Filippos K Triposkiadis

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BACKGROUND Nesiritide is approved in the United States for early relief of dyspnea in patients with acute heart failure. Previous meta-analyses have raised questions regarding renal toxicity and the mortality associated with this agent. METHODS We randomly assigned 7141 patients who were hospitalized with acute heart failure to receive either nesiritide(More)
Heart failure is a syndrome characterized initially by left ventricular dysfunction that triggers countermeasures aimed to restore cardiac output. These responses are compensatory at first but eventually become part of the disease process itself leading to further worsening cardiac function. Among these responses is the activation of the sympathetic nervous(More)
Patients with heart failure (HF) are hospitalized over a million times annually in the United States. Hospitalization marks a fundamental change in the natural history of HF, leading to frequent subsequent rehospitalizations and a significantly higher mortality compared with nonhospitalized patients. Three-fourths of all HF hospitalizations are due to(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a growing epidemic with the annual number of hospitalizations constantly increasing over the last decades for HF as a primary or secondary diagnosis. Despite the emergence of novel therapeutic approached that can prolong life and shorten hospital stay, HF patients will be needing rehospitalization and will often have a poor prognosis.(More)
Aortic distensibility and aortic stiffness index were measured at the ascending aorta (3 cm above the aortic valve) and the mid-portion of the abdominal aorta from the changes in echocardiographic diameters and pulse pressure in 14 patients with the Marfan syndrome and 15 age- and gender-matched normal control subjects. The following formulas were used: 1)(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the initial and intermediate term results of stent implantation in children with coarctation of the aorta. PATIENTS AND DESIGN 17 patients with coarctation of the aorta underwent stent implantation (median age 11 years, range 0.4-15 years); six were treated for isolated coarctation, nine for recurrent coarctation (five after surgical(More)
To assess left atrial mechanical function in the elderly, 35 old (age > 70 years) and 18 sex-matched young (age < 50 years) healthy subjects were studied. Transmitral flow velocities were recorded with pulsed Doppler echocardiography. Left atrial volumes were measured echocardiographically at mitral valve opening (maximal) and closure (minimal) and at onset(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death in Western societies and it primarily results from atherosclerosis of large and medium-sized vessels. Atherosclerosis leads to myocardial infarction, when it occurs in the coronary arteries, or stroke, when it occurs in the cerebral arteries. Pathological processes involved in macrovascular disease(More)
Heart failure (HF), being a disease of the elderly, is associated with several noncardiac comorbidities, defined as chronic conditions coexisting with HF that play an integral role in its development, progression, and response to treatment. These include pulmonary dysfunction, sleep-disordered breathing, renal dysfunction, liver dysfunction, anaemia,(More)
Essential hypertension is often accompanied by abnormalities of the coagulation/fibrinolytic system, predisposing to a procoagulant state. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of atenolol (beta1-blocker agent) and irbesartan (angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist) on plasma levels of hemostatic/fibrinolytic and endothelial function(More)