Sami Viskin

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quinidine, a life-saving medication for Brugada syndrome, is inaccessible in many countries
    Sami Viskin
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:2383-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Mandatory electrocardiographic screening of athletes to reduce their risk for sudden death proven fact or wishful thinking?
    Arie Steinvil
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1291-6. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Risk of sudden death among young individuals with J waves and early repolarization: putting the evidence into perspective
    Raphael Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 8:923-9. 2011
  4. 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
  5. pmc The phenomenon of "QT stunning": the abnormal QT prolongation provoked by standing persists even as the heart rate returns to normal in patients with long QT syndrome
    Arnon Adler
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 9:901-8. 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint Quinidine, a life-saving medication for Brugada syndrome, is inaccessible in many countries
    Sami Viskin
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:2383-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the availability of quinidine throughout the world...
  2. doi request reprint Mandatory electrocardiographic screening of athletes to reduce their risk for sudden death proven fact or wishful thinking?
    Arie Steinvil
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1291-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if pre-participation screening of athletes with a strategy including resting and exercise electrocardiography (ECG) reduces their risk for sudden death...
  3. doi request reprint Risk of sudden death among young individuals with J waves and early repolarization: putting the evidence into perspective
    Raphael Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 8:923-9. 2011
    ..A sensible approach for the asymptomatic patient with J waves is proposed...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc The phenomenon of "QT stunning": the abnormal QT prolongation provoked by standing persists even as the heart rate returns to normal in patients with long QT syndrome
    Arnon Adler
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 9:901-8. 2012
    ..We now validate our original observations in a cohort twice as large. We also describe that this abnormal QT-interval response persists as the heart rate acceleration returns to baseline...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  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. 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
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  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes due to noncardiac drugs: most patients have easily identifiable risk factors
    David Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Turkey
    Medicine (Baltimore) 82:282-90. 2003
    ..Our study suggests that almost all patients with torsade de pointes secondary to noncardiac drugs have risk factors that can be easily identified from the medical history before the initiation of therapy with the culprit drug...
  16. doi request reprint Preventing sudden death of athletes with electrocardiographic screening: what is the absolute benefit and how much will it cost?
    Amir Halkin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:2271-6. 2012
    ..This study sought to estimate the costs of a national electrocardiographic (ECG) screening of athletes in the United States and the number of lives that would be saved by that program...
  17. doi request reprint Distinguishing "benign" from "malignant early repolarization": the value of the ST-segment morphology
    Raphael Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 9:225-9. 2012
    ..We therefore speculated that the combination of "J waves with horizontal ST segment" would correlate with a history of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) better than the mere presence of J waves...
  18. doi request reprint Ivabradine for the prevention of inappropriate shocks due to sinus tachycardia in patients with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator
    Arnon Adler
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Weizman 6, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Europace 15:362-5. 2013
    ..We sought to take advantage of ivabradine's ability to decrease the maximal obtainable sinus rate in order to prevent inappropriate shocks due to sinus tachycardia in patients with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced atrioventricular block: prognosis after discontinuation of the culprit drug
    David Zeltser
    Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:105-8. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine how often atrioventricular (AV) block is really caused by medications...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Effects of head-up tilt-table test on the QT interval
    Michael Findler
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 15:245-9. 2010
    ..Head-up tilt-table (HUT) testing is an easy way to achieve brisk sympathetic stimulation. Yet, little is known about the response of the QT interval to HUT...
  28. doi request reprint The site of origin of torsade de pointes
    Edo Y Birati
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Heart 97:1650-4. 2011
    ..Less is known about the site of onset of this arrhythmia. This study was conducted to determine if arrhythmias in the long QT syndrome (LQTS) have a predominant site of origin...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prediction versus prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Lancet 367:1639-41. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Intravenous chlorpromazine for the emergency treatment of uncontrolled symptomatic hypertension in the pre-hospital setting: data from 500 consecutive cases
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:812-5. 2005
    ..Because of its strong alpha-blocking and sedative actions, it has also been used as emergency therapy for extreme arterial hypertension. Published reports to date have included very small numbers of patients (i.e., 5-30)...
  31. doi request reprint What Do We Know About the "Malignant Form" of Early Repolarization?
    Arnon Adler
    Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:863-8. 2013
    ....
  32. 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
  33. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic Brugada syndrome: a cardiac ticking time-bomb?
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Weizman 6, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Europace 9:707-10. 2007
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Long QT syndrome caused by noncardiac drugs
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 45:415-27. 2003
    ..In addition, we reviewed the published reviews and the Internet sites dealing with drug-induced arrhythmias. All the original articles quoted in these reviews and Web sites were examined critically...
  36. 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
  37. ncbi request reprint Inaccurate electrocardiographic interpretation of long QT: the majority of physicians cannot recognize a long QT when they see one
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 2:569-74. 2005
    ..It is important to define the percentage of physicians capable of distinguishing QT intervals that are long from those that are normal because LQTS can be lethal when left untreated...
  38. ncbi request reprint Antagonist: routine screening of all athletes prior to participation in competitive sports should be mandatory to prevent sudden cardiac death
    Sami Viskin
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 4:525-8. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cardiac arrest: risk assessment after myocardial infarction
    Amir Halkin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 6:9-14. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of induced sputum in amiodarone-associated interstitial lung diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    The Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cardiology 108:223-7. 2007
    ..IS showed lymphocytosis, a high CD4 or CD8 count, eosinophilia and amiodarone in 3 of 4 patients. IS may be a useful tool for assessing amiodarone toxicity in patients with ischemic heart diseases and concomitant pulmonary side effects...