«The role of Lipoprotein(a) in cardiovascular disease; Current concepts and future perspectives».
«The role of Lipoprotein(a) in cardiovascular disease; Current concepts and future perspectives». Hellenic J Cardiol. 2020 Oct 08;: Authors: Vavuranakis MA, Jones SR, Cardoso R, Gerstenblith G, Leucker TM Abstract High lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels are associated with the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and with calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) both observationally and causally from human genetic studies. The mechanisms are not well characterized but likely involve its role as a carrier of oxidized phospholipids (OxPLs), which are known to be increased in ...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Infective endocarditis: Time for new diagnostic criteria and management strategies?
Authors: Tousoulis D PMID: 33039575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Medical therapy or revascularization for patients with chronic total occlusiona? A dilemma almost solved.
Authors: Galassi AR, Sucato V, Diana D, Novo G PMID: 33039576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Outcomes of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and predictors of thirty-day major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and one-year mortality.
CONCLUSION: We have shown excellent 30-day results with low incidence of adverse events with both the balloon expandable and self-expandable valves. Mainly clinical factors are predictors of both 30-day MACE and one-year mortality; major VC is a strong predictor of one-year mortality. PMID: 33007466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Predicting mortality in infective endocarditis: More light in a hazy landscape.
Authors: Lazaros G, Lazarou E, Tousoulis D PMID: 32992006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Severe Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report of Successful Recovery with Personalized Treatment Approach.
Authors: Sisakian HS, Shahnazaryan S, Pepoyan S PMID: 32992007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Trends in ablation procedures in Greece over the 2008-2018 period: Results from the Hellenic Cardiology Society Ablation Registry.
CONCLUSION: This online RFA registry has proved that ablation procedures in Greece have reached a very high standard, with results and complication rates comparable to European and American standards. Ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation are increasing constantly, with it being the most common intervention over the last 6-year period, although the absolute number of procedures still remains low, compared to other European countries. PMID: 32956809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of social containment measures on cardiovascular admissions and sudden cardiac death rates during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Greece.
Authors: Vassilikos VP, Pagourelias ED, Katsos K, Zaggelidou E, Raikos N, Tzikas S, Cavousoglou H, Kouparanis A, Anastasakis A, Papatheodorou E, Kassimis G, Ziakas A, Sianos G, Karvounis H, Kanonidis I, Spiliopoulou C PMID: 32947022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

A roadmap to nationwide monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices in Greece: staying safe in the era of COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Dilaveris P, Casado-Arroyo R, Lumens J PMID: 32947023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19. A Consensus of the Working group of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.
Authors: Latsios G, Synetos A, Mastrokostopoulos A, Georgia Vogiatzi, Bounas P, Nikitas G, Papanikolaou A, Parisis C, Kanakakis I, Goudevenos J Abstract The unprecedented for modern medicine pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus ("coronavirus", Covid-19) creates in turn new data on the survival of cardiac arrest victims, but mainly on the safety of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) providers. The covid19 pandemic resulted in losses in thousands of lives, and many more people were hospitalized in simple beds or in intensive care units both globally and in Greece. More specifically, in victims of cardia...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Challenges and Strategies in the Management of Coronary Artery Aneurysms.
Authors: Zhu X, Zhou Q, Tong S, Zhou Y Abstract Coronary artery aneurysms are infrequent but not rare. Due to the lack of supportive data and a substantial knowledge gap in this field,the clinicians are in a dilemma how to manage the patients with coronary artery aneurysms. Most often, coronary artery aneurysms are discovered incidentally, while symptomatic patients present with diverse complications of unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death. Therapeutical approaches consist of surgical procedure, percutaneous coronary intervention, and medical management. Due to the scarcity ...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Heart failure in Greece: The Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey (HNNHS).
Authors: Michas G, Magriplis E, Panagiotakos D, Chourdakis M, Micha R, Filippatos G, Zampelas A, Dimakopoulos I, Karageorgou D, Mitsopoulou AV, Bakogianni I, Ntouroupi T, Tsaniklidou SM, Argyri K, Fappa E, Theodoraki EM, Trichia E, Sialvera TE, Varytimiadi A, Spyreli E, Koutelidakis A, Karlis G, Zacharia S, Papageorgiou A, Advisory Committee, Chrousos GP, Dedoussis G, Dimitriadis G, Manios Y, Roma E PMID: 32941987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Long-term effects of the perindopril or irbesartan combined with diltiazem on left ventricular hypertrophy in outpatient mild to moderate hypertensive subjects.
Authors: Chang Y, Ding Y PMID: 32931921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Coronary CT angiography as a guide in decision making for left main spontaneous coronary dissection.
Authors: Benetos G, Afendoulis D, Buechel RR, Smyrnioudis N, Protogeros D, Kartalis A PMID: 32931922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

