Biography

Marianthi Kontonika published latest article in Journal of electrocardiology entitled Intra-myocardial growth hormone administration ameliorates arrhythmogenesis during ischemia-reperfusion in rats. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 27839834 and it is published in . The coauthors of this article are Kontonika M, Barka E, Roumpi M, Vilaeti AD, Baltogiannis GG, Vlahos AP, Agathopoulos S, Kolettis TM.


Research Interest

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine.


Latest Publication Details

Article Title: Intra-myocardial growth hormone administration ameliorates arrhythmogenesis during ischemia-reperfusion in rats.

Co-Author(s): Kontonika M, Barka E, Roumpi M, Vilaeti AD, Baltogiannis GG, Vlahos AP, Agathopoulos S, Kolettis TM

Affiliation(s): Department of Cardiology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Greece; Cardiovascular Research Institute, Ioannina, Greece.

PMID 27839834, Year 0

Abstract: Growth hormone, currently under evaluation for the prevention of left ventricular remodeling post-myocardial infarction, displays antiarrhythmic properties in the acute setting. However, it is uncertain whether these actions are retained after ischemia/reperfusion. Using implanted telemetry transmitters, we examined the effects of prolonged, intra-myocardial growth hormone administration in conscious rats. During a 24-h observation period, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sympathetic activation were attenuated in treated rats, whereas infarct-size was unchanged. These findings call for further study on the antiarrhythmic effects of growth hormone and on the underlying mechanisms.

Journal: Journal of electrocardiology


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