Christos Voukalis

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Ischaemic strokes resulting from atrial fibrillation (AF) constitute a devastating condition for patients and their carers with huge burden on health care systems. Prophylactic treatment against systemic embolization and ischaemic strokes is the cornerstone for the management of AF. Effective stroke prevention requires the use of the vitamin K antagonists(More)
INTRODUCTION The approval of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as antithrombotic alternatives to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) has changed clinical practice. However, the efficacy and safety of the four most commonly used NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) might be compromised by co-administration of other medications used for(More)
INTRODUCTION Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world. The approval of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as antithrombotic alternatives to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) has offered more treatment options to physicians for the prevention of VTE recurrence, fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) and long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Renal impairment is a known predictor of mortality in both the general population and in patients with cardiac disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors that determine mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS In this study we included 293(More)
Oral anticoagulation therapy has reduced the risk of ischaemic stroke and improved the outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation considerably. The emergence of the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants as alternatives to vitamin K antagonists has significantly changed the practice of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. As the main complication with(More)
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