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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that corrected QT dispersion (cQTD) provides a measure of repolarisation inhomogeneity; however, the existence of a relationship between cQTD and cardiac outcomes is controversial. OBJECTIVE To assess whether changes in cQTD following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) predict long-term survival. DESIGN Prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the time-behavior of changes in collateral circulation after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in chronic (>1 month) total occlusions (CTO), and assessed their relationship with myocardial ischemia. BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that the immediate reduction of collateral flow(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The Mediterranean diet has been recognised as having a protective role on the cardiovascular system due to its low lipid and high antioxidant content. Lipid profile and oxidant status represent two important risk factors related to endothelial dysfunction, even at early stages of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent syncope represents a debilitating disorder and quality of life deteriorates as a function of recurrence of symptoms. Although the administration of beta-blockers, vasoconstrictors, fludrocortisone, and serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be helpful in preventing episodes, many patients are intolerant of or respond poorly to these agents.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to determine whether the well tolerated serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine hydrochloride could prevent vasovagal syncope in patients resistant to or intolerant of previous traditional therapies. BACKGROUND Serotonergic mechanisms play a major role in the processes leading to neurocardiogenic vasovagal syncope,(More)
Head-up tilt test was introduced in clinical practice to assess vasovagal syncope and its use has further been extended to evaluate the efficacy of drug administration in these patients. Nevertheless, the effects of tilt test on vasovagal syncope have never been compared with those obtained by ethylephrine or propranolol administration. One hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess whether the well-tolerated serotonin re-uptake inhibitor paroxetine hydrochloride could prevent vasovagal syncope in young patients resistant to or intolerant of previous traditional therapies. BACKGROUND Serotonergic mechanisms may play a major role in the pathophysiology of neurocardiogenic syncope, and(More)
BACKGROUND QT dispersion (QTd) is the difference between the maximum and the minimum QT interval in the 12-lead ECG. There is currently no information on the relationship between QTd and creatine kinase (CK)-MB release in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS Among 118 patients undergoing successful PCI stenting, QTd and(More)
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