K Tsioufis

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Affiliation: Hippokration Hospital
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity and other factors on kidney haemodynamics
    Costas Tsioufis
    3 Kolokotroni Street, 15236, P Penteli, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 12:537-48. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Renal and cardiac effects of renal sympathetic denervation and carotid baroreceptor stimulation
    Costas Tsioufis
    3 Kolokotroni Street, 15236 P Panteli, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 12:55-62. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation exerts acute and chronic effects on renal hemodynamics in swine
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:987-92. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Peri-procedural care of renal nerve ablation candidates
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 8:217-23. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Lack of correlation between coronary flow reserve and vascular remodelling in hypertensive patients without left ventricular hypertrophy: an optical coherence tomography study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:426-31. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension: first experience in Greece with significant ambulatory blood pressure reduction
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:237-41. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:467-73. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of matrix metalloproteinases in diabetes mellitus
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Top Med Chem 12:1159-65. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The conjoint detrimental effect of chronic periodontal disease and systemic inflammation on asymmetric dimethyl-arginine in untreated hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 208:258-63. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy versus chronic kidney disease as predictors of cardiovascular events in hypertension: a Greek 6-year-follow-up study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 27:744-52. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity and other factors on kidney haemodynamics
    Costas Tsioufis
    3 Kolokotroni Street, 15236, P Penteli, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 12:537-48. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Renal and cardiac effects of renal sympathetic denervation and carotid baroreceptor stimulation
    Costas Tsioufis
    3 Kolokotroni Street, 15236 P Panteli, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 12:55-62. 2014
    ..The present review focuses on the association of SNS activation with renal and cardiac diseases and presents the cardiorenal effects of RSD and BAT in experimental and clinical settings. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation exerts acute and chronic effects on renal hemodynamics in swine
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:987-92. 2013
    ..We investigated the acute and chronic effects of catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) on renal hemodynamics assessed by average peak velocity (APV), renal blood flow (RBF), renal flow reserve (RFR) and resistive index (RI)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Peri-procedural care of renal nerve ablation candidates
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 8:217-23. 2013
    ..In conclusion, in order to improve the overall clinical outcome and achieve optimal management of resistant hypertensive patients before and after the RNA, experienced and certified centers are of major importance. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Lack of correlation between coronary flow reserve and vascular remodelling in hypertensive patients without left ventricular hypertrophy: an optical coherence tomography study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:426-31. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the relationships between coronary flow reserve (CFR), coronary intima thickness (IT), and intima-media thickness (IMT) in hypertensive patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension: first experience in Greece with significant ambulatory blood pressure reduction
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:237-41. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:467-73. 2012
    ..Running evidence supports a prognostic value of an exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise (EBPR). The impact of the metabolic syndrome (MS) on EBPR in hypertensive patients has not been investigated...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of matrix metalloproteinases in diabetes mellitus
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Top Med Chem 12:1159-65. 2012
    ..An excess of MMPs may contribute in poor diabetic wound healing. Future research should further clarify the role of MMPs within the pathophysiological substrate of diabetes, as well as potential therapeutic options...
  9. doi request reprint The conjoint detrimental effect of chronic periodontal disease and systemic inflammation on asymmetric dimethyl-arginine in untreated hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 208:258-63. 2010
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  10. doi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy versus chronic kidney disease as predictors of cardiovascular events in hypertension: a Greek 6-year-follow-up study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 27:744-52. 2009
    ..We assessed the comparative prognostic role of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) for major cardiovascular events in a prospective observational study in Greek essential hypertensive patients...
  11. doi request reprint Left ventricular mass but not geometry determines left atrial size in the early stages of hypertension
    C Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:674-9. 2009
    ..LA size assessed either by its diameter or by volume is closely related only to LV mass index and not to any specific LV geometric pattern in the early stages of essential hypertension...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of waist circumference on cardiac phenotype in hypertensives according to gender
    Costas P Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:177-82. 2009
    ..The adverse effect of abdominal obesity on LV alterations is more pronounced among female hypertensives, suggesting that routine measurement of waist circumference provides additional information on cardiac phenotype especially in women...
  13. doi request reprint Exercise blood pressure response, albuminuria, and arterial stiffness in hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Med 121:894-902. 2008
    ..We investigated the relationships of a hypertensive response to exercise with urinary albumin excretion and arterial stiffness in hypertensives...
  14. doi request reprint Myocardial and aortic stiffening in the early course of primary aldosteronism
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 31:431-6. 2008
    ..Primary aldosteronism (PA) has been experimentally and clinically linked to myocardial and vascular fibrosis, and it has been further associated with left ventricular (LV) structural adaptations...
