Agelos Rigopoulos

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HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS Myocardial contrast echocardiography guided alcohol septal ablation (PTSMA) is an established treatment for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Most important properties of the optimal echocardiographic contrast agent are good contrast imaging and sufficient stability without fast washing out. HOCM was(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to quantify left atrial longitudinal function by tissue Doppler (TDI) and two-dimensional (2D) strain in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS 43 consecutive patients with familial HCM, aged 49 (SD 18) years, along with 21 patients with non-HCM(More)
OBJECTIVES Left main coronary artery dimensions were evaluated in patients with and without arterial hypertension, in the presence of coronary artery disease, and correlated to left ventricular mass. METHODS AND RESULTS Intracoronary ultrasound was performed in 25 patients (pts) with coronary artery disease and hypertension (+HTN) and in 25 pts with(More)
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