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Solomon M. Behar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Emergency Medicine
GNH 1011 1200 N. State Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 6667

Overview

Dr. Solomon Behar is co-leader of the Education and Training Core. Dr. Behar is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and also the Medical Director of Disaster Planning for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Behar’s interest in pediatric disaster medicine has led to research that has been published in the American Journal of Disaster Medicine.

Publications

Rose E, Claudius I, Tabatabai R, Kearl L, Behar S, Jhun P. The Flipped Classroom in Emergency Medicine Using Online Videos with Interpolated Questions. J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul 2. View in: PubMed

Kearl YL, Claudius I, Behar S, Cooper J, Dollbaum R, Hardasmalani M, Hardiman K, Rose E, Santillanes G, Berdahl C. Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound for Appendicitis in Diagnostic and Nondiagnostic Studies. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 23(2):179-85. View in: PubMed

Tseng P, Berdahl C, Kearl YL, Behar S, Cooper J, Dollbaum R, Hardasmalani M, Hardiman K, Rose E, Santillanes G, Lam C, Claudius I. Does Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Ultrasound Accurately Identify Perforation in Pediatric Acute Appendicitis? J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan 22. View in: PubMed

Behar S, Cooper J. Best Practices In The Emergency Department Management Of Children With Special Needs. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2015 Jun; 12(6):1-25; quiz 26. View in: PubMed

Eisen A, Benderly M, Behar S, Goldbourt U, Haim M. Inflammation and future risk of symptomatic heart failure in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Am Heart J. 2014 May; 167(5):707-14. View in: PubMed

Behar S, Burke R, Upperman J, Nager AL. Competency-based pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(1):5-16. View in: PubMed

Behar S, Benson Ii R, Kurzweil A, Azen C, Nager AL. Use of an emergency medical pictorial communication book during simulated disaster conditions. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Oct; 7(5):475-80. View in: PubMed

Neuman Y, Pereg D, Boyko V, Behar S, Mosseri M. Primary angioplasty in patients following coronary artery bypass surgery: trends in application and outcome. results from the acute coronary syndrome Israeli Survey (ACSIS) 2000-2008. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Oct 1; 78(4):532-6. View in: PubMed

Shotan A, Blondheim DS, Gottlieb S, Kazatsker M, Frimerman A, Shochat M, Garty M, Boyko V, Behar S, Meisel SR. Comparison of outcome of recurrent versus first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (from national Israel surveys 1998 to 2006). Am J Cardiol. 2011 Jun 15; 107(12):1730-7. View in: PubMed

Greenberg G, Cohen E, Garty M, Iakobishvili Z, Sandach A, Behar S, Shotan A, Gottlieb S, Mager A, Battler A, Hasdai D. Outcomes of acute heart failure associated with acute coronary syndrome versus other causes. Acute Card Care. 2011 Jun; 13(2):87-92. View in: PubMed

Iakobishvili Z, Cohen E, Garty M, Behar S, Shotan A, Sandach A, Gottlieb S, Mager A, Battler A, Hasdai D. Use of intravenous morphine for acute decompensated heart failure in patients with and without acute coronary syndromes. Acute Card Care. 2011 Jun; 13(2):76-80. View in: PubMed

Lubovich A, Hamood H, Behar S, Rosenschein U. Bypassing the emergency room to reduce door-to-balloon time and improve outcomes of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: the Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey experience. Isr Med Assoc J. 2011 Apr; 13(4):216-9. View in: PubMed

Gottlieb S, Behar S, Schwartz R, Harpaz D, Shotan A, Zahger D, Hod H, Tzivoni D, Moriel M. Age differences in the adherence to treatment guidelines and outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2011 Jan-Feb; 52(1):118-24. View in: PubMed

Barsheshet A, Shotan A, Cohen E, Garty M, Goldenberg I, Sandach A, Behar S, Zimlichman E, Lewis BS, Gottlieb S. Predictors of long-term (4-year) mortality in elderly and young patients with acute heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Aug; 12(8):833-40. View in: PubMed

Minha S, Behar S, Krakover R, Boyko V, Vered Z, Blatt A. Characteristics and outcome of patients with acute coronary syndrome and normal or near-normal coronary angiography. Coron Artery Dis. 2010 Jun; 21(4):212-6. View in: PubMed

Iakobishvili Z, Porter A, Battler A, Behar S, Roth A, Atar S, Boyko V, Mager A, Hasdai D. Effect of narcotic treatment on outcomes of acute coronary syndromes. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Apr 1; 105(7):912-6. View in: PubMed

