C V Vlachopoulos

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Negative association between serum levels of matrix metalloproteinases-2 and -9 and aortic stiffness in healthy adults
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:232-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint The acute effect of green tea consumption on endothelial function in healthy individuals
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, First Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:300-5. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Testosterone deficiency: a determinant of aortic stiffness in men
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels and Hypertension Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Greece Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 233:278-83. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in the cardiovascular patient
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Profiti Elia 24, Athens 14575, Greece
    Eur Heart J 34:2034-46. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Progress towards identifying biomarkers of vascular aging for total cardiovascular risk prediction
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:S19-26. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Plasma total testosterone and incident cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 26:373-81. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Charalambos V Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:99-109. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint How to identify subjects with poly-vascular disease?
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:728-30. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Common single nucleotide polymorphisms of the p22phox NADPH oxidase subunit do not influence aortic stiffness in young, healthy adults
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:352-6. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Beneficial effect of vardenafil on aortic stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Pharmacol 52:1215-21. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Negative association between serum levels of matrix metalloproteinases-2 and -9 and aortic stiffness in healthy adults
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:232-8. 2007
    ..This study sought to investigate the association between MMP-2 and MMP-9 (gelatinase A and B respectively) and arterial stiffness in healthy human subjects...
  2. doi request reprint The acute effect of green tea consumption on endothelial function in healthy individuals
    Nikolaos Alexopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, First Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:300-5. 2008
    ..Black tea has a beneficial effect on endothelial function; the effect, however, of green tea on brachial artery reactivity has not been defined yet...
  3. doi request reprint Testosterone deficiency: a determinant of aortic stiffness in men
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels and Hypertension Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Greece Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 233:278-83. 2014
    ..Low testosterone levels and increased aortic stiffness are predictors of cardiovascular events. The influence of androgen level on the age- and blood pressure-related increase in aortic stiffness is unknown...
  4. doi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in the cardiovascular patient
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Profiti Elia 24, Athens 14575, Greece
    Eur Heart J 34:2034-46. 2013
    ..Algorithms for the management of patient with erectile dysfunction according to the risk for sexual activity and future cardiovascular events are proposed. ..
  5. doi request reprint Progress towards identifying biomarkers of vascular aging for total cardiovascular risk prediction
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:S19-26. 2012
    ..Endothelial function, although a valuable research tool, has shortcomings in terms of risk prediction, largely dependent on the methodological approach, which may make it less desirable as a biomarker...
  6. doi request reprint Plasma total testosterone and incident cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 26:373-81. 2013
    ..We investigated whether low androgen concentration predicts incident major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in middle-aged nondiabetic hypertensive patients without clinical atherosclerosis...
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Charalambos V Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:99-109. 2013
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of all longitudinal studies for determining the ability of ED to predict risk of clinical events and to dissect factors influencing this ability...
  8. ncbi request reprint How to identify subjects with poly-vascular disease?
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:728-30. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Common single nucleotide polymorphisms of the p22phox NADPH oxidase subunit do not influence aortic stiffness in young, healthy adults
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:352-6. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Beneficial effect of vardenafil on aortic stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Pharmacol 52:1215-21. 2012
    ..003 and P < .001, respectively). This study shows, for the first time, that vardenafil has a favorable acute effect on aortic stiffness and wave reflection in ED patients...
  11. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with brachial-ankle elasticity index: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertension 60:556-62. 2012
    ..Issues such as expansion of data to non-Asian populations, validation of path length estimation, determination of reference values, and prospective comparison with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity remain to be resolved...
  12. doi request reprint Ambulatory systolic-diastolic pressure regression index as a predictor of clinical events: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
    Konstantinos Aznaouridis
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Stroke 43:733-9. 2012
    ..Recent studies showed that ambulatory systolic-diastolic pressure regression index (ASDPRI), also known as ambulatory arterial stiffness index, may correlate with cardiovascular (CV) outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Amino-terminal pro-C-type natriuretic peptide is associated with the presence, severity, and duration of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur Urol 56:552-8. 2009
    ..Endothelial dysfunction is a key event in the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) and generalized vascular disease. C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a paracrine molecule that effects endothelial integrity and vascular tone...
