First Department of Cardiology
University of Athens, Medical School
Animal Models for the Study of Pulmonary Hypertension: Potential and Limitations
Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Gabriel Faria-Costa, Rita Ferreira, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a multifactorial disease, commonly associated with heart failure. Different experimental models have emerged to help in the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with human PH, providing also a useful approach...Read More
Management of Excessive Long Segment Coronary Artery Stent Restenosis
Serkan Burc Deser, Mustafa Kemal Demirag
Is Qtc Interval Associated With Insulin Resistance in Metabolic Syndrome?
Milovancev Aleksandra, Edita Stokic, Aleksandra Plecas-Duric, Dorde Popovic, Branislava Ilincic
Background/Aims: Prolonged corrected QT interval (QTc) is related to ventricular malignant arrhythmia and increases the risk of sudden cardiac death. This study assesses the association between cardio metabolic abnormalities and length of the QTc inte...Read More
Clinical Outcomes From The Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold: Is There A Role for Them?
The risk of stent thrombosis and restenosis with the second generation drug eluting stents remains. The bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a third generation stent and overcomes the problems associated with drug eluting metallic stents. The bioresorbable vascular scaf...Read More
Clinical Impacts of Cyp3a4 Isoenzyme on Drugs Used in Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases: Drug-Drug Interactions
Caglar Macit, Neda Taner, Latif Ozbay, Yuksel Behzetoglu, Guldem Mercanoglu
There are plenty of factors that change the clinical impacts of drugs. Some of them are genetic, physiological and drug-drug interactions. However, drug-drug interaction is the preliminary factor because of the drugs’ relationship with CYP family, especially wit...Read More
Solving the Dilemma of Ostial Stenting: A Case Series Illustrating the Flash Ostial System
Robert F. Riley and Bill Lombardi
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of right coronary artery (RCA) aorto-ostial lesions are well-known to be associated with high restenosis rates. Positioning of the stent to include ostial coverage and allow for adequate dilation while avoiding protrusion into...Read More
Oxygen Saturation in Neonates After Birth in Rural Hospital
Amar Taksande, Rewat Meshram, Amol Lohakare, Sadhana Purandare, Ankush Kommawar
Background: Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive test for quantification of hypoxemia. It is a simple bedside test to determine the amount of oxygen in a baby's blood and use for early detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).
Resolution of Inferior Wall Ischemia after Successful Revascularization of LAD Lesion: The Value of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Guiding Management of Multi-vessel CAD
Chien-Cheng Chen, Ya-Lei Niu, Guang-Uei Hung
A 53-year-old male with history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia was presented with angina pectoris. Multi-slice CT coronary angiography showed severe stenosis in both left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and right coronary artery (RCA). Myocardial perfusi...Read More