Department : Internal Ward A

Dept. Head

Dr.William Nasser

Head Nurse

Mr. Rizak Sirchan

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Internal Ward A provides services to all patients hospitalized via the ER and defined by it as urgent patients needing treatment and observation in the fields of cardiology, hypertension, infectious diseases, heart failure, kidney failure (including hemodialysis), rapid diagnosis of cancerous diseases, continuous temperature observation, and immunological disease inspection. 

The Ward sets out to serve as a model of clinical and academic medicine, with an emphasis on individual care of each patient, sympathy and sensitivity, while assimilating medical innovations within standard treatment procedure. The Ward undertakes to provide the most responsible, safe, and advanced treatment available in the world of modern western medicine. The Ward excels in a number of fields, as specified below: 

Cardiovascular Diseases 

The Ward treats difficult-to-treat heart failure problems - the service is divided as follows: urgent hospitalization treatment, supplementary treatment once every several weeks, and accessory treatment at a designated clinic. In addition, the Ward specializes in treating cardiovascular diseases - and provides unique treatments for the stenoses of small and distal blood vessels that that cannot be resolved by invasive means. This treatment is characterized by hospitalization care, followed by monitoring and support at the clinic. Hypertension treatment - the Ward provides services to doctors practicing in the region, as a reference center for treating persistent hypertension. This service is provided for both hospitalized patients and via the clinic. 

Respiratory Disease 

The Ward operates a respiratory diseases clinic headed by Dr. Claudia Simsolo, both in an outpatient and in a hospitalization setting. The service includes the treatment of severe respiratory diseases, such as: asthma, smoke-related respiratory diseases, respiratory diseases leading to pulmonary hypertension and severe secondary heart failure. The diagnosis of diseases related to asthma includes lung diagnoses. 

Academia and Clinical Research 

This Ward serves as an Academic Department affiliated with the Technion's Faculty of Medicine, and the Ward's doctors possess senior clinical positions within the Technion. The Ward teaches fourth to sixth year students, and provides thesis guidance for students. The Ward is a center for excellence in hospital research, and many of the interns working in the Center's various departments carry out their six months of basic science work in our research lab. In addition, Ward doctors also teach master's degree students at the Technion, and collaborate with various research institutions in Northern Israel (Ort Brauda and Tel Hai College), and assist in training professional manpower in the biomedical field. The Ward excels in clinical and basic research fields pertaining to cardiovascular diseases and endothelial research. Research types include: clinical research, which makes use of unique technologies involving advanced ultrasonic imaging; biochemical research and cellular research - via a designated laboratory used for studying endothelial stem cells, which includes special equipment suitable for this field of research. The research carried out focuses on preventing cardiovascular diseases and multiple sclerosis, on understanding the mechanisms of multiple sclerosis and coronary diseases, and on epidemiological research related to cardiovascular diseases. Ward doctors maintain a respectable list of publication.

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שם המאמר 


Am J Med. 2011 Dec;124(12):1171-4

Endothelial dysfunction is reversible in Helicobacter pylori-positive subjects


Isr Med Assoc J. 2011 Nov;13(11):672-5

"Obesity paradox" in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 



N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 27;365(17):1647; author reply 1648-9

Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease 



Isr Med Assoc J. 2011 Jul;13(7):444-5

Metformin-induced hemolytic anemia 



J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04188.x

Dermoscopy of scalp tumours: a multi-centre study conducted by the international dermoscopy society. 


Exp Clin Cardiol. 2011 Summer;16(2):40-2

Abdominal circumference and recurrent hospitalizations may affect the clinical outcome of patients with acute heart failure 


Eur J Intern Med. 2011 Jun;22(3):e15; author reply e17. Epub 2011 Mar 15

Dentistry and internal medicine: from the focal infection theory to the periodontal medicine concept-there could be light in the end of the tunnel….


oncologic risk of stem cell treatment for heart disease? 


Cytotherapy. 2011 Feb;13(2):227-36

Transcriptional profiling of CD133(+) cells in coronary artery disease and effects of exercise on gene expression. 


Isr Med Assoc J . 2010 Oct;12(10):640-1. No abstract available 

Acute pancreatitis may be caused by H1N1 influenza A virus infection 


Isr Med Assoc J . 2010 Jul;12(7):450. No abstract available 

Acute unilateral sensorineural hearing loss due to H1N1 infection. 


Isr Med Assoc J . 2009 Dec;11(12):764-5. No abstract available 

Cardiac manifestations of ulcerative colitis


Isr Med Assoc J . 2009 Nov;11(11):699-700. No abstract available 

Hyponatremia and confusion caused by pregabalin 


Eur J Intern Med. 2009 Mar;20(2):101-5. Epub 2008 Jul 24. Review 

The possible role of red blood cell microvesicles in atherosclerosis. 


Arch Intern Med . 2009 Nov 9;169(20):1925-6. 

Reversal of first-degree atrioventricular block in Fabry disease 


Clin Med Cardiol . 2009 Nov 25;3:121-3 

Osler-Weber-Rendu (OWR) Disease and Heart Failure


Cytotherapy. 2009;11(8):1016-9 

Targeted antagonism of CXCR4 mobilizes progenitor cells under investigation for cardiovascular disease. 


Isr Med Assoc J. 2009 Oct;11(10):602-5. 

Variability of C-reactive protein levels among patients with stable coronary artery disease and on statin therapy 


Gender Medicine, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2009, Pages 410-418 

Coronary artery disease: Are men and women created equal? 


Congest Heart Fail . 2009 Jul-Aug;15(4):181-5. Review. 

Treating heart failure with sildenafil


Isr Med Assoc J . 2009 May;11(5):301-5. Review. 

Immunological mediated therapies for heart failure


2009 Apr;203(2):325-30. Epub 2008 Sep 2 



Atherosclerosis . 2009 Apr;203(2):325-30. Epub 2008 Sep 2. Review. 

The pleiotropic effects of statins on endothelial function, vascular inflammation, immunomodulation and thrombogenesis. 


Isr Med Assoc J . 2009 Feb;11(2):105-11. Review. 

Heart failure--new insights 


Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Jan;29(1):121-7 

Microarray-based characterization of a colony assay used to investigate endothelial progenitor cells and relevance to endothelial function in humans. 


Isr Med Assoc J. 2009 Jan;11(1):65; author reply 65 

Cytokines and coronary artery disease. 



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