George Parharidis

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BACKGROUND We investigated the time course and prognostic value of fibrinogen (Fib), C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and ceruloplasmin (CP) in patients with severe unstable angina. METHODS All 4 substances were measured on admission and after 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 hours, and after 7 days and 6 months in 40 patients with Braunwald's(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) and the optimal dose of dobutamine to detect myocardial viability in patients with ischaemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction who are taking beta blockers, using the recovery of function six months artery revascularisation as the benchmark. PATIENTS 17 patients with ischaemic LV(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of baseline diastolic wall thickness (DWT) alone and as an adjunct to dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for prediction of myocardial viability in patients with ischaemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, with the recovery of resting function after revascularisation as the yardstick. PATIENTS 24 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac complications are the major cause of death in patients with beta-thalassemia major. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of long-term treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril on left ventricular (LV) performance, with an emphasis on diastolic LV function because diastolic dysfunction has been(More)
BACKGROUND The levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), white blood cells (WBCs), and some inflammatory-sensitive proteins (ISPs), such as fibrinogen (FIB) and C-reactive protein (CRP), have been related to coronary stent restenosis. The aim was to investigate the time course of the levels of IL-6, WBC, and several ISPs, i.e. FIB, CRP, cerruloplasmin (CER),(More)