Elisabeth Passalidou

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Aortic stenosis in the elderly: challenges in diagnosis and therapy
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 70:349-53. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Aortic elastic properties and cognitive function in elderly individuals: The Ikaria Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Maturitas 74:241-5. 2013
  3. pmc Fish Consumption Moderates Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Men and Women from the IKARIA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Medical School, University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:219578. 2011
  4. pmc Mediterranean diet mediates the adverse effect of depressive symptomatology on short-term outcome in elderly survivors from an acute coronary event
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 46 Paleon Polemiston Street, 166 74 Glyfada, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:429487. 2011
  5. pmc Sociodemographic and lifestyle statistics of oldest old people (>80 years) living in ikaria island: the ikaria study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:679187. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint High intensity, interval exercise improves quality of life of patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial
    C Chrysohoou
    46 Paleon Polemiston St, 166 74, Attica, Greece
    QJM 107:25-32. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint Longevity and diet. Myth or pragmatism?
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Maturitas 76:303-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Aortic artery distensibility shows inverse correlation with heart rate variability in elderly non-hypertensive, cardiovascular disease-free individuals: the Ikaria Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, 46 Paleon Polemiston Street, Glyfada, Attica, 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 28:467-72. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Long-term fish intake preserves kidney function in elderly individuals: the Ikaria study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Ren Nutr 23:e75-82. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Cross-sectional relationship of a Mediterranean type diet to diastolic heart function in chronic heart failure patients
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 46 Paleon Polemiston St, Glyfada, 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 27:576-84. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Aortic stenosis in the elderly: challenges in diagnosis and therapy
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 70:349-53. 2011
    ..Echocardiography still plays the central role for the evaluation of the elderly patient, as it can illustrate the pathophysiological alterations during the course of aortic valve stenosis, and guide appropriate therapy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Aortic elastic properties and cognitive function in elderly individuals: The Ikaria Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Maturitas 74:241-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this work was to evaluate the association between aortic elastic properties and cognitive function in elderly individuals, permanent inhabitants of Ikaria Island...
  3. pmc Fish Consumption Moderates Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Men and Women from the IKARIA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Medical School, University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:219578. 2011
    ..e., 4) (odds  ratio = 0.34, 95% CI: 0.19, 0.61), after controlling for several cofounders. Conclusion. Frequent fish consumption in elderly seems to moderate depression mood...
  4. pmc Mediterranean diet mediates the adverse effect of depressive symptomatology on short-term outcome in elderly survivors from an acute coronary event
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 46 Paleon Polemiston Street, 166 74 Glyfada, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:429487. 2011
    ..20). Conclusion. Short-term depressive symptoms are related to a worsen 30-day prognosis of ACS patients; however, this relationship was mediated by Mediterranean diet adherence...
  5. pmc Sociodemographic and lifestyle statistics of oldest old people (>80 years) living in ikaria island: the ikaria study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:679187. 2011
    ..This concept must be further explored in order to understand how these factors relate and which are the most important in shaping prolonged life...
  6. ncbi request reprint High intensity, interval exercise improves quality of life of patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial
    C Chrysohoou
    46 Paleon Polemiston St, 166 74, Attica, Greece
    QJM 107:25-32. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high intensity, interval exercise on quality of life (QoL) and depression status, in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Longevity and diet. Myth or pragmatism?
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Maturitas 76:303-7. 2013
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Aortic artery distensibility shows inverse correlation with heart rate variability in elderly non-hypertensive, cardiovascular disease-free individuals: the Ikaria Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, 46 Paleon Polemiston Street, Glyfada, Attica, 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 28:467-72. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Long-term fish intake preserves kidney function in elderly individuals: the Ikaria study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Ren Nutr 23:e75-82. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Cross-sectional relationship of a Mediterranean type diet to diastolic heart function in chronic heart failure patients
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 46 Paleon Polemiston St, Glyfada, 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 27:576-84. 2012
    ..05). This study demonstrated, in a cross-sectional design, a potential beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet on biventricular systolic and diastolic function...
