Andreas P Niarchos

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The response of arrhythmias to oral disopyramide in relation to its serum levels has been documented. Disopyramide (100 mg.) was given orally, 6 or 8 hourly, to 16 patients with coronary or hypertensive heart disease who developed acute but stable cardiac arrhythmias (20 episodes) which persisted, despite bed rest and sedation with intravenous diazepam or(More)
Systemic hypertension occurs in more than one third of patients having coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations. This report describes our studies in 100 consecutive patients undergoing CABG. We found that certain preoperative clinical, angiographic, and biochemical factors predispose to the development of perioperative hypertension. These included a(More)
1. We investigated the haemodynamic effects of intravenously administered hydrallazine, diazoxide and nitroprusside and orally administered minoxidil to determine whether vasodilators (such as nitroprusside) which do not increase cardiac output might be better treatment for hypertensive complications associated with, or caused by, myocardial failure than(More)
BACKGROUND Resolution of ST-segment elevation is the best bedside predictor of myocardial reperfusion. HYPOTHESIS This study was conducted to examine the resolution of ST-segment elevation after streptokinase therapy in anterior versus inferior acute myocardial infarction (MI) and to corroborate it with echocardiographic and coronary angiographic data. (More)
The activity of the angiotensin I converting enzyme was measured in 55 patients with untreated essential hypertension, 11 patients with untreated renovascular hypertension, five patients with untreated primary aldosteronism, and 23 normotensive subjects. Converting enzyme activity was significantly higher (p less than 0.025 or less) in essential(More)
The hemodynamic and plasma catecholamine responses to isometric exercise and head up tilt were investigated in normotensive and hypertensive subjects during normal and low sodium intake and before and during the administration of the converting enzyme inhibitors teprotide or captopril. Although teprotide and captopril decreased significantly the mean(More)
Captopril 12.5 to 50 mg as a single dose was given to six patients with pulmonary hypertension secondary to collagen vascular disease. Total pulmonary resistance was decreased in four patients from 19% to 39%, but mean pulmonary artery pressure (63 +/- 15 mm Hg) was not decreased, probably because of the concurrent increase in cardiac output from 21% to 52%(More)