Konstantinos Smiris

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BACKGROUND Secreted factors from epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) have been implicated in the development of cardiomyocyte dysfunction. This study aimed to assess whether alterations in the secretory profile of EAT in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) affect contractile function and insulin action in cardiomyocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
CONTEXT Adipokines are linked to the development of cardiovascular dysfunction in type 2 diabetes (DM2). In DM2-patients, circulating levels of omentin-1, an adipokine preferentially expressed in epicardial adipose tissue, are decreased. This study investigated whether omentin-1 has a cardioprotective function. METHODS Omentin-1 levels in plasma and(More)
Transfemoral stent graft implantation in the ascending aorta has been performed in patients with aortic abnormalities and particularly in the case of an existing symptomatic thrombus. We report on a 68-year old male patient who presented to our clinic with angina-pectoris-like chest pain after having been treated with an aortic stent graft. A computed(More)
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