Alessandro Abbondanti

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We report an unusual case of infective endocarditis (IE) in an 88-year-old woman, occurring on a prolapsing mitral valve and characterized by an atypical vegetation shape resembling a spiral-like appearance. After the patient refused surgical correction, persistent IE despite prolonged antibiotic therapy was observed, resulting in an ischemic stroke(More)
Subclavian steal syndrome typically presents as angina in patients with internal mammary artery grafts. Atypical clinical presentations have been rarely described. We report an unusual case of subclavian steal syndrome presenting as pulmonary oedema with acute left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction in a patient with internal(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rupture is a leading cause of death among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of primary coronary angioplasty (PTCA) on this not common but usually fatal complication. METHODS Since January 1998 PTCA has been the routine treatment for AMI patients in(More)
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