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Evaluation of murmurs, chest pain, palpitations and syncope; Diagnosis, management, and treatment of heart problems in fetuses, infants, children, and teenagers; Interdisciplinary care of patients with complex congenital heart defects; Sports cardiac screening; Kawasaki disease; Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy; Transthoracic and fetal echocardiography; Medical management of arrhythmias; Evaluation for inherited cardiac disorders and syndromes; Preventative cardiology in obese patients; Hypertension
Education & Training
Stanford University School of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Pediatric Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine
Acquired heart disease, Congenital heart disease, Exercise testing, Fetal echocardiography, Holter monitor, Hypertension management, Marfan syndrome, Syncope
Behera S, Pattnaik T, Luke A. Practical Recommendations and Perspectives on Cadiac Screening for Healthy Pediatric Athletes. Curr Sports Med Reports. March/April 2011: 10(2): 90-98.
Behera S, Zuccaro J, Wetzel GT, Alejos JC. Nesiritide improves hemodynamics in children. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Jan: 30(1): 26-34.
Behera S, Trang J, Feeley BT, Levi DS, Alejos JC, Drant S. The use of Doppler tissue imaging to predict cellular and antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar: 12: 207-14.
Behera S, Danon S, Levi DS, Moore JW. Transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistulae using the Amplatzer Duct Occluder. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Aug: 68(2): 242-8.
Gupta A, Daggett C, Behera S, Ferraro M, Wells W, Starnes V. Risk factors for persistent pleural effusions after the extracardiac Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc. Surg. 2004 Jun;127 (6): 1664-9.
Behera S, Seri I. Meningitis in a newborn infant with urosepsis, negative blood cultures and initially normal cerebrospinal fluid findings. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2004 Feb;15 (2): 129-31.
Enns GM, Steiner RD, Buist N, Cowan C, Leppig KA, McCracken MF, Westphal V, Freeze HH, O’Brien JF, Jaeken J, Matthijs G, Behera S, Hudgins L. Clinical and molecular features of congenital disorder of glycosylation in patients with type I sialotransferrin pattern and diverse ethnic origins. J Pediatr. 2002 Nov;141 (5): 695-700.
Behera S, Collins R, Winkleby M. Low awareness of cardiovascular disease risk in low-income African-American women. Am J Health Promot. 2000 May-Jun;14(5):301-5, iii.
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