Maria I Anastasiou-Nana

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiosphere-derived Progenitor Cells for Myocardial Repair Following Myocardial Infarction
    Vasilios Sousonis
    3rd Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, 67 Mikras Asias Street, 11 527, Athens, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 20:2003-11. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term intermittent dobutamine infusion, combined with oral amiodarone for end-stage heart failure: a randomized double-blind study
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chest 125:1198-204. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Moderate systemic hypotension during reperfusion reduces the coronary blood flow and increases the size of myocardial infarction in pigs
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chest 125:1492-9. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Reverse left ventricular remodeling by intermittent dobutamine infusions and amiodarone in end-stage heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 108:237-43. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary and peripheral arterial thrombosis following percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with previously undiagnosed inherited thrombophilia
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Can J Cardiol 19:1063-5. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial uptake and heart rate variability in chronic congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 96:427-31. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of intermittent, long-term, concomitant dobutamine and levosimendan infusions in severe heart failure refractory to dobutamine alone
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 95:768-71. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of levosimendan added to dobutamine in patients with decompensated advanced heart failure refractory to dobutamine alone
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 94:1329-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of transient myocardial ischemia on the ventricular defibrillation threshold
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:97-101. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Etiology of anemia in patients with advanced heart failure
    John N Nanas
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2485-9. 2006

Collaborators

  • John V Terrovitis
  • Stavros G Drakos
  • Kyriaki Venetsanou
  • Magdi H Yacoub
  • Efstratios I Charitos
  • Savvas T Toumanidis
  • Spyridon D Moulopoulos
  • Eirini Grapsa
  • John P Lekakis
  • George S Alexopoulos
  • John N Nanas
  • Eleftheria P Tsagalou
  • John Kanakakis
  • Serafim N Nanas
  • Argirios Ntalianis
  • Michael J Bonios
  • Christos E Charitos
  • Charalampos N Pierrakos
  • Elias Tsolakis
  • Elias J Tsolakis
  • Vasilios Sousonis
  • Argirios Dalianis
  • Elisabet E Kaldara-Papatheodorou
  • Konstantinos G Malliaras
  • Paraskevi Dolou
  • Argirios S Ntalianis
  • Georgios P Kranidiotis
  • Argyrios S Ntalianis
  • Nikolaos Lazaris
  • George D Maroulidis
  • Pavlos M Myrianthefs
  • Christos Charitos
  • Panagiotis E Kontoleon
  • Zafiria J Margari
  • Theodoros G Papaioannou
  • John Nanas
  • Elisavet Kaldara
  • Dimitrios Koudoumas
  • Michael Argiriou
  • Elisabeth E Kaldara
  • Konstantinos Malliaras
  • Emmanuel Skoumbourdis
  • Paraskevi T Voidonikola
  • Meletios K Dimopoulos
  • Stylianos Rokas
  • Fotios T Katsaros
  • Panagiotis Tzoumele
  • Panagiotis Charbis
  • Pantelis Gounopoulos
  • Fotis Katsaros
  • Apostolia Gika
  • Theodoros Papaioannou
  • Emmanuel Agapitos
  • Elias Karabatsos
  • Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
  • Zafeiria J Margari
  • George J Baltopoulos
  • Nikolaos Smigadis
  • Stavros K Dimopoulos
  • Smaragdo G Kapsimalakou
  • Anargyros S Dalianis
  • Drosos Karageorgopoulos
  • John E Kanakakis
  • Anastasia Leonti
  • Panagiotis D Papazoglou
  • Dimitrios Ch Sakellariou
  • Ourania G Papazachou
  • Christina A Mpatziou
  • Charis Roussos
  • Charis Matsouka
  • Panagiotis Papazoglou
  • Seraphim N Nanas
  • Nikolaos Agrios
  • Antonios Doufas
  • Ageliki Eleftheriou
  • Thomas Moon
  • Kostantinos Christodoulou
  • Emmanuel M Mavrikakis
  • Dimitrios Mitsibounas
  • Costantinos X Siafakas
  • Panagiotis P Papazoglou
  • Zafiria Margari
  • Christos Kassiotis
  • Ourania Papazachou
  • Ageliki C Rapti
  • Petros D Papapetrou
  • Alekos Gougoulakis
  • Vasiliki Ktenas
  • Emmanuel V Agapitos
  • Dimitrios S Mathioulakis

Detail Information

Publications60

  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiosphere-derived Progenitor Cells for Myocardial Repair Following Myocardial Infarction
    Vasilios Sousonis
    3rd Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, 67 Mikras Asias Street, 11 527, Athens, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 20:2003-11. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term intermittent dobutamine infusion, combined with oral amiodarone for end-stage heart failure: a randomized double-blind study