  15. doi request reprint Association of obstructive sleep apnea with urinary albumin excretion in essential hypertension: a cross-sectional study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:285-93. 2008
    ..Microalbuminuria reflects a state of widespread vascular dysfunction, whereas obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) further promotes atherosclerotic damage in hypertension...
  16. doi request reprint Disturbed circadian blood pressure rhythm and C-reactive protein in essential hypertension
    C Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 22:501-8. 2008
    ..Furthermore, ambulatory PP and nocturnal systolic BP fall interrelate and participate in the inflammatory processes that accompany non-dipping state...
  17. ncbi request reprint Leontio Lyceum ALbuminuria (3L Study) epidemiological study: aims, design and preliminary findings
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:476-83. 2009
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  18. doi request reprint Managing hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea: the interplay of continuous positive airway pressure, medication and chronotherapy
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    J Hypertens 28:875-82. 2010
    ..Furthermore, as hypertensive patients with obstructive sleep apnea frequently exhibit a disturbed circadian BP pattern, chronotherapy emerges as a possible therapeutic supplement...
  19. doi request reprint Relation between physical activity and blood pressure levels in young Greek adolescents: the Leontio Lyceum Study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 21:63-8. 2011
    ..Thus, the purpose of our study was to assess the level of PA in Greek adolescents and its relation to BP levels...
  20. doi request reprint Relationships of osteoprotegerin with albuminuria and asymmetric dimethylarginine in essential hypertension: integrating vascular dysfunction
    Costas Tsioufis
    University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, 3 Kolokotroni Street, 15236 P Penteli, Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Ther Targets 15:1347-53. 2011
    ..To investigate the inter-relationships of osteoprotegerin (OPG) with albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) and asymmetric dimethylargine (ADMA) in hypertensive patients...
  21. doi request reprint Periodontitis and blood pressure: the concept of dental hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 219:1-9. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Microalbuminuria in the paediatric age: current knowledge and emerging questions
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 100:1180-4. 2011
    ..In everyday practice if persistent MA is present at a young age, especially in the setting of diabetes, further investigation of cardiovascular risk factors, a more careful follow-up and dietary/lifestyle interventions are needed...
  23. doi request reprint Comparative prognostic role of nighttime blood pressure and nondipping profile on renal outcomes
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Nephrol 33:277-88. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint Periodontal disease severity and urinary albumin excretion in middle-aged hypertensive patients
    Costas Tsioufis
    Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 107:52-8. 2011
    ..In conclusion, in untreated middle-aged hypertensive patients, periodontal disease indexes and hs-CRP have a synergistic effect on UACR levels independently of the underlying hemodynamic load...
  25. doi request reprint Increased nighttime blood pressure or nondipping profile for prediction of cardiovascular outcomes
    C Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 25:281-93. 2011
    ..Our findings suggest that nocturnal BP including the phenotype of isolated nocturnal hypertension is better associated with CV target organ damage and 'hard end points' as compared with the nondipping pattern...
  26. doi request reprint Association of resistin with urinary albumin excretion in nondiabetic patients with essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 23:681-6. 2010
    ..In this study, we investigated the relationship of increased resistin levels with urinary albumin excretion, expressed as the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), an established index of diffuse vascular damage, in hypertensives...
  27. doi request reprint ADMA, C-reactive protein, and albuminuria in untreated essential hypertension: a cross-sectional study
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:1050-9. 2010
    ..Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and subclinical inflammation are associated with atherosclerosis progression, whereas microalbuminuria is an established index of hypertensive organ damage...
  28. doi request reprint Evidence for no global effect of metabolic syndrome per se on early hypertensive sequelae
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 26:773-9. 2008
    ..In the present study we assessed the impact of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components on markers of cardiovascular and renal damage in a population of essential hypertensives...
  29. ncbi request reprint Low-grade inflammation and hypoadiponectinaemia have an additive detrimental effect on aortic stiffness in essential hypertensive patients
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Heart J 28:1162-9. 2007
    ..In this study, we investigated the combined effect of increased high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-C-reactive protein) and hypoadiponectinaemia on aortic stiffness in essential hypertensive subjects...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nondipping status does not attenuate the conjugated estrogen-induced improvement in aortic stiffness in postmenopausal women with untreated hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 18:607-11. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Successful right coronary artery drug-eluting stent implantation in a male patient with situs inversus
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 52:262-4. 2011
    ..Although the interventional management of such individuals follows the standard general rules, there are also some technical aspects that should be taken into consideration in this special clinical setting...
  32. ncbi request reprint Inter-relationships of microalbuminuria with the other surrogates of the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, 43 Agias Marinas Street, 15127 Melissia, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:470-6. 2004
    ..Whether management of hypertensive populations may be improved by UAER monitoring and whether the reduction of UAER can decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains to be determined in the future...
