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    • Adenosine: Advanced pharmacology, basic research and clinical aspects 

      Krommidas, Argyrios; Kouskouni, Evangelia E.; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
      This chapter discusses the broad spectrum of clinical usage, diagnostic applications, experimental challenges and future perspectives of adenosine. Adenosine, an adenylic nucleotide metabolite, widely distributed throughout ...
    • Cardiac arrest in pregnancy 

      Stroumpoulis, K.; Stathopoulou, Vasiliki Kalliopi; Chrelias, Charalampos G.; Valsamidis, Dimitrios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-12-01)
      Despite the fact that the incidence of cardiac arrest (CA) in pregnancy has been greatly reduced over the last decades, it constitutes nevertheless a tragic fatality affecting two lives at the same time. Furthermore, the ...
    • Defibrillation: Mechanisms, waveforms, energy levels, transthoracic impedance and automated external defibrillators 

      Xanthos, Theodoros; Bassiakou, Eleni; Papadimitriou, Lila J. (2010-01-01)
      Cardiac arrest still remains a daunting medical emergency in Western societies and is the cause of approximately 250,000-600,000 deaths annually in the United States, with ventricular fibrillation being the initial rhythm ...
    • Drugs in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 

      Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
      Although approximately one million cardiac arrests occur every year in the USA and Europe, cardiac arrest remains a clinical condition still characterized by poor prognosis. One possible explanation may be the fact that ...
    • Inotropes and vasopressors in post - Resuscitation care 

      Kakavas, Sotirios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
      The post-resuscitation period should comprise a second, more complex phase of interventions which are likely to influence, significantly, the final outcome. As a critical component of post-resuscitation care, prompt ...
    • The ambiguous role of epinephrine in ventricular fibrillation 

      Xanthos, Theodoros; Stroumpoulis, K.; Papadimitriou, Lila J. (2010-01-01)
      Cardiac arrest affects more than 250,000 people per year in the USA. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is the rhythm observed in up to 40% of the cases, when help arrives. Current guidelines recommend initiation of immediate ...