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chest 125:1198-204. 2004
    ..To examine the effects of long-term intermittent dobutamine infusion, combined with oral amiodarone in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) refractory to standard medical treatment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Moderate systemic hypotension during reperfusion reduces the coronary blood flow and increases the size of myocardial infarction in pigs
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chest 125:1492-9. 2004
    ..s: To examine the effects of low arterial BP (ABP) during reperfusion on the extent of myocardial infarction and on coronary blood flow (CBF) in an occlusion/reperfusion experimental model...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reverse left ventricular remodeling by intermittent dobutamine infusions and amiodarone in end-stage heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 108:237-43. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary and peripheral arterial thrombosis following percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with previously undiagnosed inherited thrombophilia
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Can J Cardiol 19:1063-5. 2003
    ..Inherited thrombophilia should be considered as a possible cause of arterial thrombosis following PCI...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial uptake and heart rate variability in chronic congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 96:427-31. 2005
    ..310, 95% CI 0.101 to 0.954, p = 0.041) but not with all-cause mortality. In conclusion, cardiac I-123-MIBG imaging identifies patients with CHF at high risk of dying and may be a more reliable predictor of overall mortality than HRV...
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of intermittent, long-term, concomitant dobutamine and levosimendan infusions in severe heart failure refractory to dobutamine alone
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 95:768-71. 2005
    ..0002, log-rank test)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of levosimendan added to dobutamine in patients with decompensated advanced heart failure refractory to dobutamine alone
    John N Nanas
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 94:1329-32. 2004
    ..002) mean decrease in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure compared with measurements obtained after 24 hours of dobutamine infusion alone. Symptoms were alleviated in all patients, and all but 3 were discharged from the hospital...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of transient myocardial ischemia on the ventricular defibrillation threshold
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:97-101. 2005
    ..Acute myocardial ischemia and the mode of ventricular fibrillation (VF) induction influence the ventricular defibrillation threshold (DFT)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Etiology of anemia in patients with advanced heart failure
    John N Nanas
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2485-9. 2006
    ..We prospectively investigated the causes of anemia in patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Myocardial ischaemic preconditioning in the pig has no effect on the ventricular fibrillation and defibrillation thresholds
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Makedonias 24, 104 33 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 64:373-6. 2005
    ..This study examined the time course of changes in ventricular fibrillation (VFT) and defibrillation (DFT) thresholds during transient myocardial ischaemia after a 45 min preconditioning period...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of amiodarone therapy in patients with severe congestive heart failure and intolerance to metoprolol
    Maria I Anastasiou-Nana
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 90:1017-9. 2002
  13. pmc Stauffer's syndrome as a prominent manifestation of renal cancer: a case report
    Georgios P Kranidiotis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Cases J 2:49. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pulsatile with nonpulsatile mechanical support in a porcine model of profound cardiogenic shock
    Stavros G Drakos
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    ASAIO J 51:26-9. 2005
    ..003), and left anterior descending artery flow from 26 +/- 10 to 39 +/- 14 ml/min (p = 0.001). In profound CS, mechanical support provided by a continuous flow CP is enhanced by the added pulsatility of the IABP...
  15. doi request reprint Increase in coronary blood flow by intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in a porcine model of myocardial reperfusion
    Michael J Bonios
    3rd Department of Cardiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 138:253-60. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to measure the changes in coronary blood flow induced by intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation in normal and reperfused porcine myocardium...
