Alberto Alois

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Early postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication of major cardiovascular surgery. To assess the effectiveness of intravenous propafenone in this setting, we studied 50 patients who developed AF within 48 hours after open-heart surgery. Intravenous propafenone (2 mg/kg in 10 minutes) was administered 15 minutes after the onset of the(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) exerts a tissue-protective activity in several non-haematopoietic tissues such as heart, brain, spinal cord and muscle. We evaluated the relationship between pre-operative endogenous EPO blood levels and myocardial damage in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Furthermore, we investigated whether pre-operative(More)
The devolpment of a left ventricular rupture after myocardial infarction is not a rare complication. We report a case of 70-year-old male patient with clinical and instrumental signs of cardiac tamponade after left ventricular rupture. We repaired this lesion with pericardial patch and biological Glue without extracorporeal circulation and sutureless.
The development of a left ventricular rupture after myocardial infarction is not a rare complication. We report a case of 70-year-old male patient with clinical and instrumental signs of cardiac tamponade after left ventricular rupture. We repaired this lesion with pericardial patch and biological Glue without extracorporeal circulation and sutureless.
We report 2 clinical cases of cardiac tumors, myxoma and papillary fibroelastoma, with unusual ventricular location. The clinical manifestations of these entities are not well described. Usually the patients are asymptomatic even if they have a high risk for cardiac and systemic embolic events so that these neoplasms are recognized during life more often in(More)
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