Alfonso Lo Presti

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate whether early post-infarction cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) parameters provide additional long-term prognostic value beyond traditional outcome predictors in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. BACKGROUND Long-term prognostic significance of CMR in STEMI patients has not been assessed(More)
Coronary ectasia is a dilation of coronary arteries, angiographically defined if the diameter of the artery is ≥ 1.5 times greater than that of the intact adjacent vascular segment. An association has been found between coronary artery ectasia and a broad spectrum of different diseases, first of all atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. The mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Between December 1988 and December 1992, 235 patients (pts) underwent percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV). METHODS AND RESULTS There were 55 men (23%) aged 49 +/- 13 years and 180 women (77%) aged 51 +/- 13 years. Previous surgical commissurotomy (PSC) had been performed in 22 pts. Procedure was successful (area > 1.5 cm2 or area(More)
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