Camelia Diana Ober

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Assessment of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft patency currently requires invasive investigation through coronary angiography. In the last years the successful application of noninvasive Doppler spectrum analysis has been reported for patency assessment of the LIMA graft after myocardial revascularization. Echocardiography is considered to be a(More)
OBJECTIVES In this prospective, randomized trial in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), loaded with 600 mg clopidogrel, we hypothesized that eptifibatide administered downstream of the coronary occlusion leads to a lower degree of microvascular obstruction compared with no(More)
UNLABELLED There is a lot of evidence that angina during the 24-48 h before a reperfused myocardial infarction improves the evolution of the patients. However, there are studies that failed to demonstrate this protective effect of preinfarction angina in an interventional reperfusion setting. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of preinfarction angina (PIA)(More)
The study was performed on 14 female patients aged between 54 and 83 years, presented for insertion of mandibular implants and diagnosed with systemic osteoporosis on DXA. Radiological examination showed no striking maxillar bone rarefactions or changes in the mandibular cortex form that allows the diagnosis of osteoporosis at the jaw. To obtain(More)
Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE) is a non-invasive and easy reproducible method to assess the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft patency after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). LIMA graft dysfunction is rare, its rate being 10% at 10 to 15 years after revascularization. The most common cause of graft dysfunction is the(More)
We read with interest the study of Eitel et al. (1) about the AIDA STEMI (Abciximab i.v. Versus i.c. in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) trial, regarding infarct size. The study shows an interesting result: Microvascular Obstruction (MO) and infarct size did not significantly differ between intravenous versus intracoronary administration of abciximab.(More)
"No reflow" phenomenon is a common complication with significant prognostic repercussions after reperfused acute myocardial infarction. Previous studies have shown the feasibility and prognostic significance of coronary microcirculation assessment by transthoracic Doppler of left anterior descending artery (LAD). The aim of the study was to evaluate the(More)
Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome is a rare clinical entity, which results from the atherosclerotic disease of the origin of the subclavian artery in patients in which the internal mammary artery was used as a conduit for coronary artery by-pass. This complication causes reversal of the flow in the internal mammary artery and the recurrence of myocardial(More)