Elena Carapelle

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Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), is defined as a fully reversible acute deterioration of left-ventricular (LV) function, which is mainly found in women after an episode of emotional or physical stress (e.g. psychosocial stress, sepsis, surgery). The underlying mechanisms remain unclear. There is evidence suggesting a possible link between neurological(More)
: We report the case of early recurrence of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy in an elderly woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis triggered by different stressors. A first episode with typical apical ballooning was anticipated by an emotional stress; a second, characterized by systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve associated with mitral regurgitation and(More)
Recent experimental studies showed that inhibition of angiotensin II synthesis may reduce sympathetic activity as evaluated by plasma catecholamine assay, sharing in the antihypertensive effect of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Fifteen patients with essential hypertension were studied. Blood pressure and heart rate were evaluated both at(More)
PURPOSE to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) lacosamide (LCM) in the treatment of seizure clusters (SC) and status epilepticus (SE) in hospitalized adult patients. METHODS we prospectively analyzed treatment response, seizure outcome, and adverse effects of IV LCM in 38 patients with seizure emergencies (15 with SC, 23 with SE) during a(More)
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is an unexpected common neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency often due to alcohol abuse, but WE-not alcohol related is also frequent. A prolonged reduction of food intake can cause WE. This condition can arise in depression disorders, especially in the early stages of these psychiatric syndromes. WE is(More)
Among alcohols, methanol intoxication is the most frequently associated with cerebral toxicity, causing retinal damage and putaminal necrosis. This consequence is believed to be due to the transformation of methanol into formic acid. We describe the case of a patient who presented with acute impairment of consciousness and tetraparesis after she had been(More)