  16. ncbi request reprint Time course of fibrillation and defibrillation thresholds after an intravenous bolus of amiodarone--an experimental study
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Makedonias 24, 104 33 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 61:83-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the early time course of changes in VFT and defibrillation thresholds (DFT) after an intravenous bolus of amiodarone in an experimental pig model of transient myocardial ischemia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ventilatory response to exercise and kinetics of oxygen recovery are similar in cardiac transplant recipients and patients with mild chronic heart failure
    Serafim N Nanas
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, National and Kapodestrian University, Athens, Greece
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:1154-9. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the ventilatory response to exercise and the kinetics of oxygen (O(2)) recovery in heart transplant recipients (HTR) compared to healthy volunteers (HV) and heart failure patients...
  18. doi request reprint Myocardial sympathetic innervation and long-term left ventricular mechanical unloading
    Stavros G Drakos
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens, and Division of Nuclear Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:64-70. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) on myocardial sympathetic innervation of the failing heart...
  19. doi request reprint Mechanical assistance by intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation during reperfusion increases coronary blood flow and mitigates the no-reflow phenomenon: an experimental study
    Charalampos N Pierrakos
    3rd Department of Cardiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    Artif Organs 35:867-74. 2011
    ..After prolonged myocardial ischemia, IABP assistance started just 10 min before and throughout reperfusion increased CBF and limited infarct size and extent of NRP...
  20. doi request reprint Intermittent inotropic infusions combined with prophylactic oral amiodarone for patients with decompensated end-stage heart failure
    Stavros G Drakos
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 53:157-61. 2009
    ..We examined whether intermittent inotropic agents combined with oral amiodarone to prevent the proarrhythmic effect of inotropic agents results in better outcomes...
  21. doi request reprint Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation and delayed revascularization for myocardial infarction and shock in the absence of primary angioplasty: a treatment strategy with or without thrombolysis?
    Stavros G Drakos
    University of Athens School of Medicine, 3rd Cardiology Department, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Coron Artery Dis 19:521-6. 2008
    ..The use of TT in this setting, however, remains controversial...
  22. doi request reprint Depressed coronary flow reserve is associated with decreased myocardial capillary density in patients with heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Third Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1391-8. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between coronary flow reserve (CFR) and myocardial capillary density (MCD) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and normal coronary arteries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone attenuates the proarrhythmic effects of dobutamine in patients with advanced congestive heart failure
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:193-8. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the effects of oral amiodarone on the arrhythmias caused by dobutamine in patients with advanced CHF...
  24. doi request reprint Effects of intra-aortic balloon pump versus centrifugal pump on myocardial energetics and systemic circulation in a porcine model of rapidly worsening acute heart failure
    Argyrios S Ntalianis
    3rd Cardiology Department of University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    ASAIO J 54:600-5. 2008
    ..However, afterload reduction offered principally by the IABP seems preferable for the recovery of the acutely failing heart...
  25. doi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of levosimendan in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock and high systemic vascular resistance
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Acute Card Care 11:99-106. 2009
    ..The present study was undertaken to evaluate the hemodynamic effects of supplemental therapy with levosimendan (LEVO) in acute myocardial infarction (MI) and refractory cardiogenic shock (CS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lowering of furosemide dosage after clinical stabilization in patients with congestive heart failure
    George P Alexopoulos
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 58:513-7. 2003
    ..This study was performed to examine the safety of reducing the long-term doses of furosemide administered to patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) stabilized on a standard medical treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of high doses versus standard doses of enalapril on endothelial cell function in patients with chronic congestive heart failure secondary to idiopathic dilated or ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Stavros G Drakos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 91:885-8. 2003
  28. doi request reprint Multicenter randomized trial of facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention with low-dose tenecteplase in patients with acute myocardial infarction: the Athens PCI trial
    John Kanakakis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:398-405. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint No effect of stem cell mobilization with GM-CSF on infarct size and left ventricular function in experimental acute myocardial infarction
    John Terrovitis
    University of Athens, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Makedonias 24, 10433, Athens, Greece
    Basic Res Cardiol 99:241-6. 2004
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Reverse cardiac remodeling enabled by mechanical unloading of the left ventricle
    Konstantinos G Malliaras
    Third Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2:114-25. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Long-term survival and outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock
    Stavros G Drakos
    Third Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 32:E4-8. 2009
    ..However, little data exist regarding the long-term outcomes of patients who survived the acute phase of MI and were discharged from the hospital...