  11. pmc Adherence to the Mediterranean diet moderates the association of aminotransferases with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome; the ATTICA study
    Natalia Tzima
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 6:30. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc Mediterranean diet and insulin sensitivity, lipid profile and blood pressure levels, in overweight and obese people; the Attica study
    Natalia Tzima
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 6:22. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate if overweight and obese adults "close" to Mediterranean diet present better insulin, lipids profile and better pressure levels, compared to individuals close to a more Westernized diet...
  13. pmc Abdominal obesity, blood glucose and apolipoprotein B levels are the best predictors of the incidence of hypercholesterolemia (2001-2006) among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 7:11. 2008
    ..We also evaluated the association of several socio-demographic, dietary and lifestyle habits on the incidence of this disorder...
  14. pmc The association between secondhand smoke and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes, among non-smokers, under the presence of several cardiovascular risk factors: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 2:9. 2002
    ..e. acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina, among non-smokers, in relation to the presence of several other cardiovascular risk factors...
  15. doi request reprint Serum uric acid levels correlate with left atrial function and systolic right ventricular function in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure: the hellenic heart failure study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Congest Heart Fail 14:229-33. 2008
    ..05), after controlling for potential confounders. Uric acid levels appear to be correlated with more impaired right ventricular systolic function and decreased left atrial work in patients with heart failure...
  16. doi request reprint Chronic systemic inflammation accompanies impaired ventricular diastolic function, detected by Doppler imaging, in patients with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure (Hellenic Heart Failure Study)
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokratio Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 24:22-6. 2009
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  17. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic and electrocardiographic prognostic factors of heart failure in young patients with beta-thalassemia major: a 10-year (1995--2004) follow-up
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Hematol 80:336-40. 2004
    ..We revealed that the presence of T-wave inversions, increased heart rate, low ejection fraction of the left ventricle, and decreased aortic root diameter appear to confer higher risk for cardiac events in young patients with beta-TM...
  18. ncbi request reprint Combination of a sterol absorption inhibitor and cardiovascular agents for the treatment of dyslipidemia
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1rst Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Greece
    Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov 1:73-8. 2006
    ..Ezetimibe and fenofibrate co-administration has shown also improvement in the lipid/lipoprotein profile. The combination therapy with ezetimibe and statin or fibrate may be an effective therapeutic option for patients with dyslipidemia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term fish consumption is associated with protection against arrhythmia in healthy persons in a Mediterranean region--the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1385-91. 2007
    ..Dietary habits have long been associated with many manifestations of cardiovascular disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of physical activity in the prevention of stroke
    Ch Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 13:132-6. 2005
    ..This review has a purpose to summarize the literature on the effect of physical activity on stroke morbidity and mortality, and to provide current scientific evidences...
  21. ncbi request reprint The emerging anti-inflammatory role of HDL-cholesterol, illustrated in cardiovascular disease free population; the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:29-33. 2007
    ..In this work we assessed the relationship between HDL-cholesterol levels and various inflammation markers status in a sample of cardiovascular disease free adult men and women from Greece...
  22. ncbi request reprint Diastolic function in young patients with beta-thalassemia major: an echocardiographic study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Echocardiography 23:38-44. 2006
    ..We aimed to evaluate myocardial diastolic function in patients with beta-thalassemia major (beta-TM) using pulsed-tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and flow propagation (VP), in relation to BNP levels...
  23. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive methods in differentiating ischaemic from non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. A review paper
    Christina Chrysohoou
    Cardiology Clinic, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Acta Cardiol 61:454-62. 2006
    ..More recently, CMR and multislice computed tomography have demonstrated ability in initial functional assessment and in the determination of secondary causes of heart failure...
  24. doi request reprint Exclusive olive oil consumption is associated with lower likelihood of developing left ventricular systolic dysfunction in acute coronary syndrome patients: the hellenic heart failure study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 56:9-15. 2010
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate the association between exclusive olive oil consumption and the development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with a previous acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Serum glucose level at hospital admission correlates with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in nondiabetic, acute coronary patients: the Hellenic Heart Failure Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 25:209-16. 2010
    ..Low glucose concentrations at hospital admission in nondiabetic post-ACS patients is a predictor for the appearance of left ventricular dysfunction, and could be a target marker for risk stratification...
