Prof. Gideon Sahar

Prof. Gideon Sahar Profile

M.D. 1976, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Department : Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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  • M.D. 1976, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Research Topics

  • Traumatic damage to the internal thoracic artery caused by external closure instrument
  • Paradoxical movement of the septum after open heart surgery
  • Cognitive disturbance after cardiac surgery with regard to the site of aortic cannulation

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
  • Heart valves surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • CHF
  • Tranplantation

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Sahar G, Shavit R, Yosibash Zv, Novack L, Matsa M, Medalion B, Hochhauser E, Aravot D. The physiologic and histologic properties of the distal internal thoracic artery and its subdivisions.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1042-50.
  • Shapira OM, Sahar G, Raanani E. Cardiothoracic surgery training in Israel- A critical look at the past, aiming for a better future. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;6:1508-1515
  • Abrahamov D, Levran O, Naparstek S, Refaeli Y, Kaptson S, Abu Salah M, Ishai Y, Sahar G. Blood-Brain-Barrier Disruption after Cardiopulmonary Bypass: diagnosis and correlation to cognition. Ann Thorac Surg. In press 2016.
  • GIF, Vasoreactive response of the skeletonized distal internal thoracic artery and bifurcation branches: Application for CABG, 3 years, 204,000$.

Existing collaborations

  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Biotechnology Department

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Involvement of PICOT in prevention of atrial fibrillation/cardiovascular system

Looking for expertise / project

  • Research about mathematical models of complex coronary artery bypass surgery.