G S Stergiou

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Microlife BPA100 Plus device for self-home blood pressure measurement according to the International Protocol
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 11:157-60. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Automated device that complies with current guidelines for office blood pressure measurement: design and pilot application study of the Microlife WatchBP Office device
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 13:231-5. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Asleep home blood pressure monitoring in obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 18:21-6. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Automated blood pressure measurement in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:2074-82. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of the diurnal blood pressure profile and detection of non-dippers based on home or ambulatory monitoring
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 25:974-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A perfect replacement for the mercury sphygmomanometer: the case of the hybrid blood pressure monitor
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 26:220-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Requirements for professional office blood pressure monitors
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:537-42. 2012
  8. pmc Relationship of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate with markers of hepatic function in cirrhotic patients
    Dimitris G Tzamouranis
    Hypertension Center, 3rd Department of Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Sotiria General Hospital, 152 Mesogeion Avenue, 11527, Athens, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:143. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Home blood pressure monitoring in children: how many measurements are needed?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:633-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Can an electronic device with a single cuff be accurate in a wide range of arm size? Validation of the Visomat Comfort 20/40 device for home blood pressure monitoring
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 22:796-800. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Microlife BPA100 Plus device for self-home blood pressure measurement according to the International Protocol
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 11:157-60. 2006
    ..This study presents the validation results of the Microlife BPA100 Plus monitor for self-home blood pressure measurement, according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol...
  2. doi request reprint Automated device that complies with current guidelines for office blood pressure measurement: design and pilot application study of the Microlife WatchBP Office device
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 13:231-5. 2008
    ..4+/-3.2 mmHg. A value more than 10 mmHg interarm difference in nine systolic BP readings (5%) and three (2%) diastolic. No patient had a consistent interarm difference more than 10 mmHg in all three or two of the three readings...
  3. doi request reprint Asleep home blood pressure monitoring in obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 18:21-6. 2013
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to be related to nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and nondipping hypertension. This pilot study evaluated night-time BP assessed using a home monitor in patients with OSA...
  4. doi request reprint Automated blood pressure measurement in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:2074-82. 2012
    ..The accuracy of automated blood pressure monitors in atrial fibrillation remains controversial...
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of the diurnal blood pressure profile and detection of non-dippers based on home or ambulatory monitoring
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 25:974-8. 2012
    ..A unique advantage of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring is the assessment of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and the detection of non-dippers. This study assessed nocturnal BP and non-dippers using a novel home BP (HBP) monitor...
  6. doi request reprint A perfect replacement for the mercury sphygmomanometer: the case of the hybrid blood pressure monitor
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 26:220-7. 2012
    ..This device appears to be a reliable alternative to the mercury sphygmomanometer for professional use and also as a standard for future validations...
  7. doi request reprint Requirements for professional office blood pressure monitors
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:537-42. 2012
    ..However, consideration will be given to some of the technical aspects of the oscillometric technique and to the educational aspects of auscultation that may make it premature to abandon the technique altogether...
  8. pmc Relationship of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate with markers of hepatic function in cirrhotic patients
    Dimitris G Tzamouranis
    Hypertension Center, 3rd Department of Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Sotiria General Hospital, 152 Mesogeion Avenue, 11527, Athens, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:143. 2010
    ..This study investigated whether non-invasive 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate are more closely associated with markers of liver disease severity than conventional office measurements...
  9. doi request reprint Home blood pressure monitoring in children: how many measurements are needed?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:633-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the minimum schedule of blood pressure (BP) measurements necessary to provide a reliable assessment of home BP (HBP) in children and adolescents...
  10. doi request reprint Can an electronic device with a single cuff be accurate in a wide range of arm size? Validation of the Visomat Comfort 20/40 device for home blood pressure monitoring
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 22:796-800. 2008
    ..Interestingly, the device was accurate using a single cuff in a wide range of arm circumference (23-34 cm). This study provides no information about the device accuracy in larger arms...