  26. doi request reprint Gender variation of exercise-induced anti-arrhythmic protection: the Ikaria Study
    E Oikonomou
    First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    QJM 104:1035-43. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Role of right ventricular systolic function on long-term outcome in patients with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure
    Christina Chrysohoou
    Heart Failure Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration General Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Circ J 75:2176-81. 2011
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Long-term adherence to the Mediterranean diet reduces the prevalence of hyperuricaemia in elderly individuals, without known cardiovascular disease: the Ikaria study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 70:58-64. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of adherence to Mediterranean diet on serum uric acid (UA) levels in elderly individuals, without known cardiovascular disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acute myocarditis from coxsackie infection, mimicking subendocardial ischaemia
    Christina Chrysohoou
    1st Cardiology Department, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:147-50. 2009
    ..The diagnosis of acute myocarditis was confirmed using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
  30. ncbi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide mediates the effect of creatinine clearance on development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Department, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 51:413-20. 2010
    ..We sought to investigate whether renal insufficiency is an independent predictor for systolic dysfunction among patients who had an ACS...
  31. doi request reprint Abdominal obesity and inflammation predicts hypertension among prehypertensive men and women: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 23:96-103. 2008
    ..Older people, with low education, abdominal obesity, lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet, and increased inflammation, constitute a model of prehypertensive individuals that are prone to develop hypertension...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean diet attenuates inflammation and coagulation process in healthy adults: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:152-8. 2004
    ..We studied the effect of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell counts, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, amyloid A, fibrinogen, and homocysteine...
  33. ncbi request reprint The associations between physical activity, inflammation, and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:151-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated whether leisure time physical activity is associated with the levels of inflammatory and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association between physical activity and the development of acute coronary syndromes in diabetic subjects (the CARDIO2000 II study)
    Konstantinos Makrilakis
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:298-303. 2004
    ..In this study we investigated the association of physical activity and acute coronary events in diabetic patients, an issue that has not been adequately studied so far...
  35. ncbi request reprint The Mediterranean diet contributes to the preservation of left ventricular systolic function and to the long-term favorable prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary event
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:47-54. 2010
    ..The effect of the cardioprotective Mediterranean diet on the development of cardiac abnormalities and prognosis of cardiac patients has rarely been investigated...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of interaction between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C-->T mutation on homocysteine concentrations in healthy adults: the ATTICA Study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:849-54. 2004
    ..Dietary and genetic factors may influence the effect of raised homocysteine concentrations on coronary artery disease risk...
  37. ncbi request reprint The implication of obesity and central fat on markers of chronic inflammation: The ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 183:308-15. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with various markers of chronic inflammation, in a population-based sample of 3,042 adults...
  38. ncbi request reprint Exercise capacity and heart rate recovery as predictors of coronary heart disease events, in patients with heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    Christos H Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 173:347-52. 2004
    ..We aimed to evaluate the relationship between exercise tolerance test (ETT) indices and occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD), in patients with heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (eFH)...
  39. ncbi request reprint The impact of olive oil consumption pattern on the risk of acute coronary syndromes: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 30:125-9. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the pattern of edible oils and fats consumption and the prevalence of a first, nonfatal event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a Greek sample...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of chronic alcohol consumption on lipid levels, inflammatory and haemostatic factors in the general population: the 'ATTICA' Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    A Cardiological Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:355-61. 2003
    ..The aim of this work was to evaluate the association between chronic alcohol consumption and several clinical and biochemical parameters related to coronary risk, in cardiovascular disease free men and women...
  41. ncbi request reprint Associations between coffee consumption and inflammatory markers in healthy persons: the ATTICA study
    Antonis Zampelas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:862-7. 2004
    ..Inflammation is important to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and several dietary factors are thought to exert significant effects on inflammation and thus on the risk of CVD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Association between prehypertension status and inflammatory markers related to atherosclerotic disease: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:568-73. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Diet, exercise, and C-reactive protein levels in people with abdominal obesity: the ATTICA epidemiological study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Unit of Preventive Cardiology Epidemiology, First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Angiology 58:225-33. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic findings at presentation, in relation to in-hospital mortality and 30-day outcome of patients with acute coronary syndromes; the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 123:263-70. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the impact of initial electrocardiographic findings at presentation on in-hospital mortality and 30-day outcome of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  45. doi request reprint Unsaturated fatty acids are inversely associated and n-6/n-3 ratios are positively related to inflammation and coagulation markers in plasma of apparently healthy adults
    Nick Kalogeropoulos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin Chim Acta 411:584-91. 2010
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption among healthy adults is associated with decreased levels of inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA study
    Antonis Zampelas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:120-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the association between fish consumption and levels of various inflammatory markers among adults without any evidence of cardiovascular disease...
