Athanasios G Kontopoulos

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BACKGROUND Atorvastatin is very effective in reducing plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. However, there is no long-term survival study that evaluated this statin. (More)
BACKGROUND Hypolipidaemic agents do not usually normalize all of the multiple lipoprotein abnormalities in patients with familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCHL). The effect of the(More)
Low heart rate variability (HRV) level, indicative of impaired autonomic function, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and is negatively affected by(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate variability (HRV) time and frequency domain indices are strong predictors of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The effect of various angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)
AIM To assess the effect of atorvastatin on aortic stiffness in hypercholesterolaemic patients free of arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS The study included 36(More)