  14. ncbi request reprint The triad: erectile dysfunction--endothelial dysfunction--cardiovascular disease
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 14:3700-14. 2008
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  15. doi request reprint Association of interleukin-18 levels with global arterial function and early structural changes in men without cardiovascular disease
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 23:351-7. 2010
    ..We investigated whether IL-18 is a determinant of global arterial function and early structural changes in men...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationship of fibrinogen with arterial stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Hypertension Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:2110-6. 2007
    ..This study investigated whether the fibrinogen level is associated with arterial stiffness and wave reflections...
  17. ncbi request reprint Inflammation, metabolic syndrome, erectile dysfunction, and coronary artery disease: common links
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Urol 52:1590-600. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Protective effect of atorvastatin on acute systemic inflammation-induced endothelial dysfunction in hypercholesterolaemic subjects
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels and Hypertension Units, First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Vas Sofias avenue 114, Athens 11528, Greece
    Eur Heart J 28:2102-9. 2007
    ..The effect of acute inflammation on endothelial function and the role of treatment with statins have not been investigated in subjects with dyslipidaemia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Smoking and caffeine have a synergistic detrimental effect on aortic stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1911-7. 2004
    ..We investigated the acute and chronic combined effect of cigarette smoking and caffeine intake on aortic stiffness and wave reflections...
  20. ncbi request reprint Relation of habitual cocoa consumption to aortic stiffness and wave reflections, and to central hemodynamics in healthy individuals
    Charalambos V Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 99:1473-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, higher cocoa intake was an independent determinant of low arterial stiffness and wave reflection indexes and was also independently associated with significantly lower central (aortic) pulse pressure...
  21. doi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Sex Med 6:658-74. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Divergent effects of laughter and mental stress on arterial stiffness and central hemodynamics
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychosom Med 71:446-53. 2009
    ..Arterial stiffness and wave reflections are independent predictors of cardiovascular risk. Chronic psychological stress is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, whereas acute stress deteriorates vascular function...
  23. doi request reprint Acute systemic inflammation induced by influenza A (H1N1) vaccination causes a deterioration in endothelial function in HIV-infected patients
    C Vlachopoulos
    1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    HIV Med 12:594-601. 2011
    ..The immediate cardiovascular effects of the novel vaccine have been largely unexplored. We investigated the impact of vaccination on indices of endothelial function in a cohort of HIV-infected patients...
  24. doi request reprint Increased arterial stiffness and impaired endothelial function in nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease: a pilot study
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration General Hospital, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 23:1183-9. 2010
    ..Through a global approach, we investigated the relationships between NAFLD and functional arterial changes and early atherosclerosis...
  25. doi request reprint Association of serum uric acid level with aortic stiffness and arterial wave reflections in newly diagnosed, never-treated hypertension
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 24:33-9. 2011
    ..Serum uric acid (UA) plays a key role in the development and progression of hypertension. We investigated the association of UA levels and indices of arterial function in a cohort of newly diagnosed, never-treated hypertensive subjects...
  26. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness and wave reflections in marathon runners
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, Special Heart Centre for Young and Athletes and Unit of Inherited Cardiac Diseases, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 23:974-9. 2010
    ..We investigated the acute effect of marathon race on aortic stiffness and wave reflections, as well as possible chronic alterations of these indexes in marathon runners...
  27. doi request reprint Amino-terminal pro-C-type natriuretic peptide is associated with arterial stiffness, endothelial function and early atherosclerosis
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Profiti Elia 24, Athens 14575, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 211:649-55. 2010
    ..Arterial stiffness, wave reflections, endothelial dysfunction and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) are predictors of cardiovascular events. We investigated whether CNP is related to arterial structure and function in men...
  28. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with arterial stiffness: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1318-27. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to calculate robust quantitative estimates of the predictive value of aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) for future cardiovascular (CV) events and all-cause mortality by meta-analyses of longitudinal studies...
  29. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with central haemodynamics: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Peripheral Vessels Unit, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Profiti Elia 24, Athens, Greece
    Eur Heart J 31:1865-71. 2010
    ..To calculate robust quantitative estimates on the predictive value of central pressures and derived central haemodynamic indices for cardiovascular (CV) outcomes and all-cause mortality by meta-analysis of longitudinal studies...