  32. doi request reprint Reverse electrophysiologic remodeling after cardiac mechanical unloading for end-stage nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Stavros G Drakos
    Third Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:764-9. 2011
    ..However, its effect on arrhythmogenicity is a controversial issue, and prospective data are lacking. We sought to investigate the impact of LVAD-induced unloading on the electrical properties of the failing heart...
  33. doi request reprint Anemia in chronic heart failure
    Stavros G Drakos
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Congest Heart Fail 15:87-92. 2009
    ..Potential benefits of therapy with supplemental hematinics such as iron, subcutaneous erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, or both will also be discussed...
  34. doi request reprint Anemia in heart failure: pathophysiologic insights and treatment options
    John V Terrovitis
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Future Cardiol 5:71-81. 2009
    ..In this review, the recent advances in elucidating the mechanisms leading to anemia in the setting of heart failure are presented and the evidence supporting the use of different treatment approaches are discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Immediate relief of congestive heart failure by ventricular pacing in chronic bradycardia
    Argirios Ntalianis
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Rev 14:e14-5. 2006
    ..The role of chronic bradycardia in the development of congestive heart failure is discussed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Superior performance of a paraaortic counterpulsation device compared to the intraaortic balloon pump
    John V Terrovitis
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vas Sofias Av and K Lourou, 115 28, Athens, Greece
    World J Surg 27:1311-6. 2003
    ..The simplicity of its implantation, together with the ability of the standard IABP consoles to control its function, make it a promising device for mechanical assistance of the failing heart...
  37. ncbi request reprint Indium-111 monoclonal antimyosin cardiac scintigraphy in suspected acute myocarditis: evolution and diagnostic impact
    Zafiria J Margari
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 90:239-45. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Cardiogenic shock due to isolated right ventricular infarction in an elderly woman
    John Kanakakis
    University ofAthens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:242-4. 2006
    ..Isolated right ventricular infarction accounted for the cardiogenic shock in this elderly patient. She received conservative medical treatment and was discharged in good condition...
  39. ncbi request reprint Hormonal profile in patients with congestive heart failure
    Panagiotis E Kontoleon
    2nd Endocrinology Division, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 87:179-83. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to measure growth hormone concentrations, along with various other hormones, in patients with stable chronic congestive heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation from adrenaline resistant electro-mechanical dissociation facilitated by levosimendan in a young man with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 68:147-9. 2006
    ..The anti-stunning properties of levosimendan probably attenuated post-ischaemic myocardial dysfunction and helped to restore normal cardiac output...
  41. ncbi request reprint Ventricular-assist devices for the treatment of chronic heart failure
    Stavros G Drakos
    University of Athens Medical School, 3rd Department of Cardiology, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 5:571-84. 2007
    ....
  42. doi request reprint The challenge of treating congestion in advanced heart failure
    Michael J Bonios
    The Third Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Medical School, 67 M Asias Street, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 9:1181-91. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Reverse remodeling during long-term mechanical unloading of the left ventricle
    Stavros G Drakos
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, 24 Makedonias, 104 33, Athens, Greece
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 43:231-42. 2007
    ..In addition, this kind of information will enable changes in the strategy of myocardial recovery by modifying the duration and scale of the unloading regimen or by combining it with other treatments that promote reverse remodeling...
  44. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous coronary artery dissection as a cause of acute myocardial infarction in the postpartum period
    John V Terrovitis
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Rev 13:211-3. 2005
    ..The patient's in-hospital and long-term clinical course and prognosis are described and the potential pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed. Finally, the treatment options for this rare entity are presented...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of myocardial performance index to predict mild rejection in cardiac transplantation
    Savvas T Toumanidis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 27:352-8. 2004
    ..Early diagnosis of heart transplant rejection is mandatory, since even mild rejection can rapidly progress to more severe rejection. Noninvasive diagnosis of heart transplant rejection still remains a challenge...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cardiac tamponade rapidly evolving toward constrictive pericarditis and shock as a first manifestation of noncardiac cancer
    Elias J Tsolakis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Card Surg 19:134-5. 2004
    ..Cardiac tamponade of unknown origin should prompt a search for metastatic carcinoma, including in presence of a negative cytology...
