They say that it’s a harmless hobby – less harmful than cigarettes; that it is non-addictive and safe even for pregnant women.  All of these myths are false.  The nargila is no less of a health danger than cigarettes – sometimes even more so. The Nargila is now considered a normative social activity, in particular

For years we have complained that there aren’t enough women in medical research, in medical academia. Does it really matter? Does this make a difference in what happens to patients? Is there still gender bias in medical research? In 2017, don’t men and women get the optimal treatments based on evidence-based practice? Unfortunately, even in

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is one of the most common genetic disorders.  It is estimated that one in 300 individuals has FH and that of patients with premature coronary disease,  one in 20 is affected by the disease. This disorder is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which means that one defective gene, inherited from either

Professor Chaim Lotan Professor Lotan, Director of The Hadassah Heart Institute, was elected “International Friend” of the Chinese Society of Cardiology. Professor Lotan is the first Israeli ever awarded this honor. The Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC,) an affiliate of the European Society of Cardiology, was founded in Taiyuan 40 years ago. The CSC has

The Seller Fund


We gratefully acknowledge the generous gift of Mrs. Maxine Seller.  Mrs. Seller established a fund to support training of young cardiologists in memory of her late husband, Dr. Robert H. Seller, an internal medicine specialist with particular interest in cardiology. This educational fund enabled us to send several young cardiologists to Barcelona to participate in

Rina Guy contacted the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center Clinic for Women due to a family history of cardiovascular disease. She received comprehensive instructions regarding measures to take to ensure her cardiovascular health and an overview of gender specific symptoms of a heart attack.   Rina did not know that the magnet she received from

Innovation is the lifeblood of medical technology.  The Hadassah Heart Institute dedicates significant energy to the development of  innovative techniques to provide our patients with cutting-edge treatment. Our Director, Professor Chaim Lotan, has made the study of cardiovascular device innovation a personal objective , and the Heart Institute has several devices under development.   These devices

Well, okay, maybe not everything. But we will share at least ten facts and recommendations to help you fast on Yom Kippur without harming your health. We will also refute some myths, or perhaps corroborate some of them. May you have an easy, meaningful and healthy fast! Does fasting help you diet? This may be

In this day and age, distance is not impediment to cardiovascular research and collaboration.  The Baker Heart & Diabetes Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia is an independent research institute that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  On Wednesday, August 31st, the Baker Institute and the Hadassah Research & Development