John Paraskevaidis

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OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the effects of physical training on circulating proinflammatory cytokines and the soluble apoptosis mediators Fas (sFas) and Fas ligand (sFasL) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Recent investigations have shown an overexpression of circulating proinflammatory cytokines and soluble apoptosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent experimental and clinical data indicate that abnormal inflammatory and apoptotic processes contribute to the progression of chronic heart failure (CHF). We sought to study the effects of growth hormone (GH) on circulating soluble apoptosis mediators, and to investigate whether these GH-induced anti-apoptotic effects are associated with the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that an abnormal proinflammatory cytokine expression and apoptotic process contribute to adverse left ventricular remodeling and progress of chronic heart failure. This study investigates the effects of growth hormone (GH) administration on serum levels of representative proinflammatory cytokines and soluble apoptosis(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the hemodynamic response to intravenous atenolol in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. We studied 14 elderly men, aged 64–85 years, and 14 younger men, aged 29–48 years, in the early postfibrinolytic phase of acute myocardial infarction. All the patients were in Killip class I. A triple-lumen Swan-Ganz(More)
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