Cardiology

The Cardiology research laboratory

A basic research driven by clinical challenges

We research the function and structure of the cardiovascular system in sickness and health. We are executing a translational research, i.e. modeling a clinical scenario in the laboratory, studying it and aiming at retrieving a possible explanation and/or an effective treatment (Bedside to Bench and Back). The studies in our facility extend from the animal’s physiology to the molecular level. Currently we are focusing on three main topics: A. Treatments of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), B. The efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound (TUS), C. Assessing in vivo new anti-hypertensive drug in a rat model.

Dr. Offir Ertracht, PhD

Lab manager


Prof. Shaul Atar, MD

Director of the Cardiology Institute at the Galilee Medical Center. Head of the research laboratory


Research interests

Anti-fibrotic treatments post acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

Assessing in vivo new anti-hypertensive drug in a rat model

The efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound (TUS)

Publications

The impact of empagliflozin on cardiac physiology and fibrosis early after myocardial infarction in non-diabetic rats

Elias Daud, Offir Ertracht, Nadav Bandel, Gassan Moady, Monah Shehadeh, Tali Reuveni, Shaul Atar

Journal, 2021

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In-vitro assessment of the thrombolytic efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound

Salman-Kesner N, Zaltsman MM, Ertracht O, Atar S.

Thromb Res, 2019

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High-Intensity Training Improves Global and Segmental Strains in Severe Congestive Heart Failure

Blumberg Y, Ertracht O, Gershon I, Bachner-Hinenzon N, Reuveni T, Atar S.

J Card Fail, 2017

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Detection of small subendocardial infarction using speckle tracking echocardiography in a rat model

Bachner-Hinenzon N, Shlomo L, Khamis H, Ertracht O, Vered Z, Malka A, Binah O, Adam D.

Echocardiography, 2016

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Strain Analysis in the Detection of Myocardial Infarction at the Acute and Chronic Stages

Bachner-Hinenzon N, Malka A, Barac Y, Meerkin D, Ertracht O, Carasso S, Shofti R, Leitman M, Vered Z, Adam D, Binah O.

Echocardiography, 2016

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The mitochondria as a target for cardioprotection in acute myocardial ischemia

Ertracht O, Malka A, Atar S, Binah O.

Pharmacol Ther, 2014

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