Panagiotis Kariofillis

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OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the short- and long- term effects of bosentan therapy on endothelial, inflammatory and fibrotic markers in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and the relation to clinical and hemodynamic responses. METHODS We studied 16 patients with moderate-severe idiopathic PAH, in WHO functional class II-IV, despite(More)
We admitted a 16-year-old boy with the Cohen syndrome to our institution for increasing dyspnoea. Investigations revealed idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. He was commenced on bosentan and oral anticoagulation and was followed up for nearly 7 years, during which he was readmitted for dynamic measurements of pulmonary artery pressure. Despite initial(More)
AIMS Despite encouraging results with drug-eluting stents (DES) reported in diabetic patients, the long-term safety is unknown because of very late stent thrombosis (VLST). We investigated the incidence, risk factors and clinical manifestations of VLST in diabetic patients treated with DES, during long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS A total(More)
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