Biography

Avraham Shotan published latest article in The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ entitled The Management and Outcome of Hospitalized and Ambulatory Israeli Heart Failure Patients Compared to European Heart Failure Patients: Results from the ESC Heart Failure Long-Term Registry. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 28480675 and it is published in 2017. The coauthors of this article are Shotan A, Zafrir B, Ben Gal T, Vazan A, Gotsman I, Amir O.


Research Interest

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine.


Latest Publication Details

Article Title: The Management and Outcome of Hospitalized and Ambulatory Israeli Heart Failure Patients Compared to European Heart Failure Patients: Results from the ESC Heart Failure Long-Term Registry.

Co-Author(s): Shotan A, Zafrir B, Ben Gal T, Vazan A, Gotsman I, Amir O

Affiliation(s): Heart Institute, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

PMID 28480675, Year 2017

Abstract: The treatment of patients hospitalized with heart failure (HHF) and ambulatory chronic heart failure (CHF) differs in various countries.To evaluate the management and outcomes of patients with HFF and CHF in Israel compared to those in other European countries who were included in the ESC-HF Long-Term Registry.From May 2011 to April 2013, heart failure patients - 467 Israelis and 11,973 from other countries - were evaluated. The Israeli patients included 178 with HHF and 289 with CHF. One year outcomes, including all-cause and cardiovascular mortality as well as HHF, were evaluated.The HHF Israeli patients were older than their CHF Israeli counterparts, had more co-morbidities, included more women, and were treated less frequently with medications suggested by European guidelines. The Israeli HHF patients had similar all-cause 1 year mortality rates compared to HHF patients from other participating countries, but their cardiovascular (CV) mortality was lower, while a significantly higher rate of all-cause and HHF was noted. The Israeli CHF patients were older, suffered from more co-morbidities and had prior cardio-electronic implantable devices. In addition, they had higher mortality rates, especially non-CV, and were more frequently hospitalized, compared to CHF patients from other countries.The Israeli patients with heart failure differed in their baseline characteristics and the therapeutic approach. Despite high usage of treatments recommended by official guidelines, especially among CHF patients, mortality, particularly in HHF patients, remained high.

Journal: The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ

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