Konstantinos N. Vemmos

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For Greece, information on incidence of stroke and distribution of type of stroke has not been reported. We determined the incidence of first-ever stroke in men and women, the incidence of stroke by type, and the associated case fatality. METHODS A population-based registry was established in the Arcadia province, located in eastern(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) on admission and early or late mortality in patients with acute stroke. DESIGN Prospective study of hospitalized first-ever stroke patients over 8 years. SETTING Stroke unit and medical wards in a University hospital. SUBJECTS A total of 1121(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although experimental data suggest that statin therapy may improve neurological outcome after acute cerebral ischemia, the results from clinical studies are conflicting. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the relationship between statin therapy and outcome after ischemic stroke. METHODS The primary(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a simple, integer-based score to predict functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) using variables readily available after emergency room admission. METHODS Logistic regression was performed in the derivation cohort of previously independent patients with AIS (Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne(More)
The advent and wide application of new technology, especially noninvasive techniques, has enabled physicians to more completely investigate and clarify the etiopathogenic mechanisms of stroke. Such data have not been available until recently for Southeastern Europe. In addition, during the last decades, strategies for the modification of risk factors and(More)
The extent of target-organ damage has been positively associated with the magnitude of blood pressure (BP) variability in essential hypertension. However, the clinical implications of the rate of BP changes have never been investigated. We evaluated the association between the rate of systolic BP (SBP) variation derived from ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM)(More)
OBJECTIVES For Greece, data on incidence of stroke, type of stroke, and prognosis of stroke is limited. Recently, results on incidence of stroke were published. Here 1 year mortality, functional outcome after a first ever stroke, and determinants of the prognosis are described. METHODS A population based registry was established in the Arcadia area,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Data regarding stroke in young adults from Greece is scarce. We aimed to evaluate risk factors, etiology, and outcome in a hospital-based prospective observational study. METHODS Data from a series of 253 first-ever ischemic stroke patients aged 15-45 were collected over 10 years. Stroke etiology was classified according to the(More)
BACKGROUND Acute stroke is the third leading cause of death in western societies after ischemic heart disease and cancer. Although it is an emergency disease sharing the same atherosclerotic risk factors with ischemic heart disease, the association of renal function and stroke is poorly investigated. The present study aims at assessing renal function status(More)
In the present case-control study we aimed to investigate the association of common carotid arterial (CCA) stiffness with ischaemic stroke (IS) and to determine whether this relationship was independent of conventional risk factors including CCA intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT). CCA distensibility, defined as the change of CCA-diameter during the cardiac(More)