  47. doi request reprint Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for the treatment of myocardial infarction complicated by acute severe heart failure
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Department of 3rd Cardiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Makedonias, Athens, Greece
    Congest Heart Fail 15:35-40. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Ultrafiltration in the treatment of severe congestive heart failure
    Eirini Grapsa
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 36:269-72. 2004
    ..Vacuum ultrafiltration, hemodialysis, or a combination of both was used in patients with severe CHF (NYHA class IV), severe edema, and insensitivity to pharmacological treatment with diuretics...
  49. ncbi request reprint Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis after chemotherapy for multiple myeloma
    John V Terrovitis
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Greece
    Clin Lymphoma 5:194-6. 2004
    ..We report a case of secondary hemophagocytic syndrome after chemotherapy for multiple myeloma, which responded dramatically to dexamethasone, etoposide, and cyclosporin A...
  50. ncbi request reprint Possible everolimus-induced, severe, reversible encephalopathy after cardiac transplantation
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:661-4. 2007
    ..We describe a patient who developed severe neurologic complications, consistent with CsA-induced neurotoxicity, developing 7.5 years after cardiac transplantation, 3 months after everolimus was added to the immunosuppressive regimen...
  51. ncbi request reprint Anemia in heart failure: should we supplement iron in patients with chronic heart failure?
    Elisabet E Kaldara-Papatheodorou
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 120:354-60. 2010
    ..The superiority of any of these approaches has not been established yet. This review will discuss different treatment options for anemic patients with CHF, with emphasis on the correction of iron deficiency...
  52. ncbi request reprint Immune status evaluation of patients with chronic heart failure
    Pavlos M Myrianthefs
    Athens University School of Nursing ICU at KAT General Hospital, Kifissia, Athens, Greece
    Cytokine 37:150-4. 2007
    ..They may have increased TNF-alpha and IL-10 production after LPS stimulation of whole blood, which may contribute to a worsening of heart function, more severe disease presentation and a worse outcome during infections...
  53. ncbi request reprint Delayed complete recovery of graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation
    John V Terrovitis
    University of Athens School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Card Surg 18:29-31. 2003
    ..In addition to the case presented, potential contributing factors to this syndrome, together with appropriate treatment options, are discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint Arterial compliance is a main variable determining the effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation: quantitative data from an in vitro study
    Theodoros G Papaioannou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Medical School, National University of Athens, Greece
    Med Eng Phys 24:279-84. 2002
    ..In conclusion, arterial compliance significantly affects IABC efficacy and it could be considered as a further clinical criterion to decide IABC application...
  55. ncbi request reprint Post-exercise ST segment elevation preceding myocardial infarction in a patient with nearly normal coronary arteries. A rare form of variant angina
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Int J Cardiol 82:69-70. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Out-patient management of chronic heart failure
    John V Terrovitis
    Heart Science Centre, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:1857-81. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint The long-term survival benefit conferred by intermittent dobutamine infusions and oral amiodarone is greater in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy than with ischemic heart disease
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 108:244-50. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether the response to long-term treatment with IDI+amiodarone is different in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) versus idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic significance of anemia in patients with congestive heart failure treated with standard vs high doses of enalapril
    John V Terrovitis
    Heart Science Centre Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, UK
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:333-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the prognostic significance of a low hematocrit (Hct) in patients with CHF and the possible role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in anemia development...
  59. ncbi request reprint Exacerbation of variant angina by metoprolol resulting in syncope due to transient atrioventricular block
    Stavros G Drakos
    Int J Cardiol 82:83-5. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint VE/VCO2 slope is associated with abnormal resting haemodynamics and is a predictor of long-term survival in chronic heart failure
    Serafim N Nanas
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:420-7. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the relationship between exercise-induced hyperpnea, resting haemodynamic measurements and the validity of ventilatory response (V(E)/V(CO(2)) slope) as a mortality predictor in CHF patients...