Alessandra Menafoglio

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This randomised trial compared the Micro Stent I and the Palmaz-Schatz stent for the elective treatment of short (<8 mm long), new-onset coronary stenoses. The primary endpoints were restenosis rate and minimal luminal diameter at 6 mo angiographic follow-up. The secondary endpoints were angiographic and procedural success of stenting and a composite(More)
Two hundred AVE (Arterial Vascular Engineering) microstents measuring 4 to 30 mm were implanted in 140 patients aged 62 +/- 10 years with Class II to IV angina of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Classification. The indications were: de novo lesions (30%), suboptimal angioplasty results (54%), acute occlusion (8%) or restenosis (8%). The stents of 3.0 to(More)
In this work we address the problem of performing uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of complex physical systems where classical Monte-Carlo methods are too expensive to be applied due to the high computational complexity. We consider the Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) as an efficient way of computing a response surface for a model of gas injection into(More)
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most frequent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and results from reentry in the atrioventricular nodal region via slow and fast pathways. The curative treatment of choice consists of selective radio-frequency catheter ablation of the slow pathway. In this retrospective study we report our(More)
We report our experience of 5 patients with the permanent form of junctional reciprocating tachycardia (PJRT), a rare form of supraventricular arrhythmia. PJRT was discovered at a mean age of 31 years (8-60 years) and the mean duration of tachycardia was 13 years (1-40 years). 4 patients had nearly incessant tachycardia and one had paroxysmal attacks. Heart(More)
Infectious complications, a major cause of morbidity and mortality after heart transplantation, were reviewed in 49 heart transplant patients at Lausanne. The follow-up lasted 32 months on average. 43 patients (88%) presented 108 infections (2.20 episodes of infection/patient). 38 severe infections (0.78 episodes/patient) were diagnosed in 27 patients(More)