Rott D, Leibowitz D, Schwartz R, Weiss AT, Behar S, Hod H. Combination of the Killip and TIMI classifications for early risk stratification of patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiology. 2010; 117(4):291-5. View in: PubMed

Garty M, Cohen E, Zuchenko A, Behar S, Boyko V, Iakobishvili Z, Mittelman M, Battler A, Shotan A, Gottlieb S, Caspi A, Hasdai D. Blood transfusion for acute decompensated heart failure--friend or foe? Am Heart J. 2009 Oct; 158(4):653-8. View in: PubMed

Goldenberg I, Boyko V, Tennenbaum A, Tanne D, Behar S, Guetta V. Long-term benefit of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol-raising therapy with bezafibrate: 16-year mortality follow-up of the bezafibrate infarction prevention trial. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 9; 169(5):508-14. View in: PubMed

Node K, Inoue T, Boyko V, Goldberg I, Fisman EZ, Adler Y, Schwammenthal E, Matas Z, Behar S, Tenenbaum A. Long-term effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ligand bezafibrate on N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide in patients with advanced functional capacity impairment. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2009; 8:5. View in: PubMed

Moriel M, Tzivoni D, Behar S, Zahger D, Hod H, Hasdai D, Sandach A, Gottlieb S. Contemporary treatment and adherence to guidelines in women and men with acute coronary syndromes. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 17; 131(1):97-104. View in: PubMed

Claudius I, Behar S, Ballow S, Wood R, Stevenson K, Blake N, Upperman JS. Disaster drill exercise documentation and management: are we drilling to standard? J Emerg Nurs. 2008 Dec; 34(6):504-8. View in: PubMed

Brodov Y, Sandach A, Boyko V, Matetzky S, Guetta V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Acute myocardial infarction preceded by potential triggering activities: angiographic and clinical characteristics. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Nov 12; 130(2):180-4. View in: PubMed

Behar S, Upperman JS, Ramirez M, Dorey F, Nager A. Training medical staff for pediatric disaster victims: a comparison of different teaching methods. Am J Disaster Med. 2008 Jul-Aug; 3(4):189-99. View in: PubMed

Barsheshet A, Leor J, Goldbourt U, Garty M, Schwartz R, Behar S, Luria D, Eldar M, Glikson M. Effect of bundle branch block patterns on mortality in hospitalized patients with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2008 May 1; 101(9):1303-8. View in: PubMed

Ballow S, Behar S, Claudius I, Stevenson K, Neches R, Upperman JS. Hospital-based disaster preparedness for pediatric patients: how to design a realistic set of drill victims. Am J Disaster Med. 2008 May-Jun; 3(3):171-80. View in: PubMed

Amsalem Y, Garty M, Schwartz R, Sandach A, Behar S, Caspi A, Gottlieb S, Ezra D, Lewis BS, Leor J. Prevalence and significance of unrecognized renal insufficiency in patients with heart failure. Eur Heart J. 2008 Apr; 29(8):1029-36. View in: PubMed

Feinberg MS, Schwartz R, Behar S. Impact of metabolic syndrome in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Adv Cardiol. 2008; 45:114-26. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Boyko V, Fisman EZ, Goldenberg I, Adler Y, Feinberg MS, Motro M, Tanne D, Shemesh J, Schwammenthal E, Behar S. Does the lipid-lowering peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors ligand bezafibrate prevent colon cancer in patients with coronary artery disease? Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2008; 7:18. View in: PubMed

Chokshi NK, Behar S, Nager AL, Dorey F, Upperman JS. Disaster management among pediatric surgeons: preparedness, training and involvement. Am J Disaster Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 3(1):5-14. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Benderly M, Tanne D, Matas Z, Boyko V, Fisman EZ, Tenenbaum A, Zimmlichman R, Battler A, Goldbourt U, Behar S. C-reactive protein, bezafibrate, and recurrent coronary events in patients with chronic coronary heart disease. Am Heart J. 2007 Dec; 154(6):1095-101. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum H, Behar S, Boyko V, Adler Y, Fisman EZ, Tanne D, Lapidot M, Schwammenthal E, Feinberg M, Matas Z, Motro M, Tenenbaum A. Long-term effect of bezafibrate on pancreatic beta-cell function and insulin resistance in patients with diabetes. Atherosclerosis. 2007 Sep; 194(1):265-71. View in: PubMed

