Alessia Romeo

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Beta-blockers are mainstay of current treatment of heart failure (HF). Beta-adrenergic receptors (AR) single nucleotide gene polymorphisms (SNPs) may influence the sensitivity and density of beta-AR. We assessed the relation between three common beta-AR SNPs and the response to carvedilol administration. We studied 183 consecutive patients with chronic HF(More)
The beneficial effects of spironolactone in chronic heart failure (HF) have been demonstrated in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III to IV HF. This study examined the effect of spironolactone on left ventricular (LV) function and functional capacity of patients with mild to moderate HF (NYHA class I to II). One hundred sixty-eight(More)
AIMS Despite the recommendations of the current guidelines, scientific evidence continue to challenge the effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock. Moreover, 2 recent meta-analyses showed contrasting results. The aim of this study is to test the effect of IABP according to the(More)
AIM To assess the impact of percutaneous cardiac support in cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI), treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS We selected all of the studies published from January 1(st), 1997 to May 15(st), 2015 that compared the following percutaneous mechanical support in patients with CS due(More)
BACKGROUND Although controversial, using prophylactic intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been reported to be effective by numerous registry studies. However, conflicting findings were observed in observational studies (Obs.) and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVE The(More)
Electronic skins aim at providing distributed sensing and computation in a large-area and elastic membrane. Control and addressing of high-density soft sensors will be achieved when thin film transistor matrices are also integrated in the soft carrier substrate. Here, we report on the design, manufacturing and characterization of metal oxide thin film(More)
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