  30. ncbi request reprint PDE5 inhibitors in non-urological conditions
    C Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 15:3521-39. 2009
    ..The present review discusses recent findings regarding the effects of PDE5 inhibitors on non-urological conditions and highlights current and future clinical applications beyond ED...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of chronic coffee consumption on aortic stiffness and wave reflections in hypertensive patients
    C V Vlachopoulos
    Hypertension Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:796-802. 2007
    ..In the present study, we aimed to assess the association between chronic coffee consumption, and aortic stiffness and wave reflections in hypertensive patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of dark chocolate on arterial function in healthy individuals: cocoa instead of ambrosia?
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Hypertension Unit and Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital 17, Kerassoundos Str, Athens 11528, Greece
    Curr Hypertens Rep 8:205-11. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to demonstrate whether these effects of chocolate on arterial function are translated into clinical benefit...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in men with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction: a prospective angiographic study
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Greece
    Eur Urol 48:996-1002; discussion 1002-3. 2005
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate angiographically the incidence of asymptomatic CAD in men with ED of vascular origin...
  34. ncbi request reprint Acute mental stress has a prolonged unfavorable effect on arterial stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychosom Med 68:231-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of acute mental stress on aortic stiffness and wave reflections...
  35. ncbi request reprint Acute systemic inflammation increases arterial stiffness and decreases wave reflections in healthy individuals
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Circulation 112:2193-200. 2005
    ..Although an association between inflammatory markers and increased arterial stiffness has been suggested, the causative relationship between inflammation and arterial stiffness has not been investigated...
  36. ncbi request reprint Chronic coffee consumption has a detrimental effect on aortic stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:1307-12. 2005
    ..Aortic stiffness and wave reflections are important prognosticators of cardiovascular disease risk. We have shown that caffeine acutely increases aortic stiffness and wave reflections...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of dark chocolate on arterial function in healthy individuals
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 18:785-91. 2005
    ..Endothelial function, arterial stiffness, and wave reflections are important determinants of cardiovascular performance and are predictors of cardiovascular risk...
  38. ncbi request reprint Aortic pain associated with deteriorated aortic elastic properties: an early manifestation of aortopathy
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:176-9. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibition by sildenafil abrogates acute smoking-induced endothelial dysfunction
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular and Sexual Health Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:1040-4. 2004
    ..Sildenafil has been shown to improve vascular function, however, the effect of type 5 PDE inhibition on acute smoking-induced endothelial dysfunction is unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of alcohol on endothelial function in healthy subjects
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 8:263-5. 2003
    ..This may be useful for explaining the divergent effect of different alcoholic beverages on endothelial function and provides valuable insight into the mechanisms involved in the vascular effects of alcohol...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of sildenafil on arterial stiffness and wave reflection
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Medical Professorial Unit, St Vincent s Hospital and Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Vasc Med 8:243-8. 2003
    ..This finding may have important implications for cardiovascular performance and exercise capacity during intercourse...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pulse wave analysis in the assessment of patients with left ventricular assist device
    C Vlachopoulos
    University of New South Wales, Medical Professorial and Heart Transplant Unit, O Brien Building, Level 17, Rm 712, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Sydney, Australia
    J Heart Lung Transplant 20:98-102. 2001
    ..This non-invasive technique may prove particularly useful in repeat evaluation of patients in long-term follow-up and may provide valuable insights for coupling between the assist device and the vascular system...
  43. doi request reprint Arterial function and intima-media thickness in hypertensive patients with erectile dysfunction
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit and Hypertension Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 26:1829-36. 2008
    ..Erectile dysfunction is a predictor of cardiovascular risk with high prevalence in hypertensive men. We investigated whether erectile dysfunction is related to arterial structure and function in hypertensive patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pressure-altering agents affect central aortic pressures more than is apparent from upper limb measurements in hypertensive patients: the role of arterial wave reflections
    C Vlachopoulos
    Medical Professorial Unit, St Vincent s Hospital and Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Hypertension 38:1456-60. 2001
    ..This study shows that pressure-altering agents might affect central pressures more than is apparent from the corresponding upper limb values because of the concomitant changes in wave reflection...
