Permanent pacemaker implantation in unexplained syncope patients with electrophysiology study-proven atrioventricular node disease
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2022 Jan 8:S1109-9666(22)00001-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2022.01.001. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Syncope, whose cause is unknown after an initial assessment, has an uncertain prognosis. It is critical to identify patients at highest risk who may require a pacemaker and to identify the cause of recurrent syncope to prescribe proper therapy. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of permanent pacing on the incidence of syncope in patients with unexplained syncope and electrophysiology study-proven atrioventricular node disease.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational study based on...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - January 12, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ioannis Doundoulakis Konstantinos A Gatzoulis Petros Arsenos Polychronis Dilaveris Dimitris Tsiachris Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou Skevos Sideris Athanasios Kordalis Stergios Soulaidopoulos George Karystinos Voula Pylarinou Stefanos Archontakis Ageliki Source Type: research

Effects of different exercise programs on cardiorespiratory reserve in HFpEF: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 30:S1109-9666(21)00184-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHFpEF represents an heterogeneous syndrome with complex pathophysiologic substrate and multiple clinical manifestations. Much attention has been recently focused on cardiac rehabilitation programs for HFpEF patients and studies have examined the effects of exercise training on this specific population. This systematic review and meta-analysis included studies of adult patients with HFpEF and evaluated the impact of exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness variables measured during CPET. The primary outcome was ...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - December 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aristi Boulmpou Marieta P Theodorakopoulou Afroditi K Boutou Maria-Eleni Alexandrou Christodoulos E Papadopoulos Dimitra Rafailia Bakaloudi Eva Pella Pantelis Sarafidis Vassilios Vassilikos Source Type: research

Prevalence and outcomes of concomitant cardiac amyloidosis and aortic stenosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Overall, a substantial proportion of patients with AS may have CA, and they have poorer prognosis. A high degree of clinical suspicion is needed to identify "red flags" and perform appropriate diagnostic imaging.PMID:34856378 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.11.001 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - December 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jamie Sin-Ying Ho Qianyi Kor William Kf Kong Yoke Ching Lim Mark Yan-Yee Chan Nicholas Lx Syn Jinghao Nicholas Ngiam Nicholas Ws Chew Tiong-Cheng Yeo Ping Chai Kian-Keong Poh Raymond Cc Wong Weiqin Lin Ching-Hui Sia Source Type: research

Lung ultrasound guided dry-weight reduction and echocardiographic changes in clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients: 12-month results of a randomized controlled trial
This study examines the long-term effects of dry-weight reduction with a standardized lung-ultrasound (US)-guided strategy on echocardiographic indexes of left ventricular (LV) mass and function in hemodialysis patients.METHODS: Seventy-one clinically euvolemic, hemodialysis patients with hypertension were randomized to dry-weight reduction guided by pre-hemodialysis lung US (n=35) or standard-of-care treatment (n=36) and were followed-up for 12 months. Two-dimensional and tissue-Doppler echocardiography (TDI) were performed at baseline and study-end.RESULTS: During follow-up, dry-weight reduction took place in more patien...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - December 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Charalampos Loutradis Christodoulos E Papadopoulos Vassilios Sachpekidis Robert Ekart Barbara Krunic Dorothea Papadopoulou Aikaterini Papagianni Francesca Mallamaci Carmine Zoccali Pantelis A Sarafidis Source Type: research

Prevalence and outcomes of concomitant cardiac amyloidosis and aortic stenosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Overall, a substantial proportion of patients with AS may have CA, and they have poorer prognosis. A high degree of clinical suspicion is needed to identify "red flags" and perform appropriate diagnostic imaging.PMID:34856378 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.11.001 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - December 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jamie Sin-Ying Ho Qianyi Kor William Kf Kong Yoke Ching Lim Mark Yan-Yee Chan Nicholas Lx Syn Jinghao Nicholas Ngiam Nicholas Ws Chew Tiong-Cheng Yeo Ping Chai Kian-Keong Poh Raymond Cc Wong Weiqin Lin Ching-Hui Sia Source Type: research

