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Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219794/atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-turning-point-towards-increased-morbidity-and-mortality
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Thomas Zegkos, Georgios K Efthimiadis, Despoina G Parcharidou, Thomas D Gossios, Georgios Giannakoulas, Dimitris Ntelios, Antonis Ziakas, Stelios Paraskevaidis, Haralambos I Karvounis
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmic event in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The aim of this study was to identify the clinical and the prognostic impact of the arrhythmia on a large cohort of patients with HCM. METHODS: The echocardiographic and clinical correlates, the predictors of AF and thromboembolic stroke and the prognostic significance of the arrhythmia were evaluated in 509 patients with an established diagnosis of HCM...
February 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219793/excimer-laser-facilitated-stent-expansion-the-effect-of-contrast-enhancement
#2
Andreas Y Andreou, Theodoros Kyriakou, Chrysostomos Mavroudis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216254/cardiac-sarcoidosis-diagnostic-challenges-due-to-unusual-clinical-presentation
#3
Karolis Kluonaitis, Sigita Glaveckaite, Giedre Balciunaite, Austeja Juskaite, Darius Palionis, Nomeda Valeviciene, Ugnius Mickys, Rimgaudas Katkus, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Jelena Celutkiene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212873/temperament-and-character-personality-dimensions-in-nitrate-tilt-induced-vasovagal-syncope-patients
#4
Vincenzo Russo, Ahmed AlTurki, Anna Rago, Riccardo Proietti, Guillaume Chaussé, Alessio Maria Monteleone, Pasquale Scognamiglio, Palmiero Monteleone, Gerardo Nigro
INTRODUCTION: Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by transient loss of consciousness and postural tone that is due to a temporary and spontaneously self-terminating global cerebral hypoperfusion. It is known that personality modulates the individual's sensitivity to stressors, and emotional arousal and psychologic uncertainty are conditions contributing to vasodepressor syncope. Therefore it is postulated that personality characteristics of VVS patients could have a role in the pathophysiology of VVS...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212872/correlation-between-gp78-gene-polymorphism-and-coronary-atherosclerotic-heart-disease
#5
Long Wang, Hua-Cheng Li, Jian Zhou, Bo Yang, Cheng-Dong Qiao, Yong-Ming Liu, Zheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between GP78 gene polymorphism and blood fat, blood glucose, blood pressure as well as coronary atherosclerotic heart disease. METHODS: 72 patients with coronary atherosclerotic heart disease were selected as the observation group. 68 healthy participants were selected as the control group. The gp78 gene polymorphism of both groups was studied by the method of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212871/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-vs-cardiac-surgery-in-diabetic-patients-where-are-we-now-and-where-should-we-be-going
#6
REVIEW
George Kassimis, Christos V Bourantas, Raina Tushar, Gianluigi de Maria, Periklis Davlouros, George Hahalis, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Adrian P Banning
Patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and have an increased incidence of recurrent events following revascularisation. Choosing the most appropriate strategy to revascularize these high-risk patients is crucial to improve clinical outcomes. Several studies, randomised trials and meta-analysis, have compared the short and long-term outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetic patients suffering from CAD...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212870/the-174-g-c-interleukin-6-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-angiographic-progression-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-4-year-period
#7
Konstantinos Toutouzas, Dimitrios Klettas, Nikolaos Anousakis-Vlachochristou, Konstantinos Melidis, Zeta Azilazian, Maria Asimomiti, Antonios Karanasos, Anastasios Spanos, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is the key process underlying the clinical course of coronary artery disease (CAD). C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) participate in the pathophysiology and act as biomarkers. We sought to examine whether known single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) impact the progression of CAD, reflecting higher inflammatory activity. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated coronary angiographies of patients with already established CAD who were re-investigated for stable/unstable angina after a time interval >12 months...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189738/is-there-a-place-for-corticosteroids-in-the-therapy-of-infective-endocarditis-report-of-a-case-and-review
#8
LETTER
Efthymia Giannitsioti, Konstantinos Protopapas, Michael Makris, Fotios Panou, Ekaterini Avgeropoulou, Ioannis Deliolanis, Helen Giamarellou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189737/the-abcb1-2677g-t-a-polymorphism-is-associated-with-baseline-blood-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-newly-diagnosed-hyperlipidemic-patients
#9
LETTER
Dimitris Agapakis, Athanassia Panderi, Emma Gbandi, Christos Savopoulos, Dimitrios Kouvelas, Apostolos Ioannis Hatzitolios, Antonis Goulas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189736/the-role-of-catheter-ablation-in-the-management-of-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-presenting-with-electrical-storm
#10
Stelios Paraskevaidis, Dimitrios Konstantinou, Vassilios Kolettas, George Stavropoulos, Athanasios Koutsakis, Chrysovalantou Nikolaidou, Antonios Ziakas, Haralambos Karvounis
BACKGROUND: Electrical storm (ES) is not uncommon among patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in situ. Catheter ablation (CA) may suppress the arrhythmia in the acute setting and prevent ES recurrence. METHODS: Nineteen consecutive patients with an ICD in situ presenting with ES underwent electrophysiologic study followed by CA. CA outcome was classified as complete success, if both clinical and non-clinical tachycardias were successfully ablated, partial success, if ≥1 non-clinical tachycardias were still inducible post CA and failure, if clinical tachycardia could not be abolished...