  11. doi request reprint Diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents based on home versus ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 26:1556-62. 2008
    ..To investigate the usefulness of home blood pressure measurements in comparison with ambulatory monitoring in the diagnosis of sustained, white-coat hypertension and masked hypertension in children and adolescents...
  12. doi request reprint Does dosing antihypertensive drugs at night alter renal or cardiovascular outcome: do we have the evidence?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 17:464-9. 2008
    ..The review aims to investigate whether nighttime administration of antihypertensive drugs alters the circadian blood pressure variation and prevents hypertension-induced target organ damage and cardiovascular or renal disease...
  13. doi request reprint Validation of the Microlife Watch BP Office professional device for office blood pressure measurement according to the International protocol
    George S Stergiou
    Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Third University, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 13:299-303. 2008
    ..To assess the accuracy of oscillometric and auscultatory blood pressure (BP) measurement taken using the professional electronic device Microlife Watch BP Office according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol...
  14. doi request reprint Morning blood pressure surge: the reliability of different definitions
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 31:1589-94. 2008
    ..18/0.20, 0.23/0.36, 0.33/0.33, 0.49/0.53 and 0.29/0.31, respectively. There are important differences in the reproducibility of MS calculated by different methods. MS4 appears to provide the most reproducible definition of MS...
  15. doi request reprint Can validated wrist devices with position sensors replace arm devices for self-home blood pressure monitoring? A randomized crossover trial using ambulatory monitoring as reference
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:753-8. 2008
    ..This study assessed whether HBP values measured with validated wrist devices are sufficiently reliable to be used for making patient-related decisions in clinical practice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Office blood pressure measurement with electronic devices: has the time come?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:246. 2008
  17. doi request reprint Prognostic value of home blood pressure measurement
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 12:391-2. 2007
    ..More outcome studies on the prognostic value of home blood pressure, however, are needed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Changing relationship between home and office blood pressure with increasing age in children: the Arsakeion School study
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:41-6. 2008
    ..Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring is being used in children. However, there is no information on the relationship between HBP and office measurements (Office BP (OBP)) in this population...
  19. doi request reprint Validation of the A&D UM-101 professional hybrid device for office blood pressure measurement according to the International Protocol
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 13:37-42. 2008
    ..Further to auscultation, the device has a button to mark readings during deflation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Flaws in dose-finding of antihypertensive drugs
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 7:357-9. 2007
    ..These measures improve the accuracy of drug trials investigating the dose-response relationship and might prevent misleading information at an early stage of clinical development...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity as a predictor of blood pressure response to antihypertensive drugs
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 20:892. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk prediction based on home blood pressure measurement: the Didima study
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:1590-6. 2007
    ..This study in the general population investigated the value of HBP compared to office measurements (OBP) in predicting cardiovascular risk...
  23. doi request reprint Intraindividual reproducibility of blood pressure surge upon rising after nighttime sleep and siesta
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 31:1859-64. 2008
    ..quot; Thus, the BP surge might be an inherent pathophysiological characteristic of the BP behavior of an individual and deserves further investigation...
  24. doi request reprint Long-term reproducibility of home vs. office blood pressure in children and adolescents: the Arsakeion school study
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 32:311-5. 2009
    ..77/0.40, systolic/diastolic) than with office BP (0.65/0.24). These data suggest that in children and adolescents the long-term reproducibility of home BP is superior to that of office measurements...
  25. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of a home blood pressure monitor to detect atrial fibrillation
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:654-8. 2009
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  26. doi request reprint Relationship of home blood pressure with target-organ damage in children and adolescents
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 34:640-4. 2011
    ..78 ± 0.70). These data suggest that, in children and adolescents, ABP as well as HBP measurements appear to be superior to the conventional CBP measurements in predicting the presence of subclinical end-organ damage...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of applying the more stringent validation criteria of the revised European Society of Hypertension International Protocol 2010 on earlier validation studies
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 16:67-73. 2011
    ..In 2010, a revised version of the ESH-IP with more stringent criteria was published. This study assesses the impact of applying the revised ESH-IP criteria...
