L S Rallidis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Right ventricular involvement in coronary artery disease: role of echocardiography for diagnosis and prognosis
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27:223-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Managing the underestimated risk of statin-associated myopathy
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 159:169-76. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers and in-hospital mortality in acute ischaemic stroke
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 189:193-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Current questions regarding the use of statins in patients with coronary heart disease
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:188-94. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of inflammatory and haemostatic markers to predict short-term risk for death in middle-aged ischaemic stroke patients
    L S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens
    Acta Neurol Scand 117:415-20. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Elevated soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels are associated with poor short-term prognosis in middle-aged patients with acute ischaemic stroke
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 132:216-20. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C->T polymorphism in the development of premature myocardial infarction
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 200:115-20. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism and the risk of myocardial infarction under the age of 36 years
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 99:1085-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Long-term prognostic factors of young patients (<or=35 years) having acute myocardial infarction: the detrimental role of continuation of smoking
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:567-71. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Close adherence to a Mediterranean diet improves endothelial function in subjects with abdominal obesity
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:263-8. 2009

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Publications41

  1. doi request reprint Right ventricular involvement in coronary artery disease: role of echocardiography for diagnosis and prognosis
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27:223-9. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Managing the underestimated risk of statin-associated myopathy
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 159:169-76. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers and in-hospital mortality in acute ischaemic stroke
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 189:193-7. 2006
    ..We examined the short-term prognostic value on mortality of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with ischaemic stroke...
  4. ncbi request reprint Current questions regarding the use of statins in patients with coronary heart disease
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:188-94. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of inflammatory and haemostatic markers to predict short-term risk for death in middle-aged ischaemic stroke patients
    L S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens
    Acta Neurol Scand 117:415-20. 2008
    ..We examined the in-hospital prognostic value on mortality of C-reactive protein (CRP), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), fibrinogen and D-dimer in middle-aged ischaemic stroke patients...
  6. doi request reprint Elevated soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels are associated with poor short-term prognosis in middle-aged patients with acute ischaemic stroke
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 132:216-20. 2009
    ..We examined the prognostic value of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) on in-hospital mortality in patients with ischaemic stroke...
  7. doi request reprint Role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C->T polymorphism in the development of premature myocardial infarction
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 200:115-20. 2008
    ..We explored the association of homocysteine and its main genetic modulator methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C->T polymorphism with the development of MI <or=35 years of age...
  8. doi request reprint Factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism and the risk of myocardial infarction under the age of 36 years
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 99:1085-9. 2008
    ..42, 95% CI 0.22-0.83, p = 0.01). Our data indicate that FXIII Val34Leu polymorphism has a protective effect against the development of MI under the age of 36 years, particularly in the setting of significant CHD...
  9. doi request reprint Long-term prognostic factors of young patients (<or=35 years) having acute myocardial infarction: the detrimental role of continuation of smoking
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:567-71. 2008
    ..There are few and conflicting data regarding the prognostic role of continued smoking in very young survivors of acute myocardial infraction (AMI) after the event...
  10. doi request reprint Close adherence to a Mediterranean diet improves endothelial function in subjects with abdominal obesity
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:263-8. 2009
    ..Abdominal obesity (AO) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, whereas the Mediterranean diet exerts a cardioprotective effect...
  11. doi request reprint Reduced carriership of 4G allele of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 4G/5G polymorphism in very young survivors of myocardial infarction
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 29:497-502. 2010
    ..1 [2.1-29.9] vs. 15.3 [8.2-57.1] mg/dl, P = 0.03) compared to 5G/5G homozygotes. Our data indicate that the 4G allele of the PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism is less frequent among survivors of MI at very young age compared with matched controls...
  12. doi request reprint Mild depression versus C-reactive protein as a predictor of cardiovascular death: a three year follow-up of patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:1407-13. 2011
    ..We aimed to explore the prognostic role of mild depression on cardiovascular mortality and compare its prognostic value with C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with stable CAD...
  13. doi request reprint Attainment of optional low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal of less than 70 mg/dl and impact on prognosis of very high risk stable coronary patients: a 3-year follow-up
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    University General Hospital, Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon, Athens, 1 Rimini Street, 12462, Greece
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:1481-9. 2011
    ..8 mmol/liter), the factors that influence the success rate and the impact on their prognosis...
  14. doi request reprint 'Obstruction alternans' of a Sorin tilting disc prosthetic mitral valve: a case of emergency action
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:704-6. 2008
    ..Echocardiogram revealed a unique pattern of 'obstruction alternans' of mitral valve prosthesis due to pannus formation. We emphasize the need for urgent surgical treatment of this potentially fatal complication...
  15. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of elevated levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in predicting in-hospital prognosis in patients with unstable angina pectoris
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 92:1195-7. 2003
    ..01); this association was independent of classic risk factors and C-reactive protein...
  16. pmc Raised concentrations of macrophage colony stimulating factor in severe unstable angina beyond the acute phase are strongly predictive of long term outcome
    L S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Heart 90:25-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the long term prognostic value of macrophage colony stimulating factor (MCSF), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) measured in serum six weeks after the occurrence of unstable angina...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, interleukin-6, and macrophage colony stimulating factor in severe unstable angina
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 25:505-10. 2002
    ..Inflammatory process plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of diet enriched with alpha-linolenic acid on soluble cellular adhesion molecules in dyslipidaemic patients
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 174:127-32. 2004
    ..We examined whether dietary supplementation with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n-3) affects the levels of soluble forms of CAMs in dyslipidaemic patients...