Lung ultrasound guided dry-weight reduction and echocardiographic changes in clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients: 12-month results of a randomized controlled trial
This study examines the long-term effects of dry-weight reduction with a standardized lung-ultrasound (US)-guided strategy on echocardiographic indexes of left ventricular (LV) mass and function in hemodialysis patients.METHODS: Seventy-one clinically euvolemic, hemodialysis patients with hypertension were randomized to dry-weight reduction guided by pre-hemodialysis lung US (n=35) or standard-of-care treatment (n=36) and were followed-up for 12 months. Two-dimensional and tissue-Doppler echocardiography (TDI) were performed at baseline and study-end.RESULTS: During follow-up, dry-weight reduction took place in more patien...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - December 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Charalampos Loutradis Christodoulos E Papadopoulos Vassilios Sachpekidis Robert Ekart Barbara Krunic Dorothea Papadopoulou Aikaterini Papagianni Francesca Mallamaci Carmine Zoccali Pantelis A Sarafidis Source Type: research

MitraClip implantation in real-world: clinical relevance of different patterns of left ventricular remodeling
CONCLUSIONS: After MitraClip implantation, sustained adverse or no LV-R occurred in one-in-two patients and was associated with poor prognosis. Large LV volumes may help us to avoid futility of procedure.PMID:34843994 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.004 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nazario Carrabba Angela Migliorini Carlo Fumagalli Martina Berteotti Vannini Matteo Alfredo Cerillo Pierluigi Stefano Niccol ò Marchionni Renato Valenti Source Type: research

The prognostic impact of the 2015 European Society of Cardiology pericarditis guidelines implementation in clinical practice
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00187-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843995 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: George Lazaros Konstantinos Aznaouridis Emilia Lazarou Constantina Masoura Stergios Soulaidopoulos Charalambos Kalantzis Yiannis Dimitroglou Eirini Solomou Charalambos Vlachopoulos Costas Tsioufis Dimitris Tousoulis Source Type: research

His Bundle Pacing: A promising alternative strategy for Antibradycardic-pacing. Report of a single center-experience
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00186-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHis Bundle Pacing (HBP) is proven to be a safe and effective alternative pacing modality that, in addition, avoids Pacemaker-induced Cardiomyopathy (PICM) by achieving a ''physiological'' ventricular stimulation, via the native conduction system. Indications include various causes of bradycardia requiring antibradycardic pacing, inadequately controlled Atrial Fibrillation requiring AV node ablation and established PICM. In addition, HBP may also be used as an alternative therapy for patients with Heart Failu...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefanos Archontakis Konstantinos Sideris Ageliki Laina Petros Arsenos Dimitra Paraskevopoulou Dimitra Tyrovola Konstantinos Gatzoulis Dimitrios Tousoulis Konstantinos Tsioufis Skevos Sideris Source Type: research

Incidence and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: data from the Hellenic pulmOnary hyPertension rEgistry (HOPE)
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00183-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843997 | PMC:PMC8619882 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ioannis T Farmakis Panagiotis Karyofyllis Frantzeska Frantzeskaki Eftychia Demerouti Anastasia Anthi Alexandra Arvanitaki Georgia Pitsiou Katerina K Naka Aris Bechlioulis Adina Thomaidi Aikaterini Avgeropoulou Styliani Brili Ioanna Mitrouska Athanasios Ma Source Type: research

MitraClip implantation in real-world: clinical relevance of different patterns of left ventricular remodeling
CONCLUSIONS: After MitraClip implantation, sustained adverse or no LV-R occurred in one-in-two patients and was associated with poor prognosis. Large LV volumes may help us to avoid futility of procedure.PMID:34843994 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.004 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nazario Carrabba Angela Migliorini Carlo Fumagalli Martina Berteotti Vannini Matteo Alfredo Cerillo Pierluigi Stefano Niccol ò Marchionni Renato Valenti Source Type: research

The prognostic impact of the 2015 European Society of Cardiology pericarditis guidelines implementation in clinical practice
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00187-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843995 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: George Lazaros Konstantinos Aznaouridis Emilia Lazarou Constantina Masoura Stergios Soulaidopoulos Charalambos Kalantzis Yiannis Dimitroglou Eirini Solomou Charalambos Vlachopoulos Costas Tsioufis Dimitris Tousoulis Source Type: research

