Chrysanthi O Trika

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BACKGROUND Impaired left ventricular diastolic function is a common finding in essential hypertension. METHODS In order to investigate possible relationships between flow velocity through the mitral valve (E/A; index of left ventricular diastolic function) and 24-hour blood pressure and heart rate variations, 198 patients with mild to moderate essential(More)
A 44-year-old male patient with known Becker muscular dystrophy and concomitant non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy presented to our department because of worsening heart failure and presyncope. Upon admission, the patient was in New York Heart Association functional class III despite optimal pharmacological treatment; his ECG showed sinus rhythm with left(More)
INTRODUCTION The contribution of the collateral network to myocardial oxygenation under normal circumstances is not clear. However, it is possible that in diseased myocardium this network may be activated and contributes significantly to cardiac blood supply. The purpose of this study was to examine the coronary sinus flow after acute, synchronous, complete(More)
INTRODUCTION Transesophageal atrial pacing stress echocardiography (TEAPSE) has been proposed as an alternative stress echo test in selected patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) whether TEAPSE could serve as a suitable provocative stress test in patients with stroke and (2) to investigate(More)
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