Demetrio Tallarico

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BACKGROUND Arrhythmic patterns and left ventricular geometric adaptations to pressure overload were investigated in 76 patients with untreated borderline-to-moderate sustained essential hypertension studied by 2-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography, 12-lead, Holter, and signal-averaged electrocardiography, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. (More)
We compared two bovine pericardium prostheses (Sorin Freedom versus Carpentier-Edwards Perimount) in patients with small aortic annulus, randomizing 80 patients affected by prevalent aortic stenosis and studying the residual gradient, the effective orifice area, the left ventricular mass regression and the ventricular function to evaluate the cost-benefit(More)
OBJECTIVES To reduce risks, discomfort, cost, and operative time for percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, we propose to perform this procedure under transesophageal echo-guidance using a 10 Fr. catheter introduced through nasal way (TEENW). BACKGROUND Transesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography is commonly used to guide percutaneous PFO(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma concentration of a platelet-derived protein, platelet factor 4 (PF4), before and after exercise in coronary artery disease. METHODS We enrolled 60 patients with documented ischemic heart disease. The subjects were divided into two groups: Group 1 patients with previous myocardial infarction (n =(More)
The ability of trimetazidine (2,3,4, trimethoxybenzylpiperazine dihydrochloride, TMZ) to protect the myocardium against anthracycline (ANT)-induced cardiotoxicity during chemotherapy has been evaluated in female patients with breast cancer. A clinical trial was conducted in 61 patients subdivided into three groups: group 1 (n = 15, G1 ) treated with(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the influence of known cardiovascular risk factors (cholesterol, blood glucose levels, arterial pressures, heart rate, and aging) on baroreflex sensitivity. DESIGN An observational epidemiological study. SETTING Geriatric Division at the Policlinico Umberto Primo, University of Rome La Sapienza. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred three(More)
Percutaneous device closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has become an effective and safe alternative to medical or surgery treatment. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), as commonly used to guide this procedure, has the limitation to require general anesthesia. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) with AcuNav probe was used to guide(More)
Paraprosthetic leaks are a postoperatively complication recurring with a frequency from 15 to 30%, and mostly in the mitral than in the aortic position. Transthoracic echocardiography can suspect prosthesis valve dysfunction, but for both diagnosis and evaluation of the paraprosthetic dysfunction severity, transesophageal study is required. In this report a(More)