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Amyloid-beta (1-40) and the risk of death from cardiovascular causes in patients with coronary heart disease.
- K. Stamatelopoulos, D. Sibbing, +18 authors K. Stellos
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- 10 March 2015
BACKGROUND The amyloid beta peptide is the major protein constituent of neuritic plaques in Alzheimer disease and appears to play a central role in vascular inflammation pathophysiology. OBJECTIVES… Expand
Functional electrical stimulation is more effective in severe symptomatic heart failure patients and improves their adherence to rehabilitation programs.
- A. Karavidas, J. Parissis, +8 authors D. T. Kremastinos
- Journal of cardiac failure
- 1 March 2010
BACKGROUND Functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. However, there is no evidence regarding the effectiveness of… Expand
Functional electrical stimulation of peripheral muscles improves endothelial function and clinical and emotional status in heart failure patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.
BACKGROUND Functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves exercise capacity, quality of life, emotional stress, and endothelial function in chronic heart failure with impaired systolic function. We… Expand
Deep Sedation for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Study in 650 Consecutive Patients
- H. Kottkamp, G. Hindricks, +10 authors N. Dagres
- Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
- 1 December 2011
Deep Sedation for Catheter Ablation of AF. Introduction: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a highly invasive and relatively long‐lasting procedure with specific requirements for… Expand
Cardiovascular Hypertensive Crisis: Recent Evidence and Review of the Literature
- C. Varounis, V. Katsi, P. Nihoyannopoulos, J. Lekakis, D. Tousoulis
- Front. Cardiovasc. Med.
- 10 January 2017
Despite the high prevalence of hypertension (HTN), only a small proportion of the hypertensive patients will ultimately develop hypertensive crisis. In fact, some patients with hypertensive crisis do… Expand
Frequency and risk factors of COPD exacerbations and hospitalizations: a nationwide study in Greece (Greek Obstructive Lung Disease Epidemiology and health ecoNomics: GOLDEN study)
- E. Alexopoulos, F. Malli, E. Mitsiki, E. Bania, C. Varounis, K. Gourgoulianis
- International journal of chronic obstructive…
- 11 December 2015
Background COPD exacerbations and hospitalizations have been associated with poor prognosis for the COPD patient. Objective To evaluate the frequency and risk factors of COPD exacerbations,… Expand
Effects of sertraline on circulating markers of oxidative stress in depressed patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study.
- C. Michalakeas, J. Parissis, +9 authors D. Kremastinos
- Journal of cardiac failure
- 1 September 2011
BACKGROUND Depression is a common comorbid condition in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). This pilot study investigated the plasma levels of oxidative stress markers in depressed CHF… Expand
Evaluation of the medication process in pediatric patients: a meta-analysis.
- Despina Koumpagioti, C. Varounis, E. Kletsiou, C. Nteli, V. Matziou
- Jornal de pediatria
- 1 July 2014
OBJECTIVE to meta-analyze studies that have assessed the medication errors rate in pediatric patients during prescribing, dispensing, and drug administration. SOURCES searches were performed in the… Expand
Mortality after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy. A meta-analysis of randomized trials.
INTRODUCTION Nonrandomized studies suggest a survival benefit for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation compared with antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy. Data from… Expand
Atrial premature complexes and heart rate have prognostic significance in 1-month atrial fibrillation recurrence after electrical cardioversion.
- C. Varounis, N. Dagres, Themistoclis Maounis, D. Panagiotakos, D. Cokkinos
- Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and…
- 1 August 2007
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the significance of simple 24-h Holter (24H) data after electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. METHODS We prospectively… Expand