Vassilis I. Barberis

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is responsible for approximately 1.3% of all deaths among men over the age of 65. Given the fact that once an aortic rupture occurs mortality rates are estimated between 80%-90%, national AAA population screening programs are currently established as an effective prevention policy. Driven by the latest advances in(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the potential role and safety of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in the evaluation of cardiac reserve in asymptomatic patients several years after a Fontan operation. METHODS We studied 10 asymptomatic patients, 28 +/- 5 years old, 14 +/- 6 years after their Fontan operation. All patients and 10 healthy,(More)
One of the major factors limiting but also causing the application of modern technology in medicine is the response time to patients, should they need specialized medical care. In this work we propose a solution that is aiming to help and improve the patients' life after a cardiac surgery. This is a group of patients that have to be monitored for a short(More)
We present two transesophageal echocardiographic images of a patient with acute myocardial infarction, demonstrating a large thrombus attached to the thoracic aortic wall, considered to be a complication of intra-aortic balloon pumping. The patient had received the device because of hemodynamic instability due to an infarct-related ventricular septal(More)
Validation of a new contrast material protocol adapted to body surface area for optimized low-dose CT coronary angiography with prospective ECG-triggering. Evaluation of a body mass index-adapted protocol for low-dose 64-MDCT coronary angiography with prospective ECG triggering.onary artery stent geometry and in-stent contrast attenuation with 64-slice(More)
rate imaging differentiates hypertensive cardiac hypertrophy from physiologic cardiac hypertrophy (athlete's heart). A et al. Diastolic heart failure: evidence of increased myocardial collagen turnover linked to diastol-ic dysfunction. The impact of aging on left ventricular longitudinal function in healthy subjects: a pulsed tissue Doppler study. Burden of(More)
The aim of this work was to develop a system that will be used for remote monitoring of patients at home after a cardiac surgery so as to keep their rehabilitation period as smooth as possible and avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital. The developed system is an integrated web-based system which can regularly monitor several biosignals like ECG (3--12(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the dimensionality of the Greek version of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (Gr9-EHFScBS) in a Greek-Cypriot population. BACKGROUND EHFScBS is a valid and reliable scale which is widely used for assessing heart failure (HF) patients' self-care behaviors. METHODS EHFScBS was translated into Greek and was(More)
PURPOSE One of the major challenges for health care professionals in heart failure (HF) management is to maintain and/or improve HF patient health-related quality of life. The Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is one of the most comprehensive and widely used tools for measuring health-related quality of life among patients with HF.(More)