  28. doi request reprint Replacing the mercury manometer with an oscillometric device in a hypertension clinic: implications for clinical decision making
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 25:692-8. 2011
    ..Therefore, and because of the known problems when using mercury devices and the auscultatory technique in clinical practise, the oscillometric devices are regarded as reliable alternatives to the mercury sphygmomanometer for office use...
  29. doi request reprint Home blood pressure monitoring in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension: a systematic review
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 24:123-34. 2011
    ..The clinical usefulness of ABPM is well established. However, despite the wide use of HBPM, only in the last decade convincing evidence on its usefulness has accumulated...
  30. doi request reprint Ambulatory arterial stiffness index, pulse pressure and pulse wave velocity in children and adolescents
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 33:1272-7. 2010
    ..These data suggest that the usefulness of AASI as an index of arterial stiffness in the pediatric population is questionable...
  31. doi request reprint Morning hypertension assessed by home or ambulatory monitoring: different aspects of the same phenomenon?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 28:1846-53. 2010
    ..There is increasing interest in morning hypertension assessed using out-of-office blood pressure (BP) measurement methods. This study compared morning BP taken by home (mHBP) versus morning ambulatory BP (mABP) monitoring...
  32. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness index based on home (HASI) vs. ambulatory (AASI) blood pressure measurements
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 33:731-6. 2010
    ..These data do not support the view that home BP measurements can replace ambulatory monitoring in the assessment of the arterial stiffness index...
  33. doi request reprint European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for the validation of blood pressure monitors: a critical review of its application and rationale for revision
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 15:39-48. 2010
    ..To perform a systematic review of validation studies of blood pressure measuring devices done using the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) since its publication in 2002...
  34. doi request reprint Ambulatory arterial stiffness index: reproducibility of different definitions
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 23:129-34. 2010
    ..Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) has been proposed as a marker of arterial stiffness, which predicts cardiovascular mortality. This study compared the reproducibility of 24-h, daytime, night time, and symmetrical AASI...
  35. doi request reprint Are there really differences between home and daytime ambulatory blood pressure? Comparison using a novel dual-mode ambulatory and home monitor
    G S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria General Hospital, Hypertension Center, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 24:207-12. 2010
    ..Using this device, no clinically important difference between daytime ABP and HBP was detected. These data justify the use of the same diagnostic threshold for both methods...
  36. doi request reprint The optimal home blood pressure monitoring schedule based on the Didima outcome study
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 24:158-64. 2010
    ..The first day gives higher and unstable values with lower prognostic ability and should be better discarded. These data validate the HBP monitoring schedule proposed by the European Society of Hypertension...
  37. doi request reprint Home blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents: a systematic review
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Hypertens 27:1941-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, out-of-office BP measurements are often needed. Several studies have demonstrated the value of ambulatory BP (ABP) monitoring in pediatric hypertension, whereas home BP (HBP) monitoring has only recently been evaluated...
  38. doi request reprint Prediction of albuminuria by different blood pressure measurement methods in type 1 diabetes: a pilot study
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Center, Sotiria Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Hypertens Res 32:680-4. 2009
    ..05-0.10). These preliminary data suggest that in the early stage of diabetes-1, 24-h ABP monitoring seems to be the optimal method of revealing the association between BP and albuminuria, and cannot be replaced by HBP monitoring...
  39. doi request reprint Unreliable oscillometric blood pressure measurement: prevalence, repeatability and characteristics of the phenomenon
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:794-800. 2009
    ..0001). A decreasing arm circumference was a significant predictor of persistent UOBP. These data suggest that the UOBP measurement is particularly common, not very reproducible and mainly affected by pulse pressure and arm circumference...
  40. ncbi request reprint Home blood pressure normalcy in children and adolescents: the Arsakeion School study
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:1375-9. 2007
    ..However, there is no information on the normal range of home BP in this population. This prospective school-based study was designed to investigate the normal range of home BP in children and adolescents...
