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The effect of statins versus untreated dyslipidaemia on renal function in patients with coronary heart disease. A subgroup analysis of the Greek atorvastatin and coronary heart disease evaluation
Background: Little is known about statins in the prevention of dyslipidaemia induced renal function decline. The secondary coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention GREACE study suggested that doseExpand
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The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Greece: The MetS‐Greece Multicentre Study
Background:  The Third Report (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel (NCEP) highlighted the importance of identifying and treating patients with the metabolic syndromeExpand
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Heart rate variability after long-term treatment with atorvastatin in hypercholesterolaemic patients with or without coronary artery disease.
Low heart rate variability (HRV) level, indicative of impaired autonomic function, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and is negatively affected byExpand
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Effects of simvastatin and ciprofibrate alone and in combination on lipid profile, plasma fibrinogen and low density lipoprotein particle structure and distribution in patients with familial combined
Background Hypolipidaemic agents do not usually normalize all of the multiple lipoprotein abnormalities in patients with familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCHL). The effect of theExpand
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Effect of Chronic Quinapril Administration on Heart Rate Variability in Patients With Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
OBJECTIVE Heart rate variability (HRV) time and frequency domain indexes are strong predictors of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Patients with diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN)Expand
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Serum uric acid as an independent predictor of early death after acute stroke.
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of uric acid (UA) levels in acute stroke is unclear, so the objective of this study was to determine the association between levels of serum UA (SUA) andExpand
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Effect of tobacco smoking and smoking cessation on plasma lipoproteins and associated major cardiovascular risk factors: a narrative review
Abstract Cigarette smoking, active or passive, kills about 6 million people each year worldwide. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for 40% of all smoking-related deaths, lung cancerExpand
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Safety and efficacy of long-term statin-fibrate combinations in patients with refractory familial combined hyperlipidemia.
No monotherapy is able to tackle effectively all atherogenic features of familial combined hyperlipidemia: high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides (TG), and plasma fibrinogen,Expand
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Effect of a plant stanol ester-containing spread, placebo spread, or Mediterranean diet on estimated cardiovascular risk and lipid, inflammatory and haemostatic factors.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Use of plant stanols decreases low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations.Expand
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Long-term Follow-up of Patients With Acute Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis
Background An acute and potentially life-threatening complication of hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is acute pancreatitis (AP). Hypertriglyceridemia, usually severe, may be primary in origin or secondaryExpand
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