Garty M, Shotan A, Gottlieb S, Mittelman M, Porath A, Lewis BS, Grossman E, Behar S, Leor J, Green MS, Zimlichman R, Caspi A. The management, early and one year outcome in hospitalized patients with heart failure: a national Heart Failure Survey in Israel--HFSIS 2003. Isr Med Assoc J. 2007 Apr; 9(4):227-33. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Adler Y, Boyko V, Tenenbaum H, Fisman EZ, Tanne D, Lapidot M, Schwammenthal E, Feinberg MS, Matas Z, Motro M, Behar S. Insulin resistance is associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with preexisting coronary artery disease. Am Heart J. 2007 Apr; 153(4):559-65. View in: PubMed

Harpaz D, Rozenman Y, Behar S, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Gottlieb S. Coronary angiography in the elderly with acute myocardial infarction. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 20; 116(2):249-56. View in: PubMed

Hiuge A, Tenenbaum A, Maeda N, Benderly M, Kumada M, Fisman EZ, Tanne D, Matas Z, Hibuse T, Fujita K, Nishizawa H, Adler Y, Motro M, Kihara S, Shimomura I, Behar S, Funahashi T. Effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ligands, bezafibrate and fenofibrate, on adiponectin level. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Mar; 27(3):635-41. View in: PubMed

Feinberg MS, Schwartz R, Tanne D, Fisman EZ, Hod H, Zahger D, Schwammethal E, Eldar M, Behar S, Tenenbaum A. Impact of the metabolic syndrome on the clinical outcomes of non-clinically diagnosed diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 1; 99(5):667-72. View in: PubMed

Gottlieb S, Behar S, Hod H, Zahger D, Leor J, Hasdai D, Hammerman H, Wagner S, Sandach A, Schwartz R, Green MS, Adunsky A. Trends in management, hospital and long-term outcomes of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 2007 Jan; 120(1):90-7. View in: PubMed

Porter A, Iakobishvili Z, Dictiar R, Behar S, Hod H, Gottlieb S, Hammerman H, Zahger D, Hasdai D. The implementation of guidelines and prognosis among patients with acute coronary syndromes is influenced by physicians' perception of antecedent physical and cognitive status. Cardiology. 2007; 107(4):422-8. View in: PubMed

Konstantino Y, Chen E, Hasdai D, Boyko V, Battler A, Behar S, Haim M. Gender differences in mortality after acute myocardial infarction with mild to moderate heart failure. Acute Card Care. 2007; 9(1):43-7. View in: PubMed

Tessone A, Gottlieb S, Barbash IM, Garty M, Porath A, Tenenbaum A, Hod H, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S, Leor J. Underuse of standard care and outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction and chronic renal insufficiency. Cardiology. 2007; 108(3):193-9. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Tanne D, Goldbourt U, Doolman R, Boyko V, Brunner D, Sela BA, Behar S. Serum homocysteine and long-term risk of myocardial infarction and sudden death in patients with coronary heart disease. Cardiology. 2007; 107(1):52-6. View in: PubMed

Barsheshet A, Garty M, Grossman E, Sandach A, Lewis BS, Gottlieb S, Shotan A, Behar S, Caspi A, Schwartz R, Tenenbaum A, Leor J. Admission blood glucose level and mortality among hospitalized nondiabetic patients with heart failure. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Aug 14-28; 166(15):1613-9. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Benderly M, Boyko V, Goldenberg I, Tanne D, Battler A, Goldbourt U, Behar S. Decrease in triglyceride level by bezafibrate is related to reduction of recurrent coronary events: a Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention substudy. Coron Artery Dis. 2006 Aug; 17(5):455-61. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Benderly M, Goldbourt U, Haim M, Tenenbaum A, Fisman EZ, Matas Z, Adler Y, Zimmlichman R, Behar S. C-reactive protein as a predictor of incident ischemic stroke among patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease. Stroke. 2006 Jul; 37(7):1720-4. View in: PubMed

Fisman EZ, Benderly M, Esper RJ, Behar S, Boyko V, Adler Y, Tanne D, Matas Z, Tenenbaum A. Interleukin-6 and the risk of future cardiovascular events in patients with angina pectoris and/or healed myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Jul 1; 98(1):14-8. View in: PubMed

