Domenico Bonaduce

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Adult GH deficiency (GHD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality due to unfavorable lipid profile, hyperfibrinogenemia, and impairment of cardiac performance. This prospective controlled cohort study evaluated the effects of 12-month GH replacement on lipid profile, fibrinogen levels, cardiac mass by echocardiography, and(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate in a longitudinal study the effect of intensive training on cardiac autonomic control in athletes using 24-h heart rate variability analysis. METHODS Time and frequency domain measures of heart rate variability were calculated from 24-h Holter monitoring in 15 high level bicyclists (mean age 21 +/- 4 yr) after 1 month of(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the most severe complication of acromegaly accounting for the increased mortality of these patients. Recently, the slow-release form of octreotide (OCT; Sandostatin LAR, OCT-LAR), for im injection every 28 days, was reported to induce suppression of GH levels below 7.5 mU/L (2.5 microg/L) in 39-75% of patients, and normalization of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic heart failure have elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines; however, the mechanism for their increased expression and the site of their production are unknown. METHODS Twenty-two patients with heart failure, New York Heart Association functional class II to IV, underwent hemodynamic evaluation and echocardiographic(More)
BACKGROUND Heart period variability provides useful prognostic information on autonomic cardiac control, and a strong association has been demonstrated after myocardial infarction (MI) between cardiac mortality, sudden death, and reduced total power, ultralow-frequency (ULF) power, and very-low-frequency (VLF) power. Converting enzyme inhibitors are widely(More)
This study evaluated the effects of acute isotonic volume expansion on heart rate variability (HRV) in 10 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and in 10 age- and sex-matched normal volunteers. Echocardiographic left ventricular volumes and HRV measurements by continuous Holter recording were assessed at baseline, at 60 and 120 min during intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of death of patients with acromegaly. AIM To investigate whether young patients with a presumed short disease duration are more likely to reverse the acromegalic cardiomyopathy than older patients with longer disease duration. DESIGN An open prospective design. PATIENTS Ten young (aged < 40(More)
This study aimed to characterize sympathovagal balance by heart period power spectrum analysis in hypertensive patients with echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy. Twenty ambulatory patients (11 men and 9 women), aged 50 +/- 10 years, with established essential hypertension and echocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy, performed(More)
AIM The role of atenolol, a non-vasodilating beta-blocker drug, on long-term mortality in hypertensive older adults is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate long-term mortality in community-dwelling hypertensive older adults taking atenolol. METHODS Long-term mortality after 12-year follow up in isolated hypertensive older adults (n(More)
The role of coronary revascularization of dysfunctional myocardium with preserved thallium-201 uptake in determining the prognosis in patients after myocardial infarction remains to be defined. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of successful revascularization on survival and left ventricular (LV) function in patients with previous myocardial(More)