Peter Kokkinos

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:623-8. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Age-specific exercise capacity threshold for mortality risk assessment in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    From the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cardiology Department, Washington, DC P K, C F Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC P K George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC P K, C F University of South Carolina, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health P K, J M, X S, S N B and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics J Z, S N B, Columbia Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Cardiology Division, Palo Alto, CA J M and Stanford University, Stanford, CA J M
    Circulation 130:653-8. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and the paradoxical BMI-mortality risk association in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:754-62. 2014
  4. pmc Physical inactivity and mortality risk
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:924945. 2011
  5. pmc Physical activity, health benefits, and mortality risk
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057 2197, USA Physical Therapy and Health Care Services, George Washington University, 2121 I Street, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    ISRN Cardiol 2012:718789. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Interactive effects of fitness and statin treatment on mortality risk in veterans with dyslipidaemia: a cohort study
    Peter F Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC 20422, USA
    Lancet 381:394-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Exercise capacity and mortality in hypertensive men with and without additional risk factors
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cardiology Division, 50 Irving St, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Hypertension 53:494-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Heart rate recovery, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:177-84. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A graded association of exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in males with high-normal blood pressure
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Blood Press 18:261-7. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Body mass index, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in male veterans with hypertension
    Charles Faselis
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:444-50. 2012

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:623-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the association between exercise capacity and mortality in African Americans and Caucasians with type 2 diabetes and to explore racial differences regarding this relationship...
  2. ncbi request reprint Age-specific exercise capacity threshold for mortality risk assessment in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    From the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cardiology Department, Washington, DC P K, C F Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC P K George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC P K, C F University of South Carolina, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health P K, J M, X S, S N B and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics J Z, S N B, Columbia Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Cardiology Division, Palo Alto, CA J M and Stanford University, Stanford, CA J M
    Circulation 130:653-8. 2014
    ..Mortality risk decreases beyond a certain fitness level. However, precise definition of this threshold is elusive and varies with age. Thus, fitness-related mortality risk assessment is difficult...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and the paradoxical BMI-mortality risk association in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:754-62. 2014
    ..To assess the effect of fitness status on the paradoxical body mass index (BMI)-mortality risk association...
  4. pmc Physical inactivity and mortality risk
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:924945. 2011
    ..In addition, we present the exercise effects on the aforementioned risk factors. Finally, we include select dietary approaches and their impact on risk factors and overall mortality risk...
  5. pmc Physical activity, health benefits, and mortality risk
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057 2197, USA Physical Therapy and Health Care Services, George Washington University, 2121 I Street, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    ISRN Cardiol 2012:718789. 2012
    ..This risk is significantly higher for older and sedentary individuals. Therefore, such individuals should consult their physician prior to engaging in exercise."Walking is man's best medicine"Hippocrates...
  6. doi request reprint Interactive effects of fitness and statin treatment on mortality risk in veterans with dyslipidaemia: a cohort study
    Peter F Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC 20422, USA
    Lancet 381:394-9. 2013
    ..However, little information exists about the combined effects of fitness and statin treatment on all-cause mortality. We assessed the combined effects of statin treatment and fitness on all-cause mortality risk...
  7. doi request reprint Exercise capacity and mortality in hypertensive men with and without additional risk factors
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cardiology Division, 50 Irving St, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Hypertension 53:494-9. 2009
    ..The increased risk imposed by low fitness and additional cardiovascular risk factors was eliminated by relatively small increases in exercise capacity and declined progressively with higher exercise capacity...
  8. doi request reprint Heart rate recovery, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:177-84. 2012
    ..The interaction between HRR, mortality, and fitness has not been clearly defined. Thus, we sought to evaluate the association between HRR and all-cause mortality and to assess the effects of fitness on this association...
  9. doi request reprint A graded association of exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in males with high-normal blood pressure
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Blood Press 18:261-7. 2009
    ..Thus, we evaluated the association of exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in individuals with high-normal blood pressure...
  10. doi request reprint Body mass index, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in male veterans with hypertension
    Charles Faselis
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:444-50. 2012
    ..However, little is known on the interaction between fitness, fatness, and mortality risk in hypertensive individuals. Thus, we assessed the interaction between exercise capacity, fatness, and all-cause mortality in hypertensive males...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in male veterans with hypertension aged ≥70 years
    Charles Faselis
    From the Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC C F, M D, A P, p n, A T, P K Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC P K Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC C F, M D, A P, p n, P K and Department of Cardiology, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, CA J M
    Hypertension 64:30-5. 2014
    ..001), and 48% for the high-fit individuals (hazard ratio, 0.52; 95% confidence interval, 0.39-0.69; P<0.001). These findings suggest that exercise capacity is associated with lower mortality risk in elderly men with hypertension...
  12. doi request reprint Exercise capacity and mortality in black and white men
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cardiology Department, 50 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Circulation 117:614-22. 2008
    ..Exercise capacity is inversely related to mortality risk in healthy individuals and those with cardiovascular diseases. This evidence is based largely on white populations, with little information available for blacks...
  13. ncbi request reprint Exercise capacity and mortality in older men: a 20-year follow-up study
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Circulation 122:790-7. 2010
    ..Epidemiological findings, based largely on middle-aged populations, support an inverse and independent association between exercise capacity and mortality risk. The information available in older individuals is limited...