Hod H, Gotlieb S, Green M, Hammerman H, Zahger D, Hasdai D, Benderly M, Schwartz R, Behar S. [Trends in management, morbidity and mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction hospitalized in the last decade]. Harefuah. 2006 May; 145(5):326-31, 400. View in: PubMed

Dragu R, Behar S, Sandach A, Boyko V, Kapeliovich M, Rispler S, Hammerman H. Should primary percutaneous coronary intervention be the preferred method of reperfusion therapy for patients with renal failure and ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction? Am J Cardiol. 2006 Apr 15; 97(8):1142-5. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Fisman EZ, Boyko V, Benderly M, Tanne D, Haim M, Matas Z, Motro M, Behar S. Attenuation of progression of insulin resistance in patients with coronary artery disease by bezafibrate. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Apr 10; 166(7):737-41. View in: PubMed

Rosengren A, Wallentin L, Simoons M, Gitt AK, Behar S, Battler A, Hasdai D. Age, clinical presentation, and outcome of acute coronary syndromes in the Euroheart acute coronary syndrome survey. Eur Heart J. 2006 Apr; 27(7):789-95. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Haim M, Goldbourt U, Boyko V, Reshef T, Adler Y, Benderly M, Mekori YA, Behar S. CD40 ligand and risk of ischemic stroke or coronary events in patients with chronic coronary heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Mar 8; 107(3):322-6. View in: PubMed

Goldenberg I, Goldbourt U, Boyko V, Behar S, Reicher-Reiss H. Relation between on-treatment increments in serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and cardiac mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (from the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention trial). Am J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 15; 97(4):466-71. View in: PubMed

Zahger D, Hod H, Gottlieb S, Leor J, Hasdai D, Sandach A, Hammerman H, Behar S. Influence of the new definition of acute myocardial infarction on coronary care unit admission, discharge diagnosis, management and outcome in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes: a national survey. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Jan 13; 106(2):164-9. View in: PubMed

Konstantino Y, Iakobishvili Z, Porter A, Sandach A, Zahger D, Hod H, Hammerman H, Gottlieb S, Behar S, Hasdai D. Aspirin, warfarin and a thienopyridine for acute coronary syndromes. Cardiology. 2006; 105(2):80-5. View in: PubMed

Iakobishvili Z, Feinberg MS, Danicek V, Behar S, Zahger D, Hod H, Sandach A, Hammerman H, Sagie A, Mager A, Gottlieb S, Hasdai D. Prior heart failure among patients with acute coronary syndromes is associated with a higher incidence of in-hospital heart failure. Acute Card Care. 2006; 8(3):143-7. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Fisman EZ, Adler Y, Motro M, Boyko V, Behar S. Smoking and development of type 2 diabetes in patients with decreased functional capacity. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Oct 10; 104(3):275-81. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Adler Y, Shemesh J, Tanne D, Leor J, Boyko V, Schwammenthal E, Behar S. Effect of bezafibrate on incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese patients. Eur Heart J. 2005 Oct; 26(19):2032-8. View in: PubMed

Carasso S, Sandach A, Beinart R, Schwammenthal E, Sagie A, Kuperstein R, Behar S, Feinberg MS. Usefulness of four echocardiographic risk assessments in predicting 30-day outcome in acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Jul 1; 96(1):25-30. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Tanne D, Boyko V, Behar S. Bezafibrate for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction in patients with metabolic syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 2005 May 23; 165(10):1154-60. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Tanne D, Boyko V, Reshef T, Goldbourt U, Battler A, Mekori YA, Behar S. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and recurrent cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary heart disease. Clin Cardiol. 2005 Jan; 28(1):31-5. View in: PubMed

Iakobishvili Z, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A, Hasdai D. Does current treatment of cardiogenic shock complicating the acute coronary syndromes comply with guidelines? Am Heart J. 2005 Jan; 149(1):98-103. View in: PubMed

Solodky A, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A, Hasdai D. The outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery among patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome: the Euro Heart Survey of acute coronary syndrome experience. Cardiology. 2005; 103(1):44-7. View in: PubMed

Porter A, Iakobishvili Z, Haim M, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A, Hasdai D. Balloon-floating right heart catheter monitoring for acute coronary syndromes complicated by heart failure--discordance between guidelines and reality. Cardiology. 2005; 104(4):186-90. View in: PubMed

Beinart R, Boyko V, Schwammenthal E, Kuperstein R, Sagie A, Hod H, Matetzky S, Behar S, Eldar M, Feinberg MS. Long-term prognostic significance of left atrial volume in acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Jul 21; 44(2):327-34. View in: PubMed

