Antonia Albertí

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5-Fluorouracil, a widely used drug in cancer treatment, is known to have cardiotoxic effects: chest pain with ECG changes, arrhythmias, arterial hypertension or hypotension, myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and sudden death have been described in the literature. Coronary artery vasospasm is the pathogenetic mechanism hypothesized in most cases, but(More)
The association between admission electrocardiogram and 6-month change in left ventricular function and volume was assessed in 200 patients who had acute myocardial infarction that was treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Logistic regression analysis indicated peak creatine phosphokinase-MB, number of Q-wave leads, QRS interval(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains a main factor limiting long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTX). The diagnosis of CAV is still based on serial coronary angiography. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic value of high-dose dipyridamole echocardiography in HTX. METHODS Sixty-eight patients underwent dipyridamole(More)
BACKGROUND The value of echocardiography in the diagnosis and follow-up of most cardiovascular diseases is well established, even though the ever-increasing demand for the use of this technique is not always justifiable. The "Appropriatezza ECO Milano" project was developed among hospitals in Milan (Italy) to foster a rational use of echocardiography. The(More)
Our patient is a 65-year-old woman presenting with bilateral pes cavus, pronounced distal muscle wasting, weakness and areflexia. Electrophysiological findings included diffuse unrecordable motor and sensory responses. While the CMT phenotype was evident, the lack of family history and the severe, but unspecific electrophysiological impairment, was a(More)
An anomalous mitral chord determining prolapse of the anterior leaflet and severe regurgitation (Figs. 1 and 2) was found in a 58-year-old woman with no history of endocarditis. This abnormality is extremely rare and its rarity can lead to a misdiagnosis. Valve repair was feasible and effective, which allowed us to avoid prosthetic replacement.(More)
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