February 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185979/subclinical-cardiac-involvement-in-thymomatous-myasthenia-gravis
#11
Elias Giallafos, Vasiliki Zouvelou, Sofia Maurogeni, Eleutherios Stamboulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185978/long-term-serial-changes-in-platelet-activation-indices-following-sirolimus-eluting-and-bare-metal-stents-implantation-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#12
Maria Marketou, George E Kochiadakis, Aikaterini Giaouzaki, Katerini Sfiridaki, Stelios Petousis, Fragiskos Maragoudakis, Konstantinos Roufas, Despoina Vougia, John Logakis, Gregory Chlouverakis, Panos E Vardas
BACKGROUND: Platelet activation is crucial in the development of stent thrombosis following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We carried out a long-term assessment of multiple factors implicated in the thrombotic process and markers of platelet activation, after implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), and we compared the results with those after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. METHODS: Forty-seven consecutive patients, aged <70 years, with severe stenosis (>70% narrowing of the lumen) of one major epicardial coronary artery and stable CAD, underwent successful elective PCI and were randomly allocated to SES (n=25) or BMS (n=22)...
February 6, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179146/prevalence-and-determinants-of-left-ventricular-geometric-abnormalities-in-hypertensive-patients-a-study-based-on-the-updated-classification-system-of-left-ventricular-geometry
#13
Tao Sha, Yu-Qing Huang, An-Ping Cai, Cheng Huang, Ying Zhang, Ji-Yan Chen, Ying-Ling Zhou, Xue-Ju Yu, Dan Zhou, Song-Tao Tang, Ying-Qing Feng, Ning Tan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether different risk factors were associated with different type of left ventricular (LV) geometric abnormalities. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 2290 hypertensive participants without other cardiovascular disease, valve disease and with ejection fraction≥50%. The type of LV geometric abnormality was defined on the basis of the new classification system. RESULTS: LV geometric abnormalities were detected in 1479 subjects (64...
February 4, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163153/olmesartan-worsening-known-thrombocytopenia-a-rare-side-effect-of-antihypertensive-drugs
#14
LETTER
Elias A Sanidas, Georgios Tzanis, Dimitris Papadopoulos, John Barbetseas, Vasilios Papademetriou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163152/effect-of-2-4-dinitrophenol-preconditioning-on-the-expression-levels-of-mesenchymal-markers-in-neonatal-cardiac-progenitors
#15
LETTER
Nazia Ahmed, Irfan Khan, Sumreen Begum, Asmat Salim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163151/the-revascularization-of-the-atrio-ventricular-node-artery-in-a-case-of-right-coronary-artery-occlusion-promptly-discontinue-the-atrio-ventricular-block
#16
LETTER
Michele M Ciulla, Matteo Astuti, Patizia Vivona, Enrico Gallazzi, Roberto Meazza, Federico Lombardi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163150/visualization-of-extensive-intraplaque-neovascularization-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
LETTER
S Koganti, A Karanasos, S Tu, R D Rakhit, E Regar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163149/double-infarction-after-acute-multivessel-coronary-artery-occlusion
#18
LETTER
Nikolaos Kafkas, Stylianos Dragasis, Stavros Georgopoulos, George Floros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163148/the-growing-role-of-echocardiography-in-interventional-cardiology-the-present-and-the-future
#19
REVIEW
A P Patrianakos, A A Zacharaki, E I Skalidis, M I Hamilos, F I Parthenakis, P E Vardas
As structural heart disease interventions continue to evolve to a sophisticated level, accurate and reliable imaging is required for pre-procedural selection of cases, intra-procedural guidance, post-procedural evaluation , as well as, for long-term follow-up of patients. Traditionally, cardiovascular procedures in the catheterization laboratory were guided by fluoroscopy and angiography. Advances in echocardiography can overcome most limitations of conventional imaging modalities and provide a successful completion of each step, of any catheter-based treatment...
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163147/senile-cardiac-amyloidosis-clinical-manifestations-and-non-invasive-diagnostic-approach
#20
Dimitrios Varvarousis, Kali Polytarchou, Nikolaos Daskalopoulos, Ioannis Mantas
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) refers to an uncommon storage disease leading to restrictive cardiomyopathy and conduction abnormalities. Survival is generally poor but depends strongly on the amyloid type. Wild type transthyretin amyloidosis or senile cardiac amyloidosis (SCA) is a disease of the >60-year age group, has a relatively better prognosis among the various amyloid types and is considered to be underdiagnosed. We describe a case of a patient with clinical signs and symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy and a suggested diagnosis of SCA and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach...
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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