Prof. Amos Katz

Prof. Amos Katz Profile

M.D. 1981
Residency: Cardiology, Internal Medicine


Department : Cardiology-Barzilai Hospital
Room : 207
בנין משרדי רפואה ע"ש אליה - M7
Phone : 972-8-6477409
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine


  • 1981 M.D. Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • Title of thesis: Long term follow-up of prosthetic heart valves.

Research Interests

  • Electrophysiology Pacing Defibrillation Atrial Fibrillation Heart Rate Variability
  • Basic & Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) Prevention

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Laish-Farkash A, Khalameizer V, Fishman E, Cohen O,  Yosefy C, Cohen I. Katz A. Safety, efficacy, and clinical applicability of pulmonary vein isolation with circular multi-electrode ablation systems: PVAC® vs.nMARQTM for atrial fibrillation ablation. Europace.  2015 Nov 20. pii: euv258. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Laish-Farkash A, Katz A, Cohen O, Osherov A, Bruocha S, Khalameizer V. Site localization of painful lesions during radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary veins using circular multi-electrode catheters. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Perlman O, Katz A, Amit G, Zigel Y. Supraventricular Tachycardia Classification in the 12-Lead ECG using Atrial Waves Detection and a Clinically Based Tree Scheme. Accepted for publication IEEE J-BHI 2015
  • Dittrich HC, Feld GK, Bahnson TD, Camm AJ, Golitsyn S, Katz A, Koontz JI, Kowey PR, Waldo AL, Brown AM. COR-ART: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-ranging study to evaluate single oral doses of vanoxerine for conversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation or flutter to normal sinus rhythm. Heart Rhythm. 2015;12:1105-12.
  • Laish-Farkash A, Khalameizer V, Katz A. Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: to ablate or not to ablate. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jul;24(7):739-41. Epub 2013 Apr 30
  • Shiyovich A, Katz A. The "shock factor": ICD configuration and programming to optimize shock treatment. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Sep;22(9):1030-3. Epub 2011 Jun 21