Stern S, Behar S, Leor J, Harpaz D, Boyko V, Gottlieb S. Presenting symptoms, admission electrocardiogram, management, and prognosis in acute coronary syndromes: differences by age. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2004 Jul-Aug; 13(4):188-96. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Schwammenthal E, Adler Y, Goldenberg I, Leor J, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ligand bezafibrate for prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients with coronary artery disease. Circulation. 2004 May 11; 109(18):2197-202. View in: PubMed

Hasdai D, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A. Treatment modalities of diabetes mellitus and outcomes of acute coronary syndromes. Coron Artery Dis. 2004 May; 15(3):129-35. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Battler A, Behar S, Fioretti PM, Boyko V, Simoons ML, Hasdai D. Acute coronary syndromes complicated by symptomatic and asymptomatic heart failure: does current treatment comply with guidelines? Am Heart J. 2004 May; 147(5):859-64. View in: PubMed

Rosengren A, Wallentin L, K Gitt A, Behar S, Battler A, Hasdai D. Sex, age, and clinical presentation of acute coronary syndromes. Eur Heart J. 2004 Apr; 25(8):663-70. View in: PubMed

Fisman EZ, Motro M, Tenenbaum A, Leor J, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Sherer Y, Adler Y, Behar S. Is hypoglycaemia a marker for increased long-term mortality risk in patients with coronary artery disease? An 8-year follow-up. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2004 Apr; 11(2):135-43. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Boyko V, Goldbourt U, Battler A, Behar S. Predictive value of elevated white blood cell count in patients with preexisting coronary heart disease: the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention Study. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Feb 23; 164(4):433-9. View in: PubMed

Arcavi L, Behar S, Caspi A, Reshef N, Boyko V, Knobler H. High fasting glucose levels as a predictor of worse clinical outcome in patients with coronary artery disease: results from the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) study. Am Heart J. 2004 Feb; 147(2):239-45. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Tanne D, Battler A, Boyko V, Reshef T, Goldbourt U, Brunner D, Mekori YA, Behar S. Chlamydia pneumoniae and future risk in patients with coronary heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2004 Jan; 93(1):25-30. View in: PubMed

Harpaz D, Behar S, Rozenman Y, Boyko V, Gottlieb S. Family history of coronary artery disease and prognosis after first acute myocardial infarction in a national survey. Cardiology. 2004; 102(3):140-6. View in: PubMed

Solodky A, Assali AR, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A, Kornowski R. Anterior wall myocardial infarction in real world: does reperfusion strategy make any differences? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Jan; 61(1):79-83. View in: PubMed

Abidov A, Kaluski E, Hod H, Leor J, Vered Z, Gottlieb S, Behar S, Cotter G. Influence of conduction disturbances on clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction receiving thrombolysis (results from the ARGAMI-2 study). Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jan 1; 93(1):76-80. View in: PubMed

Hasdai D, Haim M, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A. Acute coronary syndromes in patients with prior cerebrovascular events: lessons from the Euro-Heart Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Am Heart J. 2003 Nov; 146(5):832-8. View in: PubMed

Gottlieb S, Leor J, Shotan A, Harpaz D, Boyko V, Rott D, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Comparison of effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors after acute myocardial infarction in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 1; 92(9):1020-5. View in: PubMed

Schwammenthal E, Adler Y, Amichai K, Sagie A, Behar S, Hod H, Feinberg MS. Prognostic value of global myocardial performance indices in acute myocardial infarction: comparison to measures of systolic and diastolic left ventricular function. Chest. 2003 Nov; 124(5):1645-51. View in: PubMed

Goldenberg I, Jonas M, Tenenbaum A, Boyko V, Matetzky S, Shotan A, Behar S, Reicher-Reiss H. Current smoking, smoking cessation, and the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Oct 27; 163(19):2301-5. View in: PubMed

Stern S, Behar S, Gottlieb S. Cardiology patient pages. Aging and diseases of the heart. Circulation. 2003 Oct 7; 108(14):e99-101. View in: PubMed

Hasdai D, Behar S, Boyko V, Danchin N, Bassand JP, Battler A. Cardiac biomarkers and acute coronary syndromes--the Euro Heart Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes Experience. Eur Heart J. 2003 Jul; 24(13):1189-94. View in: PubMed

