Claudia Arlotta

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The association of ventricular arrhythmias and myocardial dysfunction could be considered an early step toward cardiomyopathy; therefore, we studied 28 patients in NYHA class I and II, characterized by complex ventricular arrhythmias (VA) on 24-h Holter monitoring and volumetric and/or contractile abnormalities on a standard two-dimensional echocardiogram(More)
The short- and long-term efficacy of oral encainide was studied in 14 patients with chronic high-frequency ventricular arrhythmias and in 14 patients with chronic frequent episodes of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT). Encainide efficacy was assessed during a dose-titration period and in a 36-month follow-up also studying the drug effects on(More)
The Italian Heart Transplant Project is a national program coordinated by the Health Ministry and involves eight cardiac surgery centers, two coordination centers for organ procurement, and one national registry. An intercenter network for the solution of logistic problems regarding organ procurement and assignment has been built up. Preintervention and(More)
The role of 24 hour Holter monitoring in the screening of patients complaining of palpitations is reviewed. The term "palpitations", although not always unequivocally used, implies the presence of an arrhythmia. The clinical-instrumental correlation of an intermittent symptom is made possible by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Answers to be(More)
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