  19. doi request reprint G-455A polymorphism of beta-fibrinogen gene and the risk of premature myocardial infarction in Greece
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Thromb Res 125:34-7. 2010
    ..We examined whether the G-455A polymorphism of beta-fibrinogen gene is associated with the development of MI< or =35 years of age...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pacemaker-related endocarditis: the value of transoesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis and treatment
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    First Cardiology Department, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 58:31-4. 2003
    ..We have reviewed the literature regarding pacemaker endocarditis, particularly with respect to the role of transoesophageal echocardiography in the early diagnosis and determination of optimal treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Myocardial infarction under the age of 36: prevalence of thrombophilic disorders
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    General Hospital of Nikea, Department of Cardiology, 74 Thermopylon, Argiroupolis, 16451, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 90:272-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our data indicate that the G20210A mutation in the prothrombin gene was the only genetic prothrombotic risk factor associated with the risk of developing MI under the age of 36 years...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dietary alpha-linolenic acid decreases C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A and interleukin-6 in dyslipidaemic patients
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 167:237-42. 2003
    ..Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. We examined whether dietary supplementation with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n-3) affects the levels of inflammatory markers in dyslipidaemic patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol is the best discriminator of myocardial infarction in young individuals
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 179:305-9. 2005
    ..We investigated whether non-HDL cholesterol can discriminate young individuals with myocardial infarction (MI) from age- and sex-matched controls...
  24. ncbi request reprint Persistent smokers after myocardial infarction: a group that requires special attention
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:241-5. 2005
    ..We aimed to record compliance to medication and attitude towards recommended lifestyle changes in patients who suffered from myocardial infarction (MI) and continued to smoke after the coronary event...
  25. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E genotype in dyslipidemic patients and response of blood lipids and inflammatory markers to alpha-linolenic Acid
    George K Paschos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 56:49-60. 2005
    ..ALA may have beneficial effects on inflammation in dyslipidemic carriers of the apo epsilon3/epsilon3 and epsilon3/epsilon4 genotypes, but not in carriers of the epsilon2 allele...
  26. ncbi request reprint High prevalence and suboptimal treatment of risk factors in Greek coronary patients
    L S Rallidis
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 56:7-15. 2001
    ..We assessed the current clinical practice in relation to secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in a general district hospital in Greece. METHODS and..
  27. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin exerts its anti-inflammatory effect in hypercholesterolaemic patients by decreasing the serum levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Int J Cardiol 124:271-2. 2008
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  28. doi request reprint Serum interleukin-6 is elevated in symptomatic carotid bifurcation disease
    M Koutouzis
    Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 119:119-25. 2009
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Lack of association of angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism and myocardial infarction at very young ages
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Biomarkers 14:401-5. 2009
    ..5% vs 35.6%, p = 0.01). ACE polymorphism is not associated with the development of premature MI and this might be due to the low prevalence of hypertension in young coronary patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of depressive symptoms with coagulation factors in young healthy individuals
    Athanassios D Doulalas
    Cardiology Department, 424 General Army Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 186:121-5. 2006
    ..Depression has been reported to be an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). We investigated the association of depressive symptoms with lipids and coagulation factors in young individuals free of CHD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Background diet influences the anti-inflammatory effect of alpha-linolenic acid in dyslipidaemic subjects
    George K Paschos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Street, Athens 17671, Greece
    Br J Nutr 92:649-55. 2004
    ..001). The present study demonstrated that ALA supplementation lowered the serum concentrations of inflammatory markers more profoundly when the background diet was rich in saturated fatty acids and poor in MUFA...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and myocardial infarction in young men and women: a case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 116:371-5. 2007
    ..However, its role on the likelihood of having MI at young age has not been well understood and appreciated. We investigated whether smoking habits can discriminate young individuals with MI from age- and sex-matched controls...
  33. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of staphylococcal pericarditis with early catheter drainage and antibiotics
    L S Rallidis
    Cardiology Department, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 52:437-43. 1997
    ..One year later he remains in good condition without echocardiographic evidence of constriction...
  34. doi request reprint Mortality after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy. A meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, Haidari, Athens, Greece
    Am Heart J 158:15-20. 2009
    ..Data from randomized trials are lacking. We performed a meta-analysis on mortality in randomized controlled trials comparing AF ablation with AADs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Polyphenolic compounds from red grapes acutely improve endothelial function in patients with coronary heart disease
    John Lekakis
    Second Department of Cardiology, University General Hospital, Attikon, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:596-600. 2005
    ..It is not clear, however, which constituents of red wine are responsible for this effect. We examined whether acute intake of a red grape polyphenol extract has a positive effect on brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pravastatin in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: results of a pilot study
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Atherosclerosis 174:193-6. 2004
  37. doi request reprint Complications of atrial fibrillation ablation in a high-volume center in 1,000 procedures: still cause for concern?
    Nikolaos Dagres
    Second Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1014-9. 2009
    ..However, complications are more frequent and more severe compared with other ablation procedures. We investigated the complication rate in 1,000 AF ablation procedures in a high-volume center and examined possible risk factors...
  38. doi request reprint The role of myocardial contrast echocardiography to assess the origin of a mass in right cardiac cavities
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Echocardiography 26:88-92. 2009
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Real-life anticoagulation treatment of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: Possible overtreatment of low-risk patients
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 102:754-8. 2009
    ..The most important factor influencing the use of anticoagulants is the detection of recurrences during follow-up. This results in possible overtreatment of low-risk patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Inflammatory aneurysm of the ascending aorta: dissection ante portas?
    Matthew Panagiotou
    Cardiac Surgery Department, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
    Circulation 116:e508-11. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Migrating thrombus trapped in patent foramen ovale: resolution with anticoagulation treatment
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Cardiology 104:31-2. 2005