Eleftherios Pelechas

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OBJECTIVE Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an invasive method used for treating patients with refractory angina. Although SCS is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology and American Heart Association (class lib, level of evidence B and C, respectively), the method is used very rarely and data on its effectiveness is limited. The aim of this work(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), present a typical symptomatology with heartburn and regurgitations in about 80%. OBJECTIVE This study will assess the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease and some demographic features of the study group. It will also be assessed the sensitivity and specificity of GERD Questionnaire(More)
Hypothermia occurs when the core body temperature falls below 35°C, which, in severe cases, can lead to electrocardiographic changes. Several conditions that occur in the psychiatric population increase the risk of hypothermia. This risk can be further increased by the use of several classes of medications such as antipsychotics, beta-adrenergic antagonists(More)
AIM A high incidence of nocturnal cardiac rhythm disturbances among patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) has been described in some reports. We wished to examine the prevalence of arrhythmias in OSAHS patients and, in particular, to assess the impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy. METHODS Three(More)
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