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Leading Israeli cardiologist, Head of Cardiology Department at the Ichilov Medical Center. Author of multiple patents for developments in cardiology.
- Offers detection of all cardiovascular diseases with medical imaging methods.
- Has extensive experience in echocardiography and interpretation of its results.
- Specializes in heart failure treatment; developed the V-Wave shunt for heart failure patients.
- Is the author of advanced protocols for cardiovascular disease therapy.
Diseases Treated by the Physician:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart block
- Heart defects
- Heart failure
- Myocardial infarction
Tel Aviv State University, Deputy Dean of Education
Head of Cardiology Department, Ichilov Medical Center
Private practice at the Top Ichilov Clinic
Head of Hospitalization Subdivision of Cardiology Department, Ichilov Medical Center
Tel Aviv State University, Head of Cardiology Department
Head of Echocardiography Laboratory, Ichilov Medical Center
Tel Aviv State University, Professor of Cardiology Department
Washington Hospital Center (USA), specialization in non-invasive cardiovascular intrascopy
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA), specializations in echocardiography, heart failure, and hemodynamics
Ichilov Medical Center, specialization in cardiology
Tel Aviv State University, Faculty of Medicine
President of the Israel Heart Society
European Society of Cardiology
American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
Professor Keren is a global-scale expert with extensive experience in detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. He is the President of the Israel Heart Society.
“Our Cardiology Department offers new diagnostic methods and technologies. I recommend them to those patients whose parents suffered from cardiovascular diseases. This is an important risk factor. Even if the patient is young, we need to know if his father, brother, or uncle has been diagnosed with a heart attack. Risk factors are an indication for screening.
So, what can we do? A C-reactive protein blood test helps determine if the patient is prone to cardiovascular diseases. If blood levels of another protein, homocysteine, are also increased, the patient may have a stroke or a heart attack in the future. Additionally, we calculate the so-called ankle-brachial index, or the proportion of blood pressure readings in arms and legs. This parameter helps detect peripheral vascular abnormalities. Peripheral vascular diseases increase the risk of cardiovascular conditions including strokes.
Other diagnostic methods available at our department include computerized tomography. CT helps evaluate calcium levels inside the arteries. Besides, an intravenous injection of a special material is enough to receive the images of the arteries. Images show if the vessels are narrowed. The calcium score, however, is of utmost importance. A high calcium score in a relatively young age indicates susceptibility to early heart abnormalities.
We also offer a CIMT test, or a carotid intima-media thickness test. This is a way to evaluate the arteries. It helps predict undesirable cardiovascular events. Let’s say you are only 45 now. But if your arteries are 65, the things are not so good. A person should strive to have the arteries of a 45-year-old man when aged 65. This is why the newest diagnostic methods play a special role in the assessment of risk factors and prevention of heart attacks.”
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Author’s Name: Dmitry Finkelstein