Elena De Vito

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to determine the associations of cold pressor test (CPT) cardiovascular reactivity with gestational age at birth and neonatal size in normotensive pregnant women. METHODS Seventy (70) healthy pregnant women were enrolled. The CPT consisted of introducing the patients' hands in cold water (4 degrees C) for 3(More)
The aim of the present study was to purify and identify a plasma protein fraction (PreR-Co) involved in renal prorenin activation and to explore its capacity to process plasma prorenin. PreR-Co was obtained from plasma as a single electrophoretic band by (NH(4))(2)SO(4) precipitation, Sephacryl S-200 HR gel filtration, anti-rat albumin immunoaffinity, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the plasma prorenin levels during the three trimesters of normal pregnancy, their prognostic value, and their correlation with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. DESIGN A prospective study in which plasma prorenin and renin levels were measured in 55 healthy pregnant women and 66 who developed gestational hypertension or(More)
TCT-144 Impact of Thrombus Aspiration in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention On Long-Term Outcome Edward Koifman, Hector M. Garcia-Garcia, Sarkis Kiramijyan, Smita Negi, Gilbert Tang, Toby Rogers, Sang Yeub Lee, Rebecca Torguson, Jiaxiang Gai, Nelson Bernardo, Robert Lager, Itshac Itsik Ben-dor, Rob Gallino, William Suddath, Lowell Satler, Ron(More)
The amount of renal prorenin in models of hypertension in rats was studied by using a novel enzyme (PreR-Co). Ten microgrames of PreR-Co promoted a complete conversion of inactive renin, and during the first 15-min incubation the reaction was under initial velocity conditions. The enzyme-substrate reaction obeyed Michaelis-Menten kinetics, with a Vmax of(More)
Intra-cardiac thrombi can be incidentally found in recurrent melanoma and need careful assessment. An 81-year-old woman, with a history of malignant nasopharyngeal melanoma, was evaluated by echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance due to the detection of undefined masses localized both in right atrium and ventricle during contrast-enhanced(More)
OBJECTIVES This study determined angiographic and clinical outcomes after everolimus-eluting stent (EES)-supported percutaneous coronary intervention for unprotected left main disease (ULMD) and high SYNTAX (SYNergy between PCI with TAXus and Cardiac Surgery) trial score (≥33). BACKGROUND The SYNTAX trial has shown the superiority of coronary surgery over(More)
Obiectives: Angiographic and clinical outcomes after crushing of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) for distal unprotected left main disease (ULMD). BACKGROUND Few data exist about crushing of EES for distal ULMD. METHODS From the Florence ULMD Percutaneous Coronary Interevention Registry consecutive patients with distal ULMD treated with EES were included(More)