Real world data on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from large contemporary populations as a benchmark for validating cardiovascular risk estimation equations.

V. G. Athyros, Th. Griva, Ch. Koumaras, K. Tziomalos, A. Karagiannis (48 – 52)

Key words: Pooled Cohort Equation; 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines; 2016 ACC Consensus Statement; LDL targets; new onset diabetes; statins; nonstatin treatment



Azilsartan, a promising Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker in the management of hypertension

C. Antza, I. Doundoulakis, S. Stabouli, V. Kotsis (53 – 62)

Key words: azilsartan; arb; raas ; hypertension

2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Lipid Guidelines after the 2016 American College of Cardiology Expert Panel Consensus Statement: To err is human; to admit it, divine

V. G. Athyros, G. Sfikas, C. Boutari, K. Imprialos, K. Tziomalos, A. Karagiannis (63 – 75)

Key words: 2016 acc consensus statement; 2013 acc/aha guidelines; statins; non-statin treatment

Exploration of the metabolic syndrome spectrum and its role in cardiovascular disease risk in greece; the mediating effect of mediterranean diet: results from the 10-year (2002-2012) follow-up of the attica study

E. N. Georgousopoulou, G. Kouli, C. Kastorini, D. B. Panagiotakos, C. Pitsavos, and the ATTICA Study group (76 – 83)

Key words: metabolic syndrome; mediterranean diet; cardiovascular disease; risk factors


Original Article

Amyloid-like protein formation and aortic valve calcification promoted by oxidative stress

I. Mamarelis, E. Koutoulakis, Ch. Kotoulas, V. Dritsa, V.Mamareli, K. Pissaridi, M. Kyriakidou, J. Anastassopoulou (84 – 96)

Key words: aortic valve stenosis; aortic valve calcification; amyloid proteins; fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; scanning electron microscopy; x-ray diffraction


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The “Hellenic Journal of Atherosclerosis” is a peer-reviewed academic journal which publishes all sources papers concerned with research and investigation on atherosclerosis, its complications, and related diseases, including: Lipoprotein metabolism, arterial and vascular biology and disease, thrombosis, inflammation, disorders of lipid transport diabetes and hypertension as related to atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular risk factors. The editors are also interested in clinical papers dealing with case studies of specific or general interest, new or unusual lipid syndromes, and the genetic basis and familial incidence of atherosclerosis and related diseases. High quality reports of controlled clinical trials of drugs or diets will be considered provided the paper deals with the mechanism of action of the drug or diet.