  14. doi request reprint Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in prehypertensive men
    Peter Kokkinos
    Department of Cardiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Hypertens 22:735-41. 2009
    ..Increased exercise capacity is associated with lower mortality risk, but little is known about its effects in prehypertensives. Thus, we evaluated the association between exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in prehypertensives...
  15. doi request reprint Exercise capacity and progression from prehypertension to hypertension
    Charles Faselis
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Hypertension 60:333-8. 2012
    ..The protective effects of fitness were evident when exercise capacity exceeded 8.5 METs. These findings emphasize the importance of fitness in the prevention of hypertension...
  16. doi request reprint Heart rate at rest, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in veterans
    Andreas M Pittaras
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC Department of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
    Am J Cardiol 112:1605-9. 2013
    ..A progressive increase in risk was noted >70 beats/min for the entire cohort, those treated with β blockers, and those aged <60 and ≥60 years. Mortality risk was overestimated slightly when fitness status was not considered...
  17. doi request reprint Blood pressure control among US veterans: a large multiyear analysis of blood pressure data from the Veterans Administration health data repository
    Ross D Fletcher
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Circulation 125:2462-8. 2012
    ..This study was designed to assess improvement in blood pressure control over a 10-year period in a large cohort of patients in the Department of Veterans Affairs...
  18. doi request reprint Statins modulate the mortality risk associated with obesity and cardiorespiratory fitness in diabetics
    Eric S Nylen
    Departments of Endocrinology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:3394-401. 2013
    ..Statins are commonly prescribed to avert cardiovascular disease in diabetics. Little information, however, exists about the interrelationship of obesity, fitness, and statin treatment on mortality...
  19. doi request reprint Statin therapy, fitness, and mortality risk in middle-aged hypertensive male veterans
    Peter Kokkinos
    Department of Cardiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Hypertens 27:422-30. 2014
    ..The combined effects of fitness and statin therapy in hypertensive individuals have not been assessed. Thus, we assessed the combined health benefits of fitness and statin therapy in hypertensive male subjects...
  20. pmc BMI-mortality paradox and fitness in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1021-7. 2012
    ..To assess the association between BMI, fitness, and mortality in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes and to explore racial differences in this association...
  21. ncbi request reprint Exercise capacity and blood pressure associations with left ventricular mass in prehypertensive individuals
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cardiology Division, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Hypertension 49:55-61. 2007
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  22. doi request reprint Prognostic effect of exercise capacity on mortality in older adults with diabetes mellitus
    Eric S Nylen
    Department of Endocrinology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1850-4. 2010
    ..To investigate the prognostic effect of exercise capacity in older individuals with diabetes mellitus...
  23. ncbi request reprint Beta-blockade mitigates exercise blood pressure in hypertensive male patients
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Division, Veterans Affairs and Georgetown University Medical Centers, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:794-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the antihypertensive agent(s) more likely to mitigate an exaggerated rise in exercise blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Exercise capacity and 24-h blood pressure in prehypertensive men and women
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cardiology Division, Washington, DC Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:251-8. 2006
    ..Physically active, normotensive individuals are also at lower risk for developing hypertension than sedentary individuals. We assessed the relationship between fitness and 24-h ambulatory BP in prehypertensive men and women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Protective effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in high-risk African American men with coronary heart disease
    Vasilios Papademetriou
    Medical Centers, Veterans Affairs and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 11:621-6. 2009
    ..Cox regression analysis showed an 80% higher relative risk in patients not receiving ACE inhibitors. These data indicate a substantial benefit from ACE inhibitor therapy in high-risk AA patients with CAD...
  26. doi request reprint Gender differences in hypertension: myths and reality
    Michael Doumas
    Veteran Affairs Medical Center and George Washington University, 50 Irwing Street NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 15:321-30. 2013
    ..The aim of this review is to critically evaluate recent data regarding gender differences in hypertension and incorporate new data into the body of existing knowledge. ..
  27. doi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy as a determinant of renal outcome in patients with high cardiovascular risk
    Costas Tsioufis
    Georgetown Medical Centers, Washington, DC, USA
    J Hypertens 28:2299-308. 2010
    ..The prognostic importance of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on renal impairment has not been addressed previously. We investigated whether LVH determines renal outcomes in patients with high cardiovascular risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dietary influences on blood pressure: the effect of the Mediterranean diet on the prevalence of hypertension
    Peter Kokkinos
    Cardiology Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 7:165-70; quiz 171-2. 2005
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  29. ncbi request reprint Obesity and cardiovascular disease: the role of diet and physical activity
    Peter Kokkinos
    Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 24:197-203. 2004
  30. pmc New York Heart Association functional class predicts exercise parameters in the current era
    Stuart D Russell
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am Heart J 158:S24-30. 2009
    ..Using baseline data from the HF-ACTION (Heart Failure and A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise TraiNing) study, we examined this relationship...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cardiovascular disease prevention: current recommendations
    Peter Kokkinos
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cardiology and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Angiology 59:26S-9S. 2008
    ..Combinations of the 2 types of activity can also be performed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and markers of inflammation and thrombosis related to coronary heart disease
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:190-4. 2004
    ..The importance of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease through modification of the inflammatory and thrombogenic processes is also addressed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in African-American patients with hypertension
    Vasilios Papademetriou
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 6:310-4. 2004
    ....