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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high intensity, interval exercise on quality of life (QoL) and depression status, in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS A randomized controlled trial (phase III). Of the 100 consecutive CHF patients (NYHA classes II-IV, ejection fraction ≤ 50%) that were randomly allocated to(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the association between renal function and various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, as well as 5-year incidence of CVD, in a sample of CVD free adults. METHODS (i) Cross-sectional information from n = 1975. Greek men and women (>18 years) without CVD and hypertension at baseline examination and (ii) 5-year(More)
  • E Oikonomou, C Chrysohoou, +8 authors C Stefanadis
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Regular physical activity (PA) has shown substantial cardiac benefits. We sought to investigate whether habitual PA is associated with changes of the electrical action potential duration, as it is represented by the QT duration on a rest ECG, in a population based sample of middle-aged and elderly individuals of Ikaria island. METHODS In a(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the relationship between the major bone turnover markers, i.e., Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and serum adipokines (leptin, adiponectin) levels in a sample of apparently healthy women. METHODS A random sample which consisted of 80 females (18-71 years) was studied. Elisa(More)
Although large-scale epidemiologic studies, as well as interventional trials have provided strong evidence of a consistent and robust association between physical activity and cardiovascular disease, the effect of exercise on the burden of stroke is not well understood and appreciated. This review has a purpose to summarize the literature on the effect of(More)
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