His Bundle Pacing: A promising alternative strategy for Antibradycardic-pacing. Report of a single center-experience
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00186-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHis Bundle Pacing (HBP) is proven to be a safe and effective alternative pacing modality that, in addition, avoids Pacemaker-induced Cardiomyopathy (PICM) by achieving a ''physiological'' ventricular stimulation, via the native conduction system. Indications include various causes of bradycardia requiring antibradycardic pacing, inadequately controlled Atrial Fibrillation requiring AV node ablation and established PICM. In addition, HBP may also be used as an alternative therapy for patients with Heart Failu...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefanos Archontakis Konstantinos Sideris Ageliki Laina Petros Arsenos Dimitra Paraskevopoulou Dimitra Tyrovola Konstantinos Gatzoulis Dimitrios Tousoulis Konstantinos Tsioufis Skevos Sideris Source Type: research

Incidence and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: data from the Hellenic pulmOnary hyPertension rEgistry (HOPE)
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00183-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843997 | PMC:PMC8619882 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ioannis T Farmakis Panagiotis Karyofyllis Frantzeska Frantzeskaki Eftychia Demerouti Anastasia Anthi Alexandra Arvanitaki Georgia Pitsiou Katerina K Naka Aris Bechlioulis Adina Thomaidi Aikaterini Avgeropoulou Styliani Brili Ioanna Mitrouska Athanasios Ma Source Type: research

MitraClip implantation in real-world: clinical relevance of different patterns of left ventricular remodeling
CONCLUSIONS: After MitraClip implantation, sustained adverse or no LV-R occurred in one-in-two patients and was associated with poor prognosis. Large LV volumes may help us to avoid futility of procedure.PMID:34843994 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.004 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nazario Carrabba Angela Migliorini Carlo Fumagalli Martina Berteotti Vannini Matteo Alfredo Cerillo Pierluigi Stefano Niccol ò Marchionni Renato Valenti Source Type: research

The prognostic impact of the 2015 European Society of Cardiology pericarditis guidelines implementation in clinical practice
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00187-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843995 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.006 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: George Lazaros Konstantinos Aznaouridis Emilia Lazarou Constantina Masoura Stergios Soulaidopoulos Charalambos Kalantzis Yiannis Dimitroglou Eirini Solomou Charalambos Vlachopoulos Costas Tsioufis Dimitris Tousoulis Source Type: research

His Bundle Pacing: A promising alternative strategy for Antibradycardic-pacing. Report of a single center-experience
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00186-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHis Bundle Pacing (HBP) is proven to be a safe and effective alternative pacing modality that, in addition, avoids Pacemaker-induced Cardiomyopathy (PICM) by achieving a ''physiological'' ventricular stimulation, via the native conduction system. Indications include various causes of bradycardia requiring antibradycardic pacing, inadequately controlled Atrial Fibrillation requiring AV node ablation and established PICM. In addition, HBP may also be used as an alternative therapy for patients with Heart Failu...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefanos Archontakis Konstantinos Sideris Ageliki Laina Petros Arsenos Dimitra Paraskevopoulou Dimitra Tyrovola Konstantinos Gatzoulis Dimitrios Tousoulis Konstantinos Tsioufis Skevos Sideris Source Type: research

Incidence and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: data from the Hellenic pulmOnary hyPertension rEgistry (HOPE)
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 26:S1109-9666(21)00183-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34843997 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.002 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ioannis T Farmakis Panagiotis Karyofyllis Frantzeska Frantzeskaki Eftychia Demerouti Anastasia Anthi Alexandra Arvanitaki Georgia Pitsiou Katerina K Naka Aris Bechlioulis Adina Thomaidi Aikaterini Avgeropoulou Styliani Brili Ioanna Mitrouska Athanasios Ma Source Type: research

Superiority of Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting in Long-term Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Through the Lenses of a Bedside Risk Score
CONCLUSIONS: The modified BRS is a useful simplified algorithm for clinicians in choosing treatment intervention for severe isolated or combined coronary artery disease. We clearly demonstrated the superiority of BITA grafting in long-term survival throughout the entire range of the modified BRS.PMID:34740799 | DOI:10.1016/j.hjc.2021.10.001 (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - November 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ioannis K Toumpoulis Christina K Pappa Dimitrios A Kanistras Constantine E Anagnostopoulos Stavros K Toumpoulis Source Type: research