Cardiologist, specialist in internal medicine


1981 – Medical doctor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Thesis title: Long-term follow-up of prosthetic heart valves.

Place of work: Barzilai Cardiology Hospital in Israel


  • Electrophysiology Pacing Defibrillation Atrial fibrillation Heart rate variability
  • Basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • Prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD).


Publications and grants

  • Laish-Farkash A, Khalameizer V, Fishman E, Cohen O, Yosefy C, Cohen I. Katz A. Safety, efficacy, and clinical utility of pulmonary vein isolation using circular multi-electrode ablation systems: PVAC® vs. nMARQTM in atrial fibrillation ablation. Europace. November 20, 2015. pii: euv258. [Electronic edition before paper].
  • Laish-Farkash A, Katz A, Cohen O, Osherov A, Bruocha S, Khalameizer V. Localization of painful lesions during radiofrequency pulmonary vein ablation with circular multi-electrode catheters. Card J Interv Electrophysiol. November 9, 2015. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Perlman O, Katz A, Amit G, Zigel Y. Classification of supraventricular tachycardia on 12-lead ECG using atrial wave detection and a clinician-based tree diagram. 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 atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter of recent onset 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. July 2013;24(7):739-41. epub 2013 Apr 30.
  • Shiyovich A, Katz A. “Shock factor”: ICD configuration and programming to optimize shock treatment. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Sep;22(9):1030-3. epub 2011 Jun 21


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