Christos Voucharas

Christos Voucharas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH

MD, PhD

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2 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
January 2012 - present
Πανεπιστημιακο Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Λάρισας
January 2011 - December 2012
University of Thessaly
January 2011 - present
Kyanous Stavros Hospital
Kyanous Stavros Hospital
Education
January 1981 - December 1987
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Publications (17)
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence and predictors of graft failure prior to discharge. Multi-slice computed tomography has the ability to evaluate graft patency in a non-invasive way. Methods and results: Of 145 consecutive patients who were screened, 73 were included in the study (78% male, mean age 65 years). A total of 2...
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Purpose of the study Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is still a frequent encountered complication and has been associated with increased hospital length of stay and numerous postoperative complications. The pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation involves an overall sequence of perioperative events, collectively termed as ischemia-reperfusion...
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To investigate and present the reasons that cause the postponement of thoracic surgical operations. We retrospectively included in the study all patients submitted to elective thoracic surgery in our department during the 4-year period 2007-2010 and noted all cases of postponement after official inclusion in the operating schedule. 81 out of a tota...
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To investigate the controlling efficacy of ondasetron and haloperidol in regard to the postcardiotomy delirium. We included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study 80 patients who developed delirium after heart surgery with the application of heart lung-machine. The patients were divided into two, equally-sized groups, which on detect...
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BACKGROUND: To investigate the controlling efficacy of ondasetron and haloperidol in regard to the postcardiotomy delirium. METHODS: We included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study 80 patients who developed delirium after heart surgery with the application of heart lung-machine. The patients were divided into two, equally-sized g...
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We suggest a new, easily applicable way of myocardial hypertrophy induction in rats. Forty randomized age-matched male Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups of 20 each: a control group and an orally administered fludrocortisone/salt group. Myocardial hypertrophy was estimated by measuring body weight, heart-weight-to-body-weight ratio and ventricu...
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To investigate the reasons that lead to postponement of cardiac operations, in order to elucidate the problem and help patients through modes of prevention. METHODS-DESIGN: We retrospectively included in the study all patients submitted to elective adult heart surgery in our department during the 4-year period 2007-2010 and noted all cases of postp...
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An under tension graft to the right coronary artery may result in graft spasm, hypoperfusion and myocardial infarction. We suggest plication of the right atrium in order to confront the under tension graft (either arterial or venous), if tension is due to a shorter (up to 2 cm) graft than one needed. We present this technique applied to 10 of our p...
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The aim of our study was to investigate whether remote preconditioning (RPC) improves myocardial function after ischemia/reperfusion injury in both normal and hypertrophic isolated rat hearts. This is the first time in world literature that cardioprotection by RPC in hypertrophic myocardium is investigated. Four groups of 7 male Wistar rats each, w...
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We present a less traumatic surgical technique for harvesting the radial artery as a coronary artery bypass graft that does not require any special equipment or skills. We prospectively randomized 40 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with the radial artery into two groups on the basis of harvest techniques: tunneling excision and...
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Background. Renal dysfunction is known to be a major predictor of in-hospital and remote mortality among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of patients with non-dialysis-dependent renal dysfunction, who underwent on - pump and off-pump...
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Purpose of the study: Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is still a frequent encountered complication and has been associated with increased hospital length of stay and numerous postoperative complications. The pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation involves an overall sequence of perioperative events, collectively termed as ischemia-reperfusi...
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A 50-year-old woman presented with a 5-cm diameter mass of rubbery consistency, loosely adherent to the skin, not tender, not adherent to the underlying tissues, located in the medeal site of the right thigh. The patient was first aware of the mass 10 years ago, when it was 1 cm in diameter. She lived in a rural area and had a dog as a pet. Laborat...

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