ISCHEMIA trial: Is there enough evidence to drive a change in clinical practice? A critical appraisal.
Authors: Tziakas D, Chalikias G, Triantis G, Dagre A Abstract Recently, ISCHEMIA trial was published in order to determine the effect of adding cardiac catheterization and revascularization when feasible to medical therapy in patients with stable CAD and moderate or severe ischemia. Over a median of 3.2 years of follow-up, among patients with stable CAD who had moderate or severe ischemia on stress testing, an initial invasive strategy, as compared with an initial conservative strategy, did not reduce the rates of the primary or key secondary composite outcomes. The primary outcome was the composite of death from c...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Typical and atypical imaging features of cardiac amyloidosis.
Authors: Antonopoulos AS, Almogheer B, Azzu A, Alati E, Papagkikas P, Cheong J, Clague J, Wechalekar K, Baksi J, Alpendurada F PMID: 32916292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Physical activity assessment and advice as part of routine clinical care in patients with congenital heart disease.
Authors: Polyviou S, Frigiola A, Charakida M PMID: 32916293 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Commentary.
Authors: Papademetriou V PMID: 32916294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Renal denervation vascular effects: An "insider's" view.
Renal denervation vascular effects: An "insider's" view. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2020 Sep 08;: Authors: Dimitriadis K, Tsioufis C Abstract Currently, renal denervation (RDN) has proven its overall procedural and renal safety in registries and trials. Available data, suggest that vascular complications are rather scarce in modern studies using established neuromodulation catheters of different technologies and kidney parameters are mainly maintained stable overtime in RDN patients. Identification of the impact of energy delivery at vascular level by means of advanced methodologies such as optical ...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

The importance of lead management in the young paced patient. The case of a 22-year-old female with Congenital Complete Heart Block.
Authors: Archontakis S, Sfendouraki E, Sideris K, Leontsinis I, Laina A, Gatzoulis K, Koumallos N, Triantafyllou K, Tousoulis D, Sideris S PMID: 32861764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Hellenic army recruits and change in tobacco use habits after entering the military life.
Authors: Dimos A, Xanthopoulos A, Georgousi A, Eleftheriou M, Ekmektzoglou K, Iacovidou N, Kouskouni E, Papagiannis D, Chalkias A, Xanthos T, Skoularigis J, Triposkiadis F PMID: 32846218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Arterial hypertension: New concepts in diagnosis and treatment?
Authors: Tousoulis D PMID: 32835808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Exploration analysis of microRNAs -146a, -19b and -21 in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Authors: Zakynthinos G, Siasos G, Oikonomou E, Gazouli M, Mourouzis K, Zaromitidou M, Tsigkou V, Bletsa E, Stampouloglou P, Tsouroulas S, Marinos G, Vlasis K, Vavuranakis M, Stefanadis C, Tousoulis D PMID: 32835809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

