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Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē

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EDITORIAL
Stefanos Gr Foussas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300667/characteristics-of-coronary-artery-disease-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-compared-to-patients-with-sinus-rhythm
#2
Lukas J Motloch, Sara Reda, Robert Larbig, Ariane Wolff, Karolina A Motloch, Bernhard Wernly, Christina Granitz, Michael Lichtenauer, Martin Wolny, Uta C Hoppe
BACKGROUND: With a high prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), CAD is one of the main risk factors for AF. However, little is known about the characteristics of CAD in AF patients. Especially, the question, whether a specific anatomical distribution of coronary artery stenoses might predispose to AF via atrial ischemia remains speculative. To address this issue, we evaluated potential associations between angiographic characteristics of CAD and AF...
March 11, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286169/re-intervention-of-a-fibrotic-lesion-in-a-saphenous-vein-graft-insights-into-the-procedural-characteristics-using-the-right-transradial-approach
#3
Georgia Vogiatzi, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Andreas Synetos, George Latsios, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285030/the-evolution-of-arterial-access-for-cardiac-catheterization-lessons-from-central-and-northern-greece
#4
EDITORIAL
Emmanouil S Brilakis, Aris Karatasakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286133/the-new-era-in-arrhythmias-management-from-medical-treatment-to-invasive-strategies
#5
EDITORIAL
Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286132/periprocedural-anticoagulation-in-patients-undergoing-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#6
EDITORIAL
Polychronis Dilaveris, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286131/a-case-of-aortic-arch-coarctation-biscupid-aortic-valve-and-aortic-sinus-aneurysm-in-an-adult-with-moderate-hypertension
#7
LETTER
Christina Chrysohoou, Vasiliki Katsi, Nikos Trikalinos, Aphrodite Tzifa, Nikos Alexopoulos, Stella Brili, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219794/atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-turning-point-towards-increased-morbidity-and-mortality
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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-elution-and-bare-metal-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#19
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 monitored markers of platelet activation after the implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Additionally, we compared these findings with those after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. METHODS: A cohort of 47 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...
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
#20
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
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