George E. Parcharidis

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We determined the prevalence of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) in patients who were referred to our institution for coronary angiography for any reason and investigated its potential association with angiographically significant coronary artery disease (CAD). We also examined whether CAE and CAD are topographically associated. In 10,524 consecutive patients(More)
We sought to investigate the prevalence of left main coronary artery significant stenosis (LMSS) (>or=50% of the luminal diameter) in an angiographic series of patients, to describe the associated coronary stenoses, and to assess the influence of age and gender on these findings. The angiograms of 17,323 consecutive patients from January 1, 1984 to December(More)
Computational cardiovascular mechanics has allowed scientists to create complex 3D models for the simulation of cardiovascular problems. Mechanical stress plays a crucial role in the function of the cardiovascular system; stress analysis is a useful tool for the understanding of vascular pathophysiology. By using the spiral CT imaging and computational(More)
BACKGROUND The blood flow and transportation of molecules in the cardiovascular system plays a crucial role in the genesis and progression of atherosclerosis. This computational study elucidates the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) site concentration in the entire normal human 3D tree of the LCA. METHODS A 3D geometry model of the normal human LCA tree is(More)
Several epidemiological studies have reported that an elevated heart rate is associated with coronary atherosclerosis independently of other risk factors. In this review we explore the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in the pro-atherosclerotic effect of elevated heart rate, apart from its association with sympathetic tone. An elevated heart rate(More)
The dominant haemodynamic flow parameters of wall pressure (WP), wall shear stress (WSS), molecular viscosity and the spatial gradients: wall pressure gradient (WPG) and wall shear stress gradient (WSSG) along the normal human left coronary artery (LCA) tree are numerically analyzed in relation to atheronegenesis. The LCA tree includes the left main(More)
The objective of this study was to perform a head-to-head comparison between two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography and gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPET) for the evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function and volumes in patients with severe ischaemic LV dysfunction. Thirty-two patients with chronic ischaemic LV dysfunction [mean LV(More)
Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes and has been weakly linked with left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction. Previous studies that explored this association either suffer from inadequate definition of CAN or have mainly used conventional Doppler or nuclear techniques to investigate LV diastolic(More)
The authors estimated noninvasively the wall stress distribution for actual abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in vivo on a patient-to-patient basis and correlated the peak wall stress (PWS) with various geometrical parameters. They studied 39 patients (37 men, mean age 73.7 +/- 8.2 years) with an intact AAA (mean diameter 6.3 +/- 1.7 cm) undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVES Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) often lead to emergency room and primary care visits. Not only cardiologists, but also general practitioners (GPs) and internists are involved to an increasing extent in the acute and long-term management of SVT. We aimed to explore the differences between practice patterns of cardiologists and noncardiologists(More)