  45. ncbi request reprint Caffeine increases aortic stiffness in hypertensive patients
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Medical Professorial Unit, St Vincent s Hospital and Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 16:63-6. 2003
    ..Aortic stiffness is an important factor for cardiovascular system performance and a prognosticator of cardiovascular risk. We investigated the effect of caffeine on aortic stiffness in treated hypertensive patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cigar smoking has an acute detrimental effect on arterial stiffness
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:299-303. 2004
    ..We investigated the acute effect of cigar smoking on aortic elastic properties and wave reflection...
  47. ncbi request reprint Unfavourable endothelial and inflammatory state in erectile dysfunction patients with or without coronary artery disease
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Cardiovascular Diseases and Sexual Health Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Kerassoundos 17, Athens 11528, Greece
    Eur Heart J 27:2640-8. 2006
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) confers an independent cardiovascular risk. We investigated the role of low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in ED patients with or without coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of caffeine on aortic elastic properties and wave reflection
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Medical Professorial Unit, St Vincent s Hospital and Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 21:563-70. 2003
    ..We investigated the effect of caffeine on aortic elastic properties and wave reflection...
  49. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of black and green tea on aortic stiffness and wave reflections
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Ist Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:216-23. 2006
    ..Aortic stiffness and wave reflections are markers of cardiovascular disease and prognosticators of cardiovascular risk...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of sildenafil on cardiac performance in patients with heart failure
    Kozo Hirata
    St Vincent s Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Cardiol 96:1436-40. 2005
    ..This can explain the increase in cardiac output and in exercise capacity with sildenafil in patients with heart failure...
  51. ncbi request reprint Short-term treatment with L-arginine prevents the smoking-induced impairment of endothelial function and vascular elastic properties in young individuals
    Gerasimos Siasos
    Athens University Medical School, 1st Cardiology Department, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 126:394-9. 2008
    ..Aim of the present study was to investigate in healthy smokers the effect of a short-term daily L-arginine administration on vascular function...
  52. doi request reprint Association of arterial stiffness with the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism in healthy individuals
    Ioanna Dima
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 21:1354-8. 2008
    ..However, the relationship between ACE polymorphism, arterial stiffness, and wave reflections in healthy, low-risk population has not been defined yet...
  53. doi request reprint Oxidative stress and inflammatory process in patients with atrial fibrillation: the role of left atrium distension
    Dimitris Tousoulis
    1st Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 136:258-62. 2009
    ..We searched for clinical determinants of oxidative stress status, endothelial function and inflammatory process in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation...
  54. doi request reprint Arterial wave reflections during the menstrual cycle of healthy women: a reproducibility study
    Theodore G Papaioannou
    Biomedical Engineering Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Hypertension 54:1021-7. 2009
    ..Measurement of wave reflections at the same phase of the menstrual cycle or statistical adjustment could be suggested for optimal study design and data interpretation...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effects of atorvastatin on reactive hyperemia and inflammatory process in patients with congestive heart failure
    Dimitris Tousoulis
    Cardiology Unit, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 69 S Karagiorga, 16675 Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 178:359-63. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that atorvastatin may improve forearm vasodilatory response to reactive hyperemia and depress inflammatory process in patients with heart failure and normal baseline cholesterol levels...
  56. ncbi request reprint Relationship between low-grade inflammation and arterial stiffness in patients with essential hypertension
    Panagiota Pietri
    Hypertension Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, V Sofias 108, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Hypertens 24:2231-8. 2006
    ..Arterial stiffness is an independent cardiovascular risk factor in hypertensive individuals. Inflammation is associated with increased arterial stiffness and is implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
  57. ncbi request reprint Benefits from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor 'beyond blood pressure lowering': beyond blood pressure or beyond the brachial artery?
    Kozo Hirata
    St Vincent s Hospital and Clinic, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst NSW, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 23:551-6. 2005
    ..We undertook this acute study to establish the magnitude of and reason for different acute effects of ramipril and atenolol on arterial pressure...
  58. ncbi request reprint The acute and chronic effect of cigarette smoking on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in healthy male subjects
    Konstantinos Sassalos
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:263-8. 2006
    ..Smoking adversely affects arterial elastic properties. The acute and chronic effect of cigarette smoking on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta has not been determined...
  59. pmc Triglyceride level is associated with wave reflections and arterial stiffness in apparently healthy middle-aged men
    Konstantinos Aznaouridis
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Heart 93:613-4. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship of arterial stiffness and wave reflections, which are predictors of cardiovascular risk, with serum triglyceride level in healthy adults...
