Anna A Ahimastos

Summary

Affiliation: Alfred Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effect of ramipril on walking times and quality of life among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Rd Central, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008 Australia
    JAMA 309:453-60. 2013
  2. doi request reprint A role for plasma transforming growth factor-beta and matrix metalloproteinases in aortic aneurysm surveillance in Marfan syndrome?
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 209:211-4. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of perindopril on large artery stiffness and aortic root diameter in patients with Marfan syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Heart Research Institute, Central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 298:1539-47. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: ramipril markedly improves walking ability in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a randomized trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker Heart Research Institute, Alfred Hospital, and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 144:660-4. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Reduced arterial stiffness may contribute to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor induced improvements in walking time in peripheral arterial disease patients
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Hypertens 26:1037-42. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex steroids modulate human aortic smooth muscle cell matrix protein deposition and matrix metalloproteinase expression
    Alaina K Natoli
    Baker Heart Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hypertension 46:1129-34. 2005
  7. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the outcome of endovascular and noninvasive therapies in the treatment of intermittent claudication
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Vasc Surg 54:1511-21. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Ramipril reduces large-artery stiffness in peripheral arterial disease and promotes elastogenic remodeling in cell culture
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Medical Research Institute, P O Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008, Australia
    Hypertension 45:1194-9. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Oral nitrate therapy does not affect glucose metabolism in healthy men
    Darren C Henstridge
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 36:1086-92. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness and coronary ischemic disease
    Bronwyn A Kingwell
    Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Adv Cardiol 44:125-38. 2007

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Effect of ramipril on walking times and quality of life among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Rd Central, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008 Australia
    JAMA 309:453-60. 2013
    ..Approximately one-third of patients with peripheral artery disease experience intermittent claudication, with consequent loss of quality of life...
  2. doi request reprint A role for plasma transforming growth factor-beta and matrix metalloproteinases in aortic aneurysm surveillance in Marfan syndrome?
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 209:211-4. 2010
    ..We hypothesised that reduction in aortic diameter would correlate with reduction in plasma TGF-beta and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) levels...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of perindopril on large artery stiffness and aortic root diameter in patients with Marfan syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Heart Research Institute, Central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 298:1539-47. 2007
    ..Aortic stiffness is increased in Marfan syndrome contributing to aortic dilatation and rupture, the major cause of premature death in this population. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to reduce arterial stiffness...
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: ramipril markedly improves walking ability in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a randomized trial
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker Heart Research Institute, Alfred Hospital, and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 144:660-4. 2006
    ..Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects up to 12% of adults older than 50 years of age. Conventional therapies have only modest effects in improving symptoms...
  5. doi request reprint Reduced arterial stiffness may contribute to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor induced improvements in walking time in peripheral arterial disease patients
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Hypertens 26:1037-42. 2008
    ..In the current analysis in the same patient cohort, we hypothesized that this relationship may, in part, be causal...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex steroids modulate human aortic smooth muscle cell matrix protein deposition and matrix metalloproteinase expression
    Alaina K Natoli
    Baker Heart Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hypertension 46:1129-34. 2005
    ..In conclusion, female sex steroids promote an elastic matrix profile, which likely contributes to variation in large artery stiffness observed between sexes and with changes in hormonal status across the lifespan...
  7. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the outcome of endovascular and noninvasive therapies in the treatment of intermittent claudication
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Vasc Surg 54:1511-21. 2011
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized trials assessing the efficacy of endovascular therapy (EVT) compared with noninvasive therapies for the treatment of intermittent claudication...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ramipril reduces large-artery stiffness in peripheral arterial disease and promotes elastogenic remodeling in cell culture
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Medical Research Institute, P O Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008, Australia
    Hypertension 45:1194-9. 2005
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  9. doi request reprint Oral nitrate therapy does not affect glucose metabolism in healthy men
    Darren C Henstridge
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 36:1086-92. 2009
    ..4. In conclusion, these results indicate that acute oral nitrate therapy does not influence glucose metabolism. Studies using NO donors in a chronic setting are required to clarify the role of NO in mediating peripheral glucose uptake...
  10. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness and coronary ischemic disease
    Bronwyn A Kingwell
    Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Adv Cardiol 44:125-38. 2007
    ..However, it remains to be elucidated whether agents specifically targeted to reduce large artery stiffness provide ischemic protection in the setting of coronary disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in large artery stiffness pre- and post puberty
    Anna A Ahimastos
    Alfred and Baker Medical Unit, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008 Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5375-80. 2003
    ..Together these data suggest that large artery stiffness varies intrinsically between genders but is also modulated by both male and female sex steroids...