Victor S. Behar, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Campus mail 7412 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-4295
Email address vbehar@nc.rr.com

Current activities in the Department of Medicine are primarily directed towards patient care. As a result, I will continue to be involved in clinical trials relating to patients with coronary artery disease undergoing thrombolytic therapy, anti-platelet therapy, and the various modalities of interventional procedures as well as the evaluation for restenosis in these patients.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Duke University, 1961

Publications

Klem, I, Heitner, JF, Shah, DJ, Sketch, MH, Behar, V, Weinsaft, J, Cawley, P, Parker, M, Elliott, M, Judd, RM, and Kim, RJ. "Improved detection of coronary artery disease by stress perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance with the use of delayed enhancement infarction imaging." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 47, no. 8 (April 2006): 1630-1638.

PMID
16631001
Full Text

Kandzari, DE, Zidar, JP, and Behar, VS. "The VB-1 catheter: a novel catheter for peripheral arterial revascularization." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 59, no. 4 (August 2003): 514-517.

PMID
12891618
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Warner, JJ, Gehrig, TR, and Behar, VS. "The VB-1 catheter: an improved catheter for difficult-to-engage internal mammary artery grafts." Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59, no. 3 (July 2003): 361-365. (Review)

PMID
12822160
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Kandzari, DE, Harrison, JK, and Behar, VS. "An anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery in a 72-year-old woman: diagnosis by color flow myocardial blush and coronary arteriography." J Invasive Cardiol 14, no. 2 (February 2002): 96-99.

PMID
11818647
Scholars@Duke

Kandzari, DE, Behar, VS, Sketch, MH, Kereiakes, DJ, Shimshak, T, Broderick, T, Young, J, Runyon, JP, Safian, RD, Kern, M, and Colombo, A. "Extensive thrombus prior to elective percutaneous coronary intervention." The Journal of Invasive Cardiology 13, no. 7 (July 2001): 538-542.

PMID
11435643
Scholars@Duke

Huay-Cheem, TAN, Crowley, J, Tcheng, JE, Li-Wah, SNG, Sketch, MH, Phillips, HR, Peter, RH, Behar, VS, Stack, RS, and Zidar, JP. "Treatment of Palmaz-Schatz in-stent restenosis: 6-Month clinical follow-up." Journal of Interventional Cardiology 13, no. 5 (November 9, 2000): 315-322.

Scholars@Duke

Baker, WA, Hearne, SE, Spero, LA, Morris, KG, Harrington, RA, Sketch, MH, Behar, VS, Kong, Y, Peter, RH, Bashore, TM, Harrison, JK, and Cusma, JT. "Lossy (15:1) JPEG compression of digital coronary angiograms does not limit detection of subtle morphological features." Circulation 96, no. 4 (August 19, 1997): 1157-1164.

PMID
9286944
Scholars@Duke

Holmvang, L, Lyck, F, Clemmensen, P, Behar, V, Maynard, C, Grande, P, and Wagner, GS. "Serial prognostic capabilities of electrocardiographic indices of infarcted and hibernating myocardium in predicting short- and long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass surgery." Cardiology 88, no. 4 (July 1997): 333-339.

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9197427
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Larsen, RL, Behar, VS, Brazer, SR, Chen, J, and O'Connor, CM. "Chest pain presenting as ischemic heart disease. Congenital absence of the pericardium." N C Med J 55, no. 7 (July 1994): 306-308.

PMID
7935872
Scholars@Duke

Muhlestein, JB, Quigley, PJ, Ohman, EM, Bauman, RP, Sketch, MH, Tcheng, JE, Davidson, CJ, Peter, RH, Behar, VS, and Krucoff, MW. "Prospective analysis of possible myocardial damage or hemolysis occurring as a result of prolonged autoperfusion angioplasty in humans." J Am Coll Cardiol 20, no. 3 (September 1992): 594-598.

PMID
1512338
Scholars@Duke

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