Dimitris Tsiachris
Athens Regional Medical Center
Internal medicineSurgeryCardiologySinus rhythmSudden cardiac deathCatheter ablationVentricular tachycardiaPalpitationsImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorRadiofrequency ablationCryoablationCoronary sinusAblationAtrial fibrillationPulmonary veinVentricular fibrillationCatheterPopulationIn patientAnesthesiaMedicineEjection fraction
16Publications
5H-index
40Citations
Publications 17
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#1Ioannis Doundoulakis (Athens Regional Medical Center)
#2Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
Last. Konstantinos Tsioufis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 23
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#1Ioannis Doundoulakis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
#2Maria Gavriilaki (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 5
Last. Konstantinos Tsioufis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 23
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PURPOSE Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) recorded with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have been associated with the development of clinical atrial fibrillation (AF) and increase in stroke and death risk. We sought to perform a systematic review with a meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence of AHREs detected by CIEDs, their association with stroke risk, development of clinical AF, and mortality among patients without a documented history of AF. METHODS We searched several datab...
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#1Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
#2Ioannis Doundoulakis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
Last. C.H. Stefanadis (Yale University)H-Index: 1
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Purpose We sought to indirectly compare and rank antiarrhythmic agents focusing exclusively on adults with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in order to identify the most effective for pharmacologic cardioversion over different time settings (4 h as primary, and 12, 24 h as secondary outcomes). Methods We searched several databases from inception to March 2020 without language restrictions, ClinicalTrials.gov, references of reviews, and meeting abstract material. We included randomized controlled t...
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#1Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
#2George V. Giannopoulos (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 3
Last. Christodoulos Stefanadis (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 5
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: Catheter ablation for rhythm control is recommended in specific patient populations with paroxysmal, persistent, or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein isolation is the cornerstone of the ablative therapy for atrial fibrillation. However, relapse is still common since the single procedure efficacy of atrial fibrillation ablation was estimated to be 60-80% in paroxysmal and 50-70% in persistent atrial fibrillation. It is important to identify predictors of successful at...
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#1Konstantinos Gatzoulis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 15
#2Petros Arsenos (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 12
Last. Dimitrios Tousoulis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 39
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: Signal-averaged electrocardiography records delayed depolarization of myocardial areas with slow conduction that can form the substrate for monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. This technique has been examined mostly in patients with coronary artery disease, but its use has been declined over the years. However, several lines of evidence, derived from hitherto clinical data in patients with healed myocardial infarction, indicate that signal-averaged electrocardiography remains a valuable tool ...
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#1Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
#2Sotiria Stabola (Athens Regional Medical Center)
Last. Christodoulos Stefanadis (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 5
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: An injectable loop recorder was implanted in a 76-year old patient due to recurrent unexplained syncope.In the first week after implantation, asymptomatic short-term atrial fibrillation was recorded and oral anticoaguation was prescribed. Two weeks later the patient suffered a presyncope and a 5.8 seconds pause was recorded at the time of conversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm. A Micra Transcatheter Pacing System was implanted based on the minimum pacing needs. Atrial fibrillation e...
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#1Antonis S. Manolis (Athens State University)H-Index: 38
#2Spyridon KoulourisH-Index: 13
Last. Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Background Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation is hampered by difficult placement of the left ventricular (LV) lead. We have routinely used a steerable electrophysiology catheter to guide coronary sinus (CS) cannulation and facilitate LV lead positioning. The aim of this prospective study is to present our results with this approach in 138 consecutive patients receiving a CRT device over 10 years. Methods The study included 120 men and 18 women, aged 64.8±11.4 ye...
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#1George Georgiopoulos (Athens State University)H-Index: 1
#2Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens State University)H-Index: 5
Last. Antonis S. Manolis (Athens State University)H-Index: 38
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Medical management of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in the general population, has had modest efficacy in controlling symptoms and restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm. Since the seminal observation in 1998 that pulmonary veins host the triggers of AF in the majority of cases, electrical isolation of all pulmonary veins constitutes the cornerstone of ablation in patients with symptomatic AF. However, due to the elaborate and tedious technique of the conventional point-by...
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#1Christos AntoniouH-Index: 3
#2Petros ArsenosH-Index: 12
Last. Konstantinos GatzoulisH-Index: 15
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#1Dimitris Tsiachris (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 23
#2George Kourgiannidis (Athens Regional Medical Center)
Last. Christodoulos Stefanadis (Athens Regional Medical Center)H-Index: 5
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A 32-year-old woman with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation had two pulmomary vein isolation procedures over 1 year, by means of the circular multipolar duty-cycled radiofrequency PVAC in the first and the Thermocool ® SmartTouch TM catheter in the second procedure. Following both procedures, the patient remained highly symptomatic on a weekly to monthly basis and a third procedure by using the second generation of cryoballoon Arctic Front Advance TM . Right inferior pulmonary vein was complete...
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