  41. ncbi request reprint Home blood pressure is as reliable as ambulatory blood pressure in predicting target-organ damage in hypertension
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 20:616-21. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess the value of home blood pressure (BP) monitoring in comparison to office BP measurements and ambulatory monitoring in predicting hypertension-induced target-organ damage...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessment of drug effects on blood pressure and pulse pressure using clinic, home and ambulatory measurements
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotira Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 16:729-35. 2002
    ..Clinic measurements seem to be the least reliable method, particularly in the detection of differences in PP...
  43. ncbi request reprint Intraindividual blood pressure responses to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition and angiotensin receptor blockade
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 7:18-23. 2005
    ..It appears that there are differences in the antihypertensive action of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and ARBs that may be clinically important...
  44. ncbi request reprint Office and out-of-office blood pressure measurement in children and adolescents
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 9:293-6. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin receptor blockade in the challenging era of systolic hypertension
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 18:837-47. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Out-of-office blood pressure in children and adolescents: disparate findings by using home or ambulatory monitoring
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:869-75. 2004
    ..This study compares HBP, with clinic (CBP) and daytime ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in children and adolescents...
  47. ncbi request reprint New European, American and International guidelines for hypertension management: agreement and disagreement
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152, Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2:359-68. 2004
    ..This review focuses on the key messages of the 2003 guidelines and the areas of agreement and disagreement among them...
  48. ncbi request reprint Renin-angiotensin system blockade at the level of the angiotensin converting enzyme or the angiotensin type-1 receptor: similarities and differences
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Top Med Chem 4:473-81. 2004
    ..These data suggest that these two drug classes have important similarities, because they act on the same system, but they also appear to have important differences, which are not only of theoretical but also of clinical importance...
  49. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of strategy for the detection of white coat hypertension based on ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 18:85-9. 2004
    ..Therefore, more research is needed on the optimal strategy for detecting white coat hypertension in clinical practice...
  50. ncbi request reprint Home or self blood pressure measurement? What is the correct term?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 21:2259-64. 2003
    ..To demonstrate the most appropriate term we compared self-home measurements (S-HBP), with home measurements taken by relatives (R-HBP), clinic measurements taken by physicians (P-CBP) and self-measurements in the clinic (S-CBP)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Aggressive blood pressure control in general practice (ABC-GP) study: can the new targets be reached?
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 17:767-73. 2003
    ..The IND should be the recommended treatment strategy, but further investigation is required on the reasons for treatment failure and the optimal strategy for its improvement...
  52. ncbi request reprint Which is the correct term for blood pressure measurements taken at home?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 8:165-7. 2003
    ..Therefore the term 'self blood pressure' seems to be a misnomer, whereas the term 'home blood pressure' represents a more appropriate term for home measurements taken by patients or their relatives...
  53. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure- and pulse pressure-lowering effects, trough:peak ratio and smoothness index of telmisartan compared with lisinopril
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hosptial, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 42:491-6. 2003
    ..To compare lisinopril with telmisartan, in regard to: 1) their effect on blood pressure (BP) and pulse pressure (PP), and 2) the duration and the homogeneity of their antihypertensive effect...
  54. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the smoothness index, the trough : peak ratio and the morning : evening ratio in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Deparment of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greec
    J Hypertens 21:913-20. 2003
    ..To provide a direct comparison of the trough : peak ratio (TPR), the morning : evening home blood pressure ratio (MER) and the smoothness index (SI) in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect...
  55. doi request reprint Comparison of office, ambulatory and home blood pressure in children and adolescents on the basis of normalcy tables
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 25:218-23. 2011
    ..These findings should be taken into account when evaluating BP measurements in children and adolescents in clinical practice...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of antihypertensive effects of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, a calcium antagonist and a diuretic in patients with hypertension not controlled by angiotensin receptor blocker monotherapy
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 23:883-9. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of home and ambulatory blood pressure in children and adolescents
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 10:143-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the reproducibility of blood pressure measured at home (HBP) in comparison with ambulatory (ABP) and clinic blood pressure (CBP) in children and adolescents...
