Apostolos Karavidas

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End of life is an unfortunate but inevitable phase of the heart failure patients' journey. It is often preceded by a stage in the progression of heart failure defined as advanced heart failure, and characterised by poor quality of life and frequent hospitalisations. In clinical practice, the efficacy of treatments for advanced heart failure is often(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to investigate right ventricular (RV) function with Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving highly-active antiretroviral treatment, without any heart-related symptoms. METHODS We studied 38 asymptomatic HIV patients (aged 44.5 ± 9.2 years, 22 of them men) and 25 age-matched and(More)
INTRODUCTION Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or left ventricular apical ballooning, has been linked to emotional or physical stress resulting in transient left ventricular dysfunction. It typically affects the mid and apical left ventricular segments. At onset, it resembles acute myocardial infarction, due to the acute onset of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness (CE) of treatment with eplerenone versus standard care in adult patients with New York Heart Association class II chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction from the perspective of the Greek national health care payer. METHODS A discrete-event model simulating(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of our study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of ivabradine plus standard care (SoC) in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with sinus rhythm and a baseline heart rate ≥ 75 b.p.m. in Greece, in comparison with current SoC alone. METHODS An existing cost-effectiveness model consisting of two health states, was adapted to the(More)
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