Maria Melissopoulou

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OBJECTIVE Myocardial fibrosis has been proposed as an outcome predictor in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) that may lead to consider prophylactic surgery. It can be detected using MRI but its widespread use is limited and development of substitute biomarkers is highly desirable. We analysed the determinants and prognostic value of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of mean pressure gradient (MPG) increase and peak systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) measured during exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND Exercise testing is recommended in asymptomatic AS patients, but the additional value of(More)
This article summarizes the role of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, according to the European Society of Cardiology 2014 guidelines. In case of hemodynamic instability, bedside echocardiography is the most useful initial test. In case of hemodynamic stability, plasma D-dimers measurement represents the first step and computed(More)
In recent years, several studies and new molecules have emerged in the field of pulmonary embolism. Initial patient management requires rapid assessment of clinical condition. In case of shock, a primary reperfusion approach is requi- red (i.e., pharmacological, surgical or percutaneous). In the other cases, the assessment of the risk of early mortality is(More)
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