The acute effects of esmolol on left ventricular haemodynamic, rotational mechanics and strain in intact and infracted myocardium. Experimental study.
Authors: Agrios J, Kaladaridou A, Bramos D, Skaltsiotes E, Pamboucas C, Papadopoulou E, Toumanidis S, Moulopoulos S PMID: 32800920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of myocardial injury on mortality in patients with COVID-19: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Sanz-Sánchez J, Vrachatis DA, Reimers B, Deftereos SG, Kallikourdis M, Vicenzi M, Giannopoulos G, Giotaki SG, Tousoulis D, Ferrante G, Condorelli G, Stefanini GG PMID: 32781301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Modulations on inflammatory and humoral immune responses to oxidized LDL and apolipoprotein B-100 epitope before and after coronary angioplasty.
Authors: Rodrigues Sant'Anna VA, Souza RA, Pereira Barbosa AH, Almeida Sousa JM, Carlos de Camargo Carvalho A, Gidlund M, Fonseca HAR PMID: 32781302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary and aortic valve endocarditis in a patient with a pacemaker.
Authors: Rorris FP, Tyrovolas K, Niarchou P, Tsamatsoulis M, Charitos C PMID: 32781303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

A proposal for implementation of the chest pain unit model in Greece.
Authors: Tzikas S, Boulmpou A, Bakogiannis C, Evangeliou AP, Zafeiropoulos S, Hamilos M, Noutsias M, Tsigkas G, Kanakakis I, Keller T, Papadopoulos CE, Vassilikos V PMID: 32781304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Nursing Intervention and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Invasive Cardiac Procedures.
Authors: Kleisiari A, Kotanidou A, Toutouzas K, Manolis AS PMID: 32781305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

"The role of intracoronary administration of stem cells on myocardial reperfusion injury".
"The role of intracoronary administration of stem cells on myocardial reperfusion injury". Hellenic J Cardiol. 2020 Aug 08;: Authors: Siasos G, Tsigkou V, Oikonomou E, Tousoulis D PMID: 32781306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

"Thunderball": Oscillating ball thrombus within a giant sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
"Thunderball": Oscillating ball thrombus within a giant sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2020 Jul 27;: Authors: Gossios TD, Silva D, Bosco P, Grapsa J, Rajani R PMID: 32730901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - August 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients admitted to cardiology: risk factors and a new risk score.
Authors: Zhang M, Liu D, Wang Q, Geng X, Hou Q, Gu G, Xie R, Cui W Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the early use of a risk stratification score in gastrointestinal bleeding(GIB) is recommended, there has been no risk score for GIB in patients admitted to cardiology so far. OBJECTIVE: To describe the risk factors of GIB and develop a new risk score model in patients admitted to cardiology. METHODS: A total of 633 inpatients with GIB from January 2014 to December 2018 were recruited, 4,231 inpatients with non-GIB recruited as the control group. Multivariate logistic regression was used to describe the risk fact...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Familial hypercholesterolaemia New directions on diagnosis and treatment of an old disease.
Authors: Rallidis LS, Kosmas N PMID: 32681886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

incidence and cost of bleeding events requiring hospitalization in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with acenocoumarol, in Greece.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of bleeding events in AF acenocoumarol-treated patients in Greece, as well as, the estimated annual economic burden for the management of bleeding events requiring hospitalization, emphasize the need to comply with the current guidelines and to optimize therapeutic strategies for the management of AF side-effects with oral anticoagulants, especially in patients with high bleeding risk. PMID: 32683128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on adult cardiac surgery procedures.
Authors: Lazaros G, Oikonomou E, Theofilis P, Theodoropoulou A, Triantafyllou K, Charitos C, Charalambous G, Papanikolaou A, Gastouniotis I, Siasos G, Vlachopoulos C, Tousoulis D PMID: 32679176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Electronic Medical Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Greece. (ILIAKTIS study): Rationale and study design.
Authors: Kanakakis I, Stafylas P, Avramidis D, Dagre A, Latsios G, Nikas D, Patsourakos N, Pipilis A, Sanidas I, Skalidis E, Synetos A, Tziakas D, Tzikas S, Tsiafoutis I, Tsigkas G, Bamidis P, ILIAKTIS Investigators PMID: 32673758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

