessment for long-term mortality prediction...
  27. ncbi request reprint The ACE deletion allele is associated with Israeli elite endurance athletes
    Offer Amir
    Heart Failure Service, Lin Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Michal 7 Street, Haifa, Israel
    Exp Physiol 92:881-6. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. High left ventricular assist device flows resulting from combined native aortic valve and outflow valve regurgitation
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiology, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, USA
    Circulation 111:e34. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Brachial artery endothelial function in residents and fellows working night shifts
    Offer Amir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 93:947-9. 2004
    ..The finding that FMD is decreased after night duty raises the issue of the effects of shift duty on cardiovascular function in healthcare personnel, particularly in those undertaking night duty for a prolonged period of time...