Adriano Baratto

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This study reviews, on the basis of our experience, the indications and options for treating endoleaks (EL) after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) by endografting. Ninety-five patients (M/F =92/3; mean age at time of operation 70.7±7.8 years) who underwent endovascular repair of infrarenal AAA between April 1997 and October 2004 were(More)
INTRODUCTION: there are no certain data regarding the real cardiac assistance of cardiomyoplasty. We tested the use of doppler flow wire for measurement of aortic flow velocity (directly related with cardiac output) in order to demonstrate that this method is able to measure systolic assistance during stimulated beats in cardiomyoplasty. METHOD: the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The hereditary spastic paraplegias are a group of genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by progressive spasticity and weakness of the lower limbs. Although conventional brain MR imaging findings are normal in patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia, microstructural alteration in the cerebral WM(More)
PURPOSE Although the most widely used screening techniques for extracardiac atherosclerotic distributions are noninvasive, in patients undergoing coronary arteriography, the question as to whether angiography of extracardiac arteries at the time of cardiac catheterization is really effective or if it should be considered malpractice is still open. We sought(More)
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