Christos E. Pitsavos

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PURPOSE The object of this work was to study the associations between education status and several cardiovascular risk factors in 2271 randomly selected male and female adults. METHODS The formal education level was used as proxy for socio-economic status; the distribution of the risk factors and the prevalence of risk conditions were analyzed by the(More)
The effects of ketanserin, a specific serotonin2-receptor agonist, and celiprolol, a new, highly cardioselective % MathType!MTEF!2!1!+-% feaafeart1ev1aaatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbuLwBLn% hiov2DGi1BTfMBaeXatLxBI9gBaerbd9wDYLwzYbItLDharqqtubsr% 4rNCHbGeaGqiVu0Je9sqqrpepC0xbbL8F4rqqrFfpeea0xe9Lq-Jc9%(More)
Ketanserin is a serotonin antagonist with age-related antihypertensive efficacy. Its effects on left ventricular (LV) function and hypertrophy have not been adequately reported. We studied noninvasively 54 elderly hypertensives before and 6 months after ketanserin monotherapy. Mean blood pressure was controlled (174/101 to 145/86 mmHg, p<0.0001) with no(More)
OBJECTIVE As a measure of socioeconomic status, low educational level is positively associated with the risk of developing adverse health events. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the level of education and the risk of developing non- fatal acute coronary syndromes. METHODS During 2000 and 2001, 1619 randomly selected(More)
Although cardiovascular disease mortality rates seem to decline, especially among middle-aged people in developed countries, the prevalence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) increases, representing the most common cause of morbidity in both developed and developing countries and generating large economic burden. It is estimated that one fifth of the ACS(More)
During the past decades several epidemiological studies have provided a 'portrait' of the potential candidate for cardiovascular disease, introducing many emerging life-style risk factors such as obesity, unhealthy diet, exposure to passive smoking, lack of exercise, psychosocial stress, and depression, as well as elevated levels of triglycerides and(More)
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