  33. ncbi request reprint The controversial role of serum uric acid in essential hypertension: relationships with indices of target organ damage
    C Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Athens University, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 19:211-7. 2005
    ..Whether these inter-relationships may elucidate the clinical positioning of augmented SUA in this setting remains to be clarified in future studies...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relation of left ventricular concentric remodeling to levels of C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A in patients with essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 96:252-6. 2005
    ..005 for the 2 markers). In conclusion, alterations in LV geometry are associated with increased serum CRP and SAA levels in patients who are newly diagnosed with essential hypertension...
  35. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is accompanied by increased aortic stiffness in the early stages of essential hypertension: a TDI approach
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokratio Hospital, 43 Agias Marinas Street, Melissia 15127, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 23:1745-50. 2005
    ..To investigate the inter-relationship between aortic stiffness and left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in subjects with newly diagnosed uncomplicated essential hypertension...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation of microalbuminuria to adiponectin and augmented C-reactive protein levels in men with essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 96:946-51. 2005
    ..In conclusion, microalbuminuria is accompanied by decreased adiponectin and increased hs-CRP levels in the setting of essential hypertension, reflecting a rather diffuse atherosclerotic process...
  37. ncbi request reprint The interplay between haemodynamic load, brain natriuretic peptide and left atrial size in the early stages of essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 24:965-72. 2006
    ..Left atrial (LA) enlargement is an index of adverse cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate any possible correlation between haemodynamic load, neurohumoral factors and LA size in the early stages of essential hypertension...
  38. pmc A footprint of brucella infection: enormous saccular aneurysm of the ascending aorta
    K Tsioufis
    Heart 92:1308. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint The emerging role of subclinical inflammation in hypertension-associated early renal dysfunction: focus on microalbuminuria
    Costas Tsioufis
    Cardiology Department, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:361-5. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint The incremental effect of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome on arterial stiffness in newly diagnosed essential hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:141-6. 2007
    ..We investigated whether essential hypertensive individuals with OSAS are characterized by increased arterial stiffness...
  41. ncbi request reprint Diverse associations of microalbuminuria with C-reactive protein, interleukin-18 and soluble CD 40 ligand in male essential hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 19:462-6. 2006
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  42. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of active extracellular matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in patients with essential hypertension before and after antihypertensive treatment
    A Zervoudaki
    Department of Cardiology, Athens University, Hippokratio Hospital, 3 Athanasiou Diakou Str, GR 151 22, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 17:119-24. 2003
    ..A 6 month treatment with amlodipine can normalize MMP-9 but not MMP-2 plasma concentrations. The hypothesis that antihypertensive treatment may modulate collagen metabolism remains to be determined by further studies...
  43. doi request reprint Independent association of circulating resistin with glomerular filtration rate in the early stages of essential hypertension
    K Dimitriadis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:668-73. 2009
    ..Moreover, the independent association of resistin with eGFR suggests involvement of resistin in the progression of kidney damage in the early stages of hypertension...
  44. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria is associated with unfavourable cardiac geometric adaptations in essential hypertensive subjects
    C Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 16:249-54. 2002
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  45. ncbi request reprint Exaggerated carotid sinus massage responses are related to severe coronary artery disease in patients being evaluated for chest pain
    Costas P Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 25:161-6. 2002
    ..Previous studies have reported that carotid sinus massage responses are associated with advancing age and carotid or coronary artery disease...
  46. doi request reprint Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on diffuse inflammatory activation of de novo atheromatous lesions: implications for systemic inflammation
    K Toutouzas
    First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Holargos, Greece
    Diabetes Metab 35:299-304. 2009
    ..We investigated whether or not, in patients with DM, thermal heterogeneity of culprit lesions (CLs) correlates with that of non-culprit lesions (NCLs) and with systemic inflammation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of clonidine on left ventricular pressure-volume relation in hypertensive patients with diastolic heart dysfunction
    C Stefanadis
    Hippokration Hospital, Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 15:635-42. 2001
    ..The improvement may be attributable in part to withdrawal of direct sympathetic influence on the myocardium and in part to the indirect effect of systemic, pulmonary and coronary artery relaxation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers in essential hypertension: potential clinical implications
    Elli Stefanadi
    1st Cardiology Unit, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 8:509-16. 2010
    ..However, further randomized studies are required to determine the potential favorable effects of suppression of inflammation in the management of arterial hypertension...
  49. ncbi request reprint Choice of antihypertensive treatment in subjects with pre-diabetes. Is there a dream after the navigator
    Ioanna Eleftheriadou
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 9:715-22. 2011
    ..Thus, for patients with pre-diabetes it is wise to choose medications with the least diabetogenic potential and until more data are available, it seems prudent to restrict use of diuretics and classic β- blockers...
