Alberta Cifarelli

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether the reported favorable 1-year outcome of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) versus the bare-metal stent (BMS) in the SESAMI (Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Versus Bare-Metal Stent In Acute Myocardial Infarction) trial, in the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is maintained at(More)
We reviewed the records of 26 infants with congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) from seven institutions to examine the evolution in the management of this tachycardia that is difficult to treat. JET was defined electrocardiographically as an incessant tachycardia with normal QRS morphology and atrioventricular (AV) dissociation. The ventricular(More)
The action of different metabolic inhibitors on phagocytosis by macrophages from mouse peritoneal exudate cultured in vitro was studied. The following metabolic inhibitors were tested: sodium iodoacetate, sodium fluoride, sodium fluoroacetate, sodium malonate, 2-4-dinitrophenol, sodium azide, ouabain and cycloheximide, all at the concentration of 10(-3) M.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the short- and mid-term clinical and echocardiographic outcome of HELEX Septal Occluder (HSO) implantation in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal aneurysm (ASA). BACKGROUND Percutaneous closure of PFO and ASA with HSO device has not been systematically studied. METHODS We studied 90 patients with PFO and ASA(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal device for percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) occlusion should provide effective closure with long-term biocompatibility and it should have a low profile without interfering with adjacent cardiac structures. Long-term data regarding safety and efficacy of the GORE Septal Occluder (GSO) are lacking. The aim of this study was to(More)
Double inlet left ventricle with concordant ventriculo-arterial connection, first described by Holmes, is an unusual cardiac malformation which includes a right-sided rudimentary right ventricle and, frequently, subpulmonary stenosis. We have now encountered six patients, aged 1 month to 13 years, with this basic combination. In 5 cases, cross-sectional(More)
Experiments on rabbit isolated colon show that a carbachol-induced contraction is accompanied by a decrease in cAMP content of the smooth muscle. (+/-)-alpha-(Benzoylamino)-4-[2-(diethylamino)-ethoxy]-NN-di-propylbenzen-propanamid (tiropramide, CR 605), a new tyrosine derivative with antispastic properties, increases cAMP concentrations within the same dose(More)
3'-(4-[2-(1-P-Chlorobenzoyl-5-methoxy-2-methyl-indol-3-yl-acetoxy)-ethyl]-piperazin-1-yl)propyl-4-benzamido-N,N-dipropyl-glutaramate(+/-)dimaleate (protacine, CR 604), a new non-steroidal compound active on experimental inflammation, in vitro inhibits prostaglandin synthesis from arachidonic acid and platelet aggregation. When administered p.o., it prevents(More)
A method for studying the interaction of 125I-human gastrin with a rat gastric mucosal membrane fraction is described, and the saturability, high affinity and reversibility of the preparations, as well as the correlation of pharmacological responses to antigastrin-drugs with the observed binding are discussed. Proglumide and other antigastrin drugs inhibit(More)