L-Carnitine; to fuel or not to fuel the failing heart?
Authors: Ntalianis A PMID: 32659261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Proposed algorithm for return to sports in competitive athletes who have suffered COVID-19.
Authors: Oikonomou E, Papanikolaou A, Anastasakis A, Bournousouzis E, Georgakopoulos C, Goudevenos J, Ioakeimidis N, Kanakakis J, Lazaros G, Papatheodorou S, Tsatsopoulou A, Tsonou P, Vogiatzi G, Panagiotakopoulos G, Tousoulis D, Vlachopoulos C PMID: 32634475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Association of systemic inflammatory biomarkers with morphological characteristics of the coronary atherosclerotic plaque by intravascular optical coherence tomography.
Authors: Koganti S, Karanasos A, Regar E, Rakhit RD Abstract Despite significant advances in preventive, medical and interventional management, coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. We now know that in the majority of acute coronary syndromes, a thrombotic event is triggered either by the rupture or erosion of the so-called high-risk or 'vulnerable' plaque. However, accurately identifying the individual who is at significant risk of acute event remains the holy grail of preventive cardiology. To better stratify an individual's risk of developing and suffering a cardiovascular event, ...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Stress echocardiography: differences between practices in Greece A survey of the Echocardiology Working Group of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.
Authors: Keramida K, Maniotis C, Makavos G, Papadopoulos CH, Stefanidis A, Georgilas AT, Beldekos DJ, Kouris N, working group of Echocardiology of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology PMID: 32619559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - July 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

CMR of the right ventricle. Toward a better understanding of the dark side of the moon.
Authors: Mavrogeni SI PMID: 32592747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary hypertension: The diagnostic and prognostic value of novel imaging techniques.
Authors: Tousoulis D PMID: 32592748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Direct CABG versus Off-Pump CABG: Can Less Be More?
Authors: Pattakos G PMID: 32580018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Acute myocardial ischemia in a patient with coronary-subclavian steal syndrome treated by retrograde percutaneous recanalization of the chronic total occlusion of the left subclavian artery.
Authors: Noutsias M, Rigopoulos AG, Ali M, Ukkat J, Sedding D, John E PMID: 32580019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

A case of intracoronary thrombus in acute coronary syndrome: Sometimes doing less is more.
Authors: Sofidis G, Kartas A, Karagiannidis E, Stefopoulos C, Kangelidis I, Stalikas N, Papadopoulos A, Barmpas A, Karvounis H, Sianos G PMID: 32553613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Distal Radial Access for Cardiac Catheterization: When and How.
Authors: Nikolakopoulos I, Vemmou E, Brilakis ES PMID: 32553614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

The multiple faces of Danon disease.
Authors: Ntelios D, Parcharidou D, Zegkos T, Paraskevaidis S, Manolakos E, Papoulidis I, Vassilikos V, Karvounis H, Efthimiadis G PMID: 32553999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

A reappraisal of the role of transthoracic ultrasound in the era of COVID-19. Patient evaluation through new windows.
Authors: Aggeli C, Oikonomou E, Tousoulis D PMID: 32535245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance as a complementary method to Transthoracic Echocardiography for Aortic Valve Area Estimation in patients with Aortic Stenosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: CMR-planimetry slightly overestimates AVA compared to TTE-continuity equation. Although, 2D-TTE should be the primary imaging modality for the estimation of AVA, CMR may be useful when there is discrepancy with the clinical assessment, or when TTE results are discordant or difficult to obtain. PMID: 32535246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Involvement of Cardiovascular System As The Critical Point in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Prognosis and Recovery.
Authors: Lazaridis C, Vlachogiannis NI, Bakogiannis C, Spyridopoulos I, Stamatelopoulos K, Kanakakis I, Vassilikos V, Stellos K Abstract The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has already caused more than 300,000 deaths worldwide. Several studies have elucidated the central role of cardiovascular complications in the disease course. Herein, we provide a concise review of current knowledge regarding the involvement of cardiovascular system in the pathogenesis and prognosis of COVID-19. We summarize data from 21 studies involving in total more than 21,000 patients from Asia, Europe and the USA indicating t...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research