  50. doi request reprint Prognostic clinical and angiographic characteristics for the development of a new significant lesion in remote segments after successful percutaneous coronary intervention
    E Tsiamis
    First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 143:29-34. 2010
    ..The purpose of the study was to investigate the clinical and angiographic factors related to the progression of non-culprit lesions (NCL) of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relationships between new risk factors and circadian blood pressure variation in untreated subjects with essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 15:600-4. 2002
    ..05 for both). These findings suggest that the increased UAE observed in nondipper hypertensive subjects possibly represents a useful indicator-for future target organ damage...
  52. ncbi request reprint Conjugated estrogen administration improves common carotid artery elastic properties in normotensive postmenopausal women
    Ioannis Kallikazaros
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 25:167-72. 2002
    ..Various vascular effects of estrogens have been proposed to explain further the beneficial effect of replacement therapy in cardiovascular events...
  53. ncbi request reprint Carotid sinus stimulation responses are related with arterial elastic properties in hypertensive subjects
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 16:914-8. 2003
    ..However, there is little information regarding the contribution of the functional arterial status in the degree of CSStim responses at the very early stages of the hypertensive disease...
  54. ncbi request reprint Effects of insulin dependence on inflammatory process, thrombotic mechanisms and endothelial function, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary atherosclerosis
    Charalambos Antoniades
    A Cardiology Department, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 30:295-300. 2007
    ..Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, increased thrombogenicity and abnormal inflammatory response...
  55. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria is closely related to impaired arterial elasticity in untreated patients with essential hypertension
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nephron Clin Pract 93:c106-11. 2003
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  56. ncbi request reprint Correlation of systemic inflammation with local inflammatory activity in non-culprit lesions: beneficial effect of statins
    Konstantinos Toutouzas
    Int J Cardiol 119:368-73. 2007
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  57. pmc Estrogen-induced improvement in coronary flow responses during atrial pacing in relation to endothelin-1 levels in postmenopausal women without coronary disease
    Ioannis Kallikazaros
    Cardiology Department and University Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital of Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:705-14. 2008
    ..The cardioprotective role of hormonal replacement therapy remains in doubt, but interest is increasing in the vascular effects of estrogens especially in coronary circulation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Relation between local temperature and C-reactive protein levels in patients with coronary artery disease: effects of atorvastatin treatment
    Christodoulos Stefanadis
    First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 192:396-400. 2007
    ..Atorvastatin has a parallel effect on systemic and local inflammatory process in patients with coronary artery disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint The impact of early administration of low-dose atorvastatin treatment on inflammatory process, in patients with unstable angina and low cholesterol level
    Dimitris Tousoulis
    Cardiology Unit, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 69 S Karagiorga, 16675, Glifada, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 109:48-52. 2006
    ..In this study we assessed the effects of low-dose atorvastatin treatment, on inflammatory process in patients admitted for unstable angina with low cholesterol level...
  60. ncbi request reprint Communication between left main stem trunk and proximal segment of left anterior descending coronary artery rescues left ventricular ejection fraction of a patient with three-vessel disease
    Costas Tsioufis
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 57:229-30. 2002
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  61. ncbi request reprint Effects of antioxidant vitamins C and E on endothelial function and thrombosis/fibrinolysis system in smokers
    Charalambos Antoniades
    Cardiology Unit, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 89:990-5. 2003
    ..In conclusion, combined administration of vitamin C and vitamin E at high dosages, improved endothelial function and decreased plasma levels of PAI-1, vWF and PAI-1/tPA ratio in chronic smokers...
  62. ncbi request reprint The cooling effect of coronary blood flow on heart: a new approach
    Christodoulous Stefanadis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, 114 Vas Sophias, Athens, Attiki, Greece
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:455-8. 2004
    ..Coronary sinus blood temperature increased during interruption of coronary blood flow with balloon dilatation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Thermal heterogeneity in stable human coronary atherosclerotic plaques is underestimated in vivo: the "cooling effect" of blood flow
    Christodoulos Stefanadis
    Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:403-8. 2003
    ..This study investigated whether temperature measurements are influenced by blood flow...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking on nitric oxide synthesis in epicardial normal and atheromatous coronary arteries
    Costas Tentolouris
    Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 95:69-73. 2004
    ..05). Therefore, the difference in vasomotor response to LNMMA in relation to smoking is localised to the proximal coronary segments...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of combined administration of vitamins C and E on reactive hyperemia and inflammatory process in chronic smokers
    Dimitris Tousoulis
    Cardiology Unit, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 69 S Karagiorga, 16675 Glifada, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 170:261-7. 2003
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