Chiara Donnini

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PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate the long-term prognostic value of stress echocardiography (SE) in patients evaluated in emergency department (ED) and to determine SE parameters that best predicted outcome. METHODS Between June 2008 and July 2012, 626 patients with an episode of spontaneous chest pain underwent SE (exercise stress(More)
Several widely used scoring systems for septic patients have been validated in an ICU setting, and may not be appropriate for other settings like Emergency Departments (ED) or High-Dependency Units (HDU), where a relevant number of these patients are managed. The purpose of this study is to find reliable tools for prognostic assessment of septic patients(More)
In a group of septic patients, we assess the short-term prognostic value of LV systolic performance, evaluated through conventional left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV GLS). One hundred forty-seven patients with sepsis were recruited; LVEF by planimetry and peak GLS by 2D speckle tracking could be(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension and atrial fibrillation (AFib) frequently coexist in clinical practice. However, it is unclear whether this association per se or in combination with coronary artery disease (CAD) is a predictor of adverse outcomes. AIM The aim of this study is to recognize and treat CAD in patients with hypertension and AFib. METHODS Patients(More)
BACKGROUND The novel analysis of high-frequency QRS components (HFQRS-analysis) has been proposed in patients with chest pain (CP) and normal electrocardiography (ECG) referred for exercise tolerance test (ex-ECG). The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic value of ex-ECG with ex-HFQRS-analysis. METHODS Patients with CP and normal ECG, troponin,(More)
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