Hasdai D, Porter A, Rosengren A, Behar S, Boyko V, Battler A. Effect of gender on outcomes of acute coronary syndromes. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jun 15; 91(12):1466-9, A6. View in: PubMed

Behar S, Battler A, Porath A, Leor J, Grossman E, Hasin Y, Mittelman M, Feigenberg Z, Rahima-Maoz C, Green M, Caspi A, Rabinowitz B, Garty M. A prospective national survey of management and clinical outcome of acute myocardial infarction in Israel, 2000. Isr Med Assoc J. 2003 Apr; 5(4):249-54. View in: PubMed

Hasdai D, Lev EI, Behar S, Boyko V, Danchin N, Vahanian A, Battler A. Acute coronary syndromes in patients with pre-existing moderate to severe valvular disease of the heart: lessons from the Euro-Heart Survey of acute coronary syndromes. Eur Heart J. 2003 Apr; 24(7):623-9. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Haim M, Goldbourt U, Boyko V, Doolman R, Adler Y, Brunner D, Behar S, Sela BA. Prospective study of serum homocysteine and risk of ischemic stroke among patients with preexisting coronary heart disease. Stroke. 2003 Mar; 34(3):632-6. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Leor J, Freimark D, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Adler Y, Sherer Y, Behar S. Functional class in patients with heart failure is associated with the development of diabetes. Am J Med. 2003 Mar; 114(4):271-5. View in: PubMed

Sprecher DL, Watkins TR, Behar S, Brown WV, Rubins HB, Schaefer EJ. Importance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels in coronary heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Mar 1; 91(5):575-80. View in: PubMed

Lev EI, Battler A, Behar S, Porter A, Haim M, Boyko V, Hasdai D. Frequency, characteristics, and outcome of patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes with undetermined electrocardiographic patterns. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jan 15; 91(2):224-7. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Haim M, Boyko V, Goldbourt U, Reshef T, Adler Y, Brunner D, Mekori YA, Behar S. Prospective study of Chlamydia pneumoniae IgG and IgA seropositivity and risk of incident ischemic stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2003; 16(2):166-70. View in: PubMed

Zahger D, Behar S, Harpaz D, Leor J, Weiss AT, Gottlieb S. Characteristics, management and outcome of patients with prior coronary bypass surgery presenting with acute myocardial infarction. Cardiology. 2003; 99(2):105-10. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Leor J, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Functional capacity impairment in patients with coronary artery disease: prevalence, risk factors and prognosis. Cardiology. 2003; 100(4):207-15. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Haim M, Boyko V, Goldbourt U, Reshef T, Matetzky S, Adler Y, Mekori YA, Behar S. Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and risk of future ischemic stroke: a nested case-control study from the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) study cohort. Stroke. 2002 Sep; 33(9):2182-6. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Leor J, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Status of glucose metabolism in patients with heart failure secondary to coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Sep 1; 90(5):529-32. View in: PubMed

Tenenbaum A, Motro M, Fisman EZ, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Shotan A, Behar S. Does participation in a long-term clinical trial lead to survival gain for patients with coronary artery disease? Am J Med. 2002 May; 112(7):545-8. View in: PubMed

Brodov Y, Mandelzweig L, Boyko V, Behar S. Is immigration associated with an increase in risk factors and mortality among coronary artery disease patients? A cohort study of 13,742 patients. Isr Med Assoc J. 2002 May; 4(5):326-30. View in: PubMed

Haim M, Tanne D, Boyko V, Reshef T, Goldbourt U, Leor J, Mekori YA, Behar S. Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and long-term risk of acute coronary events in patients with chronic coronary heart disease. Data from the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Apr 3; 39(7):1133-8. View in: PubMed

Freimark D, Matetzky S, Leor J, Boyko V, Barbash IM, Behar S, Hod H. Timing of aspirin administration as a determinant of survival of patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Feb 15; 89(4):381-5. View in: PubMed

Tanne D, Shotan A, Goldbourt U, Haim M, Boyko V, Adler Y, Mandelzweig L, Behar S. Severity of angina pectoris and risk of ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2002 Jan; 33(1):245-50. View in: PubMed

Barbash IM, Freimark D, Gottlieb S, Hod H, Hasin Y, Battler A, Crystal E, Matetzky S, Boyko V, Mandelzweig L, Behar S, Leor J. Outcome of myocardial infarction in patients treated with aspirin is enhanced by pre-hospital administration. Cardiology. 2002; 98(3):141-7. View in: PubMed

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