Charalampos A Grassos

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We report two rare cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with invasion into the right atrium. In both our cases, the patients had liver cirrhosis and were admitted to our department due to symptoms such as worsening of the jaundice, ascites and edema of the lower extremities. The diagnosis of the HCC was established when we found high levels of(More)
H ypertension is a heterogeneous disorder with a number of welldefined as well as putative etiologies. The World Health Organization estimates that hypertension may cause 7.1 million premature deaths and 4.5% of the disease burden worldwide. Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases, and is thus associated with significant(More)
T here is mounting evidence to confirm that hypertension activates multiple pathophysiological processes that lead to deterioration of the cardiovascular system. Since the reduction of blood pressure (BP) is accompanied by beneficial effects on cardiovascular and renal outcome, especially in subjects with uncomplicated hypertension, it has been suggested(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether temperature differences: 1) can be measured in vivo noninvasively by microwave radiometry (MR); and 2) are associated with ultrasound and histological findings. BACKGROUND Studies of human carotid artery samples showed increased heat production. MR allows in vivo noninvasive measurement of internal temperature of(More)
BACKGROUND Albuminuria, arterial stiffening and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) constitute target organ damage. We estimated whether increased urinary albumin excretion, assessed by albumin-to-creatine ratio (ACR), and carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (c-f PWV) were accompanied by augmented left ventricular (LV) mass index (LVMI) in hypertension.(More)
Intrarenal hemodynamics depend on blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and smoking. Although BP levels have been associated with kidney function, the effect of HR levels, BP, and HR variability on renal function are less well clarified. This cross-sectional study sought to determine the association of 24-hour BP and HR variability with kidney function in(More)
Arterial hypertension and aortic valve stenosis are common disorders and frequently present as concomitant diseases, especially in elderly patients. The impact of hypertension on heart haemodynamics is substantial, thus affecting the clinical presentation of any coexisting valvulopathy, especially of aortic stenosis. However, the interaction between these 2(More)
This is a review article aiming to make focus on the changes made in the European Society of Hypertension (ESH)/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension with some criticism for each element discussed in the text. Given that in the real world clinical practice physicians would hardly spend the time needed(More)
The CYP19A1 gene encodes the enzyme aromatase, which is responsible for the biosynthesis of estrogens. The rs10046 polymorphism of CYP19A1 gene has been investigated in two studies on the occurrence of hypertension, but there are no studies on its correlation with coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated 189 subjects who were hospitalized at "KAT"(More)
BACKGROUND High normal blood pressure (BP; 130-139/85-89 mm Hg) is related with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk compared to normal BP (120-129/80-84 mm Hg) or/and optimal BP (<120/80 mm Hg). Low apelin plasma levels have been associated with arterial hypertension and atherosclerosis, while high visfatin plasma levels may promote vascular inflammation and(More)