Claudio Chirio

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The modern cardiovascular imaging era has seen the introduction in clinical practice of highly innovative and performing diagnostic features. The negative side of this outstanding evolution risks to be an under-assessment of well-established classical diagnostic techniques. Thereby, to support the actual relevance of a properly executed chest X-ray, this(More)
AIM In mitral stenosis (MS) patients with a poor symptom-echocardiography correlation, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) still does not have a confirmed utility and predictive value. Our aim is to evaluate usefulness of DSE in assessing 2 and 5 years clinical outcomes. METHODS Forty-four consecutive patients with known MS were submitted, between(More)
AIMS An antiarrhythmic effect of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been recognized in an animal model. The actual mechanism is still mainly unknown. An adrenergic output reduction has been advocated as the main mechanism, although a modulation effect on the arrhythmic substrate has not yet been investigated. We studied T-wave alternans (TWA) modifications(More)
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