Barak Zafrir

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of severe familial hypercholesterolemia in patients presenting for cardiac catheterization
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel Electronic address
    J Clin Lipidol 10:1338-1343. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Resting heart rate and measures of effort-related cardiac autonomic dysfunction predict cardiovascular events in asymptomatic type 2 diabetes
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, New York, USA
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 23:1298-306. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Contemporary evaluation of the causes of cardiac tamponade: Acute and long-term outcomes
    Ady Orbach
    Carmel Medical Center, Hiafa, Israel
    Cardiol J 23:57-63. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Low cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary artery calcification: Complementary cardiovascular risk predictors in asymptomatic type 2 diabetics
    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 Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 241:634-40. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of body mass index and body surface area as outcome predictors in patients with systolic heart failure
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and Heart Failure Clinic, Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiol J 22:375-81. 2015
  6. doi request reprint Prognostic impact of abdominal fat distribution and cardiorespiratory fitness in asymptomatic type 2 diabetics
    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 Prev Cardiol 22:1146-53. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Lipid-lowering therapies, glucose control and incident diabetes: evidence, mechanisms and clinical implications
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, 7 Michal St, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 28:361-77. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Exercise training and rehabilitation in pulmonary arterial hypertension: rationale and current data evaluation
    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
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 33:263-73. 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of severe familial hypercholesterolemia in patients presenting for cardiac catheterization
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel Electronic address
    J Clin Lipidol 10:1338-1343. 2016
    ..The introduction of PCSK9 inhibitors opens new therapeutic options and emphasizes the need for identification of severe FH patients...
  2. doi request reprint Resting heart rate and measures of effort-related cardiac autonomic dysfunction predict cardiovascular events in asymptomatic type 2 diabetes
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, New York, USA
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 23:1298-306. 2016
    ..Parameters obtained during stress testing may reflect early stages of cardiac autonomic dysfunction and provide prognostic information in asymptomatic type 2 diabetes...
  3. doi request reprint Contemporary evaluation of the causes of cardiac tamponade: Acute and long-term outcomes
    Ady Orbach
    Carmel Medical Center, Hiafa, Israel
    Cardiol J 23:57-63. 2016
    ..Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening state that complicates various medical conditions. The contemporary interventional era may have led to changes in clinical characteristics, causes and outcomes of cardiac tamponade...
  4. doi request reprint Low cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary artery calcification: Complementary cardiovascular risk predictors in asymptomatic type 2 diabetics
    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 Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 241:634-40. 2015
    ..Whether low CRF provides additional predictive information in asymptomatic type 2 diabetics beyond conventional risk scores and coronary artery calcification (CAC) is unclear...
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of body mass index and body surface area as outcome predictors in patients with systolic heart failure
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center and Heart Failure Clinic, Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiol J 22:375-81. 2015
    ..We investigated whether the 'obesity paradox' in heart failure (HF) is influenced by common confounders, and assessed if body surface area (BSA) may correlate more closely than body mass index (BMI) with prognosis...
  6. doi request reprint Prognostic impact of abdominal fat distribution and cardiorespiratory fitness in asymptomatic type 2 diabetics
    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 Prev Cardiol 22:1146-53. 2015
    ..We evaluated the interaction between CRF and abdominal adiposity distribution with all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction or stroke in patients with diabetes...
  7. doi request reprint Lipid-lowering therapies, glucose control and incident diabetes: evidence, mechanisms and clinical implications
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, 7 Michal St, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 28:361-77. 2014
    ..Suggested mechanisms of how lipid-modifying agents affect glucose control and their clinical implications in this context, are summarized. ..
  8. doi request reprint Exercise training and rehabilitation in pulmonary arterial hypertension: rationale and current data evaluation
    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
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 33:263-73. 2013
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  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi 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...
  12. pmc Coronary Computed Tomography (CT) Angiography as a Predictor of Cardiac and Noncardiac Vascular Events in Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetics: A 7-Year Population-Based Cohort Study
    David A Halon
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..We examined the added value of coronary computed tomography angiography over clinical risk scores (United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study), and coronary artery calcium in a population-based cohort of asymptomatic type 2 diabetics...
  13. doi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase polymorphism and prognosis in systolic heart failure patients
    Naiel Azzam
    Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel Department of Molecular Genetics, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Nitric Oxide 47:91-6. 2015
    ..However, its functional significance is controversial and data are scarce concerning its influence in heart failure (HF)...
  14. doi 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...
  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 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...
  17. doi request reprint Body surface area as a prognostic marker in chronic heart failure patients: results from the Heart Failure Registry of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
    Barak Zafrir
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Heart Fail 18:859-68. 2016
    ..The 'obesity paradox' is consistently observed in patients with heart failure (HF). We investigated the relationship of body surface area (BSA) to mortality and hospitalizations in patients with chronic HF...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...