Prof. Eli-Israel Lev

Prof. Eli-Israel Lev Profile


Head of Department

Department : Cardiology - Assuta Ashdod Hospital
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Research Interests

  • Platelet physiology – immature platelets
  • Endothelial progenitor cells
  • Platelet inhibiting drugs in the setting of acute coronary syndrome and / or coronary interventions

Research Focus

  • Immature platelets in the setting of acute coronary syndromes
  • Endothelial progenitor cells in the setting of acute coronary syndromes and in the setting of heart failure

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Platelet reactivity assays
  • Endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial cells functional assays

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Perl L, Lerman-Shivek H, Rechavia E, Vaduganathan M, Leshem-Lev D, Zemer-Wassercug N, Dadush O, Codner P, Bental T, Battler A, Kornowski R, Lev EI. Response to Prasugrel and Levels of Circulating Reticulated Platelets in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(6):513-7.
  • Lev EI. Immature Platelets: Clinical Relevance and Research Perspectives. Clinical perspective. Circulation. October 2016

Representative Grants and Ongoing Collaborations

  • Grant from the Gassner Fund for Medical Research. Gold nano-particles conjugated with HDL for the detection and treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease  (Collaboration with Prof. Fixler, Bar ilan University)
  • Schreiber research grant, Tel-Aviv University. Identification of metabolic protective mechanisms in subjects with a high cardiovascular risk score but normal coronary arteries