  60. doi request reprint The impact of oral L-arginine supplementation on acute smoking-induced endothelial injury and arterial performance
    Gerasimos Siasos
    Department of Biological Chemistry, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 22:586-92. 2009
    ..We investigated the effect of L-arginine on vascular function and inflammatory process in healthy smokers at rest and after acute smoking...
  61. doi request reprint The effect of p22(phox) -930A/G, A640G and C242T polymorphisms of NADPH oxidase on peripheral and central pressures in healthy, normotensive individuals
    Panagiotis Xaplanteris
    1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hypertens Res 33:814-8. 2010
    ..These findings further elucidate the role of this polymorphism in the regulation of blood pressure. In contrast, the A640G and C242T SNPs do not influence peripheral and central pressures in normotensives...
  62. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of arterial stiffness indices by applanation tonometry and pulse wave analysis: reproducibility at low blood pressures
    Theodoros G Papaioannou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    J Clin Monit Comput 18:137-44. 2004
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess the reproducibility of aortic AI and RTI obtained by an automated and commercially available system (SphygmoCor) applied in patients with low blood pressures where such data are lacking...
  63. pmc Nonlinear dynamics of blood pressure variability after caffeine consumption
    Theodore G Papaioannou
    First Department of Cardiology, Hippocration Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    Clin Med Res 4:114-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of caffeine on indices expressing the complex and "chaotic" nonlinear characteristics of BP variability...
  64. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic value of adenosine stress-contrast echocardiography for diagnosis of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients: comparison to Tl-201 single-photon emission computed tomography
    Constadina Aggeli
    1st Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 20:533-8. 2007
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Non-alcoholic fatty liver and cardiovascular disease: an emerging relationship
    Katerina Baou
    Peripheral Vessels Unit, First Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 48:37-41. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical applications of arterial stiffness; definitions and reference values
    Michael F O'Rourke
    St Vincent s Hospital UNSW and St Vincent s Clinic, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 15:426-44. 2002
    ..E. Safar and E.D. Frohlich...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reduced pressure wave reflections in patients with active clinical status of Adamantiades-Behcet disease
    Athanassios D Protogerou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 49:408-14. 2008
    ..The effect of inflammation on arterial properties during the active state of ABD is not well known...
  68. ncbi request reprint Acute thoracic aortic thrombosis after intra-aortic balloon pumping
    Constadina Aggeli
    First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Echocardiogr 7:175-6. 2006
    ..Clinical manifestations which led to the diagnosis of thromboembolism were abdominal pain and deterioration of renal function, without signs of limb ischemia...
  69. ncbi request reprint Management of early and late detected vascular complications following femoral arterial puncture for cardiac catheterization
    Konstantinos Filis
    Division of Vascular Surgery, First Department of Propedeutic Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 48:134-42. 2007
    ..Management of related complications is elective or urgent and sometimes needs complex vascular reconstruction. The present study evaluated when and whether conservative, urgent surgical, or elective surgical treatment is appropriate...
  70. ncbi request reprint Changes in aortic root function after valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis
    John Barbetseas
    1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 110:74-9. 2006
    ..Aortic stenosis is frequent and often requires replacement of the stenotic valve. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of aortic valve replacement on the aortic root function...
  71. ncbi request reprint Expert consensus document on arterial stiffness: methodological issues and clinical applications
    Stephane Laurent
    Department of Pharmacology and Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Universite Paris Descartes, Faculte de Medecine, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, INSERM U652, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France
    Eur Heart J 27:2588-605. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease: a relationship for disclosure
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Hellenic J Cardiol 49:1-6. 2008
  73. ncbi request reprint Central blood pressure measurements and antihypertensive therapy: a consensus document
    Enrico Agabiti-Rosei
    Clinica Medica and Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Hypertension 50:154-60. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint White blood cell count is a marker of wave reflections and arterial stiffness in healthy individuals
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos
    Atherosclerosis 187:218-9. 2006
  75. ncbi request reprint Divergent associations of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases-1 and -2 with the prothrombotic/fibrinolytic state
    Konstantinos Aznaouridis
    Atherosclerosis 195:212-5. 2007