  58. ncbi request reprint Combination pharmacotherapy in hypertension
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion Avenue, Athens, 11527, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 38:673-82. 2006
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint White-coat hypertension and masked hypertension in children
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 10:297-300. 2005
    ..Children with masked hypertension should be followed up and possibly treated for hypertension if the phenomenon persists or there is evidence of target organ damage...
  60. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Omron 705 IT oscillometric device for home blood pressure measurement in children and adolescents: the Arsakion School Study
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 11:229-34. 2006
    ..This study validated the Omron 705 IT monitor (Omron Healthcare Europe BV, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands) in normotensive children and adolescents...
  61. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory or home blood pressure monitoring for treatment adjustment?
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Hypertension Centre, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 19:475-6. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint A tool for reliable self-home blood pressure monitoring designed according to the European Society of Hypertension recommendations: the Microlife WatchBP Home monitor
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 1523 Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 12:127-31. 2007
    ..The European Society of Hypertension Working Group (ESH-WG) on Blood Pressure Monitoring has published detailed recommendations on how to apply HBPM in clinical practice...
  63. ncbi request reprint Masked hypertension assessed by ambulatory blood pressure versus home blood pressure monitoring: is it the same phenomenon?
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 18:772-8. 2005
    ..This study investigated the level of agreement between ABP and HBP in the diagnosis of masked hypertension...
  64. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Microlife WatchBP Home device for self home blood pressure measurement according to the International Protocol
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 12:185-8. 2007
    ..This study assessed the accuracy of the Microlife WatchBP Home device for self home blood pressure measurement according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol...
  65. ncbi request reprint Does the antihypertensive response to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition predict the antihypertensive response to angiotensin receptor antagonism?
    G S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 14:688-93. 2001
    ..These data suggest that there are differences between these two drug classes that are not only of theoretical but also of practical significance...
  66. ncbi request reprint Additional antihypertensive effect of drugs in hypertensive subjects uncontrolled on diltiazem monotherapy: a randomized controlled trial using office and home blood pressure monitoring
    Antonis K Karotsis
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Exp Hypertens 28:655-62. 2006
    ..Home blood pressure monitoring is useful in the assessment of the efficacy of combination pharmacotherapy and also allows for the detection of subjects who do not require treatment intensification...
  67. doi request reprint Home and office blood pressure in children and adolescents: the role of obesity. The Arsakeion School Study
    K Karatzi
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:512-20. 2009
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint White coat effect detected using self-monitoring of blood pressure at home: comparison with ambulatory blood pressure
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 11:820-7. 1998
    ..These results indicate that HBP is not appropriate as an alternative to ABP diagnostic testing in the detection of WCE. Nevertheless, HBP appears useful as a screening test for the detection of this phenomenon...
  69. ncbi request reprint Home blood pressure normalcy: the Didima study
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 13:678-85. 2000
    ..Until mortality-based prospective data are available, this approach might be useful in the interpretation of HBP in clinical practice...
  70. ncbi request reprint Clinic, home and ambulatory pulse pressure: comparison and reproducibility
    George S Stergiou
    Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 20:1987-93. 2002
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of home, ambulatory, and clinic blood pressure: implications for the design of trials for the assessment of antihypertensive drug efficacy
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 15:101-4. 2002
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Blood pressure response under chronic antihypertensive drug therapy: the role of aortic stiffness in the REASON (Preterax in Regression of Arterial Stiffness in a Controlled Double-Blind) study
    Athanase Protogerou
    Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:445-51. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the role of arterial stiffness on blood pressure (BP) response to drug treatment...
  73. ncbi request reprint Home self-monitoring of blood pressure: is fully automated oscillometric technique as good as conventional stethoscopic technique?
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 10:428-33. 1997
    ..In clinical practice, HBP monitoring by using reliable automated devices is probably more feasible than to achieve a high standard of stethoscopic HBP measuring technique...
  74. ncbi request reprint The effect of antihypertensive drugs on central blood pressure beyond peripheral blood pressure. Part II: Evidence for specific class-effects of antihypertensive drugs on pressure amplification
    Athanase D Protogerou
    Hypertension Center, 3rd University Dept of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 15:272-89. 2009
    ..Third, there is compelling evidence regarding the detrimental effect of BBs (mainly atenolol) on central BBs and convincing evidence that ACEIs increase BP amplification...
  75. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness: determinants and relationship to the metabolic syndrome
    Apostolos D Achimastos
    Third Department of Medicine, Athens University, Medical School, Sotiria General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 58:11-20. 2007
    ..This index should be considered as a useful marker for CV risk stratification...
  76. ncbi request reprint White coat effect in treated versus untreated hypertensive individuals: a case-control study using ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:124-8. 2004
    ..This study aims to assess 1) the prevalence and the magnitude of the WCE in treated versus untreated hypertensive persons, and 2) the usefulness of home blood pressure (HBP) versus ABP in the detection of this phenomenon...
  77. ncbi request reprint Parallel morning and evening surge in stroke onset, blood pressure, and physical activity
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Stroke 33:1480-6. 2002
    ..This study was designed to investigate the hypothesis that the 2-peak diurnal variation of BP is dependent on physical activity and occurs in parallel with the diurnal variation of stroke onset...
  78. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of masked hypertension detected by home blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents: the Arsakeion School study
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 22:520-4. 2009
    ..This school-based study investigated the prevalence and the characteristics of MH diagnosed using home BP measurements...
  79. doi request reprint Do proton pump inhibitors attenuate the effect of aspirin on platelet aggregation? A randomized crossover study
    Adam B Adamopoulos
    3rd Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 54:163-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, they might imply that an interaction of LDECA with other proton pump inhibitors on platelet aggregation is unlikely...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effect of estrogen receptor modulator tamoxifen on blood pressure, plasma renin activity, and renal sodium excretion
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 15:739-42. 2002
    ..This study investigated the effect of tamoxifen on blood pressure (BP) and on factors by which it might be influenced...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in Greece: the Didima study
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 12:959-65. 1999
    ..4%), and 27% were treated and controlled (men 22.6%, women 30.5%). These results suggest that, in the rural population of Greece, hypertension is a common risk factor with considerable potential for improvement in levels of control...
  82. doi request reprint Masked, white coat and sustained hypertension: comparison of target organ damage and psychometric parameters
    A S Konstantopoulou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 24:151-7. 2010
    ..Masked hypertensives have higher educational level, better physical training and different personality/mood pattern than white coat and sustained...
  83. ncbi request reprint The optimal schedule for self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home
    George S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:1992-7. 2007
    ..Morning and evening measurements should be obtained, with at least duplicate measurements per occasion. Measurements on the initial day should preferably be discarded...
  84. doi request reprint Diagnostic value of rapid urease test and urea breath test for Helicobacter pylori detection in patients with Billroth II gastrectomy: a prospective controlled trial
    A B Adamopoulos
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Dig Liver Dis 41:4-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this work was to assess the reliability of rapid urease test (RUT) and urea breath test (UBT) for detecting Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in patients with Billroth II (BII) gastrectomy, using histology as reference...
  85. doi request reprint European Society of Hypertension guidelines for blood pressure monitoring at home: a summary report of the Second International Consensus Conference on Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Gianfranco Parati
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano Bicocca Centro Interuniversitario di Fisiologia Clinica e Ipertensione, Milan, Italy
    J Hypertens 26:1505-26. 2008
    ..The final section deals with the problems related to the implementation of these recommendations in clinical practice...
  86. ncbi request reprint How to cope with unreliable office blood pressure measurement?
    George S Stergiou
    Am J Hypertens 18:1519-21. 2005
  87. ncbi request reprint The kidney and cardiovascular risk--implications for management: a consensus statement from the European Society of Hypertension
    Luis Ruilope
    Hypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Blood Press 16:72-9. 2007
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Self measured and ambulatory blood pressure in assessing the 'white-coat' phenomenon
    Gianfranco Parati
    J Hypertens 21:677-82. 2003
  89. ncbi request reprint Self blood pressure monitoring at home by wrist devices: a reliable approach?
    Gianfranco Parati
    J Hypertens 20:573-8. 2002