  47. ncbi request reprint N-terminal ProBNP distribution and correlations with biological characteristics in apparently healthy Greek population: ATTICA study
    Elizabeth Fragopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 61:397-404. 2010
    ..349, P < .001), and hemoglobin (rho = -.249, P < .001) values. Linear regression analysis revealed that gender is the main contributor of NT-proBNP levels, followed by age, BMI, and Cr values...
  48. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, obesity status, and glycemic control: The ATTICA study
    Stavros A Kavouras
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:606-11. 2007
    ..We aimed to evaluate the relationship of physical activity and obesity with glycemic control and insulin resistance...
  49. ncbi request reprint Association between passive cigarette smoking and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 16:127-30. 2002
    ..Given the high prevalence of cigarette smoking in many developing societies, the public health consequences of passive smoking with regard to coronary heart disease may be important...
  50. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome prevalence and characteristics in Greek adults with familial combined hyperlipidemia
    John Skoumas
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens 11527, Greece
    Metabolism 56:135-41. 2007
    ..MetSyn is more prevalent in the FCH than in the control group. Among subjects with FCH, only DM was significantly associated with an increase in the prevalence of CAD in this subgroup compared with FCH individuals with or without MetSyn...
  51. ncbi request reprint Association between hostility and plasma total homocysteine concentrations in a general population sample
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, and University Mental Health Research Institute, Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychobiology 53:26-32. 2006
    ..The present study focuses on testing the association of hostility with plasma homocysteine levels in a general population sample...
  52. ncbi request reprint Gender differences on the risk evaluation of acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Prev Cardiol 6:71-7. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our findings suggest that the contribution of certain coronary risk factors to the risk for CHD is different for men and women...
  53. ncbi request reprint Association of leisure-time physical activity on inflammation markers (C-reactive protein, white cell blood count, serum amyloid A, and fibrinogen) in healthy subjects (from the ATTICA study)
    Christos Pitsavos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 91:368-70. 2003
  54. ncbi request reprint Association of creatinine clearance and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes: the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Circ J 71:9-14. 2007
    ..Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate whether renal insufficiency is an independent predictor for in-hospital mortality among such patients...
  55. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of coronary artery disease in males and females with familial combined hyperlipidaemia
    Christos Pitsavos
    1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 199:402-7. 2008
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of CAD in a large FCH population and the association of risk factors with CAD according to gender...
  56. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with total antioxidant capacity in healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:694-9. 2005
    ..Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer...
  57. ncbi request reprint The implication of obesity on total antioxidant capacity in apparently healthy men and women: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:590-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC), in a population-based sample of 3042 adults...
  58. ncbi request reprint The associations between smoking, physical activity, dietary habits and plasma homocysteine levels in cardiovascular disease-free people: the 'ATTICA' study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 9:117-23. 2004
    ..The latter may indicate the mutual confounding effect of various socio-demographic, anthropometric and other clinical characteristics on the relationship between homocysteine and cardiovascular risk...
  59. ncbi request reprint The association between pre-hypertension status and oxidative stress markers related to atherosclerotic disease: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 192:169-76. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between pre-hypertension status and oxidative stress markers (total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL)), in a random sample of cardiovascular disease-free adults...
  60. ncbi request reprint The role of traditional mediterranean type of diet and lifestyle, in the development of acute coronary syndromes: preliminary results from CARDIO 2000 study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Hippokration Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 10:11-5. 2002
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with renal function among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Ren Nutr 20:176-84. 2010
    ..No data exist regarding the effect of the Mediterranean diet on renal function. We studied the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and markers of renal function among 3042 people without any evidence of chronic disease...
  62. pmc Comparative value of simple inflammatory markers in the prediction of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in postacute coronary syndrome patients
    Panagiotis Aggelopoulos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 115 28 Athens, Greece
    Mediators Inflamm 2009:826297. 2009
    ..We sought to assess the comparative value of inflammatory markers on the occurrence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Lack of increased left main coronary artery dimensions in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and coronary artery disease. An intracoronary ultrasound study
    Manolis Vavuranakis
    Hippokration Hospital, Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 59:397-403. 2004
    ..Left main coronary artery dimensions were evaluated in patients with and without arterial hypertension, in the presence of coronary artery disease, and correlated to left ventricular mass...
  64. ncbi request reprint An association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation and inflammation markers related to cardiovascular disease
    George V Z Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, 46 Paleon Polemiston St Glyfada, Attica 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:409-14. 2005
    ..In this work, we evaluated the relationship between the levels of inflammation markers and MTHFR genotype among cardiovascular disease free subjects of the ATTICA study...
  65. ncbi request reprint Interaction between Mediterranean diet and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T mutation on oxidized low density lipoprotein concentrations: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 16:91-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether adoption of a Mediterranean type of diet is associated with oxidized LDL levels, as well as the role of MTHFR C677T mutation in this relationship...
  66. ncbi request reprint Food group consumption and glycemic control in people with and without type 2 diabetes: the ATTICA study
    Emilia Papakonstantinou
    Department of Nutrition and Diabetes, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 28:2539-40. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Cholesteryl ester-transfer protein (CETP) polymorphism and the association of acute coronary syndromes by obesity status in Greek subjects: the CARDIO2000-GENE study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Hum Hered 63:155-61. 2007
    ..Cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) regulates plasma lipid distribution. The present study aimed to investigate whether the CETP gene (Taq1B) polymorphism predisposes to Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) depending on obesity status...
  68. ncbi request reprint The association between occupational stress and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 Study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens Hellenic Heart Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 11:25-30. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between occupational stress and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes, in a population-based sample of patients and controls...
  69. ncbi request reprint Climatological variations in daily hospital admissions for acute coronary syndromes
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 48 50 Chiou st, Glyfada, 165 61 Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 94:229-33. 2004
    ..We examined the association between climatologic parameters and daily admissions for non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) to emergency units of hospitals in the greater Athens area, from January 2001 to August 2002...
  70. ncbi request reprint Forty-years (1961-2001) of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality and its determinants: the Corfu cohort from the Seven Countries Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 90:73-9. 2003
    ..This study examined risk factors in relation to 40-year all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality in the Corfu cohort of the Seven Countries Study...
  71. ncbi request reprint The relation between pulse pressure and cardiovascular mortality in 12,763 middle-aged men from various parts of the world: a 25-year follow-up of the seven countries study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Arch Intern Med 165:2142-7. 2005
    ..Hypertension is a dominant characteristic in the prediction of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to evaluate the association of blood pressure measurements with CVD mortality among different populations of the world...
  72. ncbi request reprint Effect of exposure to secondhand smoke on markers of inflammation: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Med 116:145-50. 2004
    ..We sought to investigate the effect of secondhand smoke exposure on inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease...
  73. ncbi request reprint Status and management of blood lipids in Greek adults and their relation to socio-demographic, lifestyle and dietary factors: the ATTICA Study. Blood lipids distribution in Greece
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 173:353-61. 2004
    ..We also evaluated the effect of several socio-demographic, dietary and lifestyle habits on lipid levels...
  74. ncbi request reprint The relationship between fish consumption and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes among smokers: the CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:402-9. 2005
    ..We sought to investigate the relationship between fish consumption and the risk of developing non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) among current smokers...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and five-year incidence (2001-2006) of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a Greek sample: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:388-95. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a population-based sample of Greek adults...
  76. doi request reprint Dietary habits mediate the relationship between socio-economic status and CVD factors among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 11:1342-9. 2008
    ..The aims of the present work were to investigate whether dietary habits are associated with socio-economic status (SES), and if they modify the relationship between SES and CVD risk factors, in a sample of men and women free from known CVD...
  77. ncbi request reprint The association between lifestyle-related factors and plasma homocysteine levels in healthy individuals from the "ATTICA" Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 98:471-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the associations between homocysteine levels and several lifestyle-related factors, in a population-based sample of Greek adults...
  78. ncbi request reprint The associations between leisure-time physical activity and inflammatory and coagulation markers related to cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Prev Med 40:432-7. 2005
    ..As coronary heart disease is increasingly seen as an inflammation process, we evaluated the hypothesis whether physical activity reduces coronary heart disease risk by modifying the levels of inflammatory and coagulation markers...
  79. ncbi request reprint Risk factors of stroke mortality: a 40-year follow-up of the Corfu cohort from the Seven-Countries Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Neuroepidemiology 22:332-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, age, pulse pressure levels, physical activity (protective) and total serum cholesterol levels (protective) were significantly related with 40-year stroke mortality...
  80. ncbi request reprint Obesity in byzantine and in modern era from a public health perspective
    E Polychronopoulos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:228-30. 2004
    ..In this report we perform an historical throwback in Byzantine years in order to explore the link regarding the aspects of obesity in these years and in modem era...
  81. pmc Temperature differences are associated with malignancy on lung lesions: a clinical study
    Christodoulos Stefanadis
    Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Cancer 3:1. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether thermal heterogeneity of solid tumors, in bronchial epithelium, constitutes an additional marker for the diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions...
  82. ncbi request reprint The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:32-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the association between adherence to Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis, in a Greek adult population...
  83. ncbi request reprint Status and management of hypertension in Greece: role of the adoption of a Mediterranean diet: the Attica study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 21:1483-9. 2003
    ..A secondary goal was to evaluate the association between hypertension status and adoption of the Mediterranean diet...
  84. ncbi request reprint Association between the prevalence of obesity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 22:449-56. 2006
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of obesity in relation to adherence to a Mediterranean diet...
  85. pmc Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    A Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 3:32. 2003
    ..In this work we present the design and the methodology of the study, as well as the status of various baseline characteristics of the participants...
  86. ncbi request reprint The association between coffee consumption and plasma total homocysteine levels: the "ATTICA" study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 19:280-6. 2004
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  87. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of overweight and obesity in a Greek adult population: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obes Res 12:1914-20. 2004
    ..To evaluate the status of overweight and obesity in a Greek random sample...
  88. ncbi request reprint Low energy reporting related to lifestyle, clinical, and psychosocial factors in a randomly selected population sample of Greek adults: the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:327-33. 2007
    ..Aim of the present study was to identify potential dietary, lifestyle, psychosocial and clinical correlates of underreporting in a population-based sample...
  89. pmc Air pollution and inflammation (interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen) in myocardial infarction survivors
    Regina Ruckerl
    GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1072-80. 2007
    ..Numerous studies have found that ambient air pollution has been associated with cardiovascular disease exacerbation...
  90. ncbi request reprint Effect of leisure time physical activity on blood lipid levels: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Coron Artery Dis 14:533-9. 2003
    ..We aimed to evaluate the effect of leisure time physical activity on blood lipid levels, in a random sample of cardiovascular disease-free individuals from the Attica basin...
  91. ncbi request reprint An integrated assessment of family history on the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes (CARDIO2000 study)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 59:383-90. 2004
    ..In this work we assessed a risk score for developing a first event of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) based on the family history of the cardiovascular risk factors...
  92. ncbi request reprint Association between TNF-alpha -308G>A polymorphism and the development of acute coronary syndromes in Greek subjects: the CARDIO2000-GENE Study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics, Nutrition, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Street, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Genet Med 7:411-6. 2005
    ..We investigated the association of a polymorphism within the promoter of TauNuF-alpha locus at the position -308 on the likelihood of having acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in Greek adults...
  93. ncbi request reprint Inflammation, coagulation, and depressive symptomatology in cardiovascular disease-free people; the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur Heart J 25:492-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations of depressive symptoms with inflammation and coagulation factors related to cardiovascular risk in persons free of cardiovascular disease...
  94. ncbi request reprint Importance of LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio as a predictor for coronary heart disease events in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: a 15-year follow-up (1987-2002)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 19:89-94. 2003
    ..05). With the power of the 15 years of prospective evaluation, the study shows that increased smoking, hypertension and LDL cholesterol levels eight times more than HDL